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  1. Public Bookmark 75

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    “Maybe loyalty is a kind of patience. Like hope. A holding pattern for the heart, while we wait for change.”

    Marianne needed a change. Teaching in a country prep school for a year, as it turned out, would change pretty much everything.

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    05 Dec 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 39

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    Lives and lives and lives, jumbled together like discarded christmas lights, flickering on and off at random until she’s sure that her brain can’t hold any more. She and Marianne are happy, sometimes, when the fates line up just right. Once they live their lives on an island, in a tiny village, and they raise their own goats. In another, they grow tulips and everything smells of flowers, always. Sometimes, no, not so happy.

    Héloïse remembers. Marianne doesn't.

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    12 May 2020

  3. Public Bookmark *

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    She heads South. Ellie heads East. They’re just two people on a perpendicular line who may never come back around to meet again.

    Aster tries to be okay with that.

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    11 May 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 91

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    When Aster speaks, Ellie tilts her head to the side, and carefully absorbs her words intently, like she’s appreciating, analyzing, and dissecting all at the same time. When Aster makes a joke, Ellie laughs like it’s the funniest thing. And when everything is silent, Ellie just watches her. There’s something in her eyes. The thing that’s always been there. Understanding, compassion, and a swirling emotion that Aster can only describe as affection.

    It’s nice. It’s nice, and it’s scary.

    or,

    the half of it from aster's point of view

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    08 May 2020

  5. Public Bookmark 66

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    "I like being on my own."

    "Only, you might not be on your own."

    Ominous! It got Marianne leaning in despite herself. "What do you mean?"

    "There's a ghost. Everyone knows. They call her The Lady in White. A poltergeist."

    It's 2019 and Marianne arrives at a remote house for a few weeks of peace and quiet. Héloïse has been trying to find some peace a lot longer.

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    07 May 2020

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