Maze of Time

  Danger I wake Shazira and the children, hours before first sun, to begin the trip home. The building is quiet, except for a few guards who greet us as we move through the halls. Makish and Chiwan will stay here, for now, to watch over the sisters. The outer doorway is sealed when we reach it. “Open it,” I tell the guard. “Tshuan is covered with a powerful storm,” he says. “You’ll need to delay your journey.” “Thanks for your concern,” I tell him, “but the storm won’t stop us.” When the doorway opens, I surround us with a shield against the strong winds and heavy rain. Our private world is dry and safe and quiet as I carry us into the sky. The shield protects us from the lightning that strikes all around us, and lights up the night. Shazira hates traveling like this, but Tzina and Berek…

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