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Eight – 05

[This post is from Thomas Merlin Ambrose’s point of view.] I tugged on my boots.  Kailey crossed her arms, watching me, her expression suddenly suspicious. “What are you not telling me?” she asked. I shook my head quickly and regretted … Continue reading

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Eight – 04

[This post is from Thomas Merlin Ambrose’s point of view.] “Fine.” The word came as an exhaled breath. “Fine, dammit, fine. There are riders coming cross-country. I saw them from the orchard. They’re armed. They might be scouts, they might … Continue reading

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Eight – 03

[This post is from Thomas Merlin Ambrose’s point of view.] “Oh hell no.” Kailey crossed the room in two seconds flat and grabbed my arm before I could stop her—or warn her. Hell, someone should have warned me. The pain … Continue reading

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Eight – 02

[This post is from Thomas Merlin Ambrose’s point of view.] My heart started hammering faster, like it was trying to batter its way through my breastbone to reach open air. “Where? Why?” “Dad said to take you below where it’s … Continue reading

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Eight – 01

[This post is from Thomas Merlin Ambrose’s point of view.] Wake up, Lin. The covers and my mattress cocooned me. If I didn’t move, I didn’t hurt. If I didn’t move, I could stay comfortable. Everything would be fine. Wake … Continue reading

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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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Seven – 03

[This post is from Kailey Astoris’s point of view.] The sun slanted slowly lower in the sky as she perched there, though it was barely discernable—it wouldn’t be dark tonight until late, as usual for the summer. Still, she noticed … Continue reading

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Seven – 02

[This post is from Kailey’s point of view.] The book stayed unopened on her knees, though. Kailey tilted her head back to stare at the few snatches of sky she could see between leaves and fruit and branches, her gaze … Continue reading

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Seven – 01

[This post is from Kailey Astoris’s point of view.] Clutching a book against her chest, Kailey ducked through the gates and headed for the orchards beyond them. They still stood open, which meant either Lin was wrong about whatever decision … 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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