Sicarius’s Blade- (previously Realize: Part One)

Summary: A story of discovery..... the faireis aren't the only ones with magic now, but they might have it for long....

Chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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Sicarius is Latin for assassin, killer, or something of lethal nature. So describes the next adventure of Artemis Fowl II.

Holly Short rubbed her bleary eyes and glared at the alarm clock beeping on her nightstand. She had only fallen asleep about three hours ago, due to a shortage of officers directing the heavy flow of surface-going fairies. So, she worked three shifts, only leaving around one a.m.  Holly suspected some of the officers were partying.

Oh yes. Heads would be rolling today.

The full moon had been closer than it had ever been in over four hundred years, making the magical pull that pulled all fairies to the surface even stronger than usual. Hence, the chaos, mobs, and a lot of traffic. Though all of this was enough to keep most people in for the day, it probably wouldn’t be taken as an excuse to miss work even by a few minutes. So she stumbled out of bed, tripping only once, and threw on her uniform, noting the mysterious bloody smudge on the ankle. She would examine that later when she was firing on all cylinders.

Fifteen minutes later she found herself pushing through the already forming mobs at the shuttle launch  area; fairies trying to board for an earlier flight for the next night. Almost every one of them had some sort of complaint, request, or vulgar comment to throw at a uniformed LEP officer. Never did they get any respect. It took her about another five minutes to push through the crowd.

Upon entering the Police Plaza, Lily Frond looked up at her from her desk. She had always annoyed Holly, with her way-to-perfect hair, and her high-above-you-attitude.  She never did any real police work, but was considered the poster LEP girl. So, so annoying.

“Captain Short, a holo-call came in for you just after you left work last night. From Argon clinic.” Lily said, handing her a holo-card. Holo-cards, or Holographic Imagery Cards, were small, black cards that projected holographic pictures of the caller an inch above itself. Holly blinked, surprise nudging its way through her fatigue-fogged head.

Argon Clinic?


Holly had not seen Artemis since they submitted him to Argon Clinic to be treated with what Argon said was “Stage Four” Atlantis Complex, which was the worst kind. They would not let her go see him, as apparently familiar fairy faces could incite mental unsteadiness and slow his progress. That was a year ago. Holly missed her human friend, with his witty remarks that could bring her from bright laughter to boiling blood in an instant. He affected her like no one else did. He was a great friend to have around when the world was, say, being blown apart by megalomaniacs. It was always good to have a genius on your side.

Holly accepted the holo-call as all these thoughts ran through her head. She briskly walked to the storage room, nodding slightly at younger cadets who snapped to attention. The storage room was rarely visited, since it only held old weapons no one wanted to get rid of, but really didn’t have a place for. She closed the heavy metal door behind her and leaned against a rickety, dusty aluminum shelf. Taking a deep breath, she pushed the on button and accepted the call.

“This is Dr. Argon of Argon Clinics, calling specifically for Captain Holly Short, an affiliate of the person of who we speak. Artemis James Fowl II has been released back to the surface, with all symptoms of the Atlantis Complex gone. He has tested and is proven to be Complex- free. His I-Q has not been reduced. I thought you might like to know. Quite an extraordinary patient; recovering so fast. I’ve never seen one faster. But, no rambling, I was also supposed to tell you that he has requested a meeting with you and Foaly of the most urgent matter at 9:00 pm tomorrow, there in the Police Plaza. Go to Foaly’s lab. He did some study he simply refused to tell me about while here. Thank you, good-bye.”

Holly sagged against the shelf, a sigh of relief escaping her lips. For a while she thought he wouldn’t recover. She knew Argon was one of the best, probably the best, but rarely did anyone recover from the Atlantis Complex. But Artemis did. Thank Frond, he did.  She would see her best friend soon. She paused.

Best Friend?

She smiled at that. She had never called him that, but she knew it was true. Who other than a best friend would stand by each other in all that they’d gone through? He was her best friend, she knew that. And she was proud to say it.

She strode out of the storage room confidently, now snapping the younger cadets to attention herself and assigning mundane tasks, feeling ready to tackle the day.

See you soon, Artemis Fowl… Best Friend…Whatever.

Holly scowled. When had she become so sappy?  

Chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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16 responses to “Sicarius’s Blade- (previously Realize: Part One).” Join in!

  1. Ha! i have figured out my technical difficulties… i sometimes edit this from my kindle ereader, but apparently all the spelling erros on this WHICH I JUST FIXED aren’t saved. So please know I did try. stupid technology…. 🙂 I have learned my lesson.

  2. Con critic me: No mistakes so far…….

    Real me: Hi, you can call me either Krissy, Krackle, or Queenie. And I love this idea! I’ll see you around in the forum.

  3. This is really good and I didn’t notice any mistakes. I think you should add A/H like you said. This is very good and UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Hai! Does anyone remember me? I haven’t been on since… when was it… July? I dunno. But hey, you can call me Trubs, Trubbie, and also I am called Tubby and Twinkles, but those are Amy’s and Fowlie’s nicknames. ^^

    Okay, so down to the fic.

    This is awesome! I’m wondering how long you’ve been writing… cuz I started writing about a year ago, and my writing is just about getting to this point now. Besides the great vocabulary part. You did an awesome job with that. :3

    On the A/H subject, I say maybe. I would definitely not make it the main focus of it. I’ve seen so many fics(including my own) be overwhelmed by adding ships. So if you do decide to add a ship,(since it is entirely up to you) I would just make a few tiny little cute romance scenes, and not make that the center of attention.

