Friday, November 8, 2013

Page 344

It was a strange sight. Stoker’s head had been removed from his body, and Stoker was clearly still conscious. He didn’t seem capable of speech quite yet, but his body was regenerating--which was the oddest thing, Hector felt. Stoker’s body wasn’t growing a new head. His head was growing a new body. After a moment, Hector figured that it only made sense that the regeneration should work that way, considering how important the brain was to servants, but even so--it was almost like there would be two Stokers now. Except one was dead. And headless.

“Someone help!” came a sudden plea from the rubble of a nearby ice cream parlor.

“Help!” came another.

And still another. Several more. All around him.

There were too many. Hector knew he didn’t have time to help all of them before Karkash showed up again. But he could at least get to a few.

First was a little girl trapped under a staircase. Then a man in an overturned delivery truck.

“What are you doing?!” came a man’s voice. It was Stoker, fully regenerated and clothed. “Just leave them! We have to go kill Karkash!”

Hector ignored him.

Garovel spoke up in his place. ‘Where is your reaper?

At that, Stoker ran off toward the restaurant from before.

Garovel remained close to Hector. ‘He does have a point, though. Rescue crews should be here soon. The priority is still Karkash.

An iron dome formed over a couple of battered teenagers, shielding them from a collapsing roof. Enough space was left for them to escape safely.

“I know,” said Hector, “but if I can just--”

Colt rolled up in his car, the twins in the backseat and Bohwanox on his tail. “Need some help?”

“What’re you doing?” said Hector. “You said you’d keep your distance!”

You just worry about keeping that electric asshole occupied,’ said Bohwanox.

“But--!”

“Just shut up and take my help,” said Colt. “I already owe you way too much, as it is.”

16 comments:

  1. Finally Colt has a conscience.

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  2. Colt rolling in like a badass.

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  3. Next, they will visit a great wizard, and it will be revealed that he had one all along.

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  4. ;{)
    It was nice to see him act for someone other than himself.

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  5. Haha. Is that a mustachioed winkie face?

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  6. "[It] was almost like there would be two Stokers now. Except one was dead. And headless."


    That line cracked me up.

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  7. Colt made me chuckle...

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  8. I THOUGHT THE SAME THING!!!

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  9. A nice Colt. That's nearly as creepy as a happy Hector heh heh

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  10. Wait, Colt offering to help others? WHAT SORCERY IS THIS???

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  11. Rafael E. Lopez M.October 7, 2014 at 6:58 AM

    ERROR? This is the first time Garovel refers to Karkash by name, but there haven't been any introductions. I could be wrong, but could someone pls double check or bump this for a correction?


    Garovel remained close to Hector. ‘He does have a point, though. Rescue crews should be here soon. The priority is still Karkash.’

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  12. Nope. Gina informed Hector and Garovel of Karkash's name and ability. I appreciate the check, though.

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