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Chapter 90: Dryad

“But it has an aura like a person… or at least like a faerie,” said Dawn. “Wouldn’t that mean she has to be in there?”

“Maybe not,” said Corrie. “It’s a much more magical tree than anything else. It’s a faerie tree.”

“It’s almost as much a part of Leila as the part that moves around,” said Edie. “It’s not just a tree. It’s also her home and sometimes her body.”

“So it could just have picked up all the magical essence from being around her all the time?” asked Roe.

Chapter 89: Auras and Iron

Edie didn’t really like doing trance anymore, after they’d discovered that the book she’d learned it from had actually been written by a faerie to give them bad information, but now she figured she had to do it. If there was anything unusual to see, she would be the second most likely person to see it—though she’d never looked at either Leila or her tree in trance before. She still knew Leila better than anyone else.

Chapter 88: Tree Testing

This time they didn’t get lost. It only took a few minutes to reach Leila’s tree, even with a few slight detours to get around tree trunks and underbrush. And Edie felt relieved when they came close and she began to recognize the plants around the tree. She might have gotten lost, but at least she hadn’t completely forgotten the area.

Chapter 87: Tree Hunting

“Should we investigate the court faeries first?” Roe asked as they walked into the woods, Edie in the lead. “Maybe find Ever? She should be able to tell us something, even though she didn’t say anything about Leila in her note.”

Edie shook her head. “I don’t think we should talk to her until we have to. We don’t want to get her in trouble, after all, and there’s the alarm. We have to be careful not to set that off.”

“So where are we going?” asked Naomi.

“Leila’s tree, right?” Corrie asked.

Chapter 86: Hairs

A few hours after their meeting with Professor Lal, Edie, Corrie, and Dawn met their other friends for dinner. They gathered everyone together and explained as concisely as they could what had happened and what they wanted to do. Edie didn’t talk much. Her head didn’t really hurt anymore, but it was as though she could feel the ghost of the headache, or the remnants of the barriers in her mind.

Chapter 85: Natural Breakdown

“May I check for more memory blocks?” Professor Lal asks. “If you can tell they are there, perhaps I will be able to as well.” Dawn marveled that she actually sounded concerned.

“Yes,” said Edie. “Please. If there’s anything else…” She took a deep breath. “I want to know.”

Dawn gave her an encouraging nod. Obviously she didn’t like thinking about what might be hiding under there, but she knew it might be important. Professor Lal touched Edie’s head again, and Edie first tensed, then relaxed.

“Is there anything else?” Corrie asked anxiously.

Upcoming hiatus

I'm going on vacation to Israel! It's very exciting. However, I don't know how much time I'm going to have to write or how often I'll be able to get on the internet, so I'll be taking a break from posting. Luckily, it's a short one.

There will be a chapter tomorrow (April 4). Then the next Monday, Thursday, and Monday again will have no chapter. However, there will be new chapters again starting Thursday, April 18th.

Sorry (mostly) to leave you hanging in such an exciting spot in the story!

Chapter 84: Old Memories

“Of course I would have,” said Edie. She smiled weakly. “I almost felt left out. You’re half werewolf, Dawn has the Sight, Roe has her visions. I felt sort of left out having nothing special about me.”

“You’d be special even if you weren’t part faerie,” Dawn said firmly, feeling guilty that Edie had ever felt left out of anything. “But it is interesting that the four of us came together, when we all have something supernaturally different about us.”

“Not all of our friends do,” said Roe. “At least, I don’t think Annie or Naomi are anything other than straightforward humans.”

Chapter 83: Memory Block

Edie shook her head, but it seemed to continue into the rest of her body, in a shudder. “I’m not sure.”

Professor Lal looked up at her, frowning. “I am not entirely sure this is natural.”

“What?” Corrie gasped, looking at the professor. “You mean someone is doing this to her?”

“Perhaps.” Professor Lal stood up. “Edie, do you mind if I touch your head?”

“Will it hurt?” Edie asked in a voice so small Dawn felt a pang of fear.

Chapter 82: The Music Stopped

Once Edie had closed the door, they all moved closer. Dawn thought it felt like a secret meeting—which of course, in a sense, it was. Professor Lal’s dim office lighting didn’t help with the mysterious feeling, either.

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