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    way way too short, but good, MORE!

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    Originally posted by Classic Cowboy
    way way too short
    Well, yeah...

    That's true, but it cured my writer's block to post that. Don't ask me why.

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    You need to write longer chapters! I love it so far. I can't wait to see what happens, but write longer bits.
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    “Adam!” Adora gasped, as her brother sank toward the floor. She’d been half expecting a collapse, however, and she was able to catch him in time to slow his descent and prevent his head from striking any of the furniture. He was unconscious and completely limp in her arms, his head lolling against her shoulder. “Oh, my brother, what have you done to yourself?”

    She briefly considered trying to lift him onto his bed, but he was nearly twice her weight and she was afraid she might hurt him further if she made the attempt. Calling for help also seemed like a poor idea since the royal surgeon might ask awkward question about the source of the prince’s malady. This looks like this is a job for She-Ra. After lowering Adam gently to the floor, Adora stood, drew her sword, and called on the mystical power of the Ancients.

    “For the honor of Grayskull!” Magical energy filled and transformed her. Within moments, Princess Adora of Eternia had been replaced by She-Ra, champion of all things good and just, defender of two worlds. Bending her knees, She-Ra crouched down and lifted the still unconscious prince into her arms. She carried him swiftly to the bed where she sat beside him and invoked the healing power of the Sword of Protection.

    His back was a maze of agony. Knots, like deep wells of pain, pervaded his muscles. Strained tendons and torn ligaments seemed to be the norm rather than the exception. And in his lower back – There’s something dreadfully wrong with his spine, She-Ra realized, her alarm growing with catalogue of injuries. Oh my poor brother. Placing one hand over his heart and the other on his forehead, she whispered a fervent prayer. “Let your wounds be healed.”

    The damage was extensive and the healing took far longer than she was accustomed to, depleting her energy at a rapid rate. She-Ra did not care. All that mattered was easing her brother’s pain in any way she could. When, at last, she was finished, she collapsed to the bed beside him, an arm thrown across his chest, her cheek pillowed on his shoulder.

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    How...sad... I sure hope everything goes alright with them! Another great part to the story, BTW!

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    you girls have a thing about beating up poor Adam don't you?

    like I'm one to talk ... anyway

    great stuff! more stuff, MORE STUFF NOW

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    great story so far........*offers up some Godiva chocolate*
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    I agree with CC. You guys are cruel to Adam. I like it but I demand longer chapters!!!!!!!!!
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    OOoh dear...what if Teela came in on them like this.....



    One word for ya...




    BOOOOOOOOM!

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    The Best Laid Plans...

    Castaspella walked quickly through the halls of the Eternian palace. Everywhere she went, her eyes were met by wondrous sights, but her thoughts were resolutely focused on an inward landscape… and a certain face. Of all the times for Adam to be ill. She sighed disconsolately. The poor darling has clearly been working too hard. But, oh, couldn’t he have been sick another time? Some time when I wasn’t visiting perhaps?

    She shook her head as she turned a corner, seeking the suite of rooms that Man-At-Arms had arranged for her use. Such an attitude does you no credit, Castaspella, she chastised herself. Prince Adam has been a good and noble friend to you, to Mystacore and to all of Etheria. You should be more concerned for him than for yourself and any plans his indisposition may have scuttled.

    The more she dwelled on the prince’s sudden illness, the more worried she became, and by the time she reached the hall in which her suite was located, her hands were wringing at each other. Oh, Adam…

    “Are you lost, mistress?”

    “What?” The queen of Mystacore blinked in surprise at a servant. The adolescent girl was regarding her with no little concern.

    “Are you all right, mistress?” she asked. “Are you lost?”

    The wizardess scowled causing the younger woman’s eyes to widen in alarm and causing the foreign queen to castigate herself once more. Yes, Castaspella, by all means, frighten the servants. That will most certainly endear you to Adam. Sighing audibly, she gave the girl a smile. “Forgive my poor manners,” she said, triggering a further rounding of the girl’s eyes. “I’m afraid I’ve lost my way, and it’s made me quite cross with myself. I – may I ask your name, child?”

    The girl smiled tentatively, and said, “My name is Liriam, mistress.”

    The queen beamed at her, by way of apology for her earlier rudeness. “Liriam, do you think you could point me in the direction of the Rose Suite? I was told that my things would taken there, and – ”

    “Oh!” Liriam cried. “Oh, you must be Queen Castaspella of Mystacore!”

    She blinked, uncertain what to make of the girl’s reaction. “Why, yes, I am. You’ve… heard of me?”

    “Oh, yes, I – oh, but I would never – oh, your majesty, I would never gossip!”

    “Of course not, Liriam,” the wizardess agreed with a reassuring dimpling of her cheeks. “But tell me, how is it that you know of me.”

    “Why, your friends with He-Man and She-Ra, aren’t you?”

    “Yes.”

    “And I heard you were a very close friend of Princess Adora and Prince Adam,” The young girl added breathlessly.

