YP – B1: Finale – Chapter 46

Rebuilding (part 3)

One by one Evester watched as the children handed out their IDs and they were checked by the security system. Each child was passed through to the members of EverDanger who stood waiting for them on the other side of security. Once they were all through, they’d travel up the tunnel to the city together on the Train. The youngest went first, then the older kids who had practiced memorizing some details on their IDs then Heiphillia’s family. Heiphillia and Evester being the last two to cross through.

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YP – B1: Finale – Chapter 45

Rebuilding (part 2)

When Heia realized that Evester was missing, yelling was her first instinct. Her second instinct was to reprimand herself with how stupid she was, and her third was not to tell anyone. Unfortunately, there were others with her when she found out and they did not have the same inclination. Everyone soon knew and panic erupted through her family. Andre and Layla seemed justified in their distrust. Trace and Robee and the children seemed betrayed. Heia couldn’t believe she trusted him. 

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YP – B1: Finale – Chapter 44

Rebuilding (part 1)

Zeydar sat in front of the council sick with dread. He had not been this sick with agony and anxiety since he had come back from the destruction of Arcadia and they had interviewed him.  That had been his statement on murdering millions, this was on his birthright. Could they strip it from him? Was it possible that he’d become the only Class 1 ever to not become a Superior?

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YP – B1: Finale – Chapter 43

231 Days Until Catastrophe and The Uncertain End (part 2)

The first thing Evester did, as they all did when they got to his house, was showered. He needed to get the smell off of him, the grime, the unmentionables. The shower went into high powered the moment he stepped inside, as if he was hazardous. The pounding waters moved to wash him and then the shower moved to scrub his body clean and drench him. Then there were waters to fix his scent. For the first time in far too long, Evester smelt like a Circle. He smelt of the combination of citrons, flowers, spices, and herbs that made him smell the way that the system determined fit him best. He smelt like himself, or at least how he thought of himself, though it was a little different. Different in a way he could not place.

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YP – B1: Finale – Chapter 42

231 Days Until Catastrophe and The Uncertain End (part 1)

“What is it like to be a Superior?” Zeydar asked Tyler. 

“Why?” Tyler looked down Zeydar. Zeydar was but a small boy who was only just beginning his magic training. 

“I don’t think I want to be one.” The idea was scary, frightening, and full of too much responsibility.

“It’s your birthright. All Class 1s become Superiors.” A birthright.

“Can Class 2s become Superiors?”

“No.”

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YP – B1: Finale – Chapter 41

232 Days Until Absolution and The Uncertain End 

Evester looked up the drainage system. It was a complete vertical climb. Dropping their supplies down for the kids would be easy, but scaling it? Far from that. Phil jumped from foot to foot. Rayda stretched and Crass looked up the drain with Evester. Right now, no one would be watching. The guards were off and they’d disconnected the cameras for just long enough with a loop. Heiphillia and her family would be sleeping. He’d get in, get out, and get her in within three days. Chances were that they wouldn’t realize he was missing until the morning.

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YP – B1: Finale – Chapter 40

233 Days Until Retribution and The Uncertain End (part 2)

Heia sat in the same room as her family as Evester and the others prepared for Crass, Rayda, and Phil to sneak in to the CloudCity of Valaria. From what Heia knew, the following day was going to be when the three went up to the city for both the final details and to bring back the items needed for everyone to get to Valaria. While they planned Heia spoke with her family alone, in a way that they hadn’t in what felt like forever.

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YP – B1: Finale – Chapter 39

233 Days Until Retribution and The Uncertain End (part 1)

Heiphillia kept her blade up, swinging it, finally getting a hang of the technique that Evester had drilled into her. Now that they had Crass, Phil, and Rayda, the training could be broken up and Evester could focus on Heiphillia in a way that he’d not been able to before. With the individualized instruction her capabilities were blooming in a way that he could not control or match. She had an excellent foundation, brilliant form, and leached off the lessons like the others. The issue was, that she was not suited to be a fighter, or at least not in the way Evester was. Or perhaps she did not have as much experience as Kori, Kony, Trace, and Robee? That could explain what felt off about her movements, too perfect, not enough world experience built into them. Shawn, on the other hand, was the best of them all. He had the most experience and learning the skills Evester had, was easier than his military training. Or so Shawn said, Evester was not sure if it were true.

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YP – B1: Finale – Chapter 38

236 Days Until Relapse and The Uncertain End

Zeydar sat looking at himself in the mirror. He had recently cut his hair shorter than he’d had it before and with the trim he could see Tyler in his face, something he’d never particularly noticed before. However there were the sunken cheeks, the listless eyes, the pale complexion despite the sun he did get. He looked pasty, dead, and that didn’t bother him. As it was how he felt most days. 

Dead.

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YP – B1: Finale – Chapter 37

238 Days Until Deliverance and The Uncertain End (part 3)

Zeydar looked over his drugs calculating his time. He had enough time to go up into the dream world and come back down. He had enough time to erase the pressure on his mind and the pressure of the world on his body. He had enough time to ignore how much horror had happened in the last few hours.

The reports had come in at dawn, when the broadcast was first shown on the EverDanger steam. Evester Igialistal, dirty, ragged, older, tired, and ferocious, had declared himself alive after being missing for months. He had declared himself alive. Had declared that he had all of the Yasloughve Projects final predictions and then had recited the attacks. He had recited every major Aralax attack for the next three months. He had told the world that he was alive and there was a way to save it.

To save it. 

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