Missiles & Magic

Obrázek uživatele Blanca

Missiles & Magic

...because 'Sword & Sorcery' just won't cut it anymore, and there is no kill like overkill.

Svět je plný magie pro ty, kteří ji chtějí vidět.
Naštěstí pro nás jejich počet není příliš vysoký.
Naší prací je znát magii ve všech jejích podobách a formách.
Vyhledáváme ji, chráníme ji, usměrňujeme ji a nedovolíme jí padnout do špatných rukou.
Jsme hlídací psi, kteří zajišťují, že ti, kdo se magii rozhodnou užívat, dodržují pravidla.

Vítejte v M.O.R.I.A. - Agentuře pro získávání magických předmětů a informací (Magical Objects Retrieval and Intelligence Agency).

Naši agenturu založil ve 14. století Karel IV. a na jeho počest má své hlavní sídlo stále v Praze.
Její síť však obepíná celý svět a svádí dohromady jednotlivce z nejrůznějších životních cest, lišící se v metodách práce, schopnostech i preferencích.
Naši agenti, krtkové a informátoři monitorují vytváření, používání a obchod s magickými artefakty a shromažďují informace o nich.
Hlídají magická pole a portály, i ty, kdo je ovládají a využívají.
Zajišťují, že magická stvoření zůstávají mimo dosah běžné populace.
Řeší situace, kterých se běžné složky výkonné moci nechtějí (nebo nemohou) ani dotknout.
Chrání magii před světem a svět před magií.

***

Maddie je agent-empat, toho času na samostatné infiltrační misi v Londýně, kde se má dostat k Sarmadovi - čaroději, jehož záměry jsou momentálně nejasné.

Risa je rekrut citlivý na magii. Jejím prvním úkolem je udržet během rutinní 'doručovací' mise mimo nebezpečí seniorního agenta a bývalého člena speciálních jednotek Thorna (který magii necítí). Problém nastane, když Thorne zjistí, co balíček, který doručují, vlastně obsahuje.

Obrázek uživatele Blanca

M&M - Thorne's Recruitment (drabble seriál)

Úvodní poznámka: 

Svět nazvaný Missiles & Magic jsme začaly psát v DMD 2017 spolu s Tess. Já jsem si v rámci naší úžasné urban fantasy ságy letos skočila "o deset let dříve". Pokud máte rádi angličtinu, magii, špiony a v tomto případě Střední Východ, dejte tomu šanci.

Drabble: 

Všechna drabbles spolu (ve dvou částech):

Část první

Část druhá

A pokud vám nevadí klikat, tak možná trochu přehlednější je to přímo tady na Sosáčích stránkách: Začátek dobrodružství

Závěrečná poznámka: 

Až na první týden se mi letos psalo dobře, tak doufám, že je to vidět na výsledku :)

Obrázek uživatele Tess

Missiles & Magic - Risa

Úvodní poznámka: 

Čerstvá agentka se otrkává na jedné ze svých prvních misí. A pak je hůř. Zkušený agent si poradí sám. A pak je taky hůř!

Drabble: 

Tak jsem si řekla, že teda když seriály, tak seriály.
Buďto si letošní várku můžete přečíst tady (následujte šipky) nebo na mém blogu.
Za každé káč, byť jediné na konci, budu ráda :)

Lehce špionážní, lehce magické, lehce anglicky :D

Z tohohle světa jsme s Blancou začaly psát vloni, prolínající se seriálový příběh. Dvě dějové linie, které se spojí a následně rozpojí.

Letos pokračujeme. Jenže zatímco já jsem psala v období cca 6 měsíců po skončení loňského dílu, Blanca skočila tak nějak 15 let před.
Pestrost musí být.

Protože mi do sta slov něco zbývá, odkazy na loňský seriál - Blanca, .

Obrázek uživatele Tess

Blankets and Chocolate and Fairytales

Úvodní poznámka: 

Nesoutěžní.
To to uteklo. Taky máte takový nepříjemný pocit definitivna, když vkládáte poslední drabble? Já vím, teď bude květen, měsíc čtení a komentování, ale to není tak úplně ono.
Jak s Ostrovy tak s Missiles & Magic se mi povedlo příběh uzavřít. Myslím. Oproti Ostrovům jsem tady přesně věděla, kam mířím a témata mi zajímavě pomáhala /házela klacky pod nohy /nutila do objížděk. Zajímavé to bylo. Tak tedy... poslední. Letos.

