Book 2, Chapter 091

While JD and the others were fighting the gang that had been sent to capture Rachel, Sakura was at the estate of the evil wizard who’d actually abducted her.

Sakura perched in a tree that gave her a vantage from which she could see over the hedge wall that surrounded the battered old mansion. From there she contemplated the creepy architecture, the dead grounds, the vaguely demonic gargoyles and the open plots in the old family graveyard. She assessed all of this while determining her plan of action.

Finally, Sakura nodded.

“Yeah,” she said to herself. “I think I’d rather just owe E.”

Then she dropped silently to the ground, got back in Rachel’s car, and drove away.

Et Alia, Book 2: Black Magic, Secret Agents, Shakespearean Tragedies and Interoffice Dating

9 responses to Book 2, Chapter 091

    • Eren Reverie

      Yup, apparently. >.>

      • You’re a horrible person and I love it!

        • Eren Reverie

          Hahaha. Why, thank you!

          • Speaking of horrible people… enjoy my newest chapter… Bwahaha!

          • Eren Reverie

            How evil! Just got caught up with Price. I left a comment for the speculators. >.>

            Also, for some reason (that I’m sure has absolutely nothing to do with your blatant display of cliffhanger sadism. Honest.) I feel obliged to point out that even if you don’t have a girlfriend, as you once mentioned, at least one of your fangirls is polyamorous… 😛

            I’m looking forward to how your second book runs. I’m actually enjoying it a lot more than the first — but then, I find the characters in the second more relatable/likeable. So thanks for writing (and for reading). 😉

          • Thanks. I’ve got a LOT of characters- and spawning a new one in my brain meats every month or so. Which is frustratingly much faster than I can create new books.

            Zach wasn’t meant to be directly relatable. He’s not a character I expect my readers to be able to put themselves into his shoes easily… he’s more intended to be someone where everyone knows and is friends with a guy like that. I think it makes the shit he goes through more… I don’t know… *real*, I guess.

            The thing is, each story is meant to be a new experience, a new exploration of the human condition. This current book is about family, while Zach’s book was about the nature of revenge.

            The next book is “Price: Unspoken” and centers on Arianna… a character I’ve used before, but not as much as I’d have liked.

            He’s a transgendered mob princess.

            I may have to probe you for helpful information. For reasons not at all related to polyamorous fangirls, honest.

            But in all seriousness… I’m about as opposite to transgendered as possible… I call myself “neutral” gendered. Biological male, psychological don’t honestly care. The meat vehicle is just a tool to use, and as long as it’s in good condition, I’m happy.

          • Eren Reverie

            I remember reading the post — or maybe it was a comment? — you put up regarding how you generate some of your characters in terms of demographics and powers. I thought that was pretty interesting.

            I very much kept reading the first book because Zach reminded me of people I knew growing up, rather than because I related to him at all, so I think you can call that a success.

            I’ll certainly be reading your next book, no worries there. 😉

            If you want to ask me anything, feel free. You can post a comment on any of my blogs (though my ‘journal’ one might be most ‘on topic’ for that). You should also feel free to send me an email:

            If you’d rather chat, I do have accounts on Skype, Facebook messenger, and google hangouts — send an email and I’ll reply back with the name I’m usually logged in to for those, if one of them would be better than an email exchange.

            What you’re describing in terms of gender sounds sort of like the definition I usually hear for agender (in fact, I think “gender neutral” is often used synonymously with agender) — but of course, I’m of the belief that no one can define anyone’s gender except their own, so if that doesn’t sound similar to your self identity let me know. And please, clarify for me. 🙂

            I will point out one thing that might be helpful off the bat, though. The term “transgendered” has a pretty good chance of making transgender people cringe. It implies that there’s a past tense to the condition — as though there’s a defining point at which one becomes transgendered as opposed to before, when one was not. Which, frankly, just ain’t so. This is a decent article I found that talks about why that’s fallen out of favor as a descriptive noun.

            Personally, I’ve been extremely sheltered in my experiences. As a result I’ve personally encountered very few of the microtransgressions, hostile reactions, prejudices and other problems that I’ve read or heard about many transgender people suffering through. Because of this, I (so far) tend not to take offense when I run into something that I know other people would find problematic — but I do try to point it out so that well meaning people won’t repeat the faux pas with someone who has become sensitive to it from the weight of repeatedly encountering it.

            Which is really my long winded way of repeating that I’d be happy to give feedback or input or answer questions. 🙂 And I’ll hush up now, before this gets even longer. 😉

          • And this is why it pays to do research, folks.

            I’ll get to contacting you sometime tonight, but for now I shall be distracted.

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