Thursday, March 19, 2015

Page 1007 -- CXIV.

Chapter One Hundred Fourteen: ‘Thy discerning nature...’
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Rather than sleeping, Hector spent most of the night exploring Dunehall. And he wasn’t the only one. He saw other people wandering around wherever he went. It must have been a side effect of the long day trip, he figured. Everyone had slept on the way here, and now they were all restless.

He finally managed to give Madame Carthrace a call and inform her that he would be staying in Sair a while longer. She told him that the reconstruction was proceeding steadily, though at a slower pace than when he’d been there to assist. Apparently, the workmen kept asking about him. He hoped he’d be able to return soon. This elaborate sand fortress was a feast for his eyes, but it really just made him want to work on Warrenhold again. In particular, there was a windowless gallery that was giving Hector ideas. It overlooked Dunehall’s domed courtyard, offering a lovely view of sandstone monolith surrounded by humble greenery and a small stream. The whole thing reminded Hector of Warrenhold’s central plaza, that open space between those eight hulking towers. He wondered if there was any kind of plant that could grow in Warrenhold. Probably not, he supposed.

When he wasn’t thinking about decorations and structural design, however, he was wondering about what the Rainlords were doing. The heads had all gone into another meeting not long after their arrival, no doubt still trying to reach a consensus about what their next course of action should be. Mostly, Hector wondered if they had reached a consensus concerning Ibai Blackburn yet, especially because he kept seeing Ibai pop up all over the place.

Though, that might’ve also been because Hector was slightly following Ibai around. Just a little.

The man seemed to be giving his guardians a hell of a time keeping up with him. Hector overheard Horatio chastising him a few times.

Upon the fifth sighting, Ibai spotted Hector and didn’t hesitate to teleport over.

“Hello there!” said Ibai. “Can’t sleep, huh? Me neither. Well, I don’t sleep much in general, but still, it’s pretty exciting, isn’t it? This place is so neat! I hope we can stay here a while.”

Frankly, Hector was surprised that Ibai had been allowed to roam freely, but he guessed there wasn’t a whole lot they could do to stop him from going wherever he liked.

19 comments:

  1. Yay! First comment.
    WHERE MY DAMN PRIZE?!

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  2. He hoped he’d be [able] to return soon.

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  3. Back to Hector ^^

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  4. Congratulations! Have a warm fuzzy feeling! :)

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  5. Oh, hey! Finally, significant interaction between Hector and my new favorite character. You're so cute Ibai <3

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  6. I want to see Ibai talk to Damien. It'll be the most oddly disjointed conversation I've ever read.

    Also because Ibai is cute, callin' shenanigans and whatnot that Frost goes full George R R Martin and makes Hector kill him in a tragic incident in order to save Lynn, who subsequently dies from bloodloss anyway, leaving Hector heartbroken and distrusting both friends and love.

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  7. Hector and Ibai they shall find some forgotten treasure here I am sure.

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  8. Uh-oh: the inner architect is getting ideas. You do know this means getting to try some of these notions out when under fire fairly soon after getting them, right, Hector? :/

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  9. ...Please, no.

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  10. Yes to the conversation though.

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  11. I wonder if not sleeping much is a peculiarity of aberration physiology, a side effect of his power, or just something about him. Apparently, there is actually a harmless medical condition that makes someone not need to sleep as much or at all, so he might have that.

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  12. Hi, I started reading this a couple days ago and I gotta say, now that I've caught up, that I am not colored Impressed with this story.

    I'm fucking chiseled.

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  13. And now you've successfully prevented that from happening by calling him on it...

    ...I hope.

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  14. They already found it. The thing is it would be rude to take it considering that Asad has been so nice to them and the treasure is the most valuable piece of the Sandords' cultural heritage as well as a huge deal militarily.

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  15. Caught up again!! Finished Worm, found Brennus, blew through Toukyou Ghoul, and a bunch of others beside and am still pleasantly surprised at how talented you are Frost!! Your skill is truly unmatched and your world is ridiculously engaging haha. Cant wait for more!

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  16. When I read the words not impressed I sat straight up and got my anger ready. Then I read the next part and let out a sigh of relief that you WEREN'T a complete idiot. Because only complete idiots don't like the story.

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  17. Just out of curiosity, how did you find your way here? I found the story through a personal recommendation.

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  18. Gotta pay attention to these notifications lol. Tbh, I am not quite sure.

    It may have been folks talking about in the comments of Worm: https://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/1-1/

    Or from this site about story recommendations: https://bato.to/forums/topic/22141-where-can-i-find-recommendations/ Under Fiction > Online



    So glad I did though!!

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  19. If that was me, just say "my brother told me."

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