Hurt/Comfort Meme Answer 3: Regine and Ghosts

To wyld_dandelyon‘s prompt to my H/C prompt here

Mid-Autumn Year 8 of the Addergoole School.

Regine looked at her files again, hoping for some other information than what she was reading. She flipped through, pulling older files, staring at the information before putting those files, too, aside.

“Auriel–” she began, and stopped herself. Her throat was tight.

Mike took her hand. “Auriel died young, Regine. We don’t know what would have happened.”

“He lived to be twenty.” Her first son have lived long enough that they had known he would not Change.

“Maybe it comes with the Change.” Mike fingered the folders gently. Liliandra was his daughter, too. And while Agatha was… something… there was absolutely no denying that the girl who called herself Lolly was insane. “What are you going to do?”

Auriel wasn’t insane. But she couldn’t hope her children wouldn’t Change. “I don’t know.” Her voice cracked. “I don’t know.”

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    • ooh, good point. Context is scattered pieces all over the Addergoole stories: Regine started the school, in part, because her first child (like Mike’s first, like Luke’s first) did not Change. Agatha and Liliandra are her children; Agatha’s a sadistic bitch and Liliandra’s… probably psycopathic, I’ve never done a study on her details. I’ve mentioned in passing that Regine pulls her own genes out of the genetic program involved in Addergoole. This is the beginning of that.

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