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Never Die CH26: Rescue Mission
The two of them walked into the tavern, Matthew feeling like he’d run into a wall with the smell that greeted him. He had never seen anyone here smoke, so assumed they didn’t have tobacco. But they had to have some kind of plant that could be smoked, because the air seemed to be filled with a haze that curled around everyone and settled in the empty space. The smell was not unpleasant, but it was definitely strong. He wasn’t sure it that was really what the smoke smelled like or if it was strong because there was so much of it.
Felique led Matthew over to a small table and watched the girl singing on the stage in the corner of the room. She was young, with tanned skin and her black hair pulled into pigtails. She wore a frilly, sky blue dress with a corset in several different colors, in a design that reminded Matthew of a sunburst. Her voice was soft and quiet, they had to strain their ears a little to hear her. Matthew began to wonder if all the women spoke softly, s
Wishful Thinking CH7: All Quiet On Western Front
Lachesis continued to ride her skateboard through the city. The wind whistled through her earthen colored hair, the braid down her back sailing to and fro like a whip. She managed to make it all the way to the park, just south of the heart of the city. Many children were out at this time, so she was all smiles as kids ran by her, laughing and shrieking with joy and elation.
Finding a quiet spot, Lachesis sat on a bench and tucked her feet under her. Pulling the DS from one of her many pockets, she turned it on and let the opening for her game run its course. As it did this, she pulled out her phone and texted a friend to meet her at the park. She got a reply soon after, which made her smile as she put her phone away. She picked up her handheld once again and began to play.
She was in the park for a half hour before she heard a young girl shout “Che!” Lachesis put down her DS and sprung up from her seat with a wide grin. She ran up to and hugged a girl wearing roller blades,
Never Die CH25: Cultural Aspects
Torrid and Felique never expected a baby would be such hard work. Having never been around babies growing up, they didn’t know what would come to them. Factor in that Torrid had given birth to triplets and it was all the more harder. They were thankful to have Arturia and Matthew’s help. The idea of doing it by themselves was daunting.
The moments when all the children were calm and quiet were beautiful, ready to be locked away in their hearts and cherished forever. It was emotional time for everyone. Even Matthew, though he was the least effected, thus was able to hide it better. But he knew this was a landmark in his life, something he would be able to take with him later.
On this particular day, however, the stress of being a new mother to three babies was wearing heavily on Torrid. He’d been snapping at everyone for the past couple of days, not even the least bit apologetic once the moment went away. Arturia was able to let it roll off his back, seeing mothers do
Wishful Thinking CH6: Angels Among Us
The day was a beautiful one. The sky was the perfect shade of blue, without a single cloud in the sky and the sun was high. A slight breeze in the air kept it from getting too hot outside. Birds chirped happily as they navigated the skies. Anyone who stayed inside had to be insane or ill.
Lachesis stretched as she made her way to the patio window of her cozy apartment, letting out a big yawn. She leaned over the railing with her finger tips interlocked and watched the citizens of Sternbild below her.
She sighed as she was flooded with the wishes and dreams of those very same people…I wish I could lose all this weight…I wish my children would just listen to me for once…I wish my grades would go up…Her milk chocolate eyes turned a bright blue as she activated her secondary NEXT power. Focusing her attention on a young mother with two toddlers, Lachesis sent a little bit of her power out. The children slowly stopped running around and wreaking havoc for
Never Die CH24: Welcome To the World
Things had been pretty peaceful in Arturia’s home since the mage and Matthew returned from their nighttime escapade with the stars. Torrid and Felique had fallen asleep before they returned, so they came back to seeing the couple side by side in each other’s arms.
As promised, they all filled Felique in on what had happened over the past several months, certain the man had no idea Alfaro was murdered. To everyone in the village, they’d assumed the healer suffered from an accident that took his life. Their leader, Iviru, appeared to be a master at telling lies to appease his people. He wasn’t particularly close to Alfaro. But the healer had been a friend of Torrid’s, so was acquainted with him through him. His heart ached more so that it affected his mate so much.
They had a hard time convincing Felique about Matthew’s origins and that Arturia had visited another world. So Matthew pulled out his pocket camera and took a picture without saying what he
Wishful Thinking CH5: Uncertainty
The two men headed out to the kitchen. Both of them were quiet until they passed the sink. “Don’t worry, Bunny, I’m sure you’ll make a great dad someday.” Kotetsu blurted out as he rifled around the cupboards.
Kotetsu chuckled as he pulled out some glasses and wine. “Don’t play dumb. I saw the way you were watching. You want a family.” He looked up at Barnaby as he pulled out the cork. “It’s the same look I used to give Tomoe before we were blessed with Kaede. So, I know.”
Barnaby looked down at his feet…well, he’s not wrong…”Are you sure…that I have what it takes to raise a child?” he asked as Kotetsu poured the wine into the glasses.
“I do,” he replied as he handed one of the glasses over and they both headed to the living room. “I see your kids being raised with rules and regulations. You always seem rigid with the way you do th
Wishful Thinking CH4: Family Outing
Kotetsu walked into his daughter’s room after rapping on the door frame. Kaede and Barnaby were organizing her things. She was finally able to have her room the way she wanted, now that she had the space. The room at the old apartment was barely enough for her bed. But she had been thankful for the privacy, even though she felt bad that her father had to sleep on the couch.
“Hey daddy,” she called while she was headfirst into a haphazardly packed box. Barnaby didn’t look up, busy folding extra sheets and pillow cases and putting them in a nearby bin for Kaede to take out later when she wanted to change the look of her bed. Kotetsu couldn’t tell if he was avoiding him or if he was extremely absorbed into his task.
“What do you say we all go out for dinner after you finish, instead of getting delivery? My treat,” he added, since he had recently been trying to teach his daughter to be responsible with her money and making her pay her own way somet
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