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Seasons of War Episode 15-A Game at Dinner
Episode 15: a Game at Dinner
27th of Nubulis
It took quite a bit of convincing, but Yumi managed to get the servants to prepare her for the king's dinner party without the aid of a mirror. She would, eventually, be able to look at her kimono in the mirror, though she couldn't risk exposing herself to the servants. They pulled her raven hair up, and they kept it in place with combs. Then they used winterflowers to decorate her hair. Her dress was long and the color of blood, a black border over a white dress under the actual kimono. Her obi was yellow, her weapons tucked within.
As she ran her fingers down the silk, she thought to the party. Laura's father, King Jean, was holding the dinner party so he could get, as the invitation said, better acquainted with the teenagers who had been travelling with his daughter. All of the Heroes had been invited, as had their families. Even Aelita had been invited, and though she showed no interest in it, her parents seemed to think it was a good id
Seasons of War Episode 14-the Red Scholars
Episode 14: the Red Scholars
20th of Molioris, 4:91 East
Michael and Jeanne explored the clearing, the wife taking special care to protect her baby from the cold, tainted air. Her family's research notes suggested children his age, when exposed to the miasmic reach of a demon, could be around it and not experience any of the negative effects like insanity or exponential magical growth, but nothing was conclusive. Furthermore, since most of the Belpois family's time was devoted to either their work with the Red Scholars or Jeremie, it was getting increasingly more difficult to acquire gold. Jeremie reached up for his mother's face, and she lovingly cooed at him, shaking an elven rattle at him. He grabbed it and began to gnaw on it.
"Jeanne! Come quickly! There's someone here… I think he's still alive!" Michael called. His wife ran to his side, preparing her elvhen wrist device, which she had called the Tainted Arcane Scanner—as it was used to detect what was tainted by dark
Seasons of War Episode 13- Demons
Episode 13: Demons!
20th of Pluitanis
Michael had gone out and Patrick had gone to the magistrate outpost located to the north of the city, so Jeremie summoned the Heroes to his family's apartment to discuss further plans. "My father said that he has been gathering our army. He wants to wait until the spring thaw to retake Lyoko, though." Laura said. She crossed her legs. "Said something about improper equipment for trudging through snow. We'd lose more men to frostbite than to the drow."
Jeremie nodded. "That's probably for the best. It'd give us a month or so before we had to ship out, and in that time we can train and find better weapons and armor."
Yumi and Ulrich shared a look and then began to lay out plans and make suggestions seeing as they were the most experienced fighters. Odd paid attention for bit but as there was nothing particularly interesting he looked around the room, noticed the painting and spotted the same things Jeremie did. He also noted that Jeanne's finger poin
Seasons of War Episode 12-Carthage
Episode 12: Carthage
12th of Pluitanis
Emily looked out over the ocean as Carthage grew ever closer. It had been a year since she'd set foot on that island, and the last time it had only been for a week to sell off a plundered shipment of blackpowder from a Zhonghuo. Blackpowder was this explosive dust that many alchemists used to create explosive grenades and poisons. Some suspicious-looking elf had bought a whole crate of it. Emily heard later that they used it to blow up an entire street. It wasn't her concern what they did with the stuff.
She turned in time to watch the black flag being exchanged for the one that showed the ship was loyal to Lyoko. Pirates, obviously, were not permitted to dock in the cities where slavery was illegal, so they disguised the Skidbladnir every time they docked there. The pirate queen returned her attention to the horizon, and she closed her eyes as the salt spray hit her face. This was her favorite part of sailing—the journey. And she hoped to e
dead dog julyI.
the summer heat lays limp in the city’s lap,
breathing long oppressive breaths.
it does not even lift its lolling head
to bark out hoarse indignancy
when a strange man brings the mail.
there might be heavy rain today,
brought by some swollen, murmuring cloud.
the world will whirl and howl,
then settle down,
to die a little more.
o, quickly, love,
press your back against the wall in fear
as the universe spreads her arms and
shuts her eyes
and starts to summon the end of all things.
come with me
to the place of windows full of speechless afternoon
hot windy whispers of half-formed solutions and resolutions,
sweltering sunlit meadows we’ll wander and then forget.
o quickly, love,
let’s to the season of forgetting
and unwind all of our harshest memories
and fill the universe’s mouth
with mute cotton.
i’ll whisper these words to you some evening
with all my exigency in the hand i rest on your arm—
AndromedaAmongst the darkened skies
Brightened by only starlight
Field & Sea.
Gravity is only an afterthought
Hilltops become ladders into the sky while
Inferior planets stare down upon the Earth
Jealous of such simplicity yet contemplating grandeur.
Keppler only thought of science
Linear, elliptical, movement…
Mythology had no such thoughts
Neptune & Nebulas both inhabit space
Orbiting across the lonely darkness
Probably never worried about mundane things
Questioning their existence
Right now or for all eternity such as us.
Shooting stars make us joyful while
Terminator is an otherworldly spectacle
Unknown to all those hidden in their houses
Various stars await us outside
Waiting to play like we did before
Xenagogue & inviting
Youthful but ancient curiosities.
Zenith induced euphoria continues until daylight…
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