Gutter(Prologue)Gutter4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A wet splash echoed in the twisting chamber each time one of Nemi's boots made contact with the dank water coating the floor. Despite the slime clinging to her boots, however, Nemi's expression stayed determined, her brows slightly furrowed in concentration. Her splashing steps were fixed in a continuous, rather monotonous rhythm, until she reached a fork in the tunnels, where they paused. A few moments later, she turned on her heel and chose the left passage, confidence making her steps lighter than before. The package slung over her shoulder swung back and forth as she walked, but she didn't seem concerned in the slightest for it's welfare, tossing it over her shoulder to get it out of her way when it slipped forward again.
Twenty years ago, a person traveling this far underground, even in the treacherously winding sewers, would be decidedly normal. The underground sewers had then been a source
Fortitude - Chapter XXXFortitude - Chapter XXX5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"…you awake, General…? Sir, I'm sorry to… urgent matter."
Somewhere between slumber and wakefulness, I vaguely felt something leave my side, taking with it a great deal of warmth. I furrowed my brow and stirred, opening my eyes to see Link's shadowy figure slip out of the dark tent. Concerned, I shook myself awake and left my bedroll to pull on my boots and follow.
Outside the trees stood black and mysterious beneath a midnight sky. Everywhere fireflies danced amidst the shadows, but if not for Theodus' lantern I might not have seen him at all.
"…The Vandelians are terrorizing them," he was telling Link, who stood listening with his arms crossed. "They've taken this to a whole new level, no doubt on Ashton's orders. They need more men if they have any hope of controlling the situation."
Dread weighed on my heart as I awaited Link's response. I knew what he would say.
"Gather a company of our best soldiers," he instructed Theodus. "And ready the horse