is thy bidding Lord Ramos?” asked Veedor bowing
you are to take two of your most trusted dark warriors
to find me a virgin mistress” Said Lord Ramos pointing
two fingers at him.
years have passed now and still I have not bred any sons
from that winch of a Princess who now disgust me. You
are to leave tonight when the moon is full. Am I making
Veedor” Lord Ramos paused turning back around…
“Remember, a virgin. I will not settle for anything
else and do not fail me or you know what will happen to
you don’t you?”
now step away from me.” Lord Ramos scowled turning his
back to Veedor.
backed away from Lord Ramos bowing and watching him as
he returned to his throne waving his hand behind him.
Standing on the edge of a perch Veedor stretched out his
large black wings then leaped and glided down towards
the lower level of the lair. After retracting his
wing he went inside of The Gathering place in search of
two warriors he has in mind. The Gathering place is
where most of the other dark warriors hang out eating,
drinking and mingle. He saw Kara and Torak huddled
at a table in one of the far corners and walked over to
you both are here together” said Veedor pulling up a
You look like you have seen death.” Said Kara
much worse, I was summoned by Lord Ramos and he has
tasked me with a great demand.”
Lord Ramos” said Torak quickly putting down his stein
wiping the corner of his mouth.
Lord Ramos. He wants us to find and return with a new
hell that’s nothing.” Smarted off Torak
then try this one on, he wants a virgin.” Said Veedor
raising an arched eyebrow. Torak froze. The look
on his face was like stone as he starred at Kara.
virgin, are you freakin’ kidding me? Why doesn’t he
just ask us to bring him every sack of walking meat on
earth while we’re at it?” Kara said rolling her eyes
up then locking on Veedor.
a freaking virgin, and we three are the chosen ones for
the job.” Veedor said taking a drink from Torak’s
well thank you for dragging us into this.” Mused Torak.
turned around and walked away, no longer in the mood for
food or drink. The thought of finding an innocent virgin
was weighing heavily on his mind. Lord Ramos was
well known for his violent temper when he was
displeased. Veedor did not wish to be on the
receiving end of that wrath. He wasn’t sure how
much he could count on Torak and Kara. They much
preferred feeding and screwing their way through as many
humans as possible over doing Lord Ramos bidding.
mind was working furiously trying to decide which part
of the human world held the most promise. A
virgin…damn this was a new one. What did Ramos want
him to do, raid a convent? As veedor was leaving the
Gathering place, he met his best friend Sanon on his way
in. The timing could not have been better.
what are you up to my old friend?”
much Veedor, just need a little nourishment before
tonight’s prowling begins. You don’t look so
well my friend. What’s going on?”
tells him of the Lord’s directive. As Sanon
hears his friend’s story his expression changes from
one of “you gotta be shitting me”, to a look of pure
wariness. He knew what was coming next.
I need your help. You are much more grounded than
Torak and Kara and I need a vampire who can be counted
on to be by my side in this quest.”
I don’t know what I can do to help. My head will
be on the chopping block right along with yours if we
fail. But, you are my friend so if Lord Ramous
want’s a virgin, we’ll find him one”.
you Sanon…I am in your debt.”
2 - We’ve found the perfect one!
that Veedor had Sanon’s help they put their heads
together as to where to obtain Ramos’ virgin. If
they did not ensure her virginity there would be hell to
pay for both. They also knew that the virgin had
to be at least 21 years old. Male vampires were
not allowed to mate with a female who had not reached
full maturity for if they did, they would turn into
stone instantly without warning forever. Veedor
looks over at Sanon as they lounge over a pint of fresh
other than a convent I can’t imagine where we’ll
find a virgin. Women don’t save themselves for
marriage as they did in our youth 200 years ago.
they don’t my friend, but I have an idea.”
There’s an orphanage in Velenzi where all of the wards
are kept inside the grounds until their 21 st birthday.
The male and female humans are not allowed to visit
among themselves unless they are chaperoned.
Perhaps that would be our best chance of finding a
virgin. We can dematerialized over to the
orphanage tonight and snoop around.”
