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Fiction Fantasy

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โ€œRise and shine!โ€ shouted Lillian, bursting into my room.


I rubbed my eyes, covering my face with my wings.


โ€œCome on, get up! We rise with the sun here- most of us, anyway. Meet Celeste in the cafeteria in exactly one hour. Move, move, move!โ€


Lillian left the room as Zoe entered.ย 


โ€œWhatโ€™s up with her?โ€ I groaned.ย 


โ€œSheโ€™s always like that,โ€ responded Zoe, spreading aside the leaves that covered the window. โ€œShe was just too in shock yesterday to insult you. Now come on, we have to check out that bump, then we have to meet Celeste aboutโ€ฆ well, you.โ€


โ€œMe?โ€ I asked, stretching my wings.ย 


โ€œYeah, you. Since youโ€™re the daughter of an All-Beast, you should be an All-Beast as well, and that means- well, youโ€™ll see. Now Come on! Celeste is waiting.โ€


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I sat at the table next to Celeste, my eyes roaming the room, taking in the scene. Luke and Varsha were seated in front of me, whispering in each other's ears. To their right was Zoe and Felicity, discussing recent patients of theirs. To the left of Luke and Varsha were two people I didnโ€™t recognize. The first had dark purple hair that faded to gold at the edges, her amber eyes flicking from person to person. Her white fox ears and tail twitched in irritation at what the person next to her had said. Her dark purple diamond earrings dangled as her gaze landed on me. She shifted, the sound of metal prominent. I could feel strange vibrations from under the table, and I came to the conclusion that she had an artificial leg. I snuck a glance under the table to confirm my suspicions when the other person tapped the table spot in front of me.


โ€œHey, who are you?โ€ her long, wavy black hair cascaded down her back, her bright blue eyes gazing into mine. I recognized her as the one that came to rescue me at the facility with Ethan: Liz I believe. A bow was wrapped around her torso, a sheath of arrows strapped to her back.ย 


โ€œHello, can you hear me?โ€ asked Liz, waving her hand in front of my face.


โ€œLiz,โ€ hissed her purple-haired friend. โ€œSheโ€™s Mother Heatherโ€™s daughter.โ€


โ€œWell, how was I supposed to know?โ€ whispered Liz. โ€œYouโ€™re the one thatโ€™s always eavesdropping, Cirah.โ€


โ€œItโ€™s not eavesdropping,โ€ replied Cirah. โ€œI justโ€ฆ overhear sometimes.โ€


โ€œUh-huh,โ€ muttered Liz, shaking her head.ย 


I was about to say something when Palak walked up and sat next to Celeste.


โ€œPalak!โ€ exclaimed Celeste. โ€œHowโ€™s it going?โ€ย 


โ€œNot bad, Cel. Whatโ€™s up, Harp? Heard about yourโ€ฆ wellโ€ฆโ€


She was interrupted by several other people walking up and sitting down next to me. I gasped softly when I recognized the orange tail and ears, the reddish-brown hair, and the bright green eyes.


โ€œEthan!โ€ I exclaimed.


Ethan smiled. โ€œHey, howโ€™s it going?โ€


Celeste looked past me and frowned at Ethan. She turned back to Palak and started whispering in her ear.


โ€œSheโ€™s still mad at me,โ€ explained Ethan. โ€œFrom when I took some of her pollen. I only needed a little, but she wouldnโ€™t budge.โ€ He winked. โ€œAnyway, I brought some friends I thought I could introduce.โ€


He gestured to the people seated next to him. One had big, blue eyes and a hijab concealing her hair, delicate white wings protruding from her back, similar to Zoeโ€™s. Her backwards knee and talons also resembled Zoeโ€™s, except this personโ€™s was thicker and stronger. She rubbed her eyes as she spoke.ย 


โ€œI donโ€™t understand why we have to be up so early, Ethan. Why couldnโ€™t it be at night?โ€


โ€œBecause not all of us are nocturnal, Wish,โ€ smirked Ethan.ย 


โ€œBut youโ€™re a cat. Arenโ€™t cats nocturnal?โ€


โ€œYeah, but we can handle daytime, unlike snowy owls.โ€


Wish yawned and laid down her head.ย 


Her friend shook her awake, and when that failed, she pulled off her shoe and lightly tapped Wishโ€™s back.


โ€œCome on, get up lazy-bones. Donโ€™t make me use this.โ€ she said, her thick latino accent mushing her words together. She waved her shoe, her brown hair draped down her shoulders.


โ€œIโ€™m up, Iโ€™m up,โ€ mumbled Wish, lifting her head. โ€œAnd donโ€™t you dare use that shoe on me again, Rainhart.โ€


โ€œThen at least stay awake through the rest of the meeting,โ€ retorted Rainhart, putting on her shoe. She smiled teasingly, revealing her large, sharp teeth, her grey eyes shining. Whiskers freckled her cheeks, and peaking through her back was some orange and black striped fur.ย 


โ€œIs everyone here?โ€ asked Celeste. The group nodded, turning their attention to Celeste.


