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Nice save, Kore, but he still knows what you really think.  I don't think Grant appreciates his new full-time job.

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Aging telepath Evil Overlord Xander has traded his youthful dream of joining the US military and using his superpowers to benefit humanity for over-the-hill cynicism, self-imposed exile on his private zoo-for-crazy-people Eynhallow Island, and a serious case of May-December midlife crisis.  And technically it's only kidnapping if she tries to leave.

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BornOnTheNinth's avatar
Let's be honest, "babysitting a temperamental telepath" was already Grant's full-time job. 
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chateaugriefProfessional Digital Artist
quite.
Chickenleg9999's avatar
He looks scared.....
OOOOHHHH
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chateaugriefProfessional Digital Artist
and if xander looks scared....well...I think he means it.  
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MYSTOORIOUSE!!
CrimsonSunset218's avatar
Oooooh is he really devious enough to fake weakness in front of her to give her confidence?

Hmm... Is he looking for company or just a worthy opponent?  I wonder if Shane is going to have some surprise role to play in this story. :plotting:

Poor Grant.  Stuck babysitting two telepaths.  As if one wasn't already challenging enough...
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chateaugriefProfessional Digital Artist
Oh he's much much more devious than that.  He's winding everyone up like a spring, and is going to release it all at once.  Evil plan ahoy.  Of which Shane figures in centrally.  Hey, Xander's already told everyone exactly what he's going to do, way back in chapter 1.  

Poor Grant.  Grant has already guessed the entire show.  Hence nagging.  
CrimsonSunset218's avatar
Well, right... but whose going to take Xander seriously when it's only Chapter 1?  Surely he can't have meant everything he said... right?  XD  He might still change... right?  XP
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Kimiko140Hobbyist General Artist
Xander should know that he needs other people. Humans are sociable animals and one will go crazy if isolated for a long period of time.
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chateaugriefProfessional Digital Artist
the one thing Xander has never managed to be is isolated.  everyone else lives inside his head, but that's got to be a really empty way to deal with people. maybe he has more friends than he knows.   
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Kimiko140Hobbyist General Artist
I meant he needs true friends, the resistance is planning to overthrow him and the rest are just afraid. He needs someone who likes him for who he is. A REAL best friend.
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chateaugriefProfessional Digital Artist
You're exactly right, that's what he's angling for.  In his own difficult to follow, but completely logical way.   
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Kimiko140Hobbyist General Artist
... He's just not doing it right... XD
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Xander actually looked alarmed. He couldn't pick up that coffee cup? Now that could be a problem he's avoiding--perhaps his powers are starting to diminish, and he wants to reach a goal only he knows before he slips too far. 
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chateaugriefProfessional Digital Artist
That's what it looks like right now, doesn't it?  He's playing a dangerous game here, right out in the open for everyone to see.  Heart=plastered firmly to sleeve.
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SkaramineHobbyist Traditional Artist
Kore just frightened the scariest man on Earth. 
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chateaugriefProfessional Digital Artist
xander is going to do scary like nobody's business...countdown beginning now   (I'm so hyped about the next few weeks! woooo!)  
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SkaramineHobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I've been seeing too much "identifiable" with our man Xander, forgetting that he's a human bomb of Doctor Manhattan-level power. 
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ozymandias: I just nuked new york, you're too late to stop me, now you must join me!
manhattan: I suppose it's inevitable.
xander: I brought beer.  Sucks to be a Yankees fan.  Can we do Los Angeles next?
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SkaramineHobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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4eyes0soulHobbyist Writer
Wait, have you read the Darth Bane Trilogy by Drew Karpyshyn? If not, then interesting minds think alike.
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chateaugriefProfessional Digital Artist
I have not kept up on my Star Wars since Episode II drove me to utter despair.  But if it's good, I'll certainly check it out!  Can't be bad, right, Sith are always awesome.  Join the dark side, step in time!  I would love to read a good dark side story come to think of it.
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4eyes0soulHobbyist Writer
Darth Bane created the Rule of Two, had living armor before it was cool, and the series is mainly his POV. But those money-grubbing, lazy Disney Executives made the entire thing non-canon.
I asked because your story has a bunch of similarities to the second and third books.
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chateaugriefProfessional Digital Artist
I'll definitely check it out.  and i'll keep my eye out for those similarities because i always love to see those!  i'll never forgive the disney execs for non-canoning Thrawn. if they're going to play canon games, this is my canon game:  Another Theory by PHUZface1 by the talented PHUZface1
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