The household returns to their proper save file, and Dysen tells his best friend all about his trip across the world. Minus the parts about werewolves and psychics and sorcery, of course.
LOL, just kidding. He tells her everything.
Molly doesn't believe him, but she compliments him for his amazing imagination.
It's a little unsettling how so many of Lela's cases involve snooping around the graveyard.
Night falls again.
Dysen isn't sure what he's sensing from Acheron, but it's freaking him out.
Everything is burning.
Everything is wrong.
"Why do you want to hurt us?" she sobs.
School bus. Wake up. School. Wake up. Go to school. Snap out of it. Wake up.
The fae's wings twitch frantically. "Wait. Please don't hurt me," it begs.
"I don't want to hurt anyone..." Acheron mumbles.
Dysen shoots him a strange look. "Eh?"
"I'll find you again when your strength returns," the cat promises.
"What happens then?" Acheron sighs.
"I don't know," the words are earnest. "You will lead, I will follow."
"This will all happen again."
"This was never meant to end."
Despair. What if the only way to win is to not play?
Don't do anything hasty.
His older voice has become a part of his internal monologue.
You've got a while to figure it out.
"It's not hearing voices as long as I know it's my own voice," Acheron whispers.
"Look, Acheron! Butterfly!"
"Hnn? Yeah... okay..."
Acheron and Fairuza age up to teens.
Fairuza's age up came with the brave trait, while Acheron acquired the brooding trait.
Sigh. Went with this haircut after all.
Orazia has a list of great books that are now age-appropriate for Fairuza to read!
The brave trait fails Fairuza; she wants to run away screaming.
Dysen is desperate to draw the narrator's attention back to himself, so he captures this neat snake after spotting it slithering around the festival park.
"Mom, can I keep him?"
Turns out the yellow python had an owner who was desperately looking for him. Dysen is so disappointed to have to give up his prize, his parents cave and purchase a similar pet.
"Isn't she great, Acheron?"
Acheron doesn't look up. "Yeah. Emmy's pretty cool."
Dysen deflates a little. How did Acheron know what names he was considering? He never senses Acheron using any kind of telepathy on him. He's totally perceptive enough to sense that! Especially since Izalee's lessons. Was Emmy just too obvious? Emmy the Emerald Tree Boa must be too obvious.
Etc.: As usual, I did my research about pet care, and it turns out the Emerald Tree Boa is not a great pet for a child in the real world? So don't try this at home!
I also added Ceth to the downloads page, so have fun with that. She likes to go around slapping people.