Thread of Lies - Chapter 1What.Thread of Lies - Chapter 1 by Nana-Blank
“I said,” the powder blue haired girl repeated before me, knotting her arms across her bosom and staring me straight in the eye with a glare that could freeze over half of the Netherlands, “pretend to be my boyfriend for one day. One day. That’s all I’m asking, Lem.” She wagged an erected index finger as she said this, as if emphasizing her beyond awkward request with the gesture made it any less random or weird.
Her name’s Madeline Marie Aldrige, only daughter to Markus and Madeline (senior) Aldrige and sole heir to their enormous fortune and yarn factory. For the sake of her own pickiness regarding, in her opinion, too uppity a name, we can simply refer to her as Rion – her online handle. Also, though it seems like a shame to admit this, but she’s my childhood friend. I’ve never thought her as anything other than a friend, so at that moment, I couldn’t help but politely inq
Petal and Stem - Chapter 26James was prompt with time. He was dressed with an hour to spare to meet the cat, so he decided to spend the remaining time taking a stroll about the academy’s campus. Despite the early hour of the morn, one might’ve expected hardly a soul about, but it was the exact opposite. The area was brimming with students enjoying the fair weather that greeted them that beginning of the day and, with the smiles he passed, the tawny-skinned male couldn’t but feel an aura of mirth ring about the school. It felt as though it’d be a pleasant day.Petal and Stem - Chapter 26 by Nana-Blank
His wanderings found him to the courtyard where he had first encountered his tutor. A small smile graced his slips as he stepped onto the intersecting path and took a seat onto the same bench he once sat observing a teetering Magnolia holding a tower of books. Their first meeting seemed almost like yesterday, but that feeling was fleeting. Unlike never wanting to see her again as he had felt their first few days together, James was e
Lirin - Chapter 6Nin crooked her neck and settled down by the side of the path to rest, slipping one of the innumerable glass vials in her pouch out and popping off the cork to take a sip. As she downed its contents, she suddenly crooked her head to her left, and became mindful of a figure drawn to her hunched down on their knees with their hands folded in pleading to her. The gesture was so alien she parted her lips from the rim of the container and stared at them with her lips parted, a small drip of the liquid falling from her chin upon doing so.Lirin - Chapter 6 by Nana-Blank
“Excuse me,” the female began suddenly, “but are you… a limniris?”
The elf straightened her hunched shoulders and tilted her head. “I am,” she answered. “Is something the matter?”
A reassuring smile laced Nin’s lips when she lifted her ear from the heaving chest of the elderly man before. “You don’t need to worry,” she said, conjuring a round of sighs from the girl and the group s
Petal and Stem - Kiss SceneMagnolia placed down her spell book and cupped her head into the palm of her hand. "It's really bothering you, isn't it?"Petal and Stem - Kiss Scene by Nana-Blank
"W-well, of course it is," James said. "I'm not quite sure how to respond to you? You pushed me away so suddenly. Was I too forward?"
The cat shook her head. "No... No, it isn't like that, James," she said, swinging a foot from her chair. "It's just... I don't know how to respond to something so sudden, so I reflexively pushed you away. I'm sorry. Tell me next time, okay? So I know."
"But you mentioned it bothered you," James said. "Should I not hug you?"
The cat let out a breath. She wasn't sure how to explain, so she figured something physical would get her point across. Pushing herself to standing, Magnolia stepped forward toward him. Lacing her fingers with James's, she pressed her forehead into the cavern between his jowl and shoulder, and let out a breath. The redhead blinked down at her, wondering what she meant by the almost childish gesture.
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