Under Construction

I realize that it’s been over a year since I posted the latest Pauper Prince chapter. I have a new one in progress, but also have other stories and projects going on.

One of the projects has been a revamp of the Pauper Prince itself! I’ve been rewriting the whole thing and posting the new chapters elsewhere. Yes, I am the Lucas and Spielberg of authors. I can’t leave my own stuff alone!

So, if you, like me, would like to start over with this story and see where it goes, feel free to check out

http://archiveofourown.org/works/2767088/chapters/6205703

I will, eventually, replace the chapters here with the ones there. It doesn’t make sense to do that yet. I have to catch up with these chapters.

Bon Appetit!

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The Pauper Prince – Part 41

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The Pauper Prince
Chapter 41
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“I hope that she towers over him!”

“I hope that, when she sits, he must remain standing in order to speak face-to-face!”

“I-I hope that when she looks down, she has trouble deciding if it’s her husband, or an ant that she sees!”

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The Pauper Prince – Part 40

The Pauper Prince
Chapter 40
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A typical journey to Halliard was four days, and this was no exception, but seemed twice as long with the inclusion of Princess Isabel the Inconsolable, and her mother, Princess Mara the Fretting. On the first day Isabel was in another carriage, with Miss Daphne, Millicent, and Fiona. Every moment of Isabel crying convinced Mara more and more that she was a horrible mother and was breaking the promise she’d made to her own (rest her soul). The King and Queen finally stopped the caravan when Mara broke down into her own tears to match her daughter’s. They sat mostly with hand-on-face while Mara bolted outside to attempt to console her child. Shortly thereafter Kelvin left the carriage to console his wife. His patience with her held, but it was made clear in no uncertain terms that the journey would resume straight away and with original carriage arrangements. As awful as it was to endure their daughter’s misery, these trips would become a way of life quickly.

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The Pauper Prince – Part 39

The Pauper Prince

Chapter 39

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The Changing of the Handmaidens resulted in the loss of Heather and the gaining of Millicent and Fiona. Heather was sad but hopeful. There was no telling in which direction her life would turn until the baby arrived, but until then, she looked forward to seeing if plying her skills at hair arrangement and handmade fragrances would earn her some coin. Mara assured her that, now that she was untethered to the work of a handmaiden, her former mistress would send any and all Ladies her way who’d begged for her services. Having the Princess as a regular client might generate some good word, as well.

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The Pauper Prince – Part 36

The Pauper Prince
Chapter 36

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Adding insult to injury was Count Richard’s challenges in finding a clergyman to agree to preside over his wife’s funeral. Lucinda’s suicide was categorically declared a great sin, with her chances of salvation moot. One pastor dared to claim it folly to pretend that she was resting at peace, rather than being tormented for all eternity. It took all the Count’s self-restraint, which was weak at best, to refrain from severely damaging the clergyman for that opinion. He knew what would change the church’s mind, but did not have the means to do so.

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