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13 pages, Audible Audio
First published February 9, 2021
“I could see my reflection in her gaze, the horns jutting out of my hair, the slightly feral look that seemed normal for me now. My heartbeat picked up, and my mouth went dry as this deadly, confident, beautiful assassin held my gaze without fear.”
"The Nevernever could be crumbling under our feet, and you'd make a joke about it."
"Generally, I find a dagger is a much better alternative to stopping someone's heart than a surprise party.
There's far less of a chance they'll stab you back."
Ash started to say something, and she glared at him. "Unless I don't get any rest from the constant hovering of an overprotective Winter faery who is worried that I'm not getting enough rest."
Ash slumped in defeat. "Fine," I heard him say. "As you wish, my queen. But if you pass out or fall asleep during the fight with the big monster, I get to be 'unbearably overprotective' for the next month."
Lowering her arms, Meghan swayed on her feet, then collapsed into Ash's arms.
"We've learned a lot since then. When I first came through here with Ironhorse, I was younger, and much more..." She paused.
"Reckless?" Ash said quietly beside her.
"Impulsive," Grimalkin added up front without turning around.
"Prone to shrieking?" I put in, not about to be left out.
The Iron Queen glared at us all. "All those things, I suppose," she said in a flat voice that hinted at retribution later on.
"[...] my best laid plans always seem to backfire on me, so better not to have any to begin with."
HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY
“Fine. Sit down, get some popcorn, and I’ll tell you the sordid tale of how Robin Goodfellow grew a conscience. A long time ago,” I began in a grand voice, “in a galaxy far, far away… Wait, hold up. Wrong story. Lemme try that again.” ~ Puck
“No one likes a horny Robin Goodfellow.” ~ Puck
“Not getting killed by beautiful assassins is something I aspire to every day.” ~ Puck
"I smile, because it's either that or get vindictive. And no one likes me when I'm vindictive."