Drabble: 

Risa came to strapped in her seat. Then noise started.
She looked around. The team was here, complete. Her shoulder got a new white patch, the knife still in. She could feel it.
Good.
Or bad. She could feel it.
Tiger was sitting on her right, watching her carefully...
“I am fine,” she said.
“Of course ya are,” he said.
Her fingers were wet and slick. Blood was dripping down.
“You know my blood group, right?”
Tiger nodded.
The helicopter lifted off the ground, taking her away and leaving chaos that is evil behind.
“I’m fine.”
“Yer safe.”
She was.

Závěrečná poznámka: 

<<< Předchozí
Začátek

Pro zajímavost:
Začátek loňského seriálu (cca 6 měsíců před začátkem mého letošního):
Risa (psáno mnou) | Maddie (psáno Blancou)
Letošní Blančin seriál ze stejného světa, cca 13 let před

Obrázek uživatele Blanca

Ashes to Dust

Úvodní poznámka: 

Nahrazuje téma "Všechno nebo nic"

Drabble: 

The ground lurched under Thorne's feet.
There was no flame and nothing else that would indicate an explosion, yet it couldn't be anything else.
He picked himself up and ran towards the concrete building.
He needed to save them - the only clues left to his father.
The building was beginning to crumble from within.
If they were in the lab, there was no way they survived.
As he waded through the rabble, he found a little girl.
Alive. Unconscious.
He took her in his arms and left the cursed camp.
On the way to town he met Wolf.
New hope?

Závěrečná poznámka: 
Obrázek uživatele Blanca

Hail Mary

Drabble: 

For a moment Aminah basked in the rare appreciation.
But even through it – maybe because of it – she realized what needs to be done.
Not without hesitation.
This place was a home to her for too long.
Could she really believe it was wholly evil?
It didn't matter. There was little choice.
The Professor came to check on her creation – she knew he would.
They were alone.
She smiled at him and triggered a hidden mechanism.
As she did, she was tackled to the ground by Eyal, who materialized out of nowhere.
Then everything exploded in a bout of magic.

Obrázek uživatele Tess

A Simple Shortcut

Úvodní poznámka: 

Nesoutěžní.
Už druhé na toto téma.
Protože jinak se mi to nevejde!

Drabble: 

“Where’s the chopper?” Risa started gasping for air.
Damn shock.
“Over there,” Tiger showed her through a window.
“And you came in it?”
“We did. Don’t ya worry, we’ll get you there, somehow.”
“Yeah,” she said in a weak voice.
There was noone around now.
She held out her hand.
Tiger took it.
One focus point. The helicopter the other. Sharing connection...
She took a step... out of the portal opening right next to the helicopter, taking Tiger with her.
The last thing she saw before passing out was a tatooed fist slamming to the wall right next to her.

Obrázek uživatele Blanca

Could be worse

Drabble: 

Aminah nursed the girl back to consciousness.
There were black markings on her face.
Then Aminah came back to the artifacts.
There was a weak connection between them.
Under her hands the connection grew stronger.
The magic started shaping itself into the mirror of what she saw in the nine.
Her eyes were burning as she looked at it. When she closed them, there were ornaments burned on her retinas as a tattoo.
For a few moments, she could see all her creation could do.
"Well done, my dear," a voice spoke in her mind, breaking her focus. "Very well."

Obrázek uživatele Tess

Not Alone

Úvodní poznámka: 

Nesoutěžní

Drabble: 

The airpoirt was outside the watched perimeter. Risa could portal. But didn’t know where.
At least it was easy to get lost in there.
She made a beeline for restrooms. Tied her red scarf over the wound. Keep it tight so it doesn’t bleed.
The shock was setting in. She continued to walk, looking around frantically.
A tatooed hand waved at her from around the corner.
Tiger.
“You found me...”
“We have a chopper here. Let’s go.”
He started to walk towards the security checks.
“I can’t go through,” Risa protested. “I have a knife.”
“Where?”
“In me.”
Tiger cursed.

