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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-three – 03

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] “Whoa, whoa.” Thom pressed his cheek against my hair. “Hey, slow down. What the hell do you have to be sorry for? How is that your fault?” “Because she’s looking for me, … Continue reading

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Thirty-three – 02

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] “Marin.” Thom squeezed a little harder and it snapped me back. I sucked in a sharp breath, tears stinging behind closed lids. “Marin, talk to me.” “She can’t know where we are,” … Continue reading

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Thirty-three – 01

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] The bottom dropped out of my stomach, a sudden chill seizing me in an iron grip. “Thom,” I said quietly, struggling to keep my voice steady as I asked the question again, … 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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Twenty-nine – 04

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] True to his word, Matt wrapped up what he was doing, though not nearly as quickly as he would have liked. It was twenty minutes before he’d banked the fire and put … Continue reading

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Twenty-seven – 03

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] Once he was gone and long out of sight, I secured the gate again but lingered near it, trying to sort through the maelstrom of emotions his departure caused. Cariocecus had almost … Continue reading

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