• Rescuing Drake

    If it had been anyone else Astra wouldn’t have let it bother her. During her time with the Council she’d come to understand why it was so important to know who was travelling where, and the people who could walk between worlds freely, without the tattoos that everyone else needed, were often dangerous. They had no rules to guide them the way the Walkers had, so they felt they were free to change things that shouldn’t be changed. Logically they should be arrested before they could do any damage. Executing them… well, there wasn’t space to keep them all in the cells. Until Drake was arrested she could easily explain…

  • Meeting Anna

    When Vitali walked into the college cafeteria it was almost entirely empty. He much preferred it when it was like that. The only time it was ever really full was at lunch, so he usually avoided it then. First he went to get a coffee. Normally he would have just bought a cheap one from a vending machine but he decided he wanted to buy a proper coffee from the coffee shop that they had in the cafeteria. A cappucino, to celebrate the fact that he had finally made a decision about his plans for the next couple of years. Once he’d paid for it he turned to leave the…

  • Waking Up

    The last thing I remember before falling asleep, or possibly passing out, was how badly my entire body ached. Like everyone else I’d had the injection. All the actors had gone first, waving for the cameras, somehow managing to act normal when they came out, as though everything was fine even though they must have all felt as bad as I did. The director had followed, because people knew him too, and it was important that they saw someone they felt they knew going in for the injection. It would do good things for the fear some of the newspapers had been spreading, about how the injection hadn’t been properly…

  • Found

    Very few humans ever found an entrance to the fae school. When they did it was seen as a great achievement and they were automatically accepted for training. Some of the older fae didn’t think that any human should ever be accepted into the fae school so they did all they could to make sure that all the entrances stayed hidden. It didn’t always work. Occasionally the increased protection actually helped a human find an entrance. Tamara was one of those humans. There hadn’t been a new human arrival at the school for five years when she found an entrance. At first she thought she was seeing things when she…

  • Arriving at the Brotherhood

    Tatiana was putting off the inevitable. Laying under a bush, uncomfortably, and watching the house was just a way of having a few more minutes alone. She didn’t want to become a part of the community that lived there. It was too easy to imagine what they were like and what she would have been like under different circumstances. From the first moment she had changed into animal form she’d been able to feel the pull of the crystal, but she hadn’t needed to follow it. When her parents had found her fox self curled up under her desk they had known, somehow, that it was their daughter. Looking down…

  • A Bad Idea

    Anne stared at her father. “No.” She shook her head. “Henry is bad enough mortal.” That was something she knew she’d only be safe saying at Hever, because everyone who worked there was loyal to her family, which was why her continuing existence was still a secret. “I don’t believe any King should be immortal, but Henry…” It was impossible not to think of the damage he’d caused when he tried to get over her by using her sister. “This is a mistake.”“I know.” Her father ran his tongue over his lips, looking uncertain. “He’s determined, though, and if it’s not you it’s going to be someone else.”“Father…”“Please don’t. Every…