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Upon the evening... ProloguePreface
Upon the evening a king turned older, weaker
"Tell it again!" Quince insisted, snuggled up against a pile of pillows, hugging an extra-plush one with both sets of arms. In the background was the distorted, yet identifiable hint of a live musical band somewhere some rooms away from the sanctuary of the boy prince's quarters.
The veiled human by his bed sighed; "Child, It's a tale too long." Pushing back the garment that hid his face, the effeminate man held his own forehead as if it were about to separate from the rest of his face.
"But it's father's birthday! I wanna hear the story again 'bout how everything was built!"
Bottom of the BarrelChapter 2 - Bottom of the Barrel, Part One It wasn't much different than a past visit. Everything had continued to experience a low-level advancement towards eventual decay. It wasn't unusual on this station to see a technician standing by the wall with a panel fitted to said wall set aside on the floor as circuitry behind it demanded much needed attention. Big Barrel. It was a barrel, alright. A heaping mound of a space station that had switched and swapped hands far too many times. Why would anyone rehab it when patchwork could do? Every owner, for generations back, had been more interested in investing the port's profits into personal po
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Rope dug into Patrick’s wrists as he struggled to free his hands. His hot, damp breath washed over his face, trapped by the fabric sack secured over his head.
A floorboard creaked. Patrick froze, his back rigid against the chair, and strained his ears. Another creak.
“Hello?” he called.
The sound of swishing fabric.
“Who’s there? Where am I? Why’d you bring me here?” Blurred memories swam through his mind: drinking at the bar; stumbling home; a shadow sweeping out from an alley.
Fingers grasped his chin and jerked his head upward. “Hush.” A woman’s voice.
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