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Board and prompts by [personal profile] lilian_cho. Picture square prompts are from The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.
Post Secrets is playable.

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Disclaimer: This is a manipulated image. The base image is taken from a Pirates boardgame. Not mine, etc. etc.

The goal of Writing Game is not to make multiple rounds around the board, but to accumulate as many points as possible.
You may switch fandoms/worlds whenever you first pass 20 points, 40, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, then free for all.
e.g. Total points: 19. Complete a +3 prompt.

This brings you to 22 points. At this point you may switch fandoms/worlds.

You may go clockwise or counterclockwise on this board, but don't change directions midway.
Exceptions: 1) You are going backwards because you skip a prompt.
2) You are at a Player’s Choice Square.

All the general rules can be found in the profile.

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HomeStart on the first letter of your favorite Halloween song. If you cannot think of one, then your favorite fall/winter/cold/holiday song.
APrompt: Absence +2
BPrompt: Boring +1, Blind spot +2
CPrompt: Claim +3
Gypsy CardYou have coins to spend and visited a fortuneteller.
She told you to pick two cards. You picked ___ and ___. (Use Picture tables).
DCharacter: Deluded +2
CompassYou just saved a Mage from drowning.
Out of gratefulness, the Mage called the ___ Wind to help you. (Use Player’s Choice tables).
EPrompt: Evidence +3
FPrompt: Firm +1, Fiend +2
GSetting: Gathering +2, Prompt: Gatherer +3
HCharacter: High-strung +2, Prompt: Hallucination +3
Skull and swordsYour main character caught the plague and died. Roll the dice to go to your next square (Count forward from this space). For the next three drabbles, write about a minor character instead.
IPrompt: Identity +2
JPrompt: Jar +1, Character: Jarhead +2
KPrompt: Knee +2
Triangle Menace A huge storm hits! Lighten your load or your ship will sink. Rewrite your last drabble, taking out 25 words. Give yourself the same points as the drabble you're rewriting.
If this is not your first time braving the Triangle, you may rewrite any of your previous drabbles written for this game, taking out 25 words.
LPrompt: Logo +1, Logical +2
MPrompt: Millions +1, Manuscript +3
NSetting: Nature +2
OCharacter: disObedient +1, Obedient +2
PPrompt: Process +2
QPrompt: Quality +1, Quality Control +3
RPrompt: Revolving +2, Revolution +3
SPrompt: Skeptic +3
TPrompt: Transform +1, Character: Twelve-year-old +2
UPrompt: Unlikely +2
Triangle Menace A huge storm hits! Lighten your load or your ship will sink. Rewrite your last drabble, taking out 25 words. Give yourself the same points as the drabble you're rewriting.
If this is not your first time braving the Triangle, you may rewrite any of your previous drabbles written for this game, taking out 25 words.
VPrompt: Variety +1
WPrompt: Worthy +2
XPrompt: eXalt +3, eXorbitant +2
YPrompt: YOLO +2, You are what you eat +3
ZPrompt: Zircon/Zirconium/Zirconia +3




Compass: You just saved a Mage from drowning. Out of gratefulness, the Mage called the ___ Wind to help you.
(Use Player’s Choice tables below).

Player's choice Box A North/Up
Noun Verb Adjective/Adverb
Brick-layer +2 Quit +1 Blind +2
Chrysalis +3 Blacken +1 Gap-toothed +2
Basketball +2 Muffle +1 Insane +2



Player's choice Box B East/Right
Noun Verb Adjective/Adverb
Ground coffee +2 Leap +3 Essential +2
Agenda +1 Turn +2 Outspoken +3
Horse +2 Meet +3 Same +1



Player's choice Box C South/Down
Noun Verb Adjective/Adverb
Monk +2 Add +1 Provoking +3
Imbalance +3 Multiply +1 Pleated +2
Manhole +2 Reduce +1 Literal +3



Player's choice Box D West/Left
Noun Verb Adjective/Adverb
Specialty +1 Key +2 Regional +2
Cherries +2 Explode +2 Alive +3
Syrup +1 Stopper +2 Dreamy +3




Gypsy Card: You have coins to spend and visited a fortuneteller. She told you to pick two cards. You picked ___ and ___.
(Use Picture tables below).
You may use up to two of them, as long as they’re touching each other (either top to bottom or side to side).

