Dmitri: The Academic

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“This certainly is an… interesting establishment,” I said, sipping something that tasted like an alchemy experiment. I wondered what I was doing here.

“I’m Ivy. You got a name?” he asked me. He had a disconcerting habit of staring directly into my face without looking away.

“Uhm. Yes. It’s Dmitri,” I said.

He raised his eyebrows. “You’re from the Slavic Empire? How’d you get out? Don’t you get killed for even mentioning the outside world? I mean, the Tsar was crazy even before that botched revolution.”

“I was very young. My parents fled before Lord Rasputin summoned the first firestorms. We found asylum here.”

“Really? How’d you manage that?”

I hesitated, and looked away.

“I have… the talent.”

Defying all the laws of physics, his eyebrows managed to climb even higher.

“You study at the Acropolis?”


There was a pause.

“I’ve always wanted to see the Acropolis.”

Then he looked at me expectantly.

An interesting night, indeed.

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  1. Avatar Jessica Cahill

    Ooohhh….a mage, love it!

  2. Avatar JayDee

    Thanks Jessica!

    By the way, if anyone wants to write from the perspective of additional characters, feel free. I’m going to preface most of my stories with the name of the character I’m telling it from. Hence the title Dmitri : The Academic.

  3. Avatar Sanglorian

    That’s a good idea, to use the protagonist’s name in the title of the story.

    At one point you misspell ‘Acropolis’

  4. Avatar JayDee

    Fixed :)

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