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Can I come? 21Deryn and Sophie, while Alek and Franz are the study:Can I come? 21 by ~XigiXhio
"NOOOO!" Deryn screamed, ducking under arms and kicking shines as she ran from Sophie's unrealistically big closet. She was down the hall before they could even reach the bedroom door.
"DERYN, GET BACK HERE THIS INSTANT!" Sophie shrieked. Deryn stopped in the middle of her escape, spun around and shrieked back.
"WHAT'S THE BLOODY POINT OF A BARKING DRESS?!" when she was picked up from behind by Otto Klopp, and carried back to her torcher.
"Thank you, Master Klopp." Sophie breathed. He nodded his response and walked away smiling.
"Stupid dresses, oppressing women, barking corsets, can't breathe, bloody French, wicked heals, damned society, etc." Deryn mumbled as she was squeezed into her corset, pulled into her dress, then paraded around the room to see if this one would be "appropriate".
"Dove, society is there for a reason." She reached forward to smooth out her dress. "Society influences laws that keep us safe, society helps peopl
Can I come? 20At the height of the party! WOOT!:Can I come? 20 by ~XigiXhio
He has to find her, he has to find her! But his mother had invited so many people, the whole family and every officer and noble. Even English nobles, but Alek suspected that was to make Deryn feel more comfortable at her first party. There she is!
Alek spotted her from across the room. She looked beautiful. He couldn't help but stare. People would come up to him with friendly smiles and warm handshakes but he didn't pay them any mind. All he saw was Deryn.
Anyone? No, not anyone, just her.
Can I come? 19In the study (for like the third time):Can I come? 19 by ~XigiXhio
"Father, what are you saying?" Alek asked.
"You are to inherit my title, land, and money. Son, I'm saying you're next in line to inherit Austria-Hungary." Alek's father had just given him the best gift anyone could receive for their 16th birthday.
"You are saying that all this time you've had a secret scroll in a secret castle in Switzerland?"
"And that people have treated mother and me badly and insulted us all this time not knowing about this and you just let them?"
"Yes." His father said. While explaining the letter from the pope and disapproval from almost everyone else, he had remained rather stoic. The news put Alek, on the other hand, through a tumultuous range of emotions.
"Father," he sighed, "we should be getting ready. Mother's invited so many people. It would be discourteous if we didn't attend."
"Alek wait," he placed a comforting hand on his son's shoulder. "You do know what this means, don't you?"
Alek shook his h