Chapter Thirty-Six – Show a Little Respect
The mess hall is quiet when they get there. It’s in between meals and obvious word’s already traveled. People are in shock and scared. It’s a vivid reminder of why they’re in here. The tension in the room would need a chainsaw to get through it.
Bellamy finds Harper and Monty sitting at a table drinking tea. More like staring into their steaming mugs. He sets Heaven across from them and digs her uneaten apples from his pocket. She immediately gets to feeding Bae. Nobody says anything for a long time.
“Is it as bad as they’re saying?” Harper finally asks.
Bellamy rubs his face. “Seven dead. They were still working on Jaha when I left. It doesn’t look good, though.”
Harper huffs. “Good. If anyone deserves to die, it’s that asshole.”
Monty slams his hand onto the table, getting the attention of just about everyone in the room. “Show a little respect,” he growls. There’s a twinge of danger in his voice Bellamy’s never heard before. “He nearly died fixing the station for you. Risking his life so you can have lights. Not all of them were so lucky.” Read more…