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... I lightly wrapped the shimmering necklace round my arms, feeling its lightness and calming influence. repeatedly I permit the silvery steel run alongside my pores and skin, like a waterfall made from stardust. The craftsmanship used to be striking, not anything like I had ever noticeable earlier than. It wasn't just like the heavy golden chains I had as soon as visible at the high-born girls at my father's property. This was once tremendous and fragile. smooth virtually, as though it had emotions. It felt correct someway, that this used to be now mine. talented, definite, now not earned, yet mine still. I did comprehend, after all, that not anything was once freely given, specifically jewellery reminiscent of this ... however the cost I should pay at some point for it, i couldn't fathom on the time.
Would i've got nonetheless taken it had I recognized what might ensue? probably. it truly is tough to claim now that i do know what i do know. yet then, in that room with its ceilings so excessive i'll nonetheless pay attention the echoes of footsteps long gone, i used to be pressured to accept.

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