Demons of the Past: Revelation, Chapter 10

Well, Varan had met up again with his old friend Taelin finally... -----       Chapter 10. Varan: "…and then you came up behind Canta as he was trying to get in and did a crystal-perfect imitation of a windwailer!" Taelin laughed again as he remembered. "He almost jumped out of his snowsuit!" I chuckled. "Oh, yeah, it seemed real funny to you. If you remember the rest of it, once he came back DOWN from the roof he almost killed me." Taelin poured another glass of Oron jucilla, a sort of creamy fermented juice [ Continue reading... ]

Demons of the Past: Revelation, Chapter 9

Captain Varan is having a tough workday... -----   Chapter 9. Varan: I refuse to let this beat me. "No, Z..Zakhla. I'm okay. Just… don't move too quick, okay?" I saw my old friend in a haze of sinister double vision; a part of me, the part that was focused on the job of finishing the readjustment of the combat simulation contact generator, recognized the old tilt of the head, the lopsided way Zakh held his second manipulator pair whenever he was worried, the way the light played on the lenses of his eyes. I could see how worried and [ Continue reading... ]

Demons of the Past: Revelation, Chapter 8

Taelin Mel'Tasne had been sent out on a mission...   -----     Chapter 8. Taelin: "Frankel! Good of you to meet me here." Taelin glanced around, verifying that no one else had come with the Station Monitor. His scanners blinked a silver confirmation directly to his retina, showing that all security monitors were also switched off. "I could hardly do anything else," the Monitor said with a small smile, "given who sent you." He also glanced around, but his was the look of a security man uncomfortable with having to be [ Continue reading... ]

Demons of the Past: REVELATION, Chapter 6

With this chapter, we pass the previous teaser chapters posted years back and enter brand-new territory... and meet a new protagonist! -----   Chapter 6. Taelin: "I can't believe they're calling me in today. What could possibly so sinking important, as Sash used to say?" Even as he recognized that he was sounding too petulant for a member of the Five Families, Taelin was fumbling with his cross-sash. "I have no idea, Taelin," his wife Treyuusei said, pulling his golden hair back into the currently-favored double-tail style and [ Continue reading... ]