Here’s two of three chapters of Beauty-Beast thanks to Anke’s commission!
There was a moment of silence. Not the whole lounge, thank whoever might be listening, just their little corner. Signy was staring at Ctirad in obvious horror. Timaios squeezed him tighter to his side, a quick gesture and still clearly affectionate. Sara Florentia was looking at him as if he’d just gotten interesting.
“Ermenrich liked to make sure I wasn’t going to slip and say anything,” he explained to Signy’s horrified look. “Because I – because he didn’t think I was that bright.” It took effort to phrase it that way, to put it in Ermenrich’s court and not on his own shoulders, but he knew it would make Timaios happy that he hadn’t put himself down, and he thought it might explain things better to Signy. Continue reading