Karen's Witch (Baby Sitters Little Sister #1)
There is one snag - I only have about twenty of the LS books in paperback, and only the first two in sequential order. So I really, really, really need the ebook versions. Does someone still have them on their computers or their kindle/nook or such? If you can get me the rest of them, you will have my undying gratitude. And a new snark every couple of days for a long, long time. ;)
And here we go!
Baby Sitters Little Sister
#1 Karen's Witch
Cover Snark: Our first glimpse of Karen! She's peeking around a fence at an old woman kneeling in front of a flower bed. Scandalous. Mrs. Porter doesn't look scary at all, though I think that shawl is really the afghan off my grandmother's couch. ALSO, she's got a gorgeous house. I'm confused by the fence, though, because it's just THERE and then there's what looks like the driveway to Mrs Porter's house right next to it. That's...strange.
Ladies and gentleman, we have the most heartfelt, beautiful first line to a story. Or at least when it's going to be 122 books of a small girl who we will want to push off a moving train after the first three books. What I am talking about? You'll probably want to shove Karen from that train before this one is done!
The first thing Karen tell us is her name and age, then she follows that up with she's very lucky. Why? She has two families! Oh Lord, I just walked into the two-two chapter without realizing it. It is funny though that she has to point out that there's one house for each family.
She introduces Andrew and tells us it's a very important job being a big sister. And now we know how to get Karen to do almost anything. Just tell her it's an important job! I swear, Karen, scooping the litter box is a very important job.
Andrew is not taking the divorce well and even Karen "OMG I have two families everyone" Brewer admits it gets confusing. She goes through two pages of all the peoples and pets in each house. Karen would've named Rocky "Jones" and Midgie "Vance." If she does ever reproduce, I hope for the baby's sake her husband does the naming.
Okay, that's sad she says that DM thinks he's so great because he gets to live with Watson The Real Live Millionaire (as opposed to The Real Dead Millioaire?) full time. That's a shitty thing for him to needle Karen about.
Oh! Our first taste of brat Karen, telling us how she breaks the rules of one parent's house while at the other parent's house. Lisa doesn't allow candy, so she gorges at Watson's. Nice.
There's a long paragraph how she thought she lost a pair of shoes and then found them but not before she brought another pair of shoes over to Watson's, which she didn't take back to the Little House. So she had to wear pink sneakers to Lisa's party and apparently her mother was really, really mad about this. Um, is anyone REALLY paying that much attention to a six year old's footwear at a party for adults?
Finally, we come to the shocker. There's a witch next door. Seriously! Karen spies on her all the time, so she knows! She HAS to spy on the witch because that's what any sane, rational person would do to protect her family. I fear for the Wiccans she'll encounter in high school and pray she will not try to burn them at the tether ball stake on the playground.
She lays out her case for Mrs Porter being Morbidda Destiny. (Seriously? Who named her, Silver Ravenwolf?) She wears long black robes, she smells funny, her hair is long and wild and grey AND if that's not enough evidence, she planted an HERB garden in her yard! Either she's a witch or Snape's mother.
"Here is a fact: Even when you're thirteen, you don't know everything." Can we get this tattooed on the members of the BSC? PUHLEEEZE? But then Karen has to blow her awesome statement by following it up that she knows Morbidda Destiny is a witch. And she has to be careful. Because spying on someone constantly has NO chance of pissing them off or anything.
Karen and Andrew are being dropped off at Watson's. This book does not refer to the "Big House" and "Little House". Karen starts a near argument with her brother. She says it feels like fall and Andrew insists it isn't. But it FEELS like it, dammit! It's grey and chilly, and there's a full moon! Just like Halloween! Even if it isn't.
Wait...how can Karen see the full moon? What time is Lisa dropping the kids off anyway?
She points out that there's only one light on at Mrs Porter's "dark and spooky house." According to the cover, the house is very pretty and blue. Whatever, Karen! But she can't linger on it for long, she throws the front door open and screams her arrival to the Thomas-Brewer clan.
Karen tries to tell Kristy something about the witch, but is busted when Watson and Elizabeth come downstairs. Then she forgets about witches for awhile to get settled in. She feels it necessary to inspect David Michael's room under the guise that he sometimes keeps bugs in jars. I say she's just looking for a reason to be a little snoop.
Watson and Elizabeth are going to the movies, of course, and dump the kids on Kristy again. It's no big deal, the kids are over there TWICE a month, you know! That's like, SIX DAYS! Why is everyone complaining?
