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Twenty-seven – 05

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] “It will certainly give us an element of surprise,” Phelan said, leading his horse into the lee of the trees. It wouldn’t be much protection from the rain and damp, but if … Continue reading

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Twenty-seven – 03

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] “Feels like old times, almost,” Thordin said, shifting in his saddle. “More or less loaded for bear, more or less information. The stakes are pretty much the same.” “Pretty much the same,” … Continue reading

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Twenty-seven – 02

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] Marin reached across the gap to squeeze his arm. Phelan met her gaze and forced a smile. She shook her head. “Don’t,” she said softly. “Don’t force it.” “Someone has to,” he … Continue reading

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Twenty-seven – 01

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] A steady, chilling rain came with the dawn. It found most of them on horseback, riding together toward their ultimate destination—an army camp miles away, peopled with individuals who would love to … Continue reading

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Twenty-six – 06

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] The murmur of voices reached them before they reached the pool of light that surrounded the cookfire. Matt’s heart grew a little heavier the closer he got, his stomach folding in on … Continue reading

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Twenty-six – 05

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] Matt shook his head. “I guess I thought it might be painful to talk about them.” “Sometimes it is. Doesn’t mean I don’t want to. They were some of the closest friends … Continue reading

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Twenty-six – 04

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] Phelan studied him for a few seconds, his brow furrowing slightly. They passed form the light of the torches nearer the wall and into the darkness between it and the tents, the … Continue reading

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Twenty-six – 03

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] They walked a dozen paces in silence before Matt glanced at Phelan. “I don’t think I’m as scared as I should be.” Phelan blinked, looking at him sidelong. “What do you mean?” … Continue reading

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Twenty-six – 02

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] “Don’t do it.” Matt flinched, glancing back toward the sound of Phelan’s voice. “Don’t do what?” “Whatever it is that you’re thinking about doing.” Phelan shoved his hands deep into his pockets … Continue reading

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Twenty-six – 01

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] Matt stood near the gate, staring out at nothing, trying to calm his racing heart. There was an ache in him that he just couldn’t shake, a raw wound that he couldn’t … Continue reading

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