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The GiftThe GiftThe Gift by skin2279
Celia stood at the mirror. She was bare to the waist. She turned from side to side,
leaning forward for a closer look at her shoulders. Their usual smooth roundness was
interrupted by a small, fleshy protuberance on each, where a normal person would have
“It’s like a womb,” Doctor Valens had explained. “The new limb grows within, much like
it would in a foetus. Only it starts out already connected to your skeleton and
nervous system. So you will start feeling it and gaining control of it as it develops.”
Celia had heard the explanation several times during all the briefings. But the reality of
it still took her breath away. In each of those mounds, about the diameter that her
upper arms would be and half as thick, was a colony of stem cells, already busily dividing
according to the epigenetic instructions preprogrammed into them. In just two weeks,
rudimentary hands, shaped like tiny ping-pong paddles, would already be distinguishable under
Vanity's New Maids: Api ENDVanity's New Maids: Api END by yomerome
Ellen runs and tries climbing the huge rocks. The thumps then resume forcing Jodie pulling away Ellen from the rocks. Then rocks blocking the entrance explode sending pieces all over the place. Jodie and Ellen stand up and look at the cave waiting for the dust to settle.
At the castle, Aki and Kestra clean Galatea’s dorm. As Aki dusts the lower part of the cabinet, Kestra pauses looking at the mirror over the furniture. She sees their merged bodies as she tights her lips.
“Stop worrying, we don’t look like a monster.” Aki says without even turning up. “Keep dusting or you’ll start weeping.”
“How…? Did I think aloud?” Kestra asks surprise, but then says after a pause. “You don’t like seeing me crying… You think you are not doing good enough protecting me…”
Aki stops working and looks at Kestra. She tries saying something, but soon her face turns red. Kestra can’t contain herself and
Vanity's New Maids: Api Pt 2Vanity's New Maids: Api Pt 2 by yomerome
Aki and Kestra stare at Galatea’s image in the crystal ball. Aki look upward while placing her free hand at her opposite shoulder. She then feels how Kestra shook in fright at their joined arms.
“Well? I’m waiting!” Galatea’s says.
“Aki, Kestra, I can’t force you going back to the castle, but if you don’t do it; Vanity probably die.” Miss Eleanor tells the joined women. “Since you both escaped. Queen has focused all her resentment on Galatea. Now she has an opportunity of getting even with Queen, eliminating Vanity.”
Aki gulps after hearing Miss Eleanor. Kestra takes a step back as far as her glued arm allows her. Aki turns to Kestra and sees her pale face cold sweating.
The redheaded says to her friend. “Neither I want going back to that castle, but Vanity needs us. She fought to get us out of there. We must help our friend.”
“Please… I can’t… I still have nightmares…
Setsudankanja Gaiden: Okami part 4Setsudankanja Gaiden: Okami part 4 by yomerome
For minutes, Ayase and the village elder tried to make Yuko react. She was still grasping the mirror on her hands firmly. As they try to revive the Miko, Ayase inquired Date. “Why you didn’t tell us about the mirror?”
“For four generations we have kept the sacred treasure hidden in secret. It was giving to my great grandfather by a divine messenger and we have kept our promise of keeping it from sinful doers.” The old man told the kunoichi.
Moments later, Yuko recovered from the trance and told Date and Ayase. “The mirror showed me everything. From the moment Amaterasu gave the villagers the sacred treasure up to the intentions of Kurayami, the heretic priestess.
“Kurayami? You mean the priestess who visits the village every month to teach religion to the children?” The village elder asked and then pondered about it. “It can’t be!”
“Kurayami is part of the Burakko sect. They are anymore recognized as an offi