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Forty-two – 04

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] “Phelan.” Marin’s voice was low but urgent. His gaze slid toward her for the space of a heartbeat, long enough to see her widened eyes and the blood draining from her face. … Continue reading

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Forty-two – 03

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] It began as a series of pops, soft and seemingly distant.  The hairs on Phelan’s arms and the back of his neck stirred and he swallowed the bile that suddenly rose in … Continue reading

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Forty-two – 02

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] Matt squeezed his eyes shut, reaching in.  Steady.  She’s not going to leave you.  This is the chance you both waited for and it will not be squandered, not after all this … Continue reading

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Forty-two – 01

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] Hecate’s hand went limp in his and Matt’s gaze jerked from the sky to her face.  His throat constricted, air choked off by sudden panic.  He realized a split second too late … Continue reading

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Forty-one – 06

[This post is from Hecate’s point of view.] Matt’s gaze darted upward, toward the invisible curve of his sister’s wards, eyes moving as he sought their shadows against the stormclouds.  When his breath hitched for a second, she knew he’d … Continue reading

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Forty-one – 05

[This post is from Hecate’s point of view.] Breath burned in her chest and throat as she flung herself through the rain toward the wall, casting glances up toward the sky, tracking what she’d seen.  Bile slicked the back of … Continue reading

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Forty – 06

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] The sound of drums became a throb, growing louder in a vain effort to drown out the screams of the dead and dying. His head pulsed with the beat of those drums … Continue reading

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Forty – 05

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] The rumble came quietly at first, a faint sound, lost beneath the thunder and the lightning and the screams. Matt felt it before he heard it, felt it because it was his … Continue reading

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Forty – 04

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] He stared at her for a few seconds, struggling to process what she’d just said. How had she known? Even he wasn’t sure what he was doing. Matt swallowed hard, laying his … Continue reading

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Forty – 03

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] Bowstrings sang, punctuated by the reports of rifles, the latter sound echoing as the former faded into the storm. They sailed over the field, the dark shafts lost against the stormclouds, fletchings … Continue reading

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