Perda shivered on the icy, marble ground.
"So, if we have to jump over Xoanna`s plans, we`ll have to be smarter than her."
Zann said, catching onto Perda`s line of thinking.
"Do you think there is a dousing spell over the whole place?"
Darb asked nervously.
Perda shrugged as she pulled her purple jacket around her for warmth.
"We`ll have to figure out Xoanna and Morb`s plans. Fast!"
"We know one thing- they`re gonna torture us. Did you hear Morb say that he plans to make us painful?"
Nobody said anything for a moment.
They were all afraid of what Xoanna`s next plan might be.
After all, she was working with Morb, and Xoanna was Morb`s niece.
Perda was deep in thought when another scary thought seized her, making her heartbeat faster than ever.
"Do you think Xoanna will capture Gliss too?"
"Probably." Darb sighed gravely.
"Xoanna knows that Gliss is friends with us. So maybe she sent the X members to capture Gliss, too."
"Another thing is clear; 1. We have to get out of here. And 2, Xoanna gave us permission to use our brains, didn`t she?"
"Let`s just test our magic here."
Perda rubbed her hands.
After seconds, a platter of puckkerberry pancakes appeared right in front of them.
"Dig in!" Perda whispered.
"We`ll have to keep it secret that there isn`t a dousing spell here."
Darb said cautiously.
"We mustn`t let them know there is magic here until they test it themselves."
The kids finished eating when the door opened.
Perda quickly blasted the plate.
It made a sound, but nobody seemed to notice it.
Xoanna entered, with Morb, both having evil smiles.
Behind them were a troop of people, pulling a new prisoner, which made the kids cry out-
"Gliss!" Darb shouted.
Gliss was trying to pull free of the grasp, but eventually they threw her down and shackled her.
Then, they went out, leaving the four kids alone.