Tag Archives: Marin Astoris

Thirty-seven – 08

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] There were more people clustered around the fire now than there had been when we’d left—when I’d left and Phelan had chased after me, as he always seemed to do when I … Continue reading

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Thirty-seven – 07

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] The first few drops of rain spattered against the dirt as Phelan and I headed back to the tents. Thunder rolled, growling like a creature warning that you were somehow about to … Continue reading

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Thirty-seven – 06

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] I choked on my protests and let Phelan hold me, his arms tight around me. He couldn’t be sure of that, could he? How could he know my visions wouldn’t come true? … Continue reading

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Thirty-seven – 05

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] “Mar,” Phelan started gently. I looked away, squeezing my eyes shut. He fell silent, then exhaled before he started again. “Come on. Talk to me.” “I can’t lose him,” I whispered, the … Continue reading

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Thirty-seven – 04

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] Phelan held his peace for so long I feared that he wasn’t going to say anything at all. Then, softly, gently: “What do you remember about her?” A weak, broken sound escaped … Continue reading

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Thirty-seven – 03

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] I hadn’t gone more than a dozen steps before Phelan was just there by my side, silent, but present. A lump built in my throat, one I struggled hard to ignore. He … Continue reading

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Thirty-seven – 02

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] “Mar.” Matt’s voice was gentle as his hand closed around my shoulder. When had he moved? I wasn’t sure. I shook my head, trying to forestall whatever he was about to say. … Continue reading

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Thirty-seven – 01

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] My stomach lurched and I swallowed back bile that rose unbidden in my throat. I couldn’t. I couldn’t lose it, not right now, not right this second. Keep your shit together, they … Continue reading

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Thirty-six – 09

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] Phelan exhaled through his teeth. That was incredibly helpful, thank you. He would have glared at the sky if he’d thought it would help. Instead, he stared at the fire, silent, jaw … Continue reading

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Thirty-six – 08

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] He could hear the last fading threads of conversation as he drew close to the fire, the last being Marin’s voice. “—I don’t know how many more times like that we’ll get.” … Continue reading

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