The Wolf Pack (Chapter 31)

The Beating THE DIRECTOR POW! SMASH! CRACK! She hits harder than a freight train, I know this, I’ve been hit by one and the force wasn’t as strong. If I wasn’t in so much pain, I’d be proud of my Espada for punching me through several tanks, shattering all my ribs and bursting my heart […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 51)

“It’s easy to die when the one you love abandons you, and all you have left to give is the meat on your bones.” Astrid, 448 A.C.A. The wine in Amidala’s hand whipped around the rim with the slump in her walk, if it could even be called that. She stumbled to her room as […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 50)

“What we lose to men who follow orders.” Andelyn Stella, 448 A.C.A. Boing! “Ow!”  Bong! “Please!” Bamp! “Not the face!” Bamph! “My lute!” If you couldn’t guess, Henry Lockely was being beaten — mercilessly one might add — with his own lute.  Oh, and by Andelyn Stella.Yes, she was beating him with his own lute […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 47)

“The difference between confidence and desperation is often self-awareness.” Henry Lockley, the Bard of the Song, 439 A.C.A. She saw it happen, months ago when they first came to the Icy Pearl Isles. Quintus was under the water, swarmed by shark mermaids trying to get to their Queen. The memory cracked like glass as Lucy […]

The Wolf Pack (Chapter 26)

The Tower THE DIRECTOR “When the Hood and the Rodriguez’s gets here, I want this place in complete and utter lockdown, Susan,” I order my assistant, running through the halls as everyone is bum rushing it around the Needle. First Espada was taken out, then Pyre was personally taken in by Hundress. That means Icicle […]

Meeting the Reaper

Hank Haywood has died. That’s a weird sentence to think. I mean, I always say ‘kill me now,’ ‘I wish I were dead,’ ‘oh death, please take me away to your humble abode,’ or some crap like that. Now that I am… now that the end has really come, old jokes seem… well, they still […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 46)

“All things deserve to be free, even if it is just to die.” Astrid, 448 A.C.A. ‘You’re going in the wrong direction,’ Lapis tried to warn her. Am not, Astrid said as she climbed over the fence. ‘Are too.’ Am not. ‘How much you wanna bet?’ Three days of uninterrupted me time, no talking. ‘You […]

The Wolf Pack (Chapter 25)

The Picnic PYRE No more superpowers for the rest of the day, no more trials, no more costumes, just family and a picnic. No more watching the Hood piss away everyone’s reputation, no more waiting hand on foot for S.I.L.A.S. to call me when there’s trouble. While yes, last time the Director called me I […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 45)

“There are some people who you don’t hide the truth around. They’re your people, but they don’t always know that.” Henry Lockley, the Bard of the Song, 437 A.C.A. There was safety in the shallow waters around the Icy Pearl Isles. Even if you were dead, you should feel the rush of an incoming shark […]

The Wolf Pack (Chapter 24)

The Understanding THE HOOD Walking out of that courtroom, I feel like I’m on top. There are many things I’ve done as the Hood, but speaking isn’t one of them. Everyone is always guessing my motives, my mindset, and now they have a bit to chew on, a bit that chews into them as much […]