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One: London Again
“I can’t wait to see the look on his face when he sees you,” says Louis as he, Rose, Jasper, and I draw close to James. “It’s going to be hilarious.”
Two: The New Blood
Sure, nobody ever seems to smile here, and the tension hits you like a wave as soon as you step off the elevator. But that’s fine by me: it feels like adventure here.
Three: The Jellyfish Party
“I know you didn’t really ask to see my tattoo,” he says with a wicked grin. “Dom always uses that as an excuse when she’s trying to hook me up with someone.”
Four: The Real World
“You are a dewey-eyed, sparkling baby bird and your naiveté is honestly very touching,” Ada tells me. “But you’re going to have to get a grip on the way the real world works if you want to survive in the Ministry."
“Can you at least stop calling him the nose man, you’re making it sound like he has a fetish or something,” I hiss.
Six: The Second Scene
“Get your coats,” he tells us, without looking up. “It’s happened again.”
Seven: Rattle and Shake
“You’d be surprised what a journalist would do for the inside scoop on a story,” he says. “That lot’ve got all the ruthlessness of killers.”
Eight: The Betrayer
Ada looks out at me with baleful eyes, her skin gone horribly pale. “Fiona,” she whispers. “I have no idea what I did last night.”
Nine: A Cup of Tea
“That’s rubbish!” I say hotly, slapping a hand down onto my desk. Charlie looks up at me in surprise, but I don’t care. “The Ministry’s never been picky about who it blames for disasters, has it?"
Ten: The Garden Party
He rolls his eyes. “No, I didn’t invite him. I didn’t invite half the people here. But I can’t exactly help it if I’m terrifically popular and everyone in London is dying to attend my parties.”
Eleven: The Weapon
My heart pounds, and my head aches worse than ever: Ragnar must want to see me in private about the Wizengamot’s request.
Twelve: Moving On
Charlie straightens up, rubbing his neck. Like me, he goes perfectly still when he sees the horn. “Blimey,” he says, wide-eyed. “That is super illegal.”
Thirteen: The Third Scene
I had put my assignment from the Wizengamot out of my mind for the last few days, hoping I wouldn’t have to do any real snooping on my coworkers. But with this new development, it looks like I’ve got work to do.
Fourteen: Loose Lips
A hundred questions flutter around in my head - but they all go quiet when James turns around, and spots Rose and me.
“Sir,” I say quickly. “I’m sorry to interrupt you, but there’s something you need to know.”
Sixteen: Fall from Grace
“Jasper…” I shake my head, half hoping that he’s only a hallucination and the action will clear him away. It doesn’t. “Why? Why are you doing this?”
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