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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: Spies Abound (28)
« Reply #125 on: April 03, 2013, 09:46:19 AM »
That line made me laugh out loud!   ;D

I love your combination of humour & suspense.

I do try to mix in the humor with a serious update, and yet also to try to add a more somber note to a mostly funny update. Keeps the readers on their toes.  ;)

I see what you did there. ;)

At this point I am still stumped at how the werewolf clan is tied with everyone else, but I guess that will be clear at the end. Obviously Fenris doesn't like Brianna too much.

Oddly enough, I actually have more the werewolf plotline planned out than the ultimate alien storyline. No, Fenris doesn't like Brianna at all. (though I'm not sure if he's too fond of anyone, save perhaps Thor)

I'm not sure how they're tied in with everyone else either but I think we'll soon find out that Fenris is the key to answering ALL of our questions! Such is the way of Audren's genius!

Rest assured, the werewolves' relevance will become clear in time.

Fenris is so adorable. I love his little freckles.

My favourite line:

Because I have a weird sense of humour, and the incongruity appealed to me.

I like Brianna. Spies intrigue me. This is set up so well!

Fenris does have rather cool freckles, doesn't he? There sure is a lot of spies running around right now. Maybe there's some we don't even know about yet?

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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: Project Lazarus (29)
« Reply #126 on: April 03, 2013, 10:32:43 AM »
Project Lazarus



This mansion used to be the house of Count Turner and his family, more than a century ago. The mansion had long since been abandoned, ever since The Count's grandson bartered it away in an ill-considered trip to the Lucky Palms Casino. The mansion had recently been purchased for the astonishly low value of $561,819.62 by a mysterious businesswoman. Now, the mansion was the home of Project Lazarus.



The businesswoman spent quite a bit of time in Bridgeport, and therefore was only now returning to her investment. Her secretary had arranged a deal with a new partner to acquire the physical components which, while relatively simple, was essential to the success of Project Lazarus. Here in the mansion, the metaphysical department was hard at work. Hopefully.



Ronin: How is our progress, Brian?
Brian: Quite well, Ms. Ronin. I'm finishing our quota right now.
Ronin: And our supplies? How are our stocks holding up?
Brian: News is not quite as good there, I'm afraid. Heather and Leonardo are burning through our supplies as quickly as I order them.
Ronin: We do have enough materials for the potions, correct?
Brian: Well-



Ronin: Well, how much can we make?
Brian: 60.
Ronin: 60!? That's it?
Brian: I might be able to enlist the help of miners on Lunar Lakes to send us more supplies, but the cost of that would be-
Ronin: Do it.
Brian: Yes, ma'am.



Mary: You don't understand! We need your-
Mr. Hawke: No, we do understand what you need, Mrs. Myron. We simply are not willing to give it to you.
Ronin: What's going on here?



Mr. Hawke: Your associate has the audacity to request the rights to the Kalashi dig site. You are aware of its state as government property, are you not?
Ronin: Yes, but-
Mr. Hawke: There is no but. I would advice that you cease your requests, as our opinion will not change.



Mary: This is the very same boat that the first Immortals arrived to Union Cove in. If we could just examine the dig site, we might find clues to help us in our project!
Ronin: That dig site could mean the difference between the success of this project and its failure.
Mr. Hawke: The project that you have not lowered yourself to tell me about, that is?



Mr. Hawke: Do you see this?
Ronin: It's the city.
Mr. Hawke: Yes. The same city that I have to serve at all times. Now unless you can tell me that this project would serve the interests of the whole city?
Ronin: Well, no-
Mr. Hawke: Then we have nothing more to talk about. Good-bye.



Ronin: What on Earth is that?
Leonardo: It's a sculpture. You wanted me to distill the essence of art-
Ronin: I know what I told you. This, this isn't what I meant. What ever happened to good ol' stone sculptures? Those are what I meant.
Leonardo: I'll start a clay sculpture as soon as I finish this portrait.



Ronin: Portrait? Of what, a turtle?
Leonardo: It'll be better once it's finished.
Ronin: It won't be finished. I'll handle the portraits. You work on the sculptures.
Leonardo: Yes, ma'am.



Doryagus: Oh hello, Ms. Ronin. If I may have a minute of your time?
Ronin: What's the problem, Doryagus?
Doryagus: I was signed on as the botanical consultant for this project. Yet I have not worked a single day with plants. All I have done is fish.
Ronin: Fish eat plants, so you are still working in the botanical field, correct?
Doryagus: I suppose, but it's not what I signed up for.



