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Lo siento,” Isobel apologize-shrugged as the Alfa sped off. “Well, now you have plenty of time to get settled,” Marina said, leading the two ditched girls into the foyer. Alicia’s Miu Miu wedges echoed off the orange terra cotta floor tiles as she entered the beautiful Spansion. Leafy green plants overflowed out of shiny copper vases like fat stomachs in tight jeans. The tall white walls were sparsely covered with framed paintings, mostly of fruit and wine bottles, and rustic wooden pews stood in various corners—possibly so elderly visitors could rest after trekking though the spacious house.

Alicia hugged her bony but beautiful cousin. Nina lowered her fist. ” Celia lifted the iron latch on the wood door of the walk in closet and quickly sifted through the hangers. ” She poked her head out and knit her alluring thick black brows. ” Alicia was happy to offer. ” the twins gasped. ” She paused to let the horror of the situation sink in. ” She kicked the plastic cube for effect. ” Celia covered her mouth in shock. ” Alicia sneered at Nina. ” Isobel clapped twice. ” Nina stood on the duct-tape boundary and firmly placed her hands on her hips.

She tossed them on the girls’ laps. ” Alicia squealed. She couldn’t unfold her gown fast enough. “Doncellas,” Nina said flatly, holding up her black, boxy, knee-length polyester dress with the white M above the left boob. “Maids,” she translated. ” Esmeralda grinned, showing off a row of tiny gray teeth. “You will wash them, fold them, and fluff them. ” Ew! Suddenly, Alicia was very motivated to delete her Beta Blues playlist and become a Spalpha again. It was her only hope of escaping this Cinderella story.

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