Polaris Skies: Ch 19

NSFW: Spice Yeller and Nat slipped back to the living room where the group was between sleep and dawn waking. Hana had been moved to a curled-up position in the armchair. Sun Hee was apologizing for trying to ditch her. Deck sat up to attention when the two came into the room. “So, what have…

Firefly Fish: Ch 20

The cave floor held forty or fifty circles of lines and waves. As I etched the last pattern Saeesar held in his hand, my eyelids kept closing on me. “Are you alright, Marin Goranich? You are wobbling.” Pursha reached for my stick as it floated to the floor of the cave. “I’m alright, just tired….

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…

To Be Gilded: Ch 2

“You know you didn’t have to come along, mother.” Deryk clutched at the swinging velvet rope over his head as the carriage jostled along the gravel road up to the Universite. She waved a gloved hand at the comment. “Hush. You’re uptight enough as it is. It’ll be expedient for me to be there rather…

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…

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…

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…

Subgalaxia: Ch 3

Dinner was lavish, as to be expected of Mrs Stiner.  She had been the top reigning chef of a lead New York French restaurant in her day.  She was a little disgruntled, though, to find no one enjoying their meal as much as she. Miss Teslanoviach was staring at her square plate like it was…