Styxx Shade chronicles: Resident of door 15

So far Lord Skylark and Brandon had run through several applications for the  position of apprenticeship with Lord Skylark, my father had turned them all down.

Brandon tapped his finger on bulky nose as they stopped at door number 15. It was half open and Lord Skylark could peek inside to see a single 6’2 tall young man in a standard uniform brown of slacks, a clean white shirt sitting at a finally made table in sturdy head down over a book. One of several books scattered around the room.

Lord Skylark knocked on the door. The young man looked up with sharp silver blue eyes, a thin long nose and handsomely set expression on his face. He study Lord Skylark in mild interest.

“Please. Enter my Lord.” He said in a cultured speech and confidence that belayed his surroundings and dress.

My father liked the young man right away and found him interesting and a right fit. His mind had been made up on  him. “The name’s Lord Ethan Skylark. What’s your name lad?” He said walking in offering his hand to the young man.

Brandon was silent but Lord Skylark could tell by his friend straightening up and grinning that he approved of his interest in the young man as a apprentice. The young man rose to his feet standing two inches taller then my father and took his hand.

“Luke Carter. It is a pleasure to meet you, Sir. I’m looking forward to serving as your apprentice.”

Lord Skylark studied Mr. Carter closely. He smelled it on the young man. A scent of lavender and smoke.”Rabbits don’t jump. They spring don’t you think?”

Luke Carter blinked. “What?”

“Rabbits. They don’t jump. They spring around and move with a lightness to their feet.” Lord Skylark said.

Luke frowned. “Ah. I don’t follow you. Are you playing a game? Is this a test?” He said.

“I have money to give or a game of whits and challenge. Danger. Life at risk. A gamble. Do you want the money or the risk of your life for elders of mystery.”

“I want sponsorship. I’ll take my own risks.” Luke said quickly and squeezed my father’s hand.

Lord Skylark smiled. “I like you. I like you a lot. I’ll give you twenty-five pounds of gold a month. It’s an investment not a sponsorship. I want you to look after my boy when he comes on his own. I’ll tell him not to fuck with you for his entire career. What you say?”

Mr. Carter smiled. “It doesn’t work on you? But your willing to deal with me still. Why? I’m a nobody.” He said and let go of my father’s hand.

My father laughed. “You’ll do well lad. Trust me. I would rather not have you as an enemy against me or my boy. I have too many enemies now. I could always use a friend or two or someone to invest in. My word is my bond in business.” He said and withdrew a purse of gold and handed to Mr. Carter.

Mr. Carter nodded. “Thank you Sir. If you keep your word then I will honor my word.”

Lord Skylark nodded. “Indeed. Your word will be valuable in your business. Oh. Could you be a good chap and release my brother from your charms?”

Mr. Carter snapped his fingers and Brandon came awake smiling looking between them. “Are you two getting on well?”

My father smiled nodding. “Yep. I like Mr. Carter. I’ll be sponsoring him. No. No. He’s to smart for our profession big brother. He’s going to be a business man. I’ll see to that. Let’s get on. Show me to the next young Lad. I really want see who else is on the list. You have a lot of interesting people here?” He said turning Brandon around and leaving out the door.

Brandon frowned at Lord Skylark. “What’s all this about? The Lad is a smart one. Best Lad here.”

Lord Skylark shrugged. “I didn’t deny it. But, young Carter is not fit for the small time like us. He’s got high promise. I’m sponsoring him. You should be happy.”

Brandon grimanced but nodded. “Alright. Alright. We have one last person on the list. A Mr. John Smith. A young Shade.”

My father grimanced. “A black. Ugh. I didn’t know we we’re taking them into the spy order now.”

Brandon rolled his eyes. “Snark your fucking jokes. It’s not like you can judge. Your a half elf blood. Stop your bullshitting and take a look at this boy.”

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Guardiandogg

It would be a dream of mean to brainstorm a Star Trek smash combo brainstorming story but I don’t think I can.

You have to know your limitations and know how to work with in your zone. But, hell seeing the shit bricks Star Trek has become well…fucking hell I dream of making the attempt.

I grew up watching the 60s, 90s and early 2000s shows and exploring my imagination of far away planets and sailing the galaxies.

I loved that shit but still I wasn’t a die hard fan. Meaning I didn’t buy the toys.

