Chapter 33 – Returning Favors

The Three Shades monastery was, as Noriko explained, the home of the Sanying Clan, a people originally coming from the mountains of Liorzula, down in the southern continent known as the Sun Lands. There was some deep history there regarding persecution, dark magic, and the charity of the Gororans to the clan, but Michael wasContinue reading “Chapter 33 – Returning Favors”

Chapter 32 – Tempting Fate

They wound up staying for another blasted week in Gorokiva. Things started just fine as they arrived at Shiomi. Sure, there was a surprisingly celebratory mood for a city that had just been ravaged by an invasion, but they did suppose it was only natural for mortals to be happy about their victories. The capitalContinue reading “Chapter 32 – Tempting Fate”

Chapter 22 – Pursuit in the City of Water

Vivian was avoiding them.  Michael was willing to admit that they were not a perfect angel, and therefore they could miss things, but they were positive the paladin of light was avoiding them. Even now, back at Kyora–or, more accurately, the town’s outskirts–Vivian remained by the carriage, aiding Polina in unhitching the unicorns from saidContinue reading “Chapter 22 – Pursuit in the City of Water”

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 20 – Meeting in the City of Fire

Michael wasn’t sure what to make of their current situation. Mostly because their current situation was bizarre, but also delicious. “Katsu, don’t let them sit that long, the meat will char.” “Charred meat’s fine.” “It’s dry is what it is. You lose all the flavor if you let it cook too long!” “Mm…tastes fine toContinue reading “Chapter 20 – Meeting in the City of Fire”

Chapter 19 – The Explosion

Rokuhara brought them relatively far from the town, though the trip didn’t take too long. Both of them could fly, and without anyone around, Michael was perfectly fine with allowing their wings free for this excursion. It was pleasant. Letting their wings spread from their back, feeling the wind on them. It had been tooContinue reading “Chapter 19 – The Explosion”

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”