Subject 15: Ch 24

“Hey, Fane!” Shelly barely knocked on the door before opening it with a crash. Fane flinched at the woman’s blunt intrusion during his meditation time. “Good evening to you too, Shelly.” She flounced onto his rug, her lavender skirts ballooning out on the antique red Persian. Bright eyes stared at him intently, keeping Fane from…

Polaris Skies: Ch 18

It was Yeller and not Cashia asking this time. Nat looked at him sceptically. Hana rested a hand on Nat’s, her finger rubbing his thumb. Yeller rose and offered Nat his hand. Nat brushed it away and dragged himself up on his own. He couldn’t look at Yeller. The white-haired man wasn’t sure if he…

Firefly Fish: Ch 19

“Saeesar, Keris never had plans of letting you go.” Pursha blocked our way from the cave, coming down to our level such that her massive eyes wouldn’t leave my sight. “How does he plan on retaining my services?” Saeesar hedged, sheilding me from Pursha at this announcement. “A keeper charm. He had a member of…

Polaris Skies: Ch 17

Deck turned to Yeller. “I’ve been informed that you’re the heavy hitter of the bunch, Cashia. Are you mated too?” Yeller was thrown back to the darkness of his mind as his wolf pushed forward, responding automatically, his voice dropping an octave, “Yes sir, Tereza. She is paired in my genetic code currently. When a…

Subject 15: Ch 23

“Is this what you do in the evenings when I leave you here?” Fane leaned against Prince Orlov’s doorframe to watch the man hacking and slashing at the air in his Nurvo Gear. “You were the one who asked way back when what I enjoyed doing. This lets me have friends without all the social…

Subject 15: Ch 22

“You want me to believe this djinn newb has never played in a gear before? At that level?” A built half-orc woman looked the party up and down. “He works out on the regular. You run a gym, Marjorta. You know how this goes for Black Parrot patrons.” Ishan pulled a tankard of ail out…

Polaris Skies: Ch 16

Hackles rose on the back of Nat’s neck at every blurred shadow. The wounds in his shoulders ached and throbbed, but the wolf inside supported him through the pain. The city left the group unsettled in the slow onset of twilight. The chill nipped at their heels. The sun was setting in the distance, and…

Subject 15: Ch 21

Fane stood inside a massive wood-panelled hall with a high elf, an orc, and a mouse person. Tables crowded with a variety of beast people, elves, and other races sprawled across the big room. A few waved and called out to Ishan and the team. “Who’d you invite into the Jeweled Lantern, Bostock?” A tall…

Subject 15: Ch 20

Fane and Ajay stood in the hallway with Zahar, Chaitan and the other bodyguards for the royal family. The King, having answered to Chaitan’s knock and noting the congregation of men waiting on their charges, closed the door in their faces, telling them that it was private business amongst the family. “Calm yourself, newbie. You…

Firefly Fish: Ch 18

The nesting grounds caught me by surprise as we exited from the current. It spat us out into a shallower area where the light could penetrate to the seafloor. Coral arches and swaths of reef unfolded in brilliant colours beneath the oscillating sparkles. “Welcome to Keris’s territory.” Saeesar took me for an overview above the…