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 Jetset Life Is Gonna Kill You,” a friendship starts to grow between Cyrano and Jules, and Hunter makes the consequences of betraying him chillingly clear.
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“The Jetset Life Is Gonna Kill You”
story by Mabel Harper & Emrys Webb
written by Emrys Webb
Rich. Self-assured. Handsome. Hunter Lockwood was everything Cyrano had always wanted to be. Suddenly finding himself uplifted into the Lockwood heir’s privileged sphere made him feel like Cinderella at the ball—or so he’d reflected to himself that first night after he’d come home from Lunaria Club, while he’d lain in bed just a little drunk and too giddy to sleep.
Then kicked himself for making such a gay comparison.
Cyrano spied Hunter approaching from the far side of the Atrium, stood rooted to the spot, his heart doing its damnedest to drill a hole right through his chest. “Master-Savant!” He forced confidence into his voice. “What is up, man? Great to see you.”
Hunter’s hand-clasp was as crushing as his gaze. He stood back, hooked his thumbs in the waistband of his Roberto Cavalli pants, his Arcanus robes and sculpted hair gleaming bright-gold in the midday sunlight reflecting off the Fountain of the Sephiroth behind him. Cyrano thrilled at the thought of so many passers-by here in the heart of the Enclave seeing him engaged in conversation with the Lockwood scion.
“The boys and I will be heading over to the club again tonight, around seven o’ clock,” said Hunter. “Penn Sawyer will be joining us—my campaign manager. Rising-Houser like yourself. Real up-and-comer. You two met?”
Cyrano shook his head.
“I’ll have to introduce you. Penn’s a good man. I can count on seeing you there, yes? You enjoyed yourself last time?” Hunter chuckled, wiggled one well-groomed brow.