“I hate that thing,” he grumbled.
Obsi laughed. “It’s Dally’s greatest creation. She wants everyone to use it.”
Timur snorted. “Well hopefully I won’t have to use it after today any time soon.” He motioned to the chair to his left, and Obsi nodded. As he sat he said, “So, how is the base coming?”
“Very well, I think,” Obsi replied, trying not to sound unsure. “Most towers are capped at the moment.”
“Good,” Timur nodded. “And your dragons?”
“All expert except Kinnara, Lakrian and Dactyl. The latter two will be expert very soon. I need a bigger storage facility to feed Kinnara, and I need a better builder hut for that…”
“The never-ending cycle,” Timur replied thoughtfully. He rose slowly and stood very close to Obsi as he looked down at her base. “Nice work,” he said. “Very strong…I bet Dally will be pleased.”
Obsi looked up at him thoughtfully. “I hope so.”
Timur backed away toward the portal. “Well, I best be getting back to report to her. She’s impatient these days.”
“Not enough to do?” she asked mockingly.
“Too much to do, and not enough resources is more like it.” Timur nodded and bowed slightly before thrusting himself through the portal. As it slowly closed she heard him mutter, “I really hate this thing.”