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Chatoyant College Book 13: Chapter 50: Night Vision

Dawn tried to get a better mental look at the cold spot, but it really did seem to just be a spot where the air was cold, staying in one place. It wasn’t moving at all, so she wasn’t sure why she could sense it, but maybe sensing air “currents” was an inaccurate way to describe what she was doing. She wouldn’t assume there was no air somewhere just because she couldn’t tell it was moving, after all.

Just because she couldn’t find anything interesting, though, didn’t mean it was time to give up. “Corrie, how are you doing?” she asked.

Corrie sighed. “Not as well as I hoped. You’d think since it’s magic, the laws of physics wouldn’t apply at all, but apparently my distance sight vision is just like my ordinary vision.”

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Chatoyant College Book 13: Chapter 49: Exploration

Dawn sat at the foot of Edie’s bed and closed her eyes. She didn’t really need to, but she’d never tried looking for air currents from indoors before, and she figured anything that could help her concentrate would be useful.

She quickly located and understood the air currents in the building itself—there weren’t many of them, considering Gilkey didn’t have air conditioning, so the only air movement was coming from people’s open windows. Today wasn’t hot, so not everyone had their windows open. Still, there was enough for her to get a good idea of the shape of the building and how many people were inside it just from the air currents.

She moved her consciousness outside and looked at the currents that surrounded the building, then the other buildings near it, keeping her focus to campus. She didn’t want to worry about trying to distinguish the shapes of people from the way the currents moved among trees.

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Chatoyant College Book 13: Chapter 48: Disruption

Dawn went back up to her own room once they’d gotten back to Gilkey, but she didn’t want to stay there. She gathered up her things for homework—she had a few sources she was still taking notes on for her History of Psychology paper, and her sociology class kept assigning homework up until the last class, which was Monday—and took it with her down to Rico’s room. She knocked on the door and he let her in. “Hey, sweetie.” He kissed her on the cheek.

She smiled, fairly certain that Duncan was in the room, because Rico was usually even more demonstrative when they were alone. “Hi. I have some work to do, and I figured we could sit and work together. Make it go faster.”

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Chatoyant College Book 13: Chapter 47: Suspicion

Dawn looked at Link to make sure he wasn’t confused or upset by the question. He and Roe had been having complicated relationship difficulties; she hoped mentioning Roe’s recurring vision didn’t make it worse.

But he sighed and nodded without his expression changing. “I thought about it right away when I was fighting the teeth—well, as soon as I had some time to think, anyway. I wondered if the vision was meant for me. But if this is the same thing that killed Christy, then it’s not a vision that’s only meant for me, is it?”

“Did you tell her that you think it’s connected to the vision?” Dawn asked.

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Chatoyant College Book 13: Chapter 46: Healing

“I think we’re back to there being no connection,” Dawn said, shaking her head. “These are just random murders, most likely.”

“That’s good, Troy,” Edie said. “That means the faerie didn’t attack Sean because of you. It was probably just looking for any victim that night, and when you turned out to be too difficult, it went after him.”

Link shook his head, twisting his fork between his fingers. “I don’t know about that. It seemed awfully determined.”

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Chatoyant College Book 13: Chapter 45: The Connection

Dawn stayed quiet, letting Link and Troy work this out on their own. If this turned into an argument, she would grab Corrie and Edie and leave. But they’d come here to learn about what had happened when the faerie had attacked Troy, and they weren’t going to give up this easily.

Troy looked up at Link guiltily. “I was going to tell you eventually. I just couldn’t find the right time.”

“Troy.” Link sounded like he was making an effort to speak calmly. “You can’t just go around kissing guys. You have two jobs here—you have to get your education and you have to find a wife.”

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Chatoyant College Book 13: Chapter 44: It All Happened Very Quickly

Dawn grinned, but let Corrie lead the way, since she was the one carrying the pancakes. Corrie set the plate down on Troy’s desk. Troy reached out eagerly for it, though he winced a little when he stretched out his left arm. The upper arm was covered with a white bandage that bulked out the sleeve of his T-shirt.

Link shut the door behind them and sat down in a chair next to it, his arms folded. “What exactly did the magic professors tell you?”

“Thanks for the pancakes from both of us,” Troy said.

“You’re welcome,” Corrie said, laughing. “I grabbed you two clean forks. You can both eat.”

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