    You have, have you? How interesting. I wonder, she felt a grin spread across her face, who has been speaking of me. Could it be – “Why, yes, Liriam. They are very dear friends of mine. That’s why I’m here, in fact, to visit them.”

    “Oh, that’s wonderful! I mean – ” The girl broke off, abruptly, flushing to the roots of her mousey brown hair. “I’m sorry, your majesty, blathering on like this. Please, let me escort you to the Rose Suite.”

    Castaspella nodded and allowed the girl to show her to her rooms. The suite, with its beautiful dark furniture of some red-toned wood and its snowy white linens, was everything that a visiting queen might expect for comfort and elegance. But the wizardess was not in the mood to appreciate the refinements at that moment. Without the girl’s diverting presence, Castaspella’s thoughts quickly returned to the reason for her visit. Adam. I simply can’t believe that he could become seriously ill without someone here noticing. He’s the crown prince, for the Ancients’ sake. No, she reassured herself, sinking into a soft chair and resting her arms on the sides. It must be something minor, some summer cold or such. Perhaps I can ease his suffering with a few carefully selected herbal remedies from home. I shall have to call my apprentice, Ariel and ask her to put together a suitable bundle for me. Grandmother’s tea should turn the trick. Her lips twitched as an amusing thought struck her. You know, this situation might not turn out so badly. After all, what man can resist being nursed by a woman who – adores him?

    Humming lightly, the queen of Mystacore began a mental list of the amelioratives she wanted to send for. Whatever Adam didn’t need, she would present as a gift to his mother, Queen Marlena. Now there was a woman whose closer acquaintance Castaspella was eager to make.

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    I hate the harlot. Die! Die!!! How dare she move in on Teela's territory? I hope battlecat kills her and eats her or something. Teela should kicks some ass.
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    Originally posted by divia
    I hate the harlot. Die! Die!!! How dare she move in on Teela's territory? I hope battlecat kills her and eats her or something. Teela should kicks some ass.
    Perhaps it would be best if you had some nice, gentle tranquilizers on hand when you read further installments. Teela has some serious competition on her hands.

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    Originally posted by catslyn
    Perhaps it would be best if you had some nice, gentle tranquilizers on hand when you read further installments. Teela has some serious competition on her hands.
    uh oh ...

    can't say much concidering I'm hooking him up with Wonder Woman ^^;

    keep it up

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    orginally posted by catslyn
    Perhaps it would be best if you had some nice, gentle tranquilizers on hand when you read further installments.
    Teela has some serious competition on her hands.
    Blah. I still hate her.

    What? Tranquilizers? And dull my hatred? Are you insane woman?
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    hey this is getting good. Can't wait to see whats next... please post more soon.....

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    Adam awoke to find himself cradled by arms that were at once strong and gentle. He yawned and snuggled closer, feeling better than he had for a long, long time. “Wakey, wakey, Brother, dear.”

    Opening his eyes, the prince looked up into a familiar but unexpected face. “She-Ra!” Adam bolted upright and, laughing, she allowed him to pull away.

    “What, not happy to see me?” she said, her royal blue eyes twinkling merrily.

    “I’m always happy to see you, She-Ra, but – ” It’s amazing how much alike she and Adora are. I can’t imagine why other people don’t see it. He glanced around, and realized abruptly that they were both sitting on his bed. “How – why are you here? And what are we doing on the bed?”

    “That’s very good question,” said Man-At-Arms, making them both jump as he walked in through the balcony door. They swiveled around, still on the bed, staring at him as he activated the forcescreen that sealed off the door. He regarded them sternly as he settled matter-of-factly into a bedside chair. “She-Ra, this isn’t Etheria. This is a populous palace with no endless supply trees to hide your activities. If you’re going to spend time in the Crown Prince’s bed chamber as She-Ra, you’re going to need to take a few more precautions.”

    The champion blushed scarlet, her eyes very wide. Bristling, Adam opened his mouth, ready take his mentor to task for using such a tone with his sister, but She-Ra stopped the coming diatribe before it could start. Placing a soothing hand on her brother’s arm, she looked sheepishly at Duncan and said, “Of course, Man-At-Arms. I’m sorry, I should have been more careful.”

    He nodded, then lightened his reprimand with a smile, which She-Ra returned. “Well, don’t take it too much to heart. Adam is used to living under a good deal more scrutiny than you are. He can fill you in on some of the finer points of surviving a dual identity on Eternia.”

    “Can he?” She-Ra asked, her tone suddenly harsh. “Can he really?” Standing, the champion loomed over Man-At-Arms, hands placed squarely on her hips.

    Uh oh, Adam thought, her demeanor making him decidedly nervous. “Ummm, Sis?”

    Without taking her eyes from the older man’s face, She-Ra said, “You stay out of this, Brother.” Duncan, uncharacteristically, said nothing. “So, Man-At-Arms,” his sister continued, her voice dripping with false honey, “Adam can tell me how to survive being a champion on Eternia?”

    “Yes.”

