Saturday, May 16, 2015

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Garovel laughed. ‘Not just yet, but give it a--’ And that sentence’s abrupt ending brought them both to a halt, though Hector was the only one left skidding across the sidewalk. Garovel tapped his shoulder, and Hector felt the familiar surge of vigor course through him. ‘This way,’ the reaper said, phasing through the stone wall next to them. ‘And hurry.

Hector bounded up and over and hit the ground rolling. It was a large yard, he discovered, leading up to a three-story house among a crowd of trees, but this didn’t seem to be their final destination. Hector cut across the manicured lawn in pursuit of Garovel and leapt over the next wall at the other end. Another yard now, and another full sprint across it until they reached the next property over, where Garovel finally slowed.

Armor,’ the reaper told him, hovering up close to envelope himself around Hector’s torso. ‘Not sure what we’re running into here.

He crouched next to the small staircase that lead up to the house’s rear patio. He reached for full iron plate with his mind, and it started clapping around his body in segments.

It seems to be a family,’ said Garovel. ‘They’re just sitting together, presumably at a table having breakfast. But they all have the aura. I don’t sense any--


What the--? It’s gone now.

What’s gone? What do you mean?

The aura. It went away. None of their souls are in danger anymore.

Why? What changed?

I... I don’t know. I’m scanning the house... but I don’t sense anyone else inside.

Hector looked around the backyard another time. A bunch of trees, a swing set, an inflatable pool. It all seemed normal enough. ‘What do you want to do?


  1. Nicolas Sagrillo de AraujoMay 16, 2015 at 3:45 PM

    OMG IM FIRST TO COMMENT HELLYEAH so excited where this is going, also, Frost, are you posting twice a day now?

  2. Mahdi AparentylycntsayawsomMay 16, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Lol they're being trolled

  3. My guess would be their very presence caused whoever was going to kill them to change their course of action. Which probably means Hector and Garovel are about to be attacked.

  4. Definitely. Or maybe whatever was going to kill them knows that if a reaper is watching it won't make a clean getaway.

  5. I suspect we're about to find out who or what is responsible for the increased crime rate.

    Crackpot theory: it's the mutant hallucination thing.

  6. Well, thats the only thing we've seen so far that we don't have enough information to extrapolate the behaviors of and conclude cannot be the culprit.

  7. Oh that would be so wonderful

  8. For increased mobility Hector needs to master rollerskating!

    He could totally learn how to materialize rollerskates. It would definitely make him faster, especially going down his ramps, and double especially if he created iron moving at great speeds to push him from behind. Sharp turns would be difficult, but he could materialize iron poles and swing on them to adjust his angular momentum in the right direction.

    Impractical and time consuming? Perhaps. But I want him a rollerskating, grim reaping, iron zombie knight dammit.

  9. Typos:
    "Hector cut across the manicured lawn in pursuit of Garovel and [lept] over the next wall"
    "A bunch of [a] trees"

  10. So, sort of like this then?

    (i also suport Hector in rollerskates)