Chapter XIV (Part Three) : Camden - An Exchange ☰

Camden couldn't help but let shock escape onto his face. He would have covered it up but it was too late. Had he heard her right?

"Squirrels?" He repeated, sounding flabbergasted.

Daphne pursed her lips, as her eyes widened when she realized that she'd stepped out of line. A nervous blush rose up in her cheeks and she averted her gaze back to the the floor of the woods.

"Is that too weird for you?" She stumbled for words, peeking at him.

Camden didn't say anything, shaking his head to her. He wasn't being as reassuring as he wanted to be as the redness in her cheeks intensified. Daphne looked like she wouldn't say anything more to him as she brought her knees to her chest, hiding her face from him.

He was acting like a fool. So what - squirrels brought her food! What's the big deal with that?

The big deal is that animals don't serve humans - not in that way.

The emotions that flitted across his face gave way to the argument playing out in his head. Daphne stood up abruptly. Camden gave her a questioning look and she said, "I should probably...get going."

"Going where?" He asked, eyebrows rising.

Again, she seemed at a loss for words. She opened her mouth to say something, but thought better of it. Sighing, she sat back down on the floor and shot Camden a wobbly smile.

What now?

The End

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