Yesssssssssssssss. They saved the world, but society stayed the same. Now, will they get a happily ever after?
I love the past and present back and forth POVs.
Love this world, these women, this crew.
LOVE FINDING OUT WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WORLD SAVING.
It captures how many barriers they are, how hard it is for others to see them, and doesn't mince about well-meaning people and prideful refusals.
Yes my poor and my middle class rep!
Love the learning and teaching and growth and comradery.
I cried. Actual literal tears came down my face.
Afterwards is a perfect blend of romance and fantasy. They save the world, but we know that and the focus is on them, how they came to be and how they want to make it work. But there's plenty of ~stuff~ going on right now too. In fact it can easily be said, they saved the world twice. Though the second was from human hubris rather than demons.