Saturday, April 25, 2015

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I see,’ said Chergoa. ‘Er, I mean--I understand.

Emiliana just looked at her.

Well, hey, you barely even need your eyes anyway. If it comes down to it, I’ll just tell you where everything is.

That reminded Emiliana that this was going to happen again. It was only a matter of time. Unless she did something about it, of course. She knew she only had herself to blame on this one. Chergoa had warned her previously that she needed to use her power in small, controlled ways, and Emiliana had been neglecting that. It might’ve been irrational, but a part of her had been hoping that she could just sit back and never have to worry about making things worse.

Foolishness, she knew. She was just grateful that Chergoa wasn’t rubbing it in her face.

She didn’t know how she was supposed to get used to this. Everything was so bright, despite all the gaps everywhere. The oddest thing, though, was that not all of the holes were the same. There seemed to be two types, actually. Some were just strange fluctuations in light, occasionally even moving to and fro, shrinking and growing, creating an illusion of distance from her. The others were just big dark spots, blurry and completely stationary, making it feel as if she were stuck looking through a pair of mucked up binoculars.

Before they made it back to the room, however, a commotion at the far end of the hall caught Emiliana’s attention. A number of Rainlords had gathered there, and when she turned to Chergoa again, she saw that the reaper had stopped and seemed to be concentrating.

“Is something happening?” Em asked.

I think so. There’s a lot of movement a couple floors below us.

“Do you want to investigate?”

Chergoa thought a moment. ‘Nah. It doesn’t seem like a fight’s broken out. We should stay close to Zeff. I’m sure someone will find us if there’s anything we should know.

Emiliana had no problem with that. They finished returning to their room.

Something still felt odd, though. She couldn’t quite tell what it was. A stray shiver ran down her spine, and she became abruptly conscious of the hairs on her arms and the back of her neck. And even after rejoining her family, the feeling didn’t go away. It lingered, keeping her on edge and making her scan the room over and over again, trying to reassure herself that nothing was actually wrong.

If not for the holes in her vision, she might’ve had an easier time believing that.


  1. Emiliana's point of view is starting to read like a horror story - every so often, a part of her body changes, growing fingernail growths, dark spots are appearing in her vision, she's seeing monsters that only appear in mirrors, and she's getting an ominous feeling building up...

  2. Emiliana had no problem wit that. They finished returning to their room.



  4. Emiliana is seeing the Void.

  5. I still remember how proud I felt about catching my first error. It is pretty sweet, isn't it.

  6. 3 day marathon. And i finally caught on.
    But... i dont wanna to catch on T_T

  7. Its very sad, but its also something that happens to everybody. At least Frost updates pretty fast for a a guy whose updates are actually worth reading.

  8. honestly, i will take at least 1 week to finished all the chapter... Shoulda slow down reading TzK

  9. It always amazes me how fast people seem to get through archive binges, and then I remember that most of them just keep steady rather than doing several things alternately like I often do.

  10. You poor soul... (T_T)

  11. Yes! It feels so wonderful

  12. You ok frost?

  13. When looked at objectively, all Servants live in a horror story. Hector's is rather more of an Action Horror story than Em's is: the poor lass got whacked with a Cronenberg-Lovecraft tale of Cosmic Body Horror. :/