Last time on Wild Born, Conor learned how to have visions of the future, and all the main characters not named Abeke got Epically Infodumped. Will they be able to find all the McGuffins before the end of the series? Find out after the cut.
Meilin strolled along a wooden walkway through a manicured garden, a fragile parasol on her shoulder. She reached a bridge over a brook between two ponds. Below, ornamental carp swam in lazy circles, flashing their red, orange, yellow, and white scales among the purple blossoms of the water lilies.
Meilin dreams of being in a not!Chinese garden with a giant panda bear. The panda — Jhi, obviously — apologizes for being a sucktastic spirit animal, and tries to convince Meilin that she can be useful in battle.
Suddenly, the sky turns dark, and Meilin feels cold. She wakes up and finds herself outside on Sunset Tower’s battlements. It turns out that Meilin sleepwalked her way outside. Meilin tries to reenter the tower, but can’t open the door. Luckily, Jhi opens it from the other side.
After thanking Jhi for saving her, Meilin returns to bed.
Stuff I Forgot to Mention Above:
Meilin has sleepwalked three times since bonding with Jhi.
Sleepwalking is one of the side effects of bonding with a spirit animal. Other symptoms include nightmares, mood swings, panic attacks, and rashes. Damn, I’m starting to sound like a pharmaceutical ad.
Real World Comparisons:
To make the whole Amaya = the Americas comparison even more obvious, this chapter reveals that Amaya is called “The New Lands”.
How had she reached this garden? She hadn’t. This was a dream.
Next time: Abeke gets Epically Infodumped.