Threads of Fate - The Golden Thread
In a world where Fate takes the form of a massive weave of threads connecting everyone and everything, Noal Kai races to find an answer to why his mere existence throws all of destiny into chaos.
Fate, its power binds us all. From a delicate butterfly to a raging storm, the pull of Fate's threads touch every aspect of life. Few acknowledge it and even fewer comprehend it, but one thing is for certain. Nobody can escape it.
No one understands this like Noal Kai. His fate has laid waste to cities, decimated armies, and made him the target of fear, loathing, and hatred the world over. For him there are only two choices.
Lay down and become a puppet, or stand up and fight against Fate itself...
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She’d practically dared Fate with that outburst of hers, and even before the words left her tongue she already knew the higher powers would make good on it. Sure enough, Noal suddenly doubled-over in intense pain. Ella pulled back her partner’s cloak to reveal the brace covering his left arm and underneath it the Providence Eye tattoo. Sure enough, the jagged eye was wide open and excited, staring directly at her.
That could only mean one thing. The Power was waking up.
Beside her, a carton of bottles rattled, then further down the road a pool of fountain water rippled. There wasn’t much time. She closed her eyes and focused her mind as she reached into her waist pouch and pulled out her seeker deck. Her heart was hammering, but she forcibly slowed it down with deep, calming breaths. One-one-thousand, two-one-thousand, three-one-thousand.
Ella opened her eyes and scattered the cards. They fluttered to the ground all except for one, which hung suspended, bouncing up and down as if on a string. She reached out and touched it with her finger and a hundred glowing threads flared out in every direction, wrapping themselves around people, places, and things. She searched frantically for that one thread that was frayed, the one thread that now vibrated out of synch with the rest. A hundred threads, a few precious seconds.
Ella reached out and grabbed the card between two fingers.
The Death card.
Her eyes raced. There - one in particular swung violently now. It stretched down the street beyond a group of playing children, past a saloon and hotel, and ended at a horse drawn carriage. The horse bucked violently, its master completely unaware of what was happening. Seconds later the Fate thread snapped, as did the horse from its carriage, tossing the rider into a water trough. It galloped up the street, completely out of control, straight toward the group of playing children. Fate threads all around tangled in chaos. Ella ran as fast as she could, but she would never reach them in time. That meant there was only one alternative; she had to stop that horse.
She was going to have to change Fate...