Lucas clenched his fists in an attempt to restrain his fury. "Who the hell are you and where's Alex!?"
Alex opened her mouth to speak but could only make out a hacking cough, the transformation having utterly exhausted the little energy within her.
Lyra laid a comforting hand on Alex's shoulder, "I'll explain it to them." She turned towards Lucas and Maria. "Well Lucas, both of those questions can be answered quite easily. Where is Alex and who is this girl? Alex is right here because he is this girl."
Lucas folded his arms across his chest. "What kind of joke is this? You expect me to believe that this chick is Alex? That's impossible, you said it yourself many times Lyra: you can't change someone at the genetic level, so please give me a straight answer."
"She has purple eyes." Maria broke in.
"So?" Lucas looked back at his believed deceased best friend's lover.
Maria met Lucas' gaze. "How many people do you know with purple eyes?"
"Only two: Alex and Akane, why?"
"I think Lyra is te