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Jade Bailey

i know very little of these two, who found their way into my head a week or so ago. a wealthy young couple, bound to each other by their own consent, yet all is not as it seems. his adoration of her is greater than words may describe, yet he did not see the trap into which he strode so willingly. for beyond her eyes there lies a truth more powerful than her false love. this is a truth to shatter hearts and nations alike, a truth to irrevocably bend the hand of fate... a truth to curse their people for generations to come. might write about this one, if time and inspiration allow...

Published More than a year ago

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