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Azriel's head snapped up at the sound of Thae'a screaming something in a language that made his ears ache before she was on her feet and running towards the end of the hallway. Just as she reached it, Adïmshyl and Bayls came around the corner, the Lupherinre nearly knocking his mate over as he wrapped her …

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As his feet ate up the distance between the square and the Palace's main doors, his heart thudded in his chest. The panic that blossomed in his stomach consumed his abdomen before bleeding into his limbs leaving a peculiar numbness in its wake. It had been over a year since he had escaped Fènwa World, …

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"You cannot be serious! We can't just sit here while she fights on the Field and sieges against that City alone," Xitlali snarled, voice ringing off the walls of the hallway. Lulphé sighed loudly, eyes rolling up towards the ceiling as she closed them, not caring that it wasn't ladylike to do so. She was tired and this conversation had …

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It didn't matter that she had been here before: parrying blows from swords and hands and feet and magick alike. It didn't matter that she had fought seemingly countless battles before: knowing that any misstep could lead to her own death let alone the death of those she fought alongside. It didn't matter that she was …

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He heard the rumbling before Ka'ahne came to a halt ahead of them. Felt the shift of the air before Ka'ahne had turned, eyes wild, hand outstretched towards them, mouth falling open to cut off the words Qaeniri had started to say but he didn't catch the Qishir's words, barely even caught Qaeniri's. Everything slowed …

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He could hear them yelling behind him, begging him to slow down but he ignored them. If anything their shouts only spurred him to run all the faster, especially as Shiran thrashed against his awareness, the thrumming of its sentience like a second heartbeat that thundered alongside his own. The pulse-pulse of its connection to him, a …

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