Kara met me the next day at lunch. She plopped down a book in front of me, releasing a cloud of dust. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Just this one more.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve said that for the last hour.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Yeah, but seriously, this is the last one.Ã¢â‚¬Â I rolled my eyes and scanned the index.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s see, creature training, creature abilities, Companions, creature bonding Ã¢â‚¬â€œÃ¢â‚¬Å“ My finger stopped at these
words, my mouth open in a silent o. I flipped to the page and read out loud.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“There is but one wae to bonde kreature and master, and this wae is known only by three: Masters Thane, Tristan, and Belmos.Ã¢â‚¬Â
I looked at Kara, and she shrugged. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Out of date.Ã¢â‚¬Â I kept reading.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This bonde does rekwire two eggs of koi, and yet five more of the Northern kitsune.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Again, out of date. They didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t start calling them Arkenian until they named Arkene.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Will you shush? Anyway, Thy cauldron shall boil under the half-moon, and thou shalt drop in the eggs, and stir thrice. Thou shalt add thy mixture to seven handfuls of the purest of gold, and say this spell.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Well? What does it say?Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Nothing. After this itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s blank.Ã¢â‚¬Â
I nodded grimly. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Maybe they didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know the spell.Ã¢â‚¬Â
We sat in silence for a while.