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    Beatrice finds herself musing not over duty and sacrifice and God, but the truth of angels, if they can be created rather than summoned. If they can take the form of women with overeager mouths and careless limbs and eyes with a depth that beckons - a crooked finger, a spiral staircase - if they can be both human and not, both beautiful and terrifying.

    Ava asks, What do you want, Beatrice?

    (Tell me and I’ll give it to you. Tell me and I’ll build you a home there. Tell me and I’ll rearrange the universe to make it all fit, angels and demons be damned. Tell me it’s me. Me. Me.)

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    06 Dec 2022

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    “Come on. One match. I’ll sweeten the deal,” Ava adds, “Let’s bet on it.”

    “A wager?” Beatrice raises her left eyebrow ever so slightly.

    Ava’s not sure where all this unearned confidence of hers is coming from, but she decides to lean into it. It’s kind of sexy and empowering. The fact she has never won a bout against Beatrice, not even kind of, not even once, is not one worth taking seriously. Today Ava feels lucky.

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    04 Dec 2022

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    Home, to Ava, is flannel-backed chairs and worn quilts and lacy placemats and a rocking chair they find abandoned on the side of the road.

    Home, to Beatrice, is Ava’s hand in her own as she drags Beatrice through the kitschy home store four towns over and Ava’s shout of triumph when she finds a matching set of salt and pepper shakers and Ava’s waggling eyebrows when they buy the bed that she (again) calls ours.

    (Six days in Switzerland, and then a few more afterwards.)

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    02 Dec 2022

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    Beatrice gathers her pajamas up and heads into the bathroom, but she hesitates just inside the doorframe. After a silent consideration, she turns to look Ava dead in the eye, something unreadable in her gaze.

    Worried, Ava says, “Yes?”

    For a moment, Beatrice doesn’t say anything, just watches Ava with eyes that seem almost sunken into her skull. Then she straightens up, swallows, and delivers her message.

    “Don’t go anywhere.”

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    The night after Ava falls thirteen stories and cracks her skull open on the pavement, Beatrice is practically Ava’s second shadow.

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    01 Dec 2022

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    Before she can stop herself, Ava reaches out as if to grab Beatrice’s elbow. She catches herself before she makes contact, knowing that while she’s in this stranger’s body Beatrice would probably have her flat on her back in two seconds, and not in a good way. But even as her hand retracts itself, words tumble from her lips.

    “Bea, I—”

    Beatrice spins around. “How do you know my name?”

    Eyes wide, Ava stammers, “I—I don’t.” They stare at each other. Then, “Be safe. I was going to say, ‘be safe.’”

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    5 times Ava returns to Beatrice in this life, and 1 time they return to each other in the next.

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    29 Nov 2022

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