Spider's Blade - Chapter 9Chapter 9 - Daughters of ForestShe is returned...The girl who stole him...The girl who took him away...The girl with the name like courage...She who stole him from you is returned...A figure masked by autumn leaves raised her head.With a swift, forestial movement, she made a leap from the tree she was perched in and landed at the entrance to a massive stone temple. She dashed forward and made a single swift leap onto the top of a thick, sturdy hedge that formed a maze; then she shot forward and leapt across the tops of them. When the bushed thinned, she leapt from them, with her feet to the trunk.The autumn figure was swift, fast, and agile. She raced up the trunk, onto the topmost branch, and shot along it, then leapt. She caught another branch with her hands, arced around it, and surged forward, leaping from tree to tree until she arrived at a section of forest with leafless, branchless, flat-topped trees.She landed smoothly on the top of one of these trees and
Spider's Blade - Chapter 8Chapter 8 - Castle MysteryLink and Adi wasted no time. They crossed Hyrule Field with ease, stopping only when they had flagged down Malon and Talon's milk cart for two bottles of Lon Lon Milk. Link was fortunate he had decided to keep his Bottle Belt and wallet out the previous night, but he and Adi were still more or less weaponless - save the Medigoron Sword, Rutela Shield, Hookshot, and Trinity of Truth - as he and Adi stepped into Castle Town.Adi glanced around cautiously. "I have not been in this market for so long," she admitted. "It is such a busy place.""I won't argue that," Link replied. He remembered the first time ever he had come into Castle Town - in a time none would remember, he had been extremely curious and a little frightened. Now, however, it was just a bustling community with a princess who didn't believe him."So," Adi asked, turning to Link, "where can we find this Mask Salesman?"Link turned towards her. "Come with me, I'll take you to him.
Spider's Blade - Chapter 7Chapter 7: Arcane ReflectionLink woke when the sun did - mostly because he was facing the sunrise window of Adi's guest room. He had fallen asleep surprisingly quickly - to the point that if he had not taken off his gear before lying down on the double-king-sized bed, he would have woken very uncomfortably.He turned his head to see Farore still asleep, facing him. Her emerald hair had fallen over her eyes, and Link realized she had not woken because he had - indeed, he still was - shielding her from the sun. Realizing that, he decided he wouldn't rise until she woke.Softly, he shifted towards Farore, reached out, and brushed the hair out of her face. The room, half-lit from sunrise, caught her features and gave her a beauty caught between mortal and immortal. Her expression was a sleepy form of content, and her jade hair shimmered in the light, bringing to mind a forest at sunset. He rested his hand next to her and didn't risk moving until she woke.The sun continued to rise
Evia Saga - Chapter 16Chapter 16: Iced Darkness, Warriors EndarkenedIt was hard to notice time passing. Zero and Umbria marched across continually shifting terrain, with Anbu before them and - having joined them after they had left the Shiruba vicinity - an army of Shinkans behind them.Umbria was scared Mulchless. There was no other word for it. The Evia Gang knew about Umbra Hearts, but there was simply no way to prepare you for creatures corrupted by the pit of a shadow in one's heart. Merely the eyes - white pupils and black corneas where they were distinguishable, inverted straight when they were not - made Umbria shudder every time she glanced at them.Zero was even worse. Nearly every Umbra he had seen, he recognized. They were 'villagers' he had sided with as a Zorua. Merely their presences threatened to take him and replace him with the wolverine. Had Umbria not been with him, he would already have been Kuekuatsheu - and he would likely be unable to pull himself out.Anbu had not bee
Evia Saga - Chapter 15Chapter 15: Nightmare All Over AgainAnbu was perched at a hill that overlooked the Town of Shiruba. His lead assets were motionless at his side, like all commanded Umbra Hearts were. Darkness rippled around his eye as he gazed towards the town. The Zoroark was in a guest house at the south end of town, and he waited only for a single, powerful figure to step inside. Once the figure had stilled, he whispered to the Lilligant he had selected."Put them all to sleep."The Lilligant gave a dark cry. Sleep Powder emerged from her, passing through the air and slowly creeping towards the town. Anbu watched with pleasure as it arrived at the guest house and found all the nooks and crannies through which to ensleep its occupants.Then he called to the other three he had chosen - a Serperior, an Emboar, and a Samurott. "It's time. Let's move out.""Spere hasn't returned yet."Koba's words caused Desu to close her eyes. The school had only recently calmed down; had it not been for Tamashi