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Future things - A modern story (Arcanium/HMS inspired)
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(This is a "what if" of the present day world. Feel free to add HMS or Arcanium characters, characters from other systems etc, knowledge from all of these is okay, too, but remember its modern day, so magic and magical stuff is -WEIRD-)

It was a good day in the little village as Anna walked home from the primary school she taught in. At 26, she had been teaching year 1's for 2 years now and enjoyed every day of it, despite often finding sand or half eaten food in odd corners of the classroom.

Now late spring time, she hummed while moving through the village, cherry blossoms drifting gently down from the trees.

There were a few people out and about, and she smiled at them as they walked past, greeting those she knew merrily
そこに生活の中で知恵があるだけでなく、死を経験します。フェニックスは、未知を恐れることはありません。
"There is wisdom in life, but also experience in death. Phoenix should never fear the unknown"

Shiba Akane of Phoenix Clan, hailing from the Empire of Khaine.
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#2
Stopping by the small cafe in the village, Anna bought herself a cup of tea and a small cake - a treat she always had on a Friday, as the knitting group gathered with the little old ladies in the corner gossiping away - "that merchant boy is always up to no good gladys!" - "my liz said that she wasn't going to feed Ben meat anymore, going to be a vegan you know. Fancy having a vegan dog!" - she smiled to herself, things were quiet and normal.

As she took a sip, she noticed clouds gathering in the sky, almost like a storm, which was odd. The weather report had said it would be dry today, she had put her washing out on the line. Pulling her phone out of her pocket, she checked the forecast again - No, dry with the odd cloud, highs of 12°c. She checked the news, no reports of clouds - well, Wilbington was probably too small for the BBC to care she supposed
そこに生活の中で知恵があるだけでなく、死を経験します。フェニックスは、未知を恐れることはありません。
"There is wisdom in life, but also experience in death. Phoenix should never fear the unknown"

Shiba Akane of Phoenix Clan, hailing from the Empire of Khaine.
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As she watched the bustle of the streets around her, Anna mulled over the events of the school day - Dylan had broken two cups, Olivia and Amelia the twins had tormented the poor hamster and Ben was a worry - she needed to write a report for the headmistress in order to facilitate extra assistance for him.

All in all though, she enjoyed the work, and was planning to further her studies in order to one day become a professor in education, for the moment however, she was quite happy quietly living in the small village, with a tiny one bedroom cottage and a small garden that backed a forest.

It was a lucky find, actually - considering house prices these days - to have found the little rental for so cheap, and she considered it her sanctuary

suddenly an odd movement in the street caught her eye.... but there was nothing there? shrugging to herself, she finished her tea, waved to the elderly ladies, gathered up her things and left the cafe - she began the 10 minute trek home, humming as she went.

About 5 minutes into the walk, almost near home, she got the odd feeling of being watched, however her nervous glances showed her nothing as she increased her pace briskly, as she rounded a corner - home in sight, but there was a figure stood in front of it?
Nervously she clutched the keys in her pocket, approaching the figure that seemed to be considering the new black clouds above the forest.

"Excuse me?" She asked a little tentatively as she approached "Can I help you?"
そこに生活の中で知恵があるだけでなく、死を経験します。フェニックスは、未知を恐れることはありません。
"There is wisdom in life, but also experience in death. Phoenix should never fear the unknown"

Shiba Akane of Phoenix Clan, hailing from the Empire of Khaine.
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#4
They didn't even turn to her as they answered "Most likely not" - The tones were clipped, evoking a images of a grand dame from history, or royalty "Unless you were the one to cause that" The woman vaguely gestured a long nailed hand to the clouds - they were painted golden, but she could not see the face as they were wearing a hood. The garments looked fairly old fashioned, actually somewhat victorian almost?
A Goth having an odd day, she mused - although, the clothes were blue rather than black.

She shrugged inwardly "As science tells us it is impossible to control the weather, I am afraid not" She replied, mildly "Merely that it seems suspicious for you to be outside my house, madam" The figure laughed "There is some fight in you yet, it would seem. A backbone, even? I will take my leave, but be ware - I am not the only visitor this will bring, and not all will have good intentions." as Anna puzzled over that sentence the other woman briefly glanced at her before walking away, giving an impression of oddly coloured skin. She would almost have called it gold, it that was possible? - before walking away down the road, disappearing around the other bend.

A voice nagged inside her head "Be careful..." but she ignored it and entered her home, dropping her keys on the side before beginning dinner.
そこに生活の中で知恵があるだけでなく、死を経験します。フェニックスは、未知を恐れることはありません。
"There is wisdom in life, but also experience in death. Phoenix should never fear the unknown"

Shiba Akane of Phoenix Clan, hailing from the Empire of Khaine.
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There was a noise outside.
Noises?

Like knocking, or footsteps...

She blinked awake, blearily looking around in the dark, a flash of light catching her eye. What was that?

Sliding slowly out of bed, her heartbeat loud in her ears, the sound of her breathing taking over she crept down the corridor, towards the light from the living room

Turning into the room, the umbrella she had picked up raised at the ready

She screamed
そこに生活の中で知恵があるだけでなく、死を経験します。フェニックスは、未知を恐れることはありません。
"There is wisdom in life, but also experience in death. Phoenix should never fear the unknown"

Shiba Akane of Phoenix Clan, hailing from the Empire of Khaine.
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