Chapter 8 Summary
The dragon tells Hayley that she is not allowed to take a golden apple. He moves closer to her and suddenly recognizes her from when she and Troy took one of his scales in an earlier game. She feels threatened and wills her body to the edge of the mythosphere. She finds herself in another orchard and is able to pick a golden apple, but the dragon hears her and starts toward her. Hayley turns herself into a comet and whizzes through the constellations and past the planets until she reaches earth again.
The sun's gravity pulls Hayley toward it. While attempting to escape a burning death, she encounters Flute. Flute scolds her for taking one of his golden apples. He knows that she also carries the golden apple that she won as a prize during her first game. Flute tells her that the apples aren't free...