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Episode 22-1 - Part 1

  • Jul. 21st, 2006 at 10:58 AM
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Something wasn't right.

Through the flickering of the light from the candles the scrawled symbols on the tabletop seemed to be alive. They'd fallen into the same relative positions three times in a row, each time even more unbelievable than the last.


Glass furrowed his brow, leaning forward as if a closer look could change what was written out in front of him. When the outcome didn't change even after his nose was nearly on the table, he exhaled slowly and gathered the runes back into their small black velvet pouch.


It had been the longest week he could remember. Though each day had started before dawn and lasted well into the midnight hour, the work was exciting. He was unraveling mysteries he'd only been able to dream of understanding, tapping into powers beyond the reach of even those who had taught him.


As he stood up from his small table in the inner sanctuary of his bedroom closet, he was suddenly very grateful that Jade was working a shift at the hospital that night. He let the silence of the house envelope him in a cocoon of calming energy, watching as small white tendrils of light cascaded gently from his fingertips down through the foundation of the house and back deep into the earth.


The stones had spoken of a great power, of gateways being opened to realms unseen by mortal eyes. The only explanation for the message was complete and utter madness. It was a skill he himself had learned, though it had taken more than a little persuading to convince his teachers that he was more than capable of controlling the power needed. When months of arguing his case before the coven failed, he'd turned to other sources for the information. It was unscrupulous, yes, but if the power was there, he wanted to be able to use it.


He left his bedroom and made his way down to the kitchen. He silently scolded Jade for leaving her cursed plant specimens next to the salad in the refrigerator, not sure he wanted to know what wondrous visions awaited him if he were to accidentally top his pizza with one of her 'special' samples. The veil between the worlds was already quite thin for him-any outside help could send him completely over the edge.


He quickly made a simple bowl of soup, grabbing a two-liter of diet Cherry Coke before heading into the living room for a night of relaxation in front of the television, taking full advantage of his sister's absence. Normally there'd be a fight over who got to use the bigger TV with the surround sound- Jade was always wanting to play her video games when all Glass wanted to do was get as far away from anything involving magic as he could. No matter how much he loved what he did, he still needed a break from it once in a while.


With a satisfied grin he turned the television on, happy to be able to watch his cooking shows in peace without Jade chiming in about how such and such would a much more potent herb to use or how the Iron Chef always wins anyway.


Just as he was marveling over the science behind pickles, a storm erupted inside his head. He pitched forward, stumbling blindly into the coffee table as electricity sparked in front of his retinas. There was a cacophony of loud popping noises followed by a liquid pain that rushed from the top of his head down his spine.


As quickly and unexpectedly as it started, it was over. He lay on the floor wishing he were dead and surprised that he wasn't. The metallic taste of blood was strong in his mouth. He felt paralyzed, unable to move even slightly. The lights seemed too bright, the television far louder than it had been previously.


After a few short minutes he was able to move again, released from the stronghold of the residual grasp of the energy burst. He staggered to his feet, still dazed yet quickly recovering.

The gateway had been opened, and he intended to find out who had the power to do it.

Comments

[identity profile] kurayamiko.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 21st, 2006 06:06 pm (UTC)
OMG NEW EPISODE!!! *trips over self in excitement*

And Glass is looking exceptionally HOT here. *_*
[identity profile] aikea-guinea.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 21st, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
Glass has been very distracting to work with these days...

*shifty eyes*
[identity profile] kurayamiko.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 22nd, 2006 02:13 am (UTC)
I can understand that...I've been trying to make my own simnovel-thinggie, and I just can't work with my characters effeciently enough because they all look hot. *twitches nose*

And by the way, did you make Glass' hair? O_O It's absolutely...RAWR. XD
[identity profile] aikea-guinea.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 24th, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
I can't take credit for Glass's hair... it's a donation mesh from Peggysims. ^_^
(Anonymous) wrote:
Mar. 13th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
Glass Akira is available here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=44281 Cloud Strife by MimeWhite.
Jade Akira here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=67268 Eve by Navetsea.
It is only a change of skin, hair and eyes and voila, they are aikea's sims.
[identity profile] darnassianbleu.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 21st, 2006 06:11 pm (UTC)
I WAS JUST ABOUT TO GO TO BED, THEN I RELOADED AND NOW I'M NOT! :D
[identity profile] ashlienl.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 25th, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
YOU READ THIS ONE TOOOOOOO?! WHERE IN THE WORLD DID YOU COME FROM?! -tackles you-
[identity profile] darnassianbleu.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 25th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
Duuuuuude this one is the greatest!

*Still trying to think of a new username*
[identity profile] ashlienl.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 25th, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
DUUUUUUH it is. I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU NEVER TOLD ME TO GO READ IT THAT I HAD TO RE-FIND IT ON MY OOOOWWWN -gasp- This one is freaking.... I dont have words enough to describe it. <.< Bwahahaa. I can't believe I found you again on LJ. lmao

I've been reading this for three days now, straight through. STRAIGHT through. Tears included. I even sneak on at night to read it and then get dreams of Deception Pass <.< LOL
[identity profile] darnassianbleu.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 25th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
IT'S AMAZING.

