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Annie Oldham


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Copyright © 2012 Annie Oldham

Cover design by Renee Barratt

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Chapter One

Jack and I have a range, a territory, though we haven't discussed it. It cuts a wide swathe west of the Puget Sound almost to the Pacific Ocean, south of the mountains. When we go west, I catch a glimpse of the ocean through the trees every now and then. In the distance, it is gray and immense and whispers a siren call, singing of familiar places. I can ignore the call. It used to be where I lived, but I still haven't found my home. I laugh to myself sometimes, thinking of life in the colony. My ridiculous father and all his aspirations for me. I wonder if he ever pictured me wandering through wilderness with a guy just a few years older than me, sometimes racing for our lives. Nope, I don't think he could have. It's a far cry from the sterile safety beneath the ocean.

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