The Order of Ja’el — Chapter Seven

Jeanelle Frontin
15 min readMar 27, 2022

A Weekly Sci-fi Fantasy Story Series

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“Lea-leagus!” Jada jumped from her chair. “I didn’t hear you come home. I would have prepared if I had known yo-you would be arriving this early.”

Leagus only smiled and waved her down. “Oh, I just came to collect some papers to return to headquarters. But I will be sure to make myself available tomorrow. Is this another luncheon?”

Jada nodded speechlessly.

“Great!” Leagus continued. “I will be able to handle some things in the morning before I meet you both back here by midday.” He looked at them both carefully, and then blurted, “Okay, let me head out. I won’t interrupt your chat any longer.”

With that, he smiled again, turned, and walked away, leaving them in stunned silence until they heard the front door close.

Millow looked up at Jada with tears in her eyes. “How much do you think he heard?”

The pit in Jada’s stomach climbed up her chest and into her throat. “Could be nothing… could be… everything…” Jada knew the latter was far more probable, and at the very least, Leagus’s suspicions would have been raised. However, his reaction was the complete opposite of what she’d expected. It only served to…



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