The Reaper’s White Elephant (Part V)

Start from Part I The shade cast by the temporary altar let the summer heat trickle through, enough to tug at the armpits but not enough to complain about if you stuffed yourself into tuxes so many nights a week you practically lived in one. Xiyuan had slept in stiffer collars and worse conditions. Disregarding … Continue reading The Reaper’s White Elephant (Part V)

The Reaper’s White Elephant (Part IV)

Start from Part I Myshuno Meadows, for all the work the landscapers took to cram as much nature as possible into a painfully efficient 64x64 grid, wasn't so much the oasis the city planners told people it was. There was a turf-war feel to the skyscrapers closing in on all four sides, like the park … Continue reading The Reaper’s White Elephant (Part IV)

The Reaper’s White Elephant (Part III)

Start from Part I "Your children?" here I have an excuse for starting hella in medias res: the last four parts of this chapter are a single-take deal ft. every main character whose name doesn't start with C "Yeah, were you watching Hector at the funeral? He was staring at me the whole time like … Continue reading The Reaper’s White Elephant (Part III)