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Chasing Quicksilver

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It wasn't safe to dare to step foot into the cottage's snug kitchen, oh no. Because, you see, may the gods spare fools from the ire of a thwarted cook with a Goal seemingly forever out of reach --

Let alone two of them.

"Damn it. Close, but not right. Again. And I don't have time ... we need to move on tonight."

Lasswell eyed the tureen on the hob like it was a viper. Behind him the sound of rhythmic chopping ceased; Ignis did not sigh, but was a sympathetic sound nonetheless.

"We'll make another attempt at the next town."