One blue Gem. Part 1BONG-BONG! BONG-BONG!One blue Gem. Part 1 by ~OddFox17
Hiram Longtail sluggishly raised his fox-like head. His triangular ears pivoted instinctively.
"Hnnnnn " He growled. "Whatwuzdat?"
It took a minute for Hiram's sleep-addled mind to recognize the sound. It was the second Waking Bell, meant to wake up heavy sleepers.
A massive yawn escaped Hiram's muzzle, threatening to split it in half. He rubbed a crusty eye with a paw and collapsed back into his sleeping nest.
"Just five more minutes, then I'll get up."
The ornate door to Hiram's sleeping chamber creaked open. Something like an icy fist splashed onto the sleeping nest. Hiram yelped, his voice suddenly much more feminine.
A graying servant stood at the door, a dripping bucket in his hand. "Your Fathers requested that I wake you for the newsun meal." He said.
"D-d-d-did-he-ask-y-y-y-you-to-use-icew-w-w-water" Hiram sputtered.
The servant grinned slightly, "No, that was my own initiative" .
Hiram clambered out of his nest, tryi
FreeSeven months could pass so easily, so freely, so carefree for some people.Free by ~PyroJames421
For Captain Reuben James, it was a second lifetime. The same orange flight suit he had been thrown into his cell with hung on his body; tattered, frayed, spots of dried blood about the chest and collar that told the story of countless beatings and interrogations.
The orange-and-yellow canine anthropomorph peered with his green eyes through the tiny slits of the barred cell window. The time was near. Reuben clutched the makeshift shank that his life was about to depend on, made over weeks of filing the handle of a long metal spoon into a point. He trembled. Footsteps. A green was coming.
"Alright, mutt," said a voice, an emphasis on the "T"s and "S"s. "Time for another 'Q' and 'A' session maybe someday you'll learn " The tall lizard flung open the door. The light of day blinded Reuben -- but he need not se
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