Nathaniel watched his children and wife as they enjoyed the beautiful day. He was glad that he’d met Margery that day so long ago. He was even happier as he gazed on their two beautiful children. He thought back on his life, on the reasons why he’d settled so far from town and other people.

A part of him felt bad for isolating his family, but he wanted to keep them safe. If the boys developed gifts like his then the organization would be after them as well. The further from town they were, the less likely it was that the family would be discovered.

He wanted to move on with his life, but a small part of his mind warned him against complacency. “Don’t forget,” it seemed to whisper. “They’ll still want you and if they find you, they’ll get the boys too.” He pushed the dark thoughts away and jogged out into the yard to play with his boys.