Part Two of our queer epic switchblade-and-sorcery novel, Those Who Create and Destroy, is here, with a new chapter free to read every Monday and Friday! ✨
In today’s new chapter, “The Truth About Heaven,” Fabiana reveals to Rory that she’s a mage too, reassures him he was justified in hexing Cheong, and takes a dive into his dreams.
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“The Truth About Heaven”
story by Mabel Harper & Emrys Webb
written by Emrys Webb
Fabiana’s thumbs flew as she fired off text after garbled text to Christian.
fuck u should have seen him he as fuckin incredibll
She glanced over at where Rory stood behind a dumpster a short distance down the alleyway, taking a leak.
hes a fuxking ticking time blmb
hes a god
it wa sbeautiful
Sounds like a bone warp hex, came Christian’s reply. Then, He can’t have had much training. Tremendous potential, followed by, A maleficer of that caliber would be a godsend since we lost Amy.
all I jnow is imma eat his dikkkk, Fabi texted back.
Time to make the big reveal, don’t you think? replied Christian. Start doing a little therapy?
im all fuckkin over it chief
Fabi quickly stashed her phone as Rory trudged back toward her. He had his head bowed, hands in pockets, boyish features locked in a stony expression. “I think I’m gonna call it a night, okay?” he said, his voice dull.
“My place is just two blocks that way,” Fabi protested, with a jerk of her thumb.
“I’m really not in the mood for…stuff anymore,” mumbled Rory. “And anyway, I just shouldn’t. I shouldn’t have said any of that stuff to you, or—or touched you like I did. I was fucked up. I wasn’t thinking straight. I’m gonna walk over there with you, make sure you get home safe, and then I’m gonna split. Okay?”
Fabi looked him in the eyes. “That shithead was ready to break your neck. He deserved what he got.”
Rory dropped his gaze, worked his jaw. “Maybe.”
“What you have,” Fabi pronounced, emphatically. “It’s a gift.”
Rory’s gaze swung back up to meet hers, his expression wary. “What are you talking about, ‘what I have’?”
“Rory…this is gonna sound crazy. Because…well, it is. It’s a fucking insane coincidence. But listen.” Fabi held his gaze; laid her hands on his shoulders. “I’m a mage.” She watched this information sink in. “And I know a hex when I see one.”