From the author: In an effort to limit rumors and get their story out on their own terms, Brigitte and Hēi Māo seek out a local reporter to interview them. Of course, it doesn't quite go to plan.
Hēi Māo felt Brigitte's nervousness through their bond. It surprised him that she could face his father without showing a hint of jitters, but this interview, with a family friend, had her all worked up. You're going to do great, he told her, wanting to reassure her as she'd done for him at times.
She nodded her acknowledgment, but didn't respond as she hung her coat where the studio coordinator directed them. The woman was gushing about how exciting it was to get the exclusive first...