"You're right," Qibli said to her. "Underneath the brain-washing genocidal murderer is a very lonely brainwashing genocidal murderer."
Qibli opened and closed his mouth. Even when he'd been at his most worried about Winter, there had still been a small part of him that thought the basic idea of Darkstalker's spell was all right. A spell that could make everyone like him - would that be so terrible? He hadn't thought of it as something completely selfish.
"I believe this," said Jerboa, "is our first visitor from the lost continent."