YP – B2: UtGoaFN – Chapter 10 (Chapter 56)

227 Days Until Wishes And the Uncertain End (Part 1)

Evester sat at his desk looking at his computer that he had not turned on in months. His phone remained blank. His brother had yet to get back to him, and the plot to get out of Valaria quickly was fading daily. If they staid for too long…

“Staring at it won’t turn it on.” Endwin’s voice came from the doorway to his room, open because Evester was not used to closed doors. Not anymore. Not unless he was sleeping. When he was awake, he had to be prepared for the worst.

“I wasn’t planning to turn it on.” Evester turned from the computer, to face his brother.

“Then why sit there? Or were you were hoping to get information by getting into my phone?”

“Why did you come Endwin?” Evester cut to the chase, knowing full well that his brother did not know the full extent of what Evester could do. Electronics were not his strong suit and he would not crack into Endwin’s personal accounts.

“Graceon said Hester got in contact with May.” Endwin leaned against the door. This was their confirmation for their in. “We will get a time soon.”

“Have you met May?” It was now time to learn everything he could about everyone they’d be interacting with. Self preservation for he and Heia came first.

“She’s a Military Magician, I haven’t wanted to.”

“But we will be getting access.”

“Five day’s from now.”

“What? Why so long?” Five day’s was pushing the timeline. They still had to convince Zeydar. They had to escape. If they waited too long, they’d be here for…

“Star campus is closing.” Endwin stood up straight.

Closing? Evester had never heard of Star Campus closing. The way that Endwin said it told Evester that Endwin didn’t mean limiting more than it already was. “Why?”

“Final exams.” 

Final exams never closed Star Campus. It must have been a new implementation after Arcadia. It would put us off on our time, by a wide margin. Evester wasn’t sure that there was a way to bypass the rules. He wasn’t sure that there was a way to get away quickly enough to make the warning outside of their control. They could not be in Valaria twenty days from then.

“You knew him? You didn’t tell me that.” Endwin walked into the room, confronting Evester this time.

“Graceon told you?” Evester pushed away from his desk a bit more.

“He knew you Evester, not this persona.” Endwin wove his hand up and down directed at Evester.

“I didn’t realize I knew him until too late.”

“You aren’t afraid that he’ll rat you out?”

Honestly, Evester had thought about it. He figured that since the cops had not showed up within the last day that Zeydar had told no one. Still, he left his door open and bag packed ready to flee with only Heia. “No.”

“Confident.”

“I’m a super celebrity, you wouldn’t even understand.” Evester joked back. Endwin had rolled his eyes at his friends reaction to Evester’s name. Evester figured his brother was over the celebrity status that Evester held, irritated with it more like. “Once May gets us that pass tell me.”

“You have faith that it’ll happen fast?”

Evester had faith that Zeydar would put a word in for her and her friends. Evester wanted to believe that things would work out, for once. Even if the fact that the person he was hunting for was a Dreams addict. Even if that Dreams addict told him to stay away.

“Evester.” Europa called from down the hall. “Mother would like to talk to you.”

It was time. His mother would have finished her read through of the notes. Evester stood and met Endwin at the door. “Endwin can you get Heia?”

“You are bringing her to meet with mother as well?”

“Is that not a better decision?” Heia was a part of plan and she should be there with him, or at least that’s what Evester figured. He doubted she would want to be there. It didn’t matter, she needed to be.

And, in a way, he wanted her there.

Evester headed down the hall towards his mother’s office, knowing that more that two pairs of eyes watched him.

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YP – B2: UtGoaFN – Chapter 9 (Chapter 55)

228 Days Until Connection and the Uncertain End (Part 2)

Heia slammed open Evester’s door, expecting him to be passed out on his bed. She aimed for the sound to be disarming, deafening, loud enough to wake even the deepest of sleepers. Instead she found him sitting at his window still, phone in hand and a cocked brow towards her and the noise she had created.

“Way to make an entrance Heia.” Evester let his phone take his attention once more.

Perhaps he hadn’t taken as much of the drug as she thought. Or perhaps he was still Dreaming and to ruin his high would be horrible. She was not sure, so she tried to contain herself. “Did we get all the information or not?”

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YP – B2: UtGoaFN – Chapter 8 (Chapter 54)

228 Days Until Connection and the Uncertain End (Part 1)

Zeydar sat in his room looking over his hands. They were his hands, weakened in a way. He gaze was focused, and his blood was as clear as it could get. But his mind was driving him insane.

How had this happened?

Pounding lights and music. Colors that were changing as people partied late into the night. An After Party to what ever massive event had happened down town. He had went to the house party for one purpose only. Typically he didn’t sneak off Star Campus so far to find James, but he he had been determined to find his dealer and to get what he needed.

