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9/26/2014 7:19:40 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, as we draw ever nearer to the finale of season 1. That list I made ages ago for season 2 will finally get some use soon!

Here is the link to episode 18: http://www.debate.org...

And for convenience:
E17: http://www.debate.org...
E16: http://www.debate.org...
E15: http://www.debate.org...
E14: http://www.debate.org...
E13: http://www.debate.org...
E12: http://www.debate.org...
E11: http://www.debate.org...
E10: http://www.debate.org...
E9: http://www.debate.org...
E8: http://www.debate.org...
E7: http://www.debate.org...
E6: http://www.debate.org...
E5: http://www.debate.org...
E4: http://www.debate.org...
E3: http://www.debate.org...
E2: http://www.debate.org...

I'm ashamed of Episode 1. It was supposed to be a joke. No link.

9 Weeks Earlier

The day had started out so sunny, too.

Thett sat at his kitchen table. A glass of champagne lay near his arm. He hadn't touched it since setting it down. In fact, other than drumming his fingers against the tabletop, Thett hadn't moved since sitting down. Each drumbeat he made matched up to raindrops pattering against the windows and roof.

Drum, splat. Drum, splat. Drum, splat.

He could have had it down to an exact measurement, if he was thinking about it. Or if he was in any state to think.

Drum, splat. Drum, splat. Drum, splat.

Royal was gone.

Drum, splat. Drum, splat. Drum, splat.

Thett slowly laid his head on the table and shielded it with his hands. The drumming stopped. The rain didn't.

Splat. Splat. Splat.

___________________________

Present Day

bsh1 and OncomingStorm were rudely awakened by a loud crash. It had been made by the heavy door slamming against the wall, but to them, it sounded like a thunderclap.

Daytona sauntered into the room, followed by the man Thett had nicknamed Silence.

"Rise and shine, rise and shine," Daytona called out. He was quite chipper this morning. He was, after all, going to challenge Mikal for the presidency of the Kingdom. And with GCL as a running mate, though she had yet to confirm, he couldn't see any way he'd lose. Mikal hadn't been a popular president anyway. His very first act had been to unleash martial law, bring in the special forces under General Lannan, and begin a manhunt against rebels.

And if Mikal decided he wanted to have a rigged election, well, Zaradi had planned for that, too.

bsh1 glared at his captors. He contemplated speaking, but his tongue was heavy and swollen. OncomingStorm wasn't faring much better. Daytona studied the two captives for a few moments.

"Bring them water," he ordered his counterpart. The man approached with two wooden cups. bsh1 and OncomingStorm had one hand shackled to the wall, but both also had a free hand. The man placed the cups within reach of that free hand and backed away.

bsh1 considered knocking the cup over but decided against it. It wouldn't do any good to dehydrate himself. He drank eagerly. Water here tasted the same as water in the Palace. It was the universal constant.

"Everything is about to change," Daytona remarked, studying the pair with a detached interest. "The Kingdom's had this coming for a long time. Our good friend, the Evil Queen, simply accelerated the process."

bsh1 found himself wondering if Daytona had memorized Zaradi's talking points. It seemed unlike he would say something like 'accelerated the process' on his own.

"You're traitors," OncomingStorm said simply. "Our loyalty is to the Kingdom."

"As ours is to justice," Daytona countered. "That, my misguided friend, is why we're going to win. Once we've overthrown the yoke of dictatorship, I'll be elected president."

"You're right," bsh1 said. "Sounds completely free and just to me."

Daytona narrowed his eyes. "You think you're going to see your little boyfriend again? Well, -"

Daytona's counterpart laid a hand on his shoulder. He shook his head. Daytona glared at him, then at bsh1. Then he sighed. "Whatever. I don't need your votes anyway. Come on, Silence."

He turned on his heel and exited the dungeon. Silence followed, and the door slammed with an echo that rivaled the one in bsh1's heart. But the former echo soon disappeared. The latter one didn't.

____________________________

"I need to go!" Romanii shrieked, trying to get around Bookworm. "Let me out!"

Bookworm kept her back to the front door. Seventh had fled into the rain, doubtlessly not even realising that the downpour had started moments after she left. It had been sunny, too. The storm had descended out of nowhere.

Bookworm didn't look at Romanii, but she didn't move either.

"Bookworm!" Romanii shouted again. "I have to go after her!"

"Why?"

Romanii stopped fidgeting. It was though the question had stabbed him. "Why?"

Bookworm made her way into the parlor. Torn, Romanii followed her to the entryway. Bookworm walked over to where he had stood not ten minutes earlier. She raised one hand and set it against the cool glass of the window.

"Do you love her, Romanii?"

Romanii blinked. "Do I - what?"

"Do you love her?"

Romanii paused. He loved Debate. But did he love Seventh? Did he? How did one know? Does love for Seventh feel the same as it does for Debate? Is love ever the same between multiple people? Romanii's emotions were a whirlpool in which there was no solid footing.

"I don't know," he answered finally.

Bookworm let one cheek lean against the glass. The rain slipped down it like tears.

"I'm going after her," Romanii announced again.

"You won't find her," Bookworm muttered quietly.

Romanii shot her a withering glare. "I have to try."

Bookworm heard the front door open and close as Romanii ran out into the storm. She kept her head against the window, two fingers idly tapping the glass.

Drum, splat. Drum, splat. Drum, splat.

"It's love, then," she whispered.

Not to Romanii or Seventh - Bookworm held no romantic desires for either of them. Nor did she feel that way for anyone else. But she knew a thing or two about love. Enough to know it was far more dangerous than The Evil Queen, Zaradi, or even Ore_Ele.

Love. The destroyer of worlds.

________________________________

CP gazed disdainfully at the army raised by Edb8.

Could it even be called an army? He was surprised they'd managed to have weapons more sophisticated than bronze-tipped spears. But even so. There were...what...200 of them? The forces of DDO could sneeze, and half of his army would collapse.

Well, Ore_Ele might die of laughter. That'd be something.

Pitbull, former steward to the late King Larz, waited expectantly. CP considered. A decent soldier. That'd be rare, but even Ebd8 must have a few.

Then CP realized why they were all waiting. "They're expecting a speech, aren't they?"

Pitbull nodded. "Yes." CP noted that he didn't yet call him 'my lord' or 'sir.' Not a promising sign. Neither was oratory. CP had always hated it.

"We march for freedom!" He said. Except his words stumbled on the way out, and he croaked like a bullfrog. But the Edb8 army surely wasn't accustomed to greatness. So he continued. "We march to avenge the good King Larz! We march to slay the tyrants who killed him! On! On to the Kingdom of DDO!"

