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Echoes - Episode 10: Easier To Run
Episode 10: Easier To Run
After everyone had had some mending, the group moved onward again. Guy still took the lead, despite being stuck as a cheetah, and Snow was right behind him, albeit supported by Alistair. It was a peculiar situation for the wizard, letting the man she knew was potentially dangerous help her, but she had little choice: there was no way she was letting Parker give her a hand after he was the reason she needed one, and she didn't want to give Artemis the satisfaction of her needing his help. And Guy was a cheetah. That only left Alistair, and as apprehensive as she was about him, she at least had to admit he was very patient with her limited mobility. And eager to help. Actually, the more she thought about, the more she realized he was more angry at Parker than anyone else for what he did, and he wasn't even caught in the spell.
It made her feel somewhat guilty about the ward she'd made around her tent the night before.
"Alistair?" Snow said quietly,
Edge of Thorns 3 - Pt 37Part 37
There's no time to waste!
Nathan didn't wait for them to finish arguing. He was out the door before either of the angels noticed, rushing through the halls and out of the building. The police station wasn't far from the motel, and for once the writer was glad for all the walking he'd had to do, knowing exactly where he needed to go. Half running, he pulled out his cellphone and tried to call Scott back. When, after two attempts, it still went to voicemail, Nathan gave up and broke into a full run. He had to get there immediately!
When the Cavalier Motel came into sight, nothing appeared amiss, and the writer relaxed some: he'd been expecting something obviously supernatural running rampant, given the panic in Scott's voice. That moment of relief didn't stop him from hurrying forward, however, looking out for anything out of place. Since he didn't know what room Scott was in, it would be his only clue.
There was nothing of note on the first floor, and nothing he co
Echoes - Episode 9: Journey Through the Dark
Episode 9: Journey Through the Dark
"Looks like someone left the lights on for us."
They stood in the doorway staring down into the long tunnel that lead into the Crystal Grottoes, electric lanterns lit up and lining the walls. Artemis shifted from one foot to the other. "So, who wants to take lead?"
"Well, you're already up front," Snow chirped with a smirk. "And the only Warden. And the oldest! Since you like to be in charge, why don't you lead us, Artie?"
The other wizard raised an eyebrow and adjusted his glasses. "Or maybe the one with the most to prove should lead us. Wouldn't you like to improve your standing in the White Council, Snow?"
"I'll stand in the middle," Alistair piped in before anyone could call him to take the front. He didn't want to be there in the first place and was perfectly alright surrounding himself with other targets.
"And don't look at me," Parker drawled. "I think I've got most of my senses back, but do we really want to test m
Inspector Wolf The old lady was dead. I could smell it before I even got into the house. The whole place reeked of adrenaline, sweat, fear, copper and steel. He’d dropped her right in her living room. Chopped and chopped until she stopped moving. But I could tell I was getting close. This had been done in a hurry, and the killer didn’t have the time to clean up after himself like he usually did.
Across the room, the phone rang. The shrill sound set my teeth to grinding, but I ignored it. Instead I followed the killer’s bloody footprints into the back bedroom. He’d climbed out the window. If I hurried, I could catch up to him and end this disgusting spree he was on.
Then the answering machine kicked in. “Hi, Gramma! It’s Red. Sorry I’m running late. I kind of lost track of time. But don’t worry. I packed the picnic and I’m heading out the door right now. Love you.”
She’d been expec
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