Inside his open palms, violet "chi" energy was starting to gather from the depths of his life-force reserves, enveloping him with ethereal light. Two spiraling orbs of purple energy shot across the training room, crashing against against the android's exo-skeleton in a flash of fire. With a roar that shook the entire area, the robot exploded, sending out enough scrap and shrapnel to make Phoebe cover her face in defense.
When the smoke cleared, all that was left was a smoking, black crater, giving off a plasticy stench that reminded Phoebe of a melted toy. Phoebe lowered her head, sadly shutting off the stopwatch. Why are you like this? She raised her head, her eyebrows furrowed in frustration. For just a moment, she wasn't looking at the fierce heir to the Bishop Corporation, but just a fourteen-year-old boy, put into a strange position beyond his years.
They're all relationships of convenience, and guys like Champion hold me back. I won't be on the losing side, Mills. Even if you want to be a pack wolf, you don't have to devote your life to it. When he spoke next, Phoebe almost thought he sounded sad. I have to go with those who value power. All I have to do is stick with the wolf pack a while longer, and I'll have everything.
I'll keep living this life for as long as I have to, to become powerful in my own right. But even he couldn't hold to his vicious persona now, Old Friends With New Faces (Part 2) he sighed wearily. Phoebe," he confessed, averting his gaze with a rare flush. She smiled at him.
Back in Downtown, darkness had fallen on the dilapidated buildings and cracked concrete, and the roar of traffic pierced the humid summer night. The streetlamps provided a slight comfort to Jermaine Jones as he walked down the sidewalk past the abandoned planetarium, his ear buds once again in place.
The music player in his hand was emitting some smooth jazz, creating a mellow atmosphere as he sashayed onward with rhythm in his step. The music helped him take his mind off matters, reminding him of better times in Starlight City. Jermaine sighed, his eyes rolling up to the streetlamps.
Since he didn't think he'd be hanging out with Justin again after the theater fiasco, he figured he'd make plans with Andy for tomorrow.
His pet leech Tarah Reichardt was still a bit irritating, but he'd rather deal with her than the all-mighty heir to the Bishop Corporation. It was late, but he figured Andy was probably still up, so he flipped out his cell phone to make a quick call. A hand darted in front of his face, slapping over his mouth and almost causing him to choke on his own breath. The four thugs were dragging him to the nearby alley next to the theater, forcing him towards the same dumpster that hid the secret entrance.
With a heave, they threw him into the wall, causing the brick to crumble slightly against his back as he winced from the impact. He stared with animosity at his aggressors, a gang of four older teens who looked like they were in their last year of high school.
He recognize their tattoos as the marks of a local gang, a bunch of rich kids playing at thuggery. These were the sort of entitled guys he used to fight off with Andy, Justin, and Slick three years back, only he was alone this time. A thudding fist to the stomach stopped this plan of action, and the boy doubled over in pain, clutching his gut.
The rest of the gang plowed into him, throwing punches and kicks at the prone teenager. The punches were starting to get more intense, and Jermaine could feel the pain mounting in his muscles.
He was a capable fighter in his own right, but he had been distracted today, and the gang had momentum on their side. But suddenly, the blows stopped, and Jermaine groaned as he tried to prop himself up on his elbows. The four gang members were no longer paying attention to him, but instead were staring at the new arrivals, who were looking back with twin looks of shock on their face.
Justin Bishop's eyes were widened from their usual slitty stare, his arms flat at his sides. Chapter Four 5. Chapter Five 6. Chapter Six 7. Chapter Seven 8. Chapter Eight 9. Chapter Nine. Not to mention, we're getting a bit of ad revenue from the blog. Since you've made it so that I can't hold down a job as a doctor, this is my job. John didn't mind being unable to work as a doctor, really. Humans apparently had terrible immune systems; most of the patients who came to the clinic either had a cold Old Friends With New Faces (Part 2) the flu.
It was terribly boring, especially Old Friends With New Faces (Part 2) to his old life or to the time he spent with Sherlock. Sherlock Holmes was brilliant. He'd looked at John and told him everything about his life, even though every detail was wrong. John didn't blame him, though; he'd done the best he could with the limited knowledge of the universe most humans had at this point in time. The only thing John had corrected Sherlock on was Harry's gender; he'd left out the part about how her the scratches on the phone were due to Harry's constant hand tremor and not alcoholism, how Clara was only ever a cover story, and how John was estranged from Harry because it had been two hundred years since he'd seen her and they were practically strangers nowadays.
Anybody who could look at John and see that he was an ex-soldier and doctor with a limp that was all in his head was worth taking notice of. Being with Sherlock was thrilling. There were nemeses and madmen and chases through the city. It was like he'd never stopped adventuring. Between their cases, John had learned how to be a normal person in this time and place.
I love it so much! Mabel and Sarah Grace's personalities are hilarious! Jan 29, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Shelves: with-the-kids. This is the ninth book of the series and continues to be a pleasurable re-read for me. Reading these as an adult some years after my last read-through, it became clear that the author has a strong faith. The author was after some research a staunch Methodist.
Her theological beliefs don't always jive with my own scriptural beliefs, but I don't think that is a hindrance to enjoying these books. The things she does very well is show that Christian people do now always behave with Christ-like This is the ninth book of the series and continues to be a pleasurable re-read for me. The things she does very well is show that Christian people do now always behave with Christ-like actions.
This book deals with the birth of Mabel's and Sarah Jane's first children. It also deals with the realities of her life as a preacher's wife and a growing town. It is not as good as her earlier narrative books, the fifth and sixth in the series, but it is very sweet. Jul 29, Rivkah rated it liked it. I wasn't a massive fan of this book. I was a little disappointed by the author.
And the last. I think there might be more books then what I read. My Mom read these books to me and my siblings one year. They are the best! Shelves: juniorfiction. Richardson, Arleta PB. Jun 09, Ashley Baker rated it did not like it. I think this was written for a younger audience so maybe my rating was a little tough. I thought the presentation of the Gospel was not entirely Biblical so I can't give it a higher rating.
View 1 comment. May 18, C. Re-read for me, first time read aloud for my girls ages The oldest got more of the humor than the younger ones did, but all of them enjoyed it, especially as Mabel and Sarah Jane have Alma and Jessica.
The biggest complaint from my oldest was the abrupt way the book ends similar to her complaint about the ending of "At Home in North Branch". My complaint, which I used as an opportunity to discuss with the girls, was Mabel keeping secrets from her husband, Len. Four stars for those two Re-read for Old Friends With New Faces (Part 2), first time read aloud for my girls ages Four stars for those two reasons, but everything else the arrival of Colleen, Hudson's proposal to Elizabeth, the new school teacher's deft handling of the same poo Hudson, and more was delightfully portrayed.
I love all Arleta Richardson's books, and this one was no different. Mikayla rated it it was amazing Nov Old Friends With New Faces (Part 2), Karin rated it really liked it Sep 17, Val rated it really liked it Feb 10, Emily Miles rated it really liked it Jun 21, Sarah rated it liked it Aug 11,
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