Thursday is BICP’s eighth anniversary! But with two pages left in the chapter, I’m going to queue them as usual, and post the happy-birthday graphic afterward.

Jany: . . . and that’s time. I hope it’s enough. Do you hear anyone upstairs?

Kara Lynn: Not yet.

Jany: Go back to lizard form? I know it hurts — and not in the fun way — but it won’t be for long.

Kara Lynn: Of course, Master.

Jany: . . . and if anyone asks, all this damage was done by Lightning.

Lightning (German): [ Why did she have me pull off the tail? Perhaps I got the English word wrong . . . ]