Ronin: How about this? Tomorrow I'll send you out to Moonlight Falls. We need more mushrooms for the life-extending potions.
Doryagus: Thank you, Ms. Ronin, but I'm not sure I know where to find these mushrooms.
Ronin: Don't worry, I believe there's already a collector there. He'll help you, I'm sure.
Doryagus: Very well, I'll pack my bags.



Ronin: Plants? What on Earth is she up to now? *sigh*



Ronin: Heather!? What happened in here!
Heather: Just a misunderstanding between me and the chemicals, is all.
Ronin: A misunderstanding? You nearly blew yourself up!
Heather: ... I lost.



Ronin: No wonder Brian's ordering so many supplies. You keep blowing them up!
Heather: Well, there is a silver lining in this, believe it or not.
Ronin: And what is that?
Heather: I've managed to bring an ant back to life. If I had more chemicals, I believe I could-
Ronin: You will have those supplies, as long as you don't kill yourself doing it. This project isn't for you, after all. Now, I need to go to a meeting with a new client. Keep up the good work.



Despite the various setbacks they've experienced, she was pleased with the progress of Project Lazarus. If everything went as planned, and Gillian could provide her end of the bargain, then maybe, just maybe, Project Lazarus might work.



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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: Project Lazarus (29)
« Reply #127 on: April 03, 2013, 01:33:44 PM »
So dramatic! I love it! Is that house The Castle from Starlight Shores? I really liked how you had them talk to the Halls of History man. I totally believed it. Ronin is such a great leader.
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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: Project Lazarus (29)
« Reply #128 on: April 05, 2013, 08:10:30 AM »
So dramatic! I love it! Is that house The Castle from Starlight Shores? I really liked how you had them talk to the Halls of History man. I totally believed it. Ronin is such a great leader.

Yes, I believe that is The Castle. I liked the way the Halls of History man came out. I was worried it wouldn't be convinving. Glad I was wrong.  :D

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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: Project Lazarus (29)
« Reply #129 on: April 05, 2013, 08:35:03 AM »
Postponed April Fool's

This update was supposed to be an April Fool's type update. (Readers of Ben Oliver or The Bachelorette would know what I'm talking about here) Unfortunately, I never got the screenshots I wanted for it, so four days later, I've decided to put up another blooper reel. Enjoy my chronologically challenged update.  :D



Poor Brianna. Mixology really isn't your thing. Spying, on the other hand...



Even though Arthur is the one with the Coward trait, Thor is the one that seems to be most easily frightened. Pretty much everything in the Chateau scared the living daylights out of him. Foreshadowing, perhaps?



Thor doesn't look so mad about getting singed. I guess I haven't told him he's going to die yet.



And I'll admit at first, Thor wasn't going to die. He would've been extracted from the Chateau and healed in a hospital. It was only later that I was trying to figure out how I would introduce one of the most important plot points of the story, and I realized I needed somebody to die. Obviously, Thor was the most likely candidate.

Also, the idea of Gillian sitting on a stack of pancakes wearing a bikini was too hilarious not to share.



Don't worry, even if Thor had survived, Brianna would still have been up to her spy shenanigans.



Not a funny screenshot, but a beautiful one. DeLouche really did an outstanding job with designing Green Dolphin Island. I would highly recommend trying it out.



I'd swear Thor has both the Brave and Coward hidden trait, contradictory as it may be. He's always striking poses like this.



This isn't so much funny as creepy. Mary's face literally would not change as Ronin was talking to her. Believe it or not, they're in the middle of a shouting match right now. Wouldn't know it from Mary's face. I didn't think Frank's sister-in-law would be so creepy.



Ronin got an Opportunity call right in the middle of screenshotting. Heather took the opportunity (no pun intended) to float up and make her eyes bug out. She almost reminds me a moth attracted to the light.

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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: Postponed April Fool's (30)
« Reply #130 on: April 05, 2013, 03:52:20 PM »
Hurray for April Fools' jokes! Even late ones. I like how well the hospital turned out, spy nurse and everything. I need to get a hospital into one of my stories so that the hospital gown I got from the Store doesn't go to waste. Hmmmm *looks around at various story characters*
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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: Dreamwalking (31)
« Reply #131 on: April 12, 2013, 07:01:35 PM »
Dreamwalking



DeeDee returned to her woodland cottage disappointed with her spying. She had found nothing that would explain any of Subject 11's actions, save the mushrooms and other ingredients she found. The first part of the riddle made sense to her, though not much else.



