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And she did, then and there. The boy was lying stomach down on the grass, reading Steppenwolf, so she had a clear shot. She had Page 16 opened a door for him. Revelation in the California sunshine. She opened another door for him too. Her legs were so strong she could wrap them around the boy's back, when he was in her, and squeeze all his breath out. He liked it. Her pubic hair was black, curly, and rose in an even rug almost to her belly button. He liked that, too, and wondered if it had anything to do with her fascination for Neanderthals.
Then again, when you're in a silly mood they're just as likely to lean over, whisper in your ear, then nip a small piece out of the lobe. It keeps you alert. You have to be alert, because they make up all the rules. When you're with a Traveler, you learn to improvise and hope your instincts will carry you through. Like Bjarni Grimolfsson on his voyage from Vinland back to Greenland in 1012. Their boat had been attacked by sea maggots and was sinking fast. When they drew lots to see who'd be saved, Bjarni was one of the ones to make it into the dinghy.
He sang out a challenge. Listen to me, you star creatures! Furry runners and wind riders, there is no healer greater than the one you see in my moccasins. How could I fail in anything? Trees bend their branches and adjust their leaves, tell me the secrets they keep. Ha! Walkingstick carried his daughter eastward through the valley to the feet of the Seven Sisters: the place called Gray Eagle, hotspot on the Network grid. And he sang as he traveled. It's only a screech owl that frightened my daughter's spirit.