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This weeks chapters open with the Mages, D & C, working to heal Gerald Ward after discovering that his problem is different than they first believed.
The following day, Mark, Wolf, and the girls return to Hickory Hill and then Mount Sterling. Mark goes to Fort Henry to report only to discover that it is a Sunday and no one is at work.
Mark is confused by the absence of evidence of the storm everywhere but at Olive Hill. On Monday he visits General Clark to report the attack. The General also doesn't understand how the storm could be so much more intense at Olive Hill.
At the operations meeting that night after dinner, decisions need to be made. The strange weather is also a point of discussion. Thanksgiving and turkeys are also brought up.
A & A and Duncan return on Tuesday and are amazed by all that they have missed. On Wednesday there is another discussion about turkeys, as they are sacred to the Cherokee. Also on Wednesday, James and Jillian return with a surprise. His name is Culann. He is a Blacksmith ad has a huge Talent. He will be Jillian's Husband.
Thanksgiving dinner turns out to be a tremendous success even though there are seventy people at the dinner. Later that night, Ken and Kell relate their adventures in Ireland in the Other Reality.
For Christmas there are geese for dinner for the soldiers assigned to the Border Rangers and those at the Headquarters. The New Year is celebrated with much alcohol by the troops.
Shortly after New Year's, a Connor Gallagher appears to see his nieces, Nora and Nola. D & C adopt him as their Husband.
Enjoy these two chapters. More to follow next week.