That text almost made Wallace pass out.
To: Serious Business
URGENT MESSAGE. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND QUIETLY.
Orzo is our guy, undoubtedly the Golden King. Will explain more later, in my dorm room, tonight. Until then, please act natural, and for those of you in the Maw, BE CAREFUL.
There in front of Wallace was the one who had put him through hell, the one who had almost killed Manafí, Victoria. Wallace wanted to lunge for him right then and there.
But no. He couldn’t. He had to smile. Pretend everything was okay. Keep Victoria from learning the news so the two could avoid whatever legal system this world had in place for Pokémon first degree murder on Pokémon.
Force stew down his throat, even though every bite made him almost gag. Smile, even though his body so desperately wanted to shiver. Everything had to be fine. Everything had to be fine.