Gen – Bonds of Love

  Fortress A cycle passes, away from the school and Vala. My desire to be Gen fills me, stronger and stronger, but I miss Vala even more. Most students are told to wait a cycle between classes, but Vala said that I could return in three months. The months are long past, and I haven’t seen or spoken with her since I left. She doesn’t answer my messages. Every few months she sends me a note with one word: “wait.” What does the council want, and why does Vala ignore me? I won’t believe she is silent by choice, but will I wait forever? I walk by the round stadium with its high clear dome. The stone walls, two hundred feet high, glow and sparkle. The stadium stands as a fortress now, tall archways filled with stone, and no doors anywhere. An hour before a tournament, the stadium transforms. The…

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