7 Minutes Earlier
Scorpions, Aetherpouches and traveling needs. That’s what’s going on around here.
I stand, arms crossed, eyes darting to Lila Lightcraft and then back on Rex Blackdash, and then my nice little system repeats. Lila is explaining something to Rex about an “Aetherpouch” that can hold a lot of things… I guess like Mary Poppins’ carpet bag?
“This is my Aetherpouch,” Lila explains. “It has my initials on it so I know it’s mine.” She grins, then adds as she puts the pouch away, “Y’all can do that to your Aetherpouches too if you want!”
I smile once Lila is done explaining. “I guess I’ll look for one of ‘em sometime. They seem handy.”
Rex looks very confused and slightly anxious. “We should look for Kitty now, right?”
Lila nods. “Yeah. We should be ready to go in a few minutes, right, Nola?” She turns to me with an expectant smile.
I shift my weight from one leg to the other. “Yeah. There’s just something I need to get done first.”
“Okay!” Lila chirps.
“I’ll be right back!” I exclaim, and then sprint off to the library.
Book in hand, I make my way out of the library and into the main halls. I peer back down at the book that I’m holding - The Effects of Fog and How to Avoid Them by a famous philosopher.
While I wasn’t looking, I must have rammed right into something. I retract back, my face sore from the collision. I look upward to see who or what I rammed into.
She gasps, her eyes wide and locked on mine. “Nola! How long have I been gone…?”
“Uh…” I don’t know exactly how to answer that question. How long had she been gone? I can’t even remember! All I know now - and honestly care about - is that she’s back in the Sanctuary. “I’m not sure… I’m glad you’re back! Where were you?”
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