Awww the fluff! I think my teeth has been fallen off. I like how they stuck up for each other against Evfra. Of course Evfra would be impressed someone showing a backbone. their bond is strengthening is both intriguing and heartening. Emma could use the acceptance that Jaal and the rest of the Tempest crew is showing her. And Jaal is a naughty boy, what with the deliberately distracting her. Lol. Great chapter!
Jaal is a troll sometimes. I'm laying on the fluff now because hoo boy are things gonna be angsty in a few chapters. I love their bond, but it's not always going to be a good thing. Thank you for the comments!! <3