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I don't even know where to begin! This story was excellent from start to finish. I only have two problems, really: 1. I wish the trio's time in Darkin House had been longer. This would have given time for more dialogue (which you're so fucking great at) and a little more character development (for Lia especially!) 2. I'm not completely sure I understand . . . anything. I'd like to know what other readers think of it, but the ending is really ambiguous (intentionally so?), and I guess what I'm trying to say is that it's a little incoherent. But, at the same time, it sort of works!
Speaking of the ending: holy crap was that last line GENIUS. Chill-inducing, really. I love the wordplay there, and the one between Darkin/darken.
O&E Transportation Services = Orpheus and Eurydice? I only thought of this because of the chapter name.
Anyway, great story! Time to go read your other stuff!