There Goes the Neighborhood Pt. 3If the guards thought it unusual for a blood-splattered girl to walk back home without her bodyguard, they kept it to themselves. The smaller one, a telepath, stammered, “H-halt!”There Goes the Neighborhood Pt. 3 by anthropomorphiccanin
Cadyern did and bowed her head. Her voice was hollow, “I’m home.” She brushed loose strands of hair back, leaving a streak of red through the silver.
“Where’s Chip?” The other guard, a galvamancer, looked unsure whether to offer her a hand or lower his Elerium-3 spear.
“He-“ Cadyern felt her voice catch. There was a massive pressure in her throat. Where did that come from? The girl’s fingers shook so she clasped them together tightly and met the guard’s eyes. “He’s dead. He saved me.”
“Oh. Condolences.” He nodded to his partner who stared hard at Cadyern. She felt his mind probing her own and let him in. Her sadness washed ov
There Goes the Neighborhood Pt. 2Cae’s mind whirled and she struggled to comprehend what was going on. Chip was dead and bleeding all over the place, a bunch of shades were talking as if she were a turnip, and it looked like they weren’t going to get home in time for evening tea.There Goes the Neighborhood Pt. 2 by anthropomorphiccanin
His body was on the ground next to hers, the color from his eyes draining into the ground. Not even her powers could save him. Cae began to tremble and a whimpering sound escaped her lips.
Chip can’t be dead, people don’t die. Cae healed people, Chip can’t be dead. People don’t die.
Cae’s hand twitched and she reached for his hand beside her. The lead shade kicked her wrist roughly with his boot.
“Knock that off, you!”
Cae yelped and squeezed her eyes shut. She missed what happened next. With the soft whirling sound of a well-oiled machine, death descended upon the shades.
Death was a tall Spectre named The Blade and she danced amo