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Chatoyant College Book 14: Chapter 25: Some Time

Edie ran up the steps to the second floor of Mary Thomas, only slowing down when someone she vaguely recognized flattened themselves along the wall as though she was going to barrel over them. Embarrassed, she switched to a fast walk. At least she wasn’t far from Annie’s room now.

She hesitated at the door, then knocked gently. If Annie was napping or something, she didn’t want to disturb her.

Annie’s voice was soft at the best of times, but Edie was used to it by now, and so she could make out the words from the other side of the door. “Who’s there?”

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Chatoyant College Book 14: Chapter 20: Strange Noises

Edie gasped. She should have known that the story would have a tragic ending, since they were talking about a ghost, but the idea that this striving scholarship student had died by suicide still really struck her. She would have guessed that the student had been killed by a faerie or some magic gone wrong. But then, there wouldn’t be a well-known story on campus about a student having been killed by a faerie, would there?

Of course, she hadn’t heard this story before. It could have easily been suppressed by the magic that kept people from noticing the strange discrepancies that having a campus filled with faeries produced. And she thought if that were the case, the only reason it could have resurfaced was if there was really a ghost.

“So she haunts the building?” Corrie asked. “What is she supposed to do?”

“People say they see her, standing in the hall or on the stairs,” Sam said. “Or there are strange noises.” Continue reading “Chatoyant College Book 14: Chapter 20: Strange Noises”

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Chatoyant College Book 14: Chapter 19: Haunted

Friday, September 1

Edie walked a little bit ahead of Dawn and Corrie as they entered the Mary Thomas dorm, looking around. She’d been in here a couple times now, but she was still trying to rid it of the association it had picked up last year, since Elrath had lived here. She was trying to learn to like it now that people she liked—Annie and Roe—lived here. And it did have interesting Victorian architecture. It was pretty in some ways, though that big staircase leading up to the second floor still seemed intimidating.

Annie was the reason they were here; they were picking her up to go have dinner together in the dining hall. And there she was, approaching the top of the stairs from the hallway, covering her mouth in a yawn.

“Are you okay?” Corrie asked Annie as she came close. “It’s not even seven o’clock, you can’t be tired yet.”

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Chatoyant College Book 14: Chapter 6: Which Yet Survive

Thursday, August 24

Edie silently cursed her alarm as she flung her arm out of bed to turn it off. Then she cursed her past self, which had decided to sign up for a nine AM class. It was just too early to be awake.

Of course, when she sat up, blinking the sleep out of her eyes, she saw that Corrie was already up, dressed, and vigorously toweling off her short blonde hair. “Morning,” Corrie said brightly. “It’s nice to be back on campus for my morning run.”

“Must be better than the city,” Edie said. Or tried to say. It mostly came out as a grumble.

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Chatoyant College Interlude: 11, 12, and 13

11: Corrie to Edie and Dawn

YES!!! I knew they’d figure it out!

12: Edie to Corrie and Dawn

You both got the email, right? What a relief.

Not a lot of details, though. I hope they’ll tell us what they’ve figured out to make the campus safe. Maybe they won’t tell the whole student body, but we can go talk to Professor Lal and make her tell us.

Edie

13: Dawn to Corrie and Edie

Wow, they cut that close, didn’t they? I was afraid it was going to be bad news when it got so late in the day without any word, but the email finally came out. I might have been a little distracted at work checking my personal email, but there’s never enough work to fill up my time anyway. (Sorry, I may have complained about that a hundred times already.)

I just hope they’ve really done it right. Maybe we can get them to explain their system to us so we can poke any loopholes and they can fix them.

Of course, we know how to keep ourselves safe, even if their plan is full of loopholes. And maybe now that everyone knows about faeries, they’ll also learn to keep themselves safe—even if we have to teach them.

Now I know for sure I can say, see you two in the fall! I’m looking forward to having you as roommates!

– Dawn