September 11th, 2012 |
Start | Chapter Seventeen Part Three | Index | Chapter Eighteen Part Two
The two people who answered Liam’s appeal for help were a father and daughter team who looked human, to David’s eyes, perhaps a little too human. There was something artfully studied about their mundanity. He wouldn’t have looked twice at them in the street. Even right there face to face with them he was finding it hard to retain the details of their appearance beyond an impression of mousy hair, hazel eyes and bland features. He had a definite feeling that he might not even remember them tomorrow, except Liam apparently did.
“Oh, I’m pretty sure you will,” the young woman extended her hand to him. “I’m Brenna, you can call me Bren if you want.” As she spoke it seemed that she grew several inches and her arms and legs became unnaturally thinner and longer, her hair darkened slightly while her eyes deepened to a rich brown and her features sharpened and developed an angular cast which while not conventionally pretty was striking. So this was the real face she’d been hiding beneath the veil of mundanity. Read the rest of this entry »
September 4th, 2012 |
Start | Chapter Seventeen Part Two | Index | Chapter Eighteen Part One
Anna awoke from a fitful doze to find a young woman with dark blonde hair kneeling beside her. She was wearing a brown linen dress which seemed more like an extra long wrap around skirt that had been pinned above each shoulder with amber brooches. Anna glanced over and saw that Caroline and Ragnar were both fast asleep, then realised that she could see the pattern on the bedspead dimly through the woman’s hand. She blinked once and pulled herself into a sitting position.
“Who are you?” she whispered. “And you’re a ghost aren’t you?”
The woman jumped and stared at her. “You can see me?” she asked. Anna nodded and the ghost woman frowned. “But I am not materialised, you shouldn’t be able to. So why… oh! Did you see anything strange during your fever?” Read the rest of this entry »
August 28th, 2012 |
Start | Chapter Seventeen Part One | Index | Chapter Seventeen Part Three
Liam certainly seemed cool with being woken in the middle of the night. He turned up on Tanya’s doorstep less than an hour after she called, a slim, dark haired young man in black jeans and a white shirt. There seemed to be nothing rag tag about him at all.
He grinned at Tanya as she led him into the sitting room. “This is quite a convocation and I don’t think most of these people are in the Order. Would you like to introduce us and explain what’s going on.”
“Remember you promised not to freak?” she asked.
“When have I ever freaked, Tanya? I am not Rhiane,” He said blandly as he settled into a seat. “But if you’re trying to make me curious then you’ve succeeded. I am really curious now. What on earth is going on?” Read the rest of this entry »
August 21st, 2012 |
Start | Chapter Sixteen Part Four | Index | Chapter Seventeen Part Two
“Eh! Was that supposed to happen?” David asked as he opened his eyes. “I could hear her thoughts.”
“Well it’s a little unusual,” Meredith said. “But you’re a telepath as well…” She frowned over at Tanya, Daniel and Sarah who were all trying not to laugh. “What?” she said.
“I am sorry!” Tanya waved a hand in apology. “It’s not really funny.” She paused and pulled a face. “Oh, who am I kidding – it’s hilarious in a bitterly tragic kind of way.” Read the rest of this entry »
August 14th, 2012 |
Start | Chapter Sixteen Part Three | Index | Chapter Seventeen Part One
“Because, my dear little Anna, humans will inevitably uncover our existence, and sooner rather than later.” Ragnar was standing in the doorway and she wondered how long he’d been listening. ” Think about it, dear girl. With all the surveillance and scanning, how long until humanity spots the immortals among you? How long before simply moving no longer conceals us? How long before the science which has given us this reprieve by making people think us mere myths uncovers the fact that we’re not? And once it does what do you think they’ll do about it? I’ll tell you what, they’ll panic and turn into a mob with the high-tech equivalent of torches and pitchforks. The only thing to do is keep our existence secret for as long as we can and prepare for the coming war. Humans out number us, but we are powerful. We can win.” Read the rest of this entry »
August 7th, 2012 |
Start | Chapter Sixteen Part Two | Index | Chapter Sixteen Part Four
Anna was squirmy. The word felt strange in Ragnar’s mind but it was the one that fit the way she was wriggling around, trying to kick and hit him while he held her and waited for George to drag a second bed into the cell. What would she and Caroline make of each other? They were very different people.
“It’s done, master.” George was breathing hard from the effort when he emerged from the room.
“Good boy!” he said and carried Anna into the cell, slammed her down on the bed and began chaining her to the wall. “Welcome to your new home, Anna. If you learn to behave yourself I’ll undo some of the chains.” Read the rest of this entry »
July 31st, 2012 |
Start | Chapter Sixteen Part One | Index | Chapter Sixteen Part Three
“Indeed, let’s focus on what’s important and urgent,” Daniel said. “I don’t suppose either of you got a lock on him when you chased him away from Dave?”
“Sadly no,” Sarah said. “He leapt the canal, climbed an apartment block like bloody spiderman and then turned into mist before we could get close enough.”
“Yeah, that’s what I thought you’d say,” Daniel sighed. “Pity, that would have made life easier.” Read the rest of this entry »
July 25th, 2012 |
Start | Chapter Fifteen Part Three | Index | Chapter Sixteen Part Two
A/N: Sorry this is late. I’m on holiday.
Tanya’s cousin Daniel turned out to be a pleasantly spoken young man with the same mid-brown hair as his cousin. To Leisa his eyes looked blue but she knew enough about werewolves to know that was some sort of mental illusion which even affected vampires. When he arrived Meredith was already there and was listening to Tanya’s explanation of the situation when he arrived. She looked up at him and gave a smile.
“Ah ha! So you’re Daniel?” Meredith stood and held out her hand. “So nice to finally meet you.”
“And you’re Meredith,” Daniel said equally mildly. “Sarah talks about you a lot.” He did not even hesitate before shaking her hand. “I wish more werewolf hunters were like you.” Read the rest of this entry »
July 17th, 2012 |
Start | Chapter Fifteen Part Two | Index | Chapter Sixteen Part One
“Damn!” David swore. “We are so screwed!”
The vampire leered at them through the window and then nonchalantly reached for the door handle, then screamed and leapt back as the holy water Tanya had beaded it with burned his hand.
“George!” he yelled and the guy from the motorcycle came running up. “Get the door and grab the girl.” Read the rest of this entry »
July 3rd, 2012 |
Start | Chapter Fourteen Part Three | Index | Chapter Fifteen Part Two
In the end it was just before sunset that Anna was well enough to go home. As promised Tanya had given them each two easily opened flasks full of holy water and a couple of crucifixes and when he looked he could see where she had placed a rosary on the mirror and had beaded the door handles with holy water.
“I was tempted to attach a crucifix to the back and front bumpers as well,” she said. “In case we had to ram him. But that would be weird enough to attract attention and we want to avoid that at all costs.”
“Yeah,” David agreed though he had to admit that he would have been happier if she had done. His stomach was churning in a most disturbing way. He mentioned this and Tanya gave him a worried look. Read the rest of this entry »