Grazing the Sky

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
Aspiring musician Lance awakes one night to hear a voice. Someone warning him of danger to come. Someone telling him to start running, now.

Lance has no choice but to shrug off the event as something of his own imagination, but upon falling unconscious, he is kidnapped and injected with deadly cells from a race kept hidden from humans, a race kept secret.

Zidane is a crossbreed of Razalek and Spiro, a breathing hybrid that shouldn't exist. There's too much hatred between the races; there's too much bad blood in his veins. But he needs to save Lance's life.
He has too much death on his hands already.

However, Lance isn't so easy to trust him. So, with a question, he's teleported into Zidane's mind and introduced to a world of magic, racism, and everlasting love. Memory by memory plays, giving Lance answers to his question. Giving him every reason to trust.
He has no choice, after all.

[THIS NOVEL CONTAINS HEAVY CURSING AND VIOLENCE]

Table of Contents

Dreams & Reality, Part I

Submitted: October 27, 2019


Book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INjhvDTgPt8
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Dreams & Reality, Part II

Submitted: October 28, 2019

  "Trust me, I know, When you look at me You see nobody at all. For the first time I can say that I'm Prou... Read Chapter

Dreams & Reality, Part III

Submitted: October 29, 2019

    ____________ Over the past week, he'd drowned himself in music. He had booked more gigs than usual for them... Read Chapter

Dreams & Reality, Part IV

Submitted: October 30, 2019

Lance returned to his seat, giving a sigh of relief. He waited, and when Cal didn't move, Lance turned to see his fri... Read Chapter

Faces

Submitted: October 31, 2019

Lance opened his eyes. White. He focused, seeing the details in the ceiling. Where had he been last? Where was he now? ... Read Chapter

Savior

Submitted: November 02, 2019


In which our hero, Zidane, is introduced.
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Edge of Insanity, Part I

Submitted: November 03, 2019

The flames dissipated, and Zidane no longer found himself standing on the concrete surface of the plaza. The energy of this place a... Read Chapter

Edge of Insanity, Part II

Submitted: November 03, 2019


Pronunciation guide:


Razalek: Raz-a-leck


Spiro: Spee-row (not Spyro, the purple dragon!! LOL)
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Erased, Part I

Submitted: November 03, 2019


A/N: Because music is such a huge inspiration for "Grazing", I'll start to put in songs that fit with each chapter. For the sake of irony, this chapter's song is "Ain't It Fun" by Paramore :-)
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Erased, Part II

Submitted: November 07, 2019

Cal glanced to him again. "Can I help you with something or are you just gonna keep standing there?" Lance tried to speak, tried t... Read Chapter

Answers, Part I

Submitted: November 07, 2019

  Lance spun around, taking in the view of the cabin's main room. Everything was exactly as he remembered it, forcing a massive ... Read Chapter

Answers, Part II

Submitted: November 07, 2019

"I'm not sure," Zidane said, his voice hushed. He looked away again, his eyes remaining the same deep blue as before. "I have some ideas ... Read Chapter

Answers, Part III

Submitted: November 09, 2019

Zidane nodded. "I'm pretty sure I mentioned it before. It deals with emotions; the more positive the feeling, the brighter the eyes get."... Read Chapter

Answers, Part IV

Submitted: November 10, 2019

  Lance nodded, thinking again. "Said something about him lasting for four minutes." He tried to push back the tightness in his ... Read Chapter

The Beginning, Part I

Submitted: November 11, 2019


Chapter song: https://youtu.be/fIdg-m1zxaU
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The Beginning, Part II

Submitted: November 12, 2019

Zidane nodded, and Lance felt the tension in his gut lift away. "Yeah," he said. "We just need to find it." "And it starts with the b... Read Chapter

The Beginning, Part III

Submitted: November 13, 2019

Zidane smiled. "I heard that. Thanks for the sarcasm." You're welcome. But this one was much quieter; something the crossbreed didn't... Read Chapter

The Beginning, Part IV

Submitted: November 14, 2019

A fear was pressing against his chest, somewhere deep inside. He was nearly tempted to back out, but the thought only became half of an i... Read Chapter

Gold, Part I

Submitted: November 15, 2019

Color pulsed out from under Zidane's feet, spreading across the white, and curving upward as if a dome was being painted. The green grass... Read Chapter