They hear meowing at the door and Karen runs to let Boo Boo in. Only it's Morbidda Destiny's cat, Midnight. Awwww, he sounds like my Nicky! *feels* Of course, instead of looking at the cute kitty, Karen feels this is an evil portent. Or MD is an animagus and is...what? If you could shift into an animal, wouldn't you sneak into somewhere more interesting than the house of a thousand screaming children?
Kristy doesn't understand why Karen is screaming, and she declares Midnight is the witch's cat and therefore evil. Fuck you, Karen. This is why I have to pull my blinds down on Devil's Night and Halloween every year to protect my two black cats. Midnight keeps blinking very cutely, which Karen figures means he wants to put her under a spell.
Behaving rationally for once, Kristy just closes the door and tries to get the card game started back up. Karen is having none of that! She's scared and Kristy tries to calm her down. Karen considers "for your information" a very grown up thing to say because Kristy says it a lot. Oh boy.
David Michael flips his shit when he finds out about Midnight's visit. Apparently Karen has him convinced MD is a witch too. Karen thinks Midnight is trying to cast a spell that night because it's a full moon. A witchy, Halloween night.
Andrew jumps into Kristy's lap and I get the feeling that Karen has ruined Halloween for him to an extent that just the mere word ignites terror in his heart. Captain Obvious Thomas tells Karen she's scaring her brother. Well, I'm glad we can move THAT to the no-shit category.
Karen wants to read stories instead of play cards. Andrew voices no witch stories, already knowing where this is leading. Karen shuts him down and Kristy placates her by reading a not-scary witch story. Apparently a good witch becomes the tooth fairy. Having just finished the Sookie Stackhouse series, my brain slightly implodes from that.
Karen wants another witch story. Someone's beating a dead horse tonight, I see. David Michael and Andrew decide they don't want anymore stories at all. So Kristy agrees to read Karen another witch story, because that isn't a bad idea at all with her obsessiveness. For God's sake don't read her "The Crucible" or there's going to be a hell of a mess to fix.
Karen, DM and Andrew brush their teeth together. Apparently this is some little ritual Karen came up with, and is very proud of. They brush and try to make a lot of foam and then spit it out. Ewwwww. It's also a big secret for some reason.
Everyone hops into bed and Kristy goes around tucking everyone in. Because this totally wouldn't be a great time for Watson to bond with his kids or anything. Jackass. He can't even tuck his own kids in four nights a MONTH?
Kristy reads Karen "The Littlest Witch", which she knows by heart. She says she'd like the story even better if they didn't have a witch next door. Kristy tells her to stop thinking about witches. Karen claims she just CAN'T. Perhaps being read a witch story right before bed didn't help, O Wise Babysitter?
Karen admits she's afraid of the dark. Not very, but a little. Okay, maybe more than a little. But she's not a baby about it, dammit! Honestly, I think at least half of six year olds are afraid of the dark. I'm thirty-one and I have my moments even now.
She can't sleep, so she plays a game in her head where she tries to remember everything that's happened since Lisa said "See you on Sunday!" and dropped them off. Uhhhh...isn't that just called "remembering?" For a girl with such a great imagination, that is pretty lame.
Finally she gets up and looks at MD's house. It was dark and silent. Spooky. Or not, considering when everyone is asleep MOST houses are dark and silent. Well, mine might not be silent because of the cats deciding three am is play time, but you get the point.
She turns on the light and Kristy wants to know what she's up to. She gets back into bed and considers her evidence against MD. She has a broom on her back porch, guys! What more proof do you need? But she's never seen her ride it, which is weird because ALL witches ride brooms. My friend who is a witch drives a Subaru, but whatever.
Like a little idiot, she decides to watch Mrs. Porter's house all night. She is determined to catch MD ride off on her broomstick and then Kristy HAS to believe Karen that she's a witch! A true witch! Versus the kind that think "The Craft" is a documentary, right?
She falls asleep on the job, of course, because she's just a little kid and they make notoriously shitty guards.
Karen awakes with a jolt! She watches the highest window in Morbidda Destiny's house open and then a broom handle sticks out. The witch herself is astride the room, with Midnight along for the ride. She's sure to cackle "heh heh heh" as they speed off into the dark.