I still watched the shit and the first movie. Holy fuck that shit was long. Great stuff but long as fuck.

Anyway, I think as far as I can go is sci-fi fantasy. I just enjoy writing that shit. No end of entertainment or twisting and playing with the rules for a fantastic ride.

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Guardiandogg

Strange dreams: Alex Part 10

Strange dream

I was flying over Century City swimming in the sky as I thought about the previous day. I looked to my right and Bill was straightened out in the air smiling at me.

“Look like you found somebody you like?”

I frowned at him. “How are you doing this? Invading my sleeping mind? Are you mind walker?”

Bill shook his head. “Nope. I ain’t all that Bro. I’m just a Airhead. Your the one that thinks your dreaming. So you seemed determined to leave this planet behind for the ride. That’s good.”

“Why do you keep calling me Bro? Whay the hell does that mean?”

Bill laughed. “Sorry about that. It’s a slang term from where I came. It means family or sibling. That’s how I see you. Like family.”

I shook my head. “Family is blood contracts for food and provisions. Nothing more. What you gaining in this exchange between us?”

Bill shook his head. “I wasn’t born on your planet. Family means something different to my mind. It’s the connections you make with others and a link in a chain that won’t ever be broken.”

I frowned at him. “You wish to link your chain with me, why? What do you gain?”

Bill laughed. “Calm down bro. Your going to deep. Focus on saving yourself first. When you get off world I’ll tell you the rest.”

“I want to know your gain in this exchange. I will not be a tool for your provisions.”

Bill just smiled. “I’m Airhead. I’m not bound by holds others down. I’m free. I choose my own family. I provide for my own self. You can be free too.”

“Is that what your offering me? So I can be your lover or baby provider?”

Bill snorted and shook a finger at me. “That’s not even close. Nice try. Complete the list and I’ll see you in the air.” He said before disappearing in smoke.

I felt myself awaking as I felt my bed under my body. I wondered. What Bill was after with me. I wondered why he had such an interest in trying to save me.

Warm regards

Guardiandogg

Four swords of Katie Holmes Chapter 1 Diamond

I got into Hylands late in the afternoon after catching an early flight on over from Vagas. I still couldn’t believe it. Damn it. Momma was gone but I knew there was more to the story Heart hadn’t told me because he knew what my reactions would be. I knew then that Heart needed help bad.

I was still surprised though when Heart and Joe met me at the airport. Heart’s eyes were blood red and he was dressed in a blue suit he looked like he had on for days now. Joe. Joe had lost eyes and was quiet as I walked up. I took him in a hug. He snapped out of it and tried to push me away but I held onto him.

“I missed you bro. You should have come out to Vagas for some sun and fun.” I said.

Joe hugged me back. “I’m sorry. I-I got distracted and Momma needed me to work the shop at night. I should have worked it the the night-“

“It wasn’t your fault.” Heart said quickly. He looked at me. I knew what happened and I was raging hell until I found out who did it. “I’ll tell you everything when Ace gets here. He’ll be here tonight or early tomorrow at the latest but not here.”

I nodded. There was time. I picked up my over night bag and hugged Joe’s shoulder leading him around. “Let’s go home. I’ll cook you two something up ya’aw looking to skinny and hungry. Momma would have my ass if I didn’t care of my little brothers.”

Heart smiled in thanks. He looked like shit and was fighting to keep it together. I wonder if he was fighting someone else in this mix. “So. Where’s your girl?”

‘Fucking bitch.” Joe snarled out.

I looked at Heart. “She run out on you?’

Heart opened his mouth and then then closed it. He grimanced. “Daisy said, what happened shook her up so she’s visiting her parents in Florida for a few weeks.”

“So she left you.” I said.

“Yeah. It’s over.” Heart said and then shrugged. “It is what it is. I can’t be concerned with her right now. We got to much shit to deal with. We got a meeting with the lawyer tomorrow. I’m going to make sure everything slight down the middle and we’ll decide what to do about everything else.” He said looking around and appeared on edge.

Damn it. What fuck was I thinking? Whoever took out Momma was out there. We had to get by ourselves and wait for Ace until we could move. But, I needed to get my hands on some swords and guns.

“Alright. Let’s get some quiet and go over some shit.” I said leading the way outside.

