An oppressive agreement in increasingly dangerous conditions, constant threats of arranged marriage, growing the family empire... All of Beatrice's frustrating responsibilities come crumbling down because of the cute woman at the coffee shop. Of course, it's a bit more complicated than that. Always is.
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01 Dec 2022
Lilith was her best friend.
"I'll let you choose where to eat as long as you don't bring up your hot British neighbour again."
Oh, how she hated her.
"I haven't even mentioned her that much!"
"Her eyes were so intense, Lilith." Lilith began in a mocking tone. "The leather jacket she wore was so fitting Lilith. Her neck was so-"
"Oh my god stop!" Ava slapped the button for the elevator. "I do not sound like that."
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30 Nov 2022
Beatrice snorts. “You know I had to fight you off this morning just to get to work on time?”
“You’re exaggerating,” Ava scoffs, as she crosses her arms over her Hawaiian shirt. “I’m not that bad.”
“The halo was glowing,” Bea tells her. “While you were fast asleep and drooling on my shoulder. I only barely managed to pry loose the grip you had on me.”
A day in the life that Beatrice and Ava have built for themselves in Switzerland.
"Can you leave asking Bea to me?"
Camila looked confused though the corners of her lips quirked in amusement. "Why?"
Ava had quickly learned that if Camila wanted to know something, she was going to find out.
So may as well just bite that bullet now.
"I want to ask Bea on a date. Would it still count as a date if we all went together?"
- Part 2 of Snapshots
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.
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.’”
5 times Ava returns to Beatrice in this life, and 1 time they return to each other in the next.