This week's excerpt from Awakening 2, the second book in the Lilly Frank series:
“Well?” Torren said when they’d made their way to the far side of the castle. “What’s wrong? What can we do?”
“We? What do you expect me to do, Torren? This is your doing,” Beth said in an accusing tone.
Torren frowned and furrowed his brow. “You have the gift of Inner Sight, Beth. That’s why I called you here. She won’t talk to me, but you can tell me what she needs. Please. What does she need? I want to help her.”
Beth studied his face for a moment and then nodded. Her face relaxed. “Buy her a sensory deprivation chamber. Make sure she uses it for four hours a day. She needs a break from all the stimulation. Her gift is coming through in her hearing, and it’s scaring her to death. She hears everything within a mile. I mean everything. She can hear the grass growing. Can you imagine? No, you can’t. She can no longer tell how far away a sound is made. The termites gnawing the beams in the lower levels of the castle are as clear and loud as a person biting into a granola bar right next to her. It’ll take her some time to adjust, and in the meantime it’s going to be painful for her. If she doesn’t get a break every now and then, she’ll go insane. Literally.”