I knew there was a reason I asked for you help with this
quest. You have a very quick mind.”
that, the two of them dematerialized and reappeared
inside the female quarters at the Velenzi orphanage.
Of course, vampires cannot be seen unless they wish to.
This gave them the best opportunity to observe the human
females at their leisure and learn what they needed to
did not take them long to hone in on a conversation
between three females. Virginia, Sylvia and Rachel
were talking amongst themselves. Since they were
all about to become of age and leave the home, they were
discussing what would become of them.
looked at Sylvia and
asked …”what are your plans”? Will you go to
school or get a job or maybe just try to find a husband.
the first thing I want to do is find a place to live.
Then I’d like to find a nice, intelligent, sweet man
who might like to have a quiet, loving wife.”
chimed in…”Yeah Sylvia…I’d like that too, except
he has to have a good job and be able to take care of me
got a point there Rachel”, responded Sylvia.
couldn’t believe what she was hearing.
come on girls, what is your problem? All of that
sounds nice, but frankly I just want to get laid!
I’m tired of being a virgin. I want to know what
it’s like to have hot sex and be ravished.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d like to get married too, but
I want to find a hot lover and enjoy myself for a while
have lots of dreams, fantasies, and ideas.” she said
brushing her hair and admiring her tall slender well
toned body in the mirror. “Yep, I want to have hot
sex.” she giggled.
girls continued their conversation, but Sanon and Veeda
looked at each other and bared their fangs. They
made their virgin selection and figured out that this
would be easier than they had anticipated.
that’s the one we need.” Said Veedor pointing at
. “Ramos would not be happy with a wimpy little woman
and this one’s got some fire in her. She’ll
screw the hell out of him on their first night together
for sure. Plus she’s a virgin.”
right Veedor, we’ll wait for them to fall asleep and
take her with us when we go. The others will never
hear us leave.”
came and the moon was full. The sky is streaked
with plenty of cloud cover. Veedor and Sanon looked at
each and began scaling the wall to her bedroom window.
luck.” signaled Veedor approaching her window.
“It’s open, pass me the sleeping potion.” He
whispered to Sanon. Veedor scaled the wall up to the
ceiling and reached for a coil of string in his pouch.
He slowly let out the string until it was dangling over
’s lips. Veedor started letting small amounts of the
potion run down the string. She started licking the
honey sweet potion from her lips.
too much Veedor.” Whispered Sanon watching from the
window waiting for the potion to take effect.
We’ll a wait a couple of minutes before we take
her.” Said Veedor putting the string and bottle of
potion back into his pouch. Sanon pushed the window open
wide, stepped inside and rolled out the carrier they
fashioned on the floor near her bed.
was now in a deep sleep as Veedor nudge her to make
her legs Sanon and I’ll lift her under her arms. Be
careful, Ramos will not want to see any marks or
laid her into the carrier and carefully wrapped and
bound her soft body with leather straps and moved her to
okay now, the moon is covered by the clouds.”
Whispered Veedor as they leaped from the window
spreading their massive wings sailing and disappearing
into the clouds. A couple of hours later they
arrived at Sanon’s lair.
will keep an eye on her my friend and nurse her with the
potion until I’ve here from you.” Sanon said shaking
you again my friend. I couldn’t have done this without
your help. I’ll return soon after I find out
what Kara and Torak have come up with.”
went to The Gathering hole to meet up with Kara and
Torak. It was nearly day light. ‘I hope they
found a decent virgin’ he thought to himself ordering
another drink. ‘Where the fuck are they,
shit!’ he continued to think to himself in
frustration. Just as he was about to get up to leave he
saw Torak entering and heading his way.
found one Veedor” Torak said reaching for Veedor’s
so fast Torak” Veedor said grabbing his reaching hand
“Where is the virgin?”
is with Kara. She is keeping an eye on her until I
didn’t fuck her did you? I know your appetite for
sweet untainted meat.”