By some magic or other, it worked. The soldiers turned and, in perfect unison, started marching.

A small smile graced CP's face. Now was the time.
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9/26/2014 7:19:50 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
YYW awoke with a start.

He felt around next to him for bsh1. Finding nothing, he rolled over, fully expecting to see his lover.

Instead, he fell off the sofa.

The rush of blood carried memory with it; suddenly YYW knew everything.

He was in Thett's house. Save for the steady tick tick tick of an old grandfather clock, the home was silent. YYW had a vague memory of allowing Thett to lead him home. He couldn't stay in his apartment. Not without bsh1.

bsh1. His absence pierced YYW like glass.

Untangling himself from the blankets, YYW rose. He had to go! He had to find bsh1 immediately! He'd look everywhere - the Market Square, the Pollust, even the long-abandoned quadrant of the city laid aside for the Church of Universal Faith. He'd tear down the entire city if he had to .

"YYW?"

YYW paused in his motions toward the door. Thett was peering into the room, a look of concern on his face. No, it wasn't just concern. There was something else there, too. YYW couldn't quite place it, but he knew it was there. Still, it didn't matter. He had to find bsh1.

"I'm going to find bsh1," he said.

"At least put on some clothes first," Thett returned evenly.

YYW glanced down and blushed. "Wha - ?"

"Don't worry," Thett said. "Nothing happened. I promise."

YYW looked back up at his friend. He nodded slowly. "I'll get dressed," he said, "and then I'll find bsh1." He started pulling on a shirt. "Will you help me?"

Thett paused. "YYW, I - the Kingdom is huge! We'd have no idea where to -"

"Will you help me?"

Thett looked away. "YYW...I think you might have to consider that...that maybe...that the worst has happened."

Now YYW looked away. He felt feverish. His whole body trembled. "No." He said. "No, don't say that."

"It's okay," Thett soothed. "I'm here. We'll get through this, YYW. We can -"

"NO!" YYW shrieked, lashing out. Thett, who had been slowly advancing toward YYW, stopped. "I have to...I have to...I need him!"

"You don't," Thett intoned, starting to advance again. He held his palms before him as if to ward off a potential blow. "You really don't. He's gone, YYW. But...but I'm here!"

YYW stared.

"I, I mean," Thett stammered, trying to find the right words, "I'm here. And I know, I really do, how hard it is right now. When Royal left, I...but she's gone, just like bsh1." He edged forward. "We can help one another, YYW. We need each other. We can be...together."

Something shattered in YYW. What it was, he didn't know, nor did he even think about it.

"I don't need you," YYW spat. Thett paused. "I've never needed you!"

"YYW, what are you -?"

"No one's ever needed you, Thett! Not me! Not bsh1! Not Royal! Royal was all about independence! You think she'd tether herself to you?"

Thett felt himself being pulled apart. "YYW...."

"bsh1 isn't gone!" YYW screamed. "He's here, he's here!" He clawed at his chest as though intended to dig out his heart and show Thett. "Someplace you will never be!"

YYW turned and fled from the house.

Thett turned and fled from his heart. But there was nowhere he could go to escape it.

Outside, the rain intensified.

_________________________

Mikal had always been a bit of an...eccentric President. Since TUF's death. Mikal had either been ceremonial. dictatorial, or simply absent - that is, locked in his private quarters with Rina.

But for all that. Ore_Ele could simply not determine why, in the name of Juggle, Mikal had dyed his hair a burnt orange. He tried to pay attention to their conversation, but his eyes kept drifting back to it. It wasn't even a particularly pretty shade of burnt orange - as if someone had started cooking the sun but stopped partway through, leaving it raw. Ore_Ele toyed with the idea of returning the hair to its normal wispy blond, but then Tylergraham, the President's bodyguard, might badly, and Ore_Ele didn't really want to kill him.

"I want kbub interrogated," Mikal announced. "I've given General Lannan more than enough time to find Daytona. Maybe kbub can tell us something."

"Allow me to track Daytona down, sir," Ore_Ele said. He hated the servile tone he adopted when talking to the President but consoled himself with the knowledge that both he and Mikal knew which of them truly held the power.

"No," Mikal ordered. "I need you here."

"As you wish." Ore_Ele turned to leave, but before he could depart, the gold-studded doors of the throne room opened, and a dozen guards led by General Lannan entered the room.

The general approached Mikal. "President." He bowed. "Moderator."

"What is it, general?" Mikal asked.

"He's here." Ore_Ele stiffened.

Mikal let loose a luxurious sigh. "Send him in." He traded glances with Ore_Ele. No words were spoken, yet both understood a deeper meaning. Thoughts of kbub, Daytona, Zaradi, and even the whole revolution were suspended.

Mikal sat back on the throne and started running his fingers through his hair. He paused.

"Change it back!" He hissed to Ore_Ele.

"Gladly." He waved in Mikal's general direction, and the burnt orange vanished. At that moment, the guards stepped aside, and he entered the room.

The Practitioners of the Silver Arts were legendary figures in the Kingdom of DDO. Rumors that their order surpassed the Spellmaster and even Juggle himself abounded, but these were, of course, absurd. Nevertheless, the Practitioners had survived the vicious Rune Wars. They had seen the defeat of Fluffy, the Troll King, and they were said to possess power beyond even Airmax's and Ore_Ele's.

This particular Practitioner retained his aura of mystery. His face was so pale and inanimate that Ore_Ele nearly took it for a mask. His hair was ocean-at-night black and arranged with delicacy, as if each strand had a role to play. He wore long flowing robes that were a mix of silver, white, and light blue, all of which sharply contrasted with Ore_Ele's black ones. A pair of golden spectacles hung from the Practitioner's shirt, but he did not lift them to his face.

"President." He inclined his head. "Moderator. So kind of you to meet with me."

"The honor is all ours, Practitioner," Mikal said, but he did not bow.

"Please." The Practitioner waved away the title. "Allow us to dispense with formalities. You may call me Bladerunner."
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9/26/2014 7:29:16 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Because I love you so much.

Ep 01: http://www.debate.org...

Be proud of your awesomeness. Never feel ashamed of being the epic writer that you are. <3
Solonkr~
I don't care about whether an ideology is "necessary" or not,
I care about how to solve problems,
which is what everyone else should also care about.

Ken~
In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.

Me~
"BAILEY + SOLON = SAILEY
MY SHIP SAILEY MUST SAIL"

SCREW THAT SHIZ #BANNIE = BAILEY & ANNIE

P.S. Shipped Sailey before it was cannon bitches.
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9/26/2014 7:30:26 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Have I made an appearance in the series yet?
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"

7/14/16 = The Presidency Dies

DDO: THE MOVIE = http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...

