Chapter 240: Emotional Turmoil
Tamaes stayed in Taweel’s wake all the way home. His mentor looked neither to the left or right as he strode through the encampment, not stopping until they were inside their own tent. Dropping onto his cot, Taweel resettled his wings around Taji before lifting his gaze to Tamaes’s.
Pain. Regret. Anger. Doubt.
Tamaes touched his mentor’s shoulder and whispered, “Well done, good and faithful.”
Surprise. Gratitude. Peace. Weariness.
And then Dorum entered with Bern and Jacinto. He announced, “Valerian will bring a Caretaker.”
Taweel nodded, then stiffened. His gaze snapped to Tamaes’s face, and he asked, “Where is Adin?”
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