“So, that’s what happened.” Vertina just asked me for the daily feed from school, so I ended up telling her everything. “Honestly, you’re better than an elf friend. At least you didn’t abandon me.”
“You know what they say. Mirrors are an Elf’s best friend.” Vertina said, grinning.
“I don’t think that’s how it goes, but I’ll roll with it. Anyway, I better log in today's entry in my journal.” I got out the journal I started a week ago, and wrote about the day’s events.
It was so shocking. I can’t believe Sewart-
I jumped five feet up when I hear Sewart’s voice (Speak of the devil, right?), "Jolie! Tiergan wants you at his house. Can you make it?"
I’m still not used to him being in my head. "Yeah, I’ll come in 10."
Sewart replies, "See you there, then." Sewart is super nice. He's the only friend I've had in a while.
I dive into my closet, trying to pick out the perfect outfit. I came out with the same thing that I wore to Tiergan’s house two weeks ago. I lift my head up and gently groan.
“Mom!” I yell. What excuse should I use? Homework? Friends? School? Study? Or Teacher/Professor? Yes! “Mom! I’m going to go over to...” Which one? Let’s settle with closest to truth.“Councillor Tiergans’ house. He was going to introduce me to someone to make my conjuring more powerful.”
“Sure, honey! Grab a thick cape, it’ll get chilly today.”
“Sure!” As I grab the thick cape, I pass the eerie note I found yesterday, and scoop it into my pocket. MIght as well inquire about this “eye” too.
“Bye, Mom!” I shouted, stepping into the wall of light. I ended up in Heatherbrook’s garden again. I stood up spitting out petals of petunias.
“Hello, Jolie. I see Sewart’s delivered the message that we need you.” said Tiergan, guiding me to a fountain in his garden. “Take a look at this.”
And I did. “It’s pretty, sir,” I said carefully. “but why?” I asked.
The look on my face probably asked the question before I did, because he said, “Look closer.” Then, I realized what it was. A statue of a human and an elf. “This is what we’re working for. Harmony.”
The word travels through my veins, making every inch of my body shake, finally ending up in my mouth. “Harmony. When do I get started?”
“Now,” said Tiergan. “We have a mission for you. It’ll only take a few hours. Will you be able to do it?”
I nod. “What should I do?”
“You need to leap to the Forbidden Cities.”