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Four – 01

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] Matt paused in his pacing, staring into the embers. Almost unconsciously, he reached for the bellows, barely stopping himself from stoking the fire. “You have that look,” Phelan said quietly. “What look … Continue reading

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Three – 07

[This post is from Kailey Astoris’s point of view.] She lingered after Jacqueline had gone, sitting at the foot of Lin’s bed as he curled beneath the covers, staring at the closed curtains across the room. Once Jacqueline had enlisted … Continue reading

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Three – 06

[This post is from Kailey Astoris’s point of view.] The urge to demand that she make it uncomplicated was building, so hard and so quickly that Kailey had trouble tamping it down. She took a quick, steadying breath followed by … Continue reading

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Three – 05

[This post is from Kailey Astoris’s point of view.] “It shouldn’t have happened,” Lin said, lips barely moving. He stared out the window again but there was something about the look on his face that told Kailey that he wasn’t … Continue reading

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Three – 04

[This post is from Kailey Astoris’s point of view.] “Now isn’t a good—” Jacqueline glanced back over her shoulder to see who’d opened the door and Kailey swallowed hard, almost retreating. She swallowed once, then again, meeting first Jacqueline’s eyes … Continue reading

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Three – 03

[This post is from Kailey Astoris’s point of view.] She slowed down as she got closer to Lin’s cottage, her heart beating hard against her breast, throat burning. What if it’s not nothing? What do I do then? She couldn’t … Continue reading

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Three – 02

[This post is from Kailey Astoris’s point of view.] She didn’t break into a jog until they’d cleared the orchard and the Valley’s inner wall, the old wall that her father and uncles had built before she was born. Her … Continue reading

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Three – 01

[This post is from Kailey Astoris’s point of view.] “Kay. Hey, Kay.” Kailey Astoris tried her damnedest to ignore her younger brother’s hissed call. Whatever mischief Finn had gotten into was something she didn’t want any part of—she’d gotten into … Continue reading

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Two – 04

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] “What is it?” Matt was watching his face and Phelan had long known his friend to be far more perceptive than he ever truly let on. There was a thread of concern … Continue reading

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Two – 03

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] I was probably more harsh than I needed to be, Phelan reflected as he climbed the hill, the forge growing closer with each step. Sunshine slanted down through the trees that had … Continue reading

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