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  1. 3 hours ago, Anguished_One said:

    THANK YOU SIS!!!!!!!! 

    14 minutes ago, Just a Silvereye said:

    *dryer than the Sahara* Thanks.

     

    Btw, this was 49 pings (50 if you include Cataclysm). I counted. I definitely dont have anything better to do, such as starting my revisions for next week's exams.

    BEST OF LUCK ON YOUR EXAMS!! I have a midterm today and many lessons to finish before it so...bye love yall! 

  2. 1 hour ago, Doomslug Doomslug Doomslug said:

    EditEdit: oops, I didn't miss it nvm:

    And why don't we rewrite the stars?

    Oh well, 

    HAKUNA MATATA!

    Edit: idk if this has been done before, I didn't read the whole thread

    It doesn't matter if it has, we can do it again if it has :P :D

    What a wonderful phrase!

  3. 17 minutes ago, Edema Rue said:

    @The Wandering Wizard @Weaver of Lights 👀 

    Bet:

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    “Lizzy?”

    Liz blinked. The voice was too loud for this late at night. “Hmm?” She mumbled.

    “Our year’s almost up, Lizzy.”

    Liz sat up, looking over at Siylna. She was lying on her back, looking up at the ceiling. “Three months,” Liz said quietly.

    “Two weeks.”

    “Four days.” Liz paused. “Ien gets three more years.”

    “Would you stay here that long, if you could?” Siylna sounded…curious? Fully awake now, Liz shook her head, knowing her friend couldn’t see.

    “I don’t know, Si,” she said. “Would you?”

    “Yes,” Siylna said fervently. “Yes, Lizzy, I would. Because if I could stay that long, I’d be nobility. And then I could go out into the world, and my life would mean something.”

    There was quiet, and for a moment Liz wondered if Siylna had fallen asleep. “So what do we do now?” She whispered, not expecting an answer.

    “I don’t know,” Siylna said. “But it needs to mean something. Whatever we do, we can’t let ourselves be forgotten.”

    “We won’t,” Liz said. “I swear it. We won’t.”

    “We could change the world,” Siylna murmured sleepily.

    Liz sat up sharply. “Si.”

    “Mm?”

    “After our year ends…you have no plans? None?”

    Siylna sat up too, perhaps hearing the urgency in Liz’s voice. “You know I have no home, no family. The best I can hope for is to marry a merchant.”

    “Unless…”

    “Unless?”

    Liz grinned into the darkness. “That’s freedom, Si. That’s something people like Ien can only imagine…so let’s do it.”

    Siylna yawned. “Lizzy. Darling. I’ve known you long enough to know that you mean it. But…seriously?”

    “Sure,” Liz said, a faint twinkle in her eye. “And, just for fun…why not make it a bet?”

    Siylna laughed. Liz threw a pillow at her. “Never a quiet moment with you, is there, Lizzy.”

    Liz shrugged. “What, quiet? Sounds boring…”

    Siylna through the pillow back. “Fine. And what are you betting, my dear?”

    Liz pondered for a long moment. “I bet…” she said. “I bet that, using a hero of my choice, I can change Arania into paradise as we’ve always imagined it.”

    Siylna was quiet. “And how is that, specifically?”

    “No slaves,” Liz said immediately. “Peasants can spend more than a year at the Academy, and the brightest will be provided for. And there’ll be a benevolent ruler.”

    Siylna was quiet again. “I get to choose your hero.”

    Liz felt her heart pounding, felt a smile creeping up on her. “Those aren’t very good odds, Si.”

    Siylna snorted. “You haven’t heard what I’m betting yet.”

    “Oh do tell, then.” Liz tried, unsuccessfully, to keep from giggling. 

    “I bet,” Siylna murmured, “that I can improve more lives than your hero, all on my own.”

    Liz frowned. “But what if we both succeed? Who wins?”

    “Lizzy…you know that…this bet…”

    “Yes?” 

    “It can’t end until one of us–or your hero–dies.”

