Aline was still kneeling beside Helen, holding her hand.
“Just in case we do die,” she said. “I know we just met, Helen, and you will probably think I’m crazy. I probably am crazy, but from the moment I saw you—”
“We’re not going to die,” Alec broke in. “I have to go find Magnus. Helen, how high can you jump?”
“Alec!” Aline almost screamed. “It is rude to interrupt!”