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Gosick III – bedroom 3

It was a dark, cramped place, uncomfortably humid from Victorique’s trapped exhalations. Her fever had steadily risen, leaving her on the edge of consciousness. She closed her eyes and hissed out hot, panting breaths in the darkness. Her awareness was … Continue reading

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Gosick III – 3.2

The coachman spared one more glance at Kazuya, who was standing frozen in shock. Then he shrugged, cracked his whip at his horse, and rode away. Kazuya stood stupefied in the street, watching the carriage as it left. Then he … Continue reading

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Gosick III – 3.1

chapter three — the ones who vanished into the darkness [1] “What on earth is this all about, Kujou?” The large brick building that housed the headquarters of the Sauvure police boasted a lavish façade and an elegant front entrance, … Continue reading

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Gosick III – bedroom 2

“Achoo!” From the clear sky, the white glow of palpably humid sunshine fell onto the elegant gardens that fanned out through the grounds of St. Marguerite’s School. But hidden deep within the gardens, at the end of the long twisting … Continue reading

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Gosick III – 2.3

At Jeantan, the ceilings were high, and the spacious interior was all in white. Stacks of boxes towered over the vast sales floor. Many items, such as expensive jewelry, teddy bears, or ladies’ lingerie, occupied their own individual shop spaces … Continue reading

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Gosick III – 2.2

Sauvrème’s main railway terminal, named Charles de Gilet Station after a king of Sauvure who had reigned during the time of its construction in the late 19th century, was a huge, magnificent structure, built to demonstrate the small kingdom’s might. … Continue reading

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Gosick III – 2.1

chapter two — the blue rose [1] The train whistle sounded. Holding his book bag in one hand, Kazuya rushed to the platform of the village’s single small station as it wobbled unsteadily from the vibrations of the approaching steam … Continue reading

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Gosick III – bedroom 1

Soft morning light streamed through the closed French windows of the bedroom. The bobbin lace curtains were half open, allowing sunlight to spill into the small room. “Achoo!” Victorique was resting on her stomach in the canopy bed, her face … Continue reading

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Gosick III – 1.4

“Achoo!” ***** The dark silent night dawned at last, bringing the brightness of the morning to the quiet grounds of St. Marguerite’s School, ushering in a day just like any other. As the morning sun rose over the gardens, Kazuya … Continue reading

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Gosick III – 1.3

As the sun began to sink into the horizon, it cast intense red light upon the spacious grounds of St. Marguerite’s School. Dusk would soon fall like a heavy shroud over the fountains, the bridge running across a babbling brook, … Continue reading

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