Heart’s Desire – the Topsy King
This is the address you’ve been given for Cora Bagley: a neat brick house in a street beside a little fungal park. Lights blaze in every window. Special Constables, the strong arm of the Ministry of Public Decency, stand watch front and back.
[This is the end of the road, but only for now. Heart’s Desire! will continue when Book 2 Part 2 opens.
I… feel as if I’ve been kicked in the chest by a horse. I cannot… cannot draw breath… to have come so far, to have endured so much and forsaken so much more… only to be told it ends here, even if only temporarily… that I must wait again, wait some more, wait and wait and WAIT as I have waited for two endless years, now…!
Perhaps God truly did forsake me when I moved to within sight of Hell; can He have heard my prayers at all?
oh Nicholas… dear one… pray be patient… I’m coming as quickly as I can…!