“Do you ever get one of those days where you’re acutely aware?” Caldar asked rather impressed he could still say acutely when he’d had this much to drink “That you’re always running out of time? Every day. Just…running out of time.” This was the sort of thing that didn’t always make sense to humans his age and you definitely couldn’t say in front of people you’d be in charge of in a couple of years. He’d been saying a lot of things like that to Mei over the past week.
“All, the time.” Mei sighed. “When you’re a kid you think you’ve got f
By and large across the world rats and humans owned the cities. Here and there the seagulls took over by a coastal town or two, and the rats took a bit of exception to that, seeing the rule of those urban sprawls as sort of their thing.Obviously there were vampires to contend with too, there were always vampires to contend with. Snotty buggers, but vampires were usually city folk too. Far easier to have a quick drink on the way home without arousing suspicion and drawing lynch mobs to you in a big city. And if the three groups squabbled as neighbours squabbled; if the rats fought with the vampires and the seagulls and foxes from time to tim
Sian woke, her mouth had that dry, clammy taste to it, like someone had stuffed sawdust in her mouth, that she associated with a blow to the head. What had happened...the last she remembered she'd been...dancing? Yes dancing, half lost in that stupid bloody fantasy, with what two men? As if two men'd ever bother fighting for her. Still it had been more pleasant than wandering through the blood desert trying to punish a man for charging for water and fighting men who wore feathers and changed into wild dogs, that was for sure. Her biggest injury had been falling off the stage there at the end. Her head still ached a little, but she