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The distant sound of the town bell chimes, letting me know that it is noon. The spring sun shines down on me, burning my golden hair, making me squint against the power of the rays. I should go back home to my motherI've been out hunting all morning and she'll be bitter if I don't return with my kills soonbut I tell myself it's okay to wait five more minutes. She'llthe Wicked Witch, for lack of better termssurvive.
My best friend Gale is in the same dilemma as me, only his mother isn't a hag like mine. He lounges with me under the sparse tree, it's leaves just beginning to show themselves to the glory of the afternoon. I know that he's rolling his eyes at me, though I can't see anything but his dark hair. He always rolls his eyes at me when I wait at the apple tree just beyond her backyard.
"You know you're whipped, don't you?" he says, glancing over his shoulder, tense. Gale is always tense when I drag him into town; he hates it here. I can't say that I bl