The Paper Boat: Chapter 1
Avery froze at the back of the chapel, barely able to breathe.
She had come to meet with Tuck and show him the secret she and Kendrick discovered, painted in vivid color on the ceiling.
Instead she found herself staring at the most powerful man on earth. Fortunately, he was kneeling with his back to her and couldn’t know she was there, but it was him all right.
No matter how many times she had imagined meeting the king, Avery had never dreamed it might happen by accident.
Candlelight danced on the gold-gilded walls and illuminated the stained-glass windows.
You have one chance.
She held her breath and started down the aisle, determined to not let this opportunity pass. Every silent step reminded her that a thirteen-year-old discovered in this castle was as good as dead.
But not talking to the king could mean a death sentence for everyone she loved.