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Edge of Thorns 2- Pt 25Part 25
I need to be there, in case she is a Sin and this is part of my test. As hard as it might be...
"No, it's fine. It's fine," Nathan said hurriedly, pacing for a moment before heading into his room. "When and where? And, um, I don't have a car at the moment..."
"S'ok, I'll get your address from Alton and pick you up. He wants to go to this place called Jupiter's that's a stone's throw away from his shop. Never been, but I hear it's semi-formal, so, um, dress nice?" Enya was rambling, apparently as nervous as he was. "Anyway, I'll be there in about ten. Does that work for you?"
"Yeah, sure. Sure. Later." After he hung up, he took a deep breath. Not Marni, he reminded himself. This is just for show. Nothing more.
Jupiter's was a bit further than a stone's throw away, but easily within walking distance of the bookstore. Enya had arrived to pick up Nathan almost precisely ten minutes after their call ended, and had Gloria in the car with her. Wherea
Edge of Thorns 2- Pt 23Part 23
They want to hear a dream, now that I've said I had one. I'm a writer; I should be able to come up with something on the fly.
Nathan shrugged. "A weird one," he admitted honestly, quickly running ideas through his mind. A story concept he'd been working on popped into his head, and he ran with it. "It was like a gender-swapped Snow White with some Hamlet overtones. The king had mysteriously vanished and was replaced by his brother, who wanted the prince dead so he could take over the kingdom. Snow White was male, and he was a blind albino, and the seven dwarves were seven human lycanthropes." He shrugged again. "Very weird."
"Fascinating." Enya took a sip of her coffee and smiled over the rim of the mug. "Sounds like a great foundation for a book. Considering it?"
Nathan smiled back and helped himself to his own coffee, nodding. "I've jotted a few ideas, but this is a nice solid something I can work with." And he hoped the angels accepted this dream instead
Edge of Thorns 2 - Pt 22Part 22
Nathan shook his head. "I can't," he repeated, looking at the floor. "I... I know she isn't Marni, but after... after what I did..." He wrapped his hand around his arm. "Not now, Gabriel. I can't now."
The angel sighed and walked towards him. "Okay." He placed his hand on his shoulder and guided him back into the living room. After a brief glance at Enya curled up on the mattress tucked up on one side, as if she'd expected another body beside her Gabriel moved Nathan to the armchair again. He waited until he sat, then brushed his fingers over his eyelids. "Sleep."
And Nathan did.
Opulent. And very beautiful. Those were the first thoughts that came to his mind as he looked around the chamber. There were no windows, no doors, but silks of various golden hues draped over the walls like curtains. Four pillars stood in the room like sentinels, apparently more about aesthetic than support. He approached one and ran his hand over the
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