Brianna! Is Sam okay?” Astrid cried.
“No. Drake tore him up.” She wanted to sound tough, but the sobs came bubbling up and overtook her. “Oh, God, Astrid, he’s hurt so bad.”
Astrid gasped and covered her hand with her mouth. Brianna put her arms around Astrid and sobbed into her hair.
“Is he going to die?” Astrid asked, voice wobbly.
“No, I don’t think so,” Brianna said. She stood back and wiped her tears. “I gave him something for the pain. But he’s messed up, Astrid.


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There were dozens of theories about what it was, that dome. Every scientist in the world, it seemed,...
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He’s becoming useless. Worse than useless,” Sam said. Then, relenting, he said, “We’ll get p...
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Man, sometimes you are clueless. You don’t even see what’s happening.” He perched himself on t...
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Human Crew had been a group formed to defend the rights of normals against freaks. At least that was...
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You’re supposed to be the big boss.”
Sam said nothing. The crowd hushed, ready to watch thi...
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First there was Caine’s patently false “confession.” Then there was the fact that the FAYZ Leg...
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A man without pleasure is a man without any idea what life is about
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I’ve helped you when I could, Caine. I’ve done all of it. I kept you alive and changed your filt...
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Sam woke to a feeling of utter, profound, incredible relief.
He closed his eyes as soon as he o...
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We’re not going to give in. We’re going to fight.”
“Got that right,” a voice cried ou...
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Tell me something, Noah. Which is more important: freedom or happiness?'

What was this, a...
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And death is better because death is the end of fear, isnt it? -Dekka
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(...) But Gaia had absorbed the new information. "I won't need to kill billions, Diana. When Nemesis...
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Still Caine hesitated. A big, warm bed. A beautiful girl to share it with. Food. Water. Everything h...
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No, I'm not a jerk, Astrid. You know what I am? I'm the guy getting people killed," Sam said quietly...
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Brittney, it was wrong to murder even before Moses brought down the commandments. Right and wrong do...
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Beautiful songs could sometimes take a person out of themselves and carry them away to a place of ma...
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It's over, Sam. Finally."
"Yeah," he said. "I guess it is."
"Turn out the light, Sam."
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Hello, Darkness," Caine said.
Gaia's face fell. Her bloody, feral grin faded to be replaced by ...
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It takes me a while to figure things out, doesn't it?" Edilio grinned. "Do me a favor. When you find...
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Caine tried to roll to his feet, but something was jabbing him in the crouch. He shook off the stars...
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You're a big, lovable teddy bear.
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Come live with us, Diana. Don't argue. Just say yes."
Diana looked at the ground to hide her em...
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Say it. But..."
"But what?" he asked.
She whispered it, sounding too vulnerable. "But only...
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It took Caine a few beats to get it. “No. Go kill yourself. Eat your own gun. No. No no no.”
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Find Sam Temple. Tell him you escaped.”
Jack gulped and bobbed his head.
“Better yet, ...
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Has Orc shown up here?” But neither Caine nor Diana answered. Both were staring at Drake, who saun...
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My little man,” she said.
“No.”
She stretched out her hand to him. “Come.”
...
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You saw the way everyone looked at him? And when I asked for nominations, his was the first name men...
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Now, who else speaks for Perdido Beach?”
Bouncing Bette said, “Sam Temple here went into a ...
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A white van drove slowly—as slowly as only an inexperienced and frightened driver could go—
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Delay of pain: that was the meaning of life, wasn’t it?
“I’ve made some bad decisions,”...
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But then had come the voice that said, "Come on, you little freak, wherever the hell you are,
w...
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It’s not about the powers, man; it’s that we aren’t kids anymore. Look what we’ve been throu...
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Endgame,” Sam muttered, not really expecting Caine to hear.
“Yep,” Caine said. “That’...
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But hey this was the FAYZ, where all you could really hope was to delay the pain.
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And now, at last, gaiaphage and Nemesis stood facing each other.
“Why didn’t you just . . ....
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I’m sorry for hurting you. I know I did. I’m most likely dead now, and I guess if there’s any ...
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You need to think about all that, Sam,” Dekka said. “You’re the leader, after all.”
“...
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Do you love me?” Diana asked.
Caine’s eyes widened. She could actually see him twitch. Like...
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Hunter woke suddenly. A noise.
It was a noise unlike anything he’d ever heard before. Close! ...
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He reached over and took Taylor’s hand. She did not pull her hand away.
He moved his hand up ...
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Little Pete. He’s not exactly just Astrid’s autistic brother.” He explained briefly while Toto...
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Quinn came forward and Sam pulled him aside. His old friend looked tortured and sad.
“What’...
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Have a seat with me,” Caine said, hopping down from the wall. “How have you been, Taylor?”
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And he thought of the two people who had held his job before him: Sam and Astrid. Both beaten into d...
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Today, each of you will make a decision,” Caine said. “To go with Sam, or to stay here. I won’...
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He’s not the first to say that.
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Like a bullet out of a gun. His big paws had caught the dog before the dog could even flinch.
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Sam was starting to feel anxious. Nutella and noodles were fine. Great in fact. Miraculous. But he'd...
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The gaiaphage. That's the other word they use. 'Gaia,' as in world. 'Phage,' as in a worm or somethi...
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Mother Mary wants to draft two more kids,” Astrid told Sam.
“Okay. Approved.”
“Dah...
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First off,” he said, “I want to say I’m sorry about E.Z. He was a good kid. He didn’t deserv...
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Its the fate of all creators: They fall in love with their creations.
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Have you seen Sam?” Mary asked.
“What do you want with Sam?”
“I can’t take care ...
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Sam Temple kept a lower profile. He stuck to jeans and understated T-shirts, nothing that drew atten...
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Sam walked cautiously around Pack Leader to see the other side. There were the insect jaws protrudin...
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Astrid felt a towering wave of disgust. She was furious with Sam. Furious with Little Pete. Mad at t...
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At night we cry sometimes, and if you think that just applies to the females then you have never bee...
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The Tao of Natural Breathing by Dennis Lewis is filled with drawings, insights and guidance from an ...
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Why are we doing this?" Caine asked him. "You know damned well why we're doing this. Because it's a ...
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I’m getting my stuff,” he said, and bolted for the steps.
“You don’t have to move out,...
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