TITLE: Queen of Hearts
GENRE: YA Fantasy
Marion, a sixteen year old magician hired by a reporter, has returned to the theater she worked at to help him get subjects to interview. A friend questions her about her new job.
Miriam came up behind her. "Answer me."
"What're you doing for him? Is it--" she nodded meaningfully and raised her eyebrows.
"Then why didn't you tell him." She nodded at Franklin's back. "Who knows what he thinks now?"
"Because! It's embarrassing. Anyway, Miriam, I need your help."
She looked wary. "What?"
"I need to visit my family; I've got something for them."
"Well, I can't go in this!" She pointed to her dress.
"They don't know about this either?"
"Of course not, do you think my mother'd let me work for a man?"
"Not if she's smart. Well, I can't help you, you're too thin."
"Not that, I'll take my black dress I wore for my act. I just need you to keep my clothes in our dressing room and cover for me."
"Fine," Miriam said, "I'll do it. Be back soon, things are going to go absolutely bonkers if they know you're gone."