Hi all! I’m taking a September break from Principles of Magic. I will continue updating until August 30, and resume updating on October 4. Thanks for understanding!

Aurelie is back in her room. She’s laying on her bed, staring at the ceiling. There are dry tracks of tears on her face. There’s a knocking at the door.
Hyacinth: Aurelie? It’s me. Can I come in?
Aurelie: If you must.
Hyacinth steps in, and stops suddenly, looking around at the cramped room.
Hyacinth: …Oh. I always forget how small it is in here.
Hyacinth sits on the edge of Aurelie’s bed, and she turns to face the other wall. Hyacinth sighs.