I watched him as he sat on the Hotel bed eating and watching television. This was a disaster and I didn't have to be Ben to see that.
"Why'd you tell him he could go with us?", Ben was not happy.
This seemed to be something constant with me. Going to the wrong person for help and getting everyone in more trouble. First it was Saba, and now Will.
"It was payment. I told him he could go with us if he did me a favor."
Nick looked at me, "What favor?"
"Nick, right?", Will suddenly spoke, "She wanted me to look you up. Dig in to your past to figure out how dangerous you are."
I suddenly wished I'd found a reporter with a bit more tact, or at least some restraint. I felt everyone's eyes on me as I sat there.
I was about to try to explain when Will spoke again, "Fact is, she's right. You are a very dangerous man, Nick. Seventeen years ago you decimated an entire village of 100 people, and based on the eye-witness accounts, it only took you 13 minutes to do it. On top of that, you were committed in an old folks home at the same time this happened. You also were reported dead a few weeks ago."
Ben glanced at Nick and then me, "How is this possible?"
"Oh that's easy.", Will shut off the television and pointed at Nick, "He is a fake, a sham, a liar, and judging by his lack of skill in covering it up he's also a noob."
Nick put his hand in front of him, "Whoa now, just hold on a secon-"
"Now I don't know why he would use the alias of an obviously dangerous man, maybe he's just dumb, but I couldn't find any record of him except for footage of him walking out of the home that the real Nick Brown had been admitted to."
Nick sounded exasperated, "I woke up there. I-"
"See, she was right to call me and have me check up on him. If she hadn't, he'd have been still learning all there was to learn about all of your secrets."
Ben frowned at Will, "Just like what you're going to be doing."
"At least I'm honest about it. Tell me, has Nick done anything that sticks out, something so glaringly wrong that it's the first thing that you think of when you talk to him?"
I watched Ben's face and knew he was thinking about the man that had been murdered on the plane. Nick had just burned him to a crisp, with out even flinching. We should have at least attempted to rid him of the possession.
"Fine, seeing as there are many secrets going on between the three of you, all of you will stay here while Carl and I examine this case."
"That wasn't the deal."
"Your deal was with her, and she's staying here."
I should have told Ben my suspicions before I acted on them. Now I'm going to be stuck in the Hotel room with an angry warlock, and an annoying reporter.
Tomorrow was going to be interesting.