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April 10th, 2015


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08:25 am - Installment Story, Part Seven: Tea History Magic
Oh, sweet Friday, full of work but with the promise of maybe a day off tomorrow. I sing to thee, o Friday. :)

But before I go off and do all that, here's another installment of the ongoing story.

The last line was But the box Jake had brought flew open, and she knew it was both.

Something glittered in the depths of old wood, something sharp and hungry. It rattled in its cage like a sword coming out of a sheath.

Jake scrambled to his feet. “Outside. We’ll take it outside. I’ll grab it, you get the door.”

Her gaze went to that cracked glass, to the unnatural clouds visible just beyond. The sea was not safe, but perhaps that was the point. “Take it to the water, Jake. And don’t let go of me.”

He looked at her, and it was Jake without shadow, Jake himself in control. “Count of three. One, two –“

And he let go with his left hand and scooped up the box, and she was already a couple of steps on her way. She let the rosemary fall as she went, and the world tilted as the past fled through the cracks.

But that glittering thing in that box was still here, and she felt how bitter-edged it was.

“Wish we’d seen the finish. From back then,” she said as she slammed the door open.

“Later,” he said, and they went through the opening into bad-magic wind and blowing sand.

Beyond her deck, beyond the dunes with their whipping vegetation, roared the ocean, angry, hungry, as it had been long ago.

They were almost across the deck to the steps down to the dunes when he slowed. “Melinda Jane. That pot of herbs there. What’s that shine underneath?”

She didn’t feel this was the time, what with sorcerous storm and all, but she said, “Carr family trick. Shards from an old broken cup, enchanted. Makes spell-ingredients thrive.” Then, stumbling as she understood – “Jake.”

“That’s what Granddad Louis saw,” Jake got out. “We have to get everything to the water.”


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Happy day to you all!

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From:mobile_alh
Date:April 10th, 2015 04:54 pm (UTC)
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Oh my! Happy Friday indeed!
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From:laurawise
Date:April 10th, 2015 07:26 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, ALH! Enjoy your day! :)
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From:mamculuna
Date:April 10th, 2015 05:02 pm (UTC)
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Ending on the best note, each time!
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From:laurawise
Date:April 10th, 2015 07:27 pm (UTC)
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Thank you thank you! Happy day to you!
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From:paratti
Date:April 10th, 2015 05:12 pm (UTC)
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Loved it.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 10th, 2015 07:27 pm (UTC)
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Yay and thanks, mate! Happy day!
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From:gwynnega
Date:April 10th, 2015 06:16 pm (UTC)
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Terrific!
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From:laurawise
Date:April 10th, 2015 07:27 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, Gwynne, and a great day to you!
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From:ljrags
Date:April 10th, 2015 11:56 pm (UTC)
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Intrigued! Can't wait for next part ;-)
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From:laurawise
Date:April 11th, 2015 10:54 am (UTC)
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Thank you thank you! :)

Happy weekend, too.
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:April 16th, 2015 08:37 pm (UTC)
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An excellent cliffhanger there.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 20th, 2015 11:46 pm (UTC)
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I do love a cliffhanger. Thank you so much for reading, Stevie!

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