By Carrie Vaughn
Can an accountant defeat a supervillain? Celia West, purely daughter of the heroic leaders of the superpowered Olympiad, has spent the prior few years estranged from her mom and dad and their high-powered way of life. She’s had sufficient of mask and heroics, and needs basically to dwell her personal quiet lifestyles out from below the shadow of West Plaza and her wealthy and well-known parents.
Then she is named into her boss’ place of work and instructed that because the city’s best forensic accountant, Celia is the simplest probability the prosecution has to seize infamous supervillain the Destructor for tax fraud. during the trial, Celia’s stricken prior involves gentle and kinfolk secrets and techniques are published because the rift among Celia and her mom and dad grows deeper. bring to a halt from family and friends, Celia needs to come to phrases with the truth that she may well simply be trade City’s simply hope.
This all-new and relocating tale of affection, kin, and sacrifice is an homage to Golden Age comics that no fan should want to leave out.
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When I opened the door, she ran to me. “I was calling you,” she said. ” “I got a little lost. ” I put my arms around her and held her, and she didn’t pull away. ” CHAPTER 4 Five weeks passed without incident, and it had begun to feel as though Nico Rathburn might never show up. My days with Maddy and Lucia had fallen into a peaceful rhythm, but instead of being relieved by the calm, I found myself feeling restless. On one of my days off, cold rain kept me in my room until late afternoon, when the sun finally broke through.
She’s an affectionate, funny kid. ” Maddy would have to get used to me, a whole new person in her life. I suspected the transition wouldn’t be easy. “Maddy cried every night for a week,” Lucia said. “She still asks about her. I’ve been minding her as best I can, but there’s so much to take care of around here. I’ve only been able to watch Maddy with half an eye. ” I nodded. It sounded as though Maddy was in real need of consistency and love. It would be my job to give her those things. She would need to feel like the center of someone’s world, even if that someone was hired help.
Released after a few months, she seemed to be on track to recovery. She’d gone back to work and was even featured on the cover of Femme, but there didn’t seem to be much news about her after that. A loud bang just outside the computer lab window startled me back into the present. It was only fireworks; more of them crackled and fizzed out on the lawn to laughter and cheering. Still, the noise had set my heart pounding, and a strong surge of foreboding seized me. In what kind of universe did people wander through their neighborhoods in lacy black panties, too stoned to care what other people thought of them, squandering their tremendous good fortune on cocaine and heroin?
After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn