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Thirty-three – 05

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] We lay there in silence, the two of us with baby Lin nestled against Thom’s chest. It was if Thom sensed that if he pressed me, nothing good would come of it, … Continue reading

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Thirty-three – 04

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] “But you don’t want to ask him.” I winced at the certainty in Thom’s voice—in part because he was right, but mostly because I wished he hadn’t realized he was right. He … Continue reading

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Thirty-two – 05

[This post is from Thom’s point of view.] He’d been dreaming of war a lot lately, though, seeing visions of war, past and possible future. He wasn’t exactly keen on trying to fathom the reasons why—Thom was half convinced that … Continue reading

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Thirty-two – 04

[This post is from Thom’s point of view.] For a few moments, he lay there, staring at the ceiling and listening to his son breathing, the rhythmic sound of the infant sleeping far more soothing and comforting than he ever … Continue reading

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Thirty-two – 03

[This post is from Thom’s point of view.] His son was crying. That was the sound that jarred Thom awake from the dream that was more memory. He took one breath, then another, reorienting himself. In the basket next to … Continue reading

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Thirty-two – 02

[This post is from Thom’s point of view] The words haunted him, even days later. Brighíd had noticed but not asked, a mercy for which he was silently grateful. He had no desire to tell her what her brother had … Continue reading

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Thirty-two – 01

[This post is from Thom’s point of view.] Waves crashed against the shore, the salt spray caught on the wind, carried higher, up to the edge of the cliff where he stood watching, listening. Waiting. They would be here sooner … Continue reading

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Thirty-one – 05

[This post is from Seamus’s point of view.] “Though I would hope that you would answer my question,” Anselm said, still staring straight ahead. “The one you seem to think you so neatly sidestepped.” Seamus’s jaw tightened slightly. “What question … Continue reading

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Thirty-one – 04

[This post is from Seamus’s point of view.] “With who?” Anselm asked after a few seconds of silence—seconds that felt like they went on forever. Seamus didn’t look at him. “Does it matter?” Seamus asked quietly. “It might,” Anselm said. … Continue reading

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Thirty-one – 03

[This post is from Seamus’s point of view.] A cheer went up among a circle of men and women of the Wild Hunt as a sparring match ended. Seamus kept to the edge of their section of the camp, watching, … Continue reading

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