Warm regards

Guardiandogg

Strange dreams: Alex part 8

The full story…

Geo Nine

The second my “Trainning” was up the door to the room clicked open and I reached for it as the newest patron grumbled but I didn’t give a fuck. I opened the door Flowers was there to greet me with my uniform.

I took it and walked out. I undressed out of the skirt shoving it into her hands and put on my normal worker outfit zipping it up and putting on my boots. I looked up at Flowers who was very quiet.

Flowers was looking at one of the temple head slaves a bald man in a white suit with hulking muscles. She nodded to him.

“Hello, Sir. I’ll be taking Miss Martin home now Sir. You can be on you way Sir.”

Slave didn’t move I noticed he was casting glances at me while watching Flowers.

“I see Alex is in need of more training I can-“

“You best be on your way Sir.” Flowers said gentle but I heard something else in her voice as her hand crept to the black blaster at her side belt. “You know the rules. You have no rights to private trainning with the goddesses virgin maids. Go along now.” She said purposely.

The slave turned and quickly walked away. Flowers still held her hand on her side arm. “Let’s go Miss Alex. I best get you home. Remember today and what you’ve learned.

I would. I got my boots on and we headed down the slave hallway back down to the slave entrance. I filed in line with the others. I noticed now both men and females all had mirroring expressions for what I was feeling.

We walked down stairs and into the ruby train. The train took off and less then an hour we were back where we began.

I got out my detapad as we entered the lift up to the main streets. I checked my messages. The deal was nearly done. I just needed to collect the crusier from the owner. I forwarded a meet up point up where the lift point would be.

We got up and I was more then a little surprised to see the pear white crusier with the owner a tall bage skinned man all in a black uniform and leather jacket that vibrated a gold dust color on the zippers.

He looked at me with enhanced gold dust eyes. He had full lips, a narrow nose and a direct stare that made me pause a moment before exiting the lift.

He came away from the cruiser and exchanged a friendly respectful nod to Flowers before he held out his hand to me. “I’m Geo Nine. You ready to claim the ride?”

Hmm. I took his hand in a firm shake. He pulled me closely. My eyes widened at his show of dominance and confidence. “You have pretty eyes. I’ve never seen a worker class with pretty natural silver blue eyes like yours.”

I blinked several times and glanced at Flowers.

She looked at me. “Do you wish me to interrupt?”

I blinked and realized I didn’t.

Now it’s time to get sexy.

Warm regards

Guardiandogg

Strange dreams Part 7

The full story.

The Temple.

I got off my job and handed over the blaster and belt to my relief and keyed out the door. Flowers was there outside posed and ready to go to the temple. I walked to the left terminal and we decided down to the subway seven floors until we reach the underground station.

The ruby train was waiting for my arrival along with several excited young girls and pony boys with pale expressions on their faces and staring at nothing. I wasted no time or comment as we got on. The door closed behind us and the train took off.

I held on to the rail above my head as we took off. We zoned past half the city in a few minutes before we arrived at the underground entrance to the temple. A purple carpet was out for the ladies and a grey carpet for the males.

We filed out. A tall male servent stood dressed in a white suit. “Follow me.” He said in a deadpan voice…..

Yeah. Things don’t get pleasant after that. It’s all down hill. But this pushes Alex to get out of it.

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Guardiandogg

Strange dreams 12.0

Bill. Wake up honey. Wake up!

I growned and woke to the sight of Scott and Air staring down at me in concern. I felt comfortable laying in a nice bed. I felt right but I also felt her trying to track me.

I waved them away as I rolled out of bed to the side and looked around. We were in the tower. I shook my head.

“She’s still out there. Tracking me I can’t stay here. I have to-“

“We aren’t in Cyberpunk’s dream world.” Air spoke quickly. “We’re in my tower. “

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I nodded. “Your tower is in Cyberpunk’s dream realm. That’s why-“

“‘-Oh no. We’re no longer in my brother’s realm. I can move my tower around. I have no realm of my own. So I move around as does my tower.”

I stared at her. “What’s the beef between you and my mother.” I asked.

Air pursed her lips tightly. “We were friends once. We came into being on a world called Mars, in a city named Gods play land. Once I learned how to travel the realms I taught her but she was comfort in her position there at the time. I left her on Mars while traveled the realms.”

I nodded. “She thinks you and the elders as she calls them are Gods. She must have enjoyed being worshipped by my kind. Is she mother though?”

