I said I wanted to finish this whole clockpunk Pied Piper thing this month, and the story is certainly moving itself along!
Peregrine has woken up to find Anna gone — but where, exactly, is Anna going, and what was it made her leave?
(And perhaps most importantly, what will happen when and if she gets there?)
Strictly speaking, she could no longer see.
In the congealed patch of fog now serving as her brain, she wondered whether it was night or if the fever had struck her blind. She was not even sure which option she would prefer; blindness could easily be a death sentence out on the streets, but being a girl alone on them at night could be an even swifter one.
More importantly, she was fairly convinced that she was dying either way, and was determined to do so under the sun. She would find it, whether she had to walk until dawn or walk until she reached an open patch where she could feel it on her skin, and that would have to do.
Whatever came after would come, and she decided she would meet it head-on.