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undecided endings part 21 The next thing I heard was a knock at the door. I got up to see who it was, but when I opened the door, there was no one there. I turned around, puzzled, only to hear the knock again. This time, I looked out the door and down the hall to either side, wondering if I had mistaken a neighbor's knock for one on my own door. The hall was empty, so I turned once more to the room.A third knock resounded through the room, and instead of going to the door, I opened the shutters to the window. Golden light from a brilliant sunrise filled the room and washed everything it touched with a gilded beauty. I looked down to see who had knocked, but when I blinked the sun out of my eyes, I opened them again to see the darkened room as it had been a few hours before when I had apparently fallen asleep.Hushed voices from across the room told me Adela had woken and noticed I was gone. I realized hav
undecided endings part 20 That night I lie in my bed, mulling over the day ahead of me. I knew sleep would be to my benefit, but no matter how hard I tried, I could not silence my thoughts enough to find the sleep I so craved. After some time, I heard soft footsteps on the stairs and knew it was Rowan. Suddenly I became very curious as to what he thought of everything that was happening. We had not really had time to talk since we had found out about our extended stay in Dirwing, and I wanted to know if he had any doubts or concerns as I did. For a moment I thought of what Adela would say if she knew I did not sleep that night, but I knew she would somehow know whether I stayed in bed or not. As quietly as I could, I crept out of bed and crossed the floor, doing my best to avoid the squeakiest boards, for fear of waking Adela. I got to the door and opened it as quietly