Air nodded stiffly. “Bill. We’re not gods. We were all made from the same elements as mortals but we’re different and came to be differently. Mara can’t accept that fully she can die just as any mortal man or woman. My brother and his consort are doing battle with them as we speak. I do not how it will-“

“-She’ll worm her way out. She survived my home world being destroyed she’ll escape the battle in some way. How many humans have you changed?”

Air frowned shaking her head. “I didn’t change you.”

“You created me though, how?”

Air frowned again shaking her head. “Mara is limited because she does not embrace the truth of what she is and can never be. She believes a lie. I embraced that truth centuries ago. I can create and bring things into being. Mara is a creator of death. She can give birth but not life. You were her last attempt at that.”

I frowned getting a strange feeling I knew what she was dancing around saying. “Was I born still born?”

Air grimanced. “You would have been but sense I created you before your birth by breathing my element into you then you are what I created you to be. I am not the only dragon knowledgeable enough to do so.”

I shook my head. “I don’t understand why she would attempt something so stupid. For what reason?”

Air stared at me. “To raise an army of mortal slaves to worship her as their goddess mother.”

“Holy shit. The bitch is nuts.” Scott voicing my own thoughts.

Air nodded. “Yes. She is quite a sad creature. But, she also has still a few miss guided children out in the realms I have yet to reach.”

I got up and looked out the window into the endless portals to realms.

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“Is there another reason beyond being a nice lady that you breath life into her dead children?’

“Bill.” Scott said. “Whst are you-“

“It’s fine.” Air interrupted. Yes there is a reason. A very big reason. Her children the ones I don’t save. Sometimes are saved or created into beings of dangerous problems that start galactic wars or burn whole planets they become annoyances for the elders. When that happens or if there are signs of it happening in those worlds a judgement is made and a world is sentenced to death.”

I nodded to turning to face Air. “Your an elder, right?”

Air shrugged. “In part. I am, the youngest and lowest in power and I rival no one in power or wisdom. I speak with the head elder over us all. I offer advice and try to make plans to rescue those I can. I try. I don’t always succeed but for you. I tried really hard this time.”

“Why?”

“I like you and in a strange twisted way. Mara likes you a lot though it may not seem that way.” Air said gentle.

“Where we headed?” I asked.

Air smiled. “To another another rescue mission.” She said.

“Can we help?” Scott spoke up for the both of us.

Air looked between the two of us. “That isn’t necessary. This is your home now or I can take you to any-“

I held up a hand. “I think you do need a little help. Unless you think it beneath you to ask for help from mortals.”

Air smiled her lips shaking. “I would be honored to have your help and sense you two are inclined to be so helpful. I want to give you both with something.”

“Two. What about Wolf.” I asked

Scott made a face. “He met a girl so he opted out of the fun.” She said.

I shrugged. “That’s alright. I understand. What’s this gift?!”

Air giggled. “Follow me.” She said whimsically dancing out of the room.

Scott laughed and quickly took my hand and led me after Air. I smiled liking the feel of her. We walked out into another large spacious room. We stopped short and stared at the purple and black beautiful crusier.

Air smiled . “What do you think? I ordered it from my little brother. He makes such nice realm flyers.”

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Guardiandogg

Strange dreams 11.0 (orgins)

Cy

I passed the boy to Air and she carried him away. I stood waving the smoke away. The black flame Elemental dragon snarled at me when she saw me.

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“Hey. Are you up for talking some.” I asked.

She shot black flames from her mouth in answer to me. I dodged jumping up and aimming to kick her fucking head off.

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“Damn. You a quick one.” I said coming down to my feet to face her.

“You. Little demi-god trash. I can’t believe you found him again.” She said spitting at the ground at my feet as we turned to face each other.

I laughed. Letting my mask fall away. I became what I was again as I felt the thrill of battle. “Little sister. This shit is getting tiresome. Let the boy go. There is no need for this bullshit. If your looking for something spicy. I am the man for that.”

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“The boy is mean. I birthed him. I keep him. All her filthy abominations will burn in my flames. Stand aside. Your nothing but a demi-god pretender. Your power is not even equal to the goddess of lightning and might. Damn you for your corrupting ways. I will destory you and free the elders from your influence.”

“Yeah. Yeah. I get it. This isn’t about the boy. It’s about me. You want a fight little sister. Game on.”

