Ender Curse part 1Xephos gasped and snapped his eyes open. He sat bolt upright and looked around, dazed and confused.“What in the...”Quickly, he got to his feet and looked around. He was in the middle of a wide open grassy plains area with nothing around for what seemed like miles. He turned full circle and spotted a forest to the north. It only looked to be half a mile away. He turned again, and far to the south, he could see a range of enormous mountains. He could also see a large lake with several rivers to the west, close to the forest.“Where am I...” muttered Xephos. This wasn't any world he had ever seen before. And he didn't remember coming to this world either. So how did he get here?And then he realized something that terrified him more than spawning in this strange new world with no memory of how he had gotten here.He was alone.Immediately, he became nervous and checked over his shoulder, expecting a skeleton or Creeper to come sneaking up on him while there was n
Ender Curse part 4Something was wrong.Lalna knew it as soon as he opened his eyes.He started to move, but a sudden uncomfortable feeling in his stomach stopped him. It then quickly changed from uncomfortable to painful, and almost immediately from painful to unbearable.He instinctively curled up on his side, gasping and struggling for breath. The pain seemed to originate from his side, right where the wound was.He groaned in agony, one hand clutching his side, the other digging into his mattress.Then something snapped. A chilling scream of pain escaped from him. By the time the first convulsions began a moment later, his vision went dark.XXX“Lalna did what?” exclaimed Xephos.“He teleported! I saw it with my own eyes!” exclaimed Honeydew. “One second he was right in front of me, and then I didn't even blink and he was gone. Didn't make a noise or leave a trail or anything.”“I have a hard time believing it,” said Sips with a shrug.
Ender Curse part 2It was about midday, and Lalna still hadn't woken up.Xephos was sitting next to his friend, who was sleeping feverishly. The bandages on Lalna's bare chest were already bloodstained, and his fever was much higher than it had been that morning.With a sigh, he leaned back against the wall before wincing and sitting forward again. The arrow wounds on his back and chest were hurting him again, especially when he tried to breathe deeply.Xephos looked across the room at Sjin, who was sitting against the opposite wall, writing in a book. He had also been injured while fighting the Creepers. He had rolled his ankle while running, and he had several nasty burns on his back and legs. Honeydew and Sips were the only ones who hadn't been seriously injured, so they were outside. They had torched up the place to prevent the mobs from spawning nearby, and now they were looking for resources.Because they didn't have any wool, they didn't have any beds. This brought Xephos' mind back to Lalna, who
Ender Curse part 5Lalna gasped and sat bolt upright in his bed. He looked around and saw that he was in his room alone. It was the middle of the day. He tried to sit up, and he panicked a bit when he couldn't move his left arm, but he looked over and saw that his shoulder was bandaged and his arm was in a sling. It didn't hurt much though. Then he noticed that his shoulders, chest, and back were covered in long, shallow cuts.He couldn't for the life of him remember what had happened or how he had gotten in this condition. The last thing he remembered was fighting with Xephos about something.Quickly and a bit spastically, Lalna rolled out of his bed and fell to his hands and knees, just barely catching himself with his right hand. He then slowly stood on shaky legs and looked around.His room was still the same, even though he could see that there was a hole in the wall by the door that had been repaired. He also noticed that the glass in one of the windows had been replaced.Stepping a bit closer, he
SymbioticNano had always had really good control of the Flux. Of course... until it started to get stronger. Then it got harder to control. Especially when she was experiencing strong emotions. Whenever she got angry or scared, the Flux would try and protect her. It would try and fix the problem to keep her safe.The Flux was an extension of her. As a result, it always responded to her emotions.She knew how it responded to fear and anger, but she didn't know how it would respond to other emotions.She had to find out the hard way how the Flux responded to happiness.She couldn't exactly remember what the occasion was, but it had ended with her and Lalna both being a bit drunk. Not bad enough to be hungover afterward or do something stupid like jump in the smeltery, but just enough for Nano's control of her Flux to slip a bit.She didn't remember what Lalna had said, but it had been really sweet and thoughtful. And because she was a bit drunk, she had kissed him. The kiss lasted for a good ten
Ghost part 13 (Final)Nothing but silence followed Trott's announcement. Silence and the wind, along with the occasional stifled sob from the heartbroken walrus.It took a moment for Lomadia and Ridge to process what Trott had just said. They looked at each other with worry and fear; Ridge had told Lomadia all about what happened with Void. He told her about it the first time he spoke with her after Xephos died.Slowly, Lomadia knelt down in front of the inconsolable engineer. She put a gentle hand on his shaking shoulder, and he looked up at her, despair written all over his face.“Trott,” she said gently, “can you tell us what happened?”“They're gone,” Trott choked out. “T-they're both gone...”“Start from the beginning,” whispered Lomadia. “Tell us everything that happened.”Trott gulped and took a deep breath to try and stop his shaking. He glanced past Lomadia's shoulder to see the beach and the ocean. It was a little past midnigh
Bullet Holes in Silk pt 3 Caboose walked down the dark and dreary alleyway quickly, his trenchcoat collar turned up so his face was somewhat in the shadows. He didn't notice a shadow quickly running behind him, slipping into hiding places frequently. He heard a noise behind him, and he turned. The sight of a slender figure, silhouetted from the lights from the street behind them."Who're you?" he called out, a sneer lacing both his face and his words. Who'd be so dumb to approach one of the AfterChat? Surely every person who even thought of becoming a criminal knew not to mess with the Ridgearounders.The figure didn't reply, instead, walking closer. Boose couldn't see the other's face, hidden by the shadows cast by the brim of the fedora they wore. He noticed the knife in the person's hands and he took a step back."You do know who you're talking to, right?" he asked distainfully, the confidence he had in abundance starting to fade slightly. The figure's head tilted up a degree, allowing light to fall o
Yogscast: Vengeance part 1What if he lied?That was the simple thought that started it all. He didn't know why that little idea bothered him so much. He knew that damn scientist was insane, but they had a treaty. Sure, it had been made at gunpoint, but it was still a treaty.Then why was he so nervous?Everything was okay. Nobody was fighting. He hadn't even seen the scientist in some time.But he was still nervous.He heard voices in his dreams.He lied... he's planning to kill you.Scientists are evil. They can't be trusted. He's going to kill you... and her.Don't you want to protect her? Remember what he did last time? She nearly died because of him.You made a promise that you would protect her. Isn't this the best way to protect her? By killing the threat?The voices whispered to him every night. Feeding his fear. Enhancing his nightmares.One night he couldn't sleep.He had to end this.As quietly as he could, he made sure she was still asleep. Then he left the house. Once outside, he used