Boss, I was gonna ask if you needed an XO while Sasha is out, Toni ventured.
Pick one of the spots Sasha identified.
Sasha thought of everything before he left.
He was accompanied by Dustin and two other men, one she knew as Sasha, a man who'd struck her with his devotedness to his family, and Levi, a man who'd been present in many of his pre-Schism memories.
"Sasha, Levi, this is Ikira Sofia," he said.
"An honor, ikira," Sasha said with a bow.
Sasha and Levi are two of my most trusted advisors.
Sasha manages the operations for Dusty out of Miami and Levi for Jule in Europe, Damian explained.
"That we knew," Sasha said with a firm nod.
Sasha, one of my sons hurt her.
Darkyn cracked down on him, and Sasha hurt his daughter.
Sasha had a side that was far more depraved than that of any of Wynn's other sons.
You undo what Sasha did.
"Sasha did many things to her, the finality of which was kill her," Darkyn said.
He went after Sasha when Sasha hurt his daughter and didn't stop raiding the Immortals until Sasha was dead.
It had been where Wynn, the father of all the Immortals on the Council, had lain for hundreds of years before being dragged out by Sasha, the son who betrayed them all to Darkyn.
"No. He kept me in Hell to undo what Sasha did," Wynn answered.
No. Sasha defected to the Dark One then killed Andre and was himself killed by a traitor.
Rhyn was being given a second chance, and Gabriel hoped he killed Sasha before the sands in the hourglass were gone.
Sasha had an affinity for collecting the worst of the worst -- creatures whose intentions toward humans and immortals alike were as far from the Immortal Code as could be.
The Council That Was Seven would survive without the three of them: Sasha, who'd sold out long ago; Kris, who needed to die; and him, whom Andre'd kill as soon as he killed Kris.
Restless, he rose and paced again, wondering why Sasha needed an ancient healer in his zoo, a place where creatures came to suffer.
Sasha wants her as much as Toby.
Sasha wants a human?
Neither Kris nor Sasha was capable of mercy or empathy.
One, Sasha probably knows about her by now.
Even Sasha, who'd betrayed them all to serve the Dark One, still sought out his brother's counsel.
"She's a spy for Sasha," Erik said.
He'd long since suspected one of them was working with Sasha, but it wasn't him.
Their turf wars and battle against the Dark One --and now Sasha --had stirred up some of the bloodiest wars in mankind's history.
"Looks like the shape you left me in," Sasha said, "when you ditched me for dear Kris."
"He left you for someone," Sasha insisted, drawing near.
Jade knew he should've walked away the moment Sasha appeared.
Sasha was their enemy.
He faced Sasha, recalling the years they'd spent together.
There was nothing Sasha could ever say, nothing he could ever do in an hour.
But right now, Jade needed someone who understood him, as only Sasha always had.
Sasha himself, followed by two members of his guard of immortal badass creatures, delivered the new, bloodied tenant to the cell across the hall.
Sasha left without even a smartass remark, and Rhyn rose, gazing with interest across the hall.
He paced again, wondering why Sasha would put a human in his zoo, unless this was the worst human in the world.
"My lord, Sasha, I have brought the human," her robed escort said in a monotone voice.
She turned as the man called Sasha lifted one of her curls from her shoulder.
"Like a doll," Sasha said, admiring her.
"I told you, Sasha," a familiar voice said.
"And you were right," Sasha replied.
Sasha turned to him with a smile, and Jade's gaze softened.
"Verifying your identity," Sasha said with a polite smile.
She looked up at Sasha, her heart hammering under his hungry look.
He didn't know if Sasha would recognize her for what she was, or if only the immortal meant to mate with her would see.
What would Sasha want with her?
Sasha's servants wouldn't get within a foot of Rhyn; instead, they shaped the magic of Sasha's realm around him and gave him only one direction to go, that which Sasha wanted.
Today, however, he was more interested in seeing Sasha and hearing about the human than amusing the zoo creatures.
Sasha was waiting for him in his study, sitting beside a fireplace that burned with black flames.
Look at Sasha! she said.