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“So the books were based on actual events?” Cordelia asked.

Wesley nodded. “Greatly watered down from the original files, of course, and published quite against Council authorization.”

“I suppose the movie was even more inventive.”

“With one exception. Fortunately, the charm is only effective if spoken, rather than sung.”

“Charm?”

“A one-word marriage-binding used chiefly by Merthelian demons. Quite irrevocable without the counter, which has been lost for centuries.”

“One word? Oh God, not—”

Wesley tried to stop her in mid-breath... “Don’t say it!”

...and failed. “—supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?”

“Congratulations, my dear,” he said wryly. “Who would you like to tell first?”