CALAMITY Chapter 18 - Ends and Beginnings

„Yes.“ Hua Cheng answered the phone with a seething voice, trying to convey all the contempt he could muster. He could guess that this...

CALAMITY Chapter 17 - Promise

The three medics gasped in surprise. Hua Cheng himself was stunned into full alertness. He spun his head back to face forward, wondering...

CALAMITY Chapter 16 - The Fallen Ones

Suddenly, a bubble seemed to burst with an audible pop. As soon as Hua Cheng broke the circle and pulled the eyes of the people...

CALAMITY Chapter 15 - Abyss

Finally, after two excruciating hours of doing nothing except worrying and ignoring the lecture, the chime that rang in lunchtime sounded...

CALAMITY Chapter 14 - Dawning

It was Monday morning. On a day on which Xie Lian would normally have to force himself to get out of bed, drag himself to the kitchen and...

CALAMITY Chapter 13 - Bond

As Xie Lian walked up the steps to his apartment, his cheeks carried a blush as he pondered the surreality of the last two days. Since...

CALAMITY Chapter 12 - Paradise

The door to the basement fell shut with a metallic clang. Xie Lian looked around the space he had just entered: What he saw pleasantly...

CALAMITY Chapter 10 - Redemption

„Hua Cheng, get up.“ Hua Cheng: „ . . . “ „If you don’t get up right now I’m feeding Yin Yu to my piranhas.“ Hua Cheng: „. . . .“ „If you...

CALAMITY Chapter 9 - Shadow

The room was dark. Only a soft, blue shine emanated from behind the closed curtains. Xie Lian could make out the quiet beeps and humming...

CALAMITY Chapter 8 - Notoriety

And so, Xie Lian’s birthday and CALAMITY’s debut live performance ended in the most shocking and tragic way possible. Ambulance lights...

CALAMITY Chapter 7 - Dolorosa

The second half of the concert started, with everything appearing a little colder, a little closer, a little more tangible. For the first...

CALAMITY Chapter 6 - No Control

Flashes of red and black, waves of heat and cold, hair rising with electricity, skin burning with fever. Droplets of sweat, a flurry of...

CALAMITY Chapter 5 - Ascension

„Shi Qingxuan, how does this outfit look? Does it look good?? Or does it look too conservative, plain, boring, and completely outdated?...

CALAMITY Chapter 4 - Blood Sacrifice

Shi Qingxuan and Xie Lian sat at the living room table, with only a single overhead spotlight illuminating the space around them. Neither...

CALAMITY Chapter 3 - Idiot

TW// Slight Transphobia „Three days of extracurricular volunteer work, the both of you!! And Xie Lian, you copy the university protocol...

CALAMITY Chapter 1 - Release

Xie Lian is controlled by his parents. He is never asked for his opinion, nor has he ever been able to make a decision for himself. He‘s...

CALAMITY Chapter 2 - Treasure Hunt

Feeling unusually nervous, Xie Lian swallowed hard as he stood in front of the run-down record store, the only one in town that still...