03 - Mirror Mirror "Why don't you ever take your training seriously?! You're letting other kids best you and they're not even wizards!"
"I never asked to be a wizard, dad!"
"... And I never asked for a disappointment like you for a son."
Daniel quickly opened his eyes and sat up. He looked around at where he was and sighed deeply, "Why couldn't this just be Inception...?"
It'd been over 2 weeks and he still couldn't get used to the fact that he was in this situation. His family's gone, he had to leave his friends (potentially for good), and he was stuck in 'The Carnival of SAFETY', "Safety my ass," he scoffed. He'd only been in the maze and he already knew this place is the furthest thing from that, "Such a misleading title..." he stopped for a brief moment, thinking. What use would he even be against Victoria...? He had no combat skills and the spells he knows barely clasify as helpful. He was an incom
02 - I May FallNick, Peter, Anne and Persephone were sitting in a large library. Everyone was quiet, probably had nothing to say to each other. When Nick was brought to Victoria's house, the three had given up on ever being freed. It was only a matter of time before she gets Coral's family and Whitley.
"Two weeks..." Nick said aloud as he was looking to the door, which was guarded.
Anne huffed, stood up and walked over to where he sat, "What, exactly are you doing Nicolas?"
Nick looked up at Anne then looked back to the door without saying anything.
"Let him be Anne," Persephone stated, "he's always been like this."
"And, you don't find this at all irritating? Him stating how long he's been here, every day?"
"No," Peter said, "He's always been the smart one in the group. Probably thinking of a way out of here."
"5," Nick started counting down, "4, 3, 2, 1." the door opened andna new guard came in, switching with the other, "Implausible, but not impossible..."
Nick stood up and wal
01 - Wake Me Up Inside Alistair opened his eyes and found himself in the middle of an empty room, holding a bow, "Hello?" he called out, looking around, "Anyone here?" he heard a sound from above. His eyes widened in fear. It appeared to be a deformed creature, dripping with black ooze.
"Alisssstair...." it spoke in a corrupted voice, "You're time... isss up..."
Al quickly ran out of range as it came crashing to the ground
"There'ssss no esssscape, boy...."
"Stay away from me!" he yelled, quickly turning to shoor an arrow at the creature, only for it to dissolve before hitting. Not knowing what else to do, he kept running. He got to the door and tried to open it, but it was locked, "What...? No, no, no, no, no! Open, please!" once the creature started coming toward him, he rammed the door open and ran through the hallway. It was like a maze, with barely any light and multiple, confusing paths. At some point, he managed to find a place to hide while the creature went by. Once it passed, h
Normal Is Not NormalNora was sitting, in her room, looking at her world map to see exactly where they were, "Moscow..." she muttered, scanning over Russia, "Moscow... Moscow... Ah, there it is. Wait..."
"'Don't worry', he said" she said aloud, walking to her stage, "Oh yes, there's no reason for me to worry. I only have an all powerful, love crazy woman, hellbent on killing me in the most painful way possible, while she keeps multiple families that were friends with my dead parents hostage, one being the only blood relative I have left, for whatever twisted thing she has planned for them... And, during all of this, my brother's going through severe stress over the fact that we might actually die and, no matter what I try, I can't help. Why would I be worried?" she took a really deep breath before sighing, "He's right though... I've got to focus on going about my day for now. Worry about doom later..."
She went through her day like she normally would. Doing her shows, having casual conversations with
We're Just KidsAl opened his eyes, in the middle of the night, 'Not again...' he thought to himself as he heard the yelling from outside the tent.
"I swear to God," Nora yelled, "you can be so selfish!"
"I'm selfish?!" Daniel yelled back, "that's actually offensive coming from you, of all people!"
Al sighed heavily and sat up, "You're yelling loudly again!"
It went silent before Nora walked back in, "Sorry, Alistair..." she muttered, "It's just another disagreement between Daniel and I."
"The entire carnival could probably hear you two..."
"It's even more painful than Alexis and Nathaniel's arguements..." Sebastian muttered to himself.
"We'll have this sorted out somewhere else... Just try to get some sleep." she smiled before standing up and leaving.
Al sighed and looked down, "This is all my fault..."
"You honestly think you can face her?" Daniel asked, "You realise, you're dealing with someone with more experience
"I'm not stupid, Daniel," Nora glared at him, "I know for a fact
Divided Final PageNicolas sat cross-legged, at the entrance of Freebooter. He'd somehow managed to convince Neal (and by convinced, I mean he flat out hypnotized him) and everyone to hide for the time being. It's times like these, whenever he was alone, or had nothing to do, that he hated the most. Because, he knew he couldn't let his guard down, especially at the sight of the setting sun. Darkness, that's her trump card, when she always struck. This would be different though. He had two options laid out in front of him. He could retreat when Victoria came, regroup and take her down, though that would mean risking Nora and the carnies lives. Second option is that he could try to finish this, right here and now, but, could he honestly reach her alone? Both he and Nathaniel struggled last time they... No, this wasn't like last time... 'We hesitated last time, no way in hell will I make that mistake again. Especially not after everything she's done...' As the sun disappeared from the horizan, Nick stood up
Divided Page 03Tawna walked into Eddy's kitchen with a worried expression on her face, "Hey Eddy... Can I-?"
"Hold that thought," Eddy said before the timer on top of his oven went off like crazy. Turning it off and putting on his mitts, he took out a tray of piping hot cupcakes and put them on the table to cool, "It's weird, Danny usually comes in at this time." when he turned to her, he quickly noticed her expression, "What's wrong?"
"That's the thing, I don't know..." she sighed, "It's Dan... Something is seriously wrong and I don't know what..."
"... It probably has something to do with his family..." Eddy looked to the side and sighed, "I don't know how Danny would react if I told you... But something might've happened back home. He's been trying to call for weeks. I'm actually trying to make him feel better by baking vanilla cupcakes for him..."
"His favourite flavour... That's so sweet Eddy."
"Yeah, where is he now though?"
"In his room. He's talking to some man, who I guess he knows?"
Falling Apart Page 02Daniel stared at his phone as it rang, 'Dad... Dad is calling me... Why is dad calling me?! He never calls me, he won't even talk to me since I left home!' he frowned and looked to the side, briefly considered ignoring the call before he was reminded why he was calling his family, by the wand on his side table. He took a deep breath and sighed before pressing the receive button.
"Hello, is this Daniel Kirkland," immediatly, he knew something was off. A woman was on the other end, and it sure as hell wasn't his mom, "Hello?"
"Um... who is this? How do you even know my name?"
"Oh, I'm a friend of your fathers, we go way back."
"Okay, why do you have his phone though?" he stood up and started pacing antiously. Daniel wasn't liking this, not one bit. He knew his dad and knew very well, you'd have to have a life threatening emegency to use his phone to call one of his kids... Wait... "Is my family in the hospital?!"
The woman laughed on the other end, "Heavens no, they're perfe