Tried and True, Chapter 29: Ting

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Chapter 29: Ting

Leaves stirred. Shadows shifted across the wall. Soft tings lent a whisper of music to Taweel’s dim alcove. The only other sound was the slip of thread through cloth as Loris added the finishing touches to a cuff.

Taweel stared absently into the greenery. He’d waited through several watches, but whatever was supposed to happen … hadn’t. Still, he clung to his young mentor’s instructions. Wait. Watch.

Wings fluttered. Small feet touched down inside one wreath, sending it swinging. The yahavim jumped to the second, then settled in the third, humming happily.

Loris was smiling when he remarked, “It begins.”

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