Con Verse Lea; Chapter 77, Beam 154

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Stories from the Verse
Con Verse Lea
Chapter 77:  Beam 154
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As they sat around a small campfire, Beam wondered whether they might have made it to Uncle Richardís were it not for Bronís cart and Bobís slow pace.  Maybe not--the next territory was quite a distance, and theyíd walked a long day.  All those ramps back in the other world were not much more than a warmup for hiking through the wooded hills, and his legs were tired.

And food was scarce.  He missed the food cart, but there wasnít much he could do about it.  They had brought some of the cooked rice from the cave, carried in a lidded clay pot and heated in the camp cooking gear he had scrounged, but he wasnít sure he was patient enough to wait for it to be warm enough.  The light was gone, but the tents were pitched and the bedding awaited.  And he was tired.

He wasnít the only one.  He realized that Ashley was dozing against his shoulder, and Bron was periodically shaking himself to stay awake.  Bob, he thought, was already asleep somewhere, and Dawn perpetually on watch despite the darkness.

He expected to reach their destination sometime tomorrow.  Hopefully that would go well.

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