Frank arranges some target practice before lunch, since he and Flavia are going on a mysterious and dangerous mission in the evening but neither of them has fired their new pistols. Target practice involves leaving the palace and going to a range in the middle of nowhere.
Will this work as planned? Frank and Flavia don’t want to be the targets, they want to be the targees!
In the morning, Flavia discovers two letters she doesn’t remember writing. One, addressed to Frank, reveals that someone will try to lure them out of the palace tonight with a ruse that wouldn’t fool a child. It’s a trap! The letter announces that they’re going to walk right into it.
Princess Flavia is seated at the foot of the Royal Table at dinner, with Diane Maréchal, a cousin of Louisa’s, on her right hand. Diane’s parents want to know if it’s true that Louisa (the black wolf of the Maréchal family), has disgraced herself.
But the real action happens when Flavia is summoned to her father’s study after dinner, where, to her amazement, she learns … but that would be telling. Read all about it in Episode 25: Foot of the Table.
Does Frank have a tragic backstory? He’d be the first to deny it, or at least minimize it in a humorously distracting way, but he reveals something to Flavia that results in not one but two sodden handkerchiefs. Tears of laughter, maybe? Perhaps allergies?
It’s Sunday, so an innocent trip to church is in order for Princess Flavia and her boyfriend, Frank. It’ll be fine: hardly life-threatening at all. Just because the king brought along a mysterious second limousine with unknown occupants behind its dark windows doesn’t mean he’s bringing along a SWAT team just in case! Nothing to see here, citizens.
Last episode, Frank admitted to being upset that his vampire pals Maria and Charlotte can’t come anywhere near a church. Upset at the churches, not his pals. How will he behave during the service?