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The sphere was getting unbearably huge.
During the millennia, he had become - well, not contented, but resigned at least, to his situation, when suddenly, the dome had expanded, become spherical. He hadn't been prepared, and had almost dropped it, the rounded sides slipping in his hands.
When he squinted through it, he saw the world had changed. It was no longer floating on the sea, but rather, the sea was encompassing a green globe, resting in the center. The stars on the sphere twinkled and poked out from the dark matter, occasionally outshone by the sun as it passed underneath them on its journey around this new body.
With a sigh, he placed his hands a little wider apart, steadying the new world above him.
Earthbound - page 2 Finally free of Tossin’s clutches for the day, Taeira and Korren hurried down to the courtyard to meet up with their friends before supper. Maybe they would have time for a game of earthbound. They came down the stone stairs leading to the inner court yard, just in time to hear Devi complain, ”And I just don’t see why Father wants anything to do with someone like him!” She shook her fair head and looked between the two boys in front of her for confirmation, hands aggressively in her sides.More Like This
”What’s wrong?” Korren asked, coming to a standstill behind her.
Laren sighed. ”Same old. Devi’s complaining about the Keeper,” he said, his usual, good-natured smile a little worn as he glanced up at Dann next to him.
”Well, he’s a monster!” Devi said, turning fiercely on
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They stared at each other, neither one blinking. Muscles tensed, they were both slightly hunched and ready to spring into action.
“I didn’t see Lord Gerinn at dinner,” Taeira said, her dark eyes never leaving her brother’s. She was small for a nine year old, and her brother, one year older, stood a head taller than her.
”Nah,” Korren said, warily blowing a shaggy, black tuft of hair out of his eyes. ”The Keeper returned today, the Lord’s probably receiving his report.” He took a step toward her, and she backed away, shaking off a shudder. She had never seen a scarier man than the Keeper of Peace, and she sincerely hoped never to meet the one that actually was scarier.
Korren noticed the shudder and acted, silently congratulating himself on the brilliance of mentioning the Keeper. H
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She was beautiful. Even to flatlanders. Or maybe especially to flatlanders. Though her pale, moonstone-like face was contorted by despair, there was no denying Raeine’s almost otherworldly delicate beauty.
As she stood on the sill, the wind tearing at her scant clothing, she looked down on the moat, so far, far below. It seemed so much further from the window sill than it had done from inside the room. Her blue-black, curly hair resembled raven wings, as it twisted and coiled this way and that in the updrafts.
A sudden splintering noise from behind her made her look back over her shoulder. The Keep’s Own had already found out she had blocked the door, and were now trying to break it down, but the heavy set of drawers should keep them for at least a couple of moments.
Drawing a shuddering breath, she lo