ANDA So many doors. So many possibilities and mysteries. But there was only one door Anda cared about. “Do you know what they’re talking about in there?” Anda asked Hannah. They sat on a wooden bench across from the conference room door where Mica, Cassandra, Ben, and several others whose names she didn’t know met […]Read more "Chapter 67: A Song of Sorrow and Sea Billows"
While Juliette is considered the Mother of the Prophets, she is also the first Seer, and all Seers to this day follow in her footsteps. The facts of her life are few, but her impact has been felt for hundreds of years and will continue to be felt until the end of Nova and the […]Read more "The First Seer, from the Seer’s Manual, by Colonel Alayla Mason"
MICA Mica had never felt so uncomfortable in her entire life as she did in their odd little group: herself, Anda, Cassandra, Stephen, the White Seer, and their gray-clad Guides. The sister who wasn’t her sister, the woman who had saved them both, the young man she didn’t know what to think of, the disgraced […]Read more "Chapter 66: You Can’t Unring a Bell"
MICA Mica froze and stared at the White Seer. She had not heard Anda’s full name in such a long time that it sounded odd. Foreign. Like seeing a flower your whole life and then finally learning its name. Familiar, yet strange. But why would Anda want to see her? Given everything that had happened, […]Read more "Chapter 65: Face to Face with a Different Twin"
MICA Mica watched her brother fail again. He had said that he would restore Anda when they found her, but after Ben had tried to restore her memories, Anda just looked at them like they were strangers. He had failed them all again, and Mica didn’t know what to do next. Bright lights overhead flashed […]Read more "Chapter 64: When Everything and Nothing Changes"
Subject 1 is extraordinary. I never imagined such power from one of them. We’ve been experimenting now for weeks, and the raw force of her abilities astounds me. But more than that, Subject 1 has abilities we didn’t know existed: Subject 1 has healing powers. We discovered her ability accidentally. Marta had a scrape from […]Read more "Subject 1: Progress"
ANDA The days blurred together, gray and white and bright like rain trailing down a window, warping and distorting everything. They wouldn’t let Anda leave the medical bay. She knew she would escape eventually, but she had to bide her time and plan more carefully. Her first attempt had failed because she’d been careless, but […]Read more "Chapter 63: Juliette"
ANDA Why didn’t it work? Anda sat for test after test after test in the medical bay and wondered why it didn’t work—why didn’t she remember? Ben, the man who claimed to be her brother, had tried to restore her memories but had failed. Was there something wrong with her? Was she not… somehow enough? […]Read more "Chapter 62: Standing in the Barrel of a Gun"
MICA Darkness engulfed her. The transport jostled its way up the mountainside towards the Unseen City, and Mica was grateful for the time to be alone with her thoughts. She could forget about everything if she wasn’t looking at Ben, or Aaron, or the small, scared face of Dr. Emma Henderson, the doctor saved by […]Read more "Chapter 61: Why Didn’t It Work?"
Rice and beans. Again. With such a vibrant economy and all the people in the country working so hard, you’d think that there would be more to show for it than rice and beans. But you were thankful for what you got. Double portion because you were a tall, young male working a manual labor […]Read more "The Lost Burner"