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Romana II from Horns of Nimon



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  1. Rec 6

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    The water is still, composed; Lia is always envious. She startles when Marie takes a step away from her and says, “You danced with every last man at the ball. How about one last one for me?”

    Lia laughs, confused. “Marie, you’re not a nobleman.”

    “No,” she says, “But I still deserve a good-bye.”

    They dance on the wide green-grey flagstones, a slow three step. Marie leads. Over the eastern palace wall, the sun begins to rise on Lia’s wedding day.

    There is little more to that story: Marie drops her hand. There are dresses and hair and face painting; wicked little jokes to make the hours bearable (Marie is her maid of honor, because of course); an aisle; a ring; a kiss; a Courtly cheer.

    There is a lot more to that story: Dereck is Crown Prince of Neria, but the thing that puts the biggest light in his eyes seems to be the way Lia looks over her shoulder at him, as they move to the dance room, and smiles an invitation.

    There is more: the way Marie looks at her, cheery and happy for her and proud, like she means it, and she does, but it doesn’t mean she doesn’t go back to her room, that night, and do all that drinking she hadn’t done the night before.

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  2. Rec 13

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    Lucretia doesn't need to be in love. She just needs to find someone to spend the rest of her life with.

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  3. Rec 21

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    “Can I ask,” Lucretia says. For a moment, she's worried that she's shattered whatever peaceful silence they've earned, but her words don't feel quite real in the predawn light. Lup doesn't say anything, just keeps stroking Lucretia’s hair. “Did – did it hurt? When…”

    Lup takes in the question for a good moment, and when she speaks, her words are careful, measured. “When we died?”

    After a long, lonely year, Lucretia tries to be strong. Lup doesn't think that she has to be.
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    03 Sep 2020

  4. Rec 60

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    “You are important,” she snapped. “Don't ever forget that.” Lucretia held him tighter. “You're my brother,” she said. “You are the most important person in the world.”

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    01 Sep 2020

  5. Rec 80

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    Everyone keeps saying, "It'll all work out," but Lucretia and Taako can't imagine a world where it does.

    Keeping a promise to a friend just might be the thing they need.

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    01 Sep 2020