Chapter Fourteen of The Velveteen Tortoise is now available.
Luna the Baby Bunny
I’ve slowed my pace. I even stop and look over my shoulder.
There’s nothing behind me. There’s just the War-bugs and War-birds who’re hiding in the undergrowth and making clicking and shrilling noises.
Nothing to worry about.
Yet something made me turn around—a shiver that I’m being followed. Only, the disappointment squeezing my chest confirms how big of an idiot that I am.
I know there are no animals in the area. Pyx personally removed them all. And only runners, like Rez, or patrollers, like Gary and Benny, come this far into Briarwood.
So, I’d thought…
…well, I’d hoped…
…that the shivering of my spine would turn into something heated and thrilling because Pyxis had followed me.
Because I’d truly fixed that hurt and confused look on his face when I’d told him that I what I’d said—fix him—isn’t what I’d meant to say.
But no unbelievably hot and amazing alien warrior is prowling through the forest with his focus targeted solely on me.
And that’s fine. Because everything’s so freaking fine…