The three moons of Hereva were in alignment that night, and their reflected light caused quite a spectacle in the Zombiah cathedral.
It was under this magical light that Coriander, my friend, became...
Queen of Qualicity.
The festivities began soon after.
A giant party with all of the magic schools and hundreds of prestigious guests from all over Hereva.
Oh! It's you!
I was deep in my own thoughts.
I'm going inside. It's getting cold out here.
Quick! It's her!
Hurry! She's here!
Miss Saffron! Can you say a few words for the Qualicity Daily?
Yes, of course!
Miss Saffron! Hereva Style Gazette. Which designer are you wearing tonight?
You see, Carrot? I think I understand why I'm not in the mood.
All my friends are so successful and sometimes I wish I had just a fraction of what they have.
Coriander is a queen.
Saffron is a rich superstar.
Even Shichimi looks so perfect with her school.
And me? What do I have?
I snuck out some food. Do you want any?
It feels weird that I have to sneak around to eat any food. But our teacher tells us we must look like pure spirits with no basic human needs.
Ha! There you are!
Finally! Somewhere I can go to get away from the photographers. They drive me crazy.
Try avoiding boring discussions with politicians when you have this thing on your head.
By the way, Pepper, I finally met your godmothers. They really are “special”.
I mean, you are so lucky. I'm sure they let you do whatever you want.
Like, defying this useless posturing and banter without worrying about diplomacy.
Or dancing and having fun without caring what people might think.
Or tasting all the food at the buffet without fearing that someone will see you!
Oh! Pepper!? Did we say something to upset you?
Not at all! Thank you, my friends!
TO BE CONTINUED...
January, 2019 Art & scenario: David Revoy. Beta readers: CalimeroTeknik, Craig Maloney, Martin Disch, Midgard, Nicolas Artance, Valvin. English version Proofreading: CalimeroTeknik, Craig Maloney, Martin Disch. Based on the universe of Hereva Creator: David Revoy. Lead maintainer: Craig Maloney. Writers: Craig Maloney, Nartance, Scribblemaniac, Valvin. Correctors: Willem Sonke, Moini, Hali, CGand, Alex Gryson. Software: Krita 4.1.5~appimage, Inkscape 0.92.3 on Kubuntu 18.04.1. License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0. www.peppercarrot.com
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