Chapter 198: Pick Your Own
As two different Hedges merged into one around the Pomeroys’ farm, Ethan flew low over the orchard, searching for a familiar mop of blond hair. The kids had been invited to pick their own apples, but Zeke seemed bent on showing Jasper their pigs. They were halfway to the back forty when a whisper caused Ethan’s heart to lurch. “Coddling, dawdling.”
“Blight!” he snapped, dropping to the ground.
Laughter hissed disconcertingly close. “Questing, testing. Following, wallowing.”
Ethan whirled as his enemy slipped from the branches of a tree to stand barefoot in the grass. “You!”
Blight’s lips quirked. “You called, friend?”
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