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by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Beautiful Creatures 2.11 (3) Summary How It All Goes Down
Family Reunion After making sure his dad is safe, Ethan rushes back to the scene of the party to check on Lena. In the meantime, Larkin and Lena have crossed the Safe Zone line into the area of the Civil War reenactment, which (why, we don't know) uses live ammunition. Oh, and for some reason, Mrs. Lincoln is with them. More strangeness: Ethan is unable to communicate telepathically with Lena. And Mrs. Lincoln calls her son by his nickname, Link, something she would never do. Ethan knows something is fishy. Fishy, indeed. At that point, some sort of force field envelops Ethan and Link (separately). And in a pretty exciting scene, Lena and Mrs. Lincoln have a magical duel. Wait, it gets better. Mrs. Lincoln splits open like a hot dog bun and Lena's mom, Sarafine, steps out. Link's mom is Sarafine? Whoa. Sides are chosen as Sarafine and the Dark Casters prepare to convince Lena to go Dark. Macon arrives with Boo in tow. Boo looks very wolf-like tonight. Sarafine brought her own backup: Hunting, Macon's brother. With a name like Hunting, are you surprised he's a scary bad guy? There are all sorts of bombshells being dropped: some verbal, some literal. Sarafine drops another one: "Casters and Lilum cannot be with Mortals. […] At least not without killing them" (2.11.148). That sure explains all the pain that Ethan goes through when he and Lena get hot and heavy. She could literally kill him. Now Sarafine plays her trump card: she knows how Lena and Ethan can bypass that rule and be together.
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