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AUTHOR'S NOTE: This story is a work of fiction. (I think you've probably read the disclaimer enough times by now, so I'm leaving it out. If you miss it, you can find it at the top of this episode.)

Midterms are over and the last of the barrage of papers is due Monday, so regular-length editions of The Quest shall resume next week - barring acts of God. Thanks for sticking with me, guys.


'Gw7en! Now!'
sea cried.

Gw7en screamed. The cat jumped and put a paw to its chest, staring at Gw7en with its eyes wide. sea tackled the cat back into the trunk and slammed the lid. The cat began pounding immediately, yelling muffled curses at its captors.

'Be careful, Marv. It's wily,'
said sea, handing him her keys.

'Are you sure you want to sacrifice your car, sea?'

sea grinned.
'It's just a rental.'

sea and Gw7en climbed back into the truck and sped off, leaving Marv to shake his head in disbelief. No one would ever believe that he drove a Porsche with a talking purple cat in the trunk over a cliff, but it would make a great story anyway.

'Shazz! I, um...'
Yo faltered.

Shazz stood with her arms crossed and a frown on her face.

'Arl, I thought I told you to stay away from him.'

'Yes, yes, my dear, you did,'
replied the old man.

'We were only discussing your lack of skill at knot-tying. It was a perfectly harmless conversation.'

Shazz glared at him.

'I heard you, you old fool. You were talking about the Vortex. Well he can't have it. It's mine. Mine and Redbeard's.'

Yo's eyes widened.

'So THAT's why sea killed Redbeard! The Vortex!'
He spoke without thinking, and he shut up quickly when Shazz glared furiously at him.

'She killed him for no reason. It's a well-known fact. I should kill you now, as you're of no value to me, but I think I'll keep you around. You can keep Arl company.'
Shazz turned on her heel and stalked into the darkness.

Yo shook his head.

'She has GOT to be kidding. She doesn't really think I'm going to stay here, does she?!'

Arlecchino shrugged.

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