Lorr, a bit out of breath, smiled as best as he could manage. "You make... too many assumptions, Malik."
Lorr held his hand up suggesting he was gathering his breath for a moment. Then Lorr sat and gestured toward the fires on the horizon.
"Even now, the Senate has proven it is our enemy. It proves to be a greater Enemy than the Winters of Shanri's Wrath... You see my actions and assume that I wish to become the puppet or the hand of the Senate, but all I wanted was access to certain information."
Lorr clutches his cane for a moment and offers, "I will tell you everything I know, if you will let me live. You are right to think you can hide from the Senate, and even now, the House Falcon is retiring from Shanri's worldly affairs, and I am to follow them as well. I have not the ambitions of my youth, Malik. I simply want to bring down this Great Enemy that lies in the wake of the Empress. This Senate has not rescinded the powers the Empress once held, and bringing down the power players in this whole situation is my ultimate goal. If you kill me, you might as well work for these traitors, traitors to all of us Blooded!"
"Sparrow, I'll call you back. I've just gutted a man with a shard of wood and I need to make sure he's dead... I think you're right, Sparrow. I am a bad, bad man..."
~~Dr. Xander Crowe, WORMWOOD.