October, my favorite month. This is Halloween has been running on a loop in my head. I’ve been out hiking as much as I can with all the lovely leaf change. It is helping me forget some of the crap in the world if only for a little while.
I’m going back to These Haunted Hills which I’m finishing for nano if it kills me. Brendan and Josh are done ghost hunting for the day. They’re back at Brendan’s cabin, ready to get a little naked for the first time (reminder, since it’s been since forever, Green Tablet is Brendan’s bestselling YA series and he always has a glass pendant on that he uses almost as a worry stone)
He eased Brendan back then caught the edges of his own shirt, pulling it up over his head. “Maybe a little fun in the shower first, get the tick repellant off of us,” he said, figuring out no good way to make that sounds sexy.
Brendan snorted then pulled off his own shirt. He had the Green Tablet symbol tattooed over his heart but along it was something resembling an oscilloscope. Brendan tossed the shirt aside running a hand over his chest then his eyes popped open wide. Panic flashed across his face as he looked at his chest.
“My necklace!” he cried. “Oh god, I lost it. I can’t have lost it.” Brendan all but fell next to his shirt, shaking it hard. “It’s gone. It can’t be gone. Where is it?”
“Brendan,” Josh started then flinched as Brendan turned on him, face white as marble.
He jammed his fingers along his waist band checking to see if the necklace had lodged there. “What if I lost it in those fucking woods? I have to go back there now.” His voice cracked, going shrill.
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