Thursday, September 12, 2013

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Hector thought about simply refusing Nathan’s offer--Garovel even gave permission--but he couldn’t bring himself to. He worried what his new group of friends thought of him, what with how he always made it difficult for them to help him with anything. So he went to school.

But before even his first class finished, Hector had to leave again. Garovel had found him a nice, heaping plate of early morning gang violence--and not even that far away from Calman High, either.

It was a group of ten or so guys, all pretty young, and masked with scarves and hoodies. They’d been raiding a rundown apartment complex, terrorizing the residents with knives and handguns. Without incurring injury, Hector bound them all in iron and stole their weapons. An elderly tenant offered him an apple pie. He quietly refused, of course.

Garovel was quick to find more people in distress. There had been a spike in violent crime over the past couple days. The police largely attributed it to the Rofals, but they also seemed keen to blame Hector, even if they couldn’t determine how just yet.

And now, having not slept more than a total of four hours in the past three days, Hector finally lay in bed again. It was the middle of the day, but the nights tended to need him more, anyway.

Through the growing fog that was his fatigue, he could still feel faintly wondrous at the lack of pain throughout his body. It was a welcome change, to say the least, though he did not expect it to remain that way for very long.

Sleep was a warm cloud, unconscious bliss. And then a voice broke through.

Hector, wake up. Your cellphone is beeping.

His eyes slit open. “Cellphone...? Who would be--?” He sat up.

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    1. Just worried about Colt and the kids is all. xD

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  2. I stumbled upon this site 2 days ago, and now I'm all caught up :(

    Please keep up the fantastic work sir!!!

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    1. Welcome, welcome.

      And I will do my level best.

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  3. I also came across your story two days ago. Quite deliberately through webfictionguide.com rather than stumbling, but the result is the same :). All caught up and looking forward to more.

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  4. I would have taken the pie...

    It's nice that Hector is actually thinking of people as his friends. Now, though, one of his ALLIES is in need of assistance. To arms, Zombie Knight!

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  5. WHO IN HIS RIGHT MIND REFUSES AN APPLE PIE

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  6. Ya know, there are reasons I love TKZ. The apple pie is one of them.

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