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The Player short story series

Player – Part 2117 min read

Player – Part 2117 min read

“Fuck” Mira groaned as she bent down on one knee, the exhaustion building up.  “Are you okay?” Sam asked her. “No,” Her voice was deep, sounded tired. “I won’t be able to hold this shield up for much longer.” Finn could see the fear in her eyes, and it dawned on him this was the first time.  “Fuck, what do we do?” Finn asked as he shot another thin, twisting pillar of fire. This time he aimed at the man,…

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Player – part 2016 min read

Player – part 2016 min read

.“I hate this.” Oswald grumbled as he waited for Jennifer to finish. His workings had guided them through Belgium, into the Ardennes and were now nearing Luxembourg. The route his workings had sent them on was going through progressively harder and harsher terrain. More elevations, more rural, more woods. Jennifer seemed to be loving the scenery, Oswald hated it all. He much preferred a city to nature. Civilization was what he preferred.  “Hush,” Jennifer patted the air with her hand…

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Player – Part 1914 min read

Player – Part 1914 min read

  Morning came without waking up Finn or Sam with triggered spells. And when Finn crawled out of their small camp, he saw that the woman was still inside of her tent. Somewhat satisfied he crawled back behind the tarp and started cooking breakfast. Sam and him had been discussing last night, but they stood opposed to each other. Finn did not want to join Mira, Sam did. It annoyed Finn, more so because he could not give any real reason…

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Player – Part 1812 min read

Player – Part 1812 min read

They turned quickly to their left, both at the same time, and aimed their flashlights into the dark. A few meters away from them stood a woman, somewhere in her late twenties or early thirties. She had long, sleek, black hair and alabaster skin which gave a stark contrast in the dark, enhanced by the flashlights. She gave them a coy smile with bright red lips as she was leaning against a tree. Slowly she straightened herself and walked over…

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Player – Part 178 min read

Player – Part 178 min read

“I am exhausted,” Finn laid down on his back, next to the campfire. His chest rose high and fell deep as he breathed.  “Same,” Sam sighed in a moan, collapsing next to him. “We need a break.” Finn groaned in approval.  Their bodies were entirely spent after the past few days. From dawn to dusk they trained, studied, worked, magicked and trained again. Their mana pools were continuously being drained by their practice and study, as was their stamina. They…

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Player – Chapter 123 min read

Player – Chapter 123 min read

The world twisted and turned. Everything was dark. Everything hurt. It felt cold and warm at the same time. Finn was confused, and for a moment, all he could do was take it all in. Waiting, hoping that the world stopped turning. And it did, slowly, gradually. At some point, Finn realised that the world was dark because his eyes were closed. So he opened them. Light assaulted him, and a migraine flashed at his temples. Finn winced and quickly…

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Player – Part 1611 min read

Player – Part 1611 min read

“See! Do you see it? There it is again!” Finn exclaimed loudly as he held his hand in between both of them. Sam was squinting her eyes as she looked closely at his fingertips. “Yes, I can see it, you are right,” She looked up at him now. “What does it mean?” “I have no idea, but I have been noticing this for a while now. I assume it has occurred since the beginning, but neither of us picked up…

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Player – Part 1511 min read

Player – Part 1511 min read

Jennifer and Oswald sat on one knee; head bowed down. They sat at the foot of a dark grey, stone pedestal that was built in three levels, shaped like a pyramid. On the sides were engraved inscriptions, inlaid with gold. The floor was covered with the intricate webbing of a spell. They were waiting for their Master to return at his Astat circle. A magical feat of engineering that acted as a unique anchor in reality. Which then allowed magi…

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Player – Part 1412 min read

Player – Part 1412 min read

It took her more than an hour, but eventually, Sam sighed, relaxed her pose, and opened her eyes. She looked dead tired, but the glow on her Aumic veins had gone away. Finn was relieved and smiled at her. “Feeling better?” He asked in a soft voice as he squeezed her shoulder. “I am okay; I feel exhausted, though. But it doesn’t hurt or anything.” Her voice was sullen. “Yeah, you kinda went overboard there. We need to watch out…

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Player – Part 1311 min read

Player – Part 1311 min read

Sam fell to her knees, panting, thick beads of sweat pearling on her face. So many blended on her chin that it almost made a small stream. She groaned, bit through the pain and exhaustion, and glared up, at Finn. She was not giving in yet. With the roar of an Amazon, she jumped back up, bringing the wooden waster sword up in an underhand strike. It was fast and away from Finn’s sword hand, a great attack. But Finn…

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