03 Charmfall by Chloe Neill

03 Charmfall by Chloe Neill

Author:Chloe Neill [Neill, Chloe]
Language: eng
Format: epub
ISBN: 0451230809
Publisher: Penguin Group, Inc.
Published: 2012-01-03T06:00:00+00:00


It took us two hours, but we managed to get the suite put back together. And surprisingly, it was pretty easy to figure out where everything came from. Amie’s stuff was all pink, so anything with Barbie coloring went back into her room. Lesley’s stuff was just odd, so anything with unicorns, rainbows, or anime characters went back into hers. (Including tons of Japanese comic books about schoolgirls who were also vampires, or vampires who ate schoolgirls, or something like that. You’d think she saw enough of that kind of thing just being friends with us. But to each her own.)

When we were done, we flopped onto the couch in the common room.

“So, I guess that was part of Jeremiah’s plan,” I said.

“I guess so. I’m really starting to not like those guys. I mean, jury’s out on Sebastian, but the rest of them are hateful. Trying to steal a girl’s Grimoire. That is a total breach of magical etiquette.”

“It’s also messy. And illegal.”

“Seriously.” Scout looked over at me. “Do you think they’ll try again?”

“Until they solve the blackout or realize you have nothing to do with it.”

“So they won’t stop coming after us until they get their power back . . . and actually have the ability to come after us. I don’t really like that strategy.”

“They probably don’t, either. And what sucks worse? Other than knowing Reapers have lost their power and Jeremiah’s totally mad, we have no other clues.” I let out a frustrated sound and rolled my shoulders a little. “I need a break.”

“You’ve got one until study hall,” she said. Because of the shenanigans, classes had been canceled for the rest of the day. “Maybe we could take a walk, get a little fresh air. Ooooh,” she said, jumping up off the couch. “Let’s go to Gaslight.”

“What’s Gaslight?”

“Only the best magical trade shop in the tri-state area, offering magical surplus, supplies, and books for the exceptional spellbinder!”

I was caught between two emotions. Sadness that she was excited about something she may never get to use again, and amusement about how truly geeky that sounded.

I decided to feel amused.

“Wow. That was so geeky it, like, transcends normal geeky and moves straight into hella geeky. Or maybe über geeky.”

She stuck out her tongue at me. “Grab your messenger bag. It’s a short walk. We’ll grab a snack while we’re out.”

“Are we supposed to be leaving campus like this?”

“We just saved Foley a whole lot of grief by skipping the magical details. She owes us one.”

Scout was leaving out the part about how the fire alarm had been faked to get to her Grimoire, which made the whole incident our fault. But I didn’t think she’d appreciate the reminder.

“Fine,” I said. “But this time you’re the one who has to make up an excuse.”

She got her chance pretty quickly. We’d gotten our gear and were just preparing to leave when the door opened, and Veronica and Amie walked in.

Amie smiled. “It looks much better in here. Thanks for getting it taken care of.


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