Heartsong (Green Creek 3) - Page 282
She said, “He didn’t recognize me. But I recognized him.”
She said, “And I think I know where he’s going.”
The man climbed back into the truck, the bench seat creaking under his weight. He tapped the envelope against the steering wheel, trying to gather his courage.
A flutter in the back of his mind, an old memory hidden away. A little thing his father had told him. A bit of a poem. He couldn’t remember it exactly, never having been one for poetry, but it’d always stuck with him. Something about promises to keep, and miles to go before he could sleep.
He opened the envelope carefully, almost lovingly.
He set it aside as he unfolded the piece of paper.
Six words in large, blocky letters.
But it was enough. He traced his finger over the words, already committing them to memory, as he had the ones that’d come before.
STOP FOLLOWING ME. GO HOME ASSHOLE.
He stared at it for the longest time.
Eventually he put it with the others in the glove compartment.
He looked down at the dash.
There, resting against the odometer, was a photograph.
Three boys with blond hair and bright blue eyes, all smiling widely.
He reached out and touched the faces of the younger two.
“Soon,” he whispered, and it was a promise he would keep.
A moment later the truck started up.
He pulled out of the parking lot.
Before he headed north, he turned on the radio.
An old rock song was just beginning.
He thought the band was called Rainbow.
The song was “Run With the Wolf.”
Carter Bennett laughed until there were tears in his eyes.
And then he drove on.
On August 18, 2020, the saga of the Bennett Pack comes to an end
In the ruins of Caswell, Maine, Carter Bennett learned the truth of what had been right in front of him the entire time. And then it—he—was gone.
Desperate for answers, Carter takes to the road, leaving family and the safety of his pack behind, all in the name of a man he only knows as a feral wolf. But therein lies the danger: wolves are pack animals, and the longer Carter is on his own, the more his mind slips toward the endless void of Omega insanity.
But he pushes on, following the trail left by Gavin.