Disclaimer: Alas, Fablehaven belongs to Brandon Mull. I’m just borrowing the characters.
Seth was no stranger to rude awakenings. But the thing about rude awakenings is that, while you may get used to them, they don’t get any less annoying.
So when his sleep was brought to an abrupt end by shrieks and giggles that morning, it was with great annoyance that he went to see what the fuss was about.
He made his way downstairs and found his step sisters bouncing with delight, laughing shrilly all the while.
“What’s the party for?” Seth asked, only half caring. The steps’ happiness and his were often mutually exclusive, which meant he likely wouldn’t care to hear the answer.
“A ball!” Anita said, too excited to shoot Seth her customary glare.
“The prince is putting on a ball!” Exclaimed Carmen, as if it wasn’t obvious that the royal family would be hosting it.
“And since when does that concern you two?” Seth asked. Sure, they came from a well off and well respected family, but not one high enough to warrant ball invitations being extended to them.
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