Alkon & Anthousai 4

Chapter One

Alkon was at a bar having a drink with Hybris and Kallen when a man approached Alkon. Alkon assumed the man must be a noble. It was in the way he held himself and walked, even in the way he spoke. “Are you Alkon Birral?” He asked as though he already knew and Alkon liked the confidence. Even nobles sometimes spoke to him with apprehension “Yes I am, why?” Buck lowered his voice “may I speak with you in private? Your ship mates may be around but I don’t want the wrong ears here to know what we discuss”

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Arrow & Zaylee 5

Zaylee wore a huge smile as she cut up vegetables for the stew she planned on making when her husband came back with the meat. A horrible snow storm was coming that would keep them inside and make hunting much harder so they were trying to prepare meals they could store and reheat. He had gone after something big so they could make the stew as large as possible. Her five children still at home were happily playing in the living room, her four boys making their baby sister laugh. She had been starting to wonder if she could have a baby girl by the time little Nelly came along.

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Jubal & Delia 3

Chapter One

Delia’s head rested on his shoulder as he drove and he glanced in the review mirror at his cousin Finn who was staring at his iPad. He could sense his nervousness, his fear and worry. Delia’s family had invited them over for a week and Delia had insisted on taking Finn with them since he didn’t get out much. Jubal had had to reassure the boy time and time again that if anything went wrong, he would stop him, but Finn was still terrified. “How’s he doing?” Delia said softly.

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Abigail & Christian 3

Chapter One

Abigail helped her children pack their bags for a trip to grandma and grandpas house while her husband finished up his last job before their vacation. After they dropped the kids off they had a plane to catch for Cairo. Abigail wanted to spend their anniversary not only enjoying Egypt but she also wanted to see if Baron’s Palace was truly as haunted as they say. Since she could see spirits she could easily find out if it was all gossip or if everything she had read online was true.

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Halcyon & Fane

Chapter One

Fane gripped tightly to his covers as he tossed and turned, his muscles tense as the nightmare filled his head, the rememberance of pain, the taunting voice and the innocent, horror filled eyes. He screamed, his eyes snapping open, his heart nearly beating out of his chest. He moved onto his side, curling into a ball and crying. His stomach rolled, but he told himself he would not throw up this time. Even as the thought entered his head he was running to the bathroom of his little studio apartment, his stomach emptying itself as he leaned over the toilet bowl. He puked until there was nothing left and even then all he could do was dry heave and cry. He felt so weak, but he couldn’t help the feeling of shame he was always left with.

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Atalie and Abarron

~ Original Idea created by Breanna

Chapter One

My only belief is that danger is always present. I can’t sleep, afraid to close my eyes for fear that in the second I choose to find peace my worst nightmares will come to pass. Every noise or footstep was an instant nightmare and my heart beat in my chest at a level that I thought was surely heard. It was September 13th, 1939. Just last month I was playing with my siblings while my mother cooked us dinner and my Father was hard at work. Everything was right in the world. Now, I lie still as a brick, hidden beneath the staircase with only inches to move. I can barely breath but anything was better than nothing. It was more than what my family was lead to. I weep silently as the memories flash through my mind. I can still hear my mother screaming out my name as I was ripped from her arms.

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Solon & Judas

Chapter One

Judas was exhausted and walking out of his cousins house to head home when he saw one of his old friends, bruised, covered in glitter, obviously passed out and bleeding a little from her mouth. He rushed over and checked to see if she was breathing “thank god” he said to himself then checked her purse for a wallet. They had been friends but he didn’t know where she lived. “damn” there was no wallet to be found. He hoped nobody had stolen it. “Hey!” a guy called out from behind him. Judas said “I am going to call an ambulance for her”

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Aulay & Fillian

Chapter One

Fillian pulled his jacket tighter around him as he trekked up the snowy mountain, his eyes watching the path ahead of him. Once there had been a set of stone steps here, but now the path was worn and weathered. He had seen it in his dreams, the winding staircase that lead up to the old castle and there he was waiting. The voice had called him time and time again, had beckoned him to find this place. He didn’t understand why, but he knew this place and he didn’t remember much. His first memory was of waking up on the edge of the woods, his head aching, blood caked in his hair and drying on the side of his face. He remembered stumbling into the closest village, remembered passing out in the doorway of a bar and then waking again to a doctor examining him. There had been a gap in his memory, a painful loss of something important. It wasn’t until that voice had found him, sounding far away at first, that he had felt he was close to his past.

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Neek & Johana 2

Chapter One

Johana took pictures for Neek while he took notes and talked to people about the Shah-e-Cheragh. Since they really didn’t have anything tieing them down they spent very little time in their home. They planned to spend most their lives traveling around until they were ready for children and Johana had been the guide. Once they were done in one place she was finding somewhere else magnificent for him to study and tell his people about for their history books. They didn’t always take pictures but the Shah-e-Cheragh was so beautiful Neek had insisted his people needed pictures. It was the first thing he had seen on earth that he thought his people would actually make themselves.

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Liosa & Artair 3

Chapter One

The scream was enough to chill blood and it had Liosa and Artair jumping to their feet as a maid came running out of the castle and over to them. “Hurry, you have to hurry.” She said out of breath, a look of terror on her face.

“Calm down, what’s going on?” Artair asked.

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