... always had her busy doing
something; meditation, practicing her techniques, crystal studies, and whatever else Agate put on her plate. She didn't really have time for leisure reading, or leisure anything to be
honest. Maybe that's why Piper decided to keep the book to herself and a secret from Agate.
It turned out the book that Stork had delivered to her was more valuable than she initially realized. It was actually an old book about crystal methods and techniques. She didn't know
if one of the old true Masters had written it, or if one of the later human ones had, but it didn't matter. For once in her life, Piper had some knowledge in her hands. Most of the stuff
the book covered in the first chapters was pretty basic, and things that Piper had already learned; it was the latter chapters that intrigued Piper. Some of the techniques were very
advanced, and she trusted Agate to teach to them to her eventually, but Piper wanted to prove herself. She wanted Agate to see her dedication, and she wanted to see Agate's
pride when Piper mastered something on her own.
So Piper spent her late evenings pouring over the book, going chapter by chapter when she wasn't too tired.
~ Costs ~
Piper wasn't initially worried all that much...