“When we leave the tunnel, be silent. Say nothing and let me speak, lest you offend the wrong person and I am forced to take you back or kill you.” There is no emotion in his words. He is speaking fact and nothing more. “I don’t wish to kill you, but I will not hesitate to do so if I am ordered.”
“I understand,” I say.
“Good. We will get you out of here and I will help you how I can, but it will not be an easy thing.” My rescuer stops and I almost run into him. “And for Heaven’s sake, don’t try to use your power. Play human or all of the talk in the world will not save either of us.”