Rose heard Celia enter and ask if she could stay, "Absolutely Celia. You're a part of this family and you have some amazing gifts. You're more than welcome." She watched as Nora entered, "Hi, Nora," she offered a small wave.
Rose decided it would be best if she left before she did something stupid. She gently disentangled herself from Sabin. She tried to smile so he didn't think she'd gone completely postal - but she wasn't really sure if she pulled it off. She walked slowly and calmly towards the door and down the stairs.
She heard the dying screams of Allegra and Alberto. They were through the worst and would be fine. Their transformation would be a success. She crossed the castle and went up the spiral stairs of the next tower. She opened the door to her studio and sighed. It seemed like so long since she'd been up here. Back when things were normal she danced, when no one was hellbent on her family's destruction.
She perused the shelves for a more relaxing bit of music than the hip-hop mix in her player already. Aha! she thought. She stumbled across a mixtape she'd made a while ago but never had much use for. It wasn't necessarily good for dancing - just good music. Norah Jones, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Amy Winehouse, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall and Ray Charles among others. They were an eclectic bunch but they were good for relaxation.
In lieu of dancing she simply laid down in the middle of the floor. She left the door open - she didn't want people to think she was going crazy and she also still wanted a connection without the outside. She let the rhythm, the harmony the melody, the rocking cadences and gravelly sung tales wash over her.
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