Dellani Oakes

When Tis Done coverChase and Neil go talk to Neil’s father, who tells them that Chase will have to help train Neil so he can take Dora’s place in the Circle.

“Exactly. Anytime we mess with our weather, someone else suffers. We halt a flood here, it drowns India. Hold back a hurricane, we blow Haiti all to hell. Can’t play with weather unless it’s so catastrophic, you have to. And by that, I mean end of the world type shit. You think we wanted to let Katrina blow us away?” He shook his head. “We limited what we could, but that storm was because someone else dabbled on the other side of the world. There are consequences to our actions, and someone always pays.”

“Who dabbled?” Chase asked.

His grandfather eyed him dubiously. “You been to hell and back twice. You need to ask me that?”

“Mr. D—” he almost said Deidrich…

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