But tonight was not the time to wonder about that. It was a long day, even more so for Fenris. She tucked him into the crib (making sure to lock the door on her way out. She was quickly learning that one could never be too careful with Fenris) and went into her own bedroom.



DeeDee had not quite realized just how tired she was. Not five minutes after lying down was she fast asleep. But if it was an uneventful night's sleep she was expected, she couldn't have been more wrong.



Standing resolute before DeeDee was a house. Not a mansion, by any means, but overall a decent place.



DeeDee blinked, and now before her sat two people. One was no older than a toddler, and the other no doubt her mother. Presumably these were the inhabitants of the house. Just like their house, they seemed like nice people. Nothing particularly interesting going on, though.



But suddenly things changed. Now all she could see was fire, and the charred remains of what must be the house. She frantically looked around, searching for the woman or the toddler, hoping that they had made it out of the inferno. She couldn't find them, but whether that meant they had escaped or...



At this point she woke up. At least she thought she woke up. She could not help but feel like something was strange in the room around her. Something surreal, something ethereal. She heard a voice come from her living room, and suddenly she was in the living room herself.



DeeDee: Thor! You're, you're alive!
Thor: Oh, I wish. I'm afraid I'm just as dead as I've always been.
DeeDee: Then, what are you doing here?
Thor: Dreamwalking. We dead folks can do that kind of stuff. You're still sleeping, actually. I just need to pass along a message.
DeeDee: Well, what message?
Thor: *pause* You know, I'm feeling a bit peckish. Do you have any sandwiches?



DeeDee: But you're a ghost. You can't eat food!
Thor: It's a dream, remember? I can do whatever I want. Anyway, once I passed on into the afterlife, I had these dreams. Similar to the ones you just had. Lots of fire and whatnot.
DeeDee: It was so intense. Like I was really there.
Thor: I had that same feeling. Apparently it's normal for someone who's just died to have dreams about their former life.
DeeDee: But you don't know any of those people, do you?
Thor: No, I don't. Which makes me think that this is related to our alien riddle. There's one line that keeps bothering me.



DeeDee: The secret fire? You think that's what it is?
Thor: Maybe. But why would The Riddlemaster want us to figure that out?
DeeDee: Maybe it would help if I told you what I've found on A.
Thor: Oh? Please do tell.
DeeDee: I found the house that A's living at in Moonlight Falls, and I couldn't help but smell these mushrooms coming from the yard. It's a very strong smell, you know. Anyway, I investigated the smell, and I found ingredients for a potion. One that I recognized.



DeeDee: Thor, he was making a Youth Again potion.
Thor: The ageless fire... you're sure that's what he was making.
DeeDee: Those mushrooms aren't used for any other type of potion. I'm positive.
Thor: You think A. had something to do with all this?
DeeDee: It fits! We knew he had a past with the aliens. Maybe The Riddlemaster wants us to know about it, too.



Thor: Then our next step is obvious. We have to solve this riddle. If A really is involved, then we need to get the whole story.
DeeDee: Well, if we find that woman in the house, we might be able to get some answers.
Thor: That's what I was thinking. I think you should poke around, see if you can find that house or any records on the woman.
DeeDee: What will you do?
Thor: I'll keep an eye out in the Afterlife. We have to hope they made it out of that house alive, but there's just no way to know for sure. I might be able to find one of them on my side of the Veil.



Thor: Whatever the secret fire actually is, I think we're getting closer to finding out.
DeeDee: Agreed.
Thor: Now, I have to head back. Can't stay in the mortal world for too long, or the higher-ups will get mad. When you wake up, you'll actually be awake.
DeeDee: Will you be visiting again?
Thor: With any luck. Now, have a good night.



And as quickly as he arrived, Thor was gone.



For the rest of the night, DeeDee slept peacefully. But when she woke up, she was driven to uncover the past of the secret fire.



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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: Dreamwalking (31)
« Reply #132 on: April 12, 2013, 07:46:19 PM »
Ooh. So mysterious. Why is A. making a young again potion? Who is the woman and her toddler? Why was Thor so hungry? So many questions, so little answers...
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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: Dreamwalking (31)
« Reply #133 on: April 12, 2013, 08:36:45 PM »
I just loved Dreamwalking! Except for the part where it makes it seem, even more than it already had, that my favorite show-runner is not to be trusted! Oh, A, what have you gotten yourself into?
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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: Dreamwalking (31)
« Reply #134 on: April 12, 2013, 09:19:42 PM »
Loved your screenshots in the Dream sequence!  Very surreal.

