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Fiction Fantasy

โ€œAre you kidding me?!โ€ exclaimed Nainika, her pale skin turning red, her sharp claws digging into the metal table. Her green eyes glowed with frustration as her black tail swished back and forth. Her slick black hair almost hid her small black panther ears.

โ€œCalm down,โ€ said Nina, her brown eyes wide in worry. Her caramel-colored skin almost blended in with her dark brown hair, except for a flesh-colored birthmark on her right eyebrow. She pushed her black glasses up the bridge of her nose, exposing the scaly skin on her arm. A small snake tongue flicked out of her mouth. โ€œAzazel only wanted to speak with him. Thatโ€™s a good sign, right?โ€

โ€œNo, it is not!โ€ Nainika shouted, her whiskers twitching. โ€œThat was a stupid thing for him to do! Achlys never should have led his army straight into Adapter territory!โ€

โ€œHe did say that he saw some Adapter scouts nearby,โ€ responded Treasure, laying down next to Nina. She was one of the few full-animal warriors in the facility, but her many scars proved she was not to be messed with. A particularly large one reaching from her left eye down to her muzzle often made others keep their distance from her, along with the absence of her hind leg. A sacrifice for her high rank in Azazelโ€™s army. The only thing linking her to her siblings was her wolf origins and her deep blue eyes- of course, nobody really knew about it since her siblings were on the enemy side, the Adapters.

โ€œYeah, he saw some scouts and a harpy eagle!โ€ shouted Nainika. โ€œHow do you think Azazel will react when Mother Heatherโ€™s daughter is possibly alive?โ€

An uneasy silence fell over the group. A moment later, someone burst into the room, his black spider legs stepping with careful precision on the wooden floor. Everyone immediately stood up and saluted him- except for Treasure, who simply sat at attention.ย 

โ€œYou all know that harsh decisions lead to harsh consequences,โ€ said Azazel. โ€œAchlys showed a fair example of that. However, since he provided valuable information, I have decided to let him live- just this once. Take this as a warning. You are not permitted to lead unauthorized missions unless under dire circumstances.โ€

He stayed silent, shifting on his large, black legs.

โ€œSergeant,โ€ commanded Azazel. Treasure puffed her chest and raised her head.

โ€œSee to it that Achlys makes it to the medical ward.โ€

He stepped back as several guards thrust a bloodied Achlys on the floor, his black, wavy hair plastered to his face with sweat. His eyepatch had slipped from its usual place, revealing his blind left eye. The rest of his face was hidden behind his hair, dripping with blood and sweat. The dark mane around his neck and chest was spotted with blood, his usually swarthy skin red and flushed.

The group resisted the urge to help him up. Azazel calmly left the room, taking the two guards with him. As soon as he was gone, Nina dropped to the ground, taking Achlys by the elbow.

โ€œGet off of me!โ€ he snapped, snatching his arm from Nina. As he lifted his head, Nina stifled a gasp. His entire face was swollen and bloody, previous scars on his face reopened.ย 

โ€œGet away!โ€ shouted Achlys, his face flushed with anger and embarrassment.

โ€œA lionโ€™s weakness is getting kicked in the face,โ€ muttered Treasure. โ€œHe shouldโ€™ve seen it coming.โ€

โ€œOh yeah?!โ€ shouted Achlys, painfully getting up. โ€œDid you see your little brother getting killed, huh? Did you see that coming?!โ€

Treasure growled, her ears folded back, her tail low.

โ€œYou do not speak of that,โ€ she seethed.

โ€œOh, why, because he was your weakness? โ€˜Oh please donโ€™t hurt him, take me instead!โ€™ Remember that, Treasure?โ€

A snarl escaped her lips as she lunged forward, knocking Achlys to the ground.

โ€œHey hey, break it up!โ€ shouted Nainika, grabbing Treasure by the scruff of her neck.

โ€œLet me go!โ€ shouted a squirming Treasure. โ€œYou know I hate it when you do that.โ€

โ€œExactly,โ€ responded Nainika, letting go of Treasure.

Treasure growled at Nainika, baring her teeth.ย 

โ€œWhatโ€™s going on?โ€

The group turned to see Draco and Scarlett entering the room. Dracoโ€™s green eyes scanned the room, taking in the scene around him. He rubbed his hand through his red hair, revealing scales on his hands similar to Ninaโ€™s and a large scar running from his thumb to his wrist. A snake tongue flickered in and out of his mouth as the flaps on his neck spread out.ย 

โ€œFinally! Where were you?โ€ shouted Nina.

โ€œOut,โ€ responded Draco, glancing at Scarlett, who had made her way to the corner of the room. Her platinum blonde hair laid flat on her head, her dark brown eyes almost seeming black. A small birthmark in the shape of a swan marked her wrist, and a variety of scars marked her arms and face. A bubble of water floated above her open hand.