Gypsy Cards +2 each.
Prompts from The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.

Home, T +1, Teen Wolf

Date: 2014-11-02 11:57 pm (UTC)
lilian_cho: newkidfan's Arthur art  (Arthur pretty artz)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
My favorite Halloween song is Panic at the Disco's cover of "This is Halloween."

Still not in another fandom. Still not watching Teen Wolf S3a, S3b or S4. Still no progress on Styals, a Single Omega >_>

Prompt: Transform +1, 144 words

Snippet from Beacon Gakuen 'verse.



When I was five or six, I was obsessed with butterflies. Other kids went around with their nets trying to catch beetles, and I was peering under every leaf and twig hoping to find a chrysalis.

My mother never seemed to mind when grocery runs were sidetracked with "short" trips to the park peering at the vegetation. My bedroom walls were plastered with butterfly drawings that I painstakingly traced from encyclopedias. When father commented on the butterfly explosion, she smiled and said she used to be the same way with dinosaurs.

I did find a chrysalis that summer--empty and discarded like torn scraps of paper. I brought it home, cupped carefully in my hands, and lined it up next to the river stones and seashells on my bookshelf.

Looking back, I wonder if I fixated on butterflies because of the transformation they undergo.

+1, A +2, Teen Wolf

Date: 2014-11-04 01:20 am (UTC)
lilian_cho: Colin Morgan + puffy jacket = cutiepie (Colin Cutiepie)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
Completed T square, gained 1 pt, moved 1 square to A square.
Total pts: 1

Prompt: Absence +2, 134 words

Future(! read: SPOILERY) snippet of Styals, a Single Omega



When his mother passed away, Stiles lost not one parent, but two. Without Isaac to occupy him, he would have felt the absence more keenly. As it was, he knew that his aunt and uncle felt obliged to do their duty by him, especially after his father passed away not a decade later. So Stiles was not exactly surprised to come home and find his uncle paying them a surprise visit.

"Uncle Christopher!" Stiles greeted him warmly. "What a pleasant surprise."

"Stiles," Christopher said, with that grave manner of his. "Your aunt and cousin send you their regards, and are looking forward to your long overdue visit to London."
Edited Date: 2014-11-05 11:32 pm (UTC)

+2, C +3, Teen Wolf

Date: 2014-11-05 07:50 am (UTC)
lilian_cho: Two men in jeans standing at an open doorway, holding hands (men in jeans)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
Completed A square, gained 2 pts, moved 2 squares to C square.
Total pts: 3

Prompt: Claim +3, 107 words

Future, out-of-order snippet of Styals, a Single Omega



Davenant, again. Every smile, every gentle look pressed on him that Stiles was turning away from him more and more. No matter what pretensions he had of being a lifelong friend of the Lanyons, he knew that he had no real claim on Stiles.

A cynical part of him thought that Davenant's offer to Isaac was made to tie Stiles further to his side. His brief acquaintance with the man didn't suggest any underhandedness, but Derek was not the best judge of character. He could in theory ask his mother, who was an excellent judge of character, but he was wary to open that line of conversation.
Edited Date: 2014-11-05 11:32 pm (UTC)

+3, PC +6, Teen Wolf

Date: 2014-11-05 11:57 pm (UTC)
lilian_cho: newkidfan's Arthur art  (Arthur pretty artz)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
Completed C square, gained 3 pts, moved 3 squares to PC square.
Total pts: 6

Horse +2 Meet +3 Same +1, 150 words

Out-of-order snippet of Styals, a Single Omega



Later, when they were taking a stroll in the gardens, Stiles commented, "It's rare for Isaac to meet a kindred spirit."

Danny gave him an inquisitive look. "But the two of you discusses a great many things together. Although perhaps not on proper omega conduct."

Stiles laughed at his friend's gentle teasing. "Oh no, I didn't mean books. As much as Isaac enjoys reading, there is nothing in the world that he loves more than bestriding a horse."

"You and your older brother do not have similar passion?"

