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Dawn Episode 5Dawn
Steam and Sparks
Golden light flooded over the plains as the sun slowly sunk into the sea of mountains that lined the horizon. A large structure was visible at the end of the granite road, a stone fortress that shone with its many glass windows. In its center rose a circular tower, one that ended in such horns that it could have caught the sun as it dropped from the sky.
"So where are we?" the wolf asked his companion as he glanced over the map Par had given them, "I don't see any mention of a citadel on this path."
"That's because she gave you an old map," Kara answered, "This is the Gran Library, which was built about fifty years ago as a nexus for the greatest mages and minds our world has ever seen."
"Sounds like the place I've been looking for," Chris said as they approached the gates. His eyes spotted the large number of soldiers that patrolled along the
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"This place is far quieter than it usually is," mused a teenager with brown hair and deep emerald eyes. He sat cross-legged in socks while he looked through a window, into the traffic-clogged fishbowl people referred to as reality, in one of the many McDonalds the city had ordained to build, an agile shape in the sparsely gathered parents and children.
In front of him sat a lithe young woman with white and black hair, dressed in a pink tank top and red shorts. Her off-color contacts, one purple and one yellow, gleamed as she poured over the math text in front of her and said, "I never did thank you for getting me out of that box Andrew."
"I'm a tutor," the teenager shrugged without care, "I just hate being cramped up in the confines of a study hall room. You're just as much of an excuse for me to get out of that prison as I am for you."
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"You can put me down now," Kara said as Chris continued to carry her on his back. Her voice echoed in the increasingly damp air of the slums that surrounded the two, "I think we're far enough away from those thugs."
To that Chris let out a chuckle, "I'm not letting you go princess, not until we get a doctor to check that leg of yours."
"What's a doctor?" the feline asked with a tilt of her head, "If you're talking about those dagger wielding loonies with the glass beakers and needles that live in alchemical laboratories then no. The only person who is getting that close to me with anything is going to be a certified healer."
"Seeing as I don't know what a healer looks like would you mind pointing one out?" The wolf snapped, "I'm kind of new to this world you know."
A furred arm slammed into the side of his head on acc
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"Whatever it was, it's gone now," Chris reported as he pulled Kara onto the sun-lit surface. The force he applied was a little too much however, as her body fell on top of his and sent him to the ground. Quickly they ignored what happened as they both stood up and brushed themselves off.
With a glance into the morning sky, the wolf asked, "So where are we going?"
Kara only glared at him, "we aren't going anywhere: I'm going to go back to the castle and tell my father what happened while you go off to die some horrible death somewhere else."
"If you haven't realized this by now: your father just tried to kill you up there." Chris jabbed his finger towards a cluster of branches of the giant tree that were still visible above their heads, "Perhaps a smarter option would be to point out a nearby town."
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Ben sighed as he slid down his sister's door onto his rear.
She wasn't home yet, probably would be for a while if he knew her like he thought he did. The hallway, tinted gold by yellow bulbs that lit it, smelled of ammonia sanitizers.
Daedalus opened the door in front of him and revealing the flowing colors of her apartment, "She won't be back until around midnight Ben, you might as well come stay at my apartment until then."
Ben rubbed the back of his emerald head and followed her inside. Several boxes of pizza lay half-opened on an outlet to his left, one that lead to the woman's diminutive kitchen which held several leaflets of newspaper. Under the edge he saw the distinct circular muzzle of a silver handgun.
"So, what is it exactly that you do?" he asked as he removed his shoes and placed them to the
Jace ran as fast as he could through the streets, his electrical reserves brimming from a quick tap into the city's power lines. His short grey hair whipped around in the air as black metal grew over his skin. The green lines that followed glowed brightly in the darkened streets.
Dead ahead lay what appeared to be a bunker constructed for wartime use, despite being in city. Two gates opened on its surface, releasing a pair of mechanical behemoths. The revolving chambers attached to their humanoid arms spun as the four spider-like legs under the torso carried them toward him, peppering the ground with lead as they tried to stop the rogue agent.
Jace's form darted back and forth as he approached. Suddenly the shrouded figure took his place and the pair of yellow eyes glared violently at the automatons. As fast as it had appeared it split into two and leapt through
SolaceShe never slept well in the dark,
not without the children of the sun and moon
to guide her weary lids home.
Guided by the aftermath, she was always two steps behind.
What did the world look like to the girl who had been through it all?
Braved the heaviest of storms,
yet skipping over cracks in the pavement.
They said her eyes were the wisps of clouds before the storm.
To him they were reflections of pages overlooked.
She said it was like she lived the life of someone she had never met.
Laid out to dry, yesterdays news.
He knew her as the girl who was built to never collapse.
He wished he was too.
He loved her more than words could say, and yet her pain was such,
that at times, he feared she wouldn’t make it.
But on nights like these, even when it threatened to consume her,
he became convinced that somehow she would.
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