Nina frowned, then stepped back, glaring at Scarlett. Scarlett caught her glare and snarled, turning her bubble of water into ice.ย 

Treasure rolled her eyes. โ€œSince weโ€™re all here, might as well tell you the news.โ€

โ€œCan we get Achlys to the medical ward first?โ€ interrupted Nainika, helping him up from the floor.

Treasure growled before continuing. โ€œAzazel has given us explicit instructions to scout the Adapter territory to see if we can find their base.โ€

โ€œHavenโ€™t we already tried that?โ€ asked Draco, shifting his scales from a pale tan to a dark brown.ย 

โ€œYes, but we have to try again, this time for a different purpose. Mother Heatherโ€™s daughter may still be alive.โ€

Draco fell silent.ย 

โ€œSo hereโ€™s whatโ€™s gonna happen,โ€ said Treasure. โ€œDraco, youโ€™ll take the south border.โ€

โ€œIโ€™ll go with him,โ€ piped up Nina, raising a scaly hand.

โ€œScarlett will go with him,โ€ said Treasure, ignoring Nina. Nina frowned before dropping her hand, once again glaring at Scarlett.

โ€œNainika, you take the east border.โ€

โ€œBut I canโ€™t see well in the dark,โ€ retorted Nainika, swishing her black tail in irritance.ย 

โ€œThatโ€™s why youโ€™ll be taking the night shift. Report back to me at your usual times. If you find any signs of the Adapters or the harpy eagle girl, you are under direct orders from Azazel to capture every single one of them, dead or alive.โ€

March 19, 2021 19:10

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This story features: Kayla Lane as Nina Nainika as Nainika Draco (filled by Celeste) Lone Wolf as Treasure Bucky as Achlys Danny as Scarlett This is from the Predator's POV, stay tuned :)

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Maya
19:33 Mar 23, 2021

Hey Abbie <3 I'm really sorry about your dad, hope you're okay. Let me know if you need anything. <3 I hope he gets better soon. Try to believe he's strong and he'll be able to push through. ๐Ÿ™

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Raelynn Wei
17:17 Mar 22, 2021

This is gonna sound really weird but can you choose a boy's name that you like?

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Raelynn Wei
17:50 Mar 22, 2021

yeah ive watched it teeheeeeeee *runs around working on her evil ideas*

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Raelynn Wei
17:53 Mar 22, 2021

Ugh this is going to give everything away but I can't do anything like this without approval. So ideal special other?? Eyes: Hair: Skin: Personality: Power: Favorite color: Gender (JIC): Name: Anything else:

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Raelynn Wei
18:04 Mar 22, 2021

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA YESSSSSSS WILL DO THAT!! He's gonna be a shapeshifter with an emphasis on cats thoughhhhhhhhhh!!

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Raelynn Wei
18:20 Mar 20, 2021

AH ABSSSSSSS I NEED MORE OF THIS SERIES, THIS IS SUCH A GREAT REEDSY CAST. THE STORY IS AMAZING AND EVERYTHING AHGAHGGHAGH I LOVE ITTTTTTT!!

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Endellion .
16:32 Mar 20, 2021

I've read this three times now and am still loving every word of it! There may only be a little of my character, but I love it anyway! Btw, my character is perfect!

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Valerie June
23:26 Apr 01, 2021

Hi Abbie! It totally slipped my mind to tell you but in case you're interested the last part of my series is posted! (It's called "No Place Like Home.)

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Valerie June
19:51 Apr 05, 2021

Heyyyy! Heard that youโ€™re back from spring break. Did you do anything fun?

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Yup! Went to Florida (which is why i didnt have my chromebook), went to the waterpark, visited some family (WITHOUT MY PARENTS HEEEHEHEH), got major sunburn (light skin problems TvT), and got a bunch of new clothes :)

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Valerie June
20:16 Apr 05, 2021

Seems like you had a lot of fun! Iโ€™m still on break but itโ€™s been pretty dull. Staying at home, reading, struggling to write something, refreshing my Reedsy page XD, some painting, more reading. Floridaโ€™s a cool place to spend a vacation (as long as itโ€™s not for the entire year.) It can get soooo humid.

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Lucia :)
12:31 Mar 26, 2021

OMG WE HAVE THE SAME DANG PFP AHHHHHH I LOVE MLBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB heh, i'm a little cray cray ;-;

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Lucia :)
14:18 Mar 26, 2021

OH MY GAWDDDDDDD YASSSSSSSSSSSSSS CAT NOIR MY BOO <3<3<3 I'M SO EXCITED FOR THE SHANGHAI, SEASON 4, AND OMG THE AWAKENINGGGGG AHHHH FJGHDJKFGHLEFJSG hehe you should watch Miraculous Crack vids they're sooo funny XD

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NAHHH HES MY BOO I wishhhhh my parents wont let me watch it anymore since there's gay couples and stuff T^T I haven't gone past season 2 wahhh (i watched cat blanc without them knowing bc apparently it was the best episode and i just had to shhh) lol XDD are they on YT?