Obrázek uživatele Tess

Restrictions Meet Reality

Úvodní poznámka: 

Nesoutěžní.
Na toto téma druhé, ale pořebuju to uzavřít a téma se mi hodí :)

Drabble: 

“They won’t make it in time,” Lynx protested, as Thorne barked orders, dispatching the extraction team.
“Why doesn’t she have the standard equipment?” Thorne turned to him.
“For the same reason you didn’t have any. They would detect magic.”
“At least she can portal.”
“She can’t. Even a short distance in the perimeter would sound the alarm.”
“You forbade her to do so.”
“Yes.”
“And you didn’t give her the activator.”
“Right.”
“And you didn’t deploy the extraction team in time.”
“Exactly, but the mission is safe.”
“But the agent isn’t!”
“There is enough agents, Raven.”
Bad choice of words.

Obrázek uživatele Blanca

Damned if you do...

Drabble: 

"I'm taking you and Racoon back with me," Wolf said.
"No," Aminah replied.
She waited to work on project like Synergy ever since the Professor first brought her here.
Going to the Agency was not going 'back'. She had nothing to go back to.
Wolf gave her a week, before being extracted anyway.
She didn't tell him about Synergy.
She couldn't refuse to finish it even if she wanted.
Professor would just find someone else.
Over dead bodies.
She realized that when she found her little apprentice unconscious in the lab, obviously magic stricken after tampering with the three artifacts.

Obrázek uživatele Blanca

Playing the Field

Drabble: 

Things didn't go well in the lab. Aminah knew she won't be able to join all the magic into one source – not immediately. Dividing it into three parts seemed reasonable.
Now to make them connect…
“Kurwa.”
She threw up her hands and walked out.
Eyal paged her.
Tearoom in town
She expected many things, but personal visit from Wolf was not one of them.
“You could have called.”
“You sent a person you barely know… he's not from the Agency! ...on a mission he is not qualified for. Without authorization. Without means of communication!”
“He's resourceful. And deniable. He'll manage.”

Obrázek uživatele Tess

Not Following the Plot

Úvodní poznámka: 

Nesoutěžní.
WARNING: Violence
Prohozená témata, kdo čte na pokračování, následujte šipky.

Drabble: 

He kissed her passionately. She... kissed him back.
“How do you like it?”
“I don’t like pain,” she said in a leveled voice.
“Shhh,” he put his finger on her lips. “I’ll go get us something nice. Don’t worry, you WILL like it.”
He left.
A push dagger connecting her to the wall. She grabbed on the handle, leaning forward. Again and again. Finally she succeeded.
She slid out of the room, grabbing her purse and jacket on the way. The jacket goes over her shoulder, everything seems normal, out of the building and into a taxi.
“To the airport.”

Obrázek uživatele Tess

A Bad Move

Úvodní poznámka: 

Nesoutěžní.
WARNING: Violence
Opět prohozená témata, kdo čte na pokračování, následujte šipky.

Drabble: 

“Would you join me for a lunch?”
“Um...” Rebecca actually blushed, standing up. Her hand went through her hair... while her other hand behind her back disconnected the USB and slid it into the back pocket.
“That would be nice... but I already have plans. How about coffee after work instead?”
“Let me think... maybe...”
“So see you in the afternoon?” Rebecca turned to leave.
He slammed her to the wall, hard, punching her in her left shoulder.
No, not just punching. Pinning her to the wodden panneling with a knife he somehow materialised
“Maybe I don’t want to wait.”

Obrázek uživatele Tess

On the Other Side

Úvodní poznámka: 

Nesoutěží.
Ještě trochu napnelismus.

Drabble: 

Signal sounded and Thorne perked up. They were in.
He marched straight into Comm 3, the small room designated for this operation. Lynx was already there.
“We have visual,” he said as if the confirmation was needed.
“Get extraction team, right this minute. Get her out,” was the first thing Thorne said when he looked at the screen. Osprey sitting on the table, Psycho looming over her.
“She has it well under control.”
“No. This guy is dangerous. Don’t you see the signs? I worked with him...”
“Raven, I am in charge of this operation. No extraction necessary.”
“You wish.”

Obrázek uživatele Blanca

Grudging Alliance

Drabble: 

Two days after the message, Aminah hatched a plan.
“You're kidding! Sending me to Petra on some fool's errand, while mister No One here...” Thorne indicated newly arrived Racoon, “...tries to locate my father 'somehow'. And you'll do – what, exactly? - meanwhile?”
“That's need to know, mister Nobody,” Racoon's eyes glinted. “You don't.”
“I'm sick of 'alphabet soup types' pulling this shit every time. Keeping people in the dark only ever comes back to bite you.”
“Anything – anyone – can turn and bite you in the ass,” Aminah shrugged.
“You would know about that… but don't worry, Minnie. I keep my word.”

