The sun filtered through the tress—through a cover of leaves, it cast an otherworldly green haze. A light mist dusted the forest floor, tickling the moss in a most flattering way. Cassidy walked across it, snapping pictures with her camera. She had never explored this leg of the woods before, the new sights were simplicity exhilarating. The leaves shifted with the breeze, allowing sunlight to glint off of something on the ground. Cassidy bent down and picked it up; it was a small rock with pinches of quartz glittering deep within—only visible due to years of erosion. She slipped it into...
GRACE'S HOUSE Bertha and Grace have coffee in the kitchen. Sally sits beside the latter hugging a small cushion.
Grace: 'So, explain it to us one और time.' Bertha: 'The girls have magical powers. They went to rescue Falyn after she was abducted द्वारा a shadow monster named Schadenfreude. I can prove it if आप come with me.' Sally: 'But, what about -- आप and the car?' Bertha: 'Schadenfreude has an accomplice, a guy called Marchosias. He resurrected me after I got hit द्वारा a car, in exchange for turnin' the girls...
DARK ROOM Falyn awakes to find herself tied to a chair and an unconscious Dannie similarly restrained right behind her.
Falyn: 'Hey. Hey, kid, आप okay? Wake up!' Dannie: (stirring) 'Uhh. Huh? W-where am I?' Falyn: 'I dunno. There was this massive shadow, I couldn't move, and then all went blank.' Dannie: 'I'm scared.' Falyn: 'Try to keep your head on. We're bound to get some जवाब soon.'
DR MILO'S OFFICE Dr Milo talks over the phone with her boss, the white-haired woman.
White-Haired Woman: 'I want to know with absolute certainty that I can rely on you.' Dr Milo: 'Yes, ma'am.' White-Haired Woman: 'Your confirmation isn't enough. आप must prove that आप can still be of use to me.' Dr Milo: 'What do I have to do?' White-Haired Woman: 'You are to incapacitate your client. Bring her guard down so that आप can take her jewel and bring it to us. We shall provide आप with a replacement that...
DUMPSTER Blunk is sleeping peacefully amongst the garbage, snoring away when a sliver of dark energy suddenly seeps from his body and rises out of the dumpster. It takes the form of a humanoid silhouette and slowly fades away. Out of nowhere, Marchosias arrives and gleefully observes the silhouette vanish.
Marchosias: 'Have fun, dude. It's gonna be a blast watching the Guardians struggle their way through this one.'
WILL'S HOUSE Will is talking with her फ्रेंड्स over an internet stream.
“I must be cruel only to be kind. Thus bad begins and worse remains behind.” – Hamlet
MERIDIAN The citizens are going about their daily business when they hear the blare of a royal trumpet. They gather to the centre of the village where a royal herald and pursuivants of arms are delivering unto them a message from Elyon.
Herald of Arms: ‘Honourable citizens of Meridian, I come baring a grand announcement from our exalted queen. The treacherous criminals who brought terror to the kingdom are to suffer the severest...