Monica, Corinne, and I gathered into a circle to discuss what we were going to do from here, but I was hardly paying any attention to them.
“Allie? Hey, are you okay?” Corinne asked, noticing that I was stuck in a daze.
“Oh, yeah I’m fine. Monica, Corinne, I have to go to Feorden.” I stated.
“Allie, Feorden is a distant land in turmoil. Without a proper ruler, everyone has become confused with their lives, and they don’t know what they’re doing.” Monica said worriedly.
“I have also heard that the stewardess of the castle in Feorden is absolutely cruel. She doesn’t care about anyone, only money and ruling.” Corinne told me.
“Then that just gives me even more of a reason to go. I have to save my people. If I didn’t do anything to help them, then I would be just as bad as the stewardess.” I said, quite determined.
“You seem very passionate about this, Allie. And who are we to stand in your way?” Monica said with a smile.
“Thank you, Monica. All my life I’ve searched for my right path, and now it’s been revealed to me. Without you two, I never would have found it.” I said gratefully.
The next morning….
“Goodbye, Allie. Please keep in touch with me, okay? It won’t be improper for us to talk now that you’re a princess, too. I always knew there was a bit of royalty in you.” Katrina said with tears in her eyes. She had never spoken to me so kindly before, and I knew that she truly meant it.
“Thank you so much, Katrina! I promise that we will see each other again, and I will write to you.” I promised.
“So, where are you going from here?” Monica asked Corinne.
“To tell you the truth, I had hoped that I could get a job with your agency, but I suppose that since I didn’t arrest the man you were after, I don’t get it, huh?” Corinne asked, her eyes disappointed.
“Everyone makes mistakes, Corinne. Even I do. I wouldn’t not recommend you to the agency just because you didn’t make an arrest. You have all the qualifications of a detective, and I would gladly recommend you.” Monica said sincerely.
“It sounds like you two are saying goodbye.” I said I stepped up to Monica and Corinne.
“Not exactly. We were talking about Corinne working with me.” Monica corrected.
“Oh, well, I was thinking – well actually hoping that you and Corinne would come with me to Feorden.” I said hopefully.
“It would be an honor, Allie.” Corinne accepted. “I’d love to come, too, Allie, but I have to get the princesses back to their homes.” Monica said.
Then Katrina came over to our group. “Monica, why don’t you call for some other detectives to help us? You can go with Allie and Corinne and I’ll be fine with the other princesses until the detectives arrive.” Katrina offered.
“Hmm…” Monica thought it over. “Alright! Are you sure you’ll be okay here, Katrina?” Monica asked.
“Definitely!” Katrina said with a smile.
I threw my arms around Katrina and said, “Thank you so much!” Katrina was surprised by the hug, but she did hug me back. “You’re welcome.” She said sweetly.
We said our last goodbyes and headed on our way to Feorden. We weren’t sure what exactly lay ahead on our journey, and we carried nothing with us, but our determination, courage, and most important of all, our friendship.
That ends Part 3! Part 4 coming in one hour! 😀