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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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[Post]"Thank you," Emrys said with a genuine grin. He was proud of the house, which only stood to reason since he'd been deeply involved in the renovations and refitting of everything once he'd bough...
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[Post]Her reply left no doubt as to what she wanted, and Emrys was shocked. It wasn't the request itself; given everything he'd been involved in over the years, being slightly less gentle in bed was a...
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[Post]Her words and her actions seemed to point to different things, and Emrys didn't know what to think. Was she hinting at some degree of exclusivity? Were they back on the subject of other lovers? ...
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[post]While he understood the truth behind her words, it was painful to watch her struggle through her own insecurities to express the sentiment. He wasn't entirely sure that he'd been correct in his ...
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[premise]15 July 1891 — Emrys' Home, Bristol[/premise] [post]For everything there is a season, the religious types said, and in a way they were right. There were seasons in a day, a rhythm to...
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[premise]July 9th, 1891 — Emrys' Home, Bristol[/premise] [post]Emrys had learned his lesson from prior attempts. He hadn't become as successful as he had, both in his shipping business and wi...
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July 6th, 1891 Cosgrove, C. The more I turn it over in my mind the more it seems like the ideal solution. Taking her off of the list before was an oversight, but the abundance of letters with Miss...
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[post]July 8th, 1891 Dear Mr. Pettigrew, Should I stock your entire lavatory with bottles of cologne? If it makes you think of me it's worth the expense thrice over. After all, if you spend so ...
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[post]Emrys' brow lowered in confusion, and he was too surprised by the question to even bother trying to school it into something else. Why on earth would he be put off by a lack of inhibitions? It s...
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[Post]As she continued down and began undressing him, Emrys' thoughts finally came back to the present moment and nothing else. He gave her a wicked smile at her words and caressed the side of her fac...
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[post]Emrys smiled at her stay with me tonight, but inside his mind was whirring. Two weeks ago, she wouldn't have needed to even say it; it was more common for them to stay the night when they visite...
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[post]Emrys smiled against her skin . If she had phrased it that way in an attempt to be provocative, he could certainly appreciate her methods... though a nagging voice at the back of his mind was wo...
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[post]Emrys watched his brother extend his hand for the bottle. He seemed to consider it a moment, then sat heavily in one of the armchairs and opened the bottle instead of returning it. This was pett...
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[post]July 6th, 1891 Dear Miss Cosgrove, I would say tomorrow but it seems there's another wedding to keep busy with. Are you free Friday afternoon? I've no social obligations until seven, whic...
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[post]July 5th, 1891 Dear Miss Cosgrove, Your mention of proper conversation topics when conversing in public with beaus implies there may be a wider range of topics available when speaking priva...
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[post]Emrys bit back a smile at that. Her enthusiasm was a bit adorable, but he couldn't help but continue to push the envelope a bit. "Good to hear you enjoyed the rice. Do you find you always have s...
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[post]"Or take matters into your own hands," Emrys pointed out. He thought she was clever enough to be thinking it, though she was too polite (apparently) to have mentioned it yet. He shifted his eyes...
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[post]Emrys made a soft noise of agreement when she moved his hands to her hips, while he continued kissing her neck. It was a pleasurable activity, of course, but it was also a good distraction while...
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[Post]Ah, there it was, then; she'd chosen metrics that didn't align with society's expectations, which was why she'd begin with the caveat. Liliana had a successful first season, in that she'd emerge...
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[post]Emrys raised an eyebrow at what he deemed to be a somewhat evasive answer. "Well, how do you measure success, then?" he asked (perhaps too boldly? he wasn't accustomed to talking about these thi...
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[post]Emrys shrugged. "I couldn't say," he admitted honestly. "The topic of women's finishing is not one I've ever had cause to investigate." It seemed to him that the comment she'd made about her sis...
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[post]July 3rd, 1891 Dear Miss Cosgrove, Quite right; to be a man described as boring would be as much of a social death sentence as to be a woman described as plain. I've often found that men ...
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[post]"More than most public exhibits, certainly," he said with a smirk. The first time he'd met her had been at the Sonata, if he remembered correctly, and she hadn't seemed to be especially interest...
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[post]July 3rd, 1891 Dear Mr. Pettigrew, I hope you aren't the sort to read into an absence of letters and assume a correlating absence of interest. If you are, let me persuade you by saying I ...
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[post]The physical signs all pointed to their being reconciled already, so her words caught him a little off-guard. She'd walked towards him and allowed him to take her hands, and she'd kissed him whe...
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