Path of Vengeance by Cavan Scott

Path of Vengeance by Cavan Scott

Author:Cavan Scott [Scott, Cavan]
Language: eng
Format: epub, mobi
Publisher: Disney Book Group
Published: 2023-05-02T00:00:00+00:00

The walk across Planet X should have been arduous, but Marda couldn’t remember when she’d felt so happy. They covered kilometers, but their legs didn’t seem to tire, even when taking turns pulling the repulsor sled they’d recovered from the Silverstreak over the uneven terrain of tree roots and rainbow-colored fungus mounds. Marda had even been able to shake the gloom of Calar’s doom-laden warning. There was no way the Force could die. This place was proof of that. Everyone could feel it, even Galamal, who strode on at the front of the group with Sunshine, laughing heartily at the prospector’s jokes (most of which were distinctly unsavory) and pointing out fruits and berries they should try on the way to the canyon (all of which were delicious). Ort had at first worried about picking produce on an unknown shore, noting that they had no idea what was poisonous, but Sunshine had assured her that Galamal was not only the greatest tracker he’d ever known but a galaxy-class forager, too. Sure, as Galamal admitted, the Barabel would rather snack on small rodents and lizards, but she’d studied plants, berries, and herbs on a thousand expeditions and long before had worked out that there were universal constants that could be employed to determine which produce would give you the energy you needed or have you rolling around with severe cramps…or worse.

Not that Bokana seemed concerned. The big lump was like a Little at a feast, forever reaching up for the bounty of succulent delights that weighed down the branches or cracking nuts between his teeth. At first, he would check with Galamal before sampling a fresh treat but soon seemed to know instinctively what was good and what should be avoided, impressing the Barabel with his intuition.

“I guess I’m a quick study,” Bok said, the bright orange juice of a particularly plump peach running down his tusk.

“But a messy eater,” Marda said, laughing as she wiped away the pulp to plant a kiss on lips that tasted sweeter than usual. “You should slow down. You’ll give yourself a tummy ache.”

“Aww, are you worried about me?” he joked, poking her playfully in the ribs. “Don’t want me to get sick?”

“I’m only worried that there won’t be anything left. At this rate, you’re going to strip the planet bare.”

“Then you better stop me,” Bok said, pulling her in for another kiss.

That fruit really did taste great.

They only broke off when Bokana stumbled back against a tree trunk, the slap of his skin against the spongy wood sending a swarm of flutterbugs the color of the morning sun flapping up into the canopy. Marda leaned back in Bok’s arms and watched them go, vowing never to forget the wonder she felt. How would she ever leave this paradise behind?

“Why should we?” Bokana said, shocking her away from the beauty of the insects’ iridescent wings.

“Why should we what?” she asked, looking in his eyes, which seemed more alive than ever.

“Why should we leave? We could help the others find the eggs and then stay.


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