I am posting from my current WIP, Tiamat's Nest. In previous posts last month, I introduced Charles and his computer simulation. Here, a second strand of the story is unwinding. Three online gamers, Tin Man, Pink Marie, and Moonshadow, have had their immersive avatars captured by the mysterious Samurai.
Tin Man faced not the half-expected, unimaginable nightmares, but the expressionless mask of a Samurai warrior.
"What?" In speaking, Tin Man found that his avatar was once more under his control. He looked around, recognizing the cavernous, rain-spattered glass vaults.
The Samurai seemed unfazed by the inane utterance. "Seems I need to set better fences," he muttered.