Celta Thursday, cut from Heart Search, a bit on sentient Residences
And a new Residence had developed in the last decade or so. That Residence, TQ, was in an upper middle-class, lower noble area that had also been rejuvinated. Camellia had been unable to talk herself into TQ. The renters had preferred privacy...and Camellia had had the odd notion that the family living there hadn't had access to the HouseHeart.
Then there had been the discovery of an old Residence that had been lost, ruins that had been excavated, and the exciting determination that the HouseHeart was still alive, though dormant.
In the first flush of excitement there had been vizes taken of the HouseHeart itself. It had been rumored that the ruins had been the Residence of the only FirstFamily to die out, the Mistletoes. Then the FirstFamilies had moved in and taken over the site with proper payment to the archeaologists.
Information had been shut down and even the Licorices didn't get enough to satisfy them. Glyssa, the librarian, had bitterly complained to Camellia for days.