Finally, Danielle stirred. She shifted her weight between her feet, swaying back and forth like an aspen tree in a slight breeze, and looked at her parents intently. After a moment, her voice tightened so it sounded strangled and higher than normal, she blurted out, “They’re here, then. Right? Somehow they followed us?”
Peter murmured and then slowly inhaled, breathing deeply. “It sure looks that way. We’ve been discovered. Our secret is gone.”
“But is it Kahrnahrgx out there?” Amy asked, hysteria shimmering at the edges of her eyes. “Or one of his minions?”
Peter shrugged and shook his head, but said nothing.
“At least we have Anja.” Danielle patted her dog for a moment, her hand trembling. Then, she dropped to her knees to give Anja a fierce hug.
“That’s right, Dani.” Peter smiled wanly. “That’s got to count for something.”
“I hope so,” Amy muttered under her breath, so quietly the others didn’t hear her. “I hope so.”
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