By Robert Sier
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The study was as meticulously arranged as always. Stone shelves of ancient books and recent reproductions lined the walls and a massive desk dominated the center of the room. The fireplace occupying the north wall had solid metal gates to help prevent the flames from escaping. Lord Michael's hands were clamped down on the edge of the gates. “Michael, please! ” Closer to his liege he could hear a faint sizzling as Michael's hands cooked. “MICHAEL. ” Ricardo grabbed his friend's wrists and tugged.
Not the same as fixing it. Styx will fix it. ” His gaze grew distant. “The Hands are already looking. ” He looked down at his ruined hands. “These, we can fix. Lydia, though? ” 61 *** Thursday, October 27, 3481. Time: Early morning. Location: Wilderness, claimed by Overarchy. Initially inside of Derek's head. Derek sat at the console in his unconscious mind, brooding. He had spent his sleeping hours trying to take his mind off the inevitable: he was alone. Even in his dreams, nobody was there to comfort him, not even Shadow.
Between her and her companion, they'd have to refill it at least once per day. A small cask held powder that looked black in the pale light. She wasn't sure, but she suspected it to be gunpowder. She almost threw it away, but considered that, annoying as it was, Sheralys did know the future, and if she'd packed gunpowder, it was probably because Mycah would need gunpowder. 55 The last thing inside was a tightly-wrapped cotton pad with something hard inside. The pad untied easily and unwrapped in moments, revealing three crystalline vials that appeared black in the green light.