Chapter 108: Heads Up
“Be ready!” warned the Messenger who’d befriended Taweel. “Their lesson’s ending.”
The Guardian grunted as one by one, the malakim newfoundlings followed their instructor’s command and dropped from the sky. Tamaes hesitated longer than the others, but he also furled his wings.
Omri squeaked, and Taweel surged upward, arms ready.
When he pulled the boy snugly into his chest, Tamaes gasped, “Thank you.”
“Testing my resolve?”
“Or mine,” Tamaes replied with a shaky smile.
“I promised not to let you fall.” As he winged homeward, Taweel remarked, “Omri pulled that stunt once.”
Taweel finally answered, “Because I needed him.”
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