She turned and their were two. One white, one black. Both with black flame swords

I smiled. “I like. A challenge. Let’s go. Whose first.”

I heard a motorcycle riding up behind me as the mini realm Bill pictured changed and we were in a desert realm. I sensed Lightning Baby’s arrival was imminent. It would take her a time traveling between realms though….until then.

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“Let’s go ladies. Don’t leave me waiting.”

They charged at me as I met them with my sword and iron fist…

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Guardiandogg

Strange dreams 10.0

Fucking bitch was on my heels as I was traveling through realms and universes. I couldn’t lead her to my family but I had to find a place to fight her.

I needed to find a place I could have space and a lot of air…

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The image popped in my head of a greeny place. The moment I saw it I found myself rolling on the ground. The ground shook as the bitch landed and changed again to Normal form. She looked around frowning and snarling.

“What the hell is this place?” She barked at me.

I got to my feet and blew out smoke from my cigarette. “You seem a bit disappointed Mom. You were hoping I would led you some where else?”

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“You stupid boy. Stop these stupid games. You can’t out run me. Your still mortal. If I can’t have you then I will have your creator or the remaining brats she created.”

“Ain’t happening. Stop chasing me before I decide to get tough with you.” I told her.

She laughed. “Look at you. Look at you. Trying to act all tough with your dear sweet mother. It’s all a fantasy. You think that image she gave you is real. It isn’t who you are. Your still the fucking loser brat I shat out. Her little DNA mixing on your elements is all secondary.”

I shook my head. “Why do you hate her so much? Air is a nice pretty lady if not a little sky.”

“She’s vain a piece of shit always looking to get attention from the elder gods or corrupt mortals in to abonations like you became. Your my son. Your going to be a mortal piece of shit. Your place is to serve and worship the gods. Her fascination with mortals is ridiculous. Take me to the-”

“No. I ain’t doing nothing you want me to. I told you. I’m different now.” I told her simple white smoke from my cigarette smoke spread around as I breathed in the air and blew out cigarette smoke.

She attacked me with black flames. Lashing out around trying to see me. I avoided her attacks. I didn’t have a plan for what I was going to do. I felt a hand tap me on the shoulder I turned and the last thing I remember seeing was a fist.

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Guardiandogg

Strange dreams 09….

Bill. Bill. Get your ass up. You got to get to work.

I felt weird. My head felt like someone had been hammering my head with a hammer for days. I don’t remember drinking so much last night after the welcome home party.

I rolled out of my bed. I looked around to see I was in my old room back in a place that didn’t exist anymore.

“Bill. Bill. Get up now. You got to make up your rent.”

My mother. My real mother was yelling for me like always. No. No. Couldn’t all have been a dream. Damn it. Damn it to hell. I needed to get to work. I looked around my room grabbing up clothes went to bathroom washed up fast and got dressed. I looked at myself in the mirror and froze.

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Huh. Okay. That’s different.

I hurried down stairs to find my mother sitting at her seat by her computer watching a soap opera on a live stream in the kitchen. Of course she hadn’t made me breakfast. The same as always. I checked my pockets for my keys as I headed for the door and then I found the pack of cigarettes. I didn’t smoke. No. I didn’t smoke in this world. I did in the Cyberpunk’s dream realm.

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I closed the door. And took out a cigarette put it to my lips and lit it up before turning back to my mother. She was still watching her soap opera.

“You almost had me going. But, you forgot about the cigarettes.”

My mother laughed. Yeah. That was her laugh alright. She turned back to me. It was her. She glared at me. “You were supposed to ignore it like the other half-breed abominations she’s made. That bitch maker of yours just has a way of imprinting on you Airheads once you see her. It was the mirror I forgot about. You knew then. Just go to your computer repair store job. Come back with my rent. It’s much easier that way. Don’t be troublesome. She won’t be able to find you here. No one’s coming to rescue you this time or ever again.”

I laughed. “It would be better if we didn’t meet again for you. I left this life behind. I’m not interested in repeating it.”

My mother sighed. I could see her mask slipping as her true form appeared. She had soulless grey eyes. A face of black and white and lips of poison black.

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“The door is locked. Your not leaving until you submit to-“

I jumped up smashing through the fantasy into space. I felt the roar of monster behind me flying to catch up with me as I raced toward a warm hole.

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Guardiandogg