I look like I lost my mind? I want to live at least
another hundred years if not longer.”
better not be lying. Ramos will turn you into dust on
the spot, but that’s not before he tortures you limb
by limb.” Veedor released his wrist and took the stein
from his hand. “Get your own.” He said taking a long
about you, did you find one or trusted that we would not
is your problem with Ramos, I trust no one, and yes I
have a virgin as well.”
we have nothing to worry about, we have two virgins.”
Smiled Torak feeling a rush of relief come over him.
meet you tonight at Lord Ramos presentation feast. Be
forewarned here and now, do not screw the virgin or I
will watch you be tortured to death.” Veedor said
throwing back the last of his drink then grabbing Torak
by the collar. “Remember, virgin or you die”.
3 – The Presentation of
knocked at Sanon’s door.
it is I Veedor.” Sanon check through a small
crack in his door to make sure it was Veedor before
letting him in.
come in, come in. Have some fresh meat and bread with
they find a virgin?”
so Torak says. I don’t trust him for a minute. I
warned him what will happen to him if he fucks her.”
I know it, Ramos will not be pleased to say the least.
Shit, he’d kill him on the spot if not torture him
first in front of everyone.”
exactly what I told him would happen. How is the
is still sleeping like a baby. Ramos will be very
pleased with our find I’m sure.”
have no doubt. You rest my friend I’ll take over the
you. It has been a good day. It reminds me of old
my friend, old times.”
began decorating Ramos’s lair for tonight’s feast
and presentation. The sound of music and smell of fruit
and meats filled the air. The night was clear and the
moon full as Ramos’s three sorceress sisters had
predicted. They also warned Ramos that there is a plan
to deceive him but they couldn’t tell who or when from
their readings. Lord Ramos began pacing back and forth
in his private chamber waiting for his most trusted
commander Maximus to arrive. He heard a knock at
his door. ‘Finally’ he thought to himself
opening the door quickly.
my lord” said Maximus bowing before Ramos
want you to keep an eye on Torak and Kara tonight. I
have been informed that they have found a virgin for me,
however I’m aware of Torak’s appetite for fresh
virgins and don’t trust him. He should know better,
but I want to make sure he doesn’t escape if it comes
to be that he has deceived me by having his way with
what is mine. Am I making myself clear commander?”
my lord, very clear.”
understand that Veedor has found a virgin as well. This
is good news. Instead of one mistress, I will have
two. This pleases me.”
Lord Ramos, he indeed has a virgin. He speaks
highly of her. She is tall and most beautiful.”
have seen her?”
my Lord, but Veedor speaks of her beauty as radiant and
above all. He is certain that you will be most
good. I knew Veedor would come through. Make
sure to double his payment.”
me know. I must go and consult with the three
4 – “We have good news...”
Ramos left his chamber and went below to meet with three
sorceress sisters. He wanted to know as much about
the future of his mistress as possible.
Ramos, we have been waiting for you. Please come
in. Come, come we have more news.
is it? You three sound concerned.”
sit here and gaze into the crystal.”
Ramos did as they asked. The crystal globe began to
fill with a white whispery haze, then a female face
is she? She is beautiful?” asked Lord Ramos
leaning in close to the crystal squinting his eyes.
is Virginia my lord. The one you must choose of the
must I choose when I can have both of them?”
she will bare a son of her first birthing.”
is excellent news!”
my lord, we thought you would think so.”
is a hesitation in your tone. What else do you see?
three sisters looked at each other then back at Ramos.
we see that there is a complication at the birthing. We
see Torak and Kara talking with the maidens before going
in to deliver the child.”
are they saying? Tell me! I demand to know!”
yelled Lord Ramos pounding his fist on the table. The
sisters are startled by his reaction and break out of
is all that we can see my lord. We will inform you
when we know more.” They said holding up their hands
fearing the wrath of Ramos.
are to inform me immediately the moment you know
anything more. Am I making myself clear!” he
yelled pointing two fingers at them with a scowled look
in his eyes.
