K Roman

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8/9/2022 11:32pm

Most Psyhigh students are from out of town. Sometimes really far out of town. But I live in town and grew up in town. Got kicked out of every school in town, which is why I ended up at Psyhigh. On account of my "curious nature."

I live with my mom and she works nights, so I've always had a lot of time to myself. Most of it spent riding my bike around town, so I know every block and all the alleys and secret paths in between.

Some of those paths are what they call "wyrd," in that they can get you where you're going in a fraction of the time. Or tyme. Or you can get so knotted and lost it takes a whole night just to find your way back. Back before mom gets home.

These smugglers knew the wyrd paths. Sprite Zero just moved here, so she didn't know about them.

"Don't you have wyrd paths back where you come from?"

"I don't remember any paths at all," Sprite Zero says.

This particular wyrd path the smugglers took was pretty bendy, but I kept Sprite Zero from getting lost or sick.

The path led to the abandoned Pepsi bottling plant in the old part of town by the railroad tracks. The smugglers were set up inside it -- the lights were on, and they were making a racket.

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8/2/2022 10:39pm

The smugglers came in tonight for more Black Goat. The Handymart was still out of Black Goat because they bought them all the last time they were here and the distributor hadn't come back yet. So they argued for awhile about what to buy instead and they bought a dozen Mountain Dews.

This time I followed them out of the Handymart. Sprite Zero called out to old Handy in the back that she was taking a break and came with me.

The smugglers are easy to follow because of their black robes. And even though they look around suspiciously all the time, those hoods must really hinder their vision.

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7/31/2022 10:00pm

Continuing the stakeout at the Handymart. The so-called "wizards" have not visited for a few days. The clerk says they are in their secret lair under the mountain, performing bizarre rituals with the pets they've kidnapped from the neighborhood. I know that's hogwash, and more likely they're just off on a smuggling run.

In the meantime, the clerk is nice and lets me read all the comics on the rack without buying any. Her name tag says Sprite Zero she/her.

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7/18/2022 1:24pm

I saw the smugglers at the Handymart. They were buying up all the Black Goat energy drink.

They were wearing their robes but I could tell they were the smugglers and not wizards, because why would wizards buy energy drinks? Even if it was Black Goat?

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7/7/2022 11:45pm

There are smugglers on Warlock Mountain. I know. I have seen them.

They aren't "wizards." This I will prove.

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