VP of DDO from Dec 14th 2014 to Jan 1st 2015
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9/26/2014 7:31:32 PM
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At 9/26/2014 7:30:26 PM, imabench wrote:
Have I made an appearance in the series yet?

Oh, yes. You've popped up throughout the series. You killed Larz.
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9/26/2014 7:31:55 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/26/2014 7:31:32 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:30:26 PM, imabench wrote:
Have I made an appearance in the series yet?

Oh, yes. You've popped up throughout the series. You killed Larz.

yeah thats sounds like something I would do.....
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"

7/14/16 = The Presidency Dies

DDO: THE MOVIE = http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...

VP of DDO from Dec 14th 2014 to Jan 1st 2015
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9/26/2014 7:32:00 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/26/2014 7:29:16 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
Because I love you so much.

Ep 01: http://www.debate.org...

Be proud of your awesomeness. Never feel ashamed of being the epic writer that you are. <3

Grr :-(
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9/26/2014 7:32:09 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/26/2014 7:31:32 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:30:26 PM, imabench wrote:
Have I made an appearance in the series yet?

Oh, yes. You've popped up throughout the series. You killed Larz.

which episodes if i may ask?
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"

7/14/16 = The Presidency Dies

DDO: THE MOVIE = http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...

VP of DDO from Dec 14th 2014 to Jan 1st 2015
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9/26/2014 7:32:32 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/26/2014 7:31:55 PM, imabench wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:31:32 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:30:26 PM, imabench wrote:
Have I made an appearance in the series yet?

Oh, yes. You've popped up throughout the series. You killed Larz.

yeah thats sounds like something I would do.....

Nobody knows why you do the things you do. Your character is a mystery.
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9/26/2014 7:33:31 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/26/2014 7:32:00 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:29:16 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
Because I love you so much.

Ep 01: http://www.debate.org...

Be proud of your awesomeness. Never feel ashamed of being the epic writer that you are. <3

Grr :-(

Turn that frown upside down, you're awesome & a fabulous writer and don't you ever freaking forget it!
Solonkr~
I don't care about whether an ideology is "necessary" or not,
I care about how to solve problems,
which is what everyone else should also care about.

Ken~
In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.

Me~
"BAILEY + SOLON = SAILEY
MY SHIP SAILEY MUST SAIL"

SCREW THAT SHIZ #BANNIE = BAILEY & ANNIE

P.S. Shipped Sailey before it was cannon bitches.
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9/26/2014 7:36:13 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/26/2014 7:32:32 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:31:55 PM, imabench wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:31:32 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:30:26 PM, imabench wrote:
Have I made an appearance in the series yet?

Oh, yes. You've popped up throughout the series. You killed Larz.

yeah thats sounds like something I would do.....

Nobody knows why you do the things you do. Your character is a mystery.

tbh its mostly meth.
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"

7/14/16 = The Presidency Dies

DDO: THE MOVIE = http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...

VP of DDO from Dec 14th 2014 to Jan 1st 2015
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9/26/2014 7:36:35 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/26/2014 7:32:09 PM, imabench wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:31:32 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:30:26 PM, imabench wrote:
Have I made an appearance in the series yet?

Oh, yes. You've popped up throughout the series. You killed Larz.

which episodes if i may ask?

1, 4, 6, 10, 14, 15
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9/26/2014 7:37:01 PM
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At 9/26/2014 7:33:31 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:32:00 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:29:16 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
Because I love you so much.

Ep 01: http://www.debate.org...

Be proud of your awesomeness. Never feel ashamed of being the epic writer that you are. <3

Grr :-(

Turn that frown upside down, you're awesome & a fabulous writer and don't you ever freaking forget it!

You brought up that link, so you owe me comments.
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9/26/2014 7:37:16 PM
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At 9/26/2014 7:36:13 PM, imabench wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:32:32 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:31:55 PM, imabench wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:31:32 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:30:26 PM, imabench wrote:
Have I made an appearance in the series yet?

Oh, yes. You've popped up throughout the series. You killed Larz.

yeah thats sounds like something I would do.....

Nobody knows why you do the things you do. Your character is a mystery.

tbh its mostly meth.

XD shhhhh spoilers!!!
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9/26/2014 7:40:17 PM
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At 9/26/2014 7:36:35 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:32:09 PM, imabench wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:31:32 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:30:26 PM, imabench wrote:
Have I made an appearance in the series yet?

Oh, yes. You've popped up throughout the series. You killed Larz.

which episodes if i may ask?

1, 4, 6, 10, 14, 15

Sweet :D
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"

7/14/16 = The Presidency Dies

DDO: THE MOVIE = http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...

VP of DDO from Dec 14th 2014 to Jan 1st 2015
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9/26/2014 7:40:50 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/26/2014 7:37:01 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:33:31 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:32:00 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:29:16 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
Because I love you so much.

Ep 01: http://www.debate.org...

Be proud of your awesomeness. Never feel ashamed of being the epic writer that you are. <3

Grr :-(

Turn that frown upside down, you're awesome & a fabulous writer and don't you ever freaking forget it!

You brought up that link, so you owe me comments.

In the process of doing it now actually. ;-D
Solonkr~
I don't care about whether an ideology is "necessary" or not,
I care about how to solve problems,
which is what everyone else should also care about.

Ken~
In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.

Me~
"BAILEY + SOLON = SAILEY
MY SHIP SAILEY MUST SAIL"

SCREW THAT SHIZ #BANNIE = BAILEY & ANNIE

P.S. Shipped Sailey before it was cannon bitches.
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9/26/2014 7:41:29 PM
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At 9/26/2014 7:40:17 PM, imabench wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:36:35 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:32:09 PM, imabench wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:31:32 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:30:26 PM, imabench wrote:
Have I made an appearance in the series yet?

Oh, yes. You've popped up throughout the series. You killed Larz.

which episodes if i may ask?

1, 4, 6, 10, 14, 15

Sweet :D

Thank you! <3
And 20, when that one comes out.
After all, this is supposedly the show you follow most.
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9/26/2014 7:50:27 PM
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At 9/26/2014 7:19:50 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
YYW awoke with a start.

He felt around next to him for bsh1. Finding nothing, he rolled over, fully expecting to see his lover.

Instead, he fell off the sofa.

The rush of blood carried memory with it; suddenly YYW knew everything.

He was in Thett's house. Save for the steady tick tick tick of an old grandfather clock, the home was silent. YYW had a vague memory of allowing Thett to lead him home. He couldn't stay in his apartment. Not without bsh1.

bsh1. His absence pierced YYW like glass.
That's what love does to one.

