“It’s dark outside,” says Dilasa, “but Tshuan looks as bright as day on the ship’s view-screen.”
“The ship can see in the dark,” says Berek, “and it creates a daytime image for us.”
“Why are we approaching slowly?” asks Shazira.
“We could be there already!”
“I can keep Ina’s body alive for now, and I’m trying to hide our approach.”
“I don’t want the Tshuans to know how powerful this little ship is.”
“Let them think that it’s a simple airship, of an unusual design.”
“The ship hides itself, Berek,” says Shazira.
“Yes, but when we move quickly … Read more
I love high cliffs that rise at the edge of the sea.
The sea far below fills my eyes as the wind blows around me.
Today’s lesson and practice centers on binding things together.
Not with rope or glue or nails, but with energy.
Weavers bind objects together, through subtle changes to the energy patterns of the objects.
Today’s challenge is to bind opposites, to combine two things together which destroy each other.
I pull energy from the energy web, and bind it upon itself until it takes physical form.
I’m clumsy at this, and I only know … Read more
A voice pulls me out of sleep.
“Wake up, Yagrin.”
“It’s almost time for the greeting.”
The world feels thick and dull as I try to rise.
Why am I so tired?
I’m alone a few minutes later when I finally get out of bed, but I hear Shazira and Tzina on the deck.
I remember holding Tzina, after the attack, as she went to sleep.
That was late afternoon.
I change into fresh clothes and wash up.
Then I join my family on the deck, by the railing, facing west, where the sun rises.
The sun … Read more