Lauren wanders around the circus, coming across its members releasing lanterns in the sky in a moving memorial to their lost ones from Graychapel. Hypnotized Lauren finds herself feeling sad and not knowing why.
Kieran, whose search is becoming more panicked, sees lights with the names of gods on them, and follows Hecate's advice.
Fireworks go off, and Lauren's unconscious recalls the factory and APD explosions. The world around her becomes a world of horror, with a mysterious injunction for her to look at someone (we theorize), and childlike Lauren, unable to understand or process her feelings, is overwhelmed by them.
She rushes into a barn, where Kieran finds her curled in a ball, sobbing. Our darling boy rushes to comfort her, and she finds some peace against his chest, crying. Our hearts.
Morpheus and Artemis interrupt the moment to de-hypnotize her, and Lauren doesn't remember a thing. We wonder whether Kieran will bring this up with her later.
We end the chapter with Will stopping a hooded Rafael in the streets, a Rafael who goes for his gun. (!)
𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗣𝘂𝗿𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗛𝘆𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗻 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗻:
𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗦𝗼𝗽𝗵𝗶𝘀𝗺 𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻:
𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆𝗧𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻:
𝗦𝘂𝗯𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝘂𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁:
𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗵𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗺 𝗦𝗰𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱:
𝗔𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗧𝘂𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗽𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝘀: 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆, 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲, 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗴𝗹𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲!
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