Lord Ramos, perfectly. We will check daily.” They
said in unison.
to no one of this, especially to Torak and Kara. If
I learned that you have spoken to any one I will
personally turn you three into dust.”
5 – “Do you have something to tell us?”
headed back to his chamber to check the final
preparations for his presentation. His bed chamber
looked majestic with candles lit throughout, the
fireplace is glowing hot with huge logs dancing with
fire. Guest started arriving in droves. Everyone
in the lair was required to attend. Torak and Kara
brought their virgin to the sorceresses’ chambers
first as instructed by Lord Ramos to ensure that she is
* * *
her down over there.” Said one the three sisters
pointing at a bed in a far corner of the room.
and Kara did as they said then went over to the
fireplace and began whispering to each other as the
sorceresses went about their business.
asked Kara looking at the worried gaze on Torak’s
when you went out to get her gown?”
shit. Don’t tell me you fucked her.”
my ass. Are you out of your fucking mind!”
your voice down damn it. They might not be able to
tell if I did.”
might not be able to tell? They are sorceress’s
you fucking idiot. Did you truly think that Lord
Ramos was going to take our word for it that she is a
here you two and sit.” Said the sisters walking over
to a large table in the center of the room. “Is
there something you want to tell us?” asked the first
sister looking at Torak then at Kara.
both looked at each other then back at the sisters. Kara
do you ask? Isn’t everything okay?”
did you find this girl?” said one of the sisters
looking directly at Torak.
the private boarding school on the north side. They
only have girls there, no males. We are certain
that she is a virgin.” Said Torak with wide eyes
speaking as confidently as he could.
lucky for you she is a virgin.” Said the first sister
looking intently into her crystal ball then back up at
them. “However, there is a small detail that we
will leave out when we report our findings to Lord
Ramos.” She said holding up one finger.
asked Torak shifting his gaze to Kara as a small smile
began to form on his lips.
in due time Torak, all in due time. For now,
let’s just say there will come a time when we will
call upon you two and may need a favor.” Said the
first sister looking into the crystal ball hovering her
hands over it. “and you must not refuse us.”
understand.” Said Kara looking intently at Torak.
“We understand perfectly right Torak?”
we understand.” He said staring back at Kara then back
to the sisters.
well then, this concludes our business. You may
leave now. And remember, you owe us a favor.”
6 – “We have brought her to be certified.”
went back to meet Sanon. He knocks at the door.
it is I, Veedor”
in my friend. She is still asleep. Are the
sorceress’s ready for her?”
just saw Torak and Kara leaving their chamber a short
while ago on my way there. They said to bring her within
good. She is most beautiful even in her sleep.” Said
Sanon looking in on her.
indeed she is. Lord Ramos will be most pleased with
her. I’m sure she will be pleasured beyond her
wildest imagination and fantasies.”
maidens brought her gown. Here, look at it. It
is some of their best work yet.”
they have out done themselves. Lord Ramos will not
be able to keep his eyes off of her. Come, let’s
take her to the sorceress’s chambers.”
* * *
gently put her back in the carrier and fly over to the
Sanon, please come in. It’s good to see both of
you. Put her over there.” Said the first sister
pointed at large bed across the room.
sisters gathered around her, looking her over from head
she is most beautiful. More beautiful than we have
seen in our crystal.”
she is. Is that Torak and Kara’s virgin over there?”
but she does not compare to
. We have advised Lord Ramos to take
and he agrees with us.”
will be promoted to Warlord for sure and you Sanon, you
will be my lead general.” Said Veedor looking into the
fireplace then back to the sisters.
we have seen your future.” Said the first sister
walking over to the fireplace tossing in a hand full of
purple dust into the fire. “But, there is something
you must know Veedor before you go up stairs.”
have you seen?” he asked anxiously looking at Sanon,
then at the sisters.
sit. This concerns you to Sanon.”
gathered around the crystal ball. The candles
slowly went dim. The room is near dark when the
crystal began to glow. Veedor and Sanon could see
two hazy figures in the crystal talking.
are they?” asked Sanon leaning in close trying to
sharpen his view.
is Commander Maximus.” Said the first sister pointing
to the first figure on the left. “He is talking with
Warlord Dragas now leader of the Black Raven clan.”
is he talking with our enemy?” scowled Veedor pushing
out his fangs and clinching his fist.
is his brother.” Said the second sister cutting her
eyes at Veedor.
brother! How could this be? I know nothing of this. Does
Lord Ramos know?” asked Veedor with a concerned look
washing over his face.
