Adam looked Mr. Njoku directly in the eye. “I am not coming with you. I am staying here, in my home. Leave now.”
Njoku turned to the other Beekeepers. They gathered together and spoke in hushed tones.
Adam took the moment to check on his team. “Is everyone okay?”
Gladys gave a thumbs up. Snakes reformed into their semi-humanoid mass within their coat. The others nodded.
“I don’t think Beekeepers are as tough as they used to be,” Dante said, cracking his knuckles.
“They are,” Adam said. “But your ferocity exceeds any level of toughness.”
They could hear sirens approaching.