End of Chapter 22
"Maija, I got a call. We have to leave, your...family is coming for you." He said softly, yet sternly.
"I can't just leave, my aunts.." I said as I was interrupted.
"Dale and Elise will tell them, we have to go now. Please just grab what you need, we're going to have to take the horses."
"Um..Michael, can't we talk to everyone about this?"
"No...someone...we can't stay. Please trust me." He said softly, his hands dropping from my face.
"I do." I said equally soft.
"Please hurry then, we have to go before they get too close."
I looked at him for a few minutes trying to figure out what he wasn't telling me, but his face was like stone..unreadable. I believed Dale when he said that Michael was going to be my traveling companion..and because of that I turned and started stuffing things into a backpack as fast as I could.