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Edge of Thorns 2- Pt 29Part 29
Probably best if I go home, but company would be nice.
"Right." Nathan nodded to himself, then smiled. "Let's go back to my place. We can have coffee or something, and I can fill you in."
Enya returned his smile, and he couldn't help but shiver. That smile. Marni's smile. He tried to shake it off as he offered her his arm. "Shall we then?"
"Yes," she said, taking his arm with flourish. "Let's."
Nathan made them some coffee before they sat down to chat, but didn't wait to begin telling her the strange dream he'd had about Avarice. He told her all the details he could remember, especially the Sin's warning not to tell Alton. Enya listened intently, waiting until he'd finished before she asked, "Do you think you can trust her?"
The writer had just finished his coffee and was taking it back to the kitchen, and he turned, surprised. "That... was not what I thought you'd say. I thought it was going to be more along the lines of 'are you sure you're not psy
Teenage TaoismGiving birth is the closest I’d ever felt to dying.
Before that, my near death experiences had consisted only of my silent announcement of pregnancy—silent, being that my social media accounts were all deleted almost simultaneously and I never returned to school in the fall, saying without really saying that I had caught the malicious disease of “teenage pregnancy”. I’m sure the whisper spread in the hallways like the Bubonic Plague. That September, sitting at home on what would have been the first day of my senior year, I imagined friends I’d never talk to again saying “she was only seventeen, and so full of life!” at my absence in the cafeteria tables, as if they were attending my funeral instead of talking about me behind my back.
"Full of life," I had snorted then, folding a never ending stream of what had once been my own baby clothes. "Literally."
I walked around like a zombie for the months of my pregnancy, deciding t
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