Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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“I don’t think he would push any harder for Korgum,” said Jackson. “He’d run the risk of overextending himself there, and Dozer isn’t one for gambling.”

Parson had to agree. That old bastard had built his empire upon calculated strikes and measured responses. He wasn’t the type of opponent who could be expected to make any strategic mistakes. A most irritating enemy, to be sure. And against such a foe, even the most carefully laid plans were all but worthless. Parson Miles had spent many years learning that lesson the hard way.

“Perhaps we should accelerate Blacksong,” Parson suggested.

Jackson scowled, and Parson’s coat caught fire. “Oh!”

Parson hurriedly patted himself down, trying not to panic with the knowledge that if he used his own power right now, Jackson’s flames would swallow him whole.

“Sorry,” said Jackson. “But honestly, Blacksong? The project that your Gema Elroy might have leaked to Abolish?”

Parson was still patting. The flames weren’t going out. “Did you soul-empower these?!”


“Well, could you put them out, please?!” Now they were spreading.

“Eh, I’m sure you’ll be fine.”

“Sir, please!” Parson dropped to the floor and started rolling. It made no difference whatsoever. He could feel the searing pain beginning to pierce his passive soul defense.

“Oh, very well.”

And in a blink, the fire extinguished itself, leaving only his smote uniform and smoking flesh behind. No actual damage had been done, as far as Parson could tell, but it was more than enough of a glimpse at the power that this person now possessed. Perhaps that had been the marshal’s intention.

“Project Blacksong has always been a fool’s errand,” Jackson went on. “Now, it has only become more so.”


  1. I think I'm going a little crazy here if we don't get to meet Gema soon and finally get some answers for a change. Meanwhile, I'm totally shipping Parson/Gema for the hell of it.

    "I don’t think he would push [for] any harder for Korgum"

    “But honestly, Blacksong? The project that your Gema Elroy might have leaked to Abolish? (missing quotation mark at the end)

  2. Hahahahaha, I like this Jackson guy now. Just wish he'd left the fire there a little longer.

  3. What the Hell is that ability...?

  4. [Jackson scowled, and Parson’s coat caught fire. “Oh!”]

    It took me a moment to realize that this sentence was literal :P

  5. Nitpick: launching an offensive against the wrong nation would be a strategic mistake, not a tactical one. Tactical mistakes happen within battles.

  6. The ability to pull really warm bread crumbs out of another universe and into his. Like, REALLY warm bread crumbs.

  7. Jackson you beautiful prick you

  8. So not only can he set fires, he can also put them out. I'm leaning very strongly towards some kind of alteration that directly causes combustion. Activation energy, perhaps? Set it to 0, stuff will burn even at 0 kelvin, set it super high, nothing will burn ever.

  9. LOL, I love your humor.

  10. Wait...then it's similar to the Muffin Button?

  11. Mahdi AparentylycntsayawsomMay 29, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Seems like Parson's finally found his superior (lol)
    though i am curious of how events will go from here most likely i see Jackson discovering Hector and when Parson finally finds a plan that'll work Hector comes in and screws it all up

  12. please tell me this is a dbza reference

  13. Correct! I was hoping someone would catch it.