A lapse in fate | 3

pairing: Jean-François Mercier x Betty

rating: teen and up

word count: 3.5k

Genre: slow build romance, murder mystery

summary: WW2.  When Colonel Mercier recruits Betty for the Special Operation Executives— aka Churchill’s secret army— it’s her chance to escape her fate, at least temporarily. It seems like a good idea until she overhears a conversation she shouldn’t have and she has to work with Jean-François to stop a traitor in their midst.

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Chapter 3: Przedwiosnie

27 February 1942

“Oh, bugger, where’s me lipstick?”

Betty pulled the top drawer out of the bureau and emptied its content on the bed. She needed that lipstick. “Regimental red,” the shade was called. She had to look the part, like those ladies on recruitment posters, they always had perfect make up. She spotted her sister’s tube, but Margaret snatched it up before she could take a hold of it.

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