bookblather: Mia Maestro pulling her hair back. (Charlotte Hennessy : Mia Maestro)
bookblather ([personal profile] bookblather) wrote in [community profile] rainbowfic2013-05-31 01:24 am

Transparent 6, Old Lace 17: fly

Author: Kat
Title: fly
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Transparent 6 (Bird), old lace 17 (The most nervous people are far more brave than one really thinks they are.) with Sara's paint-by-numbers (Charlotte will make it on her own.)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, novelty beads (you're hired), brush (efflorescence), glitter (build).
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Summary: Charlotte is ready.
Warnings: none.
Notes: You know how some stories just kinda write themselves?


It's strange how calm Charlotte feels now.

Before, when everything was just a plan, she was terrified. It wasn't enough to change her mind—Charlotte knows in her bones that this is how she must live, if she is to respect or even like herself—but she was still terrified. Now, standing in her cheap apartment preparing for her first day of work, she feels calm. This is it.

She wonders if this is what baby birds feel like, on that first endless fall out of the nest, before their wings snap open and, for the first time, they fly.

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