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%%%% "Deconstruction" does not mean "pain and tragedy". It is not the same as Dark and Edgy.

%%%%%%%%%Rarity couldn't help but chuckle at the old stallion's flattery. "Shall we depart then?"

%%%%%%%%%%%Southern Comfort looked around. "Perhaps it's best if we slip out the back way, so as not to arouse unnecessary chatter," he said.

%%%%%%%%%%%%%"Indeed," Rarity said. One of the things she'd found as a newly minted princess was that the simple act of leaving a room could leave one entangled in complicated farewells if one allowed it. "Jade Blossom?" She said over her shoulder. The elegant bodyguard appeared at her elbow, making Southern Comfort jump in surprise.(1) "I'll be taking my leave in a moment... discreetly."

%%%%%%%%Jade nodded in understanding. She did not need to speak; It went without saying that she would have the covered carriage brought around back, or that she and the other ladies of the radiant guard would facilitate Rarity's departure by distracting the party guests with their graces and charm. Rarity's guardmares were trained at Celestia's own hoof; they were professionals at this sort of thing. Heck, they were the best.

%%%%%%"a charming accent that rolled back and forth casually like brandy in a snifter." Damn if that isn't one of the finest vocal descriptions I ever heard.
%%%%50% powdered sugar by body weight- Sounds like Pinkie Pie, but okay.
%%%%%Jade Blossom, Ninja Cowgirl... Sounds like a Nickelodeon cartoon, which, I might add, I WOULD TOTALLY WATCH.
%%%%%This is the side of Rarity I love- the lady who drops everything to visit a poorly child and drags all her friends into helping.

%%%%The line "A charming accent that rolled back and forth casually like brandy in a snifter" is a piece of bloody art. You should be proud of that sentace, because man, that is evocative as heck.

%%%%Also! Sweetie Belle being cute as can be, while they investigate a creepy fantasy that makes you glow in the dark and waste away to nothing.... spooky.


Make Sure He's Dead "Zettai crawled towards Kazuma by using Nolien’s Illumination Orb as a guide. It was too bright for the enemy healer to negate with a dark bolt despite his many attempts. This allowed Zettai to reach the border of the orb’s effect and tackle him to the ground. Before he could bring his staff against her, she smashed a rock she found onto his temple. She did this until his skull caved, and then a couple more times, just to be sure. Then she grabbed his staff and jogged to the second mage. "

" “His memories are gone,” Grey Dengel said. “He cannot remember who or where he is. He is harmless to us. Leave him be.”

“Make sure he's dead!” Shadow Dengel shrieked.

“The last time I 'let him be,' I was cast out of his body,” Fragment Dengel said. “This is the only way to be sure.”"

Acquired Poison Immunity " “Why are you still conscious? The chloroform should have put you under for hours!”

“I’m immune to it.”

“How could you be immune to chloroform?”

“Are you kidding? That was the first thing Spider Daylra made me immune to.”

“Did she make you immune to this? Wind Vault!” "

Big No " “Did she make you immune to this? Wind Vault!”

Winds picked up all around Tiza and began solidifying into walls. She ran towards Haburt and the wind followed her, still solidifying. She cocked a punch, only to hit a wall made of nothing.


She pounded on the barrier between her and Haburt.

“Let me out!” "

Basilard has a Little No moment as well when he sees the cloned students

Internal Reveal. " Haburt spat out his hat. It landed at Tiza’s feet. “I can tell you who your parents are.”

“…I'm listening.”

“Look behind my left ear and you’ll see a red-black bite. Your mother gave it to me years ago. It’s the reason I’m deaf in that ear.”

“Y-you…you mean…”

“Yes, Sathel Aranid is your mother and Retina Corison is your father.” "

Lamarck was Right. " Inside her head, metaphoric gears clicked into place. “Of course...Spider Daylra's training focused on resisting capture. Third Eye is unique to Daylra's Dear because of mana mutation…”"

Kirk Summation "“That was my back-up plan! I tried to bring her back! I called in a favor from Nulso to get her soul back and he pointed me in the direction of someone who could make her a new body.”

