"Oh, sweet little hungry baby... Tell me that this is my end..."Adira couldn't feel the baby chomping at her swollen belly. Her body was long dead but her soul still sat in the corpse, forced to roam the earth with no purpose.Her eyes couldn't move to face him, but she could hear her king sobbing. … Continue reading 10.2
"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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Izirho stared out at the many lights in the bay, their feet only inches from the lazy waves coming ashore. T'rax sat on a thick piece of driftwood, eating again, chicken grease running down their fingers. "You gonna try that shit again, eh?" they asked in between bites. Izirho shrugged. "It wouldn't exactly hurt me," … Continue reading My Mother’s Chain
"Move 2 degrees to your right... half a degree down. Do you see it?" The sights adjusted slightly, the dark autumn eye of the gunman focusing in on their target, the glow of the dim yellow ring around their iris almost shutting down as they zoomed into the corner of an e-advert. "Spotted." "Fire." The … Continue reading Your Mother’s Bounty
The Atonement, the ARK ship, slowly pulled up the Pagoda's side hours later. While the ARK ship was fully stocked for another couple hundred years, the citizens had made it a habit to venture out of their way by a few hundred klicks to other ships drifting in space. The community had gotten into scrimmages with space … Continue reading II.