Unexpected Grace, Part 24XXXIVUnexpected Grace, Part 24 by *lilynoelle
Lucie woke up many hours later, when the last hour of sunlight poured through the windows like honey, sticky and warm. She had been having dreams, dark dreams, and while she could not remember what they were, she was left with a bitter feeling inside her stomach. She headed downstairs, muscles tight and sore, to get a glass of water. On her way down the stairs, Lucie untied the new wings and set them down.
Amalia was out, but she had left Lucie a plate of cut fruit, mint, and cheese. Lucie chewed on some mint leaves, but her stomach was still in knots. She wasn't sure what had happened on the beach. Had her magic not worked? Di
Unexpected Grace, Part 25Lucie woke up the next morning with her arms in braces and her hip feeling shattered. She moaned and reached for the call-button.Unexpected Grace, Part 25 by *lilynoelle
"Morphine," she said when the nurse, a plain woman in her forties, came in.
"I'll see what I can do," the plump woman said, frowning at Lucie.
"Hey!" Lucie called, as the nurse turned away, "I'm in pain!"
"I'm sure you are. But Doctor Camzel is coming to visit you and we can't have you high on morphine. Got it? The sooner you answer his questions, the sooner you can get knocked out."
Lucie tried to protest but the nurse vanished out of the room and down
Unexpected Grace, Part 23The man was gone.Unexpected Grace, Part 23 by *lilynoelle
Lucie had spent the better part of an afternoon sitting in silence on the beach. She couldn't get Deena's voice out of her head: out of the country he moved last night he's gone
Just like that, he had created a broken childhood and derelict relationships; so much had gone wrong because of one man: and he was gone. It felt surreal to Lucie, who had spent the last year trying to even the score. She wanted justice. She wanted him to know she was alive and ready to fight, and she wanted him to think dark angels in black
Unexpected Grace, Part 22While Lucie was away, the man on Blythe Street moved out of the country, taking his wife, the Polaroid pictures, the cot, and everything else that tied him to Lucie and the yellow house. As soon as Deena found out, she called Amalia's home. Lucie picked up on the first ring.Unexpected Grace, Part 22 by *lilynoelle
"I have news."
"Hello yourself, Deena."
"Lucie, he's gone."
"The the man in the yellow house. He moved last night."
Silence. Deena could almost feel Lucie's energy pulsing through the telephone wires.
"Yes. Out of the country. I talked to his neighbors."
More silence. Deena couldn't understand why Lucie w
Unexpected Grace, Part 20XXXIIUnexpected Grace, Part 20 by *lilynoelle
A few weeks after Lucie turned eighteen, she called Amalia and planned a visit. She told Alex her plans after she had the bus ticket. Alex was furious, but there was little she could do. Amalia was looking forward to seeing her great-niece, and Lucie was eighteen now. Alex felt scared and alone, but Lucie would only be gone for one week, and after Deena's announcement Alex knew that Lucie needed time away. She would likely get into trouble if Alex didn't let her go.
Lucie packed light: some tops and pants, a dress and bathing suit, the book she was currently reading, a
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