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Chapter 73: Human Nature

Cedmé was special, even among elves. She was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen, but more importantly, beauty filled her heart. No wonder she stole mine. She was an adventurer, often leaving Syeldell in the pursuit of discoveries. And I always eagerly awaited her return. Luckily for me, she felt the same way.... Continue Reading →

Chapter 72: Super Powers

The campus was practically empty. Once they were outside, Dandelion took his hood off, giving Hawthorne a full view of his handsome face illuminated by the full moon. She could still feel the effects of the booze, even more so now, thanks to the glorious byproduct of second-hand drinking directly from someone else’s bloodstream. But... Continue Reading →

Chapter 71: Good Sign

Disclaimer: Hawthorne's in this one, so language, again. Maybe I should just say 'Hawthorne' in the disclaimers... Dandelion looked around the pink-tinted room. It had been a long time since he last visited Magic HQ, this part especially. But Hawthorne was right. He deserved answers. Not that he was sure he was going to get... Continue Reading →

Chapter 70: Overdue

The dinner was every bit as awkward as Hawthorne had expected – Morgyn being their usual chirpy self, her mother throwing death glares at them, and her father trying to keep the peace while staying out of it… in other words, a disaster. She wasn’t sure why her mother insisted on hosting these Winterfest dinners.... Continue Reading →

Chapter 69: Secret

The two girls hurried inside the pub, escaping the snow outside. “Brrr,” Chloe shivered, looked around the pub. “None of the others are here yet. Are we early? That’s so embarrassing...” “Not as embarrassing as falling on our asses in the blizzard would be,” Hawthorne shrugged. “Let’s get some drinks.” “I do look forward to... Continue Reading →

Chapter 68: Genius

Disclaimer: Language. The university campus looked grander than Micah expected. Old. He’d never gone to university himself. When he was Hawthorne’s age, his plans merely involved painting, and standing on his own two feet as quickly as possible. His first place when he moved out was definitely nothing like this. It had been a whole... Continue Reading →

Chapter 67: Silence

Cordelia I thought getting rid of the grandfather clock would help. I didn’t notice its sound from the start; at first, I had my head filled with all kinds of petty hopes and dreams to pay attention, and then later on, the house was never quiet enough to hear it. It was only once Morgyn... Continue Reading →

Chapter 66: Basically an Adult

Disclaimer: Swearing, more swearing and crude humour. Hawthorne Too much cleavage? Yep, definitely. Which is kind of the point. Still, don’t want to scare him off… Ugh. This shouldn’t be so hard. Or perhaps, if it was hard, I wouldn’t have a problem, I smirk to myself. Better not say that kind of crap in... Continue Reading →

Chapter 65: Ordinary Child

Hawthorne didn’t understand. Her mother was sat next to Dandelion, consoling him. The sprites appeared from who knows where and flocked towards them. The fae caught the attention of Hawthorne’s phoenix, but Smokey didn’t linger with the sprites once her father carried her away from everyone else. Micah only put her down by the waterfall,... Continue Reading →

Chapter 64: Flaming Bird

Cordelia only intended to rest her eyes a little bit. Next thing she knew, the whole house was dark. Must have been out for way longer than she intended. She sat up groggily. If it was dark outside, Micah had to be up and about already, but he clearly wasn’t home. Cordelia spotted a note... Continue Reading →

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