Really loved this! Lots of character emotion and specifics about her world, which feels very real.
Emotions: Unwillingly drawn to the ferret (cute) and trying to stick by the rules. Wishing she wasn’t seeing creatures again begin it is another complication on her plate.
Change: Yes – the talking ferret is the type of magic animal she chased away before that is now back in her life and solid when she’s a freshman. The wrong, wrong time for more complications to come back into her life.
Inciting Incident: The magical ferret BUT bigger the lack of sky. Now there’s a HOOK.
General trigger/setup: Humans aren’t supposed to see magic naturally, but at least some of them do – and know it.