The Virtual Timepiece (ch 24)The room had gone dark once again, yet Aelita stood stock still, her eyes locked on the area where the bloody message had been written. Placing her hand to her chest, she felt the jolt, the strange tingle of power that seem to react stronger each time. Her heart pounded in her ears, pulsing against the Virtual Timepiece nestled against her skin.
Aelita's eyes went wide and she loosened the neckline of her dress enough to reach the small clock. Relief spread through her. "At least this....this is safe," she whispered, a shudder coursing through at the thought of the thugs who captured her getting ahold of thing. Sighing, she gently touched the cool metal. Sparks, pink and bright, flickered from the contact and she gasped.
"That's...that's causing the reaction?!" Perplexed, Aelita gently pulled the Timepiece out and held it. Sure enough, sparks danced from every point of contact between her hands and the Timepiece. Now, with both hands on it, the thing pulsed like a
The Virtual Timepiece (ch 23)Thud. Thunk thud. Thud. Thunk thud.
Thud. Thunk thud.
"What?!" Half way through throw his pen knife into the floor once again, Odd looked over his shoulder at Ulrich, who had yelled at him.
Ulrich glared. "Would you stop that blasted damn knife throwing? It's giving me a headache." Odd snorted and rolled his eyes, then folded up the knife back into his pocket.
"Yes, Mum," he replied sarcastically and turned back around.
For a moment there was silence. Then finally Yumi turned away from the book she had been reading, and looked between the two young men. "What time do you believe it is?"
Odd snorted again. "What's it matter? We're bloody stuck here until Princess and her genius fellow comes back.
"You think he won't betray her?"
Odd turned back to look at Yumi. Her lips were pursed in an almost disapproving manner and her eyes were narrowed. Odd raised an eyebrow. "You still don't trust him?"
Yumi raised an eyebrow in return. "You do? Were you not the