"I enjoy the exercise and fresh air as much as the next person," Stiles said with a shrug. "I suspect I'd greatly enjoy riding a phaeton if the occasion ever arises--"

Danny made a noise of agreement.

"Scott--our oldest brother--is a natural with horses and has a good bottom, but neither of us is horse-mad the way Isaac is."
Edited Date: 2014-11-05 11:58 pm (UTC)

+6, H +2, Teen Wolf

Date: 2014-11-07 10:43 pm (UTC)
lilian_cho: Two hands make a rainbow shade on the wall, forming a heart in the negative space, (Arthur AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
Completed PC square, gained 6 pts, moved 6 squares to I square, ignore I square, move backwards 2 squares to H square.

Total pts: 12

Character: High-strung +2, 131 words

Out-of-order [SPOILERY, etc.] snippet of Styals, a Single Omega



His aunt was not a temperamental alpha, exactly, but like his late father she was rather high-strung. Unlike her brother, she cared enough about public opinion to present a calm and collected demeanor.

"Genim, how good of you to come," Victoria said, clasping his lower arms in greeting. "Your cousin and I are very happy to see you."

Stiles was very much touched to find that she meant every word. After his mother's death, his aunt was the only one who called him by his given name.

"My dear aunt, I have come at last," Stiles said warmly. "Isaac was sorry he had to decline your generous invitation. His studies, you see—"

She gave him a perfunctory smile. They both knew that Isaac would rather be anywhere else than London.

+2, I +2, Teen Wolf (Styals, a Single Omega)

Date: 2014-11-08 01:41 am (UTC)
lilian_cho: Chibi!Derek is the flower wolf (pink roses) (FlowerWolf!Derek)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
Completed H square, gained 2 pts, moved 2 squares to I square.
Total pts: 14

Prompt: Identity +2, 112 words

Snippet of Styals, a Single Omega



Not half an hour after Derek took his leave, Lord Davenant returned from his business errand.

"I heard you had a visitor while I was away," Danny said as he entered the room.

Isaac's face lit up at Danny’s arrival. "It was our neighbour, Mr Hale."

"Ah. The esteemed Theodore Hale." There was a wealth of meaning behind that utterance, and Stiles would have asked Danny to elaborate, except Isaac was already talking a mile a minute.

Danny had invited Isaac to call him by name, but Isaac was nothing if not painfully proper. Stiles also had to admit the ridiculousness of a boy Isaac's age calling Danny anything other than "Davenant."
lilian_cho: Bradley smiles (Bradley smiles)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
Completed I square, gained 2 pts, moved 2 squares to picture square.

Total pts: 16

Two weeks passsed and it happened again. +2, 138 words

Snippet of Styals, a Single Omega



Nearly two weeks had passed since Isaac’s accident and his conveyance to the Priory. In the course of several dinners and comfortable hours together, Stiles and Lord Davenant had found a friend in each other.

This afternoon, Stiles was taking a leisurely stroll in the gardens with his friend. He brought up something that had been puzzling him. Even though Nurse could not sing praises enough for Danny, Danny’s own housekeeper brimmed with thinly veiled disapproval.

"From the way she acted, one would think you regularly host week-long orgies at the Priory."

Danny chuckled.

"And I know you don’t," Stiles continued, "because you would not host a social gathering and neglect to invite your newfound friend." He waved an arm over himself.

Danny let out a short burst of laughter. "Of course! That would be—reprehensible of me."

+2, M +1, Teen Wolf (Beacon Gakuen)

Date: 2014-11-09 04:01 am (UTC)
lilian_cho: Lilian_Cho sparkly baobab  (Lilian baobab)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
Completed picture square, gained 2 pts, moved 2 squares to M square.

Total pts: 18

Prompt: Millions +1, 100 words

Snippet from Beacon Gakuen 'verse.



Soichirou slid open the door to classroom 1-A with a cheerful "Good morning!" Sometimes Stiles envied his friend’s easygoing nature.

Several of the boys in their class responded with "morning"s. It was like any other day in classroom 1-A.

And, like any other day, Stiles noticed that Minami Lydia looked like a million dollars with her perfectly styled hair and her spotless uniform.

"Morning, class rep," he said with an awkward little wave, setting his satchel and bento box down on his desk.

