Airships: All the Way Down

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Elletra’s heart leapt at the hope that kindled in his eyes, but there was still a certain despair to them.

“There’s… something else,” he muttered, looking down again. "That was what it took for me to see through his lies, you see – when I showed him what I had done in horror, he was overjoyed.

“I had to get away, of course – tried to get out of his grip. Enrolled at the Four Peaks Military Academy, thinking he couldn’t touch me there. Trained hard, tried to ignore what I’d done. It turned out I had a natural talent with weapons. Scored high on nearly everything. Got put on the fast track for promotion, promoted to some specialist unit.

“Turns out you can’t get away from the Earl that easily. He had his fingers in that pie too, at the top of the chain where the orders come in. So after making the most lethal discovery in history, I managed to put myself in the perfect position to make the next move for his plan.”

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  1. Avatar Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

    Poor Hawkeye. Oh what will Elletra do next….

  2. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    So he’s responsible but not responsible? Reminds me of Oppenheimer or Einstein.

  3. Avatar HSAR

    Now that you mention it, this whole thing does have an Oppenheimer feel to it.

  4. Avatar Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

    Oh yeah, that’s true. Didn’t think of that.

  5. Avatar JonB

    Sounds to me like he’s protesting too hard that he was just a pawn in the game; for the record, Oppenheimer actually had far more integrity than that.

    I like the story though – will have to work backwards at some point and see what happened at the beginning.

  6. Avatar HSAR

    To be fair, he’s working on it.

    Please do! It’s rather long and winding, but worth it.

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