Sunday, July 13, 2014

Page 757

Ramira didn’t let go of Emiliana, instead just looking up at her and squinting. “Quit leaving me alone! I don’t know any of these stupid people!” She tossed a glance at Alicia. “No offense.”

Alicia just shrugged.

“I thought you liked being alone,” said Emiliana.

“Yeah, well, I don’t!”

“Then why are you always wandering off and eavesdropping on people?”

“Because that’s what spies do! It’s my job! That doesn’t mean I want you to disappear for nine hours!”

“Hey, I wasn’t gone that long.”


Alicia interjected. “You’ve been eavesdropping on people?”

Ramira looked at her blankly. “...No.”

“Right,” said Emiliana. “Did you learn anything juicy during this eavesdropping that you didn’t do?”

The little girl frowned. “Not really. With all these people around, you’d think there would be more going on, but no. It seems like everyone gets along really well. It kind of creeps me out... No offense.”

Alicia just shrugged again.

“I think it’s because everyone knows that there are invisible reapers all over the place who could be watching their every move and listening to all of their suspicious conversations,” said Ramira. “I think I might have to start going through their mail next.”

“That would be a federal crime,” Emiliana told her.

Ramira’s face scrunched up. “Federal? What does that mean?”

“It means both the Rainlords AND the Sandlords would be upset with you. And you’d go to prison for a really long time.”

Ramira squinted. “Nuh-uh. They wouldn’t put me in prison. I’m only nine.”

“Hey, I don’t make the rules.”

“You’re lying! You shouldn’t lie to me! I’m young and impressionable!”

Chergoa burst into a laugh. ‘She makes a good point. Don’t confuse your sister like that. Could cause her problems later. And when she finds out the truth, she’ll probably make you regret it. If I were her, you’d be waking up with glue in your hair the next day.

The reaper made a compelling argument. “Okay, you wouldn’t go to prison. But you would get in a lot of trouble, so don’t open other people’s mail. Understood?”



  1. Hey all, I'm a new reader, brought here by tv tropes, and just want to say this I'd a great story. Well done.

  2. If I were her, you’d d be waking up

  3. Thanks for reading. Glad you've enjoyed it so far.

  4. How old is chergoa relative to garovel or mehlsanz? They seem a lot more upbeat and youthful to me

  5. If there is not going to be a chapter could you please just do a quick update. It would save me from checking back all day. I only say this because I am addicted to your novel so I find myself checking back so often it's hard to concentrate on the rest of my day.

  6. Hmm. My apologies, but when I miss a day, it's not usually a planned thing, so I can't really give warning. I'm usually trying to get the page done all throughout the day, and sometimes, it just doesn't happen for me.

    That being said, I'll see if I can tighten up my operation again. I've gotten sloppy lately, and I'm sorry for that. There should always be at least one new page to read at midnight US Pacific time. If there isn't, then you should just assume I've fucked up and check back the next day. Or whenever.

  7. It was indirectly mentioned that Garovel is older than her.