The First Steps – 4.07

Previous Chapter “This letter should reach within four days at the standard rate of 10 rials, given the location, guaranteed delivery fee, and the border toll,” said the clerk at the desk after she weighed a letter for Alice, sealed in an envelope, on a scale. I was in the Town Hall at the moment, … Continue reading The First Steps – 4.07

The First Steps – 4.06

Previous Chapter The gate with the emblem of our family peaked in the center before us, arching downwards and then rising again to meet the columns that they were attached to at the hinges. Spellstone lanterns that radiated a somber light topped the column, attached to the stone fence that stretched around the perimeter of … Continue reading The First Steps – 4.06

The First Steps – 4.05

Previous Chapter “I’ll start with the patients and their living situation, so you have full context,” he said. “The one who requested the medicine is Miss Ayleth Bancroft. She has a total of five children with youngest being the patients, two boys at the age of six and three respectively named Charles and Aldwin. Since … Continue reading The First Steps – 4.05

The First Steps – 4.02

Previous Chapter A few days later, I was struggling to stay awake as the carriage I was in took me to my hometown for the first time in months. Lethargy had seeped into my bones. It stemmed from the amalgamation of the rain beating against the window panes, the constant drawling of the carriage wheels … Continue reading The First Steps – 4.02

The First Steps – 4.01

Previous Book “Another failure for the record.” The admission came with no small amount of frustration as I entered the information into the research log. It had been the twentieth attempt. It had been the twentieth failure. The resources spent. Time lost. Effort made. All of it was splayed out in front of me in … Continue reading The First Steps – 4.01

The Path Ahead – 3.04

Previous Chapter Kowler POV Alice’s home was a lot bigger than one would expect from a family of middle-class shopkeepers. I had actually asked Alice about it once. She said that her mother and father bought it before she was born. The property was supposedly rundown and riddled with overgrowth, but they had fixed it … Continue reading The Path Ahead – 3.04