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After their victorious bluff against the gang bangers, the three decided that it was time to return to France.
"All right, everything is in place." Mary said as she, Francis, and Shawn stepped inisde the symbol that Chris had drawn. "All that is needed is to recite the spell."
"Mary..." Shawn asked nervously. "What if this doesn't work...what if you and Francis are stuck here forever?" Francis grabbed the hands of his wife and friend and gave them a sad smile.
"Whatever happens now, we will stay together." He vowed as Mary nodded. Shawn began to recite the spell that Snow had pulled off the internet. For a couple minutes, nothing happened and fear was setting in, but suddenly, the darkness was beginning to seep through the snow covered trees. It was the same darkness that Mary and Francis had both seen when they had disappeared in the royal wood.
"It's working..." Mary whispered as Shawn kept reciting. Finally, the darkness completely surrounded them and they were engulfed in it. Shawn stopped talking as everything around them faded into pure nothingness.
French Court. France. 1558
When Mary, Francis, and Shawn Klaas regained their senses, they found themselves in a wood that was free of snow and cold. "Mary...are you all right?" Francis asked as he helped his wife to her feet.
"I'm all right." She said as she rose up. "Is Shawn well?"
"Shawn?" Francis called out. They found him near the edge of the woods looking on in amazement.
"It's true...it's all true..." Shawn muttered in disbelief as he stared mouth agape at a large castle about a football field away from the wood.
"We're home." Francis said happily as Mary held his hand in hers. The royal couple along with Shawn began walking towards the castle. As they came closer, they were spotted by guards who alerted everyone inside to their presence.
"The King and Queen have been found!" One guard shouted. "Alert the Queen mother!" The news spread throughout French court as the three made their way inside. As they stepped into the courtyard, everyone was giving thanks that Francis and Mary had returned alive and unharmed. When they reached the throne room, Mary was greeted by Lola, Kenna, and Greer. Meanwhile, Francis was embraced by Bash and Catherine.
"Mary, you're alive!" Kenna exclaimed as the three ladies embraced her.
"My son...I thought I had lost you." Catherine said as she kissed and held him. Shawn stood off in the corner, feeling awkward at being surrounded by European royalty. He was eventually spotted by lady Lola.
"Mary, who is that?" She asked as Catherine's eagle eyes darted over to the young man.
"Francis, who is that boy?" she asked coldly, believing that he might have had something to do with his and Mary's disappearance. Francis smiled as he motioned Shawn over.
"This is Shawn Klaas...my dearest friend." The French King explained as Shawn grinned.
"Your majesty." Shawn greeted as he bowed his head.
"Kneel." Francis told Shawn as he withdrew his sword. Shawn nervously got on his knees as Francis held the sword in front of him.
"For services to the crown and for saving my life several times, I Francis II, King of France declare you Shawn Klaas to be the Marquis of Marseille." A tearful Shawn bowed his reverence to his beloved friends.
"My King...my Queen." He said as he pulled out his snub nose revolver and presented it to them as if it were a sword.
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