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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Wolf Pack (Chapter 23)

The Removal of Power KEN It’s so tranquil here, so beautiful. The Satpura Range in India is gorgeous, breathtaking, there’s so much greener here than in Seoul, and certainly less people. Maybe not to the people here but… Standing before the mountain range, I see less stone than I do green by the mountainsides covered […]

The Wolf Pack (Chapter 21)

The Lunch Break THE HOOD “Thank you again for doing this!” Emily yells. She has to yell so I can hear her over the wind. We’re flying to her house, and she’s got me on her shoulders again. It’s better than being carried bridal style, but it’s still… weird. I don’t mind flying so much, […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 41)

“The foreboding, terrible, downright-sinister feeling that comes when someone’s annoying you… it never goes away. Sorry to tell you.” Henry Lockley, the Bard of the Song, 447 A.C.A. While they may not have enjoyed the idea of going with Jack to Cloudtower, making Andy describe her vision convinced them. Malum and Astrid spent hours combing […]

The Wolf Pack (Chapter 20)

The Stakeout PYRE Stakeouts are boring. It’s one of the few things movies never succeeded in making look fun, but they at least turned that into a joke. It’s not funny in real life. It’s just sitting and waiting for someone to do something, and that can never be anything but boring.   We started […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 39)

“No good can come from a god’s attention.” Jack Starshield, 448 A.C.A. It took a few weeks for S.S. Lappy to get back to the Icy Pearl Isles. Again, Malum complained about spotting his own men informing the others of their arrival. This time Andy was there to question if anyone else would see what […]

The Wolf Pack (Chapter 17)

The Untouchable Stoneman DAVID I’m used to looking up at the sky and seeing that rich princess flying around, and I always think ‘of course God gave her powers.’ Why save anything for the rest of us? I figured the same about the ice chick too, she just has the actual logic to cover her […]