So remember how I said that I was going to post more than once a day?  Yeah, that was a pipe dream.

It’s midterm week.  I have two midterm exams on Wednesday and two midterm papers on Thursday.  Also, I am having some relationship issues with friends but that is neither here nor there.

Bottom line: I need a break.  I need to get my shit together.

Next week I am traveling 10 hours away to visit family and good friends for a much needed vacation.

I have been studying late into the night during the week followed by hardcore simming on the weekends.

So there are posts queued up for 12pm CST Monday-Friday until April 10th.  Enjoy those while they appear.  Once the queue is cleared I will return with new material about the Lox family.  Hell, I might even queue up some updates.

Either way, enjoy.  See you in a month.

Chapter 1.9

The police did a formal investigation.  I listened to what they said but it didn’t stick.

I read the story in the newspaper as the pieces came together.  Victor had purchased a Transmutation Machine.  I didn’t even realize they were real machines.  I’d only heard about them in passing at the alchemy shop.  Even the most skilled alchemists don’t mess with those.  They are quite dangerous.  If you mess up the incantation, it’s very complex and easy to fumble, you…end up like Vic.

I wandered around Moonlight Falls in such a fog for the next several weeks.  I visited the beach a lot.  Victor loved the beach and there was a great fairy house there.  I was never alone with those sweet fairies by my side.

But I kept having these horrible flashbacks to Vic’s death.  Me…standing there…staring while the Grim Reaper took my husband from me.  I should have tried to stop it.  If only I hadn’t been so caught up in dreaming.  I should have asked what he bought.  I should have done so much more.

I was washing dishes one night when the sink broke.  I totally lost it.  I screamed at the sink and then broke down crying.


I phoned the bank and got the biggest loan they would give me.  ThenI got on the phone and called our real estate agent.

“Karen…?  It’s Lydia Lox.  Put the offer in on the house.”

I was approved the next day.  I packed up what was left of my life with Victor and I got the hell out of that house.