what if you got to choose? what if you couldn’t?
Inbetween
CHAPTER
1
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I wake up as I yawn in my bed. “Good morning Kar.” I greet my best friend, Caroline.
“Good morning, Dee.” she rolls over in her huge bed right next to mine. I flick my pale blonde hair out of my face, and look with my dark hazel eyes into my best friend’s amber ones.
We spent the night here in this— this— orphanage of a castle because today’s the Choosing. But we don’t actually get to choose. The Council does.
“Any idea?” I question her.
“None,” she answers, sadly. See, we’re not allowed to know who our parents are for some reason before the Choosing. Everyone is supposed to be good, but we all know that’s not true, because some people go in and come out straight evil. We know all of the fae’s tales, and we have early memories of our lives, we just aren’t sure who exactly raised us, or anything that could give us an inkling. “You?”
I raise an eyebrow at her and she concedes the point. We get out of bed and go to the separate bathrooms, where they laid out clothing for us. My dress is short. I’m not really sure why, maybe it’s just to see how we react and act in it, so I put it on. It’s a dusky blue halter dress, with four-inch white heels, and a silver charm bracelet.
I walk out of the other door, strutting the way I was raised to, as royalty. I go to the Great Room, which is a big, white room gilded in gold beautifully.
“Please eat, and then go outside.” says a masked man, making me feel as if I am being kidnapped instead of being taken to the place where my life begins.
I walk out of the other door, strutting the way I was raised to, as royalty. I go to the Great Room, which is a big, white room gilded in gold beautifully.
“Please eat, and then go outside.” says a masked man, making me feel as if I am being kidnapped instead of being taken to the place where my life begins. Except, I suppose it makes sense, because I have a talent for changing the script.
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