The Third Pledge (#OnceUponNow)
A young pregnant couple is faced with an unprecedented run of bad luck, but at each turn for the worse, a strange little man is there to help them out. The problem is, he always wants something in return...
...the first time she needs help, she has to give him her necklace, a family heirloom.
...the second time she need help, she has to give up an antique ring.
...the third time she needs help, when she has nothing left to give, he asks for her firstborn child.
After the adoption is completed, the string of bad luck suddenly runs out. She starts to suspect that that many of the bad things that befell them may have been staged. The little man was the beneficiary of their misery, and she desperately wants to get a hold of him before the adoption becomes irrevocable. But she has nowhere to start - she doesn't even know his name.