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by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Beautiful Creatures 10.10 Summary How It All Goes Down
Red Sweater Ethan feels betrayed by Amma for keeping things from him. We hear you, dude. Lena picks up Ethan for school wearing a red sweater, and she decides they should skip school and go make out at the water tower. Yowza! They barely get started before Ethan notices Lena's new bracelet—the one Amma gave to Macon in the swamp. Ethan tells Lena what he overhead; but even though Ethan is hurt and betrayed, Lena seems to shrug it off. What are two teens to do now that their romantic moment has been ruined? Have a trippy Civil War flashback, of course. Ethan gets out the locket, but it doesn't work. Could the bracelet be blocking its powers? Sure enough, that's the problem. Lena takes it off, and it works. Here's what going on back in the Civil War: Genevieve is kneeling over Ethan Carter's body. (Remember, we saw that he had been shot in the last vision.) As she gets more and more upset, a storm tears apart the sky. Hmm, this sounds a lot like what happens when Lena gets upset. Except with hoop skirts and slavery. Genevieve presses the cloth from her skirt to the bloody hole in Ethan Carter's chest to try to stop the blood flow. It's working for now—Ethan Carter's not dead yet. He tells Genevieve that he loves her and would have married her if he wasn't, you know, dying on the ground. Genevieve tries to summon her power to save Ethan Carter. "She had done it a million times before […], healing baby birds that had fallen from their nests" (10.10.111). Ethan, our narrator, opens his eyes and snaps back to reality.
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