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Bonus Features

The Story

Chapter 11 • Puppy Dog Eyes
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Our heroines adopt a puppy, and it all goes downhill from there.
Chapter 22 • They Didn’t Cover This In Class
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Bianca tries to figure out her new responsibilities as Patrick’s Master.
Chapter 33 • A Camellia By Any Other Name
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Our heroines look for an ally, and Timothy shares backstory.
Chapter 44 • Cats and Dogs
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Reseda fights Patrick, and later takes on some more mundane dogs.
Interlude 1Interlude 1 • Tales of Christmas Past
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Flashbacks to characters’ holiday seasons in years (or centuries) before.
Chapter 5Chapter 5 • Miranda Rites
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Patrick’s mysterious follower comes out of the shadows.
Chapter 6Chapter 6 • What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt–
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The Rabbit attacks on the subway, and a professional Being researcher intervenes.
Chapter 7Chapter 7 • Ladies, Knights, and Dragons
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Miranda plots, Poe seeks help, and the Dragon’s teenage Master runs into trouble.
Chapter 8Chapter 8 • And I’m Sitting Here On Capitol Hill
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Let’s check in with our good friend Arthur Bennett, in his Washington office…
Chapter 9Chapter 9 • This Was Not On The Con Schedule
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Patrick gets brought to WhiskerCon, sees Kara Lynn, and has an encounter with some otherkin.
Chapter 10Chapter 10 • …to End All Battles
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A theory for Kara Lynn’s troubles is revealed, and a fight breaks out.
Chapter 11Chapter 11 • Rainy Weather Friends
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A storm keeps many of our heroes grounded — in the same none-too-cheap hotel room.
Interlude 2Interlude 2 • Walker’s Travels
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The life and times of Ann Walker, following her globe-spanning decades of Being research.
Chapter 12Chapter 12 • Graveyard Shift
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Our heroes show up for a tense meeting…and the place it’s set in sure doesn’t help.
Chapter 13Chapter 13 • Family Values
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Time to visit Cohen’s Being Research Center and get Cybele back. No plan? No problem.
Chapter 14Chapter 14 • Two Ships Passing
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Patrick’s former Master and Miranda’s mother: a history of missed chances and people who can’t get their acts together.
Chapter 15Chapter 15 • The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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Jany comes back across the Atlantic, this time to introduce herself and Kara Lynn to Ann Walker.
Chapter 16 • American Girls
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Sparrow protests outside a Bennett event; Miranda makes her way inside; and Jany finds a secret in the basement.
Chapter 17 • Know When To Run
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Kara Lynn battles to uncover Walker’s true intentions. What side will our heroes come down on?
Interlude 3Interlude 3 • The Donkey and the Carpenter
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The origin story of the youngest Being, taking us to first-century Judea.
Chapter 18 • Snow Night
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A storm brings people together. Timothy and Emma take refuge with Bianca and Sparrow; Cohen is stranded with his daughter.
Chapter 19 • Game Changers
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Miranda and Patrick share backstory. Time to uncover a whole new line of Being-based research.

Chapter 20 • This Never Got Discussed At The Career Center
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Sparrow starts her new job by getting lost in teleportation. Cohen’s budding romance is interrupted by the rescue.

Bonus • Ask a Character
(canon-compliant as of chapter 20)

Chapter 21 • Thunder and Lightning
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Jany and Kara Lynn have a trip to Germany to meet the Wolf, and contact our heroines for subterfuge advice.
Chapter 22 • Further Up and Further In
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Sparrow and Miranda consider new avenues of research. Bianca and Emma consider their long-term prospects. Bennett considers coming out.
here's what you missedBonus:
here’s what you missed on BICP

(recap through chapter 22)
Interlude 4 • Visions of Sugarplums
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Nonstop retail Christmas music and merchandising gives Sparrow some weird dreams. (Takes place before chapter 18.)
Chapter 23 Chapter 23 • There’s No Place For This On A Résumé
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Timothy tries to talk Walker down, and the Bearded Vulture has the best day he’s had in a while.
Chapter 24Chapter 24 • Infinite Scroll
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It’s the biggest research team-up yet, with Cybele on the lab table for some rewriting.
Chapter 25Chapter 25 • Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You
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Timothy and Jany coordinate to get hidden information and new teammates. Miranda encourages Sparrow re: teleporting.
Chapter 26 • Lucky Dog
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Patrick and Cohen prepare to be reunited.
Chapter 27 • World Without Logos
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Backstory, bravery, and the big bad Wolf.