While her thoughts were on what was brewing in the pot, a voice popped up as if the speaker was reading her mind. "That's Pumpkin Spice. Isn't it ambrosial? We are constantly brewing a pot for our guests as it is very popular. It seems to be in almost everything now... even the Outie's world has picked up on it," continued the strange voice.
Silently stepping a little closer to where the voice seemed to be coming from (as only a Borrower can do), Arnie could now hear what Goodie2shue was muttering about, "Where are my ruby red bunny slippers?" It's impossible to find them at times," growled Goodie2shue. "You would think being red would make them easier to find, but they keep running off with those dust bunnies! I guess I could wear something else, but those are my 'favorite' pair of slippers. What should I do???"
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Off to See a Wizard...
"When a certain student decides not to disappear to go off and play... not too bad," answered Dewin with a disgruntled look. "We were supposed to have a belching class this morning but he skipped out somewhere. I have been looking up some more information for his studies in my crystal ball for when he returns. He will wish he had attended the class instead of going off to play by the time I get done."
It was when looking up from the crystal ball that the wizard noticed that his three visitors all looked a little more than just concerned about the absence of the Wish Dragon. "What's going on?" asked Dewin. "Is there something I should know about?"
The Baron started out and then Hewy jumped in to explained their concerns about Hungry's safety. "Yes," said Hewy, "the Troll King has been asking a lot of questions about Dragons and that he was hearing about a Dragon tablet. We're concerned about what the Troll King might do if he could capture Hungry."
"Recently I was looking over some old scrolls, preparing for a lesson with Hungry, when I found a reference to a Dragon Transformation ritual. It was just a small note scribbled on the margin that I just took as a pondering note, but now it makes some sense."
The others did not interrupt the wizard, so he continued his ponderings. "It mentioned a disaster with the Dragons. Something about how a Wish Dragon was undergoing the transformation when a bird interrupted the ceremony. From the sounds of the note, things did not go well for the Wish Dragon. That is all I know about it as sadly what happened wasn't written." The three visitors concernedly glanced at each other and made a decision.
"We need to find Hungry now to make sure he is safe and well hidden from the Troll King until we have the tablet," said the Baron to the others. Even the wizard nodded his head in agreement since it was now not just finding a truant student, but possibly the future of the realms.
Goodie for Arnie...
As Arnie continued her walked to the Goodies cottage with the (mischievous) Wysp, (studious) Dulbbe, and (questionable) Drat, all the while the Wysp talking about some of the tricks it had pulled on others, Arnie wondered if this was what it was felt like to hang out with friends. As this was just too deep of a thought for her to ponder on for long, thankfully her thoughts were soon interrupted when they passed a stand of trees and saw the cottage they had been seeking.
The owner of this tablet had been gone for so long and since the tablet had been left alone in a cave, untouched for eons, it was a find she could tell herself was all hers. What bothered her the most was that this feeling of 'owning' something was a new feeling for her as Borrowers are quick to trade whatever they have "borrowed".
As she again approached the cottage door, it slowly opened and she heard a voice calling "Come in, my Dear." Hesitating again at the threshold, she finally told herself "Quit being a scaredy-mouse and see what's inside" - so she entered the cottage and quickly forgot about losing her tablet as she started wondering what she might find hidden here (as every true borrower does).
"Well, don't just stand there with the door open. Close it behind you Arnie," the voice said. Quickly scanning the room, with her eyes darting from each wonderous and intriguing delight, Arnie was fast making her lists of "What was worth borrowing, where were all of the exits, and if there was anyone there (it would not do to have a witness) were always the rules of a Borrower's first priorities. This time, the last priority of the Borrower's short list was Arnie's first thought. "Who was there in the cottage with her?"
The Dowager is Still Not ...
"For all we know from what you have said, deciding his fate may be something as simple of helping with his education," the Dowager continued telling her old friend. Before Awena could speak, Griselda went on with her thoughts, "I still think that we should visit Hunter to see what he knows as he is the King of the Shadows' fae."
Knowing that her friend was right, a thought came to the Dowager. "Maybe you can't go right now, Awena, but I can. If I show up to talk to the King it would not be out of place. Especially since I recently sent Ffion a flutterby with a message and I forgot to tell it to return to me when it delivered it. That way if the Shadows' King is not available, I can always resort to Plan B and talk to Ffion to find out what is going on." Realizing that the Dowager did have a good idea and that she did not have a better solution (again the prophecy was definitely not clear - as most are not), Awena agreed with Griselda and bade her to have a safe journey.
The trail to the King's castle was easy to follow as Griselda started on her way. She even found one of the books that was given to Meen by Awena for Ffion's education (it must have mysteriously leaped out of her bag along the way). "I must remember to have a little talk with Meen before I leave the castle," Griselda told herself as she picked up the book. "Especially about the taking care of books."
Soon she was escorted to one of the audience chambers where the Princess was pacing back and forth. "Good afternoon Princess. How are you this evening?" Griselda asked. It took a minute for Ffion to answer as her mind had been on her father and the Dragon tablet. "Greetings Dowager Griselda, how may I help you?"
"Well, I see that you are busy with something so I won't take up much of your time. I sent a message the other day to you by flutterby and the little thing has still not returned. I hope that nothing has happened to it but also wanted to make sure you received the message," answered Griselda.
"Oh, I am sorry. Yes, it did give me the message and for some reason it has stayed here with me. I guess I should have sent it back to you but I have been enjoying the little conversations we have been having and things have been crazy for the past couple of days," answered the Princess blushing slightly.
"You mean the Borrower and Dragon tablet issue," replied Griselda nodding her head. "It has been a little hectic."
It took a few minutes before Griselda could even think of a response to the Princess. "You are a Nyte Shade?" was going through her mind! If so, then so is her father, the Shadows' King. With this one little revelation, things were starting to make sense now about the prophecy. The Princess Ffion and/or her father must be the prophecy's Nyte Shade, but who is the Fae? "Could it actually really be me?" wondered the Dowager.
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