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Augen AufThere were a number of staircases in the Carmine estate, each varying in size and style. Some curved and twisted while others rose smoothly to a determined end. Hidden away from the visiting public, a charming handful led the adventurous traveler to nowhere at all.
Those were the ones that the Queen preferredthe little accidents of architecture, perfect for playing hide and seek and useful for little else.
There had been a time where a simple trek had been enough to send her flattening herself against walls, pushing and grasping at her chest as if air could be conjured up and pushed through her needy system by manual effort and accusing glares at her beaming king.
"Now what are we here for?"
She would ask, but Bordeaux would shake his head.
"No reason, really. I just wanted to look at you where no one else could."
Lines that, she thought, were dirty rotten tricks, designed specially to keep her from strangling her unpredictable husband.
She told him so on
Queensteeth"Mama!" He called, "Mama!"
There was laughter which may or may not have come from nearby. The trees had a way of catching sounds and throwing them here and there.
"Mama!" The boy stopped short, shaking more than a little, and mumbled, "I'm lost."
"Oh, you are, little boy?!" A deep, booming voice rumbled around him as if he rested in a great bear's belly, and suddenly the ground flew away.
He searched his lungs for air to pulse out, but found none. Instead, he locked his limbs, eyes wide as dinner plates, and felt the shiver swell in his throat.
"Oh," the swinging stopped, " little boy ?"
The bear's burr cracked, fizzling into something softer, higher, and more familiar.
"Bor-deaux!" Honey sweet and whip sharp, Mama slipped into his china-shaped gaze, "What are you doing to that boy?"
The child blinked once, twice as his father pulled him to his chest, tight and anchored and then the tears came.
His little face crumpled almost as fas
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