“Let’s rest here for the night,” Catheus states, dropping his pack.
I nod, mirroring his movements. We eat our provisions then settle among our separate blankets.
Relaxation washes over me for a moment before I hear a dry rustle to my left. Something brushes against my leg. An insect, most likely. I shake it off, kicking out a foot.
Stillness returns temporarily before the sudden sensation of someone gripping my ankle startles me, the hand cold as ice in the summer warmth.
“Catheus, quit it.”
On my other side, I see the shadow of Catheus sit up.
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