“When we were drowning… under the river. I saw your eyes glow. That was how I found you in the dark.”
Ben remembered that feeling, that watery, pulsing feeling, under the river. “What the hell is happening to me?” he asked, terrified. Fear smelled like sweat and unwashed clothes and incense. The thought of restoring memories and… whatever this was, was too much. He already felt enough of a freak with his leg. This just wasn’t fair.

Find out Ben’s secret in the next chapter of the Hope in Ruins story. Chapter 31: The One in which Ben Becomes a Secret. Out now.