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Up or Down?-Arrondissement Part Sixty-One

As they ran down the Rue des Rêves, Verdigris enveloped the statues that lined the avenue until they flaked away into a pale green dust. The worn cobblestones they were traveling along became smoother and easier to run on. Suddenly, … Continue reading

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Don’t You Trust Me?-Arrondissement Part Sixty

“She’s lying!” exclaimed Nikita. “I don’t think she was,” countered Arpin, “She did not smell of deceit.” “If I were to lie, I might say something that sounded dangerous but would be impossible to check,” added Maxi “Monsieur L’Horloge, what … 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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Open and Shut-Arrondissement Part Fifty Eight

“This one too?” asked Maxi. Nikita shuddered and replied, “Yes, just like the others.” They stood before a drab metal door at the end of a stone corridor, seven levels below the lobby. “Stand back,” said Maxi quietly as she … Continue reading

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Working yesterday, for a better tomorrow.-Arrondissement-Part Fifty-One

Ministry of ChronologyMemo # 897-B-246Date: November 17th, 394th Year of the ThrushSubject: Dealing with The PublicLevel: HIGHEST OBSCURITY FOR INTERNAL DISTRIBUTION ONLY There have been many questions about the current temporal crisis, (which will hereafter be referred to as the … Continue reading

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How Could I Say No-Arrondissement-Part Fifty

Maxi sat in the shade of a tree on the training grounds of the Tower Cerulean. The weather had cleared nicely since the snow this morning. Now it felt like a pleasant early summer afternoon. She spun a silver Notion … Continue reading

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Insights and Delights -Arrondissement Part Forty-Nine

Zsófia was still filthy when they returned to the Tower Cerulean but Monsieur L’Horloge did not care. He flung his arms around her and kissed her deeply. If she had any doubts about his love for her, and she didn’t, … Continue reading

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Play Time-Arrondissement-Part Forty-Six

Maxi buttoned up her blouse, smoothed her trousers, and put on her jacket. Her latest conquest still slept in the hotel bed, snoring softly. He was the perfect distraction, beautiful, skilled, and uninterested in asking any questions. Severin, no.. was … 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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A Small Favor-Arrondissement Part Thirty-Six

Files and papers spread across his desk with abandon, each presenting questions with no answers. Sergeant Gendarme Arpin rubbed his eyes and sighed. This was a true mystery, complete with arcane machinations, baffling and unconnected clues, and even a secret … Continue reading

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