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No Matter the Cost

Part 4

 

By Camospam and Gabi.

 

A Non-Canon Whateley Academy tale.

 

Woodland, Northern Vermont

 Alan stirred from a deep sleep, everything in cat form was better, especially a cat nap which always demanded a good stretch afterwards. He’d noticed how food tasted so much more delightful as a cat, which reminded him, he’d need to hunt soon to keep his strength up.

 He enjoyed being in cat form more than human, he could see further as a cat, smell - ahh smells, all the delectable scents each breath announced. Human senses just couldn’t compare to a Werecat's, although; opposable thumbs held merit.

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amusement parkHan Cambiado (They've Changed)

by null0trooper

"Are you surprised to get this letter? It all seems so long ago..." (Celtas Cortos, "20 de Abril")

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No Matter the Cost

Part 3

 

By Camospam, Wendy K and Gabi.

 

A Non-Canon Whateley Academy tale.

 

Arkham Research Centre (ARC)

 “Ulrich Oberon! I need you to find Cameron Burke, there is no time to waste,” insisted Lynn.

 “My Lady, You are in danger, my place is here - protecting you.”

 “You mistake my intentions, I’m not dismissing you, your skill and dedication as an Oberon are needed. I must send all the help I can to assist the Golden Eyed Man,” pronounced Lynn. “He is, or soon shall be in great peril.”

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No Matter the Cost

Part 2

 

By Camospam, Wendy K and Gabi.

 

A Non-Canon Whateley Academy tale.

 

Arkham Research Centre (ARC)

 Ken Tallman sat in the waiting room reading a copy of Field and Stream, he checked the cover: September 1988. “Oh well, at least it’s current,” he mumbled. He’d already undergone a so called ‘interview’, which proved to be an intense mentally exhausting session with an ARC Psychiatrist and Psychic.

 Marcus Johnson was still being interviewed. Roche had been taken into another room at the same time as Ken, he must be into at least his second hour so far. Ken was still trying to sort through the bizarre questioning he had undergone for what he estimated to be an hour. He was asked many times, and in different ways about his association with Cameron.

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No Matter the Cost

Part 1

 

By Camospam, Wendy K and Gabi.

 

A Non-Canon Whateley Academy tale.

 

March 9, 2008. Dunwich, NH

 Lynn took a few steps back to distance herself from her group of friends as they decided upon which restaurant to pick, the choice was between Chinese or Italian.

p She had resorted lately to clenching her fists as an involuntary reaction to the battle being waged inside her. Precognition made watching those without foresight frustrating, as they bumbled about until arriving at a decision. It was like following a toddler around as it learned to walk.

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Parallel 2: Interlaced (Parts 111-120)

By JulesM

Note for the reader: this is Interlaced, sequel to Parallels and featuring the continuing adventures of my OC Parallel. An ongoing serial, it's being released here in 10-part blocks for your convenience.

We resume the story as Jules, Vamp, and the Kimbas have figured out that Influence seems to be pricking the heroic-but-homophobic types into bullying, and they've made a plan to fix it - a fashion show.

 

Part one hundred and eleven

18th January, 2007, Poe, early morning

I’m dreaming; I know I’m dreaming but I decide not to interrupt it. I’m walking barefoot over a barren plain of shattered flint, little sharp chips that cut my feet, although it doesn’t hurt. I’m leaving red footprints, the only moisture in all this featureless dry expanse. Suddenly a wind whips up, rushing, whirling around me, blowing the flint shards into the air and they cut like little knives, my blood is spraying out into the wind and whirling around me, and where it touches ground, snow-flowers push up and blossom. I’m not covering myself or hiding, but rather, stretching out my arms to touch the wind. Sara steps into the whirlwind around me and she’s whirling with it, dancing, getting splattered with red and tasting the blood on the air with her long tongue and she hugs me and whispers, “the blood is the life, don’cha know?”, as green things rustle and thrust up through the ground around us, and replace the cutting wind with the scent of flowers.

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Parallel 2: Interlaced (Parts 101-110)

By JulesM

Note for the reader: this is Interlaced, sequel to Parallels and featuring the continuing adventures of my OC Parallel. An ongoing serial, it's being released here in 10-part blocks for your convenience.

We resume the story as our heroine has just finished explaining to the Head how with Paige's help, she obtained security recordings that implicate the Don, Hamper and Damper.

