YP – B1: Finale – Chapter 34

239 Days Until Acceptance  and The Uncertain End

Heia looked to the only entrance into Valaria from the Infinity. There were many exits out that the Circles and Stars had access to, but only one pathway in. Heia had never known X’s to be able to immigrate into a CloudCity. She didn’t know it was possible, however the fact that there was a way in told her otherwise. Gave her hope, at least.

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YP – B1: Finale – Chapter 33

240 Days Until Frustration and The Uncertain End (Part 2)

Evester followed behind Kim specifically, as they entered into the establishment. They hadn’t been banned from the casino and blamed for the money loss. That blame had fallen on him and if he were caught inside… The way Evester’s pulse beat against his neck told him that this was exactly why EverDanger had picked this casino. They wanted him to be swarmed with the adrenaline of the mission. EverDanger knew the kind of high it gave him and this high?

He lived for it.

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YP – B1: Finale – Chapter 32

240 Days Until Frustration and The Uncertain End (Part 1)

Heia watched as Evester slept next to the others of EverDanger under the watchful eye of her siblings. He looked the most relaxed that she had seen him since meeting him, sleeping on the shoulder of the red-haired Kim. His bag was held loosely in his arms as they sat in the back of the bus. Every time he’d slept before it’d been holding his bag tightly in a corner, half awake, half coherent, half ready to kill if necessary. Right now he was snoring and snuggled up close to the rest of EverDanger. This was perhaps the deepest sleep he had gotten in months since he began running, and Heia couldn’t help but feel bad for him.

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YP – B1: Finale – Chapter 31

244 Days Until Lessons and The Uncertain End  

Evester directed Andre out of the fast track spiral and to the floor that Kim had specified. The group chat was a mess of plans, and false information, but of this, Evester was certain. Their messages were monitored thus the need for false information. Luckily their code had been established early on between them and no one had ever been able to break it. No one yet, he assumed. Still, even with a unbreakable code, they needed false information littered with the real. In that was the floor they needed to get off on for the supplies they required. Namely: clothes. Circle attire and battle clothes like he had, for Heia and who ever was stupid enough to follow him. Circle attire would be necessary to get them into Valaria, above even manners or their fake identification.

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YP – B1: Finale – Chapter 30

245 Days Until Misery and The Uncertain End  

They had traveled over the long stretch of land and past two Towers before arriving at the center of the world. The Cloudcity of Valaria sat in the sky supported by her Tower several times larger than what Heia had seen for the other Towers. It would take at least three days to travel around the base outside, it was so wide. The Tower itself was cast in grey letting light in without showing a thing inside. A Tower, she thought, The Tower. The center of the world. The place where X’s were said to be able to get better lives. Heia had always dreamed of living in a tower. 

She would finally enter one.

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YP – B1: Finale – Chapter 29

250 Days Until Tears and The Uncertain End 

They traveled slowly with the vehicles, looking through the ruined city for a filling station to charge the vehicles. Weapons out, everyone was tired and bruised, but ready for anything that would come their way. In truth, Evester still had no clue why Heiphilia was needed. The Triplets and Robee and Trace were picking up the skills faster than she was. She was good at learning escape methods and the EverDanger Morse Code, but that was it. She was about average with her weapon. She did not have stunning coordination, possibly because she didn’t trust him or Shawn. She wasn’t fast enough for Evester.

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YP – B1: Finale – Chapter 28

251 Days Until Surrender and The Uncertain End

Heia walked with her head high, feeling the wind on her skin. The caravan had stopped for the night and this was to be her second sunset outside. The first one she had missed as she had been out cold catching up on sleep. Her adrenaline had hit zero and her body had collapsed under the weight of the sleepless night. The LowerLands were like she remembered them to be, desolate with looming Towers in the distance taller than trees and taller than mountains that she saw. The Towers were massive, grey blobs in the distance, reaching into the heavens and from where she was she could only see one. One they were approaching and would be upon early the next morning. It was not their destination, so they would pass it. Their journey was to the CloudCity of Valaria and her accompanying tower. 

The center of the world.

The sky was fading in colors — blues, purples, reds — in a vibrant array. The few times that she had seen it in the past had been accompanied by terror. If there had been times before then, she was not sure. She was sure that the sunset she saw that day was particularly beautiful. It was built for her.

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YP – B1: Finale – Chapter 27

252 Days Until Destruction and The Uncertain End (part 4)

Zeydar walked through the streets of Valaria, the crowing jewel of humanity. Valaria: the most beautiful city in the world. Valaria: the city of architecture and brilliance. The buildings stood tall and glistening under the dome skyline. Parks littered the grounds in all directions, making the world green, fresh, and energy sustainable. The world sparkled and glistened as he had seen in picture and video, but seeing the city for the first time was something else entirely. The world was living, filled with people of all walks of life. She was bigger than Arcadia, and she held so much more importance. It was… perfection.

“We will be at the Academy and Star Campus. Call us if you need us.” Tyler spoke to Zeydar. Despite the other Magicians not wanting him to go off, Zeydar had been given freedom. Afterall, the other Magicians were not Superiors, Tyler was. “I will take your Staff.”

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YP – B1: Finale – Chapter 26

252 Days Until Destruction and The Uncertain End (part 3)

Heia stood watching from the car side, waiting for familiar shadows to appear on the horizon. Her siblings had yet to arrive with Shawn. Another fighter, another driver, another person who could help them survive and Heia wasn’t sure how she felt about it. Shawn traveling with them? What about his family? Did his family know he’d been discharaged? Temporarily, sure, but still it was a disgrace. Though, it was not as much as a disgrace as defecting. 

When she saw the figure of three on the horizon her heart paced. The three traveled to them, with Robee carrying what looked like the radio and camera they’d used to contact the military hours before. The radio was a large box like receiver that could be dialed in and connected to by an outside source. It was portable, but rather large, with a screen that could show the picture of the person you were talking to. Where as Circles had smaller devices, X’s were left with the thrown away trash of yester-year. 

Evester was off the bus and racing towards them leading the Triplets and Heia after him. 

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YP – B1: Finale – Chapter 25

252 Days Until Destruction and The Uncertain End (part 2)

Evester leapt through the carnage of bodies, human and Aralax alike. His eyes traveled to Kony, the only one who could possibly be a Star amongst them. If the boy was a Magician, they’d be able to decimate the Aralax. Only, the boy was not trained, as he remembered, and that alone kept Evester’s mouth shut. Evester ran on ahead after giving out his advice and words of wisdom. He pushed himself to cut down the Aralax in his path, in a way of assisting the soldiers who were shooting at them. 

He wondered if this sort of preparation would save the people of LakeLost. Almost nothing had changed, no one had been truly ready for the onslaught, but there were tens of soldiers, and hopefully enough more on their way. Was this worth getting exposed? Was this enough for Heiphillia?

Robee and Trace worked in a team as the Triplets worked together and Heiphillia raced next to Evester to work as his partner. He had intended for her to work with Robee and Trace, yet there she was next to him. Heiphillia pointed on ahead towards the path for them to escape.

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