Post by Aileen on Jun 24, 2020 21:38:01 GMT -5
Demons are not something I like. A demon killed my first husband Laszlo. And now a demon is here, and Arun wants to make deal with it to fight the evil hags.
Arun banishes evil fire horsey, and the smoke clears. I throw up until I feel a little better, getting the foul smoke out of my lungs as I cough and gag.
“Really? On my robes?!” Arun snaps. His look turns to pity.
“Sorry, Black Eyed Priest!”
He pats me on the back, and then turns attention to the demon. The demon wants gold, but apparently Arun’s 100 gold is not enough.
“One fifty!” I call out.
“I accept, but need the gold in hand and nobody may attack me. I will not stop attacking until then.”
“Well, come here! I can’t go through the fire wall!”
The demon merely laughs in my head. I sigh, and run through the flames. It hurts a great deal, but I get through to the other side. Just as I go in my bag to get the gold, the demon goes off to talk to the hag that offers him 200 gold.
“You son of b****!” I scream. “I am good for the gold, why you do this?!”
Arun tried reasoning with the demon, but I guess the hag’s offer is too good. So I try again.
“I will give you two hundred fifty. And my first born.”
No answer. I do get a death glare from husband Miklos, though. Laszlo did not give me kids, who is to say Miklos will anyway? That’s why I adopt everyone! I start shooting through firewall, and soon am notified that demon is dead. So we take out last hag lady, and then we catch our breath. This was a scary fight, but we all made it. I stay and help search room while others wander off to next room, until Miklos comes to get me and I join them. I’m laying on sleeping slab resting when Farooq comes running in yelling for help, and then runs off.
I spring to my feet, grab the stone from this room, and dash out toward the tree room. Miklos passes me, but I eventually catch up only to be slammed by a branch and grabbed when I get in. I’m very injured, but Mac looks dead and Faarooq looks bad- but I’m stuck and can’t get to tree! I look up and see Arun in the other doorway, hesitating. He is young, but he should know how this tree works.
“Arun, come in! We need more targets!” I shout, hating that I have to force him into danger. “If I get hit I will die, and all of us will! I need to get to tree!”
He steps in, grimacing, and gets grabbed. Miklos turns to me, bleeding and exhausted.
“My love- can you reach?” I ask, holding out the stone as I escape the tree’s grasp.
He reaches out, and takes it! Time seems to slow down as he reaches out to the trunk, just as the branches begin to crush the life out of Mac and Farooq. The tree stops moving!
We are all released. I throw myself into husband’s arms, and kiss him until he pushes me off for air.
“Thank you, Miklos! Thank you for listening to me!”
We gather everyone up and rest in other room. The mushroom man stays in the makeshift stable, planting his roots. The next day, we activate the portal, and step through into a cavern. I hear the sound of water, and heading up through the cavern we come to a seaside cliff. Looking out past the beach, and a steaming sea, we see town half mile away. Smoke is rising as buildings burn, and a huge ship is moored there.
“That’s Cyprus Point!” Says Arun, growing pale. “We’re in Northern Ravounel. Near Nidal.”
🦕 Nadja 🏹