The unexpected has a nasty habit of arriving unexpectedly.
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The Wishing Map
Chapter Twenty-Two: Everything (Continued)
Previously: Gina and Zack arrived at the western coast of Frenga in search of the Questing Beast.
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Thanks to the pearls Maerith and Shelcor had left them, Zack and Gina ate a lavish breakfast, served by the suddenly slavish innkeeper. He’d decided that they were the children of rich nobles, and repeatedly asked to meet “the father and mother of such delightful little pooties!” Pooties, according to popular Frengan sentiment, are pink-cheeked cloud shepherd babies. Zack resented the inaccuracy. Gina resented being called a baby.
They’d learned of a coach bound for Holos, the kingdom east of Frenga and the direction the sword wanted to go. Three hours would pass before the horses were changed and the coachman sobered up, so sister and brother sat opposite…
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