Believe it or not I have an excerpt! Yep, after a busy day yesterday I have a busy day today–well, at least a busy afternoon as I have to edit video and put together a play list of the bout I filmed yesterday. And while I was busy in York, that doesn’t mean I didn’t have time to catch a selfie with one of our newest freshies, Shannon:
Or that I’d take a great picture of one of our bout refs, French Thwarter:
Just another day in the derby life for me. Oh, and speaking of that, I had lots of people wishing me well on tomorrow’s test. Which means I got some studying this afternoon as well.
When we left off last week, Coraline told the girls–yeah, I get to say that now, hehe–about how she lost her virginity and how it taught her to strive for the romantic instead of the infatuation. And now we come to the big question: why did they want the kids to stay at a private inn? Well…
(The following excerpts from The Foundation Chronicles, Book Three: C For Continuing, copyright 2016, 2017 by Cassidy Frazee)
Annie nodded. “Yes, we do.” With Coraline’s story out of the way she had another question pertaining to something that came up during her questioning of Kerry’s sexual history. “When you booked us into the Sea Sprite Inn, did you believe something would happen between Kerry and me?”
Coraline chuckled. “I did; so did everyone else.” She took a moment before going on. “Erywin figured there was something like an eighty-five percent chance you’d ‘experiment’, as she called it, but she didn’t think you’d go all the way: she put the chance of that happening at ten percent.
“I figured you’d do something: I gave it like a ninety percent chance. But I figured the odds of you moving on to intercourse to be nearly impossible: I knew you both pretty well—at least I figured I did—and understood the feelings both of you had at the time about having intercourse.” She shrugged. “By the time Beltane rolled around I half-expected that you’d both already done something.”
Kerry’s eyes widened. “You did?”
“Sure. I mean, you both loved each other, you’d both proved you’d known each other all your lives, and you had that shared vision of your wedding night. I felt the odds were excellent that you’d had least, you know—” Coraline gave a slight smile. “Touched a few of each other’s erogenous zones.”
Annie realized there was one opinion missing. “What did Deanna believe?”
“Oh, you know Deanna: she said that while something would happen, there wasn’t any possibility of you engaging in intercourse. Which means the only way she could be so certain is that she saw something—which is what we believe.” A slight grimace crossed Coraline’s face. “That’s really something I’d rather not think about.”
Yeah, just the image you want in your head: you Divination instructor may have seen you having “sexual relations” during a vision. And now you’re having class with this person–
Not too creepy, I know.
But still, how did they sell this idea to the headmistress?
Annie and Kerry exchanged looks as they imagined the possibility that their instructor and friend may have actually see everything they did that night in the Sea Sprite Inn and found it a bit disturbing. Kerry turned to Coraline. “You had to get approval from the headmistress for this to stay there, didn’t you?”
Coraline nodded. “Yep.”
“How did you do that?”
“First off, it was Erywin who came up with the idea. She wouldn’t go into details, but she said given your personal relations and the things that you’d done for both the the school and The Foundation, she saw it as a bit of a reward. But it was really Helena who tipped Mathilde’s decision to allow you to have a private room at the inn.”
Annie’s right eyebrow arched upward. “How did that happen?”
“The three of us—Erywin, Deanna, and myself—were in Mathilde’s office giving our reasons for wanting you to stay at the Sea Sprite. Helena was there as well, since she’d stay with Erywin, and she pointed out to Mathilde that while she couldn’t go into detail, your ‘actions over a particular weekend in April’ were more than sufficient to allow you something of a ‘reward’ for your ‘service to The Foundation’.” Coraline smiled. “She also pointed out that if we let you room with the other students in Boston, it was a given that one of you would end up in the bedroom of the other, so why not just put them together somewhere private and avoid what could end up being a lot of tweener drama. In the end Mathilde agreed and—” She motioned towards the girls. “That’s how it happened.”
And there you have it: put the kids together ’cause, well, they’ll do it anyway.
Since we now know who we got them there, is there any chance you’ll see what happened.
You’ll be surprised…