Danielle stood up, dusted off her pants, and gave her wings a good shake to clean her feathers before tucking her wings tightly into her back.
"Hey, Freya, Drakina!" Danielle said cheerfully, and laughed along with them all as Jinx approached, carrying her pet, his bright yellow head stuck in a jar of jam.
The girl's smile didn't fade but she felt a sudden, unexpected pang of jealously. She'd love a pet, but they weren't allowed in the orphanage. Danielle shook her head to clear it. What was she thinking? The winged Dreamkeeper would be free in a year, besides it wasn't her policy to mope about. Don't worry about what you can't change.
"So, are we waiting on anyone else?" Danielle asked, "I'm ready to hit the festival grounds!"