Here’s the third of three chapters of Beauty-Beast thanks to Anke’s commission!
Ctirad found that he was smiling at Signy the way he probably hadn’t smiled at a woman in years. Lifetimes. Generations. Like a peer. Like a friend. It couldn’t last, but he liked the feeling.
Of course, they had more important things than him making friends right now.
“But, uh,” he cleared his throat. “Maybe when this is done we could set up a time to talk about all that stuff? Keeping, being Kept, being young and ignorant fae? Right now, I think we’re supposed to be talking about – well, important things.”
“This is important!” Signy protested. Then she looked at Sara Florentia and Timaios. “But I, I see what you mean. Let’s talk about Ermenrich and this – Nedetaka priest. Ctirad, you said you saw him, yes? What can you remember?” Continue reading