Make sure the seaweed lies flat.''Okay.''Leave an inch below the knee.''Okay.''It's got to be loose enough to put a finger in the top.''Sean Kendrick.' I say it emphatically enough that the stallion's ears prick toward me. (...)Sean doesn't appear to be at all apologetic. 'I think you'd better let me do that after all.''You're the one who had me in here in the first place.' I say. 'Now I think it's you who doesn't trust me.''It's not just you,' He replies.I glower at him. 'Well, I'll tell you what. I'll hold him and you wrap. That way, when it's done wrong, there's only yourself to slap. And take your jacket. I'm tired of holding it.
If we shadows have offended, Think but this, and all is mended,That you have but slumbered hereWhile these visions did appear.And this weak and idle theme,No more yielding but a dream,Gentles, do not reprehend:If you pardon, we will mend:And, as I am an honest Puck,If we have unearned luckNow to 'scape the serpent's tongue,We will make amends ere long;Else the Puck a liar call;So, good night unto you all.Give me your hands, if we be friends,And Robin shall restore amends.
The memory burned like bile in my stomach, and I closed my eyes, wishing it didn't have to be this way. I loved Puck like a brother and a best friend. And yet, during a very dark period when I was confused and lonely and hurt, my affection for him had led me to do something stupid, something I shouldn't have done. I knew he loved me, and the fact that I'd taken advantage of his feelings made me disgusted with myself. I wished I knew how to fix it, but the barely concealed pain in Puck's eyes told me no amount of words would make it better.
Wait, you already know where you are? Puck demanded as we edged toward the mouth of the alley, stepping over trash and piles of debris. How does that work, cat? Most cities are very much the same, Goodfellow. Grimalkin reached the edge of the sidewalk and peered back, waving his tail. Trods are everywhere, if you know where to look. Also, I am a cat. And he trotted off down the street.
Wow, Meghan! Kimi bounced in place, clapping her hands. You look awesome! I love what you did with your hair.PRINCESS. Ironhorse looked me up and down, nodding in approval.TRULY, YOU ARE A VISION.I glanced at Puck, who was staring at me in a daze. Um he stammered, while I nearly went into shock with the novelty of actually rendering Puck speechless. You looknice, he muttered at last.I blushed, suddenly self-conscious.