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It’s another episode by mary-ann mohanraj, which means MORE ESHA! See me do the happy sword dance. This week the themes of friendship and family are front how to get rid of small ants in house and centre as diane receives an unexpected visitor, and kaab takes tess to meet the balam.

We open at tremontaine, where diane is receiving her good friend lady eveline for how to get rid of small ants in house chocolate. I say ‘good friend’, but if this is how much diane cherishes a woman how to get rid of small ants in house she thinks of as a friend, then no wonder she has so few of them. Not that she lets her boredom show, of course; but poor lady eveline is really just an excuse for how to get rid of small ants in house us to be filled in on the many shortcomings of how to get rid of small ants in house diane’s daughter, honora (hallo foreshadowing), and to be teased with mentions of esha. This scene made me sad. The closest we’ve seen to diane having friends was her dinner with how to get rid of small ants in house the duchess of hartsholt after convocation. Diane is a poisonous social butterfly, of course, and I must (regularly) remind myself she’s the villain of the piece – but I’d like to think she has real friends. Everybody needs a friend, even a scheming duchess who stole her husband and intends how to get rid of small ants in house to steal her husband’s title.

Speaking of friends, across the city, esha too is struggling with outer facade and inner voice. This week we get to know her much more intimately, finding her at play with friends. She at least seems to genuinely care for them, even if some are ‘easier to tolerate with a drink or two in her’. Perhaps she and diane are birds of a feather, after all. I do hope so. Flock, ladies. Flock.

While I wasn’t initially clear whether esha was a masterfully flirtatious holly how to get rid of small ants in house golightly – well kept by gracious gifts from would-be lovers who never quite get their way – this week makes it clear that esha is a professional how to get rid of small ants in house sex worker, and she enjoys her work. Certainly, she tends to keep a primary lover (who at least thinks he has exclusive access), but she sleeps with who she chooses. She is reliant on the goodwill (and good hard cash) of her lovers, and she assumes there will come a time when she how to get rid of small ants in house can no longer attract them. But that doesn’t make her weak or fearful. She’s fabulous, a lioness stalking the city.

We see her at play with friends, intent on teaching them hard lessons about saving money; fingering her knives, as she considers gutting an unpleasant young nobleman who thinks how to get rid of small ants in house he can decide who she sleeps with; pushing aside her lover’s advances when it comes time to dance for her how to get rid of small ants in house goddess in the garden; and gently teasing lord lionel as she comes to an how to get rid of small ants in house agreement with diane that advances both their interests. Oh yes, she’s fabulous alright.

However, not everything is going according to plan for diane. She’s toppling the great lords one by one in her how to get rid of small ants in house quest to be made duchess, but there’s one person she hadn’t worked into her calculations: her daughter, honora, who wants to know where her father is – and who can’t be taken in by diane’s wiles. The depth of dislike between these two is epic. Honora lacks all her mother’s graces, but she’s not stupid. I’m not sure we’ve ever seen diane on the back foot to this how to get rid of small ants in house extent, although her reflexes are cat like. My real question – and forgive me, duchess, but you’ve taught me to be this mistrustful – is whether honora was sick before she arrived at tremontaine how to get rid of small ants in house and took chocolate.

Speaking of terrible people, it’s time to talk about ixkaab balam (and I’m sorry, I really am. One of these weeks I’ll talk about rafe. But not this week, as he’s as sidelined by the narrative as he tends to how to get rid of small ants in house be in my reflections). I commented after all that glittersthat kaab and I would how to get rid of small ants in house not be able to remain friends if tess came to how to get rid of small ants in house harm because kaab was off doing stuff. So I was climbing the wall this week, as the twins came a-calling while kaab was – inevitably – elsewhere.

It’s worth recalling that tess is perfectly capable of handling how to get rid of small ants in house the twins. She saw them off in the brown dog, and she deals with their hammering on her door with how to get rid of small ants in house the time-honoured subterfuge of simply pretending not to be home. But this is at best a temporary solution. The real problem is that the twins aren’t scared of tess or kaab. The thought of vincent might have kept them away; as it is, they’ll simply keep trying. Tess is rightly angry about this (and justified in allowing her fear to make her furious how to get rid of small ants in house that kaab – as lisa padol predicted – wasn’t there when she needed her), but I think she’s a little unfair in blaming kaab for the underlying how to get rid of small ants in house issue. She acknowledges that kaab can’t simply go and kill them without inviting reprisals from how to get rid of small ants in house their friends. So what can kaab do?

In the meantime, kaab follows through on last week’s determination to try and make tess family by taking how to get rid of small ants in house her to celebrate the autumn festival with the balam. On the one hand, this means a glorious scene of pre-dinner nerves that will be familiar to anyone who has how to get rid of small ants in house ever introduced a new lover to their family; on the other, it’s nail-bitingly tense.

Will tess bring herself to eat the spicy kinwiinik dishes how to get rid of small ants in house (not to mention the ant eggs)? Will she and kaab be able to resist bickering in how to get rid of small ants in house front of the relatives? Will I be able to keep from drooling at all how to get rid of small ants in house the spectacularly tasty sounding descriptions of food? OH MY WORD THE FOOD. BRING ME FOOD LIKE THIS. Sorry, distracted.

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