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"What?" Eve asked anxiously. "What are you thinking? Why is it not good? Please, don't do anything not good, it's been a really awful day, Claire, and honestly, I don't think I can take one more trauma right now."
"I can try to find them," Claire said. "Look, what choice do we have? Amelie's not looking for Michael, or for any of them. She's going to pack up and run with however many of her people are left. If we just wait here, we're sitting ducks for the big Morganville apocalypse. If I can find out where they are, I can get Michael, and Oliver, and Oliver can stop this. He'd rather fight than retreat. He can convince Amelie."
"That's true," Eve said. "He's not really the giving-up type." She blinked back tears and grabbed Claire's hand. "Do you really think you can find Michael?"
"Think about it," Shane said. "Eve, that thing that almost got us -- that's probably what got Michael, if the vamps are so scared. You want Claire to go one on one with it?"
"I won't," Claire said. "All I'm going to do is try to find where they're keeping the ones they take. Then once I know where they are, we can get help. I can call -- "
Shane was shaking his head. "Phones are dead. Hell, for all I know, she's downed carrier pigeons, too. There's no way for us to find you if things go wrong, Claire, and I can't -- I won't let you take that risk."
She put her hands on his face. He looked so serious now, and she ached for him, really, but there was no way that she could hide here. Hiding would get them all killed.
Sometimes, you had to risk everything, and she knew, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that this was the time.
"You will," she told him, and kissed him. It was a gentle, sweet, wrenching kiss, and it made her want to cry at the thought of leaving him. "Shane, I'll come back. Be ready when I do, because this is going to get dangerous."