Gold, Part II

Submitted: November 16, 2019

  Lance shook his head. "No," he replied. "I'm good." "Let's keep going then," Zidane said, turning around and holding his m... Read Chapter

Gold, Part III

Submitted: November 17, 2019

He looked the other way, noticing the shops for the first time. They were simple blankets, each holding a display of unique objects. Smal... Read Chapter

Gold, Part IV

Submitted: November 18, 2019

"Well hello there!" he called, and there was something in his words that made Kyrene laugh, the sound suppressed by tightening her lips t... Read Chapter

Shattered, Part I

Submitted: November 19, 2019

Lance looked away from the chime, stare going to his left, where a door was opening. It moved down instead of to the side, rotating into ... Read Chapter

Shattered, Part II

Submitted: November 20, 2019

Zidane nodded, the motion easy as if he had seen the question coming. "That's a good question. It's a little complicated; after the war e... Read Chapter

Shattered, Part III

Submitted: November 21, 2019

Zidane froze. His hands stayed in the river, sleeves floating high enough to reveal his hands. Lance could sense his thoughts; he could s... Read Chapter

Shattered, Part IV

Submitted: November 22, 2019


https://youtu.be/YHJfvjgbMME
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Bright Shadow, Part I

Submitted: November 23, 2019


One of my favorite chapters to write! Enjoy <3
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Bright Shadow, Part II

Submitted: November 24, 2019

  Lance found himself back in his own body, watching Zidane rise to his feet. Despite the shaking of his legs and the frail hand... Read Chapter

Bright Shadow, Part III

Submitted: November 25, 2019


https://youtu.be/NxVbZb44u0s
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Within, Part I

Submitted: November 26, 2019

"There's something I don't get." Zidane looked up from unwrapping a packaged cupcake, waiting for Lance to continue. With his attenti... Read Chapter

Within, Part II

Submitted: November 27, 2019


WARNING: THIS CHAPTER CONTAINS CHILD ABUSE AND VIOLENCE.
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Open Arms, Part I

Submitted: November 28, 2019


Early update because of the holiday. Happy turkey day, if you celebrate it :>
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Open Arms, Part II

Submitted: November 29, 2019

Hitching the duffel bag across his chest, Zidane slid one foot back, watching the man carefully. But the man's slow movements stopped in ... Read Chapter

Some Kind of Comfort, Part I

Submitted: November 30, 2019

A moment after Zidane had turned and disappeared behind the nearest building's corner, Lance sensed the man fade out of the memory as wel... Read Chapter

Some Kind of Comfort, Part II

Submitted: December 01, 2019

It was a question Lance was disgusted to think, but what repulsed him more was the fact that he couldn't bring himself to imagine what Zi... Read Chapter

Some Kind of Comfort, Part III

Submitted: December 02, 2019

His stomach dropped as Arzo stepped forward. Zidane immediately slowed to a stop. He was still a good distance away—far enough where th... Read Chapter

Her, Part I

Submitted: December 03, 2019

From his position against the wall, Lance looked around the small room in front of him. The coloring was strange; he didn't expect the wa... Read Chapter

Her, Part II

Submitted: December 04, 2019

____________________   For all the times Lance had seen the orphanage's outside, he never expected it to have s... Read Chapter

Her, Part III

Submitted: December 04, 2019

  The electricity registered for Zooka at the exact same time. Her hand stayed holding the doll for an extra moment and then she... Read Chapter

Trust, Part I

Submitted: December 04, 2019

  "I've been looking for a way To bring you back to life And if I could find a way,  I would bring y... Read Chapter

Trust, Part II

Submitted: December 04, 2019

"Come work for me." The shorter Razalek turned towards her, eyes wide. "Miz Ezyta—" The woman held her hand out to him in silen... Read Chapter

Trust, Part III

Submitted: December 04, 2019

"Why?" Zidane seemed a little surprised. "Because I need to go," he said without thinking. "Why?" she asked again, a little more ... Read Chapter

Without, Part I

Submitted: December 04, 2019

The smaller Razalek moved his hands, bringing them near his torso. He took a deep breath, inhaling the air of the ballroom-like room. ... Read Chapter

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