YP – B4:Entr’acte – CHAPTER 4 (CHAPTER 151)

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148 Days Until Terror And the Uncertain End

Heia sat with Evester, listening to the monitor. They were waiting to hear any sudden change — something bad that they’d have to stop– and hearing nothing. There was the soft thump of Evester’s recorded heart beat, it was loud enough for Zeydar to hear it in his agony, but not loud enough to drive anyone else nuts listening. For Heia it was a strong metronome clicking its time away for them all.

Plans were being made as Zeydar’s process continued. Like the heart beat, time moved on and they too had to keep going. Lynx, Onyx, Trace, and Robee announced their plan to go with Heia, while Rayda, Crass, and Uly would remain behind. They had to bolster Heia’s numbers for what she was planning in convincing the X’s to join the Circles and Stars. They also wanted to share what they learned from fighting, all while making sure that they were overwhelmed by the politics, they knew she’d face. Kori said she too, was going with Heia.

“I’m going with Zeydar.” Kony announced, snapping Heia’s attention back to the meeting.

“You are?” Kori asked him. There was devastation in her voice, as if she could not believe that her brother would make such choice. She was probably one of the few people who thought it. Kony was a Star, he had to learn magic. Heia had seen the way Kony had fallen for magic so thoroughly, and how much he ached to learn more. Kony’s choice was no surprise to her, at least.

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YP – B4:Entr’acte – CHAPTER 3 (CHAPTER 150)

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149 Days Until Bravery And the Uncertain End

Zeydar was put in a tent surrounded by blankets and supervision. They had found an IV drip in the facility, and with the combined help of those who had gotten their certifications, Evester felt more confident in it all. His friends had gone to school for things not like this, all for the sake of their futures — and in a way EverDanger, as it supported them — but they’d never done something like this. There would be absolutely no Dreams for Zeydar from this point on and Evester was perhaps more nervous than Zeydar who was sitting patient on his new cot bed.

“We are going to be with you.” Evester told him when Rayda walked out the tent and the two were alone. The reassurance was more for Evester than it was for Zeydar.

“Bad move.” Zeydar shook his head. Evester took out the speakers and placed them on the floor. They were wireless, and if everything worked properly, would work from a far. “What is that for?”

“I recorded my heart beat for you.” Evester stated even though he knew it was one of the most corny things he could say. He felt embarrassed for all about two seconds before continuing to set them up. He knew how Zeydar had used his heart beat as a life line for days. If nothing else, the sound might ground him when the Dreams remnants overtook him, causing him to crave them more than reality.

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The Invisible Life of Addie La’Rue Review

The Invisible Life of Addie La’Rue Review

Alright! Here you go! My 4th favorite book that I read in 2020. I was going to put this out in the beginning of the month, so here we go. I LOVED this book. So much. I had two book clubs about this book. It was so much fun. I hope anyone who has been on the fence for reading it, goes ahead and does so. It is worth it, IMO.

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YP – B4:Entr’acte – CHAPTER 1 (CHAPTER 148)

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After Enduring

Zeydar awoke to the sound of screams, the magic against his skin scraping him like blades. Fear, warning, pain: his magic screamed. Wake up, was what it was telling him. Slipping from his bed, Zeydar moved across his room towards the window and balcony, throwing it open. He expected to be met by the city lights that would calm what ever panic had overtaken him. Instead, Arcadia was burning.

The gardens and parks were up in flames, like pillars of lights in the surrounding areas beyond the limits of Campus, but close enough to feel the heat. Sirens were screaming in the air. The tall sky scrapers were all dark or glitching out in flickering light and broken glass. He could hear the faint chants of people, chants that were moving closer to Star campus, along with the sounds of explosions. All around him a ripple raced along the air, damage to the barrier. And then he felt it break, a snap that made magic breath in anguish. There was yelling, spells flying, sirens, and so many alarms, all at once. His once silent living tower was thrown into the torrent of sound and light. 

In the musk of the smoke and flame above, Zeydar could see the shadows of figures inhumane, casting their image to the dome overhead. Inhumane screams, the sounds of guns. More guns and magic, getting closer. Screams. Chanting. The campus was on fire and buildings were falling.

“Zeydar.” Tyler called from the door. 

“Tyler what is happening —“ Turning to the door, Zeydar saw the one man who had always held his confidence, bleeding profusely. Tyler’s side was majorly wounded despite the pressure he tried to give it by holding the wound. Zeydar’s gut told him that if Tyler moved the hand, he’d die on the spot. Without finishing his question, Zeydar raced over to him as Tyler stumbled into the room. “What happened to you? Why is Arcadia on fire?”

“Monsters. The Project said the monsters would come and they came. They came in the riots. Everyone is in danger. The riots haven’t encountered the monsters, but they are here. You are in danger.”

“Why?” His tower was secure was it not? Even without the magic barrier? The alarms weren’t going off. But how had Tyler gotten injured?

His mind snapped to focus on the injuries that were making his floor a sea of red: healing. 

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Whimsy and Mayhem Reading Challenge 2021 Prompts: Spades

Whimsy and Mayhem Reading Challenge 2021 Prompts: Spades

For a full list of what this is about go here. And then for the rules and regulations go here. If you have any questions let me know! This is the complete list for the new year prompt list! If you are wondering where in the world I got these words. Essentially they are all key words associated with the symbolism of spades. Some of them are a stretch but it all works.

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