Untangling himself from the blankets, YYW rose. He had to go! He had to find bsh1 immediately! He'd look everywhere - the Market Square, the Pollust, even the long-abandoned quadrant of the city laid aside for the Church of Universal Faith. He'd tear down the entire city if he had to .
You REALLY think you'll find him YYW? No offense, but he isn't a lost toy.

"YYW?"

YYW paused in his motions toward the door. Thett was peering into the room, a look of concern on his face. No, it wasn't just concern. There was something else there, too. YYW couldn't quite place it, but he knew it was there. Still, it didn't matter. He had to find bsh1.

"I'm going to find bsh1," he said.

"At least put on some clothes first," Thett returned evenly.

YYW glanced down and blushed. "Wha - ?"

"Don't worry," Thett said. "Nothing happened. I promise."

YYW looked back up at his friend. He nodded slowly. "I'll get dressed," he said, "and then I'll find bsh1." He started pulling on a shirt. "Will you help me?"

Thett paused. "YYW, I - the Kingdom is huge! We'd have no idea where to -"

"Will you help me?"

Thett looked away. "YYW...I think you might have to consider that...that maybe...that the worst has happened."

Now YYW looked away. He felt feverish. His whole body trembled. "No." He said. "No, don't say that."
I agree. Until I see proof, I wouldn't believe it either.

"It's okay," Thett soothed. "I'm here. We'll get through this, YYW. We can -"

"NO!" YYW shrieked, lashing out. Thett, who had been slowly advancing toward YYW, stopped. "I have to...I have to...I need him!"
TECHNICALLY, you don't NEED him to survive... But I'll stop for now.

"You don't," Thett intoned, starting to advance again. He held his palms before him as if to ward off a potential blow. "You really don't. He's gone, YYW. But...but I'm here!"

YYW stared.
Oh dear. I see it coming. DX XO

"I, I mean," Thett stammered, trying to find the right words, "I'm here. And I know, I really do, how hard it is right now. When Royal left, I...but she's gone, just like bsh1." He edged forward. "We can help one another, YYW. We need each other. We can be...together."
Oh thett...

Something shattered in YYW. What it was, he didn't know, nor did he even think about it.

"I don't need you," YYW spat. Thett paused. "I've never needed you!"
YYW... >.< Must you be so mean?!

"YYW, what are you -?"

"No one's ever needed you, Thett! Not me! Not bsh1! Not Royal! Royal was all about independence! You think she'd tether herself to you?"
That was harsh and unnecessary.

Thett felt himself being pulled apart. "YYW...."
Hold it together. He's just a guy. You don't need him, nor anyone else.

"bsh1 isn't gone!" YYW screamed. "He's here, he's here!" He clawed at his chest as though intended to dig out his heart and show Thett. "Someplace you will never be!"
*Sighz* -_-

YYW turned and fled from the house.

Thett turned and fled from his heart. But there was nowhere he could go to escape it.

Outside, the rain intensified.
Aww.

I see running as a common mechanism, and the theme of love and heartbreak being brought up. The impact of love on the rebellion should be an interesting discussion.
_________________________

Mikal had always been a bit of an...eccentric President. Since TUF's death. Mikal had either been ceremonial. dictatorial, or simply absent - that is, locked in his private quarters with Rina.
ANNIE! MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER!!!

But for all that. Ore_Ele could simply not determine why, in the name of Juggle, Mikal had dyed his hair a burnt orange.
LOL
He tried to pay attention to their conversation, but his eyes kept drifting back to it. It wasn't even a particularly pretty shade of burnt orange - as if someone had started cooking the sun but stopped partway through, leaving it raw. Ore_Ele toyed with the idea of returning the hair to its normal wispy blond, but then Tylergraham, the President's bodyguard, might badly, and Ore_Ele didn't really want to kill him.
Omg. I love it. LOL.
Oh Ore.


"I want kbub interrogated," Mikal announced. "I've given General Lannan more than enough time to find Daytona. Maybe kbub can tell us something."

"Allow me to track Daytona down, sir," Ore_Ele said. He hated the servile tone he adopted when talking to the President but consoled himself with the knowledge that both he and Mikal knew which of them truly held the power.

"No," Mikal ordered. "I need you here."

"As you wish." Ore_Ele turned to leave, but before he could depart, the gold-studded doors of the throne room opened, and a dozen guards led by General Lannan entered the room.

The general approached Mikal. "President." He bowed. "Moderator."

"What is it, general?" Mikal asked.

"He's here." Ore_Ele stiffened.

Mikal let loose a luxurious sigh. "Send him in." He traded glances with Ore_Ele. No words were spoken, yet both understood a deeper meaning. Thoughts of kbub, Daytona, Zaradi, and even the whole revolution were suspended.

Mikal sat back on the throne and started running his fingers through his hair. He paused.

"Change it back!" He hissed to Ore_Ele.

"Gladly." He waved in Mikal's general direction, and the burnt orange vanished. At that moment, the guards stepped aside, and he entered the room.

The Practitioners of the Silver Arts were legendary figures in the Kingdom of DDO. Rumors that their order surpassed the Spellmaster and even Juggle himself abounded, but these were, of course, absurd. Nevertheless, the Practitioners had survived the vicious Rune Wars. They had seen the defeat of Fluffy, the Troll King, and they were said to possess power beyond even Airmax's and Ore_Ele's.

This particular Practitioner retained his aura of mystery. His face was so pale and inanimate that Ore_Ele nearly took it for a mask. His hair was ocean-at-night black and arranged with delicacy, as if each strand had a role to play. He wore long flowing robes that were a mix of silver, white, and light blue, all of which sharply contrasted with Ore_Ele's black ones. A pair of golden spectacles hung from the Practitioner's shirt, but he did not lift them to his face.

"President." He inclined his head. "Moderator. So kind of you to meet with me."

"The honor is all ours, Practitioner," Mikal said, but he did not bow.

"Please." The Practitioner waved away the title. "Allow us to dispense with formalities. You may call me Bladerunner."

OH EM GEE. *DIES*
Solonkr~
I don't care about whether an ideology is "necessary" or not,
I care about how to solve problems,
which is what everyone else should also care about.

Ken~
In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.