โ€œOk, so hereโ€™s the dealโ€ฆ as most of you know, Harper here isโ€ฆ well, sheโ€™s Mother Heatherโ€™s daughter. And since Mother Heather was an All-Beastโ€ฆโ€


โ€œSheโ€™s an All-Beast too,โ€ nodded Felicity.ย 


โ€œI am??โ€ I asked. โ€œWhat does that mean?โ€


โ€œIt means that you can transform any of your body parts into any animal,โ€ responded Wish, lifting her head from the table.ย 


โ€œExactly,โ€ said Celeste. โ€œSo, uhโ€ฆ try to think of an animal part, like claws orโ€ฆ cat ears.โ€


I shut my eyes and pictured cat ears emerging from my skull, orange just like Ethansโ€ฆ


I opened my eyes. โ€œDid it work?โ€


Celeste shook her head. โ€œMaybe you werenโ€™t concentrating enough?โ€


I shut my eyes again, this time thinking of a slick orange tail protruding from my back.


Why was I thinking of Ethan?



โ€œItโ€™s not working,โ€ said Celeste, shaking her head. โ€œYou keep trying. In the meantime, we have an important mission ahead of us. Predator troops were spotted near the field.โ€


โ€œTheyโ€™ve never ventured so close to Adapter territory,โ€ commented Felicity, lightly tapping her deer hooves on the floor.


โ€œExactly,โ€ responded Celeste. โ€œWe need some scouts to survey the field for any clues as to where the Predatorโ€™s base is. A dropped map, bootprint, anything. Ethan, Rainhart, and Liz will explore the northern side. Luke, you will be with Sia to search the eastern side- once Sia is done with her previous mission, that it. Zoe and Felicity will stay here in case something goes wrong. Varsha, Wish, and Cirah will venture to the winter side, since they are best equipped for cold weather and snow. Palak and I-โ€


โ€œNo,โ€ said Luke.


โ€œWhat?โ€


โ€œI said no. Varsha and I are always together for missions, I refuse to separate from her. What if something happens? I canโ€™t risk her safety.โ€


โ€œI can protect myself, Luke,โ€ said Varsha. โ€œIโ€™m not helpless. I donโ€™t need you stalking my every move like Iโ€™m some child!โ€


โ€œI canโ€™t risk it!โ€ shouted Luke. โ€œWe cannot risk that they capture you, Varsha. We canโ€™t have what happened to Treasure to happen to you!โ€


โ€œShe went willingly, and you know it! You just want to pretend that sheโ€™s still out there, scared and helpless, wishing you were with her. News flash, Luke, she doesnโ€™t need you! And neither do I!โ€


โ€œThen leave!โ€ His last word echoed, leaving us all in stunned silence.


โ€œThen maybe I will,โ€ whispered Varsha, rising from the table and fleeing from the room.


โ€œVarsha, wait!โ€ shouted Cirah, running after her, her metal leg clunking against the wooden floor. Liz glanced at us before following with her.


Luke huffed and left the room, tearing the leaves from the doorway and crumpling them in his fist.


Everyone remained silent, unsure how to react.


โ€œWhoโ€™s Treasure?โ€ I asked tentatively.


Celeste sighed. โ€œSheโ€™s Luke and Varshaโ€™s sister. She and Luke got into a big fight and she left. She joined Azazelโ€™s army and is now the head sergeant there.โ€


โ€œOh,โ€ I mumbled.


โ€œAchlys is part of the Predator army, too,โ€ whispered Rainhart. โ€œWe used to date. He would give me flowers every day, whispering promises in my ear. But thenโ€ฆโ€ She dropped her head, a silent tear running down her cheek.


โ€œMy friend is part of the army,โ€ said Celeste, fiddling with something under the table. โ€œDraco. But he found out Scarlett had joined and he followed her. He was captured, given the choice of joining Azazelโ€™s army or facing death. He chose to join, not caring about the lifetime of friendship we once had.โ€


โ€œWow,โ€ I whispered. โ€œIโ€™m sorry, I didnโ€™t know.โ€


โ€œNo, itโ€™s okay,โ€ said Rainhart. โ€œThis is why we need to win this war. They donโ€™t understand what theyโ€™re doing, they donโ€™t understand that Azazel is manipulating them. He knows their weaknesses, Harper. He uses it against him.โ€


โ€œBut not anymore,โ€ said Zoe. โ€œWe wonโ€™t let him do this any longer.โ€


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โ€œAre you crazy?!โ€ shouted Nainika, slamming her fist against the table.ย 


