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Echoes - Episode 8: Mischief Managed
Episode 8: Mischief Managed
"Did we fall down the rabbit hole or something?"
Snow eyed the cat as suspiciously as the rest of them, not particularly comfortable with his sudden appearance. No one answered her question, but Guy (human and freshly dressed) was bold enough to get closer and sniff the air.
"You aren't a were," he said, wrinkling his nose. "Besides the fact that a were wouldn't be able to talk in animal form, you don't smell like one. Actually..." He sniffed again. "You smell a little like Snow."
"And what brings the fae to our encampment?" Artemis drawled, completely unimpressed. "Nothing for our benefit, I'm sure."
"Ooh, clever Warden aren't you?" the cat drawled right in return, grinning at him while his ears folded back. "I already told you I'm here to help."
"Help from the fae is rarely helpful, and even less frequently free."
"Is that so, Warden? Is that what your mother used to tell you before she tucked you snug into bed, after a warm glass of milk and a kiss
Edge of Thorns 3 - Pt 35Part 35
I think the implication that I can use his Name should be enough...
"I can." Nathan raised his hand slightly, eying Micah worriedly. "At least, if my understanding of True Names is correct, I could technically demand you show them and you'd have to."
The angel shot him and angry glare, gold eyes glowing brilliantly, but there was fear on his face at the very suggestion. "I shared that with you because of dire circumstances, not so you could abuse that power..."
"I would hardly call checking on your well-being an abuse of power," Gabriel said, folding his arms, unable to hide the slight smirk on his face. "Especially since he gave you the courtesy of reminding you he could, rather than just flat-out using it." He gave Nathan a glance. "I would have been a bit uncomfortable if you'd done that."
"I really don't want to," the writer admitted, looking down at the floor to avoid Micah's stare. "But Gabriel has a point. You never outright denied
Echoes - Episode 7: In the Forest of Moonlight
Episode 7: In the Forest of Moonlight
In the meantime while they waited for Alistair to wake up, Parker, Snow, Guy and Artemis had done their parts to get ready for the trip to Boonsboro. Well, Artemis mostly complained about them wanting to "go camping," as he put it, until Parker went off on him, pointing out the obvious: the sun would set well before they arrived at the remnants of the city, and they would need all the rest they could get. Since waiting till morning wasn't an option, camping was the way to go. The Warden simply didn't argue after that.
Guy gathered scraps from the area and built a cart he could tow behind him in cheetah form. It would lighten the load for them in general, and allow them to carry anyone who was injured, if it came to that. He tried to convince Snow to let him dismantle her motorcycle for a motor to run it, instead of pulling it himself. Her response: a gun pointed at his head and narrowed eyes, along with the warning, "Try it. See what happens
Edge of Thorns 3 - Pt 34Part 34
No, he's definitely telling the truth.
Nathan rose from his seat. It wasn't fair, what he'd put Gabriel through, especially when he knew in his gut that it wasn't his fault. Alton's suspicions or not, his guardian angel just wasn't the manipulative type, and the writer moved to the seat beside him again, touching his shoulder.
"I believe you," Nathan said again. "And I'm sorry for all that. Personally, I think it's Raphael behind this."
"Probably," Gabriel agreed quietly, wiping his eyes. "But it's still true that Lumiel's fears are reasonable. Though I'm seldom portrayed in direct conflict with him, it's still generally believed that he is my enemy. The same with Raphael. Michael is the only one who is constantly portrayed fighting Lucifer." He drew a deep breath and turned to his charge. "Perhaps we should both approach him next, just to be sure. Belief aside, Micah still loves Alton, and if he was the one to set Superbia on her schemes, then he will feel
Echoes - Episode 6: Victimize
Episode 6: Victimize
No one said a word until they heard the door slam and the music coming through the floorboards above them. Snow was especially quiet, torn between offering concern for his injuries and remaining cautious. Even once Alistair had vanished upstairs, she still turned to the others -- Zacharriah in particular -- with a worried glance, chewing on her lip. "I think I see now why you wanted us to watch him. He really is a sociopath, isn't he?" She looked back towards the stairs. "I don't know how to react to him now..."
"What made you think he was joking in the first place?" Parker asked her, his eyebrow raised. Snow shot him a glare.
"Have you ever seen him with your Sight?" she asked incredulously in return. The other wizard crossed his arms and nodded emphatically.
"Damn right I have! And it doesn't bother me."
"And you still trust him?"
Parker scowled. "I said it before, and I'll say it again: Alistair has never steered me wrong. He's my friend, an
hey newton, gravity's flawedi.
starting anew from the flutter
and the sputter of lungs.
a vacant sea filled with feathers
and tumultuous clatter,
ribs in a treacherous pattern
resembling exiting rungs.
i want to wrestle the angels,
your tendency is the ladder.
involved with full indiscretion,
trading lazy for lace.
unspool the curse of the long-
limbs in a languorous flexion
i like the stab of the ankles,
you need the curves intersected.
opting to cull my extents
with trans-dimensional vigor.
spent my dysphoric corrections
on reconnecting lax ends.
lips in a spurious accent
feign a passionate rigor.
i tie myself to the anchor,
you extricate and ascend.
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