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StrongAlone. You're alone in your hive. Your matesprit has left you to head home for the night. He never stays, though you offer every time. He's always been adamant about that. You offer the couch, you offer to let him have the bedroom while you sleep on the couch even, but he always politely declines. So polite about everything. Even those painful things that he always tries to say. You always cut him off. Always look away and pretend you didn't hear. Anything to postpone what you know is coming. And you know it's coming.
Your name is Horuss Zahhak and you aren't stupid.
You wait for him to leave, waving, smiling, that grin never leaves your face, even as you move in for an awkward goodbye kiss. He always kisses back, but you know he doesn't want to. You can tell it's forced. But you keep smiling, you'll never let him know that you know. And then he's gone. When he's gone, your grin fades slowly. You swallow, trying to hold in what you know is coming. You can do it, you tell yourself.
Her CatalystAs she walks through the maelstrom, the words trace upon the tips of her fingers and press into the stone. Every brick, every crack in the concrete, every crossed and angular stroke in reds and blacks and oranges. The drips of the gasoline pool around the base of her boots, slosh as she steps over the burst pipes and the rubble.
So much rubble. So little outcry. The silence of the city grates on her eardrums and the mantras she'd been forced to memorize. The Seers demanded they observe thirteen years of recitation before they attempt to weave their first World together.
But who other than the Seers can claim the incantations that knot the skeins they twist and pull on like reins hold fast? When have any of the Sisters recorded the visions they traced upon space-time and recited them, left them open for critique and discussion and debate?
Which is why she walks through the chalky soot of the smashed city around her. This all
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