Thank you for tonight, Chaol said, stifling what tried to leap off his tongue: I cant take my eyes off you.
Penn mustve sensed her plan, because she smiled and lunged forward. Gemma tried to cry out, but she couldnt because Penn had clamped her jaws around her neck. She was trying to bite her head off.After Alex had left, Marcy ripped off the sleeve of a sweater shed left in the backseat of her car. She tied it around the gash in her shin and tied it tight. Now she couldnt see the bone, and that was kind of a bummer, but at least she could walk better.
Thea had taken the rest of the sweater and tied it around her chest, covering up the gaping hole in her chest where a small, beating, pink blob was apparently growing into a new heart.While she did that, Marcy had gone over and laid a few of the smaller broken branches over Kirby. He was hidden under a blanket, but she wanted to add an extra layer of protection.Im sorry, Kirby. Marcy wiped at the tears in her eyes, smearing dirt and dried blood across her cheeks. I didnt know you for that long, but you were supernice, and this never shouldve happened to you.
She took a deep breath and went on, Im also sorry that I cant cry about you a lot right now, and I want you to know that its not because I dont care. Its because I want to go help kill the bitches that did this to you.What are you doing? Thea asked. She came up behind her and kept rolling her shoulder, making her broken wing crack.
Saying a few words. I mean, I know hell have a funeral later, but it never hurts to say something like that when theyre freshly dead, Marcy said. His spirits probably close by, and I just wanted him to know that Im sorry.
Whyd you cover him with branches? Thea asked.As soon as they got close to Bernies Island, an intense nostalgia washed over Harper like a wave. Shed been afraid that shed lost the wonderful love for one of her favorite places on earth, but it was all coming back.
Daniel moving out to the island had helped her forget about the night theyd come out here and found Bernie McAllister eviscerated in the trees. Shed managed to shove that image deep down inside her, burying it beneath all the happy memories of her childhood spent out here with Bernie and her sister.As they pulled up to the dock, which was hidden among the trees that grew out into the water, Harper breathed in deeply. The island was almost overgrown with bald cypress trees and pines towering above them.
Instead of taking The Dirty Gull into the boathouse, Daniel tied it off at the dock. Hed have to take Harper home in a few hours, and it would be easier this way.He got off the boat, and held his hand out for Harper, helping her.