1.20 – Alone

For almost a month, Jochro did not move beyond the six by eight feet of his jail cell. He began to deteriorate, mind and body, in a way that only captivity could provide. The first week, Jochro shivered sitting on the cold tile. His captors provided no clothes, leaving him to rub his hands over … Continue reading 1.20 – Alone

1.19 – Now We’re Getting Somewhere

“Take off your shoes,” I commanded. An gave a sideways glance at me and slowly began to take off her shoes. “Okay…” She sure had a way of making you question a perfectly rational request. I closed my eyes and counted to five. When I opened them, she was still removing her shoes at a … Continue reading 1.19 – Now We’re Getting Somewhere

1.18 – New Legs

On the day of Patterson’s last treatment, I was walking toward the infirmary to meet An when Jaymes scurried right past me, a worried look on her face. I turned to watch her as she hurried toward the castle. I called out after her and she turned, her face lighting up in recognition. Maybe whatever … Continue reading 1.18 – New Legs

1.16 – Ramodeus

The next day, the first one of the new year, saw me and Anroma trekking into the cave we spied the smoke figure appear near. The dampness of the cave soaked through my shoes despite Anroma and I having only just entered through the mouth. We passed the first bend in the tunnel and suddenly … Continue reading 1.16 – Ramodeus

1.14 – Smoke

Previous Chapter: 1.13 - Windy I stood on the platform, next to Shannon, as Ace addressed the thousands that had come for the impromptu ‘State of the City’ address. “As you all either heard, saw, or experienced, the police of Ikalga have failed you. They have been prejudiced and power-hungry, combining to create an unacceptable … Continue reading 1.14 – Smoke

1.13 – Windy

  Previous Chapter: 1.12 - Witness Protection “The noble houses are splintering a bit more each day and the Trading Union is dealing with strikes. A lot of Union rentals joined us, but beyond that, there are many who just refuse to work. Lord Acetate, everything is proceeding as you had hoped,” Aga Dez spoke … Continue reading 1.13 – Windy

1.12 – Witness Protection

Previous Chapter: 1.11 - The Beauty and Jochro Sledg and I made our way down the nearest alley before I attempted to whip up a travel cloud. I was only able to do it without a second thought because I knew I couldn’t be the cause of Sledg’s death if he were to fall. He … Continue reading 1.12 – Witness Protection