Then Karen starts screaming and Kristy runs in to find out what's wrong. She's nicer than I am about getting woke up in the middle of the night with bullshit. Karen tells her to watch out the window, but there's a slight problem. The window isn't open and nothing is going on at the house. Apparently the brat was dreaming.
She's disoriented, and I'll give her that. Sometimes you think you went to bed a minute ago and it's been six hours. But she hitches a ride to Kristy's room for the night, along with Moosie and Tickly and Donald Duck. That's very nice of her, but I'd put the nix on Donald. If she's got Kristy, that trumps a night light, right?
Karen is really upset, demanding the door be open wider. I think I'd want the door closed, but I think that's because what she wants is her father's comfort, not her teenage step-sister's. Say what you want about Kristy, at least she does care about Karen and Andrew.
Kristy starts to tell her a story and she falls asleep after "once upon a time."
Karen is surprised to wake up in Kristy's room. She seems a little too focused on noticing Moosie ride up and down on Kristy's chest. Did Moosie always have that smile on his face or was it stitched on that way?
She remembers dreaming about Morbidda Destiny flying her broom. Only the little twit doesn't think it's a dream. She checks out MD's house and it looks normal, nothing witchy to see here. I don't know what she expects, for there to a giant Pentacle on the house or something? Flourscent "A Witch Lives Here" sign over the door?
Karen goes downstairs and Watson can't be bothered to show up for breakfast with his kids. Instead he's in his garden. Of course. She thinks it's going to be a special day because there's Crunch O cereal for breakfast. Okay.... Then she goes all self fulfilling prophecy by deciding to spy on MD some more.
No, not spying. Just "looking around a little." This girl is going to make someone a great roommate in college, I swear. And she must know she's doing wrong because she makes sure Watson doesn't catch her at it.
Instead Kristy does, and Karen flat out admits she's "looking" at MD's house. Instead of telling her off for spying on an innocent and seemingly nice old woman, she indulges Karen, who thinks that MD never returned after flying off the before and therefore must be at a witch meeting, planning the neighborhood's demise.
The doorbell rings and like one of Pavlov's dogs, Karen runs to answer it. This must be why Watson doesn't have a butler. Only she makes the person wait on the stoop while she worries it might be Morbidda Destiny. Really? She's going to ring the bell in broad daylight to come put a spell on you? Oh, Karen. *sigh*
It's Hannie, our favorite Grecian Goddess! She's Karen's best friend, while Nancy is her best BEST friend. Buuuurn.
Of course, Karen has to try to spread the witch frenzy to Hannie. Isn't this how the whole Salem Witch Trials thing happened? Let me check with BSC Super Mystery #3 a moment.
Anyway, the brat wants to play witches and Hannie agrees. Then Karen is proud to tell us Hannie almost always does what she says. Because lack of free will is a great character trait in a friend!
They grab hats and brooms and go into the backyard. Karen makes sure that Watson doesn't see them. Again. Then hilariously she tries to get Boo Boo to sit on her borrom and he's all "bitch, please" and goes back to sleep. I love that cat.
Like any witch with any sense of self esteem would name herself Witchy Witch or Smanatah Twichit. *facepalm* Then Karen makes up witch rhymes. "Witch, witch, you gave me a twitch."
Actually, Tourette's Syndrome gave me a twitch, but I digress.
They keep making up cringe worthy rhymes until they hear an omnious "heh heh heh" in the herb garden. WHOSE herb garden? It wouldn't surprise me if Karen is one of those kids that slowly inches more and more into the neighbor's yard as she's playing.
I'm going to assume that it's Mrs. Porter's herb garden, because she's harvesting herbs with little scissors and a basket. Which is usually how most people harvest herbs. How the hell does Watson do it to make Karen find this so out of the oridinary?
Hannie wants to know where her hat and broom are, since she's just wearing black robes and a shawl. Karen calls Morbidda Destiny "my witch" and I find that kind of creepy. Her heart is beating so loudly she's sure the witch can hear it. And yet, she keeps staring at her. Smart.
Karen knows she's spying but doesn't care because she HAS to know what Mrs. Porter is saying to her cat, because it might be about the witch meeting. She says "Midnight" and then "twelve o' clock." "Important meeting." "Company coming."
And then Karen's head explodes. Honestly, she's never heard someone talk to their pets? I would be telling my furkids to behave and keep the genitalia licking to a minimum in front of the guests.
But Karen has a different idea...
