It took a full month for the ragdoll to finally wrack up the nerve. 31 days of chores, scrubbing, cooking, and sewing. She'd been fighting off the thought every day since her last encounter with Jack. Eventually, she had to face the problem: Sally was still out of white cloth for her dress. And the box Finklestein had in his basement only contained colorful scraps leftover from when he created her.
So, she followed the Pumpkin King's advice. Sally added 2/3rds of a cup of Deadly Nightshade into one of his lunches. Finklestein was actually in a good mood at the time so the task was very easy to do. He gulped it down eagerly, complimented the ragdoll that her cooking skills were getting better, and then fainted right on the spot. It was much like the last occurrence, but Sally still felt troubled. This was the first time she did it intentionally. And, to her, that meant everything.
A rather cold feeling spread through Sally's leaves at the sight of her unconscious creator.