Holly Black. Virgin. (The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 3).

Originally in : Magic in the Mirrorstone.

Short urban fantasy in which a young girl living rough on the streets is enraptured by a young man she meets. He’s living out near the zoo, and he eventually unburdens her with his story, and the unicorn that lives in the woods. Its an unrequited love, but after his departure, the girl is haunted by the absence of the faerie.

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