I spoke, and Inquisitor listened. I never spoke to him like that before, in anger... in command. I told him I was keeping Melissa with me in no uncertain terms. I made Jet give testimony as to how she was when he helped me carry her to my room.
And I told him to get rid of the darkling, or I would call Father and tell him of the two Chosen it killed and the third Initiate we almost lost because of Inquisitor's pride.
When I was done, he turned and walked away without a word. Maybe if almost everyone hadn't been gathered in the hall, morbidly curious or as witnesses, he might have attacked me or taken the girl. But I knew I was right and he knew it, and even if something happens to me, all of our siblings knew it too. Word will reach Father about what happened here. Rumors spread.
Inquisitor will be punished for his pride, even if I do not speak against him. Hopefully he will do something about his former brother and his punishment will be reduced. Inquisitor has his faults, but he has done good work as well.