โ€œAre you sure there isnโ€™t another way?โ€ asked Achlys, his face still splotched with bruises and swelling.ย 


โ€œThatโ€™s Azazelโ€™s direct orders,โ€ responded Treasure, her ear flicking in irritation. โ€œWe have to venture that area now that we know where their base is- at least their general direction.โ€


โ€œWho knows how many of them are there?!โ€ yelled Nainika, her green eyes blazing with rage, her black tail swishing back and forth. โ€œWe donโ€™t have very many of us here, in case you hadnโ€™t noticed! They could have thousands on their side!โ€


โ€œBut we are more powerful,โ€ commented Draco, his snake tongue flicking out instinctively.ย 


โ€œYeah,โ€ agreed Nina. โ€œWe are the strongest warriors on Azazelโ€™s side. They probably have a bunch of trainees.โ€


Scarlett raised her hand, a bubble of water forming in her palm. She shifted the shape to a bird, its translucent wings flapping in the air.ย 


โ€œScarlettโ€™s right,โ€ said Draco. โ€œThereโ€™s the new All-Beast to worry about. How do we know she wonโ€™t be a problem?โ€


โ€œYou must know how to solve that problem, Scarlett,โ€ sneered Nina, revealing her sharp fangs. โ€œSince youโ€™re sooo perfect, right?โ€


Scarlett glared at Nina, turning her water bird into ice and crushing it in her fist.ย 


โ€œWhatโ€™s wrong, Scarlett? Canโ€™t use your words? Is the poor swan scared?โ€ Nina stalked forward, placing her hand on Scarlettโ€™s throat.ย 


โ€œGo on, speak. Tell me how much you hate me. Whatโ€™s wrong, too tongue tied?โ€ Her tongue flicked out as she spoke, drawing out the Sโ€™s.ย 


โ€œNina,โ€ warned Draco. โ€œYou know why she canโ€™t talk.โ€


โ€œAh yes,โ€ responded Nina. โ€œMuted in battle. Couldnโ€™t handle a teensy blade to the neck. Let me help you add another scar to the collection.โ€ย 


โ€œNina,โ€ said Draco, grasping her arm. Nina whipped her head around before her skin went cold, the warmth leaking from her body. She gasped for breath as her hand released from Scarlettโ€™s throat. Scarlett had her arm raised towards Nina, manipulating the water in her body.


โ€œScarlett!โ€ shouted Draco. โ€œLeave her alone.โ€


Scarlett glared at Draco before dropping her hand, returning Ninaโ€™s body temperature to normal. She stayed on the floor, gasping and shivering, the birthmark on her eyebrow prominent against her pale skin.ย 


โ€œT-taking advantage of a c-cold-blooded creature now, are we?โ€ sneered Nina. โ€œN-nice to finally have you show the real y-you.โ€


Scarlett snarled at Nina before stalking out of the room.ย 


โ€œScarlett, wait!โ€ he turned to Nina. โ€œDo you enjoy making her miserable? You know what sheโ€™s gone through, yet you insist on making it all worse.โ€ He left the room, leaving a shivering and heart-broken Nina on the floor.ย 


โ€œWeโ€™ve all gone through something,โ€ whispered Nina before rising from the floor.ย 


Treasure cleared her throat. โ€œNina, you may go to the medic.โ€


โ€œI donโ€™t need to,โ€ she retorted stubbornly, sitting at the table.ย 


โ€œFine,โ€ said Treasure. โ€œEveryone else, prepare to leave at dawn. Scarlett will be taking Squad W to take the winter side. Draco and Nainika will take the northern area. Achlys, Nina, and I will take the rest. Meet back at the center zone. Capture anyone you can find, kill them if necessary. But leave the All-Beast to Azazel. He will deal with it himself. This war will end here and now."

April 22, 2021 16:25

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Hey everyone! Sorry it's been a while, writer's block am I right? Anyway, here are the people featured in this story! Lillian as Lillian Ivy as Zoe Celeste as Celeste Jose as Luke Varsha as Varsha Felicity as Felicity Luna as Liz Amethyst as Cirah Ethan as Ethan Palak as Palak Kayla as Nina Amany as Wish CJ as Rainhart Nainika as Nainika Bucky as Achlys Draco (made up character for Celeste) Wolfie as Treasure Danny as Scarlett Lmk how you like your character! NO MORE BIG CHARACTER CHANGES at this point in the story! I accept feedback and c...

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Endellion .
19:49 Apr 22, 2021

Oh, and the romance between me and Rainhart is... *raises eyebrows so high they come off my head* lol. Is Rainhart CJ Liggins or someone else?

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Endellion .
19:44 Apr 22, 2021

Hi, it's me, Bucky! First, YAYYY!!! I have been dying waiting for this and it's finally here! Also, Draco and Nainika will take the northern area. Bucky, Nina, and I will take the rest. Is it supposed to say Bucky? isn't it Achlys?