"Good morning." Lydia bestowed them with a queenly smile before turning back to her group of friends-slash-admirers.

+1, N +2, Teen Wolf (Styals, a Single Omega)

Date: 2014-11-10 08:48 am (UTC)
lilian_cho: Two hands make a rainbow shade on the wall, forming a heart in the negative space, (Default)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
Completed M square, gained 1 pt, moved 1 square to N square.

Total pts: 19

Setting: Nature +2, 114 words

Re-ordering snippets. 114 new words.
FromStyals, a Single Omega



Nearly two weeks had passed since Isaac’s accident and his conveyance to the Priory. In the course of several dinners and comfortable hours together, Stiles and Lord Davenant had found a friend in each other.
This afternoon, Stiles was taking a leisurely stroll in the gardens with his friend.

"Oh dear, you have allowed your garden to grow into a wilderness! Only look at those rose-trees!" The rambling rose-trees looked as if they haven’t been pruned for years.

"Shall I set a man on to attend to them? Will that please you?" Danny asked.

"I wish you will. It would make such a delightful garden," Stiles said with no trace of self-consciousness. "How very odd, to be sure!"

"My wanting to please a beautiful omega?" Danny replied with a twinkle in his eyes.

A hint of flush touched Stiles’ cheeks. "No, silly! I was puzzling over your housekeeper. Her husband seemed perfectly satisfied in your employ, and yet she positively brimmed with disapproval."

+2, O +2, Teen Wolf (Beacon Gakuen)

Date: 2014-11-11 09:10 am (UTC)
lilian_cho: Two hands make a rainbow shade on the wall, forming a heart in the negative space, (Default)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
Completed N square, gained 2 pts, moved 2 squares to O square.

Total pts: 21

Character: Obedient +2, 97 words

Out-of-order snippet from Beacon Gakuen 'verse.



"Yosh, yosh, you're a good, obedient child." Stiles pet his friend's wavy hair.

Soichirou reached up and rubbed Stiles' crew-cut. "You're freakishly tall...and you're a good kid." They sat there, petting each other's head. Their classmates showed no reaction to the usual S squared weirdness.

"Your hair is really soft," Soichirou commented. "Like a hamster."

"...yeah?"

"Yeah."

Stiles rubbed hard.

"Stiles!"

"Well your floppy hair is soft like a puppy's." Stiles made kissy faces at Soichirou.

Soichirou finger-combed his fringe out of his face. "Like that puppy at Station D's pet store?"

"Exactly like."

Soichirou grinned goofily.

+2, Q +1, Teen Wolf (Styals, a Single Omega)

Date: 2014-11-13 03:15 am (UTC)
lilian_cho: Lilian_Cho sparkly baobab  (Lilian baobab)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
Completed O square, gained 2 pts, moved 2 squares to Q square.

Total pts: 23

Prompt: Quality +1, 132 words

Snippets from Styals, a Single Omega



Danny let out a short burst of laughter. "Of course! That would be—reprehensible of me."

"I cannot understand how she can disapprove of you, a gentleman of quality."

"No, am I?" Danny asked with mock gravity.

"Everything handsome about you—your face, your name, your dress, and your manners!"

"My tailor Armand would be glad of the compliment," Danny demurred. "And you forget to mention my towering alpha physique."

"How could I forget?" Stiles grinned. Danny was taller than Scott, but not by much. He was around Derek’s height, Stiles thought, but Derek was broader.

"Do you know why she dislikes you so?" If Stiles possessed one constant character trait, it was his inability to let go. He knew better—at least, in polite company—than to pursue a matter relentlessly, but among family and friends he had the habit of saying precisely what he was thinking.
lilian_cho: Chibi!Derek is the flower wolf (pink roses) (FlowerWolf!Derek)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
Completed Q square, gained 1 pt, moved 1 square to picture square.

Total pts: 25

If there was an answer, he'd find it there +2
123 words

Snippets from Styals, a Single Omega



Danny's head was down, and he was quiet for long enough that Stiles almost apologized for asking the question. When he opened his mouth to beg his pardon, Danny spoke up.

"All those qualities you spoke of do not matter in the light of my unnatural existence." He spoke lightly, but there was a hard note in his voice.

