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#91 Birthday "Hey Char?" Tobias said suddenly, staring up at the starlit sky
Yes? The black cat's eyes blinked open, peering down at the boy.
"Can you believe that tomorrow is my birthday? I mean it's been almost a year since, since..." His eyes dropped and he shuddered, only partially from the cold that made his breath fog up. "Have you ever celebrated your birthday Char?"
No. A year had never seemed significant to him, merely a heartbeat in time. Asleep already? He leapt down, drawing strength from his soul to keep the boy warm. It was the least he could do.
#90 Home Zared closed the door firmly, shutting out the endless noise and painfully bright light of midday Edgewood. He sagged, exhausted from the strain of trying to keep track of too much. Thank god for sound proofing.
He pushed himself out from the doorway and stumbled upstairs, too tired even for food. H narrowly avoided stepping on the large snake sprawled across the floor. Making it too his room, he took the time to strip off his hot clothing before collapsing into bed.
Somehow, he was going to have to get that girl to stop dragging him around everywhere until noon.
#88 School Rill gazed proudly down at the school she had helped build so long ago, wings stilling as she began the long, slow glide to the surface. So much had happened on these grounds, so many lives changed. And some lives even began here, aided by the capable hands of Magea. Rill purred at the memory. Ah her beautiful Magea. Her arcangel, her partner in crime.
It was Magea's dream, to make this school of magic. A place for people of all kinds to come and learn. A place where hate would die, and peace blossom. And Magea made it happen.
#87 Life Viva la vida. Parshia smiled, savoring the phrase. Live the life.Well, she could do that. She could live any life she chose, and if it did not work out, than she would just have to try something else. Start again, because, if there was one thing she did well, it was change skins.
Oh yeah, she would live alright, she would become the best. She would prove to the world that she wasn't just some useless freak to be laughed at! Parshia's smile widened, her eyes glinting with determination. The world wouldn't know what hit them.
Viva la vida.
#86 Choices When Calista took me in I was faced with a choice. I could run away again, and return to living on the streets, where everyday is a struggle to survive. I've had to do some things I'm not proud of.
Or I could take a chance with a family I know nothing about. Gamble that they would protect me, maybe even me find some answers. I had no way of knowing if they would help me or hurt me, and I could only hope they wouldn't send me back to him.
I took a chance, and I haven't regretted it.
#85 She "Why do you follow her?" Mitch questioned, "Gail I mean."
Tobias sighed, and looked at the ceiling, "I don't know, "He paused, "I guess it's because, she gets this crazy look in her eyes, and I know there's something interesting going on, and she's gonna find it. I want to be there." He shrugged, "I want to see it come down."
"That's it? That's really why you do it?"
"Well..." Tobias hedged, "I guess I do get a little worried sometimes..."
"You like her! Mitch grinned and started singing, "Tobias the puppy dog! He'll follow his lady anywhere!"
#83 And "Do you have everything packed?" Cherry asked, wringing her hands worriedly.
"Yes Cherry." Skya responded patiently.
" Are you sure? You have enough cloths? You remembered the evening wear? And a few good dresses?"
"Yes," She definitely remembered...
"Did you pack enough books?" The older woman fretted, "And pencils? And you couldn't forget your journal!"
"No, I didn't forget that."
"And the crystals! The com crystal?!"
"Packed. I didn't even forget Rolfy," Skya soothed, smiling when she mentioned the old stuffed wolf Cherry had given her.
"Oh, Skya," The nurse put a hand over her heart.
"I'll miss you too Cherry."
#82 If No! No no no no no! Not her! Gail couldn't die! No! There was a chance! If she turned just then. If the second one missed! Bare feet pounded the concrete, blind eyes brimming with tears. There! She was there!
"Gail!" he cried out desperately. No response. He ran faster.
"No! Gail!" Something caught his foot, he fell. CRACK! The bullet struck. Concrete shattered. No! People panicked, cried out.
"Gail!" He sagged as she dragged him to his feet. She was alive. Wait! There was another! He stiffened, shoved her away. CRACK! Stone shattered. Voices faded, distant. Nothing
#81 How? "I don't spose... you're going to explain... What you did... back there, are you?" Skya gasped for breath, unused to running so far.
"Distracted those things while you guys ran away?" Tobias responded, scratching his head.
"Well yeah!" She sighed, "But how? I mean, how the hell did you keep away from them so long?"
"Er, shadow jumping?"
She frowned, "I thought you couldn't teleport."
"Last time I checked, normal teleporting didn't take dark shadows to work," He said, crossing his arms over his chest.
He grinned, "Great! Now you know almost as much about it as I do!"
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