Well at least your dreams shouldn't be (at least I hope so) terrible like mine. Mine are terrible for the fact it isn't TS2 anymore, it's WoW. Now I dream of me being in huge groups killing underwater giant ants...
[identity profile] ashlienl.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 25th, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
Amazing, brilliant, beautifully tragic. The characters have a wonderful humour that balances with the drama and the tears. I love it. I love them. I grew a crush on Tristan in the beginning and bawled when he 'died'. LOL

...........O.O!!! I'm sticking to my TS2 dreams, methinks. rofl I'd rather be snogging Ryan in a diner booth than killing underwater giant ants. lmao
[identity profile] evilgeniuskaty.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 21st, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC)
OH SWEET JESUS THANK YOU.
[identity profile] pgh-anarchist.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 21st, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC)
Finally, an update!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been waiting and waiting.

*sighs contentedly*
[identity profile] unbound-chaos.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 21st, 2006 06:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)

Got a glass of sweet tea, just smoked a cigarette, and I'm settling down to read.
[identity profile] inyri-jax.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 21st, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
*squee!*

Worth the wait!!

Now I understand what you had said before about artistry in the shots.

[identity profile] color-so-loud.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 21st, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
i just bookmarked the rss feed for DP, so now i don't have to refresh 15 times a day -- i can just check the feed 15 times instead :)

yay for new update!
[identity profile] reinedepique.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 21st, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
I just want you to know that I'm saving this episode for when I have to go to work tonight, so I have something good to read :)
[identity profile] azraela.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 21st, 2006 08:09 pm (UTC)
YAAAAY! When I saw that there was finally a new episode, I squealed so loudly that my boyfriend came out of the bathroom. When I told him why I'd squealed, he said "You got me out of the bathroom for that?" He doesn't understand the awesomeness of DP.

...Now I know what I'll be doing for the next hour or two!
[identity profile] prescilla-bean.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 21st, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC)
O M G yes! I have been waiting for this day for a while. ^_^
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[identity profile] enchanted-black.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 21st, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
Aikea, may I have Glass for Christmas? Seriously. He's just divine and this has made my year. ^_^
[identity profile] melidere.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 21st, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
HOLY CRAP IT'S HERE AAAAAAH *faints*

*rushes to read*
[identity profile] melidere.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 21st, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC)
Also I really liked this look at Glass and Jade's house.. thing :)
[identity profile] amaryssobellus.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 22nd, 2006 12:29 am (UTC)
YESSSS!!! I'm so glad I checked!

That's Glass? Wow. Where did the hotness come from?
[identity profile] aikea-guinea.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 22nd, 2006 03:46 am (UTC)
That's Glass? Wow. Where did the hotness come from?

I dunno.. it is nearly 100 degrees here today...

^_~
[identity profile] heatherizcool.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 22nd, 2006 01:29 am (UTC)
I'm so glad Glass got himself a decent barber and now he's just as hawt as the rest of the boys. Such comptetition these days. And as you already know, I would be willing to pay the $238488745893 a month rent to have Jade and Glass's apartment.

Also, I'm sure Jade/Glass fans everywhere are going crazy at finding out they live together. I've decided to name this fandom Glade.
[identity profile] shooflea.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 22nd, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
I knew there was a reason you weren't on your journal much the last couple of days-- I can't wait to read it all!

You've reached a whole new level with the screenshots, Aikea. Shit.
[identity profile] aikea-guinea.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 22nd, 2006 06:36 am (UTC)
Are you not on my Deception Pass filter??? If you aren't and you don't mind spoilers, you so should be!! I've been posting like a fiend!!!
(Anonymous) wrote:
Jul. 22nd, 2006 09:35 am (UTC)
OMG
just omg i walked to the computer and wwas bomarded over msn by my deception pass luving freinds n i was like omg new episode thanks luv erinxxx
[identity profile] ivory-vixen.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 22nd, 2006 10:39 am (UTC)
another episode!! when i saw you had updated i squealed out loud and my sister thought i had gone mad.

i can tell i'm going to be up all night reading this! *squeals again*
[identity profile] kitaoroshi.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 22nd, 2006 01:26 pm (UTC)
Yay! Episode is up! ::dances around::

Glass looks mighty nice! ^_^
[identity profile] --debris.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 22nd, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
Wait wait wait...who's Glass again!?
[identity profile] aikea-guinea.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 22nd, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC)
Mad Scientist (http://deception-pass.livejournal.com/21063.html)...

^_^
[identity profile] --debris.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 22nd, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)
Ah! Ok, hair change and all that. hee hee!

*reads*
[identity profile] bellznwhistlez.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 22nd, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC)
I squealed out loud when I saw the picture of Deception Pass. ♥
[identity profile] sweetinstigator.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 22nd, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
YAY !!!! ( i actually yelled out loud)

*reads*
[identity profile] ao-kiddo.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 23rd, 2006 03:08 am (UTC)
Yes! Yes! Yes! SO EXCITED!
[identity profile] yuki08.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 23rd, 2006 09:06 am (UTC)
finally an update! Glass is just so hot *fangirling*

Now I have something to read at work

<3 <3 <3
[identity profile] sim-fi.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 24th, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC)
I'm so late!!! I was scanning the posts on my friends list and saw you posted Friday! I can't believe I spent my boring weekend not knowing my most favorite story was updated! Oh well, I'll spend my entire workday reading and marveling over how great this episode will no doubt be.
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[identity profile] jadeakira.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 25th, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
I think you posted this shortly after I left for Perth, but I had to break my two week internet silence to come read this episode. I'm glad I did. :)

[identity profile] kindredneonate.livejournal.com wrote:
Jul. 29th, 2006 08:17 pm (UTC)
You are awesome!!!!!!!
Yay!!!!! I'm a bit late finding it, because we're in the process of moving, and I haven't been able to get to my computer becasue of boxes, but now I am taking a break from packing to read the new update!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!