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  • #108022
    Dakota
    @dakota

    @naiya-dyani Okay, here’s Megyn’s side. Do you want her to take care of him now or follow them to the Tower and take care of his leg there?


    @kayla-skywriter
    I wasn’t sure how to incorperate Pasha into it without slowing down the action, so I didn’t. I was overlooking him. I like him and Megyn will too, but I just could fit him in! 🙁


    @emberynus-the-dragonslayer
    @urwen-starial @kari-karast

    The stranger reached down his hands to help her. But as he helped her to her feet, she felt him tense.

    “Are you okay?” His voice whispered.

    His whispering sounds strange, she thought as she turned to thank him, Distorted, as though he’s not hearing what he is saying. But how-

    The youth glanced up and froze. His eyes widened, the whites of them shining out of shadow cast over his face by the dark mop of hair on his head. What startled him?

    She turned her head, just in time to spot a shadow-darkened figure race away down the adjoining street. Another thundered past in pursuit.

    Her heart began to race. Something wasn’t right about that. She took a step forward,

    A gunshot shattered in the haunted stillness. The boy beside her gasped.

    By instinct, she whirled in the direction of the sound and caught her breath.

    Several yards down the alley lay a boy, his face pinched with pain and his one leg lying out from his body at a strange angle. A man stood over him, while another was tying his arms behind his back.

    Two options she thought as she stood still a moment, her body poised to run. One, our agents are capturing a suspect or two, that someone is being kidnapped.

    Megyn’s eyes locked on boy. He’s injured, whether he’s a suspect or not. He’s a citizen of Outopía.

    Whirling and bending in the same motion, she lifted her backpack to her shoulder.

    Psalm 119:11
    Your word I have hidden in my heart,
    That I might not sin against You.

    #108023
    Naiya Dyani
    @naiya-dyani

      @Dakota That’s really good!

      Hm, they might not let her do it just then, but if she takes care of it while they’re doing whatever “prep stuff” they have to do at the tower?

      Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.

      #108024
      Dakota
      @dakota

      @naiya-dyani Sounds good! After you. 🙂

      Psalm 119:11
      Your word I have hidden in my heart,
      That I might not sin against You.

      #108072
      Emberynus The Dragonslayer
      @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

      @esmeralda-gramilton @urwen-starial @mayacat @dakota @naiya-dyani @kari-karast @kayla-skywriter

      Here’s the next part about Cade!! FINALLY!!

      —————–

      Cade looked around the nearly empty nest. Everybody had been moved out except the few that were too weak and sick. A heavy weight settled in his chest. If the  governmenta broke into this place. . . It seemed like war was so near. Like everything he had been fighting to keep for happening was about to happen. War meant death. Lots of it.
      He hated the thought. Leaning against the wall, he covered his face with his hands and tried to choke down the tears he had needed to cry for the past- he couldn’t remember how long. He couldn’t let them out now. Not yet. He bit his lip hard. He had to be strong for the rest of the sparrows. His shoulders sagged. He had to be strong- he had to. His
      legs gave out and he fell to his knees.
      His head spun with weakness forcing him to lean it on his knees. He didn’t even think of how many days it had been since he had eaten or slept. All he could think about was how hard war would be for all those children. They were already being forced from their homes. Now they would be in even more danger of their lives, always on the run.
      They would never know a place where they could feel safe and protected. The Nest had been created to be that place but now. . .
      “Beta 7.9!!” a hand grasped Cade’s shoulder.
      He jumped and raised his head, “Kirat?”

      Sold souls and dead promises

      #108073
      Dakota
      @dakota

      @emberynus-the-dragonslayer Cool!! 🙂

      Psalm 119:11
      Your word I have hidden in my heart,
      That I might not sin against You.

      #108075
      Urwen Starial
      @urwen-starial

        @emberynus-the-dragonslayer @dakota @naiya-dyani @kari-karast @mayacat @esmeralda-gramilton @kayla-skywriter

        Here’s Jin’s part.

        Jin hurried on his way back home. He had successfully conveyed his message to Beta 7.9. Well, sort of. He rubbed his bruised arm. Kenma! Why couldn’t that kid be more careful?

        Who was he kidding? Kenma was older than him, even if he acted like a five year old, and had the attention span of a two year old.

        He whistled, and a silver blur raced to his side. Era was right where he’d left her.

        He smiled and ran his hands through her fur.

        “Let’s go home, girl.”

        After a few brief interruptions, one including and boy and another dog, they arrived at home.

        Jin opened the door to find a mess.

        Okay, that was an exaggeration. A chair had lost it’s leg, the clay vase that he kept his limited earnings in, had fallen off the table and shattered. The contents lay all over the floor.

        It didn’t look like anything was stolen, but why did he have a bad feeling?

        A squeaking sound filled the air, and Jin turned to see Kirito, Rhioe’s pet chipmunk, staring at him, looking guilty.

        Kirito hardly went anywhere without Rhioe. . .

        “Where is she?” Jin asked, then realized he was talking to a chipmunk. He started laughing, but a knock on the door made him stop.

        ***

        This’d be after Kirat and Talia’s meeting.

        —-

        Kirat was breathing heavily. After running across almost half the city and reaching the Knot house, then trying to find Cade, he was having trouble breathing.

        He leaned on a wall for support, “Cade- gotta- talk to you.” He was panting so hard that he was having trouble talking. He sank to his knees next to Cade.

