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dreamsAlan managed to drag himself in to Eric's place; he straightened up before the door, made sure there was no blood on his clothes. No - he at least seemed decent. Roughed up, and maybe the worse for wear, but nothing too alarming.
Nothing he hadn't been able to explain away before.
But it was getting to be a problem.
Visiting Eric like this - Alan was putting Eric and Marina in danger, he knew it, but he couldn't not come by and make sure his friend was alright. It had been so much of a shock to see Eric alive in America the first time, to see him tending bar as if it was the most natural thing in the world for him to be there and for them to talk as if nothing was out of the ordinary, that perhaps Alan felt he had to make sure Eric was still real.
But with each time -
- the door opened. It was Eric.
"You look awful." How like Eric, to just be blunt.
"I got mugged on the way." Alan hung his head.
Little lies, little secrets. It was useful to play the bumbling office worker.
Little Miss It“Do you enjoy her company?”
That, Avadaci concluded, had been the extent of his grandfather’s kindness. Thank the stars he had broken his neck after a failed attempt to ascend the castle staircase. Not that many were privy to this information. The official listing on the cause of death involved something along the lines of falling in battle after slaying at least a dozen demons, although this was treated with quite a bit of skepticism by the general populace. Yet, interestingly enough, a decent portion of the locals believed a tale about the cannibals of Unkhtom devouring him whole.
Not that Avadaci really cared how his grandfather had died. He was just glad he was dead. And if he was glad his grandfather had died, Avadaci wondered, why did he have to attend his funeral? In fact, the whole kingdom was glad his grandfather had died. Why did they have to attend the funeral?
“Oh Avad,” proclaimed his mother, “obv
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