She really did not want to look, but when she did, her worst nightmare was realized. She turned and went right back to the wash. Her emotions were on a razor’s edge. Hunter scrambled down off his perch and moved a little closer to the battle. He stood on his tail like a king cobra and hissed loudly, lunging forward as if to strike at the battle in front of them. He slapped his tail low tsh levels on the ground repeatedly. Slap, slap, slap. Slap, slap, slap. Jeremy picked him up and said, Hey, buddy, you need to settle down. Until I See His Dead Body Steve stood with Jeremy and Matt, watching the sun set in the west beyond the battlefield. The fighting had ended for the day, and both armies had retreated to safer ground. What lay before them was a nightmare in real life. Stunned, the boys stood frozen in their tracks. Steve had a sinking feeling in his gut. This is too much for us. Why? Why did we think we could make a difference? I’m not sure that this Alliance has the magic to change the course of the history being made in this valley. Zach poked his head between them to take a look. Zach! Jeremy exclaimed. What the heck are you doing here? My dad and brother are out there somewhere. I’m here to find them. But you were supposed to go home! Jeremy shook his head in disbelief. Steve said, Leave the kid alone. I told you he would be back. Yeah, you told us, but this is no place for a kid like Zach, low tsh levels Matt insisted. What do you mean ‘a kid like Zach’? the young boy said. I am no different than you. Well, you’re not like us, but you’re here and we don’t have time to take you home, Jeremy said. Jesse climbed out of the wash. Zach! You were supposed to go home. I’m not going home. I’m going to find my dad and my brother. Jesse said to everyone, Okay, okay. If he stays, he has to be next to one of us at all times. No exceptions. They all looked at each other, then at Zach. He just stood there, looking back at them. Finally he said, I agree, I low tsh levels agree. I’ll be your shadow. I found a small cave in the side of the wash, Jesse said. It’ll make a great place to rest low tsh levels for the night. Steve asked, Where is it? Let’s go. They started back into the wash. What is that moving out there? Jesse thought. The battlefield was lit by only the half moon overhead. It’s hard to see, but something out there is moving. She pointed and put her finger up to her lips to keep everyone quiet. They all crept through the battlefield toward the moving object. Out front, Steve was the first to low tsh levels recognize it as a wounded Kaiman soldier. They quickly dragged him to the wash and pulled him into the small cave that Jesse had found. Instinctively Jesse cuddled him in her arms.