After TWO LONG YEARS of waiting, here it finally is!:
Tupple and Toft - IntroThe halls of Chudmore Manor are long and wide, well-lit and uncluttered. The rooms are spacious (except the water closet, which is a claustrophobic as the name suggests), and the ceilings are high.Tupple and Toft - Intro by Artoveli
Most importantly though, the cupboards are locked.
When I say ‘cupboard,’ I mean it in the broadest sense of the word. By the loosest of definitions, ‘cupboard’ here refers to all pantries, cabinates, hope-chests, baby-grands, secretary desks, potato barrels, and of course cupboards, in the house.
The reason for this is - basically - Vikings. Other things too of course, like dinosaurs, robots, wandering royalty, strangler vines, nasty odors, the color wellow, Babylonians, luchadors, and rats. Mostly though, it’s Vikings.
However, it should be stated that just locking the cupboards is often not enough to keep things in their places. Today for example, something had got through the piano in the study, and it was now causing the residents of Chudmore Manor a
Chapter One: Taking Flight
November 25th, 2008 Tokyo, Japan
"Come on, move it!" a girl of about fifteen said to her eleven-year-old companion. "We have to get out of here before the guard shows up!"
"Y-yes, onee-sama!" the younger girl said.
Stealthily, the two girls scaled the high stone wall blocking their home from the rest of the world and jumped down the elder having gone first so she could catch the younger.
Both girls had long black hair and dark eyes, indicating them as sisters. Each girl carried a backpack filled with supplies, though the older girl had a distinctly bigger and heavier one. But it didn't deter the older from doing whatever it was she had to do in making sure the younger girl was protected.
Once outside, the older girl grabbed her sister's hand and began leading her out of the strange neighborhood with the giant castle thing.
It had been the bane of their existences, and now they were leaving it behind. Not like their parents would c