Karen starts flipping out and gives herself away to Morbidda Destiny. She grabs Hannie and high tails it back to her house, which means she was indeed in Mrs Porter's yard. But she has enough sense to ditch the witch hats before going inside or face Watson's wrath.
If he doesn't want her to wear a witch hat then why does she have several? I wouldn't let Karen have anything witch oriented since she can't seem to tell reality from fiction.
Hannie muses the witch almost caught them, but Karen dramatically says 'that's not the terrible part!" Then she has to hug Shannon for comfort. She goes on to explain that there's going to be a witch meeting that night at Midnight. Twice since Hannie is sort of dense in this book.
Shannon whines after being held too long. Smart dog, I'd want to get away from that kind of bullshit too. Watson finally makes an appearance and talks about...you guessed it...gardening. He mentions talking to Mrs. Porter about an herb garden and Karen shierks so loudly Elizabeth drops a glass.
Awesomely she chews Karen out and wants to know why she doesn't want her father talking to Mrs Porter. She mentions that she and Karen's grandmother are good friends, which we never hear about again after this book. Karen doesn't want to think about that, because it might induce some common sense. She'd rather think about the witch meeting.
And we have spitting, folks. Ick. I feel like Monk at the wine tasting. *cringe* Alas, no foam record is made tonight. In shocking news, Watson actually comes to say goodnight to his kids personally instead of phoning it in. And Karen wants Kristy to read "The Littlest Witch" to her again. Is this an actual book?
Karen can't sleep without telling Kristy about the witch meeting. She says a hundred, maybe even a thousand witches will be there. Kristy pulls down the window shade and tells her to knock the spying shit off. Strangely, witch expert Brewer does not know that warlocks are boy witches.
Apparently the idea of witches with a different kind of broomstick scare Karen so bad that her teeth are chattering. But she refuses Kristy's offer to shack up again because it'll ruin her plan. Gee, I wonder what THAT could be?
Karen opens the window shade and sets an alarm she randomly found in the basement for a quarter to midnight. Wouldn't you want to be just slightly more awake if you were going to face a coven of witches?
She has a foolproof plan: she'll watch the witches and warlocks fly in and park their brooms next door. Then if they start to do something they shouldn't, she'll wake up the entire neighborhood. She'll tell them to run for their lives and save themselves.
How is Karen going to know they're up to something they shouldn't be? I think the people behind us are up to something fishy too, but without PROOF I'd get sued if I ran up and down the street screaming their guilt. But since this is Karen, she thinks she'll be a hero for doing it. The Mayor will give her a parade and she'll ride in a car with a crown. Can I puke now?
Of course, if you don't get up on time, you can't enact your foolproof plan. Lesson one of hero school: make sure your alarm clock works. Instead Karen thinks Morbidda Destiny put a spell on the clock because she knew Karen's plan. So she said a spell and burned a candle. Apparently Karen is not Catholic and has never lit votive candles at church.
And since no one else stopped the meeting, then the whole neighborhood must have been under a spell too! Where's Lisa Simpson and her anti-tiger rock? She could make a fortune off Karen.
Karen obsesses about the meeting and decides spying is the only course of action. Of course, without getting caught. And then she angsts that her mother will pick her up in the afternoon and she won't be able to spy for TWO WHOLE WEEKS you guise!
Of course, you can't spy on an empty stomach so Karen eats a hearty breakfast before getting right down to work. She overhears her father talking to Elizabeth about where to put the herb garden. He thinks if it's near Mrs Porter's then she can give him a hand from time to time. I'm surprised Karen heard that and didn't set the yard on fire or something. Because that witch CANNOT come into their yard! And oh the humanity! The herbs might MIX!!!
And then Karen says that she could have herbs whenever she needed them to maybe work her own spells. Um...Karen...you're terrified of a woman you think is a witch so you're going to combat that by becoming one yourself? *Ben Stein voice* Logic? Logic?
Karen goes behind the toolshed and makes too much noise, sending Watson over. She lies directly to his face saying she's looking for her ring. The one from the Cracker Jack box she just about killed Andrew over. She even goes as far to getting on the ground and pretending to look for it.
Watson asks her why it would be back there, and Karen says because she hasn't looked there yet. And that thudding sound you hear is indeed my head quite literally hitting the desk.
Not deterred by her close call, Karen starts spying again. Until Kristy comes up behind her and catches her. Does she turn Karen in? Of course not, she has to give a speech about spying on neighbors and then is interuppted by Mary Anne's dad coming to pick her up. Witches? Pffft! Later bitches!