And I have to say, there's something about Thor that just appeals to me.  He's not the bravest, not the handsomest, not the smartest, but he's definitely likeable.
 
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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: Dreamwalking (31)
« Reply #135 on: April 14, 2013, 08:58:13 AM »
I love the update! The screenshots are awesome. Can't wait to find out more about the mysterious woman and child.

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« Reply #136 on: April 14, 2013, 10:53:26 PM »
Did you shoot the dreamwalking at full moon? It looks awesome!
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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: Dreamwalking (31)
« Reply #137 on: April 14, 2013, 10:56:13 PM »
I just read the entire story, and it is amazing! I'm so excited for the next update.

And excellent use of blacklight in the last chapter. It has a very cool neon, disturbing effect.
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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: Dreamwalking (31)
« Reply #138 on: May 11, 2013, 07:21:31 AM »
Ooh. So mysterious. Why is A. making a young again potion? Who is the woman and her toddler? Why was Thor so hungry? So many questions, so little answers...

At least two of those questions will be revealed in due time. I'll leave it up to you to figure out which ones.  ;)

I just loved Dreamwalking! Except for the part where it makes it seem, even more than it already had, that my favorite show-runner is not to be trusted! Oh, A, what have you gotten yourself into?

We'll have to see just how far down the rabbit hole A has dug himself in, won't we?

Loved your screenshots in the Dream sequence!  Very surreal.

And I have to say, there's something about Thor that just appeals to me.  He's not the bravest, not the handsomest, not the smartest, but he's definitely likeable.

Thor was very much supposed to be that unlikely hero. He's not all that different from Nameless in that regard.

I love the update! The screenshots are awesome. Can't wait to find out more about the mysterious woman and child.

I'm rather proud of the screenshots myself. I think that if I had altered Thor's skin tone, it would've looked like he was shining, to give even more of an ethereal quality to him. Alas that I didn't think about that until later.

Did you shoot the dreamwalking at full moon? It looks awesome!

No, as azokka said, I turned all of the lights in the house on to blacklight to get that look to it. Just to give a visual cue to the otherworldliness of the dream.

I just read the entire story, and it is amazing! I'm so excited for the next update.

And excellent use of blacklight in the last chapter. It has a very cool neon, disturbing effect.

You won't have to wait long for this update. In fact, it's coming up right now!  ;D

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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: The Spymaster (32)
« Reply #139 on: May 11, 2013, 07:59:16 AM »
The Spymaster



Brianna sat on the park bench rather pleased with herself. She had tipped off the werewolves to their clan's imminent "threat" and hopefully removed DeeDee from the picture. Now all that was left was to await the messenger.



She did not have to wait long. One of His thralls, hopeless to resist His overwhelming power, had arrived at the park, handing off the communicator to Brianna. At that moment, she was lifted from direct control, free to do whatever puny thralls do in their spare time. Brianna had business to attend to.



Voice: We see that you have alerted the werewolves to our agent. Excellent.
Brianna: That is not all that I have found, Elder One. She was investigating further into Subject 11.
Voice: Hmm. Beyond the parameters we have instructed her with?
Brianna: Not quite, but she is getting close to Subject Zero.



The Riddlemaster: That cannot be tolerated.
Brianna: Fortunately, with the werewolves at her throat, I don't think you have to worry about that, Elder One.
The Riddlemaster: Perhaps. However, this development has resulted in... a change of plans.
Brianna: In what way, Elder One?



The Riddlemaster: Your original assignment was to continue your predecessor's work of tracking Subject 11. However, we have changed your mission.
Brianna: What!? But we agreed that I would take up that assignment after DeeDee-
The Riddlemaster: Are you questioning our logic on this matter? Are you suggesting that you have better things to do than what we ask of you?
Brianna: Oh course not, Elder One.
The Riddlemaster: Then be silent.



The Riddlemaster: As long as the werewolves believe that you are in their employ, you must continue that illusion.
Brianna: So my assignment is to help them still? Aren't the werewolves trivial?
The Riddlemaster: In general, yes. But we have two purposes for your continuation of this mission.



