'All day staring at the ceiling,
Making friends with shadows on my wall,
All night hearing voices telling me,
That I should get some sleep,
Because tomorrow might be good for something.'
- Matchbox 20,
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Part III of the Catching Fireflies Saga.
Welcome to the beginning of the end, kids. If you aren't familiar with CF I suggest you at least skim the 'Basic Plot' section. If you're returning it's basically the same as it has ever been - but we're going back to Alveus for the final stand against the Adduco.
We'll be going from the end of CF2 again, ignoring the events in the first CF3.
Living alone on an island for the most part of one's life didn't exactly leave them well equipped for change, Semper realised, as he shot what he supposed was Alveus a confused look. Things had changed, he'd known they would've, but to have changed to this extent was a miracle unto itself.
Well, he said miracle but to be fair it was more of a nightmarish change than the pleasant ones one would normally associate with the word. Nonetheless this was not the Alveus he recalled from his memories, and he found himself suddenly aware of exactly how little he knew of the country, now.
This place had been his home for years, but he found himself unable to recognise anything. He supposed that was what happened, ut even still it was a shock to his system, and not a good one.
Cinna surveyed his work-force, a grimace marring his features as he shot those who seemed to be slacking a glare. Tapping his fingers on the desk impatiently he smirked imperceptibly as they begn to visibly increase the speed at which they were working, fear of their leader's wrath enough incentive to force them into working faster.
Of course it probably wasn't fear of him so much as it was fear of his powers, Cinna told himself, before frowning ever so slightly. Not that there was much to be afraid of anymore. He'd stopped summoning so many illusions lately, and even when he did they were small, and blurred slightly as though one was looking at them through fog.
If anyone had noticed they didn't comment, but it seemed Cinna's Gifted powers were abandoning him.
"Let's go, then," Tai remarked to Gary, smirking almost maliciously as she cracked her knuckles, "I have certain things I'd like to see to." She grasped his hand as instructed, aware of how his powers would function in terms of travel, having been forced into circumstaces where she had had to work with other Presul plenty of times.
Of course plenty could go wrong, she supposed, and probably would too, considering the fragile nature of time.
It took her roughly 10 seconds to get past the barrier guarding Alveus. 2 seconds to teleport there, 3 to get her bearing and 5 to casually disarm every Adduco guard in the area. She frowned slightly. It would've been faster if the guards hadn't been so spread out; teleporting longer distances took more time.
Not that she'd been trying to set a record or anything, she told herself (althought she had), but she really had to get this over with as quickly as possible. Which was exactly why she should probably get a move on rather than loiter here, thinking nonsensical thoughts.
Yes, that would be best.