 

Part one hundred and one

17th January, 2007, before breakfast, Whateley

Mrs Carson ends up giving Paige an essay on the ethics of using her powers to dig up dirt on people she doesn’t like, and another on the school rules that apply to hacking the security feeds without permission. Tansy has to go and swear out a statement at Security. Then she’s going to have to apologise to Elaine and Joanne. But she was going to do that anyhow. Then probably some other punishment, after they close the trap on Hamper and Damper, but the Head hasn’t decided.

As for me, well…

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Parallel 2: Interlaced (Parts 91-100)

By JulesM

Note for the reader: this is Interlaced, sequel to Parallels and featuring the continuing adventures of my OC Parallel. An ongoing serial, it's being released here in 10-part blocks for your convenience.

We resume the story as our heroine has rescued Paige, stopped an orbital bombardment kinetic kill weapon with the power of her mind, and is just about to get back into the swing of things when she's stopped by Tansy, who seems frustrated with her life. So of course our heroine offers to help.

 

Part ninety one

16th January, 2007, before breakfast, Whateley

“Like how?” Tansy sounds skeptical, which I can definitely understand.

It’s cold out, she’s clearly chilly even if I am not, and I don’t want to move this discussion inside the hall where it would be overheard, so I glance around, spot a bench, and use a nudge of sorcery to blow the snow off it and warm it up. “Grab a seat”, I say, doing so myself, “I’ll keep the wind off. So I’m gonna make some guesses here, and you tell me if I’m wrong.”

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A Whateley Academy story

Max the Fourth

Max and the Wonders of Capitalism, the Enlightenment and Industrialism

by

GreatDingo

 

 October 2007

“Hello friends, how are we this fine lunch-hour?” Max set his tray down on the usual table he and his friends shared. They were all there. His roommate, and best friend, Toolbox. The group’s second techie, a Devisor named Electrics. The handsome and charming Exemplar with his prosthetic arm, Fused. The scrappy warper, Zeno, the freshman, Bawumba, towering over them all, even seated, the almost seven-foot-tall pyromancer, Firestriker, and lastly, despite him technically belonging to the enemy faction, a PDP named Chant had joined them. Most of them grunted their greetings. Fused as usual barely acknowledged Max, instead maintaining his focus on the beautiful exemplar girl at the next table over. The two of them were engaged in non-verbal flirtation using channels only fully comprehensible via Exemplar minds! Max had not paid much attention when Fused explained his flirting technique. What he did know was that the two of them were definitely undressing each other with their eyes.

Only Toolbox and Chant greeted Max directly. 

“Yo Maxi-pad, how’s the fingerwiggling? Not gonna hit on Starlight today?” Chant asked, waving his food-laden fork like a wand at him. 

Toolbox settled for a simple “Hi Max.”

 

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Parallel 2: Interlaced (Parts 81-90)

By JulesM

Note for the reader: this is Interlaced, sequel to Parallels and featuring the continuing adventures of my OC Parallel. An ongoing serial, it's being released here in 10-part blocks for your convenience.

We resume the story as our heroine has just returned home from defeating the Necromancer - to discover that Paige has been kidnapped by a government snatch squad. The Head has put the school on a war footing and invited over alumni, including villains.

 

Part eighty one

14th January, 2007, dinner, Whateley

It turns out, “tomorrow” is more like a guideline; quite a few of our visitors are evidently not inclined to wait, as witness the orange gleam of rocket exhaust visible high above through the Crystal Hall windows. My g-sense tracks several large, dissimilar objects on inbound trajectories from very high up.

“Shit just got real”, Toni says, sounding unusually subdued.

Ayla nods, looking worried. “It feels like the prelude to war.”

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Parallel 2: Interlaced (Parts 71-80)

By JulesM

Note for the reader: this is Interlaced, sequel to Parallels and featuring the continuing adventures of my OC Parallel. An ongoing serial, it's being released here in 10-part blocks for your convenience.

We resume the story as our heroine has told the whole school about influence, and been giving out a communications tech to her friends that will let her save them if they die. Oh and the Head made fraternization legal, who would have thought?

 

Part seventy one

13th January, 2007, afternoon, Whateley

We’re sat in Ayla’s room, with the coffee machine burbling away happily.

“So why build a comms network the enemy can tap”, Ayla asks.

