Flashback: Hartford Castle

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Mike, Greg, Aurelia, and Emmer stood and faced what looked like a nondescript swamp, but what, in reality, was a wide moat that ringed an island that could only be seen from the air. Somewhere on that island were the ruins of an old mansion.

“It’s too bad Davin isn’t here to see this,” Emmer said, “and maybe that girl Emily too, I guess.”

“No it isn’t,” Greg shot back. “That—“

“That’s enough,” Mike said, interrupting his friend. “We have more important things to worry about right now, like how we’re going to get across this moat.”

“Isn’t there a way around?” Emmer asked.

Mike scanned the area. For as far as his eyes could see, the water hugged the trunks of the trees. In some places, downed branches seemed to offer a ford, but it was doubtful whether any would hold a person’s weight.

Casey the Coydog barked and began to trot along the shoreline away from The Fallen and toward the sounds of traffic.

“Where’s she going?” Greg wondered aloud.

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