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“How long are we waiting?” I was exhausted. Londe was dozing on four feet. Grif’s eyes were focused on the windows of the place with a singular intensity.
She looked at the sky, the moon partially obscured by clouds. The stars, the ones not blocked by the new gas lights on the corners of the streets, blinked in the inky blackness of the near midnight sky. “It might be safe now.”
We’d watched the carriage roll out of the gates a good candle hour before, though it felt like longer. “Just what were we waiting for?”
“She’ll be feeding by
Here Kitty Kitty: Chapter 25.3 by Carol Pedroso
Kitryn listened at the front door. “I can’t hear a thing. From what Jenny has told us the whole place seems to be soundproofed. She even has to have a baby monitor for the kids she’s watching over as she can’t hear them crying through the walls.”
Tristan frowned. “Hmm, there isn’t much I can do to negate soundproofing unless it is magically produced. I can’t feel any magical resistance, so I am assuming the soundproofing is physical.”
“What about if we strip one of those idiots back in the forest and one of us takes his place?”
Adrift: Chapter 67 by J. Alan Veerkamp
A long pause in the conversation followed. Arad worried his heartbeat might give him away as its incessant pounding grew more deafening, but neither Hodge nor his overprivileged companion gave him notice. Eventually, Snotty broke the silent impasse. “You called him Roku.”
Hodge shrugged, not turning away from the screen. “That’s the name he gave us.”
Soft sounds of Snotty man tapping away offscreen ended as he focused on text reflecting in his glasses. “So it’s the tiger that’s awake?”
“Yep. He doesn’t talk a lot, so I don’t have any intelligence on him. Where do you find him and the rest of these guys?”
In Pieces #80 (19.3) by Julie Lynn Hayes
Once the rest of the band arrived, they all went to breakfast at a nearby restaurant, Marge’s treat. The atmosphere was somewhat subdued, not surprising considering everything that was going on. But once they all ate, they began to relax a little. Ryan appreciated that everyone was so considerate of both Ben and Abby. That was just one of the things he loved about them. Afterward, they returned to the motel and Marge checked out. She dropped Ben and Ryan at the park on her way out of town, so they could retrieve Cameron’s sedan.
“Don’t worry, we’ll figure out something,” she said when she hugged them good-bye. Ryan hoped she was right.