From the author: Ruhul and Aalia are finally allowed to visit Brigitte, who has promised some big news.
The day after meeting with Pierre, Brigitte texted Ruhul and Aalia asking them to bring her homework, and plan to stay for dinner. She mentioned that there was something important they needed to know, and she wanted them to hear it from her.
"Gitte!" Ruhul called as he came up the stairs. "We're coming up. You'd better be decent."
"Don't yell," Aalia admonished. "She's been sick. She could be sleeping."
Brigitte was stretched out on her chaise with Hēi Māo in cat form on her lap when they...