By Diane Duane
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You ready? “Yeah. ” Kit managed with some difficulty to get Ponch to hold still long enough to slip the leash-spell around his neck. Should Ponch’s search for Darryl take them into some space where there wasn’t air, or something else humans and dogs needed to survive, the leash would make sure Kit’s fail-safe spells temporarily covered Ponch, until Kit could improvise something else. It would also keep them from getting separated in any hostile environment. Where to first? “Darryl’s school,” Kit said.
Dairine shrieked. “It’s on Pluto,” Nita said. ” “Hah! ” “You hate my bed,” Nita said. “My mattress is too hard for you. And what’s more, my bed and every other piece of furniture in this house have been instructed that after I leave, they’re to teleport any living creature they touch right into the part of school where you’re scheduled to be at that particular moment in time. ” “I’ve password-locked it. If you want, you can spend all day trying to unlock it from outside the house… and then still have to explain to Dad why you weren’t in school again.
It could wait another day, or two, or three, for the little fine it would cost her. Maybe I’ll feel more like it over the weekend. Nita let out a long breath as she looked at her manual. It wasn’t as if it was alive in any way, as if it had anything with which to look at her… …but it was looking at her, and she wasn’t sure what to make of its expression. She flipped it idly open to the back section, where the status listings were. Turning a few pages brought her to Kit’s listing, which she scanned with brief, weary interest.
A Wizard Alone: The Sixth Book in the Young Wizards Series by Diane Duane