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Seven – 04

[This post is from Kailey’s point of view.] Breath burned in her lungs as her strides ate up the distance between the orchard and the gates, gates that still stood open despite everything they’d been through over the years—a side … Continue reading

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Six – 05

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] “We all do,” Neve said after the silence that followed, silence that was so loud that it felt deafening. She crossed her arms, her brows knitting. “But they left us enough to … Continue reading

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Six – 04

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] J.T.’s brows knit as he stared at Phelan, leaning a little more heavily on the cane in his hand. Despite the moratorium on violence, the years hadn’t always gone smoothly for him. … Continue reading

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Six – 03

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] Phelan watched the others’ faces while Matt recounted what he’d heard from Gilad, the news of what the Hunt’s scouts had seen and encountered on their patrol. The word that a detachment … Continue reading

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Six – 02

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] They crested the hill and walked past the forge, spotting the others after a few seconds more. Phelan couldn’t see anyone missing from their informal council, not that he’d expected anyone to … Continue reading

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Four – 07

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] “Are we interrupting some kind of moment?” J.T. asked as he limped up the hill. “Because if we are, we can give you a few more minutes.” Hecate choked on a laugh … Continue reading

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Four – 06

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] Matt looked away, staring off into the trees for a few seconds. He took one breath, then another, exhaling slowly. “Are you going to tell me?” Hecate asked softly. “The whole story? … Continue reading

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Four – 05

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] “You all right?” He startled at the sound of his wife’s voice, trying to muster a smile as he turned. The look on Hecate’s face as she peered up at him told … Continue reading

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Four – 04

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] Matt wandered down the hill behind the forge once Phelan had gone to get the others for what was sure to be a series of long and difficult conversations. The buildings that … Continue reading

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Four – 03

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] “Well, there is that,” Phelan said, closing his eyes and leaning back against the wall. “Of course, we prepare for everything as usual and hope that we don’t need to actually use … Continue reading

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