The PuzzleThe door was child’s play-- an unencrypted keypad with a four-digit access code, talk about amateurs. Hyde couldn’t really blame them though, the perimeter was supposed to be nigh-impenetrable. Besides, it’s not like this room was all that important, just a backup server farm in case the main cluster went offline, and it hadn’t seen any actual use since its installation. Well until ten or so minutes ago, that is. There was a sharp hiss and he could practically feel the smirk coming across his companion’s face. “Alright, Belle, I got the door, but hang tight for another second while I deal with the--” Not listening, she stepped into the room and I was cut off by an alarm and the sound of boots running towards us down the corridor. “You know, one of these days you’re going to remember to wait for me to give the all-clear before you rush in like that.”The Puzzle by b4k4-san
With a grimace Belle dashed to the back of the small room and plugged a drive
Crevoke Prompt: 'Bond Irrelevant Tower'Jace shuddered. "That's a long way down." The ground beneath the tower seemed to sway beneath him as he looked at it. A laugh from just above him drew his attention back to the task at hand.Crevoke Prompt: 'Bond Irrelevant Tower' by b4k4-san
"Don't worry, the fall doesn't matter; if we drop off the side of the building it's because the defenses activated, which means we'll be dead long before we get back to the ground anyway." Ellia actually managed to sound excited by the prospect. "Of course, if we have any kind of warning we could let go ourselves and take our chances..." Jace couldn't help but wonder why he'd agreed to this stupid endeavor. He didn't have to think long though, Ellia was his oldest friend, and she would've come with or without him, she might as well have someone to watch her back once she got in. If she got in.
It was slow going, and there were some close calls, but the pair finally made it to an unsecured window, someone obviously thought the extreme height of their office precluded them from standard s
A Reluctant ReturnIan McTaggart was a magician by trade. Quite a good one too, though not very well known. He knew all the standards; pulling a rabbit from a hat, guessing which card an audience member had pulled from a full deck or how to make a coin vanish and reappear across the room, but his favorite was the cups and balls. It was such a simple trick, even with all its variations; you pick up a cup, show that there’s nothing underneath it, then put it back down. When you pick it up again, a ball has miraculously appeared. More than any other effect Ian performed, the cups and balls wasn’t about the trick, it was about how you manipulated the audience’s expectations and drew their attention away from events that were happening right in front of them, artificially creating what amounted to a miracle so minor it hardly deserved the name, yet still leaving the shocked onlookers with an incredulous sense of awe and wonder.A Reluctant Return by b4k4-san
In recent years he’d performed his own version of the worl
First EncounterYou've certainly made a name for yourself, this past year. Most of the heavy hitters have left town, they're calling this city a "Dead Zone" for organized crime. For the past month the worst you've had to deal with is the occasional stick-up artist or purse snatcher...At least until a few days ago, then it seemed like everything was worse than ever. Where before you had bank robberies, now you had bomb threats. Muggers prowling the streets at night were replaced by murderers acting in broad day light. And there were just so many! You couldn't save everyone. This had to be the work of one of the families come back with a vengeance. The Russians? The Irish? Both, working together? I can only imagine the look on your face when you found out it was just little old me.First Encounter by b4k4-san
You weren't bad, as far as would-be heroes go, but despite your success, you were still untested. Yes you could frighten the petty thugs enough to keep them hiding in their holes, and irritate the various crime lords enough t
The Opera's Return Ch 4Erik looked at her, stunned at what she had said. "My angel, you cant be serious ."The Opera's Return Ch 4 by Kanasashi-Hyuuga
"Christine was beautiful. I saw you and her . I can't comepare in the least to her. You honestly loved her.."
"Listen, you have no idea what she did to me. Betrayed, heartbroken, moronic me fell for the trick that revealed to all what I really was It was awful, Emilie, truly awful."
"I have rehearsal to attend to ." Emilie began to trudge back through the water.
Madame Giry shoved her arm out in front of him, nearly clotheslining the frantic man. "Erik, let her go."
For the next few weeks, no new operas were received from the grateful composer. Erik and Emilie both lived in silece, besides the star's voice lessons to keep her vocals unstressed for future performances.
Benjamin became her pianist, playing gently while she sang.
"No one, in my eyes, is as perfect
No one, in my eyes, is as true
No one in the world will
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