• The Twins

    A Plan For Survival The alarms were loud. It was how they were supposed to be, and yet, as I tried to work out what was going on, I couldn’t understand why they were loud. What was happening? Breathing deeply, I remembered where I was, which was all I managed to do before the stasis chamber was opened. My brother looked down at me, holding one hand out to help me. Taking it, eyes meeting with his for a moment, I let him do most of the work, the alarm even louder as it echoed through the metal hallways. Like I expected he was already prepared, our emergency bags beside…

  • A Plan for Survival?

    Sabotage? “We don’t know them.” I raised an eyebrow. “I don’t know you.” His eyes met with mine. “Lucien, I appreciate you helping me, because I don’t know if I’d have been able to get off the Paladin otherwise. This…” Gesturing, at a loss for words, I bit down on my bottom lip. “We know nothing about this world. Surviving isn’t going to be an easy task, and I believe more of us will make them simpler. Especially if we are somewhere dangerous.” Lucien glanced at Alex and Bonnie. “Trusting them might be a mistake.” “Anything could be, but they have skills we don’t. Skills we’re likely going to need.”…

  • Spellbound

    The bathroom seemed the best place to go. I could feel the spell wrapping around me, and I tried to breathe as it tightened around my rib cage. It wasn’t the easy thing I’d ever had to do. Whatever had been used made me want to curl up on the floor and sleep, but I knew that letting the spell get the better of me was going to be a mistake. Then my cousin would grab me the way he’d been threatening to since he realised what I could do, because he needed me for the next step in his plan to take over the world. Laughing at him when…

  • Travelling to Taithmarin

    All Einar could do was run. It was all any Alati Felis could do when they realised they’d made a mistake and hope they would live to see another day. There were many that didn’t. He had known some of them, meeting them during his travels only to find out they had made a fatal mistake from someone who had also met them. It didn’t help to think about them, to remember those who were lost when he might end up being one of them, but he couldn’t stop himself, and it almost seemed to help him run faster.

  • Rescuing the Dragons

    Erin was almost out of the window when a hand grabbed hold of her leg, and pulled her back into the room. All she had a chance to do was let go of the files in the hope she’d be able to retrieve them. Her feet had barely touched the ground when she was almost picked up by the owner of the hand. The only thing she really had a chance to notice about him, other than his gender, was the slave collar he wore around his neck, so she knew he was following orders. That didn’t stop her from trying to fight her way free, but he was a…

  • An Unexpected Journey

    The sound of the caravan moving woke me. He was still asleep next to me, his breathing even, and, as I slid out of the bed quietly, I honestly thought about using one of his many weapons to kill him. All I could do was hope I’d woken up in time to stop Juliet from taking me through one of the doors, because I never planned on leaving my entire life behind for a fling. Maybe he honestly believed he was in love with me, but I didn’t love him and I didn’t think I ever would, especially not if he’d done what I thought he had. It would have…

  • Returning

    As I stood on the doorstep, hoping I was only going to have to deal with one of the two brothers, I found myself wishing my life was simpler. When he answered the door I did my best not to show any of the emotions I was feeling. For far too long the two of us simply stared at each other. Fortunately Erik appeared behind Axel right when I was about to say the wrong thing. “Cassie?” He smiled at me. “I didn’t think we’d ever see you again.”

  • Travelling to Edge

    There was nothing. Moving was… I didn’t dare do anything more than breathe. I had my feet on the very edge of… something I wanted to call land, but couldn’t be certain was land, because I was mostly lost in the nothing below me. Doing anything wrong would lead to me falling into it, and that really wasn’t something I wanted to happen. At the same time I didn’t know how I was going to be able to stop it. Fear was definitely getting the better of me, and I never thought that would ever happen. Not after everything I’d already been through. Finding out how wrong I was wasn’t…

  • Waking An Empress

    The curtains opened. Carrie, yawning, rolled, and found someone was opening her curtains for her, which was definitely not normal. She had gone to bed alone, right? Doing her best not to make too much noise, even though it didn’t make sense that a burglar would be opening her curtains, she slid her hands down her body. Instead of wearing her favourite comfy pyjamas she was in some sort of night gown. Was it made of silk? It felt like it was made of silk. Something else making no sense. Before she was ready the person who’d been opening her curtains turned to look at her.