Chapter Thirty-six – A Significant Birthday

28 June “Nihilan, wake up.” Naelen opened his eyes and found Lanara smiling at him, holding a plate of freshly baked muffins. “Those are all for me?” he asked, wiping his sleepiness away. “Picked the huckleberries myself this morning.” After handing him the plate she kissed the top of his head and sifted her fingers…

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Chapter Thirty-five – So Flows the River

In the late evening, Damien opened his eyes almost as stubbornly as he had shut them. His body jolted him upright, sending panic through his limbs and spine. Something was wrong, he could feel it. Getting out of bed proved more difficult than needed. His feet were far too unsure of themselves to be prancing…

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