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Lourdes of Loki part 19 - New York New York
"What do you mean, alive?" I asked Poseidon. "You saw the death certificate."
"Yes, I saw it. It was a presumption, since there was no body."
"But she was inside the World Trade Center. When those fuckers drove the planes in there! How could she've survived?"
"How do we know she was there, Lourdes?" the God of the Sea prompted me.
"But... the coroner said..." I hesitated.
"They assumed she had died, because she went missing at the same time as the Twin Towers fell. And because her workplace was located within one of the towers. But what if she wasn't there at all?"
"Poseidon, do you think she was somewhere else?"
"We'll have to find out. Are you working this weekend?"
"Then you and I are going to New York!"
"Poseidon, you don't have to."
"But I want to. There are three things in life I cannot resist. And that's the waves, a beautiful woman and a good mystery. Besides, I think there is more to your mother's disappearance from Maison Laufeyson than some disagreement with Lok
Lourdes of Loki part 18 - Destiny Laufeyson
Gaetania had an unlucky encounter with some nasty virus and ended up in bed. Or mostly, in the sofa, in which she sat winded up in a blanket, wearing her favourite PJ and watching soap operas on TV, playing with her tablet, texting me a hundred times a day and feeling generally sorry for herself. And I brought her fruit and sweet food and magazines and DVD's and gossip. The poor thing! My half-blood status protected me from these maladies, so I didn't know what it really was like, being down with a cold, but Gaetania described it as a hangover + a bad case of allergy. A hangover lasting for days, couldn't think of anything worse. (Oh yeah, I could but 'having a cold' was still regarded as generally inside of the regular Joe and Jane's comfort zones, which to me felt odd.)
Nevertheless, I hoped my friend would be better in time for Ezra birthday party at La Belladonna, which was due the weekend after the upcoming one. That sure was something neither of us wanted to miss, after all Ezra
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