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For Phoenix Song Cyrcle and anybody who still believes in faeries.


The Gossamer Gate

Chapter 1

Khiara. That was a great class.”

Thanks, Matt.” The high priestess turned from snuffing the rose-scented candles along the top of the mantle to smile at her student. Khiara Haley dimpled at the compliment, her hazel eyes crinkling at the corners. She knew people found it difficult to look away from her eyes, which were a warm shade of gold that matched her honey blonde hair. “Have a great evening, and let me know if you have any questions about this week’s lesson work.”

Matt nodded and hesitated by the door. “I was wondering if you… It’s so nice tonight.” He drummed his fingers against the doorknob, and then gave it a twist as his next words came out in a rush. “Would you like to come downtown for ice cream with me?”

Oh, I don’t date,” she answered with a shake of her head, a rueful note in her voice. “I’m sorry.”

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