And All Through the House

by Jump Ai (じゃんぷEYE) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/36073.html) He was fourteen going on fifteen, which was far too old to believe in Santa Claus. And his parents were already asleep; he had passed their open bedroom door on the way back from the bathroom. So when he heard the bump in the living room, his first thought […]


Stress Relief

by Jump Ai (じゃんぷEYE) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/30202.html) (sequel to The Lion & the Paladin: see SSBB no.6) The paladin’s quarters at the top of the main tower were the largest rooms of the barracks, though none of the guards begrudged him the space, filled as it was by thick tomes of learning and stoppered flasks of […]


The Lion And The Paladin

by Jump Ai (じゃんぷEYE) illustrated by gnine (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/20257.html) They had fought dozens of times–hundreds, probably, over the last two years; Cale had lost track. Fights that left them aching, scarred and bruised for weeks after; fights that left them both sprawled bloody on the ground, unable to move. But it had never been like […]