Obrázek uživatele Blanca

Back to back

Drabble: 

“I need this message sent, but I have to stay put now. I've been gone too long.”
She gave Thorne a device and quickly scribbled text.
“Magic comm?” he turned it in his fingers.
“Yes.”
“You are playing more than one side here.”
“And the sun rises in the East. Any more obvious statements we need to waste breath on?”
Your codename is Mouse. He didn't say that out loud.
She led him through to the back of the building.
It should be clear for another hour or so.
“I'll have your back, if you have mine. Don't fuck up."

Obrázek uživatele Tess

Hide It Well

Úvodní poznámka: 

Nesoutěžní

Drabble: 

She was making a difference. The time needed for the transfer was just minutes now.
She was in the control room, seemingly shuffling papers around. She needs to hurry. How long will Psycho stay pleasant?
Speaking of the devil...
The door opened.
“You changed your hair?” Rebecca was sometimes stupid.
“The blonde didn’t really suit me. This is better.”
There was something disturbing about Psycho’s smile.
“Oh,” Rebecca said, plopping up on the desk and looked at him thoughtfully. Sometimes she was really stupid.
Risa on the other hand was not. She sat right on the USB.
Only seconds remained.

Obrázek uživatele Blanca

Negotiations

Drabble: 

"Magic... it's true," Thorne breathed when the door of one of the buildings closed behind them.
"Surprised?" Aminah asked coldly. "Didn't your father have magic?"
"No."
"We don't take Americans without magic."
"He... had a thing. Family heirloom. Artifact..."
"...that we might be interested in. But why would he still be alive?"
"Maybe he isn't. Either way uncertainty is high price to pay."
"Your life is higher."
"Everybody dies. We don't leave our people to rot in enemy camps."
They looked at each other.
"Help me."
She couldn't. She was on thin ice already. Unless...
"There will be a price."

Obrázek uživatele Tess

No Need to Lie

Úvodní poznámka: 

Nesoutěžní

Drabble: 

Her reading magic? It wasn’t usable here.
Opening portals? She wasn’t allowed.
Far from empath, she could “feel” others if she tried hard. Only got the basic understanding.
Doesn’t matter.
It’s not that hard to make coffee.
She brought it to the blonde. Tax for being junior in the office.
He thanked her.
“How do you like it here?” he asked, lightly touching her arm.
She lifted her eyes and for the first time actually looked into his.
They were blue, cold and dead.
She found Psycho.
She gave him a little smile.
“I feel like finally making a difference.”

Obrázek uživatele Tess

Watch Your Step

Úvodní poznámka: 

Nesoutěžní

Drabble: 

Everything was nice and quiet throughout the week. No one tall, dark haired around. The Psycho guy problably left or got transfered.
You will know it’s him, said Raven.
She’ll be careful.
She started a new batch of coffee. Brought reports into the control room.
Five more minutes down, ten to go. Getting there.
The handsome blonde stopped her, for the fourth time today, just to chat. A nice guy, not too pushy or anything.
She wasn’t that stupid, sweet words wouldn’t let her forget what is important here.
But she could pretend she is.
She will bring him coffee.

Obrázek uživatele Blanca

Magic and Lies

Drabble: 

Suddenly the voices outside fell silent.
She looked out and cursed in Arabic... and some eastern European language.
"Picturesque speech," he muttered.
"Silence. Follow my lead," she snapped.
She pulled stone out of her pocket, drew a worm of a word on it; handed it to him and pushed him deeper into the cave.
Invisible force lifted him off his feet, trapping him.
Guard came in a second later.
"Aminah, what is this?"
"Late night test, Basir. Sorry, Hamid, seems the amulet needs work," she deactivated the field, grabbed the stone back and held it up, unapologetically.
"Yes. Needs work."

Obrázek uživatele Blanca

At the Edge

Drabble: 

They looked at each other across barrels of their guns.
"Now what?" she asked.
Outside the guards still argued.
"We both drop them. And talk," he offered.
"You start."
He looked into her cold eyes and then shrugged.
"I am looking for my father."
"He's not here."
"He must be somewhere. Couldn't just... vanish into thin air."
"It happens, in this land. Who do you think will find you, if I shoot you?"
She had a point.
"If you wanted to kill me, you would have done it already. Or turned me over to your buddies."
He had one too.

