(If you’re reading the original edition, this is the first half of Chapter 14.)
Kara finds herself on stage in the middle of the school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her Unicorn Jewel is out of magic, but that’s not the worst thing going on.
The play is in total chaos. Adriane — still disguised as Kara — is hanging on to Marcus in a lovey-dovey way. Ozzie is attempting to do dragonfly damage control, and utterly failing. The Catty Girls are force-feeding Musso. Rae is chasing Kyle like a lovesick puppy. Oh, and the entire audience noticed that Kara suddenly popped into the play … and they think it’s part of the show. Kara recites some of her lines from the play, but Adriane fires Magic Missiles at her. Of course, with humans being stupid in this series, they just think that the Magic Missiles are some kind of special effects trick.
Thankfully, Emily dresses up as a wall (what?) and hides Kara from the audience, giving them the perfect opportunity to recap everything that’s happened so far. Oddly enough, the audience thinks that the unexpected appearance of a wall is all part of the show, too.
Kara summons Starfire so she can return to the Fairy Realms, and the fire horse appears! Turns out he’s not dead after all, because he found another Power Crystal to fuel him. So yay, the party knows where two Power Crystals are!
But wait — what about the obvious fire horse that’s somehow not burning down the entire school? Luckily, Emily takes off her costume and comes up with some BS about advertising the upcoming tourist season at Ravenswood. She then casts Dispel — which Kara amplifies — removing all spells from the cast and crew. The play continues as if nothing happened, and the Catty Girls back away from Musso because they think he’s a weirdo.
Kara then mounts Starfire, and the two ride out of the auditorium. And of course, nobody questions the existence of a bad-ass fire horse. Stupid humans.
Next time: Kara fights a boss with the Power of Friendship.