Q: What is Volto's obsession with sang and why is he trying to help her ?
A: Volto told the truth when he said he saw Sang limping around (after her ankle bone got bruised) and the bruises and so on. He knows of the Academy and her involvement. He also knows about the cameras in their houses. All of this lead to his investigation and his conclusion that the Academy is not a good place and Sang was the last person he wanted wrapped up in it. His obsession isn't so much anything else other than he doesn't think Sang would trust him saying this. He also doesn't want to expose his true identity to the Academy. So he took extra precautions. Thus why we have Volto. He's trying to help her because he's too nice for his own good.
Q: How did Volto get not only Mr. Blackbourne's car, but the his keys too?
A: Volto had access to Victor's house. The boys have all of each other's keys. All he had to do was wait for Mr. Blackbourne to leave it in a parking lot somewhere.
Q: Who's house did they break into ? And are the pictures on the camera going to be important ?
A: You have to wait for this one. The answers are in Thief. There's a timeline overlap. You'll see.
Q: Ok I like all these questions but my big one that I think CL can actually answer..... Were Mr Blackbourne and North naked?
A: They are if you think they are. They aren't if you think they are.
Q: What was Victor thinking when he saw Sang in the bathroom naked thought it would be in the a report?
A: He was panicked that she was passed out. A little too wrapped up that something happened to her. After their terrible night the night before, and after the nightmare, this was just full out panic. When he thought about it later, he couldn't even remember the details other than her closed eyes and the terror in her face when she woke up. By then, he'd had her wrapped in a towel and she was wrapped up the entire time after. So in honesty, Kota's still got the 'full monty' view of her over everyone else. Technically he saw it, but too panicked to really even stop and think. (Unlike Kota, who hadn't been expecting her and she surprised the crapola out of him. )
Q: Do the guys notice each other's affection for Sang? Do they recognize it as romantic or friendly? And are they even the tiniest bit jealous?
A: You can usually tell who is on the romantic side because they try staring her down for a kiss. Or will kiss her hand or do that finger/mouth kiss thing. In a small way, everyone who is starting to see her in that romantic way (a lot were denying it, some are still) will start saying really sweet stuff, try to get her to do more than just hold hands and hug. The guys haven't noticed these romantic things because they tend to do it when they've got her alone.
And they don't care if she's holding hands with the others or hugging them.
Q: Does Marc know who Sang is or does he really think she's in the academy?
A: Marc was high as a kite and hardly remembers what happened in there. He fully trusted Dr. Green and assumed Sang was in the Academy. It's an Academy hospital so he had no reason to think otherwise.
Q: What were the boys thinking when Luke and sang came back and she kissed him on the cheek?
A: Luke was on cloud nine, should have kept her out longer, wanted to do that again, thought it was all worth it for that. The others were angry with him for taking him out while Volto was out there. Kota was pea green jealous and so scared out of his noggin for her. The others were jealous a bit, but I mean to them it was a kiss on the cheek. Like you do for your mom or whatever. But they were SO FREAKING HAPPY she did it because it showed them she could and would when she wanted to and they couldn't wait to get her alone again. Some were, others were like, "she'll never do that to me". And you know, flipping out because Volto and stuff.
Q: What were Kota and North doing when Sang had the nightmare and rang them?
A: They were watching someone they thought was involved in the bomb threat but it was a dead end. Basically watching some dude's house and he the guy slipped out to go meet up with his girlfriend. So nothing really exciting but they had to get going.
Q: Why was Gabe so emotional after he beat the crap out of Greg?
A: Greg could have killed Sang. And by golly, Gabriel wasn't going to let anything happy to that girl. He's lost enough family.
Q: How did victor know she was passed out in the shower?
A: He'd opened the door to ask her something about clothes since she didn't really have spares there. He was saying something about wearing one of their shirts. He called to her, she never answered. He called louder, she didn't respond. So he checked really quick, not trying to be a pervert but because it was kind of spooky and then there you go. Scene.
Q: Did Hendricks really have cameras in his office?? (Not from the academy). What is his purpose with Sang? It seems he never is satisfied with the info she feeds him.
A: Hendricks is smarter than he looks. Prior military experience. There's cameras, but like most cameras these days, he only checks them if he thinks something fishy is going on in his office. (Who has time to review tapes all day?) So far he hasn't caught Sang doing anything. Karen saw someone fixing it one day (the lens on the camera had some condensation) and so she's paranoid. His purpose with Sang is to wait for her to slip up and tell him something. He also wants to keep Mr. Blackbourne paranoid.
Q: What was Sean's answer to the lady in the hospital when she told him Sang was a lucky lady and to treat her right?
A: "Always have, always will. Now shush and get some sleep. And no more chainsaws on the ladder. Call someone next time." Not that she'd listen.
