The Lady of Charlotte, Part 4
In which the lies balloon...
Or when the moon was overhead,
Came two young lovers lately wed:
“I am half sick of shadows,” said
The Lady of Shalott.
Charlotte took the rest of the day off, and though the broken nose wasn’t bad enough to warrant surgery or even a realignment, she did awaken the next morning with not one, but two black eyes. It was horrifying—she was full on panda.
It was also kind of hilarious, and if her nose weren’t so clogged and sore, she might have laughed at the entire situation.
She made sure to get to the castle as early as possible, so as to avoid seeing anyone (Harry) and be firmly ensconced within the water mill before anyone (Etienne) might realize she hadn’t yet signed the accident report.
She really didn’t want an official record of what had happened. For one, she could not have been more responsible for her broken nose if she had punched herself directly. For two, she didn’t want to earn any negative scrutiny for Oz…
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