Euphemia Arc"What plan?" I asked, leaning across the desk in front of us. "Forgive me, but I can't be left in the dark about this. I came to you because my government was doing just that. If I am to rule one day, I cannot allow myself to take a step back and let someone serve me."Rachel nodded. "Very well. The plan is quite simple. It will involve the appearance of sidelining you. You are away that the Minister of Economy remains a support of yours?"I did. "One of the few it feels like I have left.""These people approached him with the same offer.""How do you know that?""I'm in contact with the minister. He's not one of mine, but he is your supporter and since I am too, he speaks with me. Rather candidly. I've been speaking with him about this same matter and we've concluded that the best way to move forward is for him to accept their offer.""To betray me?""We need someone on the inside and unlike me, he can go far into their ranks. Further, than I ever could. We will only pro
Euphemia"I think they're working against me. Not Daliah or Godfrey, but my ministers. Viceroys are supposed to be an extension of the emperor's rules in a given area. They were agents of his will, upholding the imperial laws of the empire. They acted in his stead, ruling in his name. So why do I have so many ceremonies? It seemed like every other day some new building was being opened. A ship was commemorating its maiden voyage. An anniversary of a great war won hundreds of years ago. There was always something."I'm not the one managing the city or the colony. I don't have time to see the overseeing the drafting of new law, nor am I being given a voice in it. The chambers of my government are being run without me, headed by the Vice Minister. The only part of the process I play any part in is giving imperial ascension so it could be put into law."Rachel nodded. "You think this is a deliberate move against you? Have you considered that it is all just coincidence?""At first, I thoug
Emperor Francois was a busy man. Plotting domination of Europe and then the world would do that.But when information like the one his son gathered came to light, even Francois Arc could stay away from the throngs of pop for just a moment. Not that his son was aware that he knew. Calixte was always a smart boy, but not even he was aware of how far the reach Francois's OSI extended.One of his Imperial Knights appeared and he prostrated himself."Well?" Francois demanded."Your Imperial Majesty!" the knight spoke. Announcing his title first. "The formula is incomplete. It will not bare fruit yet."He balled his fist.***If you would like to support me, you can do so on pa tre on. It would mean a lot, but no pressure.https://www. pa tre on .com/RWForsythIf you'd like to keep up with my random or writings, it would be twitter. I'll try to be more active and post.twitter.com/R_W_Forsyth
I realized I never released this chapter. I was supposed to release this early, but it's been in my drafts for ages. After I get this out, it's back to the final arc.Chapter I When the end came for me, I died how I lived: in the hospital. I've always been sick, even as a child. When I was born, I suffered from complications. I don't know the scientific word for it, but, my immune system was compromised in laymen's terms. Some kind of autoimmune system disease. I couldn't tell you what it was called if you asked me, the word was long and probably had a Latin root. I spent most of my free time in the hospital. As a child, I was in and out of the hospital all the time. The only place I spent more time than the hospital was school and what a miracle that was. It was the only part of my life that felt somewhat normal and even then, I had missed so much school because of this cursed hospital. More than once, my mother cried for me, blaming herself. She had given me this weak body and sh
Interlude: One week Before Operation VanguardWhen I got back to the base, I snubbed the OSI agent. Tanya could be debriefed first and my wife didn't seem to have a problem with that. The room I had been given on base had a secret compartment hidden underneath the floor.I slammed the door closed behind me and locked it. I wouldn't put it past the Office of Secret Intelligence to bust through it without warning. At least now they would need a key and I would be able to hear the locks turning.My dimensional space was well and good, but if I died, everything in my storage would either be destroyed or released where my body lay. I didn't want this research to be lost, but I couldn't risk it falling into anyone's hands. Not until I understood what I was dealing with.So I put a beacon down in the space and covered it. If the worst came to the base and I died, everything would be released near the beacon. As quickly as I uncovered it, I pulled the metal back, so I was staring at a floor.
This will be my final chapter not related to Arc Chronicles I think. We are now going to the end game, which should be next month or the month after this.After that, I think I might do a rewrite, because this one kind of got away from me... After all those chapters got deleted.If anyone is here, thanks for sticking with me so long!Prologue"Would you like anything to drink?" the old man offered kindly, speaking in English. "I have soda? Tea? Juice?"The young man shook his head. "Water.""Are you sure?""Yes, please.""Go get him a glass of water."The old man's secretary nodded her head. Once she left the conference room, the old man's gentile smile morphed. He looked hungry like he was a starving man staring at a steak."So, Mr. Lescheres. Is it true?"The younger man leaned back on the comfortable couch. The only thing separating them was a glass coffee table. "Would you believe me if I said it was?"The old man nodded. "Of course.""That's crazy.""Not at all. There is plenty o
Julius: ZaneI covered my face and yawned. The grey military school bus came around the corner. It wasn't even seven yet, but I had the unfortunate luck of having the alpha shift. Which meant that I was one of the first if not the first, soldiers to get picked up in the morning. This would be a lot easier if I could stay closer, but they wanted us on base. On the outskirts of Bayard.Though the sky was starting to lighten, the day was still dark, and once again I found myself wishing I lived closer to the palace. I'd be able to sleep in another forty minutes, and it'd be easier to hang out with my friends."I really need a car," I mumbled as the military bus pulled up to a stop in front of me. The door opened and the bus driver Rosa smiled."How are you doing?"I stifled another yawn as I climbed aboard. "Tired."She laughed and I made my way down the empty bus to the very back. Dropping down on the right seat and I turned my body so I was laying down instead of sitting.I'd be lucky
The huge Euphemia chapter I had planned for today got deleted,and since I'm in another country with an old laptop for work, I'm screwed. So instead, here's a chapter that I hope can convince you to read my story on Webnovel dot com called Strix. Under the same user name I have on this site***********AlaricSo this was true augmented reality? I touched one of the windows, feeling nothing but air, and it opened. The best way I could describe it was like a holo HUD, displayed in my vision. Dozens of apps were laid out for me, ranging from bank and credit union accounts to messaging services, to entertainment. It was like I had a portable computer with me, better and more flexible than any laptop."Linkers are connected to the Oracle System," Mireille explained. "You could say Oracle is the system that runs our society. Or the backbone of our it. That's why they're so hard to procure. Counterfeiting a linker and having it link to the Oracle System is nearly impossible. The few talented