“You know, I thought we had to leave the compound because there’s something more for us. Something we’re to do. Something only we can do. But . . . Well, maybe there’s something else going on here. Maybe there’s another plan in play—one that’s made it possible to keep us from being captured by the likes of those thugs.”
“I hadn’t thought of that.”
“Well, don’t you wonder? So, here we are—safe. Meanwhile, those we left behind are in danger—and all because of us.” Her voice had risen in volume.
“Shhh,” her sister scolded. “We need to be careful.”
“Of course. I guess I’m just having doubts about all of this. So, now what do we do?”
Eden grinned. “You’re asking me? You must be desperate.”
Despite her concerns, her twin chuckled.
“Now,” Eden said, “I suppose, since we know they’re going toward the compound, we keep moving away—just like we planned—going in the opposite direction. And we move on as quickly as possible. We need to put as much distance between us and them as we can.”
“Do we go right now?”
“I don’t think so,” Eden said. “We stay here tonight. We both could use some rest.”
“Have you got any idea what we’re supposed to do to get our powers, Eden? I mean, do you ever wonder if this has all just been some big mistake?”
“Let’s go get some sleep, Reigna.” Eden pushed back her chair, and stood. “Tomorrow we keep riding. Maybe we’ll find answers.”
“But you’re sure we shouldn’t go back to warn everyone at the compound.”
“Of that, I’m certain.
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