Beyond the Darkside: 30-7 to 9

Hanse led Evan through a twisting path of shelves and racks until they came to a long line of cages that surrounded a central building that stood well above the rest of the wire and steel structures that dominated the large, cathedral-like space. As they drew closer to the building, Evan noticed sensor and cameras at the corners of the structure and knew that their target was inside.

Beyond the Darkside: 30-5 to 6

The box chirped and squealed as it sorted through the possible codes until it found what it was looking for. With a muted clang, the door latch slid open. The seal between the tunnel and the warehouse above was broken with an audible hiss as the warm air of the tunnel rose into the warehouse. The stale scent of the confined space was even more putrid when compared to the filtered purity of the warehouse. Evan sniffed and said, “You’re … Continue reading

Beyond the Darkside: 30-1 to 4

CHAPTER THIRTY The tunnel’s dark interior was slick with moisture. Phosphorescent algae ringed the hatch that led into the warehouse. That there was water beneath the structure meant that it was old, so old that no one had bothered to retrofit it with proper seals. “This can’t be right,” Evan said as he ran his fingers down the wall. “We’re too deep. There shouldn’t be water.” “Shouldn’t be doesn’t mean there isn’t,” said Hanse. “But the warehouse can’t still be … Continue reading

Beyond the Darkside: 29-14 to 17

The whisper of voices in his mind grew louder as he pondered his hand. Power. Control. Strength. All of these could be his now. Until now, he only thought he had those things, but this second life would make him the true master of men. Their lives were his to toy with and the universe itself would quake at his presence. All he had to do was complete the plan. Forget the petty distractions that plagued him. The whore and … Continue reading

Beyond the Darkside, 29-12

Aldric let the hot water pour over his body and wash away the murders’ evidence. It took some time to scrub the clotted blood and bone from his hair and then to make sure it went down the drain. All of it collected in a filter just below the surface of the shower. Two minutes after the water turned off, the radiation bombarded the filter and the contents were shunted through a pneumatic tube into the heart of a specially … Continue reading