Over an extravagant picnic, Charles, Dawn, and Ozzie learn the importance of Captain Kid’s merit badges. Wherever the captain is from, in that place, when a kid learns a difficult skill, does something brave, or acts nobly, the Patch Fairy visits them at night and leaves a merit badge under their pillow. The problem is, this strange fairy has gone missing.
The captain bids his farewell, and later that day, Charles and his friends gather outside, hoping to find Captain Kid again. They do not find him, however, and as Charles returns to his home, he is left with an inescapable feeling that something special is about to happen, maybe even something magical.
That evening, lying in bed, in a moment of inspiration, he tucks his hand beneath his pillow, sure he will find a patch hidden there by the Patch Fairy. Unfortunately, there is no patch. Disappointment and doubt wash over him until he has another bright realization: Jacksonville might not have a Patch Fairy, but that doesn’t mean they’re completely without magic. There’s still a God to pray to at night—always him, overlooking everything, everywhere. Charles breathes out a prayer, catching it in his balled fist, and quickly tucks the prayer beneath his pillow. God would find it—his secret wish—even if the fairy could not.
What had he prayed for on that enchanting summer night?
That Captain Kid would find his fairy, and Charles could help him do it.
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Chapter 31: The Doorway
Chapter 30: The Armory
Chapter 29: The Destroyer
Chapter 28: Katsuro the Destroyer
Chapter 27: The Cyclops
Chapter 26: The Blue Skulls
Chapter 25: The Great City
Chapter 24: West of the Mountains
Chapter 23: The Knight & the Dagger
Chapter 22: Urgent
Chapter 21: The Smokers’ Cabin
Christmas Special: The REAL Saint Nicholas
Chapter 20: The Bus to Atsuma
Chapter 19: The Doloptree Shopkeepers
Chapter 18: Billy Boy's Stories
Chapter 17: The Moon Folk
Chapter 16: West Along the Desert Road
Chapter 15: Salvation Mountain
Chapter 14: The Desert Road
Chapter 13: The Crossing
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