Shadows Have Gone, the third book in the End of All Things series, will be released on March 26. I'm doing a countdown during the two weeks leading up to its release with a new excerpt every day. Stop back tomorrow for something new!
Justin tapped at Bryce’s door after supper. Bryce came to answer his knock, but he hadn’t finished eating apparently. He pulled the door open as he wiped his face with a napkin. “Hi, Justin.”
“Hi, Bryce. I want you to send out a message after all. Just the word no at ten minute intervals. Can you do that?”
“That’s it. No. And space it out, like I told you.”
Bryce nodded. “I can do that. Justin, I wanted to tell you I’m sorry. I really didn’t think . . . I mean, I hoped my messages would be heard by our friends and family. I was hoping to reunite people. I never thought they would be used to harm us.”
“I know, Bryce. I’m not angry about it. You were trying to do a good thing. And I don’t want you to stop searching for your brother. Keep calling out to him. If anyone else wants to send messages out for their families, go ahead. Just . . . don’t announce where we are to everyone. Establish contact first.”
“Okay, I will. Really, I am sorry. I feel like I created this . . . situation or whatever you want to call it.”
“He would have found me sooner or later. Not your fault.” Justin clapped him on the shoulder. “Just send that message for me. Do it for about three days, in between whatever else you’re doing. Morse code, just like the message we got.”
"Think it will work?”
Justin gave him a small smile. “No.”
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