The light woke me up. I was wide awake immediately. I had the feeling I should know something, but I didn't know what it was. I went outside. I could tell Ben was asleep. It was only seven. Ben usually slept till eight. Knowing what time it is was a helpful part of my power. I went to Abbie's tent. She was asleep. When she woke up, she always opened the front. I went over to Max's side of my tent. I could never tell whether he was asleep or awake.

"Max?" I asked quietly

"Yeah?" he answered

"Can I come in?"

"Yeah, come in" I unzipped the tent and went inside. He was reading a book. I zipped the tent back up and sat on his knee.

"Happy Birthday honey" he said, stroking my hair. Of course! What kind of idiot forgets their own birthday? Wait, I'll answer that for you. Sara Mileson, that's who.

"It's my birthday?"

"Yes. Honestly Sara, sometimes you can be really forgetful."

"I know" I sighed. "What are you reading?"

"The Bone Magician" he told me

"Really? So am I!"

"What page are you on?"

"Forty three"

"A hundred and five"


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