Q: Could we deduce who Volto is based on the info already given to us in the five books?
A: *transmission error;voltointerception*
Q: Do the guys know Wil ?
A: Offhand. They've seen him around.
Q: Is Volto a good guy or bad guy or just smoke and mirrors?
A: What do you think?
Q: My big question is why didn't the taser work on Sang?
A: Muriel was waving it around in the dark. She caught Sang in the arm I think, which is not the best place to hit someone with a taser. Sang felt the jolt, but it wasn't full force. And then Sang managed to knock it out of her hand so it was useless then.
Q: Hendricks didn't catch Sang copying the papers in his office that she gave to Owen?
A: No. That time nothing was missing. She took photos and did all that other stuff. Like if she had taken the paper that she was tempted to do, he would have noticed and checked. Though she'll need to be careful later. Now that she knows about his cameras, she'll want to be even more careful and not do that kind of thing.
Q: Are we going to learn who Volto is in Thief (I don't know how but it could be) or will we have to wait for book 6 ?
A: Volto is a long term character. Expect many episodes. It's like Q from Star Trek. He's not in book six, but he'll be back later on.
Q: I have no clue whether Volto is good or bad I'm leaning to good but misguided or Misinformed I have to say his speech made me think for a moment before I slapped myself
A: Believing in the boys and believing in the Academy can be two different things. The way Volto presents things might make people question what Sang is really getting in to. And the boys are still young, so is it a cult trying to take them over? Are they really as nice as you think? Volto's there to stir that up.
Q: When is book 6 due?
A: Late May, Early June. Trying to give myself time to write a few books ahead of myself. Thief took a lot of time to figure out.
Q: What did North and Owen think about the pictures of Sang when she was naked in Nathans shower? She was a bit embarrassed about them, butt what went through their heads or did they think nothing of it?
A: North was already seeing red because of Sang looking petrified. There was only a small handful of her naked and the rest was in her underwear, getting dressed, bad angles, etc. But she saw some that were her naked. North saw them but was flipping through pretty quickly. But what was catching him was that the angle of that camera, so when he was staring at it, he wasn't even looking at her. Mr. Blackbourne saw it, too, but at those odd angles. They both have copies tucked away now, but they're too angry to look at them. They were pictures taken when she's vulnerable and it felt pervy to look at them after when they figured out what was going on. Just like Victor when he saw the pictures on his car. (There's going to be an 'off stage' meeting later where they all vote to destroy them. Once they figured out how to secure their camera feeds, they wanted to get rid of the pictures for Sang's sake. There was no need to keep them.) Still, I can't say for sure, in the back of their minds, they're not sometimes day dreaming about her and occasionally can get a better picture of what she looks like naked. Because boys do that. And I do that too because I know what they look like naked.
Q: How was North able to sleep without his phone being on or cuddled up to Sang? She didn't say anything about him looking overly tired or being extra grumpy. I figured he would reach his breaking point not being able to check on her, sleep, and having her be in danger.
A: He did reach his breaking point after seeing the pictures. He just promised her he wouldn't lock her in a bubble a minute ago and then right after the pictures, he's locking her in a bubble, don't care what she thinks. He was annoyed not to be able to use his phone and he had to totally rely on the guys being with her to make sure she was breathing when she slept. He was holding his phone a lot (even if it wasn't on) out of habit. He did sleep the night she went out with Luke, although it was Kota who woke him up in a panic looking for her.
Q: My question is about Muriel. Did she specifically get the job at his house to get closer to him or did the attraction & obsession come with time while working there & how was Volto able to get to her & convince her he could get Victor for her.
A: Muriel was enthralled with Victor after working at one of those concert halls and spotting him on stage. She became obsessed with Victor, and in true obsessed girl style, she was collecting articles and photos of him in the newspaper. It was no accident that she ended up in the Morgan estate. She applied for jobs as a maid and specifically went to Mr. Morgan and asked. Mr. Morgan, being who he is and here's a younger girl practically volunteering to play maid, he submitted to her request. Muriel did her best, and she managed to weasel herself into being Victor's maid instead of a general house one. However, Victor was polite to her but he totally wasn't into her. But while Muriel seemed to think she was the 'only one' in Victor's life (because he didn't really date) then she was happy. When he started talking about "Sang", she became a little more nosey. When Sang actually showed up at the door, she was livid. But by then, Volto had already caught on to her and who she was and why she was there. Volto talked to her one day while she was out getting stuff and made promises he never intended to keep.
Q: Will Dr. Sean and Sang now share a bed when she stays at his condo since they shared one at the hospital ?
A: *goes to answer but Dr. Green stuffs hand in mouth* Mmrugoiua.
Q: What happened in the car with Silas... it was expected yet wasn't at the same time is silas struggling with his feelings?
