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by Falcon Bertille
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: Casualties
Replies: 45
Views: 22052

Re: Casualties

Dash’s lack of response wasn’t lost on Kaydee. Fearing that her friend -- her sister -- had been hurt by Del, Kaydee released the corpse and took a step toward Dash. “Dashie?” Instinctively, Kaydee spoke the affectionate nickname she’d heard used by Uluki and Rollick. “Dashie, are you alright?” Dash...
by Falcon Bertille
Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: Casualties
Replies: 45
Views: 22052

Re: Casualties

Kaydee remained unmoved by Del’s insistence that she didn’t know Rollick was going to lose his hand. Even if she was telling the truth -- which, frankly, Kaydee doubted -- Del could hardly claim ignorance about the potentially deadly results of driving a dagger into Dash’s back. Del had it coming. A...
by Falcon Bertille
Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: Casualties
Replies: 45
Views: 22052

Re: Casualties

Kaydee felt Del’s improvised club strike her, followed by a wave of pain rushing down from her shoulder. But Kaydee was used to pain. She was used to ignoring it. And, although Del could hardly be called frail, her ability to inflict pain simply didn’t measure up against the misery routinely doled o...
by Falcon Bertille
Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: Casualties
Replies: 45
Views: 22052

Re: Casualties

Uluki’s praise won her a wide grin from her new daughter. Kaydee couldn’t remember if anyone had ever said that they were proud of her. Certainly not Snyde. Even the girls who tried to please him soon discovered that their efforts would never be enough. Why should he waste any kind words? He underst...
by Falcon Bertille
Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: Casualties
Replies: 45
Views: 22052

Re: Casualties

Kaydee practically beamed when Rollick stood up to Mamie, swatting her threats out of the air as if they were nothing more than bothersome bugs. He hadn’t gotten mad, like she had. And he hadn’t succumbed to the poison of Mamie’s false righteousness. Instead, he faced his foe without flinching, and ...
by Falcon Bertille
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: Casualties
Replies: 45
Views: 22052

Re: Casualties

When Mamie reached out, Kaydee shrank away from her touch. It was hard to imagine her looking more repulsed if Snyde himself had attempted the caress. “Grateful. That’s a laugh. You’re grateful like a poisonous snake.” But Kaydee’s voice lacked its former confidence. As Mamie continued to speak, eac...
by Falcon Bertille
Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: Casualties
Replies: 45
Views: 22052

Re: Casualties

Kaydee’s blood began to race when Mamie burst in on them, and she felt something pushing against her ribs, like her heart was about to rupture. In truth, she’d actually been going relatively easy on Ambrose. She thought he was a bit of a dolt, but not truly evil, so she felt no personal antagonism t...
by Falcon Bertille
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: Casualties
Replies: 45
Views: 22052

Re: Casualties

Kaydee felt a wave of compassion wash over her as Ambrose tearfully explained his split with Del. Her own heartbreak still remained fresh, like a wound which refused to close. She knew how it felt to give your devotion to someone who couldn’t, or wouldn’t, give you theirs in return. She knew how it ...
by Falcon Bertille
Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: Casualties
Replies: 45
Views: 22052

Re: Casualties

“Oh! I’d like that.” Kaydee nodded eagerly when Uluki offered to teach her how to read. She remembered her clients mentioning books, describing them as treasured storehouses of knowledge and entertainment. She’d even seen a book, once, although she’d been unable to do more than look at the little sy...
by Falcon Bertille
Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: To Catch The Fly
Replies: 31
Views: 14018

Re: To Catch The Fly

Rosemary actually hadn’t considered Julen’s reaction to any sex skills she might learn, other than his immediate reaction in bed. But Orion had a point. It wasn’t that Julen was a jealous man -- a truly jealous man would have been driven mad by being married to the village beauty. However, Julen was...
by Falcon Bertille
Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: Casualties
Replies: 45
Views: 22052

Re: Casualties

Kaydee made an earnest effort to conceal her skepticism when Rollick mentioned being firm with Delphina. After all, Big Brother had left Rollick in charge -- so Rollick must be behaving in a manner which he believed the absent knight would approve of. Kaydee knew she was only a former whore with pre...
by Falcon Bertille
Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:34 am
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: Casualties
Replies: 45
Views: 22052

Re: Casualties

“I’m glad that I’m here, too.” Kaydee appreciated Uluki’s compassion for what she’d endured. But all that was in the past. As Kaydee had witnessed too many times, the past was a weight which could crush you beneath it, if you weren’t careful. It was better to stay focused on the present. Kaydee shud...
by Falcon Bertille
Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: To Catch The Fly
Replies: 31
Views: 14018

Re: To Catch The Fly

Moved by Orion’s half-completed gesture, Rosemary reached out and gave his hand a gentle squeeze before letting it go. She didn’t expect to wipe away all his doubts -- not after everything he’d suffered. But she hoped, in time, he would find someone who could help him overcome them. Just as she had....
by Falcon Bertille
Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: Casualties
Replies: 45
Views: 22052

Re: Casualties

Kaydee felt sad that Uluki’s mother had been so biased against Rollick. Of course, prejudice was nothing new to her. She saw it every day in the shanty town. Instead of banding together, instead of making some unified effort to improve their lives, people who lived so close to the bottom of the soci...
by Falcon Bertille
Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: To Catch The Fly
Replies: 31
Views: 14018

Re: To Catch The Fly

A wave of dismay swept over Rosemary as Orion reacted to her question about being married. She hadn’t meant to upset him. Even knowing that he used to be a prostitute, it honestly hadn’t occurred to her that he might consider himself to be so unworthy of matrimony. But it should have. Hadn’t she exp...