Chapter Six

He pretended not to notice her as she drifted into the room. Staring hard at his liege, he refused to entertain such a whim. Not only would it be betrayal, but to do so was extremely impolite; it was justice for all, not justice for men. But she entered his line of sight anyway as…

Chapter Five

“Why me?” “Why not?” He sat quietly as he struggled for a coherent explanation. Well, what did he have to offer them? As far as he could see, he couldn’t understand why someone so insignificant as him would be so crucial in deciding the outcome of the 14th Crusade. Of course, that could simply be…

Chapter Four

Turning off the baton, he gripped the handle tightly as it shrunk to a third of its size. Clipping the small bar to his hip, the young man drew his heels together with a click and, back straight, saluted the Risen as he had been taught in his training days. Looking straight across, he watched…

Chapter Three

“Hail Justitia.” The sound of a thousand men and a thousand women rising in unison rippled through the cavernous room. Together as one they held their hands before them, their palms facing the sky as they held the hand of the man or woman beside them. Row upon row stood together in solidarity, the last…

Chapter Two

Suzaku stood quietly as the crowd surged around him. Out of the corner of his eye, he could see the shadows shifting behind him, and he dutifully tried his best to ignore them. At least the civilians weren’t excited by the scene. Though the city’s response team was usually good with their reaction time, recently…

Chapter One

“Blessed be our Republic, my son.” “Blessed be.” Suzaku politely stepped aside to let the elderly lady pass. Her eyes twinkling, she smiled at him not unkindly as she hobbled by. Her cane rhythmically thudding its way down the hall, she slowly made her way down the corridor before turning the corner. Breathing a sigh…