Hello! Mirelle here. Still hanging out outside the Three Fates’ penthouse trying to figure out what my next move should be. A couple minutes ago, i smelled danger and bad fortune coming from the penthouse. Remember? I told you i can figure out secrets by their scents. Danger smells like roses, mothballs and the faintest note of skunk. Anyway, the smell went away almost as fast as it came. Now i only smell boredom. It smells like a pair of old sneakers. But barely there old sneakers. Not pungent.. bland. I think i’ll go back down to my apartment, but I told my Mom i was going to the library for a couple of hours. I could go there, i guess, but i was hoping to find the secret magic. I won’t be able to concentrate on reading if i go to the library now.
Wait! I smell magic! Here in the hallway! The hall is pretty big and full of plants. The magic is within a couple of feet of me. The mix of peanut butter and blueberry pie! Just now, the penthouse door opens. Out come the butler and Finley. Finley says, it’s so nice of you to drive me to Greyaire Towers, Daniel. I’ve been wanting to visit my Gran for a couple of weeks, but my car is not running well. I don’t like the bus.
It’s my pleasure, Miss Barrett. Lena instructed me take you anywhere in town you want to go. Jessica will be fine alone for a couple of hours.
… I think to myself.. now’s the time, Mirelle. No one will be home but Jessica.. and well, she’s a crystal ball. Maybe they won’t lock the door? As if. But then Daniel inserts a key, turns it, and off they go.
What’s that faint sound? Now the magic scent is stronger than ever. The blueberry pie is overwhelming the peanut butter! I hear the tinkling of a tiny bell. It’s coming from this palm pot. I look down and see a sparkle half buried in the dirt. It starts to glow. I pull the object out of the dirt. It’s a key! It’s a silver key with a blue topaz handle. My phone beeps with a text. Dear Mirelle.. You’ve found the tenth topaz. Use it to open Fate’s door. Inside there are two more gems like this one. I need them to avert the danger.
I don’t think twice. I walk across the hall and insert the key. I guess the Three Fates hide their keys in houseplants too…
To be continued..