Finish the story begins with: “Few knew about the castle hidden inside the island.”
Ethel Mert knew though as she sat in the bow of the boat and watched the island come into view.
There was a scheduled lunch stop at the Mert Island Café and in that time she hoped to once again connect with her roots.
They were still there she knew, hiding within the castle walls, long hidden from general view and protected by the Mert Family spell that allowed anyone to see the island except the secret castle.
Ethel had been away too long she thought, the tingles within her at the sight of the island reminded her of her connection. She wondered how she might be received and how they would feel if she availed herself of a few potions with which to continue her travels. After all she thought those confounded whinging American tourists had it coming to them.