Me~
"BAILEY + SOLON = SAILEY
MY SHIP SAILEY MUST SAIL"

SCREW THAT SHIZ #BANNIE = BAILEY & ANNIE

P.S. Shipped Sailey before it was cannon bitches.
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9/26/2014 7:50:47 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/26/2014 7:19:40 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:

I am now ashamed to be in the presence of such divine words. *bows down*

XD I loved it, though. Lots of love triangles (LMAO thett XD) and complications, which I liked. Are you in the story, though? I didn't see you in this episode. Could you maybe add me in Season 2, or is the list full? :P
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9/26/2014 7:51:28 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/26/2014 7:19:40 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, as we draw ever nearer to the finale of season 1. That list I made ages ago for season 2 will finally get some use soon!

9 Weeks Earlier

The day had started out so sunny, too.

Thett sat at his kitchen table. A glass of champagne lay near his arm. He hadn't touched it since setting it down. In fact, other than drumming his fingers against the tabletop, Thett hadn't moved since sitting down. Each drumbeat he made matched up to raindrops pattering against the windows and roof.

Drum, splat. Drum, splat. Drum, splat.

He could have had it down to an exact measurement, if he was thinking about it. Or if he was in any state to think.

Drum, splat. Drum, splat. Drum, splat.

Royal was gone.
AWWWW!!! Poor thett! :-(

Drum, splat. Drum, splat. Drum, splat.

Thett slowly laid his head on the table and shielded it with his hands. The drumming stopped. The rain didn't.

Splat. Splat. Splat.

):
___________________________

Present Day

bsh1 and OncomingStorm were rudely awakened by a loud crash. It had been made by the heavy door slamming against the wall, but to them, it sounded like a thunderclap.

Daytona sauntered into the room, followed by the man Thett had nicknamed Silence.

"Rise and shine, rise and shine," Daytona called out. He was quite chipper this morning. He was, after all, going to challenge Mikal for the presidency of the Kingdom. And with GCL as a running mate, though she had yet to confirm, he couldn't see any way he'd lose. Mikal hadn't been a popular president anyway. His very first act had been to unleash martial law, bring in the special forces under General Lannan, and begin a manhunt against rebels.
Interesting. I wonder what GCL will say...

And if Mikal decided he wanted to have a rigged election, well, Zaradi had planned for that, too.
Ever so clever Zaradi. Lol.

bsh1 glared at his captors. He contemplated speaking, but his tongue was heavy and swollen. OncomingStorm wasn't faring much better. Daytona studied the two captives for a few moments.
I could only imagine bsh's worry for YYW.

"Bring them water," he ordered his counterpart. The man approached with two wooden cups. bsh1 and OncomingStorm had one hand shackled to the wall, but both also had a free hand. The man placed the cups within reach of that free hand and backed away.
Well, he has a heart...

bsh1 considered knocking the cup over but decided against it. It wouldn't do any good to dehydrate himself. He drank eagerly.
Good. It's better to be logical than proud sometimes- can save your life.
Water here tasted the same as water in the Palace. It was the universal constant.
Cool. Water being used as a constant as things change.

"Everything is about to change," Daytona remarked, studying the pair with a detached interest. "The Kingdom's had this coming for a long time. Our good friend, the Evil Queen, simply accelerated the process."
DUN DUN DUUUUNNN

bsh1 found himself wondering if Daytona had memorized Zaradi's talking points. It seemed unlike he would say something like 'accelerated the process' on his own.
Lol. xD

"You're traitors," OncomingStorm said simply. "Our loyalty is to the Kingdom."
I can't wait to find out if you die.

"As ours is to justice," Daytona countered. "That, my misguided friend, is why we're going to win. Once we've overthrown the yoke of dictatorship, I'll be elected president."

"You're right," bsh1 said. "Sounds completely free and just to me."
Interesting.

Daytona narrowed his eyes. "You think you're going to see your little boyfriend again? Well, -"

Daytona's counterpart laid a hand on his shoulder. He shook his head. Daytona glared at him, then at bsh1. Then he sighed. "Whatever. I don't need your votes anyway. Come on, Silence."
Oooh who's this Silence?! *interest peaked*

He turned on his heel and exited the dungeon. Silence followed, and the door slammed with an echo that rivaled the one in bsh1's heart. But the former echo soon disappeared. The latter one didn't.
BYOURS!!!

____________________________

"I need to go!" Romanii shrieked, trying to get around Bookworm. "Let me out!"

Bookworm kept her back to the front door. Seventh had fled into the rain, doubtlessly not even realising that the downpour had started moments after she left. It had been sunny, too. The storm had descended out of nowhere.

Bookworm didn't look at Romanii, but she didn't move either.

"Bookworm!" Romanii shouted again. "I have to go after her!"

"Why?"

Romanii stopped fidgeting. It was though the question had stabbed him. "Why?"

Bookworm made her way into the parlor. Torn, Romanii followed her to the entryway. Bookworm walked over to where he had stood not ten minutes earlier. She raised one hand and set it against the cool glass of the window.

"Do you love her, Romanii?"

Romanii blinked. "Do I - what?"

"Do you love her?"

Romanii paused. He loved Debate. But did he love Seventh? Did he? How did one know? Does love for Seventh feel the same as it does for Debate? Is love ever the same between multiple people? Romanii's emotions were a whirlpool in which there was no solid footing.

"I don't know," he answered finally.

Bookworm let one cheek lean against the glass. The rain slipped down it like tears.

"I'm going after her," Romanii announced again.

"You won't find her," Bookworm muttered quietly.

Romanii shot her a withering glare. "I have to try."

Bookworm heard the front door open and close as Romanii ran out into the storm. She kept her head against the window, two fingers idly tapping the glass.

Drum, splat. Drum, splat. Drum, splat.

"It's love, then," she whispered.

Not to Romanii or Seventh - Bookworm held no romantic desires for either of them. Nor did she feel that way for anyone else. But she knew a thing or two about love. Enough to know it was far more dangerous than The Evil Queen, Zaradi, or even Ore_Ele.

Love. The destroyer of worlds.
Exactly this. ^^
Romanii doesn't deserve Seventh.

________________________________

CP gazed disdainfully at the army raised by Edb8.

Could it even be called an army? He was surprised they'd managed to have weapons more sophisticated than bronze-tipped spears. But even so. There were...what...200 of them? The forces of DDO could sneeze, and half of his army would collapse.

Well, Ore_Ele might die of laughter. That'd be something.

Pitbull, former steward to the late King Larz, waited expectantly. CP considered. A decent soldier. That'd be rare, but even Ebd8 must have a few.

Then CP realized why they were all waiting. "They're expecting a speech, aren't they?"

Pitbull nodded. "Yes." CP noted that he didn't yet call him 'my lord' or 'sir.' Not a promising sign. Neither was oratory. CP had always hated it.

