I run back towards the tea shop, keeping an eye out for any Rangers. We had split up to look for that one Ranger, and as I was searching I promptly realized that I had left the cookies in the oven!
I stop to catch my breath a bit, and as I do so my watch starts beeping. I look at it, wondering if one of the other girls need any help. With a start, I realize it's a SOS coming from the tea shop! I jump up and rush to the establishment. When it comes into view, I see the door has been left open, and two figures are standing inside.
What on earth? I think, and run faster, bursting in. I quick look shows my good friend Arrethtraen Sprocketline standing next to another girl, who I had never seen before.
"What happened?" I ask, looking about. Things were rather cluttered, and the icy remains of an auto lay on the floor. "Goodness, you're bleeding! Ari should have a first aid kit around here somewhere . . .''
"An auto was about to shoot me, but Emily here saved me just in time,'' Arrethtraen says breathlessly. That explains the remains, I think.
"Thank you for saving my friend," I say, shaking hands with Emily after I handed said friend the first aid kit.
"Of course!" replies Emily, smiling.
We are distracted though, by a voice saying "Hello? Anyone here?" I whirl around, expecting to see another Ranger. Instead, it's a guy wearing the outfit of a pirate and looking concerned.
"What happened? Are you okay?" He stepped forward.
"Yeah, we're fine. Who are you?" I raise an eyebrow.
"I'm Spector Otterquill."
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