The drowsiness was like a fog, thick and heavy, as I made the tedious walk home. Though the feeling was lifting, I still could not shake the images from my mind, in fact, they became clearer. I was so close to that village, I wondered if perhaps I had truly heard the sounds of children playing and laughing, though surely it could only have been the effect of the Aramanthas?
Ezraine had best explain them when I get back.
Still! I could not get the thoughts out of my head! So many times, had my mothers told me it was too dangerous to go to the villages, “not at my age,” they said. But I had never been around other children, I had no friends my own age - who were people at least. I wanted to see t...
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