The Riddlemaster: First, you must be present when the werewolves attack our agent. We need complete confirmation of her demise.
Brianna: Of course, Elder One. She will not leave Moonlight Falls alive.
The Riddlemaster: In addition, the werewolves are not quite as inconsequential as we have made them out to be. One in particular is important to our Oracles. One that you have encountered before.
Brianna: The baby? How is that thing important to them?
The Riddlemaster: It is not our purpose to question, but to serve. The Oracles require the baby to survive. Therefore, it will.
Brianna: Understood. I will return to Moonlight Falls immediately.



The Riddlemaster: This is one more matter.
Brianna: Yes, Elder One?
The Riddlemaster: Even if our agent cannot be successfully removed, Subject Zero must not be revealed. Do anything necessary to prevent her from discovering this. The Vault is at your disposal.
Brianna: As you command.
The Riddlemaster: This conversation is over.



Brianna was not particularly happy with her newest assignment, but what could she do? The will of the Elder Ones was absolute. Nothing she could do would change the will of the Oracles.



Therefore, Brianna left the park, en route to the nearest plane to Moonlight Falls. Her job in that town was not finished yet. And although she did not know this, neither was The Riddlemaster's.



The Riddlemaster: What do you mean, Subject 11 is gone!?

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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: The Spymaster (32)
« Reply #140 on: May 11, 2013, 10:10:49 AM »
Nooo! DeeDee! Don't kill her! So much intrigue!
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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: On the Trail (33)
« Reply #141 on: May 13, 2013, 08:52:08 PM »
On the Trail



The Riddlemaster: What do you mean, Subject 11 is gone!?
DeeDee: I've been following him for weeks, but he's just vanished!
The Riddlemaster: Find him! *disconnect*



DeeDee was stunned by this latest development. She had kept the closest eye on A. for as long as she had been working on this mission. Now he was gone, out of the blue. Where had he gone? That's what DeeDee had to find out.



The Goth mansion seemed to be the natural place to start. Even though A. was obviously not here anymore, he had lived here for the past month or two. With any luck, he may have left clues behind that could live DeeDee to him.



The main door was locked down tight, but DeeDee managed to lift up the garage door. The ancient lemon that the Goths owned was still there, which meant that A. hadn't taken a car. Either a taxi took him away, or he was still nearby. DeeDee wouldn't find out until she investigated the actual house.



The fireplace was left on, which by itself wasn't particularly noteworthy. Frida Goth had burned to death, after all. It's not like she has the safest approach to maintaining her fireplace. However, the fire was also purple. Only a pyromaniac could change the very colour of flame itself, and the only pyro that DeeDee knew was A. Unfortunately, a pyromaniac would also have been smart enough to put out the fire before he left, at the very least so that he wouldn't miss out on starting fires. He must have been in a hurry, DeeDee noted.



DeeDee took a moment to look at herself in the mirror. Oh, did she look exhausted! Spying on people was always a tiring job, let alone spying on somebody as eccentric as A. After this assignment, DeeDee needed a break. A long break.



After searching the rest of the house, DeeDee stumbled upon a small little office with a computer inside. Hoping that she might find something online concerning A's location, DeeDee decided to investigate.



The computer did nothing but further confirm that A. had lived here, but no longer did. A. had searched the web for something, that much was clear, but evidently he had enough time to hide his trail. All that DeeDee could determine was that he was heading out of town.



Frida: Looking for someone?
DeeDee: WHAT!?
Frida: Oh, sorry. Didn't mean to sneak up on you. Kind of hard, since I'm dead.
DeeDee: Just a little.
Frida: Please, sit down. Maybe I can help.



DeeDee: Well, I guess you already knew that you had a living person staying with you. Male, glasses, orange highlights?
Frida: Oh, that guy. Forgive me if I'm not exactly comfortable with a pyromaniac in my house.
DeeDee: Understandable, I suppose. Do you know where he went, though?
Frida: Not specifically. He didn't tell me or any of the other ghosts here about it. There was this one thing in his room, though.
DeeDee: What thing, exactly?
Frida: Follow me, I'll show you.



Frida: He brought that poster back with him one day. There's something written on there, but I can't read it without my glasses.
DeeDee: Well, why not just put the glasses back on?
Frida: I'm still dead, remember?
DeeDee: Oh. Right. Sorry.



DeeDee: Now, let's see what this says here. "The Edgy Llamas. Going on tour in Starlight Shores. The Castle"
DeeDee: I've heard about this Castle. Owned by some famous family from a century ago. Doesn't seem like a place a band would tour. This must be where A's gone off to! If I hurry, I might be able to catch-

*AHOOOOO!*



Frida: Oh, no! I'm not sticking around for this one! Good luck!