“My uncle,” Basilard hissed. “The Exile. The Crimson Killer.”

“He calls himself ‘Mr.15’ these days. He almost succeeded eight years ago, and if you hadn’t destroyed his laboratory, I would have my daughter back and we wouldn’t be here!”

“It’s Daylra’s fault you kidnapped me because he stopped Bad Blood from doing unrelated evil stuff? What kind of warped logic is that?” "

Faux Affably Evil. Term of Endangerment. Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny. "“Name calling? I thought I raised you better than that, dear nephew. In any case, what I want should be obvious. Why don’t we discuss it at my new home? I’ll make snacks.”

The ground underneath his feet melted and he began to sink. Sias stood, holding up her skirts with one hand and pointing at Mr.15 with the other.

“You can bring your earth lady with you. I’d love to meet your first girlfriend in fifteen years.”

He remained calm despite sinking. By now, he was buried up to his knees. It was disturbing to the novices.

“By the way, Eric put up a jolly good fight. He was blasting, dodging, striking, and sneaking around invisibly. You did a good job training him. Not quite as good a job as Haru, but then again, you had more time with him. Once I make a clone of this one, we can have a match!”"

With Due Respect "She looked away from him disdainfully and pulled her hand loose.

“Tiza, Nolien, stay here and –”

“With all due respect, Daylra, we can’t obey such an order.”

“We’re coming with you, got it?”

“It’s too dangerous,” Basilard said.

“For you to go alone; yes, it is. You’ll need my Third Eye.”

“The Mother Dragon says, ‘When two healers travel together, they are immortal.’” "

Red and Black and Evil All Over " A human-sized monkey swaggered forward. A bone horn grew out of his forehead, but he was no longer wearing an outdated suit. This one was brand new. Its red jacket was bright and its black undershirt was unblemished. The suit pants, which shared both colors, were crisp and pressed. Each piece was decorated in symbols of blood or swords. Yet, despite the sharpness of the new suit, it was the man’s face that captured Basilard’s attention. "

No You! " “It is only through dying that we gain eternal life.”

“He’s too far gone,” Basilard said to his novices.

“You’re too far gone!”"

A God Am I " “A boost from my partner’s patron. My soul is no longer the puny mortal soul it was when you arrived. It is divine. I am a god!”

Even as he said this, his skin shrank further and the smell of rotting meat hovered over him. "

Nightmare Fetishist (averted) "To either side, cabinets were carved into the stone, and between them were two aisles. Along the length of both were vials of liquids and solids of many textures and smells. Zettai examined all of them with delight. Many of them possessed blood, but others the glowing green liquid she recognized as mana juice. Some of them contained flesh and others sinew and still more dirt, which she assumed was saturated by the Fog. It was a frightful place, but she was too fascinated to care. "

Democracy Is Flawed/Bad "“It’s not a lie! It’s…just…not entirely true. I am a demi-goddess and I am divine. That’s why I wear the crown. That’s why my mother wore it and my grandfather and so on. That’s why no one overthrows my family. I need to be divine for the sake of stability in Ataidar. If I’m not, then there’s no reason another family couldn’t be royalty. One look at Acemo is all you need to see how dangerous that can be. Why it could convince someone to support Liclis’ invasion. If they tried that with Ataidar, I’d throw a Holy Flame Arrow at their fleet. I am divine.”"

Create a character sheet for her. " Vaya blinked. “Tasio? I have no acquaintances by that name. A white-haired boy with pink eyes told me a friend of his was locked up in here. He begged me to save this friend, then he died of a grievous injury.” She dabbed the corners of her eyes. “A lady honors last requests.”"

Laugh With Me. "“He’s a pervert and a creep. Based on that outfit you put a little girl in, I’d say you were one too, and a pedophile to boot.”

