Chapter 70 – And That’s Their Story

Chapter 70 – And That’s Their Story

And that’s their story–the story of two girls in love. Was it love at first sight? I don’t know.  From the look on your face, I guess you don’t either. Not that a child like you would understand. Yes, yes, you’re not a child, you’re …..

Chapter 69: Departures

Chapter 69: Departures

“Your priest robes…  They look so… so adorable….” Emi’s reaction was, beat for beat, the exact same as her Mom’s a week prior, and her Dad’s the following morning. It was amazing how people turned into exact copies when it came to complimenting fashion. “It’s …..

Chapter 68: Harmonies

Chapter 68: Harmonies

Atop the Gonda Tower, all five moons were in view, radiating in full bloom and showing off the entire city of Balarand. Emi, for the first time in her life, realized that Balarand wasn’t exactly a city crossed by two rivers. More like… Balarand was …..

Chapter 67: Repairs

Chapter 67: Repairs

Beatrice struck the hammer down and slammed the nail into the piece of wood. A drip of sweat fell from her chin and plopped on her arm, but she paid it less mind than a gnat fluttering about around her head. She struck the wood …..

Chapter 66: Arrivals

Chapter 66: Arrivals

Today marked the arrival of Emi’s future wife. To mark the occasion, she wore a light blue springtime dress and tied her hair back into a ponytail, something she never did except on the most very special of occasions. She placed her bowtie on the …..

Chapter 65: I Love You For Right Now

Chapter 65: I Love You For Right Now

Beatrice and Emi were back in the marketplace once again, early in the day, so early the shops hadn’t yet opened, and the vendors were still placing their items. They walked side by side, close to each other but not holding hands. The marketplace was …..

Chapter 64: Calm

Chapter 64: Calm

Dannark’s response to the rebellion was swift and harsh. In the end, none of the rebels’ planned executions had occurred; the chaos caused by the homunculus helped Dannark retake the castle and any remaining prisoners had been freed soon after. It was unclear whether or …..

Chapter 63: Safe House

Chapter 63: Safe House

By the time Beatrice could see again, she realized she was being pulled along by Emi, and they were running still through the streets near Castle Balarand.  Emi looked back at her and shouted, “We escaped!” “That was you!” Beatrice yelled back. “How did you …..

Chapter 62: All Her Will

Chapter 62: All Her Will

Ulric Statusian faced Emi and stared her down. This was Beatrice’s former teacher, somehow now a leader of the rebellion. Behind him stood a number of rebels. The carried large spears and axes pilfered from the bodies of the Dannark soldiers they had slewn moments …..

Chapter 61: Escape the Castle

Chapter 61: Escape the Castle

“How are we going to get out of here?” Emi’s Father asked. He looked at Beatrice like she was a leader, like she was anything but a scared girl who rode in on a giant magical monster and closed her eyes so she wouldn’t see …..