|Another Hero's Journey: Part SixAll he cared about was finding Rohane, but the storm had decided to delay his plans...|
|Chronicles of the Court Rogue: Jealousy - Part Seven"King Skarl doesn't show up until this afternoon," Rolan said. "And I don’t think we can do very much until he gets here. Once he does, Jeran, I need you to keep him busy – preferably with Father..."|
|Sword of the Shapeshifter: Part FourKass's hollow gaze drifted slowly up to meet hers, glinting weakly as whatever fading remnant of consciousness his body still held struggled to assert itself...
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|Afternoon Tea: Part Four"Well," began the Shoyru. "We have all sorts of flavors of coffee, cappuccino, latte, hot chocolate, tea..."
The last word lingered in the air. Tea. For a brief moment, all of the details in Afton's life vanished as that one word echoed in her mind...|
|Legend Seekers: Mysterious Magic - Part FivePemero stood for a moment, gazing into the narrow space, eyes wide and fearful. Then, as the sound of screeching footsteps filled the air behind him, he also shed his cloak and dove into the pipe...|
|Tangled Up in Blu: Part FiveBlu sat bolt upright. Another dream, and another perturbing one at that. That figure, it must be the person who stole the Trident, she thought, but who is it?|
|Catching Up: Part TwoLianar and Arielle took their places in the racers. Their teacher showed them how to start the carriages, and how to start the mechanism that laid down a trail of purple smoke behind them, and waved Arielle to the other side of the field...|
|The Mirror of Memories: Part Four"I want you to do something to get Malin's attention! I don't know, go knock something over and make a big ruckus. Just don't let her open that umbrella case and see the journal!"|
|Twist of Fate: Part Three"Are you sure?" she asked. "Once I do this, you can't go back to what you are now..."|
|Spells, Secrets, and Snowberry Tea: Part TwoLuther didn't look offended at all. "Oh, I'm not even paying. It was Griptor's gift to me, for services to the hotel. Two weeks in Terror Mountain! A warm suite in the Mountain Lodge!"|
|Secret of the Advent Calendar: Part Three"Are you crazy?" Kikoo asked. "The cage floor and bars are solid steel; even you can't dig through that! The only way to get rid of these bars is to melt them, and the only fire is guarded by the meepits..."|
|The Adventures of Trina: The Return of the Staff - Part Three"Stacey, we really have to leave now. We have many things to do today," the Usul told the tour guides and smiled sweetly. The two brown Meercas stopped in their tracks. They turned around and their gleaming eyes focused right at Trina's sleepy face...|
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"Broken Scarabs" by nut862
He wasn't about to eat the dry cracker, knowing it would only make his throat burn for water. As it was, if the sun got much hotter, the Scarab Cookie would soon be a Burnt Scarab Cookie. Though it was lunchtime, Tomos didn’t feel like moving a muscle to swipe something to eat. Suddenly, a ghost of a refreshing taste came to his mouth, taunting him. Strawberries. Pyramid strawberries...
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"It's not the message that bothers me," replied Rorey grumpily. "It's the way they go about proclaiming that message! Since when does love and cheer have to be pink?"
Tomos squinted up into the white sun, willing it to stop shining for just an instant of relief. He could understand why thieves chose to work in the cool darkness of night. Why hadn't the princess ever tried a campaign to turn her entire population nocturnal?
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