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Welcome to Charming, the year is now 1891. It’s time to join us and immerse yourself in scandal and drama interlaced with magic both light and dark.

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As clocks and other timepieces were expensive, working class folk who could not afford to rise with the sun could employ a “knocker-upper” to tap on their windowpane at a scheduled time. Knocker-uppers would work through the night and into the early morning. — Kayte
But then Miss Dempsey paid her so great a compliment that she wanted to hurl herself over the edge of the theater balcony in delight.
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[premise]July 31st, 1891 — London Ballroom[/premise] [post]There were a dozen reasons why it had been a terrible idea to pretend to be Ruby the first time it had happened, but Topaz had been ...
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[premise]July 15th, 1891 — Urquart Home, Irvingly[/premise] [post]Topaz was not often nervous around her father, but she was tonight. There were two reasons. The first was performance anxiety...
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[post]His request produced a swell of both delight and panic in Topaz's chest. Delight because she couldn't fail to be a little pleased by the notion that someone wanted to dance with her, even if she...
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[post]No, Topaz privately agreed; she could not imagine Mr. Gideon Browne giving offense to anyone. "It's a pleasure to meet you, Mr. Browne," she said with a smile (albeit a small, contained one;...
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[post]This was the first consideration that began to sway Topaz's opinion on whether or not she ought to go. It still seemed too risky to be called a good idea, but she'd heard Ruby talk about Mr. Zab...
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[post]When Aunt Evelyn said she wanted to spend time with her, what Topaz heard was that she felt guilty over how little she wanted to spend time with her, which was fine. Topaz was used to being on t...
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[post]Topaz smiled. "Yes, it would be an interesting twist of fate if your sister went from Miss Keene to Mrs. Keene," she allowed. This was all good-natured fun, but it did make her a bit uneasy as h...
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[post]He was tenacious, Topaz would have to give him that, but she wasn't going to give up her reservations so easily, either. "It'd be better practice if you went to visit someone in Hogsmeade an...
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[post]If Topaz hadn't been quite certainly already that she was making a spectacle of herself, his question would have left no doubt about it. Still, she was faintly embarrassed that her — well,...
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[Post]"Well, Ruby's a debutante," Topaz pointed out. It seemed rather logical to her that Aunt Evelyn would be spending more time with her, at least until they figured out whether this career was actu...
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[Post] This was a dizzying amount of information to be handed, given that she had only expected a name, and it took her a moment to catch up to everything he'd revealed. Mrs. Keene was not someone she...
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[post]Topaz was too mortified by her intrusion to speak, at least at first. At least the gentleman was being humorous about it, which probably made it better (or did that only make it worse?) She wasn...
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[post]Topaz offered a small smile as her aunt entered, though it faded when she didn't immediately make her purpose known. It wasn't as though Topaz and Ruby's room was a grand vacation destination, s...
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[post]Topaz's first instinct on hearing him proclaim her a romantic was to protest, but she held her tongue. She did read romance novels on occasion, but only because she read everything she could get...
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[post]Topaz hadn't exactly expected that response, since she hadn't had much opportunity to see Ruby interact with others since they were children. Any interaction that involved the Urquart family and...
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[post]Topaz didn't notice the gentleman nearby at all until he spoke to her, and was immediately aghast. She would not have lingered here had she thought someone was approaching her, and she certainly...
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[post]"Lilah wouldn't mind the spiders," Topaz pointed out with a slightly amused smile. Her cat went in and out her bedroom window as she stalked their gardens and the nearby woods to hunt. The deliv...
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1 June 1891 Dear Holliday, Oh, I couldn't possibly visit you, you live at a resort and I'm not fit for company. I wouldn't want to pull focus away from you. If you aren't terribly busy dancing a...
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[premise]11 June, 1891 — Hogsmeade Memorial Ballroom[/premise] [post]Of course, it had been too much to hope that she could avoid conversation with the host and hostess all night. Truth be to...
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[premise]11 June, 1891 — Hogsmeade Memorial Ballroom[/premise] [post]Topaz had a glass of champagne in hand, but wasn't really drinking it. She'd gotten it half so that she could taste it and...
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[post]Topaz had thought that would be the end of the conversation, but Ruby wasn't deterred yet. That was fine, because there were only about a million reasons why this would never work. Topaz could e...
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[post]Topaz's shoulder stiffened. "You don't mean that?" she asked, but she already knew that of course Ruby did. This was just like Ruby, honestly. She was such a Gryffindor. Impulsive, and rash. She...
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The readers have probably gathered by now where things were heading, what with the Urquarts being identical twins and their players loving Shenanigans. No one breaks the fourth wall like Soph does
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[post]Ruby was out at Miss Shacklebolt's house for the afternoon, which meant Topaz had the room to herself. Hopefully this would be the pattern they settled into, because she had grown used to having...
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[post]Topaz did know this about her sister, but frankly she was surprised that Ruby knew it about herself. She wasn't the sort of person to spend a lot of time on introspection, so this degree of self...
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