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B01.013 – The Novice Dorm

Feeling troubled, Von sought out the Novice Dorm where he expected a jolly reception since he was always in demand as a storyteller. Instead, he was greeted by the sight of six-year-old Chester staring, perplexed, at a knot of girls … Continue reading

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B01.012 – Di Mon Visits Eva’s

Section 12: Di Mon Visits Eva Eva pulled Von close, and then eased off, crinkling her nose. “Vanilla again,” she said disapprovingly. “Is Liege H’Us giving you Demoran perfume?” “It is just the way I smell, all right?” he told … Continue reading

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B01.011 – Eva

Chapter 2: Day in a Courtesan’s Life Von shot upright out of a perfect landing and dropped his dancer’s sword, crying, “Eva!” His den mother was bent over, rubbing the heel of her hand into a leg cramp. “It’s nothing,” … Continue reading

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B01.009 – Ann Waits Alone

Thomas hailed Ann on the radio as soon as they stabilized in normal space. “Are we sane?” he asked. “I am,” she told him curtly. “How’s your passenger, Ranar?” “Out cold!” Thomas sounded merry about it. “Our boy genius doesn’t … Continue reading

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B01.007 – Prepping for Flight

En route to the docks, the next day, Ann was itching to ask Thomas about how he experienced the jump but knew it was a pilot superstition not to ask. To her, jumps were like plunging through water, sometimes churned … Continue reading

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B01.006 – Ann’s Idea of Research

Alone in her quarters, Ann considered resorting to a mood lifter, but taking drugs felt like admitting her emotional existence was no more than a by-product of biochemistry. She preferred to feel she had every right to be miserable. Instead … Continue reading

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B01.005 – Creamy Dreamy Ranar

“I don’t like the idea of you risking your life on the strength of that one’s grip,” Lurol told Ranar when Thomas had strutted off to entertain himself, “let alone his good intentions. He’s a dozen trips shy of a … Continue reading

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