Linden says she was worried about Adrian, everything going on with Ray, but the foster mom says he's been doing great. They're still talking about how best to approach that whole thing, but he's happy and good. When they get upstairs to his room, the mom figures out that Adrian's in the backyard, and Linden's happy to look down, just to get a glimpse -- doesn't even want to talk to him, now that it's here -- but then, on the wall, she notices them: A whole gallery of trees, a hundred pictures of a place he knows well but his father didn't recognize.
"He's been drawing again, lately. Since he heard the news about his father."
SOME LINDEN MAGIC OCCURS
And she walks directly to the place with the trees that she's been staring at pictures of for seven years, finds it directly, stands there staring at the trees and feeling weird but I don't know exactly what because this whole bit makes very little sense, and then she finds it: A little swamplet back behind them, where all fifteen bodies lie, wrapped tight in bright pink plastic.
Skinner, Holder and Linden start a Special Investigation; Holder finally reaches out to Bullet; Adrian is presumably less forthcoming than would be ideal.
JACOB CLIFTON is a freelance writer and critic based in Austin, Texas. He currently recaps The Killing, Pretty Little Liars, Mistresses, and Defiance for TWoP. Jacob can be found online at jacobclifton.com, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as a regular column for Tor.com, Geek Love. A new short story, "This Is Why We Jump," appeared in the June issue of Clarkesworld Magazine.