Agartha's Castaway - Book 2 HTML version

Faith and Matthew. I love you.
My Father God in heaven.
Jayde Scott. Thank you for reading this entire manuscript from start to finish. You're the best
critting partner ever! Your advice, ideas, and suggestions were nothing short of amazing. I
couldn't have done it without you!
My brilliant editor, Autumn J. Conley.
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Episode 2
The roars faded into the jungle. I let my shoulders drop and sighed in relief. What the heck
were those scary sounds anyway? Letting out another sigh, I could only explain the upheaval as
monkeys fighting over territory. Nothing else made any sense. I pushed the thought to the back
of my mind and focused on the waves lapping at my ankles. I wriggled my toes in the glittering
sand, enjoying the soft caress against my skin, but the roars kept nagging at me.
Jack sat on a large piece of twisted white driftwood, his messy brown hair blowing in the
wind. I caught him staring at me and smiled. He looked away, a red blush creeping up his neck
and face. What’s that all about? Does he have something to say? I suspected he might have a
crush on me, the way I had one on Mike.
Mike's voice suddenly pierced through my thoughts. “Hey, Casey.”
“Yeah?” I said.
“I need to cool off for a minute.” Wiping the sweat off his brow, he squinted at the suns on
the horizon, the noise from before seemingly forgotten. He whipped off his shirt and dashed into
the surf; scooping up a handful of water and pouring it over his head. Sparkling droplets rolled
down his striking face, like multi-colored gems.