“It’s not about control,” said Aloysia. “Control is an illusion. It’s about making choices you don’t want to make. That’s what decides your destiny.”
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The Wishing Map
Chapter Fifteen: Destiny (Continued)
Previously: Aunt Aloysia told Gina and Zack they must return to Ismara and find the lost Revealer, the key to the other Objects.
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“Aunt Aloysia,” said Gina, “it just seems like you know so much about all of this and—I know this is a completely bizarre question because the Courier was supposed to be a guy, but—you’re not…I mean…”
Aloysia grasped her by the shoulders, looked her straight in the eyes, and said, “I am not the person who came here from Ismara. And I have always been a woman.”
“Oh, no, I didn’t mean…it’s just—”
“I was the only friend the Courier had, the only one the Courier confided in.”
“And so the Courier is—”
“Dead? Yes. I promised to find the one—or ones—whose destiny it was to…
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