Neil and Cynthia have a newlywed moment, driving the others outside for awhile. Brian and Chase feel it more than the girls, and make up some chore, so they can escape from the energy for awhile.
Chase shuddered, clawing at his spine with both hands. “I feel like I’ve got spiders up my back.”
Brian had the same feeling. He was doing his own shivering and freaking out. “How can the girls ignore that?”
“No clue, but I wish I could. I’d do a stump if I thought it would help.”
“Splinters,” Brian said sensibly.
Chase crossed his legs with both hands over his privates. “Yeah. Ouch.”
“So, this tattoo thing. Marissa found a spell?”
“Yeah, I think so. She’ll ask Jackie.”
They busied themselves with the wards, just as glad they had, because there were spots where the protection seemed thin.
“What could cause that?” Chase wondered as they…
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