“I’m not so sure he can, it’s just not out of his reach”, I say. “We encrypted it, of course. But a name is too much of a powerful connection to risk it, certainly if spoken by me. And I wouldn’t trust encryption against him. He might break the codes, or he might skip the effort and tap straight into the brains hearing it. Our new comms gives us an advantage we didn’t have, but it’s not a get-out-of-caution-free card.”

He nods. “And it should be good against human interference at least.”

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Parallel 2: Interlaced (Parts 61-70)

By JulesM

Note for the reader: this is Interlaced, sequel to Parallels and featuring the continuing adventures of my OC Parallel. An ongoing serial, it's being released here in 10-part blocks for your convenience.

We resume the story as our frazzled heroine is handling the stress badly, and has just heard the Head announce she'll be addressing the whole school Saturday, which is tomorrow. Advance warning, part 62 is an intense BDSM scene. Read it or skip it at your discretion.

 

Part sixty one

12th January, 2007, after lessons, Whateley

Jade and I have to set the discussion aside, and get ready for our job. I decide to wear my sweats this time, it seems better than uniform or casual kit. Jade follows me into my room, and is amused to watch how quickly I can do a change with teleport-and-tentacles. I guess, with the J-team, she’s closest to knowing how it goes.

Then we have to get to the job. Chatting has wasted a bit of time, we’ll have to dash. Or teleport, but I’ve only ever taken myself before. It feels like I can do it. Big me concurs. Does Jade want to risk being a first time? She does. And so I fold space together with her, hand in hand, and we step out in front of the entrance to the maintenance area. Life sense shows her as completely unharmed. Good.

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Max the Third:

Max and The Pirate of the Seven Seas

 

A GreatDingo Short Story

In Whateley Academy

 

September, 2007

 

“Excuse me gentlebeings, I would like to ask a question or two, if you don’t mind.” 

The boys sitting at the table all jumped in surprise at not just the voice, but also at the pointy end of what appeared to be a Norton’s 3 lbs. 2oz. 26 inch heavy duty shear with high-grade aircraft aluminum handles and center oiler bolt, for improved performance, being put into into the table for the boy carrying it to lean on. 

Despite all being freshmen with not even a month at the school behind them, they all recognized the blonde sophomore with the shirt half untucked, the smiley adorned backpack and the goofy expression on his face. 

 

The crazy guy with the chainsaw!

 

 

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Parallel 2: Interlaced (Parts 51-60)

By JulesM

Note for the reader: this is Interlaced, sequel to Parallels and featuring the continuing adventures of my OC Parallel. An ongoing serial, it's being released here in 10-part blocks for your convenience.

We resume the story as the school is on lockdown, after a sniper shot at Paige. And our heroine has just learned that the docs don't want her doing unlicensed medicine.

 

Part fifty one

11th January, 2007, after dinner, Whateley

I’m a little disappointed with how things turned out at Doyle, but, I can see the Doc’s point. Did I do a bad thing with Doc Bellows and Donna when I edited them? Thinking about it, no. I wasn’t trying to heal a system breakdown, I was just making improvements. That seems to fall outside the “collapsing building” issue. Okay.

I need to be a bit more cautious making the teleport back to Poe. I know Erin isn’t in yet, she’s with other me, but someone might be moving her stuff in. I find that I can sort of feel around, before I fold space and make the jump. Time to get out of my uniform and see if I can’t find Zenith.

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Parallel 2: Interlaced (Parts 41-50)

By JulesM

Note for the reader: this is Interlaced, sequel to Parallels and featuring the continuing adventures of my OC Parallel. An ongoing serial, it's being released here in 10-part blocks for your convenience.

We resume the story as our heroine, having just rescued Erin, finds out she's having an influence on people that seems to make them sexually disinhibited.

 

Part forty one

10th January, 2007, evening, ARC

It’s getting late, and I should head home from ARC. I’m going to use a long distance teleport, because I have a good lock on my room in Poe, and I have clothes to deliver.

But first, I take some time to explain my thoughts about influence to Doc Otto. He peeks inside Donna’s head with her permission, and confirms it, there’s subtle but profound changes being worked, more so than are obvious consciously. I was pretty sure of it already, but the independent confirmation does give me a bit of a sinking sensation.

Donna says that she consents to and approves of the changes. The doc decides to accept that. He agrees that ARC will start to monitor to see if there’s any large scale similar effect. Donna is useful here as the type-specimen. He says he’ll keep me posted if they detect it.