by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Beautiful Creatures 10.10 Summary
How It All Goes Down
- 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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