"We march for freedom!" He said. Except his words stumbled on the way out, and he croaked like a bullfrog. But the Edb8 army surely wasn't accustomed to greatness. So he continued. "We march to avenge the good King Larz! We march to slay the tyrants who killed him! On! On to the Kingdom of DDO!"

By some magic or other, it worked. The soldiers turned and, in perfect unison, started marching.
Oooh.

A small smile graced CP's face. Now was the time.

I can't wait to see Linkish vs Ore_Ele.
Solonkr~
I don't care about whether an ideology is "necessary" or not,
I care about how to solve problems,
which is what everyone else should also care about.

Ken~
In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.

Me~
"BAILEY + SOLON = SAILEY
MY SHIP SAILEY MUST SAIL"

SCREW THAT SHIZ #BANNIE = BAILEY & ANNIE

P.S. Shipped Sailey before it was cannon bitches.
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9/26/2014 7:51:36 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/26/2014 7:19:50 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
YYW awoke with a start.

He felt around next to him for bsh1. Finding nothing, he rolled over, fully expecting to see his lover.

Instead, he fell off the sofa.

The rush of blood carried memory with it; suddenly YYW knew everything.

He was in Thett's house. Save for the steady tick tick tick of an old grandfather clock, the home was silent. YYW had a vague memory of allowing Thett to lead him home. He couldn't stay in his apartment. Not without bsh1.

bsh1. His absence pierced YYW like glass.
That's what love does to one.

Untangling himself from the blankets, YYW rose. He had to go! He had to find bsh1 immediately! He'd look everywhere - the Market Square, the Pollust, even the long-abandoned quadrant of the city laid aside for the Church of Universal Faith. He'd tear down the entire city if he had to .
You REALLY think you'll find him YYW? No offense, but he isn't a lost toy.

"YYW?"

YYW paused in his motions toward the door. Thett was peering into the room, a look of concern on his face. No, it wasn't just concern. There was something else there, too. YYW couldn't quite place it, but he knew it was there. Still, it didn't matter. He had to find bsh1.

"I'm going to find bsh1," he said.

"At least put on some clothes first," Thett returned evenly.

YYW glanced down and blushed. "Wha - ?"

"Don't worry," Thett said. "Nothing happened. I promise."

YYW looked back up at his friend. He nodded slowly. "I'll get dressed," he said, "and then I'll find bsh1." He started pulling on a shirt. "Will you help me?"

Thett paused. "YYW, I - the Kingdom is huge! We'd have no idea where to -"

"Will you help me?"

Thett looked away. "YYW...I think you might have to consider that...that maybe...that the worst has happened."

Now YYW looked away. He felt feverish. His whole body trembled. "No." He said. "No, don't say that."
I agree. Until I see proof, I wouldn't believe it either.

"It's okay," Thett soothed. "I'm here. We'll get through this, YYW. We can -"

"NO!" YYW shrieked, lashing out. Thett, who had been slowly advancing toward YYW, stopped. "I have to...I have to...I need him!"
TECHNICALLY, you don't NEED him to survive... But I'll stop for now.

"You don't," Thett intoned, starting to advance again. He held his palms before him as if to ward off a potential blow. "You really don't. He's gone, YYW. But...but I'm here!"

YYW stared.
Oh dear. I see it coming. DX XO

"I, I mean," Thett stammered, trying to find the right words, "I'm here. And I know, I really do, how hard it is right now. When Royal left, I...but she's gone, just like bsh1." He edged forward. "We can help one another, YYW. We need each other. We can be...together."
Oh thett...

Something shattered in YYW. What it was, he didn't know, nor did he even think about it.

"I don't need you," YYW spat. Thett paused. "I've never needed you!"
YYW... >.< Must you be so mean?!

"YYW, what are you -?"

"No one's ever needed you, Thett! Not me! Not bsh1! Not Royal! Royal was all about independence! You think she'd tether herself to you?"
That was harsh and unnecessary.

Thett felt himself being pulled apart. "YYW...."
Hold it together. He's just a guy. You don't need him, nor anyone else.

"bsh1 isn't gone!" YYW screamed. "He's here, he's here!" He clawed at his chest as though intended to dig out his heart and show Thett. "Someplace you will never be!"
*Sighz* -_-

YYW turned and fled from the house.

Thett turned and fled from his heart. But there was nowhere he could go to escape it.

Outside, the rain intensified.
Aww.

I see running as a common mechanism, and the theme of love and heartbreak being brought up. The impact of love on the rebellion should be an interesting discussion.
_________________________

Mikal had always been a bit of an...eccentric President. Since TUF's death. Mikal had either been ceremonial. dictatorial, or simply absent - that is, locked in his private quarters with Rina.
ANNIE! MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER!!!

But for all that. Ore_Ele could simply not determine why, in the name of Juggle, Mikal had dyed his hair a burnt orange.
LOL
He tried to pay attention to their conversation, but his eyes kept drifting back to it. It wasn't even a particularly pretty shade of burnt orange - as if someone had started cooking the sun but stopped partway through, leaving it raw. Ore_Ele toyed with the idea of returning the hair to its normal wispy blond, but then Tylergraham, the President's bodyguard, might badly, and Ore_Ele didn't really want to kill him.
Omg. I love it. LOL.
Oh Ore.


"I want kbub interrogated," Mikal announced. "I've given General Lannan more than enough time to find Daytona. Maybe kbub can tell us something."

"Allow me to track Daytona down, sir," Ore_Ele said. He hated the servile tone he adopted when talking to the President but consoled himself with the knowledge that both he and Mikal knew which of them truly held the power.

"No," Mikal ordered. "I need you here."

"As you wish." Ore_Ele turned to leave, but before he could depart, the gold-studded doors of the throne room opened, and a dozen guards led by General Lannan entered the room.

The general approached Mikal. "President." He bowed. "Moderator."

"What is it, general?" Mikal asked.

"He's here." Ore_Ele stiffened.

Mikal let loose a luxurious sigh. "Send him in." He traded glances with Ore_Ele. No words were spoken, yet both understood a deeper meaning. Thoughts of kbub, Daytona, Zaradi, and even the whole revolution were suspended.

Mikal sat back on the throne and started running his fingers through his hair. He paused.

"Change it back!" He hissed to Ore_Ele.

"Gladly." He waved in Mikal's general direction, and the burnt orange vanished. At that moment, the guards stepped aside, and he entered the room.

The Practitioners of the Silver Arts were legendary figures in the Kingdom of DDO. Rumors that their order surpassed the Spellmaster and even Juggle himself abounded, but these were, of course, absurd. Nevertheless, the Practitioners had survived the vicious Rune Wars. They had seen the defeat of Fluffy, the Troll King, and they were said to possess power beyond even Airmax's and Ore_Ele's.

