ZOEY'S POV

"Shaylin…," Stevie Rae began. "There's this thing called…True Death."

She nodded. "Yeah, I know. Neferet just gave it to me."

My eyes narrowed. "You know? How are you…I don't know, so calm?"

She shrugged. "I figured it out when my reading of her went strange. So what's to be worried about? I know what's going to happen and I know I'm going to die. So why should I cry about it?"

At that moment, I think, is when I really admired Shaylin's stamina and her steel. She never said much, and honestly I never really noticed her, but she was probably the bravest girl I'd met. There probably wasn't a cure for this thing, and she was acting like it was nothing.

"Shaylin," I finally decided, "What do you want to do for a month?"

She blinked in confusion. "What do you mean?"

"You have a month, right? So what do you want to do? The least we can do for you is let you do whatever you want."

She shrugged. "I want…I want it to be normal, I suppose. I don't want anyone to act strangely around me, and I want Neferet to think she hasn't affected us in any way."

A slow smile spread across her features, one that made her look somewhat like the Cheshire Cat. "And I want to do everything in my power to make Neferet's life hell."

Surprisingly, Aphrodite gave a sharp clap. "Now you're making sense, girl."

We all had to laugh.

A/N – Okay, I feel bad for this short chapter but I had to include it. Next time I'll write something more (or I'll try to) for you guys. Thanks for reading, and please review!