Chapter 11 Summary

As Meg relaxes and leans into the chest of the beast who is carrying her, one of Meg’s final thoughts before she falls asleep is about the sweet scent of the beast’s fur. Meg hopes her own scent is not offensive to this gentle creature. Later, when she awakens, Meg is relieved to discover that the pain she had been suffering is gone. She looks around and becomes aware of the darkness that surrounds her and that her clothes have been stripped from her body. Someone is rubbing an ointment onto her body. Meg stretches her muscles and is pleased that she can finally move; she is no longer paralyzed.

The beast calls the planet Ixchel. Meg asks the beast why it is so dark. Everything Meg has seen has been in shades of...

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