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PJ, Eros and the Mystic Princesses’ parents have gathered in PJ’s living room because the Children of Ares sent a ransom note after kidnapping the girls. The group worried quietly, but Athena was the first to speak. “It’s going to be okay. Remember, while we were in New Orleans, I taught the girls the acronym SKARED. They will find a way to free themselves from the Children of Ares.”
“And they learned self-defense techniques while living in my underwater castle near Kauai,” King Neptune added.
Just then the door burst open, and the girls ran into the room and Harmonie said, “You should have seen Breanna. She was amazing!”
“Yes,” Janna chimed in. “The Children of Ares tricked the principal at our school. They told him they wanted to read to the class for Children’s Book Day. Then they separated us into groups to play hide-and-seek because the book was about playing outside.”
“They trapped us in rope nets, but they forgot Breanna can throw fireballs,” Coral laughed. “So she waited until they were gone and lit the nets on fire above our heads.”
“Then Catie took over,” Breanna added. “She turned us all into birds so that we’d be smaller and wouldn’t get burned. As soon as a hole was big enough we each flew out of the nets.”
“You girls are so smart,” Athena said. “I’m proud of you for remaining calm and finding a way out of a scary situation.”