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You Only Live Forever 3Itoh was the first one to awaken that next morning. When he rose from bed, he swept the room with his eyes, and lo and behold, Doctor Date was missing!
"Where is that doctor?" asked Itoh to himself, inadvertently disturbing Momorin in the process.
"Why does that matter?" returned a groggy, cranky Momorin.
"I thought we were supposed to stick together," replied Itoh, stretching to get out of bed. His yawn awoke Booster, whom he had to step over to get up.
As each member of the expedition awoke and geared up to find their medic, Date had found a temple on the surface. Or, at least, what appeared to resemble one. He marched up the steps, and walked past the Greek columns on either side of a broad entrance.
And a giant chair awaited him there. Date couldn't help but think that it was actually a throne for the king of the island.
"If there's a king left," added Date under his breath as he approached.
And on closer inspection, a headpiece adorned the seat of the throne. It was a crown, at le
You Only Live Forever 2The chopper pilot pulled in close to the side, as close as the spinning rotors would allow him to get. He then turned his helmeted visage to Bond and said, "This is as close as I can manage. You'll have to jump."
"Oh, that's perfectly alright with me," replied James confidently, flashing back to his meeting with Q, the Quartermaster of MI-6.
"Bond," R had said, "I hope you bring these back in at the very least a semblance of one piece. Over here we have the pride of your current gear. I would like to introduce you to..." he paused, indicating a jetpack, on display atop a wooden pedestal, "the Q-Jet. It's light so it won't get in your way during your operation, and it even features some improvements over its predecessor."
"Such as?" asked Bond eagerly, though not showing it.
R, through long practice, detected the faint eagerness in 007's voice, but chose to ignore it for the time being. "I took the liberty of adding a regenerating fuel supply. Now, when you land, the unit will start pul
You Only Live Forever 1It was night over Fukuoka, Japan. All was normal on the island itself. City lights glowed, traffic flowed, and it was peaceful overall across the scape of the land.
At least that's how James Bond perceived it at this very moment. Flying above in his helicopter, as part of his current mission, he could not help but to wonder what made Japan so remarkable. And yet so sour underneath, as evidenced by his earlier briefing.
"007, your next mission is a relatively simple one," said M in the briefing room that morning. Her voice was stern as usual, but strangely, the sternness wasn't directed right in Bond's face. "We believe that a terrorist has discovered a key to world domination."
"Alright, what is this 'key to world domination' you speak of?" replied Bond.
"It's a power called the 'Demon Crown.' It is said to possess extreme magical power to make anything do its master's bidding."
"Hmm. All the missions I've gone through, and magic? That's a first."
"That's because this is the first time
Volpi.You will find that the story you tell
is very rarely your own. In Lucca,
even the smallest pebbles
breathe in the warm sunlight.
Knotted stones and cobbled roads
beat out a paper-dry heartbeat heat
my city breathes in and out,
inhales sparrow air.
It's writing a story.
You are the pen.
You will find that in Lucca
the daisy chains forge fire
in side streets and back alleys.
Teenagers intertwine. Tell me,
odd flower, are you still closed?
Here we are colored wax;
the heat of the city melts us.
We run into each other, rhapsody
of pigments. Operas are our specialties.
Open up; feel the reds.
If not, try and see them. There is a place
of deep knife marks, a street
long as midnight
you may learn something there.
Valentina's voice glimmers like red wine.
You may enjoy intoxications. Still,
know alcohol has no story
and will swallow your own.
Find the sign with the wolf on it.
You'll know the place. Epiphanies ring true as church-bells.
Lucca still guides the wanderers
to well sp
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