    Liz shivered, feeling a sudden thrill of terror, or perhaps excitement. “So…the winner…will be decided by the gods. Paradise for the winner, and for the loser...” Both girls were quiet for a long, long time. But neither was in danger of falling asleep. This bet…this was a promise. A promise that Liz’s life didn’t end here. That after she was done at the Academy, she wouldn’t go home. She wouldn’t fade to nothing. “Quite a bet,” she finally said.

    “Quite a bet,” Siylna agreed. “But…we’re doing it?”

    “We’re doing it.”

    Siylna laughed, and Liz could almost hear the smile in her voice. “Lizzy, Lizzy, Lizzy…we’re never going to live quiet little lives, are we?”

    “Do you even need to ask?”

    “No,” Siylna murmured. “No, I suppose I don’t.”

    Liz lay back down, though she knew she wouldn’t be sleeping. Suddenly, a thought occurred to her. “When will you choose?”

    “Choose?”

    “My hero.” This person would, after all, determine just how long Liz’s odds were…and Siylna had never been the type to go easy—or even fair—on her opponent. There was a quiet laugh from the corner. Siylna sounded almost somber. “Si?”

    “Lizzy…I’ve already chosen.”

    And?” Liz asked, contemplating throwing her pillow at her. 

    “Ien.”

    What?” But even as she said it, Liz felt the color draining from her face. Of course…

    “It’s not so cruel as it seems,” Siylna said quickly. “If you let him live the life they’ve planned for him, you’ll lose him. So make him your hero, and he’ll be with you for the rest of your life.”

    Liz shivered. It shattered her heart; to make a hero, you had to break them. Ien would hurt. And yet, even as she ached at the pain she knew he’d feel, she was planning. Perhaps Siylna didn’t realize it, but letting her use Ien was a strange blessing. Because she knew him. She knew how to build him up. 

    And she knew exactly how to break him. 

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    So this is a very VERY rough draft. Any and all feedback is very appreciated!! I’ll definitely be rewriting this multiple times. 

     

    Agree with Lightweaver this is amazing and not what I expected and you need more rep for it :3

  4. 9 minutes ago, Edema Rue said:

    Aby nodded. A part of her felt guilty but underneath it was something far more...raw. Something angry. Something determined. "Is this really the only way?" She asked, looking at Ahna's eyes. "Do...do we really have to do this?"

    A flicker of uncertainty sparked behind her eyes and she quickly smothered it. "I believe it is child. If you're not on the top then everyone will just trample over you."

  5. 13 minutes ago, Edema Rue said:

    Aby blinked in his direction. 

    Aby’s eyes widened. “What…what do you mean?” Her lip trembled. “I…I’m sorry, Madame. Maybe I’m just not strong enough to do what needs to be done.”

    She rested her hand on her shoulder comfortingly. "Don't worry child soon you will. We'll help you be strong enough that no one will ever hurt you again."

  6. 2 hours ago, SmilingPanda19 said:

    Rosalind continues to stand by the door. She eyes the vomit and then looks over at Ahna and Aby out of the corner of her eye. She remains silent, waiting for some form of command from either, she doesn’t dare speak up. 

    She raises her hand from her hair, a secret command allowing her to speak her mind.

    1 hour ago, Edema Rue said:

    "But-" Aby's eyes filled with tears. "I don't want to be like them," she whispered.

    Her eyes hardened, "I thought I taught you better, but I guess not."

  7. 2 hours ago, Edema Rue said:

    Aby’s eyes widened. “I don’t…” she paled. “One of them just died. It’s not fair, they’re just kids. These are innocent kids and we’re sending them to their deaths! We’re doing to them what they did to us.”

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    I'll answer in the pm :P

    Ahna's eyes hardened, "they're not innocent. Their parents would have raised them to do the same to us as their entertainment," she spat. 

  8. 3 hours ago, Edema Rue said:

    Aby’s face was faintly green. She stumbled into the room, barely seeming to notice Rosalind. Abruptly, she fell to her hands and knees and vomited. “We need to let the tributes go,” she whispered. 

    @Lord Spirit

    Emma looks outside and quickly ushers her inside, shutting the door behind her. "Why do you say that," she purrs, stroking Ahna's hair. "You know that saying such things might make you a tribute, right?"

    @Edema Rue @SmilingPanda19

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