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Mahjicke Chapter 11It looked as if a storm was about to break in the Undercity sky. Obese black clouds dragging themselves around each other, trying to engulf the glowing orb that worked as their sun. It all seemed to be spiraling around one building, Teikoku Tawā, the tallest building in the city.
James, Michael, and Grigori stood together underneath it. They all had talismans, charms, wands, and trinkets draped around their necks and shoved into their pockets, as if they were Indian brides or pack mules. James had the most, being able to actually use them for magic. The ones on Michael and Grigori were almost all protective spells, some absorbing magic, others shooting it back at the attacker.
They weren't ready, but they were as ready as they could be. Michael glanced at the other two, sober and terrified. He knew what was coming, certain death. There was sweat pooling behind his ears, in the dents that were in his head from the earpieces of his glasses. Neither one of them looked worried in the
Self Portrait 1:12:2012There is something growing in my stomach.
It has sharp teeth.
When I walk down the street and I see the people, all hand in hand, smiles on their faces, I can feel them.
The people do not have anything growing in their stomachs.
They do not feel the teeth.
I have heard of babies, have seen how the people dote on them.
This is not a baby, although it weighs me down like one.
I cannot understand the people, how the can love babies.
They are sticky and pink.
When I think these things what's in my stomach bites me.
The people say that you cannot be happy unless you are yourself.
I tried that. I was myself.
I did not like the way the people looked at me.
I did not like the feel of what's in my stomach biting me when I was myself.
I think I will stop being myself.
If I do, what's in my stomach may stop biting.
I was not myself.
The people did not understand what I said.
I did not like the way the people looked at me.
They laugh to one another but I cannot laugh with them.
What's in m stomach
Mahjicke Chapter 10All of the Undercities, all over the world were connected, through tunnels and underground caverns. Due to cave-ins, goblins, and immigration laws it was almost impossible to travel from one to the other at any time, though. Most sentient beings resorted to traveling to the normal, magic less, world and used the common transport before going down into other parts of the Undercity. This took more time and energy, but it was often times a lot easier than trying to bribe, threaten, or pass through immigration to go through the old connections.
Grigori had been raised in the Undercity of Germany to be the husband of his employers granddaughter. It had all been arranged and he would have been glad to marry the girl, it was as if it were his only purpose in life. He doted on her and spoiled her as much as he could, staying with her through thick and thin.
When his soon to be father-in-law died, an old and cancerous man, it became apparent that she did not love him, did not want him, even tho
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1. There's a bad drawing of the Mara.
Miranda: There. It looked like that!
2. Eugene looks down at the drawing, thinking.
Eugene: Hmm A Mara?
Miranda: A what?
3. Eugene checks into the room where Oisin sleeps.
Eugene: It's a form of bogeyman. They lie on someone's chest and gives them nightmares, feeding off of their fears.
4. Oisin tosses in his sleep.
Miranda: How do we get rid of it?
1. Eugene counts on his fingers.
Eugene: There are a few ways. If it's not too strong it can be frozen off. I've tried that before, it works pretty well.
2. Miranda goes into Oisin's room.
Miranda: Then we'll try that.
3. Eugene puts his hand through her shoulder.
Eugene: I just want you to know, this is really dangerous. If we freeze him too long he will die.
4. Miranda looks a bit worried.
Miranda: Well then, we just won't let freeze that long.
1. Terry stands in front of his cabin.
Terry: Hey, sis! What's so urgent that you had to get here so fast?
2. Miranda ste
Mahjicke Chapter 8The place was secure, that was certain, there was only a receptionist in the lobby, but she alone had control over who could enter. After that there was security roaming the halls and a few guarding the outside. Either the recent fights that had been happening in the city had made security more tight, or the emperor had just returned from some trip or other. James wasn't used to there being much security around for the last emperor, maybe this one was more paranoid.
It was very easy to find, being the tallest building in the city, towering over the rest, the blue orb of light coming from the tip of it's long spire. James circled it multiple times, walking slowly to avoid detection from the giants standing guard around it and to think up his best plan.
He couldn't find one, he'd have to just go for it as best he could. Play it by ear, so they say.
He headed towards the front, keeping his head down, but he had been noticed stalking the structure. One of the giants stopped him, putting on
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