10.1

"Your Highness, it has been three months since we have seen the Imperial Bride," an aide had whispered into his ear as he watched the screen on his desk flicker through channels, looking for any news about them. "They may actually be dead, Your Highness.""Bullshit," he murmured, the screen going black, his cool eyes looking … Continue reading 10.1

9.

The rain had been going on for three weeks, the rising waters around this religious town meant no travel until the rain stopped. The monks that wandered around the streets, helping the elderly by bringing them fruit produce from their temple, mending the clothes of the growing children that ran the streets, chanting outside of … Continue reading 9.

8.

The baby did not look like a normal baby upon further inspection. The normal cries of a human newborn were replaced with throaty growls. The baby had nearly black eyes that darted around the room as Dr. Tory held it up by its foot. It had no tuft of hair on its head. As Dr. … Continue reading 8.

7.2

Purple eyes watched the sunset once more, envious of the rays that disappeared behind the never ending wall of mountains. It was day three of four, and she just wanted it to end. She missed being able to stand and enjoy the outside without people rushing to check on her. She missed being on horseback … Continue reading 7.2

7.1

Purple eyes stared to the sky, watching the red ring they were meant to venture to once the sunset."Are you scared?"They jumped up, scared at the voice that spoke louder than the owls in the trees."No..." they replied, scooting over on the fallen tree they sat on to make room for the man with blue-grey … Continue reading 7.1

6.

Spring brought new life once more, the marigolds and geraniums shedding their last bit of winter snow off their leaves before opening their flowers to the sun. However, the neutral but stunning beauty of spring was dulled as His Majesty terrorized his home.His Queen was heavy with pregnancy but her body was shutting down. She … Continue reading 6.

5.

The news of Palthory's sacking spread quickly, the few survivors having caught the destruction on recording devices and managing to get some camera surveillance from some buildings that weren't outright destroyed. The Imperial Bride title somehow managed to spread, even though no else had heard that title outside of Sovereign Addam's room. They paced back … Continue reading 5.

4.

The heat around the hole K'ton slept in rose every day. Drones with probes attached to them would venture five miles away from the grave, readings of a significant temperature drop proving the scientist on board correct."Some sort of wacky phenom going on underneath all this earth. If your tale is true, then whatever you're … Continue reading 4.

3.

The drive to the kingdom of Palthory, or His Majesty called it "Paltry", was three days by train, then two days by car and then another three days by horseback. Landing any type of aircraft in the city would be pointless.Palthory, in the grand scheme of things, sat on a patch of land that was … Continue reading 3.

2.2

The cult of fifteen had watched the shadow slink itself over the baby, sucking it dry before tossing the corpse aside.It squealed and hollered, chasing the members around the cave, draining their bodies of their live when they caught them. The two servants from before ignored what was going on, standing by the cook fire, … Continue reading 2.2