Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Two Part Fifteen

April 11th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  4 Comments

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“Well for one thing, we were hoping that you could give us the coordinates of where you found the emergent kids so I can do some scrying myself,” Sonia said. “Not that we doubt you but–”

But two sets of eyes are better than one? Emily said. I understand. Of course I can. But Edwin could have given you that. There’s something else, isn’t there?

“I think they want to know about your situation, Em,” Sophie said.

My situation? Emily sounded quizzical. Haven’t they told you?

“They’ve told us something,” Sonia said. “But we want to hear from you.”

Emily’s projection rippled and tilted her head. I’m fine, she said. My foster parents are kind and I have lots of friends like me. Though if I wasn’t happy would I really tell you in front of Edwin and Sophie, would I?

“That’s a good point,” Sonia said. “But foster parents? What about your real parents?”

Them? Emily gave a mental snarl. I’m well rid of them. They nearly killed me trying to fix me.

“Em’s parents tried to exorcise her,” Edwin said. “That’s how we became aware of her after Social Services took her into care.”

“That’s a depressingly common scenario,” Matthias said. “There’s several kids we’ve found in similar situations.”

“It’s nowhere near as common as it used to be though,” Karen said. “Thank goodness. Our history says a few hundred years ago we were virtually pulling people out of the hangman’s noose.” She gave a little shudder. “Witch hunts.”

I can imagine, Emily said.

“But what about the other kids?” Andrew asked. “The ones who’s parents aren’t abusive jerks?”

Well, Rae’s mother is part of the project team, Emily said. But Rae is subject one. The others… I think their parents think they’re in some sort of school for gifted children and they go home for school holidays.

“You’ve checked on them all, I assume?” Matthias said.

“We did,” Sophie said. “And we brought most of them in because they’d lost one or both parents.”

“And now you’re wondering if that makes them more rather than less vulnerable,” Matthias said.

Sophie nodded. “The authorities know where we are after all.”

“But they don’t know where we are?” Matthias asked.

“Of course not,” she said. “We never told them you existed, let alone that you had that whole school.”

“But if they start digging it won’t take them long to work it out now they know you exist,” Edwin said. “They only need to pin down one of your families and they’ll pin down your school and then they can back track from there to the other families.”

“Though once they realise the numbers they are dealing with they’ll probably shit themselves and back off,” Sophie added.

“Soph!” Edwin exclaimed.

“You’re an adult, Edwin, and I’ve heard Emily use worse so I’m hardly going to corrupt her. Plus it’s true. They won’t be expecting such numbers and they’ve already learnt how many people they need to take one of us down. The idea of facing a few thousand will scare them witless.”

“Scared witless governments are generally a bad thing, Soph,” Edwin said drily. “I think we want to avoid that.”

 

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4 Responses to “Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Two Part Fifteen”

  1. mjkj says:

    *lol* indeed – they are a very bad thing – especially if they have access to nukes…

    Poor Emily, must have been really bad with parents like that … and she still is full of hatred for them…

    😕

    PS: Stuff:
    The “What do you think of this installment?”-buttons are missing…

    • Rebecca Sutton says:

      Emily is angry towards her parents but she doesn’t hate them so much as have extremely mixed feelings.

      And oops, they should be there now.

      • mjkj says:

        Ah, then I have read too much into her statement – sorry…
        😕
        Yup, it is – and working…
        😀

  2. Chunkybutt647 says:

    “Though if I wasn’t happy would I really tell you in front of Edwin and Sophie would I?” should actually be ” Though, if I wasn’t happy, I wouldn’t really tell you in front of Edwin and Sophie, would I?” or it could be rearranged as a statement ” I wouldn’t tell you if I was unhappy; not in front of Edwin and Sophie, would I?” Something along those lines

    Hope that helps…..

    And Im a little unsure of why no one really reacted when Sophie mentions towards the end of the page that she, as well as Edwin, are obviously aware of the school for the “gifted” (shall we say). This statement not only implies that , 1. they know of the schools existence, but that ,2., they are aware of where it is and what it is exactly for. Even though Naria pointed out that it was a good possibility that they already knew, no one was definitely positive that they knew for sure and also of course, how much they knew. Unless this gets mentioned on the next page, it is sort of bothering me that this wasn’t addressed when it came out of her own mouth confirming it.

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