Watson moves into the backyard so Karen almost wets herself with glee she can spy from the front yard and monitor who is coming and going from Mrs Porter's house. Mrs. Porter comes out on to the stoop with a broom and....starts to sweep. Yup, definitely worth wasting your Sunday morning to see.
Karen also snarks on Mrs Porter's appearance, which I think is pretty bitchy. I mean, I don't wear make up around the house and I love my yoga pants, so I can only imagine what the little brat would say about me. After all, home is where you hang without a bra. Embroider that on a pillow.
Then the witch snips flowers and puts them in a bowl. GASP! Karen doesn't know what she's getting ready for until the cars start showing up. The people don't LOOK like witches, but she says you can never tell with witches. OH MY GOD! They're bearing books and dishes to pass! THE HORROR!!!
Karen decides she can't make an ass out of herself without her best (but not best BEST) friend, so she runs for Hannie's house.
At Hannie's house, Karen explains the witch meeting is noon, not midnight. So she WAS talking to Midnight the cat. Funny how the facts change to suit Karen's assumptions.
Hannie wants to know why they couldn't come on brooms, and Karen has no explanation for it. What's more important is that they're going to practice new spells and it now falls on the shoulders of the two girls to save their neighbors!
It's a hard sell for Hannie, but then Karen woos her with images of the mayor throwing them a parade and giving them crowns. And a day off school! Is it this common for mayors to throw parades? I've never seen any of the mayors throw parades in my city, but when I worked at city hall I DID see the then-mayor pick his nose. Look! He's picking his nose! (Oh no...I'm on a Simpsons kick now.)
But Hannie is not swayed so Karen decideds they'll cut herbs from Morbidda Destiny's garden to protect themselves. Apparently defacing the neighbor's yards is a hobby of Karen's, because Hannie immediately brings up the incident of the Delaney's Jack-In-The-Pulpits. And when they sprayed Noodle with perfume.
Hannie is kinda awesome here, I must admit.
Karen claims to be an expert on witch stuff because she lives next door to a witch. I bet she's got a Cherokee Princess in her bloodline too. *eyeroll* She guilts Hannie into saving the neighborhood and then screams at her when she wants to tell her parents where she's going. I see Kristy's 'never involve the adults' line of thought is passing to the next generation already.
Karen and Hannie go to steal herbs from Mrs Porter's garden. Hannie figures they need a speck of cinnamon, obviously not knowing it comes in stick form. Karen says any herbs will do because they're magic. And therefore, them being magic mean they'll protect them.
But what if Morbidda Destiny used them herself? Wouldn't they be evil herbs than? Karen has a really fucked up rationale here. And it's going to get worse.
They take a handful each and run back to Watson's yards. Karen instructs Hannie to put them on the ground and not touch them until they make up a spell. They try and reject several really stupid spell ideas before Karen comes up with "Here are the witches/We'll give them a whack/So they can't hurt us/And they'll never come back."
So...she's using herbs and chanting towards the goal of protection. Karen is using witchcraft, which, by definition, would make her a witch too. So why the hell is she so scared of Mrs Porter? That might be better, though, because after she gets in her teens and discovers Witchcraft *IS* real she'll probably pester the poor woman to be her mentor or Witchy Godmother or something like that. Poor woman.
They decide to hold hands and touch the herbs while saying the spell, then work on learning it. Yup, totally NOT witchcraft there. Apparently it's only bad if Karen's not the one doing it.
So Karen decides they'll ring the bell, barge in and tell the witches they know what's up so they better not be turning people into toads. And since two snot nosed brats know, the witches can't do anything. Um...okay. I'm not even a witch and two snotty kids couldn't get me to stop doing something. But whatever, Karen, it's your dumb logic, not mine.
Karen and Hannie march up to ring Mrs Porter's doorbell. She almost chickens out until she looks at how many cars there are parked outside. Surely she must do her civic duty and protect her neighbors from harm!
Hannie tells her to think about the trouble they're going to be in, but she starts back up with parades and crowns and days off school. Only now she admits she's not sure they'll get those things, but it doesn't matter what she has to say to get Hannie to go in with her.
Mrs Porter is quite nice when they ring the doorbell, not realizing the shit storm these seemingly innocent little girls are about to unleash. I'll say it again...poor woman. Apparently she's also hard of hearing, but at least then she doesn't have to hear Karen whispering about her every time she goes out into her own yard.
