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Passionfruit 21, Papaya 30 [Divide and Rule]

Title: House/Home
Author: lost_spook
Story: Heroes of the Revolution (Divide & Rule)
Flavor(s): Passionfruit #21 (Once I spoke the language of the flowers), Papaya #30 (are you thinking what I’m thinking?)
Toppings/Extras: Gummy Bunny (500themes: #193 Calling you home) + Brownie + Malt – Birthday prompt ("Experience suggests it doesn't matter so much how you got here, as what you do after you arrive." - roisin_farrell).
Rating: PG/Teen
Word Count: 8410
Notes: Jul-Sept 1949; Julia Graves/Edward Iveson, Amyas Harding. (I got carried away with all the flowers – this wasn’t supposed to be long! /o\ Gummy Bunny for the Summer Challenge.)
Summary: Julia and Edward begin their marriage of inconvenience.

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Story now here: https://archiveofourown.org/works/18031361/chapters/42657356#chapter_29

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All the flower meanings (bar one) came from The Illustrated Language of Flowers by Anna Christian Burke (1856; via Google).

Key: sprig of ivy (fidelity, marriage), bud of the white rose (heart ignorant of love), love lies bleeding (hopeless, not heartless)// house leek (domestic industry), sage (domestic virtue), coriander (hidden worth)// french marigold (jealousy), jonquil (I desire a return of love), garden anemone (forsaken)// white poppy (sleep/my bane, my antidote), bramble (envy/remorse) white clover (think of me)// lily-of-the-valley (return of happiness), spanish jasmine (sensuality), dog rose (pleasure & pain)// garden daisy (I share your sentiments), flowering almond (hope), purple columbine (resolved to win)//viscaria (will you dance with me?), red columbine (anxious & trembling), forget-me-not (true love)//red chrysanthemum (love), ambrosia (love returned), red tulip (declaration of love).
Tags: [author] lost_spook, [challenge] papaya, [challenge] passionfruit, [extra] brownie, [extra] malt, [topping] gummy bunnies
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