CHAPTER FIVE HUNDRED AND NINETY-SIX
“I want that stuff out of my house,” Maresol said.
“We can deal with this when you get home,” Sandy said.
“Don’t you touch it again,” Maresol said.
“I won’t but… I mean, I hate to bring it up, but the items in special storage could also…””
The four people in New York gasped at the idea. Seth shook his head and then stopped.
“I was going to say that it’s not possible,” Seth said. “But of course it’s possible. The art in the special storage could also have magical properties. Those bastards melted into the background.”
“We’ll find out, Sandy,” Bernie said. “Is there anything else?”
“Perses said that you should call him,” Sandy said. “He’ll come to help. But he said that…”
“I don’t really know what it is,” Sandy said. “Perses wouldn’t let us open the crate. He said that Abi needed to be there to destroy it.”
“It’s that bad?” Seth asked.
“He wouldn’t let us open the crate!” Sandy said. “He was like, ‘We need to leave this alone.’ He kind of dragged us out of the area. Hecate and I had a great time going through the paintings, but he told us to stop. It was… intense.”
“Sounds intense,” Seth said.
“Well, we’re safe now,” Sandy said. “We’re going to head to soccer games and all of that soon. Do you want to talk to the kids?”
“We’ll call later,” Maresol said.
Sandy watched a look pass between Maresol, Claire, Seth, and Bernie. They all nodded in unison. Seth moved the computer so he was the only person in the frame.
“Don’t worry about this stuff,” Seth said. “We’ll do what we can. That’s all we can do.”
“Okay,” Sandy said. “Thanks, Seth.”
“Of course,” Seth said. “Don’t overdo it today. You’re doing a great job of mending. That’s got to be your priority.”
“I won’t,” Sandy said. “Tanesha and Heather are coming over to help with soccer and stuff. Blane, too.”
“Good,” Seth said. “Love you!”
“Yeah,” Sandy said. “Me too.”
Seth hung up the video call. Sandy sat for a long moment before she shook herself. She noticed the time and realized she needed to wake the kids. She rolled out into the den to wake the teenagers.
Denver Cereal continues on Monday….
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