Stiles was deeply shocked. "She called you unnatural?"

Danny shrugged. "She didn’t have to. Enough people share her opinion."

"What an infamous thing to think! Idiotish, too! To blame you for an indiscretion that your mother might or might not have committed in the past—how stupid is that?"

Danny looked at him, queerly smiling. "Stiles, what do you think I was referring to?"

+2, PC +2, Teen Wolf (Styals, a Single Omega)

Date: 2014-11-15 03:38 am (UTC)
lilian_cho: newkidfan's Arthur art  (Arthur pretty artz)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
Completed picture square, gained 2 pts, moved 2 squares to PC square.

Total pts: 27

(PC Box B) Turn +2, 198 words

Snippets from Styals, a Single Omega



Stiles paused and turned the words over in his head. "What spiteful gossips said—about your parents’ stay in France the year prior to your birth." That was direct enough without casting aspersions on his friend’s legitimacy.

"Honesty compels me to say that my mother’s friend was a quarter-chinoise," Danny remarked, unperturbed. "But no, I was referring to something that happened a lot later…two decades later. It had nothing to do with my parents and everything to do with my own failings."

When Stiles offered him no response, Danny said, "What unrepeatable stories do they tell of me? Surely you've heard the one where I ran off with a married omega."

"None that were told me, I assure you!" Back then he was a young omega not even out of the schoolroom.

"Everyone knows it, and also that the news of my elopement caused my father to suffer a stroke, which proved fatal several weeks later."

Stiles turned towards him, amber eyes wide.

"The truth is at once less and more shocking. My lover was not married but was in a courtship. And here comes the shocking part—he was not an omega, but an alpha like myself."
lilian_cho: Two hands make a rainbow shade on the wall, forming a heart in the negative space, (Default)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
Completed PC square, gained 2 pts, moved 2 squares right to Triangle Menace.
Total pts: 29

A huge storm hits! Lighten your load or your ship will sink. Rewrite your last drabble, taking out 25 words.

198 - 25 = 173 words

Snippets from Styals, a Single Omega



Stiles paused and turned the words over in his head. "What spiteful gossips said—about your parents’ stay in France prior to your birth." That was direct enough without casting aspersions on his friend’s legitimacy.

"Honesty compels me to say that my mother’s friend was a quarter-chinoise," Danny remarked, unperturbed. "But no, it was something that happened two decades later, nothing to do with my parents and everything to do with my own failings."

Stiles said nothing in response.

"Surely you've heard the rumor of how I ran off with a married omega."

"No, I assure you!" Back then Stiles was not even out of the schoolroom.

"Everyone knows it, and also that the news of my elopement caused my father to suffer a stroke, which proved fatal several weeks later."

Stiles turned towards him, amber eyes wide.

"The truth is at once less and more shocking. My lover was not married but was in a courtship. And here comes the shocking part—he was not an omega, but an alpha like myself."
lilian_cho: Arthur kicks football, Merlin receives with his face (Football v. Merlin's face)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
Completed Triangle Menace square, gained 2 pts, moved 2 squares to picture square.

Total pts: 31

So it's true he thought, it's really true +2, 143 words

Snippets from Styals, a Single Omega



"That is so—but, how?" Stiles stammered.

"How two alpha men can be together?" Danny teased. "Or did you mean how the rumors had it wrong on multiple counts?"

Stiles was glad to see that Danny did not seem upset. "I know several different positions for two alpha men to come together."

Danny choked with laughter.

"Theoretically, of course," Stiles demurred.

"Yes, of course. How could I ever think otherwise?"

"So how did the rumors have it so wrong?" Stiles pressed on.

"It was something straight out of Shakespeare’s plays—a case of mistaken identity! My lover happened to have a twin brother who is a married omega. They are not identical—one being half a head taller than the other—but when we were discovered together, it did not cross anyone’s mind that he could have been anyone but the omega twin."

+2, PC +3, Teen Wolf (Styals, a Single Omega)

Date: 2014-11-17 07:21 am (UTC)
lilian_cho: Two hands make a rainbow shade on the wall, forming a heart in the negative space, (Default)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
Completed picture square, gained 2 pts, moved 2 squares to PC square.