DeeDee: Oh, no...



Katherine: Find him! Find them both! Don't let them escape!



Katherine: I will have my son back!

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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: On the Trail (33)
« Reply #142 on: May 14, 2013, 02:08:12 AM »
Aaaah, so much is happening and I don't understand it!
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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: On the Trail (33)
« Reply #143 on: May 15, 2013, 09:42:10 AM »
I'm totally clueless too :P

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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: On the Trail (33)
« Reply #144 on: May 15, 2013, 10:25:11 PM »
Aaaah, so much is happening and I don't understand it!

I'm with you, Rosa! All I can say for sure is that I want more! Well, that and the fact that Katherine wants her son back. :-\ She's going to have a fight on her hands if she thinks she can take Fenris away from DeeDee - They belong together; DeeDee promised Thor she'd take care of him! Consider it a dying wish!

Oh Audren, what have you gotten A involved in this time? Didn't you learn anything from The Mole? These are dangerous forces you're toying with...
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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: On the Trail (33)
« Reply #145 on: May 18, 2013, 09:33:49 AM »
Aaaah, so much is happening and I don't understand it!

I'm totally clueless too :P

I hope I'm not making things too obtuse! There is some closure on the horizon, don't worry!



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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: Fusion of the Past (34)
« Reply #146 on: May 18, 2013, 09:55:25 AM »
Fusion of the Past



Everything was going as planned. Gillian was making fast work on gathering ingredients for ambrosia, and the scientists on Project Lazarus were equally vigilant, discounting that unfortunate incident with the Cow Plant. Ronin was confident that she could have a nice night out without being disturbed. Oh, how wrong she was.



Even while she was away from her core crowd in Bridgeport, Ronin still made an effort to practice her piano skills. Sure, she probably wouldn't get a huge crowd at the Fusion Lounge, but that wasn't her goal. All she wanted right now was practice.



Not that she wouldn't have minded having a few guests. The lounge was entirely empty save for one bartender, and he was half asleep. Oh well. Ronin figured it'd be just another training session, except that she'd have to go home at 1:00.



Ronin was somewhat disappointed by the lack of an actual piano in the lounge. She wouldn't complain about having a keyboard, but there was just something so majestic about the rich sounds of a grand piano that a keyboard simply couldn't replicate. Still, it wasn't like anybody was actually listening to her right now.



But there was.



All of this fog in the lounge wasn't helping matters, either. Ronin could barely see her own fingers, let alone anything beyond. There could've been a full scale parade watching her, and she wouldn't have seen it. Ronin took a quick moment to do some redecorating of the stage.



The lighting was perfect now. Why have plain old lamps when you could have neon magenta lamps? That wasn't getting into the fire on the stage, tying it all together.



A. had to chuckle at this. Even from here, his nose, trained by many years of exposure, could smell the fire on the stage. Great minds think alike, don't they?



He could pick out many of the songs Ronin was playing. Some of them were covers, of course, but a fair amount were written by her. Even after all these years, he could recognize nearly all of them.



But now was not the time to say anything about it. Things between A. and Ronin were still volatile, and the last thing A. wanted was to cause a scene. His plan was to quietly slip out and hope that Ronin didn't notice him.



The keys on the board were bristling with music. This was one of Ronin's favourites, and she would have loved to finish it. However, a far more pressing matter caught her attention, and her keyboard rang dead silent.



She had spotted him.



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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: Fusion of the Past (34)
« Reply #147 on: May 19, 2013, 10:53:47 AM »
No! Not a cliffhanger. :P I can't wait to see what happens next.

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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: Fusion of the Past (34)
« Reply #148 on: May 20, 2013, 05:31:42 PM »
Did you just get in the habit of not showing her face or what? I like it, it adds to her mystique.
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Re: Chronicles of the Secret Fire: Fusion of the Past (34)
« Reply #149 on: May 21, 2013, 05:22:10 PM »
No! Not a cliffhanger. :P I can't wait to see what happens next.

Well, your wish hbeen satisfied, for the next is upon us!

Did you just get in the habit of not showing her face or what? I like it, it adds to her mystique.

Well, her identity was secret for a while, so of course I didn't want to show her face, either. Even after I revealed Ronin's name, I haven't showed her face yet, for reasons that may or may not be clear later on. Funny you mention her face, though...


 

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