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Chapter 04 – Change of Course, Part 02

When Boruin and Pile stepped into the apartment above Simonez’s shop, Boruin found Simonez handling the longest needle he had ever seen. Toaaho sat silently as the merchant stitched the deep gash along his shoulder. The curved needle caught the…

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Chapter 04 – Change of Course, Part 01

Pile rushed Boruin almost before he made it through the front door of Simonez’s shop of Dry Goods and Assortments. “We got trouble, boss.” “Where’s Simonez?” asked Boruin. “Taking the boy upstairs. Haven’t seen Toaaho. I think he’s in trouble,”…

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Chapter 03 – Hostile Return, Part 02

Splitting up hadn’t done them any good. The four that scrambled to pass word of their arrival weren’t just on the lookout for any returning contractors. The people now following Toaaho were very professional. They worked as a team, taking…

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Chapter 03 – Hostile Return, Part 01

Boruin wavered, still feeling the rocking of the hill even as he watched it drift back south into the jungle. He had saved his breakfast, which was a better result than what would’ve happened if they had actually been aboard…

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Chapter 02 – Under the Shade of a Traveling Tree, Part 02

Every night as Diuntyne arrived, silver Diun breached the horizon like a titanic ship entering the open sea of dark sky. The stars smothered under the polished light of the moon’s swirling gas surface. It lost little of its mass…

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Chapter 02 – Under the Shade of a Traveling Tree, Part 01

Boruin tossed the bones of his dinner back into the fire and looked in disbelief at his companion. “An Aiemer flow?” “That’s right,” answered Wraethe. “You’re saying that the man, after he was dead, somehow drew upon a fable to…

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Chapter 01 – The Waiting Boy, Part 02

There was nothing but brush in the deep jungle, but Pile found some way to lead them on. Smart-mouthed, selfish, shallow, and short, Pile was more annoyance than good companionship, but he had his uses. Boruin kept him around mostly…

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Chapter 01 – The Waiting Boy, Part 01

The boy felt the man descend from the ridgeline almost as if he were his own hand held out into a numbing cold and now returning as a stranger to the warmth of his pocket. He was glad. The Fae…

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