I run into Saiyana on my way to meet Karisa. It’s amazing how we all lived together for years and could manage to go without seeing each other for days at a time, and suddenly now I can’t walk down a hallway without a sister popping up for a conversation. I love it. Though in … More Royal Tea Service: Chapter 39
“You want to perform a tea ceremony for me now,” Iryasa echoes flatly. “Here.” “Here and now,” I agree. I use water from a bottle to fill the teapot. Yorani breathes magical fire inside to heat the water. I look up at Iryasa: ready; waiting. She holds my gaze for a long moment. Then, at … More Royal Tea Service: Chapter 26
I lead Iryasa to my old apartment, and we don’t speak. Except for one moment. Yorani hides in my bag, remarkably still—I think she’s amused by the stealth operation of our trying to pass through the streets without being recognized. If Iryasa is noticeable, Yorani is even more so. I take us on a shortcut … More Royal Tea Service: Chapter 25
Meristo enters the office and closes the door behind him. “Miyara, I’ll take on handling the front on my own if you need to finish the accounting today,” he says without preamble. “But please tell Taseino to go home.” His expression is uncharacteristically serious, and I frown, already rising. “He looked fine earlier.” “I thought … More Gelasa Bark
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Some of you may have a vague memory that when I posted Tea Set and Match Chapter 17, I dropped a teaser at the bottom to note this story location for future reference. A year down the road, that future is here, and I am thrilled to announce a Tea Princess Chronicles bonus scene is … More Swift the Chase – Cover Reveal!
Political repercussions are coming, but they are largely Saiyana’s problem. Somehow this strange group in front of me has become mine—and Ostario’s. Ostario is here at the shop to take his leave from Lorwyn, because she’s his apprentice. But the lab is fuller than just us. “I’m coming back,” Ari tells a scowling Glynis. They’re … More Tea Set and Match: Chapter 28 (Epilogue)
I don’t have another opportunity to sleep before the day of the third match of the tea tournament dawns. There are too many details to arrange. But ultimately, I only have so much time before I’m called to attend Ari’s performance. It is as spectacular as I could have imagined. Ari has created a three-dimensional … More Tea Set and Match: Chapter 27
Although Deniel assures me Talsion is too canny to eat anything he shouldn’t, I do not have such confidence in Yorani, who has been perking up at our movement, regardless. So it is that Talsu gets to continue his nap uninterrupted, only moving to take advantage of the warm spot Yorani has vacated, and Yorani … More Tea Set and Match: Chapter 24
We head for the Gaellani courtyard closest to the barrier of the Cataclysm. It has the advantage of being the least densely packed, given its proximity to the Cataclysm, which means more of the tournament audience will be able to partake of our shop. I’m confident Hanuva and Lino will cultivate an experience of exclusive … More Tea Set and Match: Chapter 12