Zeydar had seen the madness of something between an orgy and dancing, between life and death, the combination of dreams and reality in the physical form. 

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YP – B2: UtGoaFN – Chapter 7 (Chapter 53)

229 Days Until Celebration and the Uncertain End (Part 6)

The After Party was particularly boring sober. Buzz gone, Evester was simply tired. He wanted to go home, and away from this nonsense. There was nothing keeping him here other than the will and motivation to find his target, and even that will was dwindling as he listened to the drabble of the upperclass conversations

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YP – B2: UtGoaFN – Chapter 6 (Chapter 52)

229 Days Until Celebration and the Uncertain End (Part 5)

The invitation for “Aether” was extended after a few minutes of talking back and forth. They had only planned to invite Aether, but EverDanger had been able to convince the hosts to invite Heia and her family through a bit of sweet talking and lies.

They moved in different groups. Some were headed to the after party in personal transport and others on the rails. Heia, her family, Evester, EverDanger, and the high classed Circles were in the house owner’s party bus heading back to the mansion that belonged to the Phyn family. The house was about the same of Evester’s massive mansion, with a yard that traveled over for what seemed like forever, leading them to a house in the center. They moved through the trees and the grass fields to the house. Cloud cities were monstrosities in the sky, but the fact that the high classed Circles had such large mansions bothered Heia. It was such a waste of space. So many families and homes could sit on the land. So many more people could live in the city.

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YP – B2: UtGoaFN – Chapter 5 (Chapter 51)

229 Days Until Celebration and the Uncertain End (Part 4)

The club popped and rocked in music and color. The DJ was some big name and Endwin was their in to the after party. It was not the main concert and party at the club that was of any importance, it was the after party. The after party was where the team would be able to get the most of their information. They were supposed to figure out what type of person Zeydar was, what magic he had, where he lived, what people knew about him. It was odd conversation if it weren’t for the fact that EverDanger had their cover stories to the minute details. They’d be able to slip it into conversation: “oh hey, I knew a Star once a boy named Zeydar.” Then they’d be able to find out what the drunk and high people knew. Then they’d find out what they knew about him, and then get their in to Star Campus.

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YP – B2: UtGoaFN – Chapter 4 (Chapter 50)

229 Days Until Celebration and the Uncertain End (Part 3)

The music pounded from Evester’s room, a room that Heia had assumed he hadn’t touched in years. It reverberated down the halls and shook the walls. Laughter filled in the spaces where the music did not fill, and the smell. It was sweet, liquid, inhibition suspending. Door open, Heia watched as Evester and his friends were preparing for the party. They’d gone over the plan, the four who would go: Robee, Trace, Shawn, and Heia. The triplets, Layla and Andre were to be left to watch the other kids. Endwin was going with, but Europa was staying. They had their ins and outs, plans of the structure of the club where they were going, as well as the house for the after party. Heia knew her part in the plan and this: this was not a party.

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YP – B2:UtGoaFN – Chapter 3 (Chapter 49)

229 Days Until Celebration and the Uncertain End (Part 2)

Evester walked through his house door, dropping his jacket on the rack before dragging himself through the halls. He wondered if running errands always been this tedious in the past, only to pause. Had he ever actually run errands before? With Adam? Maybe? All he could remember was hanging out with friends in his house or out and about doing nothing in particular.

The soft laughter of children and voices reverberated through the stark white walls telling Evester that people did in fact live there. He walked into the living room to see his friends teaching the others to play video games, or how to read books. There was no mother in sight, nor his siblings. 

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YP – B2: UtGoaFN – Chapter 2 (Chapter 48)

229 Days Until Celebration and the Uncertain End (Part 1)

Heia hated the Cloudcity, more so than she ever had. Perhaps it was just Valaria, Queen of the Cloudcities. Perhaps it was that all Circles and Stars were so entitled to their lives of luxury that the sweetness of it prickled her skin and disgusted her. Whatever it was, Heia hated the city. She hated how she could get anything on demand, or so said Evester. She hated how everyone moved about their ways as if there weren’t a war and a massive death toll rolling out on the Lowerlands. 

They had to get food for the mouths she had brought to Evester’s family. Mouths that were going to be easily fed without so much as a question. Food that Heia was picking out with Evester as he ordered it in bulk, speaking to the groceryman quickly and with numbers that Heia had never imagined would be related to her family before.

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YP – B2: UtGoaFN – Chapter 1 (Chapter 47)

After Existing

Rebuilding was what the government had pitched it as. Rebuilding and the control of the path from the CloudCity to the Tower. After the Catastrophe had knocked out a good portion of human civilization, mostly LowerLands and UnderCities, the government was taking his father’s life work so much more seriously.

Evester sat at his computer looking at the footage of the events of that day when his father knocked on his door.

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