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Something NewA sharp pain shot through Zara's body. She put a hand on her rounded belly, the child within pressing back at the touch. She smiled through it, taking a breath when the feeling faded. It was happening more often . . . these spasms. The midwife warned her to watch for them, and to fetch her if they came frequently, but what was frequent? A few times a day was nothing to worry the woman over. She made her way to a bench and sat down in the warm summer sun. The heat in the stone helped, she thought. A few moments later, she felt another lancing pain, this one enough to pull a gasp from her. One of the street children asked if she was alright. Zara nodded, giving him a smile. "I'm fine. Please . . . it's nothing to worry about." The boy gave her a doubtful look and bolted off. The cleric wondered if he made off with her beltpouch, but another sharp pain took her attention.
"Mayhaps . . . the midwife,"
Plague in Neverwinter pt 4
Daven shook his head, his expression caught between laughter and tears. "Zombie barrel? I won't ask, preciosa. Now come on, we need to get out of here." The other paladin grimaced, "I told you we should have knocked her out." Zara backed up a few steps, getting ready to run. "I've made it in this far; I'm not leaving yet. That boy said Darn is here," she looked at Daven pleadingly. He grimaced, "It is probably just a trick, Zara. Something to get you in. We will come back with help and if he is here, we've a better chance." Daven held out his hand, "Come on."
Zara shook her head, "I can't. We could be too late or Captain Sacha mi
Haunted EpilogueNiki giggled, kicking his feet against the side of his crib. "Mama," the baby grinned, waving into empty air. Beside him the little toy goblin lay still, head at an odd angle as if watching. Down the hall, candle light flickers, a voice heavy with sleep. "Are you awake, baby boy?" his father walks into the room, shivering at a sudden chill in the air. "Mamamamamama," Niki squeals happily. The man gives him a sad smile, tucking the baby in. "Mama is gone, little one. She sends he love though." The boy just grins, a bit of drool hanging from his lip as he pulls the goblin to his mouth.
The candle flickers out and Niki laughs, "No no, mama no!" The man looks around with wide eyes, "Are you here, my love?" Silence. He laughs uneasily, lighting another candle. "No more ghosts," he reassures himself, mussing the boy's hair. "Sleep," he tells his son in a firm tone. Niki frowns, but rolls to his s
HelicaseHelio and I were always sitting on the stairs, chatting about the lamina and occasionally making snide remarks about ribosomes. There wasn't much for us to do. Our job was to simply be, and let the RNA scribble down the letters on our foreheads when they came around every once in a while. Helio was a G, I was a C. It wasn't exactly fulfilling, I suppose. There wasn't much to be filled. So to pass the time, we talked.
"You ever wonder?" Helio asked.
"About...well...what's out there." Helio and I were rooted to the stairs, quite happily, but it was awkward to move in. He kind of twisted in the general direction of the closest pore. "Out in the cytoplasm."
"I haven't," I admitted. "What's there to wonder about?"
"That's exactly the thing. I have no idea." Helio sighed, gazing into the distance. "Somehow it feels like we play this huge, huge role in something important, but how can we when we don't even know what that something is? I want to be something that, that has
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