Chapter 67: A Song of Sorrow and Sea Billows

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 […]

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The First Seer, from the Seer’s Manual, by Colonel Alayla Mason

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 […]

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Chapter 66: You Can’t Unring a Bell

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 […]

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Chapter 65: Face to Face with a Different Twin

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, […]

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Chapter 64: When Everything and Nothing Changes

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 […]

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Subject 1: Progress

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 […]

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Chapter 63: Juliette

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 […]

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Chapter 62: Standing in the Barrel of a Gun

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? […]

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Chapter 61: Why Didn’t It Work?

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 […]

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