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Ficlets 191-200191Ficlets 191-200 by Lunaraen
Hangovers weren’t new to Jesse, and she had a good suspicion of what was causing the pounding in both her heart and head.
The curtains, long and heavy, were drawn, and yet the shadows that encompassed her room continued to stab her between her eyes. She felt immobile, as if moving beneath the blankets was impossible.
The room itself wasn’t quite upright or stable, and trying to make it so merely succeeded in making it spin.
She turned to her companion, sitting beside the bed with a book. Lukas had his legs crossed, one of his feet bouncing.
“Did I drink too much?” Jesse’s mouth was drier than a bone, and it surprised her that the words made it out.
They had been having fun at the local bar, happy with another successful abandoned temple raid and monster slaughter. Given how little of the actual celebrating she could remember, it wasn’t hard to guess what that meant.
“That’s one way to put it.” Lukas placed the thin
Ficlets 181-190181Ficlets 181-190 by Lunaraen
Doors were barred and curtains closed as the chill of night brought a most frightening sight.
A Dullahan, panicked whispers hissed, was upon the roads, hunting yet again.
Sharp winds cut through trees, which trembled and swayed as the inky clouds overhead rumbled. The moon and stars were concealed, hidden away behind brewing storms, the only source of light being the lightning that struck fierce and fast.
No wolves dared howled, the creatures of the thick forest all silent as a figure cloaked in black raced past upon a stallion as dark as the grave.
He raised his whip, the bones cracking as he brought it down twice in quick succession. The pounding of hooves on cobble doubled in volume and speed, small bursts of fire coming from his steed as it snorted and neighed.
The way began to wind, oak trees thinning in favor of meadows and pastures.
Large, ornate iron gates swung open, the rider entering without so much as a pause.
He passed lush, luxurious gardens, filled with
Ficlets 171-180171Ficlets 171-180 by Lunaraen
Whines of what had to have been otherworldly creatures continued to slip beneath the door and into the ears of an exhausted Ellegaard.
An animal was dying- of that she was certain.
The engineer dragged herself out of the soft covers of her bed and across the wooden floor, the ticks of redstone machinery around her fading with every step.
By the time she had entered the chiseled quartz hallway where the sounds were the loudest she’d heard yet, the source was as clear as the moonlight pouring in through the windows.
Something was in their kitchen, the lamps within all turned on.
So, with little choice, a tired, hardly half-awake Ellegaard walked through the doorway, unsure of what to expect. Someone was making an awful lot of odd noises inside, but best case scenario was that it was Soren singing to himself again and the inventor would be allowed to walk out with a glass of water and no issues.
What she hadn’t been expecting was Magnus, sitting atop the coun
Ficlets 156-170156Ficlets 156-170 by Lunaraen
The accusation stayed suspended in the air like a rotting carcass for several moments.
Ivor was the one who broke the silence, acid dripping off of his words when he did.
"I'm not jealous!" He crossed his arms, leveling the other two a cold glower. His own friends accusing him of such was insulting, not to mention demeaning. “The idea alone is ridiculous. I’d simply like to complete a lesson before someone decides to drag Jesse elsewhere.”
“Ivor.” Gabriel, damn him and his insight, was having none of it. “How many things have you taught Jesse today? I don’t know if you realize this, but he has spent more than half of the day with you.”
And of course Magnus had to get into the act too.
“Dude, you’re hogging the man. Probably suffocating him too.” The griefer had an eyebrow raised as he leaned up against the wall. “Give him some room to breathe.”
Perhaps Ivor had been a bit possessive,