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Lucia :)
15:20 Mar 26, 2021

Awwwww nooo- wait there's gay ppl? i- aww cat blanc is the bestttt YESSSS AGGH THEYRE ON YTTTT ;DDD oh well, at least I found another person besides all my CRAZY AS HECK friends-

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Apparently Rose and Juleka were an unannounced couple, plus there was Marc, who looked to be either transgender or just a guy wearing girl's makeup and my parents didn't like that :( I don't mind it because that's just how life is, there is people like that, but my parents are kinda negative on those topics and they forbade me from watching it anymore :( Unfortunately my parents watch my YT very carefully and I have the school blocker on my school chromebook, the only device they don't keep track of. YESSSS Do you follow Jay? They are a Mi...

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Raelynn Wei
16:29 Mar 22, 2021

ABBY!! ABBYABBYABBYABBY OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG I REALLY WANT TO SHARE A CLIP OF WHAT IVE BEEN WORKING ON WITH YOUUUUUUUUUUU OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG

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Raelynn Wei
16:38 Mar 22, 2021

Ooookay...so the thing is...its after your...errr...death?? And Flint is not taking it well... Uhh... Amira gritted her teeth before forcing out, โ€œI think youโ€™ve had enough to drink tonight havenโ€™t you?โ€ โ€œAre you kidding? Iโ€™m just getting started!โ€ Flint drained his drink and fumbled in his pockets for more money, swaying unsteadily. When Amira didnโ€™t respond, he added, โ€œReally, Iโ€™m f-fine, I know what youโ€™re trying to do here, Ira, and I appreciate it. But donโ€™t waste your compassion on me, I just want to die in peace. Seeing if I can real...

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Raelynn Wei
16:39 Mar 22, 2021

Amira is a code name for who should this be im still not sure it was gonna be me but then...oh boy i should send you the whole doc

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Hey Abbie! Wow, I loved this side of the story! Gives more mystery:DDD Great work!!! I can't wait to read part 6!

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Radhika Diksha
17:41 Mar 20, 2021

someone said me here "You are the most negative person here, and I made a mistake to think you as a good person. It's better if you go away rather than spreading hate." Ihc So this is not hated. Hypocrite "So you are talking about me. No, you only talk about me, I know that. Brain cell." Ai So, accusing someone of something they haven't done, then irritating that person every second. If that person gets angry because don't know their life, so if that person outbursts. They go on spreading hate about them to everyone, call for sympathy. This ...

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21:49 Mar 22, 2021

I NEED YOU BACK

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Valerie June
04:00 Mar 20, 2021

I like how we're about to look into the Predators POV and meet new characters as well. The plot keeps getting better and better, and I want to know what happens next so badly! Each part makes me love this series even more. In case you're interested, I posted the last part of my "series" and there's another story that I have no idea what happened to it.

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Nainika Gupta
21:00 Mar 19, 2021

AHH thanks so much! Amazing job :) AND MOI??!! chef's kiss seriously I love my partttttttt one thing thooo (sorry if you can't change it :) but my skin color's not pale, its warm caramel! other than thatttt can't wait for more :)

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fRoM tHe eNeMy pErSpeCtIvE hEhEhe you are so good at endings oml how do you do it XD MANGOOD ๐Ÿฅญ๐Ÿฅญ๐Ÿฅญ job!!! (sorry XD) ~ Amethyst

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also for fun: โŠ‚_ใƒฝ ใ€€ ๏ผผ๏ผผ ฮ›๏ผฟฮ› ใ€€ใ€€ ๏ผผ( เฒ ~เฒ  ) ใ€€ใ€€ใ€€ โŒ’ใƒฝ ใ€€ใ€€ ใ€€/ ใ€€ ใธ๏ผผ ใ€€ ใ€€ /ใ€€ใ€€/ใ€€๏ผผ๏ผผ ใ€€ใ€€ ๏พšใ€€ใƒŽใ€€ใ€€ ใƒฝ_ใค ใ€€ใ€€ /ใ€€/ ใ€€ /ใ€€/| ใ€€ (ใ€€(ใƒฝ ใ€€ |ใ€€|ใ€๏ผผ ใ€€ | ไธฟ ๏ผผ โŒ’) ใ€€ | |ใ€€ ใ€€) / ใƒŽ ) ใ€€L๏พ‰ (_๏ผ

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Felicity Anne
21:29 Mar 20, 2021

Ooooooh I love how you showed us the evil side of the story!! That throws so much interesting conflict into the mix!

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Oh, so these are the villains? Interesting... I canโ€™t wait to see what you do next!

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The worldbuilding in this series it just- aaaahhhhh it makes me so happyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyXDD amazing story Abbieeeeeee!!!! totally hooked on to this series;) and wow you're fast with these parts!!! cant wait for pt 6!!!:D

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