By C. L. Raven
As soon as upon a time, in lands a long way, distant, every person lived fortunately ever after. beforehand. in the event you proposal you knew the fairytales good, reassess. In a contemporary international with no morals, the place good looks doesn't consistently equivalent goodness and evil occasionally wins, the heroes of the legends study the not easy method that survival will take greater than only a lovely face, and a good-looking prince doesn't suggest salvation. Ten damaged fairytales which are certainly now not for children's bedtime.
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His personal feelings could not be allowed to conflict with his duty as Councilor. He was Melora's nearest living kinsman; the duty he had shirked, for whatever good reason, had been done instead by women. That could not be easy for a Hastur to swallow. "Kinsman, that is of little moment now. " Jerana asked. " Rohana glanced uneasily at Jaelle. Jerana should have had tact enough to send the child away before discussing her future before her; but it was not for Rohana to suggest it. Jerana said, "Oh, they can be fostered somewhere.
But, too late, it occurred to her that she had, perhaps, let Montray in for trouble on the Darkovan side. Terrans were not precisely popular in the Old Town, and the sight of a Terran escorting a respectable Darkovan female could indeed causev some trouble, if some Darkovan hothead wanted to take advantage of it. This is idiotic. I know fifteen times as much about Darkover as Montray ever will; yet by strict protocol I'm not even qualified to be an official translator, far less for any position more advanced than that; just because I'm a woman, and Darkover is a world where women don't hold such positions.
She could see faint beads of perspiration along the lady's hairline; whether from nervousness or from the heat of Montray's office-or both-she could not tell. "Chance resemblance? Impossible, my child. " "It is not rare among Terrans, my Lady," Magda said. (She had known this; Peter had made jokes of it. " She broke off as Bethany came in, took the small solido and personnel printout that bore a color photo of Peter Haldane. She handed them to Lady Rohana without comment. Rohana studied them a moment, then looked up, her face gone white.