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Malora Week - Student/Teacher

Aurora loved summer.

Sure the days were longer and the beaches perfect and school a distant dream for a time but Aurora loved summer mostly because it meant leaving her father’s estate for a relaxing stay in a little country village where her long-gone mother had a quaint cottage.  It was literally a village, small enough that the nearest big-box store was a two hour drive (three if there were sheep) and the local grocer had been family owned and farm-supported for decades.  Her mother had always longed to retire there but Stefan always dreamed bigger and louder than sleepy, lush hamlets.

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