“Wait here, that’s our ride,” Kai whispered. He eased Ori to the ground.
Panting, Ori leaned unsteadily against a stack of crates. He gripped Kai’s forearm.
“I know.” Kai confirmed he sensed the vampire in the car.
The car door opened and a boy, slight, with a mop of red hair under his Hitlerjugend cap stepped out. Ori sensed Kai’s surprise and had the fleeting thought of was this kid a vampire?
“Soldat.” The boy moved so he could make eye contact.
Kai raised an eyebrow and turned toward the kid. Ori sucked in a breath but addressing Kai as soldier almost guaranteed his attention.
The boy opened the back door of the car and stood to the side. “How far and for how long can you carry him? Not far enough to get away from them.” He nodded to the compound.
Ori frowned. The German boy suddenly sounded like an American girl. Kai met Ori’s gaze. The idea to trust this kid passed between them. Ori nodded slightly.
The kid waved toward the car. “Hurry!”
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