Katharine looks up at Arthur and realizes that he knew. All his talk of gentle alchemy, and he knew what this would do. It is far too late now to stop it, to stanch the flood. Arthur's chemicals are destroying their subject's body, and all Katharine can do is follow in their path, lightning-swift healer-touch, shaping pathways, striving for their goal, immortality, restoration of their poor subject's powers.
There are no words, no time for words, just a flood of emotion - Katharine's anguish, her fury, and Arthur blocks her, stoic and sad, knowing that this is unforgivable. "You can do this," he whispers.
The poor Tallart boy screams again as Arthur's poisons reach his brain, and with a cry, Katharine dives in, forcing connections, working faster than she can to save his gifts, to save his life, rude alchemy of blood to poison to power to so much blood...
Thanks to new sponsor BlueRose, I'm up to $2,355.97!
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We're doing pretty well over here... mirrored_echo and mgrasso are keeping us company, and we have doughnuts. Mmmm. And coffee. *bounce*
wired_lizard = a hot redhead in just a bra and a skirt hiked up to her hips. Team Venture is awesome.
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bettybaker is blogging for the Breast Cancer 3-Day. She says: “Why am I blogging for The Breast Cancer 3-Day?
Breast cancer happens to friends of mine. Some survive. Some die. Breast cancer sucks.
In November, I'm walking 60 miles in 3 days to benefit breast cancer research. mishfish78 caught me one evening in the middle of a whiskey tasting.
"Wanna walk 60 miles in three days for breast cancer in November?" she asked.
"Sure," I said, hiccuping and swirling hard liquor in my glass. "Sign me up!"
I woke up the next morning with a hangover and an ominous premonition.
"Oh God, what did I promise?" I rolled out of bed. I went to the computer. I looked at the Breast Cancer 3 Day website. I'm a smart woman. I knew, even in my post-whiskey haze, that I didn't have to go forward with this crazy idea unless I truly wanted to.
The answer came quickly.
I want to. I whipped out my card and paid the registration fee.
Ever since then, I've been training in the early mornings, walking with books on tape and cranky knees. mishfish78 and I are team Four Boobs. Before November hits we will have raised $5,000 for breast cancer research. I think that's incredibly cool.
I'm doing this for the women that I have known who were taken from this world and into the great "yet to come" by breast cancer.
I'm doing this for the women who might live longer, better lives as a result of the work done by breast cancer researchers.
I'm doing this for my own mental and physical health: steamroller thighs, here I come.
It's not to early to sponsor me. You'll find me at the compie early tomorrow morning. You can imagine me with laurels in my hair, sucking on some exotic herb of insight. So. Ask me questions. Sponsor me in my quest. Keep me awake.”