Crushed Dominion by Poppy Rhys EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
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- Authors: Poppy Rhys
- Language: English
- Genre: Paranormal Demons & Devils Romance
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I need a drink.
After a quick glance around to make sure no one was watching, I inched
my way backward, grabbed the whole bottle of champagne chilling in the
ice bucket by the bubbly station when the waiter wasn’t looking, and
disappeared myself—straight into a closet.
What my grandparents promised would be a ‘small gathering’ with
‘relaxation’ and ‘conversation’ for my cousin’s mehndi party, had turned
out to be a full blown celebration.
And when a bunch of my family got together to form a giant flock,
nothing—I repeat—nothing was ever relaxing unless you were the most
extroverted extrovert in the history of extroverts.
Which, I wasn’t. I one-hundred-percent was not.
It wasn’t like I couldn’t socialize or that I hated people. I liked people.
What I was trying to say… I functioned like a productive member of
I had a job I loved, my own apartment, and actually ran my dishwasher
regularly. Maybe the dishes never made it from the dishwasher and into my
cupboards, but that was beside the point.
For the most part, I had my shit together. Even as I locked the closet
door and tore off my clothes…
Look, sometimes, when I was thrust into unexpected situations—like
the Texas-sized party out there—I needed a quiet space to tear off my
clothes. The less layers I had on, the freer my mind felt. And the freer my
mind felt, the easier I could banish my mounting anxiety.
Once I was down to my silky white shift, I exhaled all the pent up stress
messing with my posture and popped the cork on the champagne. I tilted
the bottle and drank deeply, the bubbles burning my nose and making my
eyes water. Still didn’t stop me from taking another chug.
I didn’t used to be this unhinged. In fact, I used to work a normal but
terrible job in human resources, attended conferences swarming with peers
who were just as miserable as me, and occasionally engaged in public
That sure as shit wasn’t me today. Honestly, it felt like a lifetime ago.
And no, I didn’t miss Tabitha on floor twenty who constantly snuck her
sauerkraut crock into the office and kept it under her desk because the
fermentation process was ‘delicate’ and needed ‘constant attention’.
Also didn’t miss whoever brought in the molted snake skins and hid
them in the toilet paper holders. The amount of times pest control had been
called, only to determine there wasn’t a snake infestation, had put me on a
first name basis with Freddy from the local branch.
We never caught whoever it was.
The idea of standing at a podium today to explain to a room of adults
why they shouldn’t fart on their coworkers without permission—made me
want to roll over and play possum. Bury me where I lay, because there was
no fucking way I would get through that these days without having a mental
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