“Just keep on,” said Yegg. He pushed, gently, to keep Roxane moving head of him.

Roxane dug in her heels a bit, while still keeping heed of Yegg’s stern warning not to look back and her own reluctant promise. “I don’t want to leave you behind, Unca Yegg,” she said, her voice muffled by the thick, home-knit scarf.

“You won’t,” Yegg said.

He cast an uneasy look behind him, where the world was rapidly fuzzing away into pure and blinding white light. Only moments remained before he was caught up, limping as he was, but if Roxane could just keep her feet on solid ground, the scarf would preserve her a while longer.

“Just keep on. Go, go.”

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