        “You gotta go.” He said when he’d caught his breath. “If they catch you. . . There are no Sparrows.”

        Cade shook his head, and Kirat realized how pale he was.

        “I can’t, they need me.”

        “Cade, you need rest and you need to take a break. You’re running yourself to the ground.” Kirat said.

        Again, Cade shook his head,

        “They need me, and their need is more important than my own.”

        “When was the last time you had a proper meal?” Kirat prompted, “The last time you slept?” he asked, studying the dark shadows under Cade’s eyes. “You’re killing yourself, Cade. With all due respect, Go. If you get caught. . .” He faltered. He took a deep breath and looked into Cade’s eyes. “Sir, if you’re gone, who can lead? Please listen to me, I may not know what’s good for the Sparrows, but this, you know you need.”

        “Tears sparkle like fallen stars, the world at our fingertips, We didn’t know, It wasn't happiness.

        #108076
        Esmeralda Gramilton
        @esmeralda-gramilton

          @emberynus-the-dragonslayer @urwen-starial

          Both of those parts went really well! Nice job!

          “No-one can judge your worth; They can only influence your judgement of your own worth.” ~Elysso

          #108080
          Dakota
          @dakota

          @urwen-starial Good job! 🙂

          Psalm 119:11
          Your word I have hidden in my heart,
          That I might not sin against You.

          #108085
          Kayla Skywriter
          @kayla-skywriter

          @mayacat Awesome job.


          @dakota
          It’s not a problem, Pasha doesn’t mind.

           

          Just so everyone knows I’m going to completely drop off the face of the earth ’till next week, but I’ll come back. I’m just going to a homeschool convention and won’t have a computer.

          My next two posts will be the first radio broadcast (which will cover the raid) and then another part with Tawny which will introduce Altan.

          How we chose to fight is just as important as what we fight for

          #108086
          Dakota
          @dakota

          @kayla-skywriter Okee dokee!

          Psalm 119:11
          Your word I have hidden in my heart,
          That I might not sin against You.

          #108097
          Naiya Dyani
          @naiya-dyani

            @dakota

            Kiet gritted his teeth, tears involuntarily squeezing out of his eyes. When was the last time anything had hurt this badly? His head buzzed, the voices around him turning into mere noise. He vaguely noticed a higher voice, a female one, pierce through the haze for a moment before it flowed back over him like a thick smog and the world disappeared.

            ____

            Gerik frowned. “I was just heading home until that guy happened. I figure Beta 7.9 will tell us what to do. If you need someplace to go, I guess you can come with me.”

            Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.

            #108098
            Naiya Dyani
            @naiya-dyani

              @urwen-starial Ok, do you want Jin to escape at some point or not? Because if you did, he and Kiet could help each other escape, but if not, we’ll work something else out.

              Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.

              #108101
              Emberynus The Dragonslayer
              @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

              @dakota @esmeralda-gramilton @urwen-starial @mayacat @kari-karast @naiya-dyani

              Thanks!

              Next Cade part:

              Cade looked away from Kirat. His eyes filled as he gazed around. “I-” he began, then found himself choked by the tears. He had never let his men see him cry before. But this was so hard. He wanted to be strong, to be a good leader, to do what was best for the sparrows. But what was best in this situation? Kirat’s reminders of his need for sleep and food hardly affected him at all. What was all that compared to the sufferings of these desolate people?

              But the thought of the sparrows falling apart. . . He couldn’t let them fall apart like that. Kirat was right in that respect.

              Cade blinked back the tears again before they escaped and looked Kirat in the eyes. “I don’t care about my own safety Kirat. . . but maybe you’re right. . . I just- how can I just leave you guys?” his voice broke off.

               

              Sold souls and dead promises

              #108109
              Dakota
              @dakota

              @naiya-dyani

              “Well. . .  don’t want to impose on you, Gerik.” Rob hesitated, thinking It is a long way back to the Vance House. And with the government boys crawling everywhere, I might end up betraying the sparrows by getting caught.

              He studied Gerik’s face a moment. He almost got bagged once already.

              “Probably better that we stay together. Two pairs of eyes and ears to keep a sharp look out.”

              He nodded Gerik forward. “Lead on.”

              _______________________________________

              Megyn stepped into the alley but froze mid-step as she remembered The boy! (Kedori)

              Turning a moment, she called softly to him, “I’ll be right back.”

              She hurried down the alley towards the men. As she approached, she heard one of them mutter “Take him to the tower.”

              “Excuse me, Sirs, for my interruption.” She stepped to the side of the one with the gun. “May I have permission to attend this young man’s wound before you take him into custody?”

              (Do you want to be the men who are capturing Kiet or should I?)

              Psalm 119:11
              Your word I have hidden in my heart,
              That I might not sin against You.

              #108141
              Naiya Dyani
              @naiya-dyani

                @Dakota You can feel free to! In case it wasn’t clear, by the way, Kiet’s either essentially or fully passed out, so you can at least start Megyn’s part with him without worrying about his character. Kedori will probably follow them, by the way.

                ___

                Gerik stepped outside. “This w–”

                His words were cut off by a sharp gunshot ringing out through the night. Slipping into the shadows, Gerik followed the sound a short way until his eyes landed on a tiny crowd in an alleyway.Two men with guns, a woman with a backpack, and–

                His eyes narrowed into slits. He knew that figure on the ground.

                So he is real, he thought darkly. He turned away. Good for him, then. I hope they take him to the tower. 

                 

                Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.

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