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Divided Chapter 55The morning had started out freezing cold but now as they stood outside the city limits at the edge of the palace fields, now barren rows of soil waiting for spring's planting, he began to warm up aided by Brenna.
“Pace yourself, remember what Gunnar told you,” she rubbed his arms briskly, “Do not expend all your energy at the start of the race for it is a test of endurance not speed. Save your final push for the finish line.”
“I will,” Fen looked at her, “Thanks Bren.”
“Thanks for what? I expect you to come in dead last,” she smiled at him, “Worms are notoriously slow.”
Fen shook his head, glanced behind him at their father, who gave him a quick wink.
A loud blat pierced the air and Fen pulled from Brenna's grasp, “They are lining up, I must go.”
“Good luck worm.”
They watched him race to where the other men were assembling at the starting line.
“Gunnar tells me he is fast.”
Divided Chapter 54She let out a long deep sigh, sinking further into the hot water of the copper tub. Ingrid had helped her settle the children into bed, Brenna was reading quietly in the sitting room having returned from visiting Chase at the encampment. Since the beginning of the games, she had taken advantage of her father's absence to pay Chase daily visits until finally Eidra had given her a choice.
“Go to the games one day in the very least. Watch your father. Represent the family as the eldest child and I shall pretend ignorance of your comings and goings.”
Brenna had happily agreed, riding off to the city on Blackberry early the next morning while Eidra saddled Sally's horse, Lilac and headed in the direction of the encampment. Her arrival startled the guard at the front gates so thoroughly, he dropped his radio twice before he was able to call for his superior, Agent Kenworth who looked nervously about the encampment as she stated her wish to speak with Chase Wells.
“Ah, the b
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