Chapter 24 – Restless Revelations

The banquet hall of the Akaboshi’s castle was far more bustling and busy than that of the Nakazono’s. Where that had one table set up for the lord and his guests to eat at, Lord Akaboshi had more of a feast hall going on, with the lord and his direct relatives–or at least the lord,Continue reading “Chapter 24 – Restless Revelations”

Chapter 23 – Demonic Developments

Michael didn’t know what to expect from getting arrested, mainly because they never thought they would ever get arrested.  It was an odd experience, being a lawbreaker, though they preferred to think they were handling their situation better than typical mortal lawbreakers. At the moment, they were sitting in the local jail, though not behindContinue reading “Chapter 23 – Demonic Developments”

Chapter 21- An Angel’s Weakness

“How long has it been since you’ve taken a bath?” Michael blinked, glancing at Noriko as the human laid flat on the futon she’d claimed as her bed. “What was that?”  “When did you last take a bath? Just wondering since, ever since we met, this gal hasn’t seen you take one.” “I don’t requireContinue reading “Chapter 21- An Angel’s Weakness”

Chapter 18 – The Great Thunder Dragon

The ride from Akino to Natsuno was…frustrating. Very frustrating. “We need better transportation,” Michael stated, ignoring the immediately offended looks Gauri and Sadja gave them. “Eh? Why?” Polina asked, apparently unbothered by the almost glacial pace they’d been taking through the provinces of Autumn and Summer. “We’ve been makin’ good time for cross-country travel.” “NoContinue reading “Chapter 18 – The Great Thunder Dragon”

Chapter 17 – The Immortal Capital

Explaining the entirety of the leviathan debacle–carefully edited so as not to imply that Misha the perfectly normal paladin was actually Michael the cardinal angel–took the better part of a morning and an afternoon to get through. Largely because Michael had to keep thinking of ways to explain why Misha Centola would know things thatContinue reading “Chapter 17 – The Immortal Capital”

Chapter 16 – Daring Discoveries

Michael was beginning to wonder if they were cursed. It was a strange thought, but not an unreasonable one, due to the constant rain that seemed to follow them through Nassato and into Akino, the northeastern province of Gorokiva. They did handle that cursed charm, so there may have been some type of hidden retaliatoryContinue reading “Chapter 16 – Daring Discoveries”

Chapter 15 – Suspicious Occurrences

Michael didn’t expect much from Nassato. It was a province on their way southward towards Gorokiva, and even that wasn’t a stop they especially wanted to make on their trip.  Yes, they were aware that the whole matter of their tour was to visit all of the Light Lands, but their underlying mission was toContinue reading “Chapter 15 – Suspicious Occurrences”

Chapter 14 – Southward Bound

The noise Michael made as they woke up was incomparable to any sound made by mortal throats. The closest way to describe it was somewhere between a phlegm-filled snort and a majestic orchestra suddenly having its instruments all break at once, though not necessarily at the crescendo of their performance. More like somewhere in theContinue reading “Chapter 14 – Southward Bound”

Chapter 13 – The Vlahos Family

Farms were a great deal larger than Michael had realized. Though perhaps it was simply a result of this particular farm being Sollamavan? Zemavan farms are definitely smaller than…hm. When’s the last time I’ve actually seen a Zemavan farm? There are those small ones, up in the hills, with the sheep and goats? Regardless, theContinue reading “Chapter 13 – The Vlahos Family”

Chapter 12 – A Paladin of Judgement

Paperwork was annoying, but Michael did take some satisfaction in placing their mark on the documents that would ensure a number of criminals would be brought to justice. Really, if one looked past the inherent monotony, it was almost enjoyable. The air of the dungeon was pleasant enough, it was brightly lit, and the quietContinue reading “Chapter 12 – A Paladin of Judgement”