Chapter 17

By S. N. Arly
Sep 14, 2019 · 1,324 words · 5 minutes

I stepped off the Paris Subway line (at Champs de Mars) and stepped up out the underground staircase. This view was my first time EVER seeing the Eiffel tower in person. A magical moment caught in pure bliss.

Photo by 42 North via Unsplash.

From the author: School is on les vacances de la Toussaint, the two-week autumn break around All-Saints Day, and Brigitte is spending some time taking Hēi Māo to her favorite places to create.


Hēi Māo was definitely the luckiest black cat in Paris, possibly the world.

He peeked out of his sling as Brigitte boarded the subway. As Jacque, he'd lived his life locked in a palatial room stocked with video games, movies, and books, because his father thought these would buy his cooperation. As if material objects were all it took to overlook his father's coldness and his mother's absence. He'd been allowed out only for photo shoots, and for those he was always escorted by his bodyguard....

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