Obrázek uživatele Blanca

Night Encounters

Úvodní poznámka: 

Nahrazuji téma: "Odteď jsem optimista"

Drabble: 

If there was anything positive in her situation, Aminah couldn't see it.
She walked out into the cold night - somewhere with no prying ears to make a call.
Suddenly there was commotion at the perimeter.
She headed over.
Three guards were arguing over a dead sheep.
A shadow crept almost unnoticed to the mouth of one of the caves.
Aminah followed it, pulling out her P228.
"Stop. Turn. Slowly."
The man complied.
"You!" they breathed in unison in two languages.
Then Aminah noticed his gun, pointed at her.
"Your day going as well as mine?" he asked.
"Better and better."

Obrázek uživatele Tess

The New Girl

Úvodní poznámka: 

Nesoutěžní.

Drabble: 

Risa put on Rebecca.
Rebecca went to the office every morning. She made coffee and worked on the reports.
Couple times a day she slipped into the control room, bringing in sorted reports. And more. She didn’t expect to finish uploading of twenty five minutes in one go.
So far, she got about ten.
Everything was going slow... but smooth.
She didn’t see the guy Raven called Psycho. Good. It seems he isn’t here now.
Nice and quiet...
A tall blonde blue eyed man entered while she was running a copier.
She gave him a shy smile.
Nice and quiet.

Obrázek uživatele Blanca

From the Desk of the Commanding Officer

Drabble: 

We regret to inform you, your son was killed in the line of duty.
If you can call an unsanctioned op in neutral territory that.
He has served well and made his country proud.
He was a decent officer, but he went off his rocker, chasing ghosts.
He will forever be remembered by those who had the honor of serving with him.
Just like his father no one in the military looked for.
He will posthumously receive medal of valor.
He didn't deserve it while alive.

"They will never know the whole story. Is that what you want?" she asked.

Obrázek uživatele Blanca

Trained for Stealth

Drabble: 

Thorne was finally within a shot of the enemy camp.
In Syria. Which meant he couldn't take a real shot.
Or, if he did, he better not get caught.
For now he was surveying.
The camp was by a mountain range.
A mix of caves, tents and concrete buildings.
His training said climb down the slopes, behind the backs of the guards.
His training did not include sheep.
Their bleeting would have been dangerous enough, but then a surprised ram jumped away from him and fell down, straight at the feet of one of the guards.
The guard looked up...

Obrázek uživatele Tess

In the Office Jungle

Úvodní poznámka: 

Nesoutěžní.
Opět prohození témat a doporučení pro čtoucí na pokračování, by četli po šipkách.

Drabble: 

Risa was briefed on her upcoming mission already. There were just some details to take care of. She went into Ram’s office for that.
Mountains of paperwork defeated the meaning of a paperless office. That’s normal.
“And now you need to get the form from over there...”
The stack of papers was weighted down by a small statue. Of a ram.
“You can get it yourself...”
Risa reached up.
“... but carefully!”
She pulled on the paper. The paperweight moved a bit.. and then toppled down, almost surfing on the immense amount of paper that went down with it.
“Osprey!”
“Sorry.”

Obrázek uživatele Tess

A Full Agent

Úvodní poznámka: 

Nesoutěžní.
Opět prohození témat a doporučení pro čtoucí na pokračování, by četli po šipkách.

Drabble: 

It will be a short term thing. She only needs to gain access to the control room and finish setting up the cameras and the live videofeed. Nothing too complicated. If she treads carefully.
She’ll pose as a seasoned transfer from another branch. The identity is already set.
This mission is far from “nothing to worry about”, but also far from “I swear I will die there”. She can manage. She has all the training she needs. Lynx told her.
And Raven will keep an eye on her, as soon as the cameras go live.
Everything will be just fine.

Obrázek uživatele Blanca

Hold Your Friends Close

Drabble: 

She went to the Professor ostensibly to discuss her next trip to Petra.
"I am bringing Eyal in," he responded, surprisingly. "I don't want you distracted from the Synergy project - with him here, you don't have to travel there."
She cursed.
The three father figures in her life didn't have much in common, but the one trait she shared with all of them was stubbornness.
She suspected that what ultimately drove her biological dad to disown her, was cunning - something the two others had in plenty, but he lacked.
She's going to need both to get out of this pickle.

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