Ride at Twilight
Author: Zoey Balderston

Chapter 17


I felt a light tap on my shoulder and looked up at Bella. She stared at me with a worried look and pointed up in the sky. I looked up to see Max’s wings fold in closely and Fang roll over like a fighter plane to catch her. I began to slow, still staring at them. There was a few moments of talking between them before they started moving slowly toward the ground. I stopped moving altogether and waited for them to land. I left Bella perched on my back to make it easier for us to be able to take off soon.

“What happened?” Bella asked anxiously as soon as they touched ground. I awaited their response too. I hadn’t been able to hear their thoughts because they had been so high up. They touched down on the ground surprisingly quiet.

“It’s okay, I’m fine. My wings died out… Again.” Max said as Fang set her down. I peeked into his mind and found him thinking about what had happened up there. I listened intently to his apology.

“Thank you. You are most certainly forgiven,” I said turning toward Fang. He nodded weakly and looked over at Max who was quite obviously confused by what I had just said.

“I told Edward my apology,” Fang said, absently tracing patterns in the dirt with the toe of his sneaker.

“I didn’t hear you say a thi… Oh, I see, he read your mind,” Max said.

A blood-curdling scream drifted down from above. We looked up to see the flicker of a fire coming from the mouth of a cave. Before any of us even had time to wonder what it was, we had leapt into the air and were soaring toward the ledge.


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