The Plotting Begins
Hattie sat in her room and seethed. She was angrier than she had ever been before. The only thing she could think about was that wretched girl Ella. She sat at her desk staring out the window and dreaming up devilish schemes to make Ella pay for what she had cost her. She dreamed of getting hold of Lucinda's wand, for every fairy carried a miniature wand and only used it for highly advanced spells, and using it horribly against Ella. Maybe she would make Ella forget who she is. Or better yet make her forget who Char was. That was her best idea so far and she rather liked it. The more she dwelled on it the more she realized that that was her only option. That was the only way she could keep on living. So for the next weeks she plotted and schemed on how to corner Lucinda and capture her wand.
When her plans were finally secure she went to talk to her mother. Hattie had finally lost it. There was only one thing she could think about and nothing was going to get in her way. She strolled right up to her mother's quarters and walked right in,something she would never had dared do if it were any other situation. Her mother was laying in her bed, where she had been ever since Ella ran off with Char. She was in a daze and hadn't come out even to eat. She was weak and thin. Her mother didn't even acknowledge her presence. She continued to lay on her back staring unseeing up at the ceiling.
"Oh, for heaven sakes Mother get up! I have a plan to get Char back. And it is flawless and better than any of your match maker games. Now up. In the shower, dress, eat and meet me in my room." Hattie ordered her very newly cheered up mother. She left the room as quickly as she came and hurried off to her room for last minute touches.
Dame Olga jumped out of bed with her newly found energy. She did as exactly as Hattie told her and then thought abut the whole situation. If Hattie was going to bring all the ideas to the table then she would at least command them. She was still the mother and that's exactly what she intended to tell Hattie. She took her sweet time about getting down to Hattie's room. She strode proudly into the room and immediately started her bargain.
"Now you Listen here Hatlina. You may have thought of the plans and may bring the idea to the table but under no circumstances will you order me around. I am still your mother and if I don't agree to it it doesn't happen. Now after you fail four times its over. I call the shots from there. If you don't except this proposal then I will refuse to help you." She placed both of her wrinkled hands on her hips and stared defiantly at Hattie.
Hattie gaped at her mother. The nerve of that woman. To come in here and order her about. Who exactly has been taking care of her for the last month. Herself. And who had to take care of her mother all that time because she was too down to take of herself when it was Hattie who should have been more depressed than her mother for the loss of her crown and future husband. Hattie racked her brain to try and see how she cold turn this to her advantage.
"Fine, but you will do everything I askof you until I fail. After that I will do what you will. But this is now my bet. First thing first. We need to go see Lucinda and convince her to let us see her by convincing her that we have something of value that she would want then...