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The Night Prince - Chapter 22Chapter Twenty Two
In Which Lucia Tends To Margaret And Also Discovers A Lovely Item In A Curious Place
The remainder of the morning passed quickly. Lucia had hurried through her chores – or, at least, she hurried through making it seem as though she had done a thorough job of her chores. Instead, she concentrated her efforts into many clandestine trips to the servants' quarters to check on Margaret. If Claudette found her there while she was supposed to be working, there would doubtlessly be some sort of trouble, and while Lucia would certainly have preferred to avoid being caught, she did not particularly care one way or the other. To
The Night Prince - Chapter 21Chapter Twenty One
In Which Lucia Encounters Prince Julian For The First Time By Day
The bedchamber of Prince Julian was not at all hard for Lucia to find. She followed John's instructions and soon arrived at the mouth of a short and windowless corridor that cut back across the third floor, beginning at the library entrance. This corridor led to a wall with a single door in it. This appeared to be the door to Julian's private chamber, but Lucia wanted to be certain. Any mistakes now would bring about terrible repercussions after her previous display of stubbornness in front of Claudette. And the only way to determine the nature of this
The Night Prince - Chapter 20Chapter Twenty
In Which Something Unfortunate Happens To Margaret
Unsurprisingly, Lucia slept in a little late. By the time she opened her eyes, it was already light out and there would be bloody hell to pay if Claudette had anything to say about it. Lucia mumbled something to the angels, threw on her maid's uniform, and hurried downstairs.
She arrived at the kitchen in time to hear angry voices shouting. John and Claudette had locked horns in some awful sort of dispute, while occasionally, an uncharacteristically meek word of protest could be heard from Margaret. Lucia peeked into the kitchen to see John standing nose to nose with Cla
The Night Prince - Chapter 19Chapter Nineteen
In Which Prince Julian Acts Toward Lucia In A Way That She Did Not Expect
The silence that hung in the air in that hidden chamber was louder than any music that had ever been played. Julian's eyes, deep set and half hidden by the shadows, looked Lucia up and down. He acknowledged something about her that he seemed to find mildly amusing, judging by the slight smirk that appeared on his face.
"I am assuming that you must be the new maid," he said, at long last.
Lucia looked down at herself and remembered that she was still wearing her uniform. She looked back up at Julian and nodded. Once again, she found herself takin
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