"You've got to be kidding me!" Ashton's face was flushed, panic clear in his voice. He flapped both hands uselessly in midair as if that could somehow ward Bowman off. Dias knew better. Dias knew that nothing less than the threat of immediate violence could ward off that fast-talking snake-oil salesman. Even if Ashton could admit that to himself, though, there was no way he'd ever put that knowledge to good use. "I'm no weaponsmith, I haven't worked a forge since I was twelve, I-I only ever helped my father repair his armor and stuff! All I did was carry coal and, and hand him things!"
"Yeah?" Bowman's grin spread like he'd won something;
Tsutsui jutted out his jaw and knotted his hands into fists. "I could too," he said.
"No you couldn't," Kaga said, sliding down in his seat until he was nearly parallel to the ground and kicking his legs out. A lit cigarette jutted out from between his first two fingers; once he was occupying enough space he brought that hand up and took another deep, lazy drag, making the tip glow its deep fiery orange. It was the only light in the little bus stop shelter, and it stood out like a beacon against the rapidly darkening night.
Tsutsui watched this process covertly, out of the corners of his eyes. "I-I could," he said defiantly, "if I wanted to
Yeah, that last journal is nearly two years old, let's replace it, huh? Here's some news: I collected up all of my original fiction (including Shadow of the Templar) and dumped it on a new website!
It's not very shiny, but it's new, and it's got everything in one place. Plus it's a slightly more appropriate location for my original stuff.
Also, I seem to have gotten tagged for a meme uhhhh last month (and failed to notice until just now, because I am one with the suck) so, without further ado, a quick OC meme:
1. Post 8 facts about your character.
2. Tag 8 some other characters.
3. Post their names with the creator's avata
Bringing me to four for four (for four)--four dA journal entries, four books, four years--I am here to announce that High Fidelity, the fourth and final book in the Shadow of the Templar tetralogy, is now live on the SotT minisite! Hot damn, I finished a long-term project!
Why, yes, these days I do only update this journal when I finish a new Shadow of the Templar novel, how kind of you to notice!
Eheh. Anyway. The third book in the series, With A Bullet, is now live on the Shadow of the Templar site! You should totally go read it. Only you should read The Morning Star and Double Down first, if you haven't, because that's how these things work. High-functioning critters, these novel things.