Tall guy. Blond, dirty. Looked like he hadn't bathed in a month. Stank like it, too.
“Maybe she hid up there, thinking to throw them off.”
I studied each face. Committed them to memory.
I didn't mess with humans. I stayed away from them because they could bring too much trouble down on us.
But these weren't humans. Not if they were hunting kids.
That made them monsters.
“Come on. We need to get moving. If somebody else finds her, we have to pony up the dough. Not this time.”
They moved off into the woods. I settled deeper into the tree and drew my knees to my chest. Part of me wanted to climb down and go after them. If it hadn't been for the dogs, I might have.
I could take five humans.
But the dogs evened the odds in their favor just a little bit.
Too bad I hadn't brought my bow and arrow.
I wouldn't make that mistake again. Of course, if I'd realized we'd be dealing with something like this, I damn well would have brought it.
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