She's thrown for a loop when Karen asks to come in, but lets her in. Karen snots that being surprised means she has something to hide. Or she's not used to kids demanding to come into her house. Hannie tries to get Karen to go home with her because it's lunch time, but the Stoneybrook Witch Trials have offically begun.
Oh Lord, when Mrs Porter says 'what may I do for you' Karen thinks she said 'what may I DO to you.' Karen admits she responds in a "loud, haughty voice" that she wants to come to the meeting. If had spoken to an adult like that when I was six years old, I would've been a stain on the rug when my mother got done with me. But Mrs Porter leads her into the meeting.
Mrs Porter, who is so awful, lets two kids crash her meeting without telling them to go the hell home. Yup, she's a horrible, horrible person, isn't she? The room is filled with people laughing and talking, eating and passing around books about plants. Hannie thinks they look like they're having fun and seem nice. I like that kid. But Karen has to point out that witches are nice to other witches, DUH, it's people that have to watch out!
Karen "ahems" until I want to smack her and gets the group's attention. Then she clams up like the true hero she is, and has to be prompted along by Hannie. She finally tells the group she knows they're witches and warlocks. One man yells, others laugh and the two girls burst into tears. She stumbles along explaining if they try to hurt their neighborhood they'll tell their parents. Because parents are infinitely more powerful than witches...at least when you're six.
She hears a noise from the back of the group and starts chanting her spell. Hannie messes it up and wants to smack a witch, which is only slightly less unintentionally erotic than whack.
Then a voice from the crowd. Why...it's...it's GRANDMA! Lisa's mother is a WITCH! Karen just about faints from the shock. She's rightfully offended that her granddaughter thinks she and her friends are witches. What they really are is the Stoneybrooke Gardners Club.
Grandma Packett is now officially Grandma Pissed Off. She escourts Hannie and Karen out of Mrs Porter's house and sends Hannie home. Then she starts to tear Karen a new one. I really wish she was around more often.
She marches Karen next door and gets Watson, who is rather shocked to see his ex-mother-in-law escourting his daughter home. I hope it's by the ear. Grandma P tells Watson what Karen and Hannie did. The 'Rents are not amused, both Watson and Elizabeth turn bright red.
Grandma Packett leaves our narrative, grumbling she hopes her friends won't laugh at her too much for an idiot for a granddaughter. I bet she wishes Watson got to keep Karen in the divorce. Preferably far, far away from her.
Watson wants to know what the hell is going on, and Karen explains, totally admitting she was spying on the neighbors. David Michael is eagerly asking if Karen is going to get into trouble now. Only if this were a perfect world, DM, only if this was a perfect world.
Elizabeth shooes the kids out, lest their innocence be damaged by the oncoming carnage. Only this is Watson we're talking about, so he can only manage a sigh and a half hearted "oh Karen." He tries to tell Karen that Mrs Porter is not a witch, but she doesn't believe him.
Karen asks him if she's in big trouble and he actually says "not too big". And this is why the kid is such a horrible brat, folks. *headdesk* And why is she not in big trouble? Because she thought she was doing something good. Like so many mass murderers, cult leaders and terrorists, Watson? Great logic.
But she does get in trouble for spying. Since she already gave a quick, insincere apology to Mrs Porter she only has to write an apology note for a punishment.
Karen says that "Daddy and Elizabeth helped me write a note to the witch." So obviously you can see she has fully repented and vows to stay on the straight and narrow. The note itself apologizes for CALLING Mrs Porter and her friends witches, but never says she knows they aren't.
Watson forces Karen to promise she won't spy anymore like that means something to her. She tells herself she'll only spy if she really HAS to. I want to blame part of her behavior on the divorce and bad parenting, but this kid has some sort of underlying issues, I'm sure.
It's time for Karen and Andrew to leave for another two weeks. Charlie and Sam must be relieved because they're teasing her about witch things. She tries to claim they only crashed the meeting to make Mrs Porter smile because she's lonely. Yup, this kid definitely has something wrong in her head.
Kristy's parting advice to Karen is to forget about witches. But since she saw Morbidda Destiny fly away on her broom, she can't. Even if she totally dreamed it. And that, my friends, is where we leave our heroine for now, with the realizatin only she knows the true face of the so called Mrs. Porter.
Hope everyone enjoyed it! Up next is Karen's Roller Skates, which I have in hand and ready to start! :)