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"Hmm. Hey, ice-boy, hold these for a second, will ya?" Puck asked, holding out the mushroom kebabs. Frowning, I took them, and he struck me upside the head, not hard, but solid enough to rock me forward a step. "Stop being so damned fatalistic," he said as I turned on him with a snarl. "If I didn't want to be here, I wouldn't be. And you know you can't do it all by your lonesome, ice-boy. Sooner or later, you're going to have to start trusting us."
I laughed at him then, bitter and self-mocking. "Trust," I said flatly. "Trust requires the faith of both parties, Goodfellow."
"Enough," the Wolf growled, baring his fangs at us all. "We're wasting time. Those who wish to leave, leave. But I believe the consensus is that everyone is staying, is that right?" No one disagreed with him, and he snorted. "Then let us go. I have no idea why two-legs wish to stand around and talk so much."
"For once, I agree with the dog." Grimalkin's voice came from an overhead branch.
~From Kindle Location 1489 of The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
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