A: Silas was doing the thing where he was trying to loosen her up (because she looked nervous) by getting her to laugh. When Silas rubbed up against Sang's "sweet spot" (one of several), it really surprised Sang and then the whole mood changed. So Silas did that thing he does where he gets || This close and just hovers and waits. He's not good at subtle. This is him trying to get so close that all she has to do is brush her lips against his and that counts, in his mind. He's technically breaking the rules because they're not supposed to intimidate her into kissing. But in his mind, this isn't breaking if he never actually does the first touch thing. Again, he's not good at just stepping around a subject. If he wanted to kiss her, he'd kiss her flat out. He's Greek. Greek's don't wait.
Q: Victor gotta keep her quiet then which means he will still have girls throwing themselves at him how will she cope with that now that she is aware of it and can go to his concerts ?
A: Poor Victor. All those girls flinging themselves at him. The only thing that does protect him is actually a thing he hates, which is that he's in proper society and the way girls throw themselves at guys in proper society has to be done in front of others. Luckily Victor doesn't attend a lot of social functions outside of those charity events and his concerts. He doesn't really make himself available. His mother actually intercepts a lot of those girls for him. But with Sang, he's totally not into any other girl now. He's polite but puts them in their place if they try anything. Sang's sort of having the same problem with guys at school, so while she will get jealous, she has to understand and trust Victor. She's sympathetic.
Q: Mr Blackbourne tells Dr Green everything but has he told him about the whole we have to all love her or loose her? Or is he waiting for Dr Green to fall in love?
A: Mr. Blackbourne and Dr. Green tell each other everything. Dr. Green is Mr. Blackbourne's backboard about this type of thing. If Mr. Blackbourne is being too strict or if Dr. Green is taking things too lightly, they tell each other.
Q: Have you put any hints or spoilers or good clues for us to guess at like you did about the new series ?
A: Ah. I mean there's lots of stuff that isn't dealt with in book five that gets pushed off to other books. Like Eric running away with a gun, and Mr. Hendricks and that ongoing investigation. I mean, just plotwise, it's all an ongoing thing.
Q: I was going to ask if Sang knew who Volto was, behind the mask, before this happened. Volto knows too much about Sangs life to be a random stranger.
A: There's a lot to Volto. Funny how he's involved with this team, as Mr. Blackbourne said, if he really wanted to infiltrate the Academy, there would have been easier targets to pick.
Q: I understand that Sangs phone was cloned from the old broken one in the drawer that's how all the boys got the photo text etc. however after the spa, victor bought her a new phone, with new sim and number, this never got returned to the house, how did Volto/Muriel continue to contact her?
A: Volto says I can't say. Too spoily.
Q: Was me Blackbourne going to confess he loves Sang or just that his on the road there before he got interrupted?
A: I will probably get this question forever now. But just so people know, he was planning to deflect the question anyway. Mr. Blackbourne's a hard case to feelings because he cuts it off.
Q: But what he told her at the concert was like a love confession, Owen style, no ?
A: Mr. Blackbourne knows how to woo. He's attempting to win her over for his team because he knows full and well that the Academy will pressure her to join another team and he wants to secure her to theirs.
Q: We will eventually find out who Volto is, right ? Or will he just disappear and keep everyone on edge ?
A: Volto will return off and on in later books. Book six and seven I think he's barely mentioned. I'm not sure about book eight, but somewhere down the road, we'll see him again.
Q: You keep saying he is Volto definitely a male ?
A: I say he, because Sang says he. Because of the way he is 'shaped' and the way he handles himself, she thinks he's a boy.
Q: Ok Sang / Silas in the car, and he says "I Didnt know".....? What did that mean? Didn't know he was getting her hot and bothered ?
A: Exactly. He was trying to get her to laugh and then he passed by that 'hot spot' and he didn't realize and didn't know how to react to it because it was kind of out of left field. She didn't know either. It's like you can touch your own back or whatever 100000 times but when that hot guy touches it, suddenly it's a hot spot. Silas at first thought she was trying to bite back laughter but then realized what he did. So it changed the mood. But notice how he was trying to take advantage of his new 'spot' on her when trying to get her to kiss him. SO GREEK.
Q: When Victor's dad walks in on them and Victor picks the phone up and says give me a reason ? To call who ? An why would the dad care who victor would call ? I mean he is the dad, who has the authority ?
A: Anyone in the Academy, usually Kota. But he'll call whoever he needs to. Victor's father is a problem. And his dad has faced off with the Academy and Kota before. That's why he backs off.
Q: Does that mean mr B is hiding his feelings behind the fact they need her on the team sort of ill accept her - I'm taking one for team type thing
A: That's what he thinks for now. He so thinks he can control feelings. That's why he was sure he could 'win' this game of 'it's impossible, your team is too big/too young to bring in a single bird like this'. Mr. Blackbourne took it as a challenge.