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Endellion .
19:50 Apr 22, 2021

Lol. That's okay :D I saw! It's pretty short, but super awesome!

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16:56 Apr 27, 2021

OMG, I love my character...such a talented writer...Sorry I haven't been active much...been in a huge slump...I'll be trying a little harder now tho... Keep up the great work...gonna be reading the other now :)

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yesssssssssss I love this seriessssss also I'm commenting out of order bcuz I forgot to comment on these XD the characters all have a relationship with each other and in ever part you do a great job of showing that by having their dialogue very comfortable. great job Abbie!!!

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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR INCLUDING ME! :D I like how you're writing both sides to the story (literally XD) :) you SNAILED ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ it! (okay I'll stop XD) ~ Amethyst

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WOWOWWOOWOWO I'm so impresssed Abby! This is truely starting to feel like I'm reading a fantasy novel! U should think about making this into a book... I'll be the first one in line to get it:DD I LOVEEE my character... :D so snarky and she's perfect! Good work

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yay! Another amazing part! It's so well developed and it's all coming together! heheh, I enjoy being evil XD still great job with everything. And especially avoiding info dumps, but still giving us enough ;)

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lol ehehehehe yesssss you are the LONE WOLF lololol the lead sergeant TvT -whispers- do you mind dyinggggg... actually no i think ill kill of you sister instead XD ooooo or maybe your brother... one of yall gonna die tho lol

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Valerie June
18:56 Apr 22, 2021

Sorry for...erm--charging in like this but when you said "one of yall gonna die tho" that just made me smile, I don't know why. XD

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EEEE Huh, wonder y I did tell them that Dracoโ€™s my brother- Hehehehheeeee- Lol, hope this goes well-

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Valerie June
18:16 Apr 22, 2021

Abbie this is amazing!!! I hope the next parts will be easier to write, and I see why this one was harder to type down. I noticed that some romance is now in the picture, nice. ;) That's definitely not gonna make things easier. My backstory has been revealed! XD I loved the way you brought it about; very clever. There were a lot of characters you included in this part which probably made it hard and intimidating to write again. Hopefully, the ideas will flow more easily now! (I really can't express how well you're doing with this series.)

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Tysm! Yeah lol that's gonna be some good drama later XD. Yeah it's so hard to include so many characters. I tried to make each character have a distinctive feature so people won't get confused and add stuff like "swished their black tail" or "snake tongue flick in and out" so the readers know who im talking about and can sort of visualize it in their head. Mental note: Max of 10 characters in my next reedsy cast XD. Tysm I love the feedback <3

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Valerie June
18:33 Apr 22, 2021

No problem! Those little descriptive hints help a lot for visualization. Yeah, 10 characters is more than enough. If I ever make a Reedsy cast I'll keep that info in mind! Sorry I haven't responded to our 'other' conversation lol, I've been busier than usual.

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Palak Shah
18:03 Apr 22, 2021

THANK YOU for including me in your story. This was an amazing story with a fab plotline :))

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tysm! Part 7 will be coming out as well and I got something special for you XD you're character is going to have a special ability would u like to know now or wait until Part 7 to see? hehehhe :)

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Palak Shah
18:17 Apr 22, 2021

I don't know hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Okay fine, tell me. I can't wait !!!!!!! :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) Also, please let me know when part 7 comes out. I am so excited yeeeeeeeeeee !!!

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Ok lol since you're a hyena in the story... during the battle, when they are in a tough spot, they have to make you laugh. That's it. No, really XD. Your ability is when you go into a full hyena laugh, it can cause a major ear strain to anyone within a mile of you who isnt covering their ears, temporarily deafening and weakening them. Lol XD. I will dont worry!

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Palak Shah
20:24 Apr 22, 2021

I love that idea, it is so cool, I never would've thought of it lol :)) I am going over there right now yay !!!

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Palak Shah
20:25 Apr 22, 2021

Also, could you please read my latest story if possible. Thanks :))

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Amany Sayed
17:25 Apr 22, 2021

I'll admit, I'm a bit late to the party, but I followed just fine. IT's very action-packed and I enjoyed it a lot! The ending makes me want more. The subplots are well written so we can still follow with the big picture. Nicely done! I wish I actually had blue eyes...Keep writing :D

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Raelynn Wei
17:18 Apr 22, 2021

HAIIIIIIIIIIIIIII THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR INCLUDING ME IN YOUR STORY, ABBIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! IT'S AMAZING, I LOVE ALL THE DESCRIPTIONS AND THOROUGHNESS OF THE PIECE GOOD JOBBBBBBBBBB AHHHHHHHHHHH

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Raelynn Wei
18:32 Apr 22, 2021

Lol, it's okay, juggling so many characters is amazingggggggg!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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