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21 Questions: Chapter Thirty

      I hold the phone up to my ear, exhaling as the dial tone sounds once. Twice. And is then replaced with the scuff of my intended target picking up and subsequently answering. ​ “Hello?” Sam Covington’s voice comes through on the other end. ​ “Good morning, Mr. Covington,” I begin, trying to reel my frustration in even though it’s precisely what’s driven me to make this call.   I decide—reluctantly—to speak with the head guy about it, hating that I feel like the kid running to the… Read More

21 Questions: Chapter Eighteen

      I register buzzing in the distance, diffused, like it’s blended into the background. I hear it again, more perceptible this time. And again after that, louder still. I rustle in my bed, my face scrunching up at the increasingly audible sequence of vibrations disrupting the silence.   My eyes crack open involuntarily, and a disgruntled groan tumbles out of me when the light singes them. I squint impulsively, shielding my face with one hand as my head whips around, in search of the source of the sound…. Read More

21 Questions: Chapter Thirty (Role Play Edition)

      You hold the phone up to your ear, exhaling as the dial tone sounds once. Twice. And is then replaced with the scuff of your intended target picking up and subsequently answering. ​ “Hello?” Sam Covington’s voice comes through on the other end. ​ “Good morning, Mr. Covington,” you begin, trying to reel your frustration in even though it’s precisely what’s driven you to make this call.   You decide—reluctantly—to speak with the head guy about it, hating that you feel like the kid running to the… Read More

21 Questions: Chapter Eighteen (Role Play Edition)

      You register buzzing in the distance, diffused, like it’s blended into the background. You hear it again, more perceptible this time. And again after that, louder still. You rustle in your bed, your face scrunching up at the increasingly audible sequence of vibrations disrupting the silence.   Your eyes crack open involuntarily, and a disgruntled groan tumbles out of you when the light singes them. You squint impulsively, shielding your face with one hand as your head whips around, in search of the source of the sound…. Read More

The Basilisk’s Creed: Interlude (Role Play Edition)

              You can’t move. You can’t speak. And you can barely breathe. Your chest feels like it’s on fire, burning with excruciating pain as impossibly frigid air struggles to make its way in and out of your lungs. Your lips tremble uncontrollably, prickled with pain and an encroaching numbness, your teeth chattering viciously. It’s cold. So cold. You’re surrounded by complete whiteness. Flurries swirl in your face, masses of snowflakes falling onto your static body, landing on your eyes, their frigidness seeping into your… Read More

The Basilisk’s Creed: Chapter Sixty-Nine (Role Play Edition)

        Bloodprints         Exactly four and a half minutes, two potential solutions, and countless grumbles and complaints—from both Reapers and merpeople—later, everyone has finally dispersed, leaving the previously active scene desolate. Aside from the sound of ocean waves and rippling water, it’s completely silent—a stark contrast from the tense atmosphere just moments ago. At least it was worth it. In spite of all the chaos and unrest, the merpeople had agreed to your suggestion; the clans who are more adaptable to life on land… Read More

The Basilisk’s Creed: Chapter Sixty-Eight (Role Play Edition)

        A Less Than Mer-ry Situation       You near the Southeast vicinity of Earth, quickly descending as you continue to phase towards your destination. You can already hear the commotion from miles away. A chorus of angry bickering and yelling echoes loudly across the dark water and into the equally dark night, and you can feel all the sound waves quickly oscillating through the misty, salty air. The sun has long set on this side of the planet, and a blanket of blue-black sky encompasses… Read More

The Basilisk’s Creed: Chapter Sixty-Seven (Role Play Edition)

        As Is     Definition As Is: (Idiom) (i) In the state that something is in at the present time. (ii) In the existing circumstances, without covenants or warranties.       Yes, that’s right. Xenfromine. That’s what it was called. It was the only thing that worked whenever you had those…those…episodes. You haven’t had one in a long time, and you thank your stars constantly that those horrible days are long gone, but if you don’t do something about your resurging anxiety and restlessness right… Read More

The Basilisk’s Creed: Chapter Sixty-Six (Role Play Edition)

        Xenfromine         You keep your eyes on the back of the pharmacist’s head, focusing on his salt and pepper hair to keep yourself from looking at his white lab coat as much as possible. You need to do everything you can to keep any unpleasant memories at bay while you’re in here. He disappears into one of the aisles momentarily and you continue to try to keep calm as you look around warily, finding yourself surrounded by several shelves of medicine and drugs… Read More

The Basilisk’s Creed: Chapter Sixty-Four (Role Play Edition)

        Pressing Issues         You sigh deeply, feeling weak and defeated. You’d been the last person—the very last, apparently—to find out about her marriage, and it obviously isn’t mere happenstance. Talk about hauling a huge bag of salt onto a dozen gunshot wounds. It clearly goes without saying, but you ask anyway. “I take it you know about her impending marriage?” “I do,” he admits, his words crushing you further. “Her mother was the one who broke the news to me during her visit… Read More