Chapter 40 (Casady)Mature

Casady

No, Casady. If you're with us, it might mean that you're against Rune and Morgance. Are you sure you're willing to possibly go against your friends? Would you really do that?

The words rang over and over again in Casady's ears as he tossed and turned, trying to fall asleep. Counting sheep was a hoax. Making pictures out of the plaster on the ceiling was useless. Trying to breathe evenly wasn't working. There was no falling asleep for him that night.

No, Casady. If you're with us, it might mean that you're against Rune and Morgance.

For some reason, the idea of going against Rune and Morgance disturbed Casady more than even he could comprehend. For all he knew, Vinnia could be lying! She could be a mole planted by the Force to turn in rebels!

"No," Casady muttered, though he wasn't even aware of the fact that he'd spoken audibly. Turning the pillow over so that his face lay on the cool side, he stared out at the alarm clock. 3:24 a.m. He wasn't normally an insomniac.

In the bunk below, Rune snored softly.

"I don't know what you want from me, Vinnia, but it's something that you're not going to get. I can't possibly betray my friends. For all I know, they're in the right, and you're in the wrong!"

But by 4:01 a.m., Casady's mind had been made up.

It was time to tell Vinnia that Casady was in. Rune and Morgance could make their own decisions.

I just hope I'm not walking into the lion's den...

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