One Year Later
Lyra smiled at her mother as the two walked through the tranquil and colorful spring garden of Lyra and Hideaki’s home, a mixture of purples, yellows, and pinks in full bloom with strategically placed green shrubs sprinkled throughout, the soft hums of bees and chirps of birds sounding out.
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Lyra slept without any aid for the first time in her memory, curled up happily within Hideaki’s arms. When she woke, she felt perfectly rested, energetic, and happy. Hideaki was out of the house on council business and she took some time to make adjustments to her clothing in order to be compatible with her new wings.
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Lyra hadn’t woken in days, deep in a slumber that didn’t seem to come from her tonic, which worried Hideaki greatly. He kept vigil often, watching her sleep and taking note of the barely visible rise and fall of her chest, the only signal to her state of living.
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“Wonderful, Lyra,” Gani murmured as she gave a small nod of approval. “I have taught you well.” Lyra smiled as her eyes briefly rested on her grandmother, eventually glancing back at the quaint treehouse that she had just completed.
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Lyra steadied herself and took her stance, back straight as she readied an arrow and raised the bow, her aunt Lita’s voice echoing through her mind and sending her back in time.
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