Sevi was silent for a long time. “I hope you’re good,” she said at last.
“Sure,” Aleisha responded.
Sevi looked at her. “I don’t believe you. You haven’t the experience to be worth shit. When I walked in there, I terrified you, you looked like a frightened mouse.”
“I wasn’t expecting you, that’s all.”
“And that goes against you. From here on in, Aleisha, the rules are simple. Don’t lie. Ever. Don’t exaggerate your skills, don’t fake anything, or you’ll fucking answer to me.”
Excerpt from The Khekarian Threat, Book One in the Khekarian series.