SHORT FICTION

Friday, 20 July 2012

SPELLED-PART 8

Tai chopped up carrots grinning the whole time.
Brandy sat huddled in the corner on the kitchen counter in the corner with ears bent down, clearly not amused.
Brandy made an odd noise making Tai stop chopping.
Tai frowned at her with an underlying grin.
"What, you don't like carrots?"
Another noise came out of Brandy.
"Oh, come on, I could have put you in a cage" he said.
Brandy nervously pushed herself into the corner more.
Tai chuckled, "Oh, don't worry, I won't put you in a cage love. Besides I don't even have one."
Tai could do spells of his own. When he had grabbed her, in an instant he spelled her so she couldn't change. She was trapped.
Tai figured it would give him leverage and maybe he could find out what she was up to and why him?
"You better eat your carrots." He placed the plate in front of Brandy who sniffed them.
"Don't worry, they are not poisoned. I have too much information to get out of you first."
Tai popped open a bottle of red wine and poured himself a glass. Her bunny eyes were fixated on him.
"Bunnies don't drink wine so eat your carrots."
Tai made himself comfortable on a chair in the kitchen. His eyes were never off of her.
In an instant Brandy leaped off the counter sending carrots all over the place. She headed for the doorway only to to run into an invisible wall.
Tai leaned back in his chair and sighed.
"Sorry love, the whole house is warded. You can only leave as I let you."
She flopped on the floor.
"Oh come on, it's not that bad." Tai took another slow sip of his wine.
Brandy was not going to take this so she hopped over to his desk where he had all kinds of wires. She started to nibble.
"Hey, what are you doing? Stop that." Brandy didn't listen.
"Fine, you want to play games, we'll talk now." In a split second he scooped her up and took her to the study. When the double doors were firmly shut behind them, he put her down.
"Now, I will let you change."
Before him on the floor he watched Brandy change into a woman. Her full hips gave way to long lean legs. Her torso stretched out to reveal smooth silky skin. Brandy"s brown hair fell loosely over her shoulders.
Brandy was on all fours-naked.
When she looked up at him, his mouth was partly open and his eyes were smouldering cinders  making her skin prickle.
She suddenly became aware of her nakedness.Instantly with magic her body was covered with a dress. She started to get up.
"You don't have to change positions, I kind of like that one."
She hissed at him and Tai laughed.
Brandy marched up to him. Her arms were stiff by her side with her hands clenched tightly.
Standing in front of Tai was like standing in front of a brick wall. But she would have to find a way to get through to him because she now knew that his skull was as thick as the brick wall he appeared to be.
" I know you know think I am a vampire hunter and I at one time was."
His eyebrow rose up at her. "And now you're going to tell me you've had a change of heart?"
She bit her lip and started to wring her hands. "You don't understand, this matter is more than just about vampires being hunted. This is much bigger."
Tai crossed his arms in front of his chest. "I'm listening, make it good."
"I gave you a key, remember?"
"That was you, then. Yeah, I remember. "What was with the key?"
"That key unlocks another world."
Tai's arms tightened around his chest. "What world?"
"The underworld of demons" she said.
"Demons, are you serious? There's demons everywhere, I'm even considered one."
Brandy rolled her eyes at him. "These demons are the most powerful ones of their kind. That key holds them back."
"So, how did you get the key and why did you give it to me?"
Brandy looked away and she felt a slight heat on her cheeks. She didn't want to admit a little secret to him. Tai looked at her and shook his head in frustration.
"They were after me and I had to hide it. It has to be destroyed".
"Okay, answer one of those questions, how did you get the key?"
"I stole it from him".
"Who's him"?
"Drake."
Tai knew who that was and suddenly he felt sick. Drake was an underworld lord who wanted power and would destroy everything to get it. He tried to rule before but his demons were locked behind a world by powerful witches but he got away. Somehow Drake stole the key and Brandy stole it from him.
What the hell kind of war was he dragged into now?

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