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She simply closes her eyes. A second later, i will be able to see via the even rhythmic upward push and fall of her chest that she’s asleep. I begin to depart, yet Kayleigh pauses to tuck the cover over Selene’s shoulders. We don’t speak until eventually we’re again at the course clear of the fields. “See? ” Kayleigh rages. “That is not anything just like the manner Selene as soon as used to be. ” “Maybe she’s nonetheless depressed. ” “No! ” Kayleigh stops. The Recorder corridor is a dismal define to our left, the sanatorium to our correct. perhaps, if anyone squinted and knew the place to appear, we’d be spotted regardless of the darkness. “Don’t you recognize? ” she asks. “Those blue-and-white tablets we take each day. They don’t hold us from being loopy. they maintain us sane. There needs to be a few cause Eldest wishes a minimum of many of the humans at the send general, and he makes use of the label ‘crazy’ to maintain us separated. It’s them—the workers—they’re those now not common. They don’t believe something, they don’t imagine something. I wager they’re more straightforward to manage; that needs to be why Eldest does it. ” “Does it? ” I ask. “Does what? ” “Drugs them! whatever! I don’t understand, yet he’s performed anything to make the folk no longer be—not be themselves. even if she was once unhappy and depressed, Selene used to be by no means like that. ” She spits out the observe. “When Eldest had document ship her away, he made certain there has been anything else performed to her, one other drug or whatever, to make her be like that. Empty. useless inside of. ” Kayleigh phrases are loons, yet . . . I observed Selene with my very own eyes. i do know the best way that tablet sticks in my throat, the way in which document and the nurses watch us every one swallow one each day. Even Elder, the longer term chief of the send. They wouldn’t have Elder be inheritor to the send if he was once loopy. but when that blue-and-white tablet truly saved him sane . . . then after all they’d supply it to him. Kayleigh needs to see the certainty dawning on my face simply because she grabs either my palms and leans ahead, excited. “There’s extra. consider the send diagrams? Orion’s been giving me access—he used to be mad initially, yet he learned that I understood them, understood the schematics. He’s proven me issues, issues Eldest doesn’t understand we all know. and that i think—” “Kayleigh! ” The voice cuts in the course of the evening, and that i may perhaps curse. as an alternative, I strength a grin on my face. “Oh! There you're! ” Harley strolls up and wraps his palms round Kayleigh. In that straightforward movement, he claims her. I step again. “I’ve been searching for you. the place did you move? ” past, Kayleigh shot Harley a glance, and he understood her silently. Now she shoots me one. and that i comprehend. those principles, those suspicions and accusations—they’re no longer for Harley. Harley, who counts down the times until eventually he lands, who sees purely the chuffed final result and not one of the horror in the back of lifeless eyes, the terror of Eldest. Harley, who latched onto Elder as simply one other child and not observed him as his destiny dictator. Kayleigh observed whatever darkish in me and learned she may possibly percentage a depressing mystery. With me. no longer him. As Harley pulls Kayleigh right into a kiss, I duck again into the shadows, making my strategy to my room within the medical institution. It’s twisted, i do know, however it fills me with a kind of pride to grasp that Kayleigh shared anything with me that she hasn’t with Harley.