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Shy in the Face of Danger - 2Shy in the Face of Danger
Summary: Set in a Neo-Victorian/Steampunk America, a young boy experiences a culture clash that will change his life while on a family road trip.
Warnings: Homosexual relationships (nothing explicit).
Shy did not speak to anyone else the rest of the day. Save curt answers to his parents questions he was dead silent. He locked himself up in his hotel room and packed and re-packed his things to try and keep his mind off the dark skinned man who had probably already forgotten about him.
The next morning he was just as silent as he stood on the train platform with his family. His gaze kept wandering back toward the town and the direction of Dangers village. He did not know what he was hoping for. After all, he was fairly certain the man would not be coming after him. If he had wanted to, wouldnt he be here already? Or would he not have said something the night before?
The train rolled to a stop before them with a hiss of st
A Bloody, Stupid Miracle The day we’d cured the human condition was the day I put a bullet through my head and didn’t die. It was also the day I realized how scared I actually was of death, and after hours of muscle ache from holding that gauze against my open skull, after the wound closed and everything went back to normal, I had myself a good old-fashioned brainstorm. How ironic.
But when summer came, everything had fallen to shit. The air scorched my skin and parched my tongue every time I took a breath. The sun glared down on a rapidly-collapsing world, full of the undying bastard children of cruelty and misfortune. What was one to do when their cells regenerated faster than they decomposed?
My feet hit the pavement, now littered with jagged bits of glass to snap at my toes, thoroughly baked by the blazing ball of bitter disdain high overhead. Today was worse than yesterday. Though I’d often wondered the purpose of it anymore, I
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