When Wayne arrived in the Western Region, Marcus and Talia pulled their farmhand aside to explain what he was walking into. After they finished discussing their plans for him, Vincent opened the door and announced Roxanne and her cronies. Before Marcus could refuse their entry, the trio push past Vincent and demand an explanation from their interim leader. Will Marcus and Talia be able to placate Kethra’s loyalists? Or will this trio disrupt Marcus and Talia’s plans to return home?
“Talia would be a suitable replacement to Kethra.”
While his tongue ran across his lips, Marcus slammed his hand onto his desk like a hammer. With a huff, he tore his gaze away from Roxanne and pointed at the man sitting to his right. “Wayne has been trained by my wife.”
“The boy might have received a competent education. Unfortunately, he isn’t Talia,” Gordon said.
“You’re not wrong,” Talia said as she gripped Marcus’s neck. “But he’s learned everything that I know.” Talia released her husband and squeezed her farmhand’s shoulder. “In fact, whenever I’ve needed to leave our cattle, I have never worried about the animals.”
“If that’s true, why are you letting him go?”
Marcus banged his desk with his knuckles and leaned forward. “Roxanne, we have multiple farmhands, who we’ve trained for situations just like this.”
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