Long Run

  • Chapter 1

  • Seattle

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    Travis Hawk stared toward the bay.

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    Travis

    β€œI want to run,”

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    he said.

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  • His voice was soft, and no one heard him.

  • He stood in the downstairs doorway.

  • It was early.

  • The street was quiet.

  • No one else was up yet.

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    He’d been planning to run.

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  • Run down and up the hills.

  • Run with the salt air in his face.

  • Run with the wind at his back.

  • Run, run, his feet striking the ground like the soft beat of a drum.

  • Running was one thing he was good at doing.

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    Travis had long legs.

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  • He was only seventeen, but his chest was broader than the chests of many men.

  • That made space for his lungs.

  • He could run for miles and not gasp for breath.