“Everybody Fights” – Part 3

First time reading? Start at the beginning here. The fire alarm screwed with Val’s focus. The grating siren was so overpoweringly loud that it made it hard to pay attention to anything else. One of the security guards had set it off to evacuate everyone from the building, and Val wanted to murder him forContinue reading ““Everybody Fights” – Part 3″

“Everybody Fights” – Part 2

First time reading? Start at the beginning here. The worst part was not knowing what the hell was going on. Moreen had heard an almighty crash a few minutes ago. Everyone in the office had. It had shaken her desk, jostling the pens and pencils in their holder. Harris had taken one look at Moreen,Continue reading ““Everybody Fights” – Part 2″

“Everybody Fights” – Part 1

First time reading? Start at the beginning here. They would have died within minutes if Val hadn’t gone with them. The lobby was full of broken glass, the wrecked cars they’d abandoned, and people who were either cowering or scrambling to counterattack. It was a big open space, where those on the second floor couldContinue reading ““Everybody Fights” – Part 1″

“Parade of Fools” – Part 8

First time reading? Start at the beginning here. Dazed, Dave tried to figure out which way was up. After a moment, he realized he was lying on his back, and after another moment, he remembered how he’d gotten there. He was wet, and the feeling of damp hair and water on his face made himContinue reading ““Parade of Fools” – Part 8″

“Don’t Let David Puebla Die” – Part 7

Dave opened the stairwell door to find Joey Giordano, Madame Morphine, and another goon coming up the steps. The four of them stared at each other for a fraction of a second before all hell broke loose. The goon started shooting, and Dave yelled at the others to run. Chung and Attwater pulled Puebla backContinue reading ““Don’t Let David Puebla Die” – Part 7″

“Don’t Let David Puebla Die” – Part 6

Moreen walked down the hallway slowly. Ostensibly, she was taking her time so she could observe every detail of her surroundings. In reality, she wanted to spend as much time outside of their rooms as reasonably possible. Every second was a blissful reprieve. Moreen had barely been able to handle one roommate in college; nowContinue reading ““Don’t Let David Puebla Die” – Part 6″

“Dave and Val Watch Soap Operas” – Part 5

Moreen clenched shut her eyes as the Illusionist made a flash bomb. It was a handy trick, and one Moreen had told her beforehand to use the instant they entered the house if things turned hostile. Yuna’s powers were an ability to manipulate light. Most often, she bent it to create her illusions, but sheContinue reading ““Dave and Val Watch Soap Operas” – Part 5″

“Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Part 8

Dave barreled down the stairs. Lightblade’s footsteps pounded ahead of him, but the man himself was just out of view. Dave had to catch him soon, before he got outside and into a car and vanished like Death. There. He caught a glimpse of the man’s gaudy uniform on the next flight down. Dave pushedContinue reading ““Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Part 8″

“Tick, Tick, Boom!” – Part 8

The back of Dave’s skull felt like a cash register that had been smashed open with a crowbar. He put a hand to his head, groaning, and tried to get his bearings. His eyes were closed. Why were his eyes closed? Well, that was easy enough to fix. He opened them and saw a holeContinue reading ““Tick, Tick, Boom!” – Part 8″