After reading Guild Master Merek’s orders and ignoring them to pursue the remainder of her rehearsal, Ivana Cockatoo, threw herself into the most magnificent display of her drag career, even if it was only for twelve shady drag kings and queens and her husband, Antoine.
On her way back to her grandmother’s house, after walking her aunt Aïcha to the cottage, Eldenath heard footsteps approaching from behind. (Happy almost Birthday, Mum. You are one of the kindest, funniest and sweetest people on this earth. Thank you for all that you are and all that you do. Come on Barbie, let’s go party.)
Iosif, had delivered six letters, and persuaded four of the invitees to meet with the Guild Master’s General in the old werewolf enclosure. Iosif’s older sister, Iyzebel, (born on Civil Earth in peacetime, the fourth eldest Merek, after Farokh,) together with his younger sister, Yelena Merek, (Inajda and Eric’s youngest daughter) Ayo Apfvarzian, (eldest son of Juba and Lucy Apfvarzian) and Omorose Merek-Balsara, (Heyem Merek and Yemi Balsara’s daughter) Iosif and the others, watch as the Guild Master’s General eats up the meal Hope had laid out for him on a picnic rug.