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What Side Didn’t Know – A3,C9. Quiet before the Storm

“Huh?”  I stared blankly.   “Or did I getcha wrong?  Is dat how ya eat one whole?”  He pointed at Tristain, who was sleeping in my arms.   I looked down at Tristain and smiled.  “I wouldn’t eat Tristain, he is my precious food source, after all.”   “Huh.  Well, ya’ make me a momen’

What Side Didn’t Know – A3,C8. Beneath the Surface

We camped out well within eyesight of the front gates, but no one paid us any mind.  We watched as people went outside and brought back game. The bears were the only dangers we had faced so far, but among the animals we had seen so far, there had been much more variety.  There had

What Side Didn’t Know – A3,C7. Conflict

“No.” He looked at me with a very serious face.  It was one that told me there was no lie in his words.  “I would not. Nor would I find some place to just drop Mika off.”  He sighed, and looked back towards Mika. “But this is your choice. I won’t try to force you

What Side Didn’t Know – A3,C6. Familial Ties

“… Mom?”  Mika squinted a bit, trying to place the woman in front of her.  As she got closer, I noticed why her stomach was bulging. I could hear a second heartbeat.  I held Tristian’s arm a bit tighter. Something about this situation worried me. Humes were particularly attached to their clothes.  They held their

What Side Didn’t Know – A3,C5. The Forgetful Heart

Shortly after the dawn on the second straight day of walking, we came to a clearing.  Off to one side , we could see walls, much like what Angry Food and Tristain had built, but with the fallen trees standing upright instead of on their sides.  These walls also had some sort of structure on

What Side Didn’t Know – A3,C4. Scary food

“Huh?!”  Food looked at me dumbfounded.   Tristain had a worried look on his face.  “I’m afraid you’d accidentally kill me.” That was nonsense, he is the food source.  No sense in killing that.   “Let’s just get going to the nearest village…  I don’t want to live here with two very… disturbing… ug, let’s

What Side Didn’t Know – A3,C3. The little pleasures in life

I kept looking around, checking my back and my front, then played with the knots on my hips.  To be fair, it wasn’t uncomfortable. It was just weird.  Also, it tickled a bit.  I followed the top edges around my hips again.  It was strange, and I was frustrated.   “Foooood, ah, erm, Tristaaaaaaaaain… this

What Side Didn’t Know – A3,C2. Clothing is a problem

It was the middle of the night, moonless as it had been for so many countless cycles.  I remember when there once was a moon, it was the prettiest thing in the dark sky. Those days were long gone, however.  Now, there weren’t even stars, just a dull glow from the shell above us. It

What Side Didn’t Know – A2,C17. Trees

“Che.  Ow, ow ow.”  I watched Tristain rub his crimson cheek with his good hand and stood up uneasily, trying not to jostle his injuries.   He walked over to the Lillia Tree, and stroked one of her branches. He felt the bark’s smooth texture, with his fingers, evaluating it, before commenting.  “Huh. Odd.”