Destructive Thoughts

Debris ricocheted across the terrain, tearing through abandoned buildings or blasting upwards into the atmosphere, followed by clouds of choking ash. The city had been derelict for decades, a vast, ancient expanse that had once been a Temthan paradise, only to be consumed by dust storms and floods. Arkadin had originally planned to have this … Read more Destructive Thoughts

Bench-Cooked Meal

Teekay eyed the strange layout in front of him, unsure what to make of it. He had received a message telling him to go to the “obviously out of place bench” at the Picnic Park located in lower Palaestra. Being the winter months, the park was mostly empty, its main occupants being Ksithans walking their … Read more Bench-Cooked Meal

Tiny Tiny Changes

Arkadin kept his eyes closed as he stood on the pedestal, being inspected up and down by Kinisis, the All-Maker. Apart from a couple of hellos, neither of them had said much. Kinisis saw what Arkadin was going through, stood him on the pedestal then began to wander around, trying to work out what the … Read more Tiny Tiny Changes

Faded Form

Kairos shook off the ash and snow from his back as he landed on the platform that led into his crystal palace, one of the many shimmering abodes Kairos had scattered across the universe. He had been dealing with a weird time anomaly on top of a mountain that had a tired, bored Thraki sitting … Read more Faded Form

Filling and Digging

Arkadin sighed as he continued to dig, shoveling earth down a deep, dark hole. All around him were abandoned buildings, all shaken up by a recent earthquake Arkadin had accidentally caused. The hole he was trying to fill had been a church dedicated to the Thantophor himself, but most of the structure had collapsed into … Read more Filling and Digging

A Night of Brief Rest

Tenuk yawned as he threw himself into the tattered recliner, desperately gripping the mug of strong mead he had grabbed from goodness knows where. Someone gave it to him and Tenuk was finally going to sit down and drink it, after about twenty minutes of being distracted from his break by people needing things. Thankfully, … Read more A Night of Brief Rest

Runaway Skyareth

“I’m impressed. You got pretty far before anyone tracked you down.” Elkay stopped what he was doing and stared at the green Ksithan blocking his only exit out of the room. He had been hauling bags of laundry around, shoving dirty fabric into a couple of industrial washing machines, then filling a single industrial tumble … Read more Runaway Skyareth

Fatherly Call

The district of Hertany, a Rethan-owned territory on the neutral world of Portalia, had once been a bustling agricultural area, taking advantage of the planet’s lush, varied climate in order to grow crops that would be ill-suited on other worlds. These lands boasted a fairly large population of Rethavok who worked closely with the nearby … Read more Fatherly Call

New Form

Really, Teekay should have gotten some help with this situation sooner. It had all started a couple of days ago when Teekay realized that he had been sleeping not with his normal partner but with a large sack of goo. Not only had said sack of goo ruined a large part of their bed but … Read more New Form

End of the Year

“Thank goodness this year is nearly over…” Elkay sighed as he watched the sun set in the distance. By his side was his partner Teekay, rubbing his eyes from just how bright everything was. While Teekay had absolutely loved living on Portalia, enjoying the life he had missed out on in his youth, the bright … Read more End of the Year

A Drink At The Office

“You feel it too, do you not?” Out of all the ways Retvik had expected to see his brother Rethais, the way he was currently slumped at his desk, head in his hands, was not one of them. “The change? The draining of intelligence? The drought of debate? The lack of argument? How everyvok seems … Read more A Drink At The Office

Silent Trip to the City

The flight from Portalia City to Thre-Sypria had been surprisingly quiet, even by Rethan standards. Normally there would always be a little bit of chatter, some nervous looks, perhaps even the occasional late person running between flights, but this trip had been perfectly… normal. And very, very quiet. Maybe it was because there were only … Read more Silent Trip to the City

Post-Holiday Chat

“Good morning, Arkadin, was your trip pleasant?” Elkay was rather obviously hung over. He was wearing a scarf over his head, covering his eyes slightly, and leaning awkwardly against the door frame to his apartment. “Sorta. It’s hard to explain. Is everyone still here?” “No. Tenuk went off to see his siblings for a family … Read more Post-Holiday Chat

Leaving Early

Arkadin had planned to sneak out while everyone else was asleep, but it turned out he wasn’t as sneaky as he’d expected. Just as he was about to open the door out of the small Skyan apartment, he heard a little voice behind him. “You are leaving?” Elkay wearily asked, getting up from the pillow … Read more Leaving Early