Mr.15 laughed instead (his clones obediently laughing with him) and settled deeper against Sosuke. "

Vitorlic Best Buds "“As the good book says, ‘The Trickster grants favors to people he laughs at.’” "

Painful Transformation "“She broke her vocal cords from screaming, so I put her into a trance. I'll fix them once the transformation is complete.”"

ExorcistHead. Tasio does this for fun of convenience

ThankYourPrey " Vaya nodded and did her level best to pull her across the corridor. Once her body lay over his, Zettai lay her left hand against his chest. The bloody hand created a crimson circle and her fingers sank into it until they closed around a pulsing organ. Mentally, she apologized and thanked him, then she pulled out his heart. Immediately, she took a bite and then another until it was gone. "

Of Corset It Hurts "A surge of Bladi magic rushed through her and radiated out. It constricted her chest more than the corset Mr.15 forced her to wear. She winced and clenched until it passed. "

Plucky Girl. Awful Truth "Despite learning the awful truth of her origin for the second time, Vaya screwed up her courage. Then she jumped out from behind Basilard and into Neuro’s face. She pointed at him with such ferocity that he stumbled back a step. "

To Be Lawful Or Good "Basilard followed her. It would have been faster to carry her, but he didn’t trust himself with something as fragile as a teenage civilian. In his current state of mind, he might break her by accident. Bladi Conversion was a forbidden art and now he had to choose between a lawful killing and a benevolent rescue. BloodDrinker hummed in anticipation of its coming meal. "

Power Dyes Your Hair "Her skin was pale where it wasn’t rotten. Her hair was now completely red with not a trace of blonde to be found. Her irises were the same color, but her eyes as a whole were glazed over. There was no rise and fall in her chest, not even the mild ones allowed by her corset. "

Fearless Fool. Death Seeker. In Harms Way "Although the majority of Ceihans avoided this mountain like The Trickster, there was always a handful stupid enough to enter. Those with curiosity to sate, or despair to melt, or adventure lust to gratify came. Regardless, most transformed into the B class monsters now standing in front of him."

Silk Hiding Steel / Badass Boast"“H-he was still in the l-lair.” She pointed in the direction she came from. “The entrance is back there…We left it open, right, Vaya?”

“A lady exposes the wicked so the righteous may smash them into tiny pieces.” "

You Cannot Grasp The True Form "It was humanoid and its skin appeared to be some kind of metal, but beyond that, Basilard couldn’t make out its body. The Fog contributed to this, but even when it stumbled within arm’s reach, the exact details of its appearance remained a mystery. It could anything between a metallic human, a dragon walking upright, or something else. He stared directly at it, but his eyes couldn’t translate what they saw into an image his brain could interpret. "

Boss Subtitles "A voice whispered in his ear, “Boss fight: The Plight of Familicide-Grendel!” "

Paedo Hunt "Although his face remained skeletal, Zettai got the impression that he was leering at her.

“There are a number of things I did to little girls when I was mortal. If you’re so sure I think like one, perhaps I should do those things to you.” "

Servile Snarker "“Boss, why do you like aggravating death gods?”

“Because I don’t like them, and I plan to become a being greater than their boss.”

Emily shook her head but didn’t reply. "

Running Gag. "A dragon flying overhead laughed at him on her way. "

Godzilla Threshold "Looking around, Tiza scanned the horde for known breeds and quickly guesstimated what they were and what they could do. Large, old, grown strong on a diet of Fog and the mana-drenched meat of others, they ranked as B class monsters. She took stock of her equipment and her allies and possible strategies in a moment. Then she closed her eyes, removed her safety mask, and muttered, “Spider Daylra, all conditions have been met.” The monsters pounced. She opened her eyes and shouted, “Light come forth!” "

Freudian Slip "“As I am Chaos, you are Order divine. As the sun to the moon, you shall shine. Take my power and me mine!” His slip made his face burn. He swore he could hear The Trickster laughing. “I mean like a ley line! MANA TRANSFER!” "

Rule Number One. Nice Job Breaking It, Hero. "Nolien beat himself on the head. The voice from before laughed and ridiculed him. In his panic, he had forgotten Rule Number One of Healing. The Griffocratic Oath stated that, above all, a healer must never harm someone they’re trying to help. By providing her with so much unregulated mana, he pushed her closer to mana poisoning and monsanity. "

Bridal Carry " Nolien put one arm under Tiza’s shoulders and another under her knees. Her head settled into the crease of his shoulder. Ignoring the others' stares, he carried her into Albatross IX. The impact had tossed loose articles to the floor and Nolien took care in stepping around them. He found the cabin and nudged the ajar door open with his foot. Ever so gently, he laid her on the bed and tucked her in."

