But, unfortunately, it wasn't a Portobello Mushroom, so the Queed just got some of that ermm, gravy, all over her face, and Mandahr trotted back in, speared the screen-Queen with his mighty Horn, and trotted out again,
and the pubsters continued with their merry-making.
Meanwhile, Branbeith negotiated for a corner of the 'Duck in which to host her "Bird to Birch in Three Magic Words" classes, open to all animals, flight-capable or not, and also to all plants, tree or not. Gladys protested at the sign "proudly brought to you by Bits and Bytes", but she said that Branbeith could use her sign, if it pointed toward the wall.
Branbeith, ever-so cleverly realized the main bar of the Duck had four walls, so if only she wasn't hanging her banner in the corner, it would always point toward a wall. Stillpoint collapsed from nervous exhaustion, because of how the word "point" flew across the room, Underground River started some lessons on "rivers that can now flow uphill" Moon cloud began jingle-bell lessons, and Gladys made such a profit of all the students of the classes, that she completed all the required repairs in time for the next inspection, and the special beer barrels were temporarily used to hold up a table, which Puk had eventually managed to turn into, although remembering only one leg of the original three he had as a barstool.
Carragh sat in the corner, happy as a clam, because her new island home was closeby to the blessed tress-drenching sea, Selene took some classes, and thanks to Branbeith's teachings can now shift from pumpkin to Himalayan cat at will. Craig ran off in fear of losing his other thumb, so Beith's top-up spell was hastily completed, and Crow took off with Billy Joe Bob, LMC, Moon and Storm back to the Ranch in Texas. Kat Lady adopted Rosebud, and they, along with Kat-Storm, Spaz and Rancid soon brought the health inspector back to our beloved 'Duck. None, however, intruded upon the special inglenook in which sat Alferian, Azrienoch, and Wanderful, and Winky.
Time for a pint of Fitheach Dubh!