The Pauper Princess and the Born Legacy – Denouement

Genre: Steampunk / Gaslamp Fantasy
Butts Heads WithGirl Genius
Mara’s Involvement: heavy

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The Pauper Princess and the Born Legacy – Denouement

Agatha did ultimately resort to resetting the Castle’s systems with a three-day-old copy. It was the quickest and least painful way to flush out the corruptions of JoJo the Jocular Clank. The most important piece of information lost was her head cook’s perfect pecan pie recipe, perfected only the day before and now requiring hours to reteach the Castle its ingredients and preparation. Runners-up were the radio settings for Zeetha’s and Higgs’ music player, Violetta’s personal bests on her exercise equipment, and the “sleep numbers” for Moloch’s and Snaug’s special, Spark-designed bed. Just getting him to go near the device, let alone sleep on it, had been quite an effort on her part. Other than this, having the Castle back to its old self and not slowly singing old standards was “mission accomplished.”

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The Pauper Princess and the Born Legacy, Part 10

Genre: Steampunk / Gaslamp Fantasy
Butts Heads WithGirl Genius
Mara’s Involvement: heavy

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The Pauper Princess and the Born Legacy, Part 10

“YOU’RE GETTING WARMER…”

Yas, kestle, hyu dun haff to keep sayink dot!” said the Jägermonster known as Oggie. He and de leedle Prinzess Isabel were making their way cautiously through the castle’s corridors.

“No, Mr. Oggie,” said Isabel, “We need it to keep telling us if we’re getting closer to Momma and Lady Agatha! You’ve played ‘Hot and Cold’ before, right?”

No,” he said, “But hy gets de idea.”

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The Pauper Princess and the Born Legacy, Part 9

Genre: Steampunk / Gaslamp Fantasy
Butts Heads WithGirl Genius
Mara’s Involvement: heavy

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The Pauper Princess and the Born Legacy, Part 9

Given the castle’s talent for eavesdropping, Agatha and Mara realized they needed to speak as little as possible, going forward. Or at least about nothing that would raise suspicions. Before leaving the workshop, Mara drew out one of her ideas and managed to convey that she was going to reconfigure the electric prod to emit the same frequency as “JoJo,” her daughter’s toy clank. The goal was to attract it to them in the library, then disrupt its connection to the castle. Agatha nodded, then held up her death ray and patted it. For just in case. Mara made a sad face.

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The Pauper Princess and the Born Legacy, Part 8

Genre: Steampunk / Gaslamp Fantasy
Butts Heads WithGirl Genius
Mara’s Involvement: heavy

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Pauper Princess FanFiction Theatre Presents:
The Pauper Princess and the Born Legacy, Part 8

Violetta and Zeetha had joined Kelvin on the other side of the gorge. According to them the Castle was “going crazy,” so he was not the only one anxious about the other women’s fate. All three of them stood at the edge of the bridgeless gorge and kept a steady eye on the library’s tower. Finally, they spotted movement; somebody was climbing out of a hole in the floor. The figure was blonde and wearing green, meaning it could be either Agatha or Mara. The woman finished climbing out and helped the other woman up and out. The Castle did its part by reforming the elaborate stone and metal bridge, starting from the two women’s side. Kelvin swayed side to side impatiently as the women walked.

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The Pauper Princess and the Born Legacy, Part 7

Genre: Steampunk / Gaslamp Fantasy
Butts Heads WithGirl Genius
Mara’s Involvement: heavy

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The Pauper Princess and the Born Legacy, Part 7

“I can’t ask you to do this,” said Kelvin.

“Come on, I’m the only one who can,” said Agatha. “I’ve already been there and back, remember? I’m not going to let her down. And I need to find out why the Castle has been so insubordinate lately.”

She started to move to the trap door, when Kelvin stopped her. He took up her hand and kissed it. “Please save my wife,” he said, “My Lady.”

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The Pauper Princess and the Born Legacy, Part 6

Genre: Steampunk / Gaslamp Fantasy
Butts Heads WithGirl Genius
Mara’s Involvement: heavy

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The Pauper Princess and the Born Legacy, Part 6

“Which names are you looking at?” asked Agatha. “Olaf and Cassandra?”

Under the name Outragio Heterodyne was a line to an Olaf Heterodyne, birthdate known and deathdate “??,” connected to Cassandra (no maiden name), birthdate “??” and deathdate: known. The vertical line indicating their progeny ended with a question mark instead of a name.

“Yes, those,” said Kelvin. “It’s the names of her parents.”

Agatha folded her arms and set her jaw. “Are they, now?”

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The Pauper Princess and the Born Legacy, Part 5

Genre: Steampunk / Gaslamp Fantasy
Butts Heads WithGirl Genius
Mara’s Involvement: heavy

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The Pauper Princess and the Born Legacy, Part 5

Moloch was proving to be quite the good tour guide. Not only was he keeping the activities and places that were visited appropriate for all ages, but nobody was bored by his narration. None of the ladies in his group, that is. It could not be expected for a two-year-old boy and an infant to be riveted by tales of Mechanicsburg history and politics. The fact that the four (and a third)-year-old girl was a Spark all but guaranteed her lack of boredom. Like her mother, Isabel could not help quietly examining everything that she saw, whether it be object, animal or person. But the clankier the thing they saw, the more interested she was.

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