    I didn’t see any mistakes as far as spelling/grammar/spacing/etc.

    Great job, and keep up the good work! I’ll be watching for the next chapter. :3

  5. The next chapter! Great job, the whole thing where Artemis’s eyes were glowing kinda freaked me out, though. (I visualize everything as if it’s a movie when I read.) So yeah. It was freaky. And amazing.

    Alright, concrit… I have none. No mistakes. ^_^ Awesome!

  6. Why such the small update? Anyway, the part where Opal says “I come”, it needs a period.

    I’m getting used to this con crit stuff now.

  7. Sorry… didn’t have time to type much else, and i haven’t figured out how to save the new changes without “updating” it for everyone to see. Anyone know how?
    …..fixed the period…. 🙂

  8. Now I see. 🙂 And thanks for fixing that period.
    I think all you have to do is click “edit” on top of the story. Look and you’ll find out what I’m talking about, test it first, no typing until your sure.

    Special Abilities: Magical barriors? Ability to conjure up or change air into a weapon for combat? To read peoples’ minds? You could try those.

  9. Ah ha! thank ye…I will try that at another time.(I’mon a kindle right now… kinda hard to do from here…) ooo… i like the air idea…(thinking of a plot idea) yes, moi thinks that will do nicely..thank you! and HA!first time replying to a comment… didn’tknow how to do that.. he he..:)

  10. Okay… *guilty look*

    I haven’t exactly read it before today, and now I’m really kicking myself. This.

    It’s nicely written, and I’m liking the tone you used. It’s quite different from the Colfer that I like, but that’s not a bad thing. You describe things in a simple, straightforward way, and I find that I like that. It’s more… Hmm, K A Applegate, or Emily Rodda, than the James Patterson crime fic that I’ve been chasing after lately.

    Your sentences flow pretty smoothly, and are fairly natural. What surprised me(pleasantly, I might add) was how in character Artemis, Holly, and especially Foaly were. I’m not sure why, but lately, I had read(and sorta despaired) over incredibly OOC fics. Yours is a very pleasant change.

    The plot is extremely imaginative. You’ve taken advantage of the little thread that Colfer had left in The Lost Colony, when Artemis deduces that humans must have had magic at one point, which I admire.

    The only thing that bothered me(slightly) about this fic is your title.

    ‘Realize: part 1’, in my possibly inaccurate, slightly biased, but hopefully still valid opinion, should have a capital P and ‘1’ as ‘One'(note the capital O).

    Also, I’d just like to advice you to not go overboard with the powers- it seems Gary Tsu(male equivalent to Mary Sue, just on the off-chance that you don’t understand the fanfic lingo yet). It already looks as though he’s got everything now- genius intellect, magic, telekinesis, and now, WINGS? That’s the thing that put me off Maximum Ride(Note, there are spoilers here)- First, you have bird kids with wings, and increased strength and stamina. Then they start developing superpowers throughout the series. It’s like Angel, you know? She can fly, can read minds, control minds, breath underwater, shape shift… It’s too Mary Sue.

    Okay. Ending my ramble now. You’ll(hopefully) get to know me better as I leave more(sadly, rare) rants on your fics… or if you’re on the forums.

  11. the huntress (or tress) January 6th, 2012 at 12:24 am 11

    Thanks for the compliments! I was really trying hard to keep them in character- it annoys me when they’re not. And for the advice. I have yet to think of a better name…. (if anybody thinks of one, let me know.) I lack inspiration for that at the moment.but for now, i will fix the capitalization. 🙂 I don’t plan on adding anything else (powers, I mean). I don’t want him to be all-powerful, so I will be adding limitations in an update…whenever that is. ( and I DON’T understand all the lingo yet… tips are appreciated) ALL ADVICE WELCOME!!!!!! 🙂 thanks again!

    ….. 3 minutes later…..
    WAIT!!! angel can shape shift? man, i have really got to keep up with developing series… I haven’t read those in like…. ehhh… three years? must go find the new ones…..

    Ugh, I can’t quite recall that particular quality of Angel’s, but yeah, Angel gets WAY too many powers. I stopped reading Maximum Ride because it was too plotless and thriller’y. You know — all action or all gooshy teenage drama? Bleh. I hated it.

    Glancing at the above comment, though, this seems interesting enough, so I’ll give it a read later. To be honest, your title put me off. It might seem more appealing if you change it ^^ ~WE

  12. Whoop, I didn’t find any mistakes, but please update!

  13. I can’t believe i missed this! TOTALLY AWESOME! Why are you so much better than me??*sigh*Really appreciate this fic! i’m adding it 2 my favourites!

  14. the huntress (or tress) January 27th, 2013 at 3:15 pm 14

    Ehhh… You like this? This was moi first… I kinda thought I abandoned it…. It scares me…
    Seriously though… It’s bad. Do you want me to continue this story???

  15. I read this a long time ago, before I actially registered, but I found it again. I really love this plot! I like how you used the magic tidbit from The Lost Colony and you have good foreshadowing for this to be one of your first fics! I’m with Shaadia, please, please, FREAKING PLEEEASE keep this one going! You are pretty much my favorite writer and I like this VEWY MUCH!

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