LaF Round Six- pg. 3More Like This
Aureus was stunned by the number of people filling the medium-sized room. Yucca and Capuli drew his attention first. Yucca still looked rather out of sorts, lying half-curled on the bed, but the hummingbird was as energetic as ever.
“You made it back,” the small bird said in relief, zipping around Aureus’s head. “This late in the tournament, I didn’t know what might happen.”
“I didn’t encounter any trouble,” Aureus replied, “but I did see a fair number of the avian minions circling the Hotel still. This alliance you told me about… I’m glad to see it so strong in numbers.”
Capuli bobbed up and down proudly. “Fenix has done a lot of work getting us all together.”
Aureus cut to the question that nagged at him the most. “Is there a plan? Have you discovered anything?”
“The Thief isn’t as all-powerful as he seems,” the bird replied. “I managed to spy on him without
LaF Round Five- pg. 3More Like This
The dawn atmosphere seemed to possess a healing quality as Aureus walked, feet dampened by the dew on the grass. It would have been pleasant even had the previous circumstances not been appalling, but as they were, he relished the contrast. The palette of the field and wood facing him now was a calming one of blues and greens. There was a cool energy of life in the air, unlike in the stuffy hotel where decay was always around the corner, if it maintained even that great a distance. Insects’ sounds provided an ambient, living hum. All of it was a balm to Aureus’s tattered and sleep-deprived state. As well as a reassuring reminder that some things had gone on much the same as they always had, despite the change of century or whatever else.
He could see why Yucca would rather stay out here.
But where specifically? There were any number of directions a small mammal might have gone in, and they all looked equally promising. He knew admittedly nothing about Yucca’s species
LaF Round Five- pg. 4More Like This
Aureus paused, bemused. Now what? Should he pursue? He strained his senses for sight or sound of her. The forest sounds that had been so soothing earlier were now a distraction, an obscuring mask for Yucca’s movements. Aureus took a few swift but careful steps in the direction he supposed the solenodon to be, parting the dense foliage-laden branches. This yielded only fragmented glimpses of the forest floor.
As he was scrutinizing these attentively, a sharp pain shot through his left foot. He jumped back amid the whir of foliage and whip of branches bending back into place. Yucca clung tightly to his foot, defying the tumult. As her claws broke skin, Aureus felt her teeth sink in too, presumably for good measure. He kicked violently, hoping the force of that and the snag of the underbrush would break her hold. A whack against a small tree did it, and upon righting herself after the impact she shot off under the leaves once again.
The claws that had dug so many pitfall traps were
LaF Rounf Five- pg. 5 ENDThe Thief, morphing into view, grinned at the somber trio. The joy that had briefly flourished at finding Yucca alive deadened as Aureus realized the implications the Thief’s presence there carried.More Like This
The Thief cast a brief, disapproving glance on the still-sheathed weapon. “Not the show I bargained for, but it’s over and done. As promised, you’ve won the right to something,” the thylacine said, eyes boring into Aureus. It hadn’t been the Thief that he’d seen earlier. Looking at him now, he felt certain. Damned fool, Aureus thought once more.
He questioned whether to even accept the offer. Yucca laying there injured was not something he wanted to be rewarded for. And what help could he be in obtaining something of someone else’s? He thought about the things his opponents had lost. With Terotail, he had no idea what had driven the ferret to come here and to kill. Quite possibly it was something not his own to begin with.
But with the
The Clock Stops-Front Page|Rules and Information|Auditioning Information|FAQ|Competitors|Story|Finale |-More Like This
Although our time draws to a close-
Like the lifetime of a flower-
Permit us these, our final words,
And give the actors their last hour.
Aureus :iconcanis-ferox: :iconversusplz: :iconshinkoryu14:
Crossed times12-Escape 'DIRTY'More Like This
Chapter 12- Escape -DIRTY-
WARNING: THIS VERSION OF CHAPTER 12 CONTAINS A DETAILED SEX SCENE IF YOU CANT HANDLE IT FIND THE CLEAN VERSION!
"Sir, I just received a report from commander Cross; he has caught the second target, and has delivered him to the evac point, and he has no doubts that Zeus will follow after him" a solider reported to Randell with a salute.
"I see... tell the military to start pumping the Bloodtox, cut off his route... that monster, will be distracted with finding a way around long enough for our benefactors to extract whatever it is they want from him and escape the island with Altair" Randell said.
"Yes sir!" The solider said with another salute before he turned and left.
Desmond Miles rubbed his eyes tiredly as he helped the others pack their belongings into the large white van; they didn't have much in the way of personal belongings, most of it was computer parts and bits of tech they they kept with them at all times; there were
Chapter 14: Greene/PromisesMore Like This
Chapter 14: Greene/Promises
Rating: M (Scenes of blood, gore and violence)
Pairings: Altair/Alex, Desmond/Lucy, Shaun/Dana.
"Is everything in place?" Randell asked from his desk as he looked at the reports in his hands before glancing up at Sargent Cross, who straightened up a little, his boots clicking together faintly as he did so as he was addressed, before he nodded sharply in response as his superior.
"Yes sir, the squads have already began setting up the pumps of bloodtox in the streets, there's some resistance from the hunters as some of the spots are near the hive areas, but we brought in some heavy artillery and tanks to keep them at bay, so far it seems to be effective at keeping them at a distance”
"Excellent, if you continue to have trouble send in some air support to keep the area clear, I'm ready to leak information to the media so it will be on the news, all I need now is confirmation from McMullen and Dr Vidic to begin; there's no way Mercer will give up this
Crossed times 13-Calm before..More Like This
Chapter 13 Calm before the storm.
"You should have stayed with the target! Because of this the assassin is now gone and Abstergo expect us to pick up the pieces!" Randell yelled at Cross from across his large desk, Cross himself didn't so much as flinch at the others rage, he stood there like he was made of stone strong and resolute.
"I have no excuses sir, once the assassin was within the compound and they strapped him to that machine, I figured they didn't need me any further I should have known better, that the assassin would escape and that Zeus would come after him" Cross said softly as he watched the General pace back and forth in agitation "What do we do now?"
"I don't know" Randell said sounding exasperated as he fell into his large chair with a sigh "According to the reports, Altair didn't have what Abstergo wanted and their other escapee Desmond Miles is now missing, we know he's within the city but other than that we have no clues... we have to suspect that Zeus