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Today, we’re picking up where we left off in Chapter Three of Keeping House. Cent knows she has to leave with Dane, but someone is missing from their party.
Note: The first paragraph, in orange, comes from last week’s snippet and it’s Dane speaking.
“Come on, girlie. It’s half-past time to get goin’.”
“But where’s—” Cent startled when Exan manifested beside her.
“I’m here.” Exan held her bag tucked under their arm. They generally took the form of a well-dressed, older man with flowing white hair and their smile was always calming. “I suppose it is time at that.” They nodded to Stowne. “As you requested.”
You remember Exan, don’t you? If not, Exan’s one of Cent’s grandparents and, yes, they’re a death elemental. I wonder what they and Stowne are up to. No matter, Cent’s too caught up in her leaving to take serious notice.
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