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Chatoyant College Book 13: Chapter 84: Home Cooking

Two hours later, Dawn was much more packed but feeling slightly harassed and panicked. She knew she was doing a haphazard job of packing, but she seemed to have so much more stuff than she remembered. Hadn’t she just done this a few months ago?

No, she hadn’t. Because for winter break, she hadn’t needed to pack up all her bedding and every last thing in her room. She’d been coming back. But she wouldn’t be returning to this room again—thank goodness. She, Corrie, and Edie had a room in Sayer that wasn’t up five flights of stairs.

She just hoped they would be able to fit all their stuff.

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Chatoyant College Book 13: Chapter 83: Last Day

Monday, May 29

It was their last day on campus. Dawn didn’t really remember that until she was on her way back from breakfast. She’d gotten up at her usual time and gone to the dining hall for breakfast as though she were going to class, even though she knew she’d already taken her psychology exam and the class was over.

But she didn’t have psychology class—or trance or sociology, like she had all the rest of the semester. All she had to do today was finish packing (okay, do all her packing, since she’d spent all day yesterday with Rico instead of packing) and go to the assembly.

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Chatoyant College Book 13: Chapter 82: Telling

Dawn got her chocolate milk and walked back to her friends, feeling disappointed and defeated. When she sat down, she told them what had just happened. Annie nodded, obviously unsurprised, but Corrie straightened her shoulders.

“They were strangers,” Corrie said. “But we can tell other people we know. Anyone who might trust us. Charlie already told Lorelei.”

“We can’t just wander around campus looking for people we know,” Dawn said. “If we go around pounding on doors, they’ll just think we’re crazy. Anyway, I don’t know where most of the people that I know live.”

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Chatoyant College Book 13: Chapter 81: Keeping Us Safe

Dawn nodded. She hadn’t checked her email that morning, actually, but she would have assumed there would be an email from the administration telling them that the threat was over. In fact, they should have sent it last night—it hadn’t been that late in the evening when Gerlina had finally been caught.

Then again, maybe the magic professors hadn’t told them anything last night. They’d been busy, after all. And were there even people in the administrative building while they’d been catching Gerlina? Maybe no one was here over the weekends.

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Chatoyant College Book 13: Chapter 80: A Hundred Visions

Sunday, May 28

Dawn took a deep breath of the air as soon as she stepped outside. After last night’s rain, everything felt and smelled fresh, like it was early spring again, even though it was almost summer. The air was warm, but not hot. And, of course, the threat to everyone living on campus had finally been removed.

She squeezed Rico’s hand, and he squeezed back, giving her a fond smile. They were walking to the dining hall with Corrie, Edie, Roe, and Annie. It was time for one last relaxed brunch before summer break—tomorrow, Monday, would be their last day on campus, and brunch would not be available.

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Chatoyant College Book 13: Chapter 59: How Much Longer

There was nothing else to talk about. They had their plan; now all Dawn and her friends had to do was wait for a call so they could talk to Troy and Link.

Dawn didn’t like the idea of using the Djanaea as bait, but she also knew Corrie was right. Link would agree to it. If it would protect Troy, he would do it. She just didn’t know whether Link alone would make effective bait; after all, Gerlina had chosen to attack Troy, and she’d done so almost as soon as he’d walked out of a building. It was possible that she did know which one was the prince—and it was also possible that she would be afraid of Link, since he was the one who’d fought back against her.

But that was all something to worry about when they actually talked to Troy and Link. With Troy’s injury still healing, he might not be able to participate anyway. And the choice would be up to them. Dawn didn’t have to think of every contingency.

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Chatoyant College Book 13: Chapter 58: Bait

Dawn nodded unhappily. She didn’t like the conclusions they were coming to, but it made far too much sense. Of course the faerie who had tried to attack a Djanaea prince when he followed her sister into the woods would have a grudge against the Djanaea, especially after her sister had died.

“Do you really think she would attack Troy just because he was Djanaea?” Edie asked, clasping her hands tightly in her lap. “She couldn’t really have thought he was the same one her sister pined over, could she? Unless she thought Djanaea live as long as faeries…”

“Her body is gone,” Professor Rook said. “It is likely that her mind has deteriorated as well.”

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