“Bodkin! Get in!” yelled Wish, climbing into the cart at the front of the caravan of carts, and Bodkin climbed into the one at the back beside Xar. Wish pushed up her eyepatch, twitched her fingers… and the linked carts rose in the air, over Encanzo’s head, towards where Looter was dangling.
I roll out of the way as the cell door is slammed shut by Pod and Akimi.
We all look at each other, panting in exhaustion, and then Malachai begins to laugh. Akimi joins in, followed by Pander, and then we’re all laughing and cheering and hugging.
It takes a minute for us to catch our breath.
“Alright,” Igby sighs, “what the fuck now?”
“Can we eat?”Akimi asks, “I’m actually starving. All that waiting to die and fighting, you know?”
“Seconded,” Pod says, raising his hand.
Lucy Black didn’t like her new house, and she had told her mother as much. Her complaints fell on deaf ears; her mother, Julia, was going through a divorce and insisted that they were lucky to find such a nice, lakeside house, especially at such a short notice.
Of course, had Julia seen the little girl that lived in the lake, she might have reconsidered.