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Chapter Five Hundred and Ninety : Far from home (part five)

CHAPTER FIVE HUNDRED and NINETY

(part five)

Thursday morning — 8:05 a.m.

“What are you talking about?” Fin asked Tanesha in a heavy whisper

They were squeezing their way past people’s knees to get to their usual seats next to Cody.

“You’re late,” Cody said, as he moved aside for Fin to pass.

“Family drama,” Tanesha said, sitting down next to Cody.

“Don’t I know it,” Cody said. “The TA came in and said he’ll be a few minutes so you have time.”

“Thank God,” Tanesha said. “I have to talk to Fin a bit.”

Cody nodded and looked away.

“Katy says that she’s in a time loop,” Tanesha said in a low voice. “She specifically mentioned that the fairies are trying to get the Sword of Truth from Paddie.”

“Not our fairies,” Fin said. “No one would be that stupid.”

Tanesha gave him a quick shake of her head. Fin sighed.

“Swords of power find their owners,” Fin said. “There’s nothing that can be done about it.”

“Nelson said that they are trying to get the sword before Maughold gave it to Paddie,” Tanesha said.

“I know that all of you tell this story that Maughold gave the sword to Paddie,” Fin said with a shake of his head. “That’s impossible. It might have felt to the child like Maughold was giving him something, but …”

Fin shook his head.

“Why?” Tanesha asked.

Fin look at her as if she were an annoying child.

“Maughold was, and for all I know may still be, the keeper of the remains and artifacts in that crypt,” Fin said. “He cannot give it away.”

“Why?” Tanesha asked. “Pretend I’m a child who doesn’t know anything.”

Fin shot her a look that confirmed that she was in fact an annoying child. She smiled and nodded to encourage him.

“Like everything in the universe, swords vibrate,” Fin said. “Swords of Power vibrate at a singular energetic wave. They can only connect with a being that has the same vibration. Our Paddie has that vibration. Now, Maughold may have recognized that the sword and Paddie went together, but he could not just give the sword to anyone. That person must have the proper vibration.”

“So it won’t surprise you that Katy says that she was given the Vanquisher?” Tanesha asked.

“What?” Fin asked in such a loud voice that the entire class turned to look at her.

At that moment, the professor called the class to order. He lowered the lights and started his lecture.

“Impossible,” Fin said in a low whisper.

“Why?” Tanesha asked.

“It was destroyed,” Fin said.

“Clearly not,” Tanesha said.

Fin visibly shivered. Tanesha put her hand on his arm.

“What is it?” Tanesha asked.

“If the Vanquisher still exists, the entire universe is in danger,” Fin said.

“Why?” Tanesha asked.

“And you’re telling me that it’s in the hands of a six year old human child?” Fin asked.

Fin shook his head. He would say no more. He pointed to the professor and fell silent.

Denver Cereal continues tomorrow…

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