The Tease. "Kallen pecked her cheek and said, “Goodbye, honey. I'll be back in time for dinner.” Then she jumped out of the ship backwards. "

Flashback Echoes "Her hands shook. Her heart skipped a beat. The thoughts she suppressed returned with a vengeance! Surrounded by fog, factory ruined, mutations everywhere. Sister! Sister, help me! It hurts! Big sister! Kallen shook her head just in time to dodge the next acid spit. "

Mercy Kill " “You poor thing...” she muttered. “You won't be in pain for much longer.” "

Always A Bigger Fish " A shadow appeared in the Fog behind the lizard. It was smaller but suddenly grew bigger until its foot was larger than the lizard. While the reptile searched for Kallen, the shadow stomped it into paste. Two clawed feet planted themselves to both sides and a pelican beak descended. It enclosed the corpse and its skin folds lit up. Kallen saw the outline of a second creature ripping and chewing the lizard. Then the avian leaned back and swallowed the minced meat."

My Greatest Second Chance " The image of Patrick Lumberson flashed through her mind. The image of her sister followed. Then a deluge of all the other people from Siduban whose lives she ended. She shook her head.

“No. Not this time. I can save him.”

“You can?”

“Yes. I can do this. I can do this. I can do this.”"

Straw Man " “Shadow, I’m sorry you’re so ugly. I shouldn’t have made you like that. It’s a reflection of my self-doubt and hatred. I didn’t think I could measure up to the real you, so I created a straw man to make myself feel better. From now on, no more mud flinging for me. You deserve better than that.” "

Cryptic Conversation "“I am nondescript. I am overlooked. I am hidden in plain sight. I am your true self revealed and concealed simultaneously. You will not truly know yourself until you find me, but with me, you cannot truly know yourself. Light the path until you see only darkness. If you can do this, then you will achieve true earthly enlightenment.” "

Make Them Rot as well as Rapid Aging "“Rot and decay. Rot and decay. Rot and decay. Rot and decay!”

It swung a scythe of warped wood and rusty metal into the symbol for infinity.

“The steady corrosion of the solid and the strong is perfectly suited to one such as you! A scavenger of spirits and drinker of dregs found rebirth in the ashes of the past. Surely it is no coincidence that of all the authorities of Death, you chose the one closest to Chaos!” "

White Coat of Medicine. "It was a green-haired person wearing a white coat and possessing certain characteristics that registered as “female. "

Is It Something You Eat " Kallen applauded. “Good, now let's go find him.” She stood up and walked to the door. “However, you might want to put some clothes on first.”

“What are clothes? Are they something to eat?”"

So Proud of You " Basilard tried to say something, but couldn't, and just held Eric tighter. The four of them remained in their embrace until Basilard was ready to speak.

“I'm so proud of you,” he said at last.

Eric smiled as a warm feeling filled his chest and belly. He set his head back against Basilard's tunic and it was soon as wet as his own"

%%%%When She Smiles "Eric told her, as best as he could remember, what he saw after he obliterated Mr.15. A smile bloomed across her face with every word he said. Not the mad-scientist grin he saw so often or the trickster-like smirk, but a true smile. She looked beautiful. "

%%%%Never Found the Body " “We never found his body, but that’s because you vaporized it. I asked BloodDrinker to sweep the mountain and it didn’t find anything that matched him personally. All it found was his clones, who had trace amounts sealed in their brains so he could control them.” "


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