This particular Practitioner retained his aura of mystery. His face was so pale and inanimate that Ore_Ele nearly took it for a mask. His hair was ocean-at-night black and arranged with delicacy, as if each strand had a role to play. He wore long flowing robes that were a mix of silver, white, and light blue, all of which sharply contrasted with Ore_Ele's black ones. A pair of golden spectacles hung from the Practitioner's shirt, but he did not lift them to his face.

"President." He inclined his head. "Moderator. So kind of you to meet with me."

"The honor is all ours, Practitioner," Mikal said, but he did not bow.

"Please." The Practitioner waved away the title. "Allow us to dispense with formalities. You may call me Bladerunner."

OH EM GEE. *DIES*
Solonkr~
I don't care about whether an ideology is "necessary" or not,
I care about how to solve problems,
which is what everyone else should also care about.

Ken~
In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.

Me~
"BAILEY + SOLON = SAILEY
MY SHIP SAILEY MUST SAIL"

SCREW THAT SHIZ #BANNIE = BAILEY & ANNIE

P.S. Shipped Sailey before it was cannon bitches.
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9/26/2014 7:51:57 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/26/2014 7:19:40 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, as we draw ever nearer to the finale of season 1. That list I made ages ago for season 2 will finally get some use soon!

9 Weeks Earlier

The day had started out so sunny, too.

Thett sat at his kitchen table. A glass of champagne lay near his arm. He hadn't touched it since setting it down. In fact, other than drumming his fingers against the tabletop, Thett hadn't moved since sitting down. Each drumbeat he made matched up to raindrops pattering against the windows and roof.

Drum, splat. Drum, splat. Drum, splat.

He could have had it down to an exact measurement, if he was thinking about it. Or if he was in any state to think.

Drum, splat. Drum, splat. Drum, splat.

Royal was gone.
AWWWW!!! Poor thett! :-(

Drum, splat. Drum, splat. Drum, splat.

Thett slowly laid his head on the table and shielded it with his hands. The drumming stopped. The rain didn't.

Splat. Splat. Splat.

):
___________________________

Present Day

bsh1 and OncomingStorm were rudely awakened by a loud crash. It had been made by the heavy door slamming against the wall, but to them, it sounded like a thunderclap.

Daytona sauntered into the room, followed by the man Thett had nicknamed Silence.

"Rise and shine, rise and shine," Daytona called out. He was quite chipper this morning. He was, after all, going to challenge Mikal for the presidency of the Kingdom. And with GCL as a running mate, though she had yet to confirm, he couldn't see any way he'd lose. Mikal hadn't been a popular president anyway. His very first act had been to unleash martial law, bring in the special forces under General Lannan, and begin a manhunt against rebels.
Interesting. I wonder what GCL will say...

And if Mikal decided he wanted to have a rigged election, well, Zaradi had planned for that, too.
Ever so clever Zaradi. Lol.

bsh1 glared at his captors. He contemplated speaking, but his tongue was heavy and swollen. OncomingStorm wasn't faring much better. Daytona studied the two captives for a few moments.
I could only imagine bsh's worry for YYW.

"Bring them water," he ordered his counterpart. The man approached with two wooden cups. bsh1 and OncomingStorm had one hand shackled to the wall, but both also had a free hand. The man placed the cups within reach of that free hand and backed away.
Well, he has a heart...

bsh1 considered knocking the cup over but decided against it. It wouldn't do any good to dehydrate himself. He drank eagerly.
Good. It's better to be logical than proud sometimes- can save your life.
Water here tasted the same as water in the Palace. It was the universal constant.
Cool. Water being used as a constant as things change.

"Everything is about to change," Daytona remarked, studying the pair with a detached interest. "The Kingdom's had this coming for a long time. Our good friend, the Evil Queen, simply accelerated the process."
DUN DUN DUUUUNNN

bsh1 found himself wondering if Daytona had memorized Zaradi's talking points. It seemed unlike he would say something like 'accelerated the process' on his own.
Lol. xD

"You're traitors," OncomingStorm said simply. "Our loyalty is to the Kingdom."
I can't wait to find out if you die.

"As ours is to justice," Daytona countered. "That, my misguided friend, is why we're going to win. Once we've overthrown the yoke of dictatorship, I'll be elected president."

"You're right," bsh1 said. "Sounds completely free and just to me."
Interesting.

Daytona narrowed his eyes. "You think you're going to see your little boyfriend again? Well, -"

Daytona's counterpart laid a hand on his shoulder. He shook his head. Daytona glared at him, then at bsh1. Then he sighed. "Whatever. I don't need your votes anyway. Come on, Silence."
Oooh who's this Silence?! *interest peaked*

He turned on his heel and exited the dungeon. Silence followed, and the door slammed with an echo that rivaled the one in bsh1's heart. But the former echo soon disappeared. The latter one didn't.
BYOURS!!!

____________________________

"I need to go!" Romanii shrieked, trying to get around Bookworm. "Let me out!"

Bookworm kept her back to the front door. Seventh had fled into the rain, doubtlessly not even realising that the downpour had started moments after she left. It had been sunny, too. The storm had descended out of nowhere.

Bookworm didn't look at Romanii, but she didn't move either.

"Bookworm!" Romanii shouted again. "I have to go after her!"

"Why?"

Romanii stopped fidgeting. It was though the question had stabbed him. "Why?"

Bookworm made her way into the parlor. Torn, Romanii followed her to the entryway. Bookworm walked over to where he had stood not ten minutes earlier. She raised one hand and set it against the cool glass of the window.

"Do you love her, Romanii?"

Romanii blinked. "Do I - what?"

"Do you love her?"

Romanii paused. He loved Debate. But did he love Seventh? Did he? How did one know? Does love for Seventh feel the same as it does for Debate? Is love ever the same between multiple people? Romanii's emotions were a whirlpool in which there was no solid footing.

"I don't know," he answered finally.

Bookworm let one cheek lean against the glass. The rain slipped down it like tears.

"I'm going after her," Romanii announced again.

"You won't find her," Bookworm muttered quietly.

Romanii shot her a withering glare. "I have to try."

Bookworm heard the front door open and close as Romanii ran out into the storm. She kept her head against the window, two fingers idly tapping the glass.

Drum, splat. Drum, splat. Drum, splat.

"It's love, then," she whispered.

Not to Romanii or Seventh - Bookworm held no romantic desires for either of them. Nor did she feel that way for anyone else. But she knew a thing or two about love. Enough to know it was far more dangerous than The Evil Queen, Zaradi, or even Ore_Ele.

