Part 25: Whiskey

Oliver stood in the elevator as it ascended. His mouth was suddenly dry. He again and again checked that all of his weapons were ready. The steady thrum of the elevator was his only companion. The elevator slowed and then finally stopped. The doors unceremoniously opened. Before him a wall of windows. The room was […]

Part 24: Fair Fights

Shading his eyes, Oliver looked up at the immense building in front of him. It seemed like every time he came to visit Marcus, the Digenesis Pharmaceuticals building was taller. “Very subtle, Marcus,” Oliver whispered to himself, tucking his hands into his pockets. “Very, very subtle, and well hidden.” After a moment of consideration and […]

Part 23: Acceptance

Grace reached into the shower and turned the water on.  She held her hand in the spray, testing temperature. “Well, get talking.” Grace said.  Her frustration was still bubbling at the surface, but she figured she’d wait to understand Alice’s part of the story before chewing her out. She unbuttoned her pants, threw off her […]

Part 22: Explanations

After a brief moment of darkness and a feeling like a soft wind on her face, Grace opened her eyes to see she was standing in her apartment alongside Andy. Grace had never been particularly sentimental about anything, but after such a chaotic day filled with new, strange things, coming home felt safe. It felt […]

Part 21: Underbelly

Oliver drank deep on the alien blood.  The silver burned his throat, but he had become accustomed to such things.  He needed strength, especially for the next part of his day. He was sprawled over the dead creature, almost as if he was trying to pin it to the ground.  He was crouched on his […]

Part 20: Going Home

For a moment, everything was still. Alice, Grace, and Andy all stood in silence, listening to Derick’s muffled sobs as he pressed his face into Walter’s tangled hair. Alice stood quietly over her brother. Grace rubbed her arms anxiously, blood still dripping down her face and onto her shirt. Andy turned away, wanted to give […]

Part 19: Walter

Alice stepped hurriedly, but lightly.  Trying to make progress, but trying not to draw attention.  She could feel the pain in her body subsiding, so what ever had taken place was over.  Her throat was tight, her heart was racing.  Anticipation was very nearly undulating across her skin. She neared a cafe that had a […]