Chapter 1 || Quoth the Raven “Nevermind” (4)

Lexi Lilly put the pen down. Her small, neat signature dried on the bottom right corner of the contract under Cap’s gigantic, obnoxious penmanship.

“Great,” said Cap. “Like I said, we may still need your help. We will discuss how we want to do this and get back to you tomorrow.”

Lexi Lilly nodded, then hesitated. “Actually, there’s something you need to know, but you can never tell anyone,” she said.

“Don’t you worry about that,” said Cap. “We just swore ourselves to secrecy.” He twirled his pen in his hand and gestured towards the contract.

“My manager, Caden… we used to date. We only broke up a few months ago. We never told anyone, especially not the media. The package you brought back from my house is all the stuff left from that relationship.”

“Wait,” said Alyssa, “could that be what he was looking for?”

“No, I told him I destroyed everything. He has no reason not to believe me, as I have much more to lose if anyone finds out. But I just couldn’t bring myself to.” She chuckled bitterly. “You can open it once I leave.” Pushing the contract over towards Cap, she got up from her seat.

The raised voice of the anchor drew the attention of the room back to the TV as a breaking news banner scrolled across the screen.

“…a fan of Lexi Lilly has confessed to stabbing her. He is being held as investigations continue.”

“Well, they caught your stabber,” said Cap. “How do you feel?”

“I don’t know,” said Lexi Lilly. “I don’t feel much of anything.”

The door closed with a heavy thump that was muffled by the falling rain. 

Elowen immediately turned on Cap. “Dammit Cap why did you knock him out?” she said.

“What was I supposed to do?” retorted Cap.

“Anything but that!”

“Relax, I know the dose. It’s been diluted. Why did you bring him here anyway?”

“I didn’t know we would be on the news, ok.”

“You couldn’t have picked someone else?” asked Alyssa.

“I wasn’t in a state to think, I had to take what I got. Besides, Cap said we should keep an eye on him.”

“That’s not what I meant, and you know it,” said Cap.

“He’s sure gonna be on our side, now that we’ve knocked him out and all,” said Alyssa.

Elowen sighed. “I’m going to see if Rowan needs any help,” she said, and ascended the stairs to the second floor.

Rowan was already out in the hallway. “The dude’s fine,” he said, before Elowen could ask. “Seriously though, El, what’s he about?”

“I’m sorry, I made a mistake. Everyone makes mistakes.”

“Yes, but this one was… to put it bluntly, a pretty dumb one. It isn’t like you.”

“I teleported too far and got disoriented. That’s all there is to it, really.”

He squinted at her. “You’ve done further without any trouble before.”

She looked back at him worriedly. “Do you reckon I’m getting weaker?”

“Maybe your age has finally caught up to you.”

She slapped his arm.

Laughing, Rowan rubbed where she had slapped him. “I’m joking. Hey, maybe you were just tired. After this job we should take a long break.”

“I can’t, I have exams.”

“Right. Speaking of which, why on earth do you have a test on the first week of the semester?”

“I wish I knew.”

They heard Alyssa shout from below. “Ha! I found the remote!”

“We’re going to have a meeting now, so if the guy’s not in need of immediate medical attention, could you please come down,” Cap called up the stairs.

The twins glanced at each other and grinned ruefully before descending to face the music.




“…Where the heck am I?”

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10 thoughts on “Chapter 1 || Quoth the Raven “Nevermind” (4)

  1. Haha Alyssa’s humor is savage! ❤ She and I can be troll buddies.

    Gah you and your bite sized chapters! D: I'm left wanting even more after reading.

    Also your screenies are just beautiful. /sigh I get such eyegasm everytime I click your links. I've a weakness for rich earth tones and rustic ambience too. And CAT. Who does the cat belong to?

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    1. Alyssa is sarcastic, just like me xD You two can be sass queens together!
      Haha, the chapters are so short because, in all honestly, I write slow 😂 Or more accurately, I screenshot slow. But I AM getting the hang of it! I’d like to get a nice brisk pace going sometime soon.
      Aw thank you 😊 All credits go to my roommate for her amazing build. The cat, like all cats, would say he belongs to no one but himself. His humble human servant is Cap.
      Thanks for reading!


  2. I can’t blame poor Lexi for not knowing how to feel. Must be hard to relate back to your body during an extended out of body experience. I wonder if she’ll stay like this forever – or would her apparation disappear if her body was to be cut off from life support? I also wonder if she feels numb/indifferent becuase it wasn’t actually the fan who stabbed her.

    Gosh, these guys really don’t have much of a longterm plan, lol, knocking Zeke out every time he wakes up is not a very sustainbale way to go 😀

    Ooh, that bit at the end, you could feel his disorientation. Looks like he was abandoned at a young age. I wonder if that has something to do with his supernatural abilities. Where he is now looks rather frilly, so I’m guessing Elowen’s room.

    So many unknowns about this manager/ex and Elowen’s unreliable abilities – but we don’t really have much to go on just yet so I’ll refrain from speculating for now.

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    1. I don’t think I’d know either. Sometimes I feel really detached from myself, it’d be pretty freaky to be stuck that way. Let’s hope her life support isn’t cut off 😬 Though with the fan behind bars she’ll be safer. Unless it wasn’t the fan?!? 🤔
      I guess it’s hard to have a long term plan when you have to make split second decisions, and the main driving force is the desperation to avoid jail. Ironic that it leads to further illegal deeds 😅
      Zeke is so disoriented his life is flashing before his eyes lol. As for his childhood, we’ll see! His abilities must have come from somewhere!
      We should cut Elowen some slack though, she DOES have a test soon… Work/life balance is hard. 😆


  3. Your pictures are so warm and dreamy, for lack of a better word. I love looking at them and the little details that you put in 🥰 The scenes of Zeke slowly waking up and his memories getting back to him is so well done, too! I wonder – was that his dad walking out on him and his mum crying in the kitchen? The angle is so low – like Zeke was just a toddler when that memory happened.

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    1. I’m glad you liked them! I had a great time taking these shots, especially since I got to try new things. It’s also good to know that they read well- you’re right, they were taken from a low angle because it happened when he was little. Older than a toddler, but still quite young. I’m constantly surprised at how well sims conveys things.
      Thanks for reading! 😘

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    1. Haha I’ve had lecturers that gave a quiz first week, in fact, there was a quiz at the end of every week… just brutal.
      Zeke is sure in a bed, but seemingly the wrong way around… with his shoes on. Terrible!
      Glad you’re enjoying, thank you so much for reading! 😊

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