Today's post is a chapter sample from my work-in-progress, to be released later in 2018 😊 📓.
Thank you very much for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoy the beginning of this new series as much as I enjoyed writing it!
(Update: October 2019. Spell Tracker is now available in full via the New series label. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page to start 📙)
“If I make it possible for you to attend this school,
the restrictions will be significant. Do you understand?”
I nodded. Whatever. Whatever it takes. He could
do what he liked. He could do his worst. He always did. But he was the only one
who could make this happen for me.
“Aren’t you even interested in knowing what the
restrictions will be? I could leave you with nothing, Luca.”
For a moment, I hesitated. “Nothing?”
“I see you haven’t completely lost the sense you came
here with.” He laughed. “I could leave you with nothing, but I won’t. Where’s
the fun in that? I will do my best to strike a balance. Just enough to give you
hope you can succeed, but not quite enough to actually do so. How does that
I pushed away my irritation. “It sounds… typical.”
He loved nothing more than a new contract. My
reputation, my magic, and my life, in exchange for this one chance. I knew I
would probably fail, but I had to try. I had to. The alternative was
“Excellent. I do like to live down to expectations. Off
you go, then. Classes enroll today. You have until the end of the semester.”
It wasn’t long enough. He knew it as well as I did,
but I refused to give him the satisfaction of protesting.
“Oh, and Luca? Good luck. You’ll need it.”
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