Rowan '07: INK

Ezra knows. Ink is an inanimate object composed of simple primary colors; nothing life altering.

Until injected under the skin, Nathan argues. Buck, Chris and JD do the smile/smirk/nod thing.

In the host, ink takes on a life of its own, Josiah's sure.

Vin looks at him, feral, a dare.

Ezra agrees; joins the game, if only to prove them wrong. Watching almost jealously as they subject themselves to it, eyes flashing at each other, with grunts and growls.

They turn to him as the needle slips under his skin. In that instance, Ezra gets it. Nostrils flaring, he bonds.