|For an easier life
||Issue: 282 | 9th day of Running, Y9
|Another Hero's Journey: Part NineHe wasn't going to stop till he found out what they were up to. Not even his plan to find Rohane would stop him right now...|
|Sword of the Shapeshifter: Part SevenThe Kougra's eyes were harder and sharper than the blade that shimmered in her hand, but she wasted no breath in shooting back, choosing instead to let the sword do the talking...
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|Legend Seekers: Mysterious Magic - Part EightSilver-white tendrils spread across the sea and anchored themselves on the sand. Slowly at first, the surface of the ocean turned to frost, then the frost thickened into a narrow pathway of solid ice. Awesome! It really works!|
|Tangled Up in Blu: Part EightThe loud clash of weapons filled the otherwise silent Maraquan evening...|
|Catching Up: Part FiveThe Fire Faerie nodded. "It's often the Light Faerie," she said, coming to stand next to Patricia, "who leads the group. Who makes it all happen..."|
|The Mirror of Memories: Part SevenSuddenly, I heard a sturdy knock on the door. I rushed over to it, wondering if it was Malin. But then again, she'd probably have a key to her own house, and wouldn't be knocking...|
|Spells, Secrets, and Snowberry Tea: Part Five"You fell off the mountain, didn't you?" the Pteri gasped. "Man, you're one lucky Cybunny..."|
|Petpet Adventures: Runaway - Part FourThe port lay before Folfeux. It was built on a large cove to the west of Shenkuu and the water glistened dully in the late afternoon light. It had only taken a day to reach, but already the small Juma was tired...|
|The Adventures of Trina: The Return of the Staff - Part SixTrina couldn't hold on much longer. She just had to jump, no matter how much she doubted herself. Without another thought, she stared at Malkus Vile...|
|One Big Happy Family: Part FourThe Lupe reread the letter, hoping beyond hope that she had somehow misinterpreted the neat writing. But it still gave her the same terrible news. Rfawn had run away. He was gone. And it was her fault...|
|Cry of the Angel: Part Three"Of course!" May said before Nicole could open her mouth. "Is it okay if you sleep in my closet? The center is really roomy and kinda comfy..."|
|The Royal Meridell Garden Party: Part TwoRed smiled sweetly. "You'd better put it on," she said in an even sweeter voice, "or you won't be allowed into the garden party..."|
|Vanity: Part TwoHe offered his arm and she placed hers lightly on top. She knew from living with Sarah that this was the customary way beauty contestants of opposite genders in the area traveled in public. She also knew from having a brain that it was going to be hard to keep her arm up...|
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"Torn Loyalties and Broken Promises" by jjquil
Down in the arena, Tormund lunged forward, silver blade flashing in the sun. His strike bounced harmlessly off of Jeran's steel chest plate, parried by the older Lupe's swift down stroke. They circled each other warily; sweat trickling down beneath their hot metal armor...
|Torn Loyalties and Broken Promises|
It was today, the final day, that had excited murmurs racing throughout the packed crowd. Tensions ran high, for today was the biggest event of all - the hero's exhibition match...