Narration

I know I keep talking about all these changes about to come up. I know it’s probably going to be difficult, but the biggest problem for AJ when sharing her work was that she always goes back to change it.

Think of this you are the alpha readers. You get it dry and dirty and AJ is cleaning it up. If none of you mind, AJ will keep on posting the story scene by scene for you. But if you’d rather I not confuse you and share the same bits just done differently. This isn’t a complete rewrite, but it will do a vast majority of it.

But back to my reservations on the narrative type we are considering. As you most know it’s first person PoV. In the Evolution of Power AJ’s trying a few scenes with third person PoV from another character.

AJ’s thinking that maybe we need to do this in a different way. An outside looking in for those bits. Or maybe the other character talking to you as a reader, like I do here.

We are working on my love interests complete story arc, not just there for me to fall in love with like Sage or even Dorian was. No this one will have purpose outside of me. Which is probably why Sage et al seems a little forced until Dev came along my love interest was rather 2D.

But don’t fear Sage is there. And he’ll have a purpose from the get go too. He could have that purpose and keep the story mostly the same, but I need to make this change. It’s right for me.

All the bad guys will get their own arch through the series. AJ plans on making this cool diagram to keep it all straight, but first we have to finish the Evolution of Power and then reread it all.

AJ’s probably going to throw them all into one massive e-book if anyone is interested in that when it’s all said and over – free of charge alpha readers and all. It also means you get spelling errors, plot holes and everything else wrong with the prose.

Hunting

Ant followed me onto the subway platform and we hopped down into the tunnel to see if we could find Rob before he got hurt, or hurt someone else. He didn’t say anything until we were well into the tunnel near Central Park.

“You don’t even question me coming with you anymore.” He said as a means to start the conversation he wanted to have.

“You’ll come anyway.” I said. “It’s like trying to ignore Jin. I can’t do that either.”

Ant sighed. “You know Dee’s making this all harder by ignoring her powers.”

I asked, “How so?” as we stepped to the far edge of the tracks as a train came hurdling down the tracks completely unaware that we were walking there. The joys of supernatural powers. I was learning that when I was with Ant his shadow power encompassed us both without my need to hold a veil, freeing me for other things. Ryan says that’s how it works for him too being Chevalier. Our bond was similar if only reversed.

“She’s manipulating all of you without realizing. I watched her do ith with Dev just now. He was seething anger, and then it was gone. She doesn’t even have to touch him. She’s got her hooks into Sage too. Sage is easily manipulated though, we see Adam doing it.”

“You’re bold today.” I smirked at my friend and now bodyguard.

“Dee through a canary because Dev had to go. She stormed off in a temper tantrum. You think that’s normal behavior for an adult.”

I laughed. “No, but that’s Dee.”

“No, that’s her emotions getting the better of her. She sucks down Dev’s anger, and Sage’s attraction to you both, and makes it all about her. She can’t do that with you. At least not easily. You’ve noticed everyone but you and Matt bend to her will.”

I sighed. “What do you want me to do about it Ant?”

He shrugged. “Nox. I can’t protect you from her.”

“I don’t need protection from her.”

“I think you do.” He said. But we didn’t get to finish the conversation as a blur of motion jumped up onto the next platform in sight and we started to run after it. Ant was faster and he had no problem being first. And I didn’t have to worry about him. He knew how to fight, but more importantly he knew not to kill whatever it was.

I caught up with Ant grappling with a werewolf. It wasn’t Rob, he was a cat – leopard I think. The wolf was trying to bit Ant’s neck but the vampire was holding the shifted man from him with ease. Ant smirked at me, “Well you going to do your thing before it bites me?”

I grinned at him and put my hand on the wolf’s back and sent my pack magic through it – willing the werewolf to calm down. When it had stilled Ant set the wolf down and I willed it to shift into human form. It fought me. But I won.

There was a lot of things I was learning about my abilities. As peace keeper, I had more abilities than Cari did as Enforcer. I spanned the races – such was my connection to the cosmos. There was no denying I was Ascendant. I wondered when women would start clamouring at my door for me to give them a child. Maybe they already were and Jin was keeping them at bay. I’d have to ask her and hope I didn’t sound arrogant.

The wolf shifted into a naked man who was staring wide eyed up at me. “They said you’d kill me.”

I frowned, “Who said I’d kill you?”

He shook his head. “No. I was the bait.”

That made Ant get up and take up a defensive position. I extended my senses to see if there was anyone around. But other than the few humans who were ignoring us because of our supernatural nature there was no one around. This wasn’t an ambush.

“Why would I kill you?” I asked.

“I was to be bait.”

“Bait for what?” Ant asked, but the man looked at me and was wide eyed with fear. He didn’t look well, eyes sunken and body skeletal.

“Where do you live?”

The man shook his head. “I don’t want to go back.”

I nodded. “Okay. Can you come with me?”

The man shivered. I looked at Ant, “Can you get us to The Resort this time of day?”

Ant nodded. “Yeah. We’ll have to take the service elevator up from the basement though.”

“That’s fine.” I said. “Just get us there so we can deal with him. I need to go look for Rob.”

My Home (12/13/2017)
Dancing (12/15/2017)
An Apology (12/16/2017)
Bottoming (12/17/2017)
Not My Thing (12/18/2017)
Great Opportunity (12/19/2017)
Submission (12/20/2017)
Unexpected Guests (12/21/2017)
Breakfast (12/22/2017)
Chris’s Mom (12/23/2017)
It’s Saturday (12/24/2017)
Adam’s Influence (12/25/2017)
My Office (12/26/2017)
Your Kinks (12/27/2017)
Don’t go (12/28/2017)
Meeting Andrew (12/29/2017)
Chatting (12/30/2017)
Party Time (12/31/2017)
Phone Calls (1/1/2018)
Hunting (1/2/2018)
The Resort (1/3/2018)
Why? (1/4/2018)
James Wright (1/5/2018)
No More Party (1/6/2018)
Calling One? (1/7/2018)
Accidents Happen (1/8/2018)
Research (1/9/2018)
Faking It (1/10/2018)
More Myself (1/11/2018)
Nightmares (1/12/2018)
Feeling Blue (1/13/2018)
Finding Dev (1/15/2018)
First Concert (1/16/2018)
A Proposal (1/17/2018)
Lost In You (1/18/2018)
Bind Me (1/19/2018)
Bound to the Son (1/20/2018)
Control (1/21/2018)
Sunlight (1/22/2018)
Breakfast (1/23/2018)
Confrontation (1/24/2018)
The Venatori (1/25/2018)
Nick’s Gift (1/26/2018)
We Should Talk (1/27/2018)
Empath to Empath (1/28/2018)
Broken (1/29/2018)
What I Saw (1/30/2018)
Eyes Inside (1/31/2018)
Busy Little Bee (2/1/2018)
Shelter (2/2/2018)
Dumpster Diving (2/3/2018)
Explosions (2/4/2018)
Right Behind You (2/5/2018)
Plans (2/6/2018)
Challenges (2/7/2018)
Disturbances (2/8/2018)
Waking Up (2/9/2018)