Luc Charday

Ghost Wolf, Chapter 20: A Day at the Museum

(If you’re reading the original edition, this is the first half of Chapter 17.)

Adriane, Emily, Kara, Zach, and the entire Charday family — yes, this includes Gran, because she’s finally recovered from her coma — visit the gallery in Philadelphia where Luc is showing off his sculptures. And apparently my art grad student friends and I were totally wrong about what the sculptures looked like, because they’re steel geometric shapes, and not neon lights. Anyway, Luc offers to teach Adriane how to make these sculptures, which is pretty awesome of him.

On the Ravenswood front, Dreamer’s “epic” return to the preserve has become front-page news in the Stonehill newspaper. Everyone thinks that Dreamer escaped from the zoo and walked all the way back to Ravenswood. This feat has catapulted Dreamer to “Ravenswood mascot” status. Also, the school started an extremely successful petition to keep Ravenswood open — so successful, in fact, that the Catty Girls and Cool Dudes are spreading the movement to other schools in the area.

After hearing about all this Ravenswood news, Luc, Emily, Kara, and Zach run off to do other stuff. This gives Gran and Willow the chance to tell Adriane that she can stay in Ravenswood instead of living with her parents in New York. So, hooray, status quo is restored.

The new edition then adds this scene, in which Adriane apologizes to Kara for acting like a total bitch earlier in the book:

Willow pulled away, patted her hair, and walked after her husband. Nodding in satisfaction, Gran took a seat to rest.

Adriane scanned the gallery and saw Kara standing alone in the next room, studying a sculpture suspended from the ceiling. The warrior walked over and stood silently next to the blond girl.

“Hey, what’s up?” Kara asked.

Adriane shuffled her boot across the wood floor. “I said some terrible things to a friend.”

“And?”

“Do you think she would forgive me?”

Kara turned to face Adriane. “If she’s really your friend, you shouldn’t have to even ask.”

“Okay,” Adriane said.

A slow smile spread over Kara’s face. “Besides, I was getting lonely being the only Level Two mage.”

Adriane’s wolf stone flashed bright silver. “Not anymore.”

Next time: A massive status update.