The return was momentous, accompanied by pomp and ceremony. She literally waltzed in, larger-than-life, amidst tears and laughter, a lavish feast to rival any that had been hosted within her five year absence.
And it took just a few moments to turn my cosy world around… and make a mockery of my hard-earned position within the confines of Sherborne Manor.
Like a double-edged sword, the return of the prodigal child hailed my return to relative obscurity, as well as affording me a newfound sense of freedom.
I prepared to play the trump card in a game of deadly proportions.
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