“Now and then a wish takes on a life of its own.” Despite the dark, warning tone in her voice and locked-on-target stare, Desiree seemed almost elated. “Once a wish has started, there’s no stopping it. No matter what happens, no matter what path things head down, I cannot stop it.”
I shivered again and suddenly felt very exposed.
“Also, I cannot, under any circumstances, interfere with the course of the wish. Even if this turns out to be one of those wishes that take the wrong branch, you have no choice; you’ll have to follow it to the end.”
Careful what you wish for!