Gus’s eyes widened when I reappeared in the hallway in front of him. “Whoa, that was fast,” he said. “You were only gone a minute. How’d you get away?”
“No thanks to you,” I said sharply. “What were you doing, standing here until I came back?”
He shrugged. “Pretty much, yeah. There wasn’t a hell of a lot else I could do.”
“You could have called me, tried to figure out where I was,” I suggested. I don’t know why I was so angry at him when it didn’t appear that he had anything to do with my brief kidnapping.
“I don’t have a phone,” he said sheepishly. “Your predecessor didn’t give me one.”
“He didn’t give his chief of staff a phone?”
“To be more accurate, he revoked my phone privileges because I kept sexting this cute little blue demon who worked in the Development Department,” Gus admitted.
“Sexting,” I said incredulously. “In…Hell?”
He shrugged. “I’ve been dead a long time,” he said simply. “I don’t get laid much.”
I blinked. “Okay. Your phone privileges are reinstated. I need to be able to call my sidekick if I get into more trouble.”
Gus grinned. “You didn’t tell me how you got away,” he said.
“Kivra showed up,” I said. “She made some kind of a threat against this Azraal guy and they had a little staring contest before he gave up and left.”
“Kivra saved you?”
“Yeah, I was pretty surprised,” I admitted. “Didn’t see that coming.”