Chapter 10: Questions

Avery only visited Arkeh:na two times in the next two weeks. Something about being a “middle schooler” apparently made her life horrible. Traversing through “hallways” of judgmental “high-schoolers” who all “hated” her sounded awful. They couldn’t imagine someone hating her, and knowing she had to “learn about subjects she’d never use in life” made evenContinue reading “Chapter 10: Questions”

Chapter 9: A Wardrobe Change

The following week, Avery went to school like she hadn’t a secret to keep. She paid attention in class and greeted teachers who greeted her first. She acted perfectly normal, the average eighth grader. She wanted to cry the entire time. To fight through it, she managed to skip her last period. She’d pleaded withContinue reading “Chapter 9: A Wardrobe Change”

Chapter 8: Lesson in Language

For a reason they couldn’t quite work out, they awoke with Avery on their mind. She teased their dreams as a fairy, twirling through sky blue waterfalls and pansies, before taking their hand and bringing them into consciousness. When Cameron awoke, they patted their blankets, first for her, then for their Moeder. They found neitherContinue reading “Chapter 8: Lesson in Language”

Chapter 5: The Grandmoeders’ Call

Whatever mood Avery had created with Cameron and his friends died when the woman walked in. She looked like a mom, so nothing like her own mother: wide hips, shoulder-length hair, and a somewhat wrinkled face. She wore a poncho similar to Cameron’s, but around her waist like a skirt, and she wore more gemstonesContinue reading “Chapter 5: The Grandmoeders’ Call”

Chapter 4: Moeder Ellinor

Cameron tried their hardest not to cough in front of the girl. The chase had left them exhausted. To keep her from noticing and to stop her from crying, they’d given her one of their necklaces to wear. Parting from personal gemmes always stung, but they’d worked their wonderful magic yet again. She’d stop crying.Continue reading “Chapter 4: Moeder Ellinor”

Chapter 2: The Autrean

Cameron sat stunned in the Main Exit Tunnle. They should’ve never come here. They’d tried to read their fortune before they left, but their gemmes hadn’t warned them that they’d run into trouble, much less an Autrean. Said Autrean continued staring at them, shining that frightful light in their face. She’d finally placed it downContinue reading “Chapter 2: The Autrean”