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Edge of Thorns 2 - Pt 53Part 53
Too much is going on. I need to think this through before acting. But first...
Nathan hurriedly moved out of the way of the door, getting several feet away and almost next to Micah before he opened fire. Each shot hit its mark with a loud clang, and the last hit the window square in the center, but not a single one left any dent in the door. Not even a chip in the glass. A faint blue glow from the freezer revealed why.
"I told you it wouldn't work," Alton drawled on the other side. "Micah, I know you can't abandon your charge, but the only way this door will open is either by dispelling the circle and breaking it down, or finding the key."
"Can we dispel it?" Susan asked. "What does that mean, anyway?"
"It means countering and overriding the spell that is in place." Micah's hand shook as he returned the gun to its holster and approached to door again. His lips were press in a tight line, and he stared into the freezer. "Lu, do you know where the key is? Dispelling
Twenty-three years before the crippling of Crown Prince James III
He was fourteen and she was probably aged about the same, give or take a few years. It had been an hour since he'd met her.
He hated her already.
She scowled behind him and likely shared the sentiment as they scampered up the hillside in a desperate attempt to escape the roaring mob that seemed to be growing perpetually larger and coming ever-closer. Gabriel would have liked to say that it was all her fault he was in this situation, though it was his careless nicking ofwhat was it? A chicken that started the first old woman running, but how was he supposed to know that she'd stumble and fall and everyone else would think he'd assaulted her?
He hadn't. He'd taken the chicken, snapped its neck and run, because he hadn't eaten meat in weeks and he was starting to feel the affects on his already weak limbs.
This is what happens, he thought. This is what happens when you live like th
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