DARK ROOM Falyn awakes to find herself tied to a chair and an unconscious Dannie similarly restrained right behind her.
Falyn: 'Hey. Hey, kid, wewe okay? Wake up!' Dannie: (stirring) 'Uhh. Huh? W-where am I?' Falyn: 'I dunno. There was this massive shadow, I couldn't move, and then all went blank.' Dannie: 'I'm scared.' Falyn: 'Try to keep your head on. We're bound to get some majibu soon.'
DR MILO'S OFFICE Dr Milo talks over the phone with her boss, the white-haired woman.
White-Haired Woman: 'I want to know with absolute certainty that I can rely on you.' Dr Milo: 'Yes, ma'am.' White-Haired Woman: 'Your confirmation isn't enough. wewe must prove that wewe can still be of use to me.' Dr Milo: 'What do I have to do?' White-Haired Woman: 'You are to incapacitate your client. Bring her guard down so that wewe can take her jewel and bring it to us. We shall provide wewe with a replacement that...
DUMPSTER Blunk is sleeping peacefully amongst the garbage, snoring away when a sliver of dark energy suddenly seeps from his body and rises out of the dumpster. It takes the form of a humanoid silhouette and slowly fades away. Out of nowhere, Marchosias arrives and gleefully observes the silhouette vanish.
Marchosias: 'Have fun, dude. It's gonna be a blast watching the Guardians struggle their way through this one.'
WILL'S HOUSE Will is talking with her Marafiki over an internet stream.
“I must be cruel only to be kind. Thus bad begins and worse remains behind.” – Hamlet
MERIDIAN The citizens are going about their daily business when they hear the blare of a royal trumpet. They gather to the centre of the village where a royal herald and pursuivants of arms are delivering unto them a message from Elyon.
Herald of Arms: ‘Honourable citizens of Meridian, I come baring a grand announcement from our exalted queen. The treacherous criminals who brought terror to the kingdom are to suffer the severest...
SHEFFIELD INSTITUTE The inayofuata morning, the girls are now back to normal and waiting in the hallway for Will to arrive.
nyasi, nyasi kavu Lin: 'It was the darndest thing. When I woke up, I couldn't find the ring. So, I looked all over my bedroom floor and it was right underneath my desk, but suddenly it was way too small to go on my finger.' Irma: 'No kidding. I stepped on mine -- not fun.' Taranee: 'Hey, guys, is it just me au were we really mean to Will yesterday?'
THE SILVER DRAGON The girls et al talk to the Oracle and Yan Lin.
Will: ‘Okay, we got problems. First, Marchosias shows up and wreaks havoc on Enlightenment.’ Pam: ‘Then we get a visit from this thing named Schadenfreude and it almost vaporises Bertha.’ nyasi, nyasi kavu Lin: ‘Thinking about it, they’re both shapeshifters. After Blunk visited Kandrakar, the Congregation turned against us.’ Jay: ‘One of those freaks must have disguised himself, invaded, and poisoned the Congregation.’
CORNELIA’S HOUSE Cornelia’s parents are watching the evening news: the reporter stands in front of the burnt mall with smashed windows while police investigate inside.
Reporter: ‘Not much is yet known about how the moto started, but severe damages to the goods and facilities suggest a bout of extreme vandalism. Nobody has been found at the scene and with the security cameras apparently compromised, the police have little to go on.’ Harold: ‘Oh no. I hope Cornelia and her Marafiki weren’t near the mall just now.’
A follow-up to "Sweet and Sour", inaonyesha the interactions between the other characters during the major event near the end of the awali story. It's called "Aftertaste" and wewe can read it in the makala section.
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