The ground rippled under the feet of the combatants like a shaken carpet, and Kristen nearly tripped when she landed. It quaked again with every step Aleks English took, hands clenched into fists and held out in front of his waist. Christine Marie drifted aimlessly behind him, watching with slightly wide eyes.
You know, I get paid an obscene amount of money to beat the ###### out of high schoolers. Even if you came with me to the bank and watched me cash my paychecks, you wouldn't believe how much I get paid to beat the ###### out of high schoolers." Aleks' mouth pursed, and he took a deep breath through gritted teeth while he looked around at the courtyard. "And this month, I'm going to have to use all of it to reimburse the plant girl."