The next day Juliet is absent from school. And the day after that, and the one after that too.
You know how much power that takes? Besides. You need a landmark.
"Landmark," she sighs and then nods. "Okay. How do I get one?"
The murder scene is the landmark. That's the point. You can go further back but that point will anchor you to your present. Even if it is gross.
"You're talking time travel."
Chronomancy. But essentially, yes. You tilt dear Juliet one way, she doesn't kill her father.
This is way beyond her pay grade. But she is literally the only one able to do this job.
"Is chronomancy something we can learn or do we need to outsource?"
Obviously you can't learn it.
Harriet goes so far as to roll her eyes.
Silly. Even Soulbonded, you wouldn't be a mage.
"We meaning Lorie, Anders and Nat."
She will not snap at this girl. She Will Not.
Harriet's eyes roll back in her head, and the white turns black.
And then she's back.
Nope! Outsourcing it is.
Seo does not flinch because she is calm and collected and magic does not freak her out. Nope.
"What was that?"
Harriet looks behind her.
What was what?
"The magic you just did. What did you see?"
Oh! Right. So, sometimes I can just...pull other versions of a person into themselves? Like, say there's a world where you're a vampire, or Anders is possessed, or Lorie knows chronomancy. I was just seeing if there were any worlds where it happens and doesn't destroy either realm.
She frowns. "Do you get a lot of details out of then? Can you go more in depth about the ones you mentioned."
Explaining things is hard.
"Okay. So we need to find a chronomancer.... any idea where we can find one?"
You're gonna laugh, but, that Juliet girl? She's a chronomancer in a different universe.
Harriet falls back, her face screwed up in a soundless laugh.
"Two chronomancers, a vampire and a possessed boy. What interesting lives we live."
You especially, Hawke.
"I am not a bird." She looks down at Anders and Lorie. "You guys get all that?"
Lorie wipes tears from her eyes, and nods. "I'll talk to mum, see what she knows about chronomancers in the area."