donna 9:26:73 upshot

“Do not fear the Abandoned Gods: take up their study and lead yourself to the fire of knowledge. See it glow in Abbadon the Unforgiving, feel it burn from Stac’yy the Supercute (but Terrible.)

“Once is a coincidence, twice a pattern. Three times is coordinated action, but to what end?

“You’re so clever for asking. Clever people always have happy endings, sugar.

“My part in Playing was never just a melismatic wail for effect.

“It was an invocation of containment.”