We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
~ Ronald Reagan ~
Newspaper Girl Jane Burrows is a hard-working likeable teen who is satisfied with her small town life far from urban cares. She lives with her mom and beagle on a quiet street in rural Oregon. She has a best friend, wheels, and a smartphone that keeps her in touch with current events. A senior in high school struggling to help her mom, Jane has other things on her mind besides romance.
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Jane’s ordered world changes when a new boy moves in just a few doors down. William McLeod isn’t your typical senior. He has the build of an MMA fighter, the skills of a parkour expert, and can quote Jane Austen’s fiction no problem. He’s also pretty evasive when it comes to the simplest of questions. Where is he from? What does his dad do? Why does he keep following Jane around like a puppy dog in training?
William Has a Secret
There is that other thing too. The thing where he keeps dying in battle and resurrecting. William descends from an ancient Warrior race, created to be invincible in battle. It’s kind of a secret, until he’s faced with a life or death situation involving the cute girl he just met.
The period of isolation is over. All 25 women are in excellent health. They are also in good spirits, as they have enjoyed more food than they’ve ever had access to in their entire lives. One guard didn’t believe us when we told him not to meddle with any of the girls. When he was discovered attempting to ravish one, Zeko ran him through with his forefinger. The Battle Loch is a ferocious soldier, yet strikes me as unstable at times. The show of protection over the women made them even more biddable and cooperative. Sometimes I wonder if they wouldn’t agree to the plan we have for them, but it has been voted by the Coven. We will not tell them of Malleus Bellicus.
Agnes continues to impress me. While the girls are pleasant and rounding out delightfully, Agnes remains aloof. She distrusts our motives. A very wise girl.