Getting Ellis out of her house is a problem that has caused me more concern than many of the other sections of this increasingly dubious tale. The only sensible solution that I can come up with is to present four viable possibilities and leave it up to each of you to decide for yourselves which possibility you prefer the most.
This way might allow me to feel slightly less concerned about behaving irresponsibly and inappropriately or, worse, condoning irresponsible or inappropriate behaviour.
After all, it is a big responsibility to write something that someone else might read. Because of this, I don’t really want anyone to think that letting a young, unaccompanied girl out of her house to investigate a kidnapping and try to save the world is a good idea in real life.
However, I do need Ellis to get out of her house and look for Falcon Boy. Otherwise the story stops here and goes no further. And no one will ever know what happens next.
So, going back to the options, whichever one you choose will have the same end result: the next time we meet Ellis she will be standing outside Falcon Boy’s house. The only thing you have to decide is how you want her to get there.
If anyone is looking for further assurance here, then it is worth me pointing out that I have absolutely no intention of letting anything terrible happen to Ellis. You have my word. So here are the options:
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