Beyond the Wall: Chapter 1 (Part 1)

Gemini Green-3795 squatted in a maintenance alcove several stories above Theta Dome’s main airlock, her elbows on her knees, her tail squeaking against the scuffed metal surface behind her in impatience. For the nth time since agreeing to this meeting, she glanced towards the chronometer floating in one corner of her vision, then huffed into […]

Rule Number One

Sarah stood just inside the door, obviously waiting for me when I got home. “You’re late.” The words were out of her as soon as I stepped inside, her banded tail sweeping from side to side. She didn’t sound angry, but she clearly wasn’t pleased. The words stopped me in my tracks, one paw on […]

Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 25: Closure

As we’d been instructed, both Rikeh and I knelt just inside the door to the baron’s parlor. Our heads bowed, we waited with paws on parted knees, anticipating our master’s return. When it opened, we both lifted our head and called out, “Hello, master!” in unison. Master Valentin, Baron Deterikh, replied with a groan as […]

Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 24: Satisfaction (Part 3)

Seconds stretched into minutes with my pet’s head in my lap. At Miss Aura’s direction, I kept my attentions as much as I could on my pet, ignoring my own growing discomfort from being pinned beneath him. I stroked his muzzle and murmured softly to him to keep him calm, occasionally asking him questions to […]

Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 24: Satisfaction (Part 2)

As soon as the darkness had passed from the room, I heard the rattle of chainmail as every guard’s attention came to rest on me. Leather snapped and steel clinked against steel as the brought spear and mace to bear in my direction. “He’s killed the regent!” I heard behind me, one voice out of […]