Total pts: 33

(PC Box C) Provoking +3, 125 words

Snippet from Styals, a Single Omega



"One face, one voice, one habit, and two persons," Stiles said in awe. This was like alpha Viola disguising herself as a beta male and being mistaken for her twin brother.

"Exactly like." Danny said, as if he could hear Stiles’ thoughts.

"Does that make you the cuckolded sea captain?" Stiles wondered.

Silence, then: "It seems I must have been!"

"I beg your pardon, I shouldn’t have said that! I apologize for being so provoking."

He saw that a bittersweet melancholy had now visited Lord Davenant’s visage.

"Oh, no. Who could blame him for going along with the misunderstanding? When his brother cared for him so much to let the damaging rumor stand uncorrected. His brother’s wife knew the correct measure of it, of course."
lilian_cho: Two men in jeans standing at an open doorway, holding hands (men in jeans)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
Completed PC square, gained 3 pts, moved 3 squares to picture square.

Total pts: 36

It all began when someone left the window open,
spelling out "goodbye."
119 words

Snippet from Styals, a Single Omega



Stiles thought Danny’s lover must not have much love for his brother to let him blacken his reputation in such manner. An omega—even a married one—suffered much harsher censure from society compared to alphas and betas. He knew Scott would not dream of having blame laid on his younger brothers’ feet.

"Do you know?" Danny began. "I was the idiot who left the window open that day. My lover, lovable fool that he was, had no sense of discretion. I had to remind him time and again to not be affectionate outside of our circles. And yet on that day, I did not think to check the window. We did not even get to say our good-byes."
Edited Date: 2014-11-18 08:04 am (UTC)

+4, N +2, Teen Wolf (Styals, a Single Omega)

Date: 2014-11-19 12:49 am (UTC)
lilian_cho: Lilian_Cho sparkly baobab  (Lilian baobab)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
Completed picture square, gained 4 pts, moved 4 squares to N square.

Total pts: 40

Setting: Nature +2, 200 words

Snippet from Styals, a Single Omega



They were now standing near a stone bench, under an elm tree, but Stiles felt too restless to contemplate sitting down.

"I daresay it may not have occurred to you, but you had a fortunate escape." He discovered that he could no longer hold his tongue on the matter. "When he treated his own brother so shabbily! He must know what a predicament his brother, an omega with a tarnished reputation, would be in. It is no matter that his brother was already married! I cannot imagine why his sister-in-law went along with the charade. Not to mention he also left you in the lurch. He’s either loose in the haft or, a—a wet goose!"

The melancholic cast had vanished from Danny’s face. "You little wretch," he said affectionately. "It is true that he was no scholar, and he could be thoughtless sometimes. I daresay we would have parted ways sooner or later."

"That’s much better!" Stiles approved, beaming at him. He laid his hand on Danny’s offered arm, and began to stroll with him back to the house.

"I do hope your latest lover is bang up to the mark, as well as prodigiously handsome!" Stiles said warmly.
Edited Date: 2014-11-19 08:25 am (UTC)
lilian_cho: Lilian_Cho sparkly baobab  (Lilian baobab)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
Completed N square, gained 2 pts, moved 2 squares to Triangle Menace square.

Total pts: 42

200-25 = 175 words

Snippet from Styals, a Single Omega



They were now standing near a stone bench, under an elm tree, but Stiles felt too restless to sit down.

"It may not have occurred to you, but you had a fortunate escape!" He could no longer hold his tongue. "Treating his own brother so shabbily! He must have known what kind of predicament an omega with a tarnished reputation would be in—even one who was already married. I cannot imagine why his sister-in-law went along with the charade. And leaving you in the lurch! He’s either loose in the haft or, a—a wet goose!"

The melancholic cast had vanished from Danny’s face. "You little wretch," he said affectionately. "It is true that he was no scholar, and he could be thoughtless sometimes. I daresay we would have parted ways sooner or later."

"That’s much better!" Stiles said approvingly. He laid his hand on Danny’s offered arm, and began to stroll with him back to the house.

"I hope your latest lover is bang up to the mark, as well as prodigiously handsome!"