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    “I’ll think about it,” Charlotte says with a false, tremulous smile, already knowing she will not take it. Tia had been too proud to take her help before: she remembers wanting to help, wanting so badly, and Big Daddy holding her hand and telling her that Tia’s family would not take anything they didn’t feel like they’d earned. She’d thought it stupid, then, and she still thinks it’s stupid, now. Charlotte will take whatever is offered and then more, but not this. “But I think I’d rather stay. This is still my home.”

    It’s her home, but for how much longer? The creditors are fewer, but with Big Daddy around, they at least knew there was a good chance of getting their money’s worth and didn’t bother pushing too hard. Now there’s only Charlotte, and Big Daddy had always kept her away from the business side of things, so she knows nothing. All she knows are the growing piles of correspondence untouched by the entrance, and the people clamouring at the mansion’s gates, and the pitying looks she gets whenever she tries to venture more than one step outside.

    She wants Big Daddy back. No matter the price.

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    Charlotte has always been all about wanting. Wishing on stars just didn't cut it anymore.

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    23 Jun 2022

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    Linn the Fiddler has known her fate since she was a child: to enter the Mountain King's domain and never come back. Now, her days of freedom spent, she returns to her home village to face that fate.

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    04 Jun 2022

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    The sensible Flora Pilkington is delighted to be asked to accompany her cousin Emily, a wealthy heiress, on a sojourn to Bath – even if seventeen-year-old Emily is something of a ninny-hammer. However, when the dashing but mysterious Lord Wolfe rescues Emily from Terrible Peril, causing her to fall quite in love with him, Flora becomes deeply suspicious. Just who is this Lord Wolfe? Why does he persist in winking at Flora in such a deeply uncouth manner? Why does he refuse to attend all evening engagements? And what is the insufferable man's dark, awful secret? (For she is quite convinced that he has one.) Flora determines to find out, whatever the danger to her reputation . . .

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    A sword does not need a fine lineage, her father told her once. It only needs to be sharp.

    There is no sharper blade than Medea.

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    17 Jan 2022

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    Jyn's hateful, she knows she is, but it's not often she meets someone for the first time and hates them on sight, hates so hard her fists clench and her jaw grinds.

    Leia Organa, though. Jyn takes one look at her and feels her blood pressure rise. She's soft and smooth and rounded with curves, every line of her screaming rich and powerful and too good for you, Erso. Jyn's trying to unlearn how to punch her way out of things she doesn't like but she would, she'd punch Leia in the mouth and drag her straight down into the dirt if she could, and she feels like it's written all over her.

    She doesn't expect Leia to see her. But the Princess' eyes land right on her, down in the ranks, and Leia curls her lip, just a little, and Jyn thinks, fuck, because Leia Organa clearly hates the sight of her about as much as she hates Leia Organa.

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    26 Jan 2018

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