10 – Daybreak

Bonnie pulled her coat on. She needed new clothes again. She gathered her weapons and strapped them on as best she could. She found her knife again. That was good, it would make things easier. She had remembered to bring a bag this time, and it made collecting the heads far easier. Most were alreadyContinue reading “10 – Daybreak”

Chapter 2 – Varc

“I, uh…I thought all of your, er, type wore red?” Bonnie Blackcoat was a nickname she had. Because of the coat. The black one, with a hood that covered skin darker than most in the snowfields. Not the warm bronze shade of the nomads, nor the deep brown of the southerners. An olive tone, someContinue reading “Chapter 2 – Varc”

[A Hunter’s Tale] Chapter 1 – The Underflesh

It was cold. It was very, very cold. Each gentle snowflake drifting down from the clouded sky carried with it some of that cold. Cold that clumped together, thick and frozen, all across the long dead ground. A blanket, smothering whatever life might have grown out from under it. Not the trees though. The treesContinue reading “[A Hunter’s Tale] Chapter 1 – The Underflesh”

Chapter 46 – Orindaco, the Independent City

Orindaco, the city by the sea. One of many cities by many seas, realistically, though no other could boast of being the sole independent city-state currently existing in the Light Lands. Nor could any of those other, clearly lesser seaside cities say they were home to the Water Temple of Mesic; only Orindaco held thatContinue reading “Chapter 46 – Orindaco, the Independent City”

Chapter 45 – Patience Gets Us Nowhere

Michael wasn’t quite sure what to do now. The day was far from done, and yet, it felt like it should be. The tournament, the talk with Naomi, the encounter with Redridge…again, they couldn’t help but curse the linearity of time and just how meandering mortal life could be. It was no wonder mortals cameContinue reading “Chapter 45 – Patience Gets Us Nowhere”

Chapter 44 – Unyielding Rage

On the fields of the Mighty Melee, a grand battle was about to take place. “YOU SEE IT HERE, FOLKS! THE CHAMP OF THE JOUST GOING UP AGAINST A RETURNING RIVAL! IT’S THE NUMBER ONE HIMSELF, MORTHRU, GOING UP AGAINST NUMBER SIXTY-FIVE, YVONNE KALONJI!” The crowd cheered, much of their attention focused on the clearContinue reading “Chapter 44 – Unyielding Rage”

Chapter 43 – The Mighty Melee

Waking up with an elf drooling on their chest was an interesting experience for Michael. Not least because the elf in question was still wearing absolutely nothing as she snuggled up to them under the blankets.  In some ways, they had gotten used to Anaya. In others, they were fairly certain they were going toContinue reading “Chapter 43 – The Mighty Melee”

Chapter 42 – Returning Heroes

“Well hi,” Adrien Dro, chosen hero of the Light Lands and student of the traitor Julius Goldforge, greeted, acting perfectly normal as though Michael wasn’t–Wait, no, still disguised. He wouldn’t know. Right. Right, right, and even then I didn’t actually meet this brat–No, calm, no disparaging, act natural. “Right, I gotta ask. Mask, why’d youContinue reading “Chapter 42 – Returning Heroes”

Chapter 41 – A Date at the Festival

Michael was annoyed. They were not pouting, no matter what anyone said, but they were annoyed. Extremely annoyed. And for valid reasons. “Hey it’s okay, you gave it your best.” Anaya gave them a pat on the back in some attempt at consoling. In reply, the angel simply tightened the fold of their arms andContinue reading “Chapter 41 – A Date at the Festival”

Chapter 40 – A Knight’s Lament

“Misha Redwing…gods below, that’s soooooo cute~!” Seeker giggled cheerfully as she studied the sign-up sheet, a wide smile splitting her cheeks as she lounged in her own special observation room. Fitting for the most VIP of VIPs that could possibly grace the gilded shithole of a kingdom her beloved nemesis seemed to be insisting onContinue reading “Chapter 40 – A Knight’s Lament”