Chapter 286: No Swimming
“Fear not. I have you.”
Zeke’s stranglehold tightened. If it weren’t for the buoying effect of Ethan’s outspread wings, the boy would have pulled them back under.
Ethan stroked his charge’s matted hair. “You are safe. I am with you.”
Just as Ethan maneuvered to the riverbank, the younger of the two Caretakers paddled over in a yellow kayak. “Gentlemen, swimming is prohibited in the river. I thought you knew that, Zeke.”
The boy’s head popped up. “I wasn’t swimmin’ … least not too good. I fell.”
“Then it’s a good thing my friend saw you. Zeke, meet Ethan.”
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