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One Last Query-Arrondissement-Part Seventy-Nine

As it was late autumn, the tree trunks in the Pellucid Garden had begun to turn a deep azure. It was an indication that winter would soon arrive. Strategically opened windows in the geodesic dome that covered the park let … Continue reading

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Intractable Détente-Arrondissement Part Seventy-Five

Time having been restored to its normal forward flow, people were enjoying themselves once more. Many of them choose to do so at the Jardin des Gens. Leaves were turning to vibrant colors from a fiery orange to a rich … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go From Here?-Arrondissement Part Seventy-Four

“That’s quite a tale,” said the Marshal. “It’s not a tale,” said L’Horloge tersely, “That implies that we made it up.” “While it might seem fantastic, I can assure you it is true,” added Arpin. The Marshal regarded L’Horloge, Arpin, … Continue reading

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Assurance and Threats-Arrondissement Part Fifty-Nine

Arpin and Unexpected walked to the open space made in the ghostly ranks and stopped three meters away from the Repairperson, as her instructions. The spirits were out of earshot. “Thank you for agreeing to this parley,” said the Repairperson. … Continue reading

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The Other Shoe-Arrondissement-Part Fifty-Two.

The League of Spiders Repairperson was escorted by a dozen Chevaliers as she walked into the Tower Cerulean. Every stairway and corridor were deserted as they moved towards the room where the Penultimate Device sat. Uneasy was one way to … Continue reading

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Believe What I Say-Arrondissement Part Forty-Eight

They picked a small café, The Petite Bouchée, to meet. As previously agreed, each brought two others with them. The Marshal chose Sergeant Gendarme Arpin and the Watchful Chevalier. Old Man whom Arpin met before, was accompanied by two nondescript … Continue reading

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Personal Delivery-Arrondissement Part Forty-One

The gatehouse of the Tower Cerulean was gated with a crystal portcullis, which reflected the late afternoon sunlight. It was as beautiful as it was robust, at least that’s what Sergeant Gendarme Arpin remembered from a school trip to the … Continue reading

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