24
Dec

Home For The Holidays

by Shinko Hisada (身固之妥)
illustrated by marourin

(mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/70211.html)

It was snowing as they approached Kale’s home village, but the fat, lazy flakes that drifted down were a vast improvement over the raging storms they’d encountered in the last two mountain passes. Even Kale was chilled to the bone, and Jaren had been spending magic to heat their tent each night so they wouldn’t freeze to death.

Everything was exactly as Kale remembered it, as if he’d left the day before and not almost three years ago. It was a little eerie, but it did make it easy to navigate despite the heavy blanket of snow that smothered everything.

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24
Dec

The Twelfth Day Of Christmas

by Marou (真郎)
illustrated by marourin

(mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/69289.html)

Notes: I decided to honor our December deadline with a Christmas story ^^. I was struck with inspiration one day while humming The 12 Days of Christmas. I approached a dilemma while writing and could not commit to a single ending. There is an alternate one. Do tell me your favorite one ^^.

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24
Dec

A Grim Christmas Carol

by Sora Junko (空 純子)
illustrated by marourin

(mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/68693.html)

Please note that this is the third story in the Grim series. You may want to read the previous chapters here and here before reading this one, but this story does stand on its own.

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16
Oct

Never Say Die

by Ora
illustrated by marourin

(mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/63442.html)

“You’re Hiroshi Nakamura, right? I’m Shiro,” says the other student. “I’m your partner.”

Shiro has pale, messy hair and his shirt sleeves are rolled up to his elbows. He looks unkempt and has the air of sloppy dishevelment so many teenage boys try to emulate, a sort of bored elegance.

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16
Oct

Grim Haunting

by Sora Junko (空 純子)
illustrated by marourin

(mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/61274.html)

Please note that this is the second story in the Grim series. You may want to go read the first one before reading this one, but this story does stand on its own.

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