With the revision of Book 1 completed and Book 2 now making steady progress, I’ve decided to provide little snippet teasers to keep you going until the releases are public. You can sign up for my newsletter at the bottom of this page.
“Apparently I was wrong about his resourcefulness.” He shakes his head as he pinches the top of his nose and closes his eyes.
I’m still perplexed, “About whose resourcefulness? What are you talking about?!”
Mom takes my hand, never a good sign. “Honey,” I look at her with cautious eyes, “Jordan has come looking for you.”
I gasp as my eyes widen with shock. “What?! Are you kidding me?! How is that even possible?”
“We’re not sure how, no one has ever ‘found’ the edge of our border before,” Mom says. “Caelsah, I am sorry, I know this does not please you, but it is the right thing to do.”
I look at Caelsah as I feel the pain start to seep into his anger. ‘Please let me at least try to help, Caelsah.’ I say to him silently.
He shakes his head and takes a deep breath. “No, Amanae, it’s not necessary, I’m fine.” From the look I give him he amends that comment to, “I will BE fine.”
I sigh, “To be honest, I don’t understand why he would try to find me. I sent him an email telling him as much as I could, and I basically told him that I had to let him go.”
“What? You did? When?” Caelsah is obviously surprised, but then I had never mentioned it because it was too painful to discuss.
“Well that actually sheds a bit of light on how he would manage to get so close to finding us,” Mom says.
“How?” I ask.
“Your email would be traceable. Though he is likely very confused as to how it led him to the middle of nowhere.”
“Oh lord! I never even thought of that,” I say sadly. The bottom of my stomach drops as I realize that I’m going to have to face Jordan. When I sent the email it didn’t really occur to me that I might have to explain myself any time soon.
“Well I say we just leave him be, he will eventually go away because the protection on our border will never let him actually get through to find us,” Caelsah says.
Pursing my lips and narrowing my eyes while I study him a thought occurs to me, “Caelsah, did you not tell me that if you were in his shoes you would have done this very thing?”
That gets a smirk out of him, “Yeah, I did. But I really didn’t believe that he would be capable.”
I shake my head, god he’s infuriatingly arrogant! “Well clearly you were wrong. So what makes you think that he will just go away?”
Caelsah shrugs his shoulders, “Wishful thinking?”