Love. The destroyer of worlds.
Exactly this. ^^
Romanii doesn't deserve Seventh.

________________________________

CP gazed disdainfully at the army raised by Edb8.

Could it even be called an army? He was surprised they'd managed to have weapons more sophisticated than bronze-tipped spears. But even so. There were...what...200 of them? The forces of DDO could sneeze, and half of his army would collapse.

Well, Ore_Ele might die of laughter. That'd be something.

Pitbull, former steward to the late King Larz, waited expectantly. CP considered. A decent soldier. That'd be rare, but even Ebd8 must have a few.

Then CP realized why they were all waiting. "They're expecting a speech, aren't they?"

Pitbull nodded. "Yes." CP noted that he didn't yet call him 'my lord' or 'sir.' Not a promising sign. Neither was oratory. CP had always hated it.

"We march for freedom!" He said. Except his words stumbled on the way out, and he croaked like a bullfrog. But the Edb8 army surely wasn't accustomed to greatness. So he continued. "We march to avenge the good King Larz! We march to slay the tyrants who killed him! On! On to the Kingdom of DDO!"

By some magic or other, it worked. The soldiers turned and, in perfect unison, started marching.
Oooh.

A small smile graced CP's face. Now was the time.

I can't wait to see Linkish vs Ore_Ele.
Solonkr~
I don't care about whether an ideology is "necessary" or not,
I care about how to solve problems,
which is what everyone else should also care about.

Ken~
In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.

Me~
"BAILEY + SOLON = SAILEY
MY SHIP SAILEY MUST SAIL"

SCREW THAT SHIZ #BANNIE = BAILEY & ANNIE

P.S. Shipped Sailey before it was cannon bitches.
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9/26/2014 7:52:17 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/26/2014 7:50:47 PM, RevL8ion wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:19:40 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:

I am now ashamed to be in the presence of such divine words. *bows down*

XD awwww. Thank you!

XD I loved it, though. Lots of love triangles (LMAO thett XD) and complications, which I liked. Are you in the story, though? I didn't see you in this episode. Could you maybe add me in Season 2, or is the list full? :P

I haven't placed myself in the story. But I'll be happy to add you!
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9/26/2014 7:53:50 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/26/2014 7:52:17 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:50:47 PM, RevL8ion wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:19:40 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:

I am now ashamed to be in the presence of such divine words. *bows down*

XD awwww. Thank you!

XD I loved it, though. Lots of love triangles (LMAO thett XD) and complications, which I liked. Are you in the story, though? I didn't see you in this episode. Could you maybe add me in Season 2, or is the list full? :P

I haven't placed myself in the story. But I'll be happy to add you!

Now I feel like I have a giant ego in my story. :P
Check out my DDO FanFic! http://www.debate.org...

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"hehehehe...ahahaha....wahaha...AHHHHHHHHHHHAHA....pant...pant...pant...""...that's like sex for you, isn't it?" RevL8ion on DDO and FlyingForever on Skype

"Just remember that Yama is more powerful than you, little mortal." -Yama

"XD I like you, Rev. Maybe I won't kill you off right away." -Endark
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9/26/2014 7:54:43 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/26/2014 7:53:50 PM, RevL8ion wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:52:17 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:50:47 PM, RevL8ion wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:19:40 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:

I am now ashamed to be in the presence of such divine words. *bows down*

XD awwww. Thank you!

XD I loved it, though. Lots of love triangles (LMAO thett XD) and complications, which I liked. Are you in the story, though? I didn't see you in this episode. Could you maybe add me in Season 2, or is the list full? :P

I haven't placed myself in the story. But I'll be happy to add you!

Now I feel like I have a giant ego in my story. :P

XD
No, you're totally fine. It really is a great story so far. You're quite talented at this.
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9/26/2014 7:56:55 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
After season 1 finishes, I'm gonna analyse your story- the major themes- and tell you what I think. :-)

Fantastic as usual.

We see 'love' impacting both sides of the rebellion. The jailbreak is being postponed, supposedly anyways, because of Romanii's affair with Debate. YYW is unable to go 'hunting' down perpetrators for "the Kingdom" because of his missing love. Thett's heart is broken AGAIN.

YYW's use of the word "need" is a bit irritating, though someone in love would probably use it but I'm pretty cynical.
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which is what everyone else should also care about.

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MY SHIP SAILEY MUST SAIL"

SCREW THAT SHIZ #BANNIE = BAILEY & ANNIE

P.S. Shipped Sailey before it was cannon bitches.
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9/26/2014 7:58:00 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/26/2014 7:56:55 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
After season 1 finishes, I'm gonna analyse your story- the major themes- and tell you what I think. :-)

Ooh! I can't wait!

Fantastic as usual.

Thank you, dear. <3

We see 'love' impacting both sides of the rebellion. The jailbreak is being postponed, supposedly anyways, because of Romanii's affair with Debate. YYW is unable to go 'hunting' down perpetrators for "the Kingdom" because of his missing love. Thett's heart is broken AGAIN.

Poor Thett. Poor, poor Thett.

YYW's use of the word "need" is a bit irritating, though someone in love would probably use it but I'm pretty cynical.

You cynic you <3
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9/26/2014 7:58:17 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/26/2014 7:52:17 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
I haven't placed myself in the story yet. I will though so I can marry Annie, if she doesn't die. But I'll be happy to add you too Rev.

fix'd!
Solonkr~
I don't care about whether an ideology is "necessary" or not,
I care about how to solve problems,
which is what everyone else should also care about.

Ken~
In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.

Me~
"BAILEY + SOLON = SAILEY
MY SHIP SAILEY MUST SAIL"

SCREW THAT SHIZ #BANNIE = BAILEY & ANNIE

P.S. Shipped Sailey before it was cannon bitches.
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9/26/2014 7:59:16 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/26/2014 7:58:17 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 9/26/2014 7:52:17 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
I haven't placed myself in the story yet. I will though so I can marry Annie, if she doesn't die. But I'll be happy to add you too Rev.

fix'd!

Much better. :P
Check out my DDO FanFic! http://www.debate.org...

"Revelation is a tyrannical despot, not 13 years old." -max.wallace

"hehehehe...ahahaha....wahaha...AHHHHHHHHHHHAHA....pant...pant...pant...""...that's like sex for you, isn't it?" RevL8ion on DDO and FlyingForever on Skype

"Just remember that Yama is more powerful than you, little mortal." -Yama

"XD I like you, Rev. Maybe I won't kill you off right away." -Endark