Foxtrot: Chapter IV

IV The Imposter Zuru has never been one for transformation arts. It is a talent unique to demons, and one that is especially favored by the Kitsune no Youkai. Zuru, however, is an oddity among his kind, for the simple reason that he has never been quite adept at using the transformation skills he inherited…

Slapshot!: Chapter 43

43 The Air Up Here The horn sounded before Luke had a chance to catch his breath, or so it seemed. He closed his eyes and followed his teammates blindly down the tunnel. He’d done it every other time he’d had to face Jack. There was no reason he couldn’t do it now. Except he…

Slapshot!: Chapter 42

42 Hold the Phone   Sy glared at the screen of his phone, then squinted at the pile of text messages he had. He never got twenty-two texts in a single night. Most of the people he talked to he was with already, and they knew better than to text him at … Six in…

Foxtrot: Chapter III

III In a Lonely Place   Zuru does not weather the night deep in the den. Zorro might be wounded, but Zuru is hungry, and the night is prime for hunting. He does not travel far, for he can hear Wolf howling to the North, toward the lodge. Lynxie is no doubt prowling the woods,…

Foxtrot: Chapter II

II: Around the Neighborhood Zuru does go on, and trots on over to Lorne’s. Lorne is an elderly human who lives on the edge of the forest. He is a huntsman and keeps fox hounds. He claims to know where Kuni no Kori is, and firmly believes that the love of his life was killed…

Not a Date (Unless You Call It One)

"Uh," Gabriel says, flipping through his mail. "'Sup?" Reese asks, slipping off his headphones. He cracks his knuckles, drops the spoon on the spoon rest, turns down the burner. He looks at Gabriel. Gabriel frowns. "Uh, so I did a photoshoot for one of my sponsors just after London, and, uh, they sent me a…

Slapshot!: Chapter 41

41 In the Shadows Sean honestly had no intent of bringing Luke back to his hotel room. Even though the younger man was denying it, Sean was fairly certain Luke was high. Sure, he claimed he’d only taken a couple of pills, that it had been hours ago, that they’d worn off during the game,…