The Woodjin: At Dawn's First Light by Lbilover

Written after Hurricane Sandy.


They've barely set eyes on each other since the storm began. Woodjin and doctor, each has his responsibilities and calls to answer. But as the seemingly endless night of lashing rain and screaming wind passes, the invisible cord that binds them holds fast. As cell phone towers topple and communications fail, wordless messages of strength, comfort and concern still pass between them. No force of nature, even Sandy, can tear that bond asunder.


At dawn's first light their paths cross at last in the storm-shattered woods. Battered, bruised and exhausted, they embrace in silent relief. While their work is far from done, the worst is finally over, and their family, friends and neighbors are safe. For now, that is enough, and they give thanks.