    “Hmmm. Care to tell me how he’s going to instruct me on that small matter when, as far as I can see, he isn’t surviving at all?” she demanded, all but shouting.

    “Sis?!”

    “Not now, Adam,” they said in startling unison.

    The prince sank back on the bed, arms crossed over his chest. “Fine,” he grumbled.

    “Well,” She-Ra said, relenting enough to step back so Man-At-Arms didn’t have to strain his neck, staring up at her.

    “Actually, that’s why I was close enough to hear you speaking from the courtyard below,” Duncan said wryly. “I was on my way here. I assume you’ve already done your own special form of diagnostic?”

    “Yes, I have,” she said levelly, “and you’re very lucky that Adam isn’t in the Eternos Hospital right now. His back was very badly damaged.”

    The prince’s brows knit. Damaged? It hurt, but it wasn’t damaged… was it? “What do you mean I’m – ”

    “How seriously hurt is he?” Man-At-Arms asked, his warm brown eyes filled with dismay as he looked up at She-Ra.

    “Am I in the room?” Adam asked, sounding peevish even to himself. They ignored him. Muttering, Adam placed a second pillow under his head, turned on his side and watched them, bleary-eyed.

    Sighing, She-Ra stepped back and perched on the edge of the bed, just beside Adam’s hip. “He was in a tremendous amount of pain, Duncan. So much, in fact, that he passed out at my feet. I’ve healed the actual injuries, but I can’t heal fatigue, nor soothe away exhaustion. He’s worn to a frazzle, and he has to have rest.”

    Fighting to keep his eyes open, Adam said, “I am not worn to a frazzle.” His sister began to rub a hand along his back, but she did not otherwise acknowledge his comment. Man-At-Arms ignored him entirely.

    “I agree, She-Ra. Adam needs rest. And, though you haven’t said it, I know I failed him by not sending for you when I saw the first signs that he was tiring. I’m more sorry than I can say. I hate to think he’s been in pain this whole time and I didn’t even see it. He deserves better care from me, as his friend and as his teacher.”

    His sister’s entire posture softened, and, leaning forward, she placed a hand lightly on Duncan’s knee. “Now it’s time for me to say, don’t be too hard on yourself. Adam could have sent for me at any time, a matter I will personally take up with him later. And it’s not your fault that he didn’t bother to tell anyone he was injured.”

    “I’m not injured,” he mumbled, finding it surprising difficult to make his tongue work as it should.

    “Still – ” Duncan began, then stopped, regarding Adam with an intensity that made the drowsy prince very nervous. “Perhaps we should continue this conversation elsewhere?” he suggested. “Preferably with you as Adora.”

    “Yes, of course,” She-Ra said, standing. Turning, she leaned down and placed a soft kiss on her brother’s cheek. “Have a good rest, Adam. You are on holiday as of this moment.”

    He tried to respond, but the effort it took was just too great. Burrowing into the pillow, he gave up the fight against sleep. His last conscious memory was of someone tucking a quilt around him.

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    Nice. I like it but I'm waiting to see how Teela reacts. More Teela.
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    Very good as ussual, I can't wait for more.....

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    I agree with Divia, MORE TEELA

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    Woohoo!!!!

    Someone who agrees with me

    Majority rules. You better start writing more Teela. NOW!!
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    Originally posted by divia
    Woohoo!!!!

    Someone who agrees with me

    Majority rules. You better start writing more Teela. NOW!!
    OK. Here you go.

    ***
    Teela strode through the palace halls with absolutely no idea where she was going. She wasn’t about to chase after Adam, his sister and his – Who does she think she is? It was like I wasn’t even there! And the way she kept pawing him. It was absolutely revolting!

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    not enough, MORE TEELA,

    AND PUT HER IN A THONG!!!!

    ... uhh forget that last part ... after midnight ... um ... back to writing He-Man and Superman trying to beat each other's brains out ...

    more soon please

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    Originally posted by Classic Cowboy
    not enough, MORE TEELA,

    AND PUT HER IN A THONG!!!!
    I really didn't need that image. I really didn't.

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    "Teela strode through the palace halls with absolutely no idea where she was going. She wasn’t about to chase after Adam, his sister and his – Who does she think she is? It was like I wasn’t even there! And the way she kept pawing him. It was absolutely revolting."

    What the hell? WTF????

    Now you're just being down right mean to me!!!!!!!!! No one loves me. I know you did it just to torment me, or to shut me up. One or the other. How cruel.
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    Originally posted by divia
    "Teela strode through the palace halls with absolutely no idea where she was going. She wasn’t about to chase after Adam, his sister and his – Who does she think she is? It was like I wasn’t even there! And the way she kept pawing him. It was absolutely revolting."

    What the hell? WTF????

    Now you're just being down right mean to me!!!!!!!!! No one loves me. I know you did it just to torment me, or to shut me up. One or the other. How cruel.
    No, really, I LOVE you, Divia.

    I swear, that really is the first paragraph of teh next section. But the rest isn't ready yet.

    I though maybe you wanted an hors d'oeuvre.

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