Lord Ramos has raised him as his own from birth. Their
mother, Empress Fedora was forced to choose between the
two of them which will live and which will be put to
death when the Black Raven clan raided her country. It
was a terrible position they put her in, but we
intercepted the guards in the woods, before they could
kill Maximus and brought him to Lord Ramos. We
turned the guards into trees so that their bodies would
never be found. Lord Ramos agreed to raise him as
his own, but made us promise to insure that one day he
will have his own son.”
this is why you advised him to take
why are you telling us this?”
and Dragas have found out that they are brothers.”
but how, from who?”
dieing mother Fedora. She became very ill two
months ago, sick with the fever and something else. She
secretly summoned us to be with her. We tried everything
to save her but none of our magic worked. She had a
powerful spell cast upon her by that terrible Warlock
I have had dealings with him.” Said Sanon sneering at
the sound of his name . “Fifty years ago I had a
run in with him during a battle on the west side of
Pathia. Filthy demon that one is.”
Sanon he is. You will meet him again in the near
future.” Said the third sister pouring him a pint of
blood, pushing it towards his hand. “But this
time you will defeat him but at a great cost.”
great cost? Will I die in doing so? Hell, I’d gladly
die to take him down.” Said Sanon drinking half of his
you will not die, but it will come at a great price. But
we don’t know of what at this time.”
him. I’ll take his head off and spit down his
throat no matter the cost!” said Sanon in a hearty
wonder what they are up to. I should warn Lord
Ramos of this.” Said Veedor looking intently at the
sisters then back into the crystal.
You cannot breathe a word of this to Lord Ramos or
anyone. What we speak of at this table is strictly
between us.” Demanded the first sister.
Ramos will know that we all have talked and put us to
death. The truth of everything will come to rise
soon enough. It doesn’t need our help.”
what of me?” asked Veedor reaching for his drink. “What
does my future hold?”
the first sister could speak they heard a heavy knock at
the door. The second sister looked into the crystal
Lord Ramos! Quickly, leave through the back door in the
other room. We will speak again soon. Now go.”
7 – “Is she certified?”
Ramos, back so soon?” said the first sister opening
the door slowly, intentionally blocking his entrance
ensuring that Veedor and Sanon had plenty of time to
I have been informed that Veedor has brought his virgin
she is here.”
she certified? Tell
me, I must know if she is certified!” he said moving
her out of the way walking towards the bed.
indeed my lord she is.”
are smiling, is there more good news?” he said
through the sheer curtains.
she is very fertile and will without doubt bare a male
child from her first birthing.”
excellent! You three are worth your weight in gold and
you have kept your promise to me remember?”
my lord, we remember.”
you have not spoken of Maximus to anyone. Not even he
knows after all these years. I will reward your silence
by allowing you to open a Shoppe in the lair, but you
must live here. Am I making myself clear?”
my lord and as usual you are most generous.”’
Then I will let you finish your preparations. She is
indeed most beautiful. I can’t wait to have her.”
said Lord Ramos stroking the sheer curtain looking at
one last time before leaving.
8 – “We must work quickly.”
three sorceresses went to a shelf next to the fireplace
and began selecting various bottles of potions, then
took them to the center table.
must work quickly. We
only have an hour to mix the potion and give it to
them.” whispered the first sister as they quickly
began mixing the various powders and liquids together.
you have the hair?” ask the first sister as she
sprinkled a small amount of pink and yellow powder into
the small black kettle.
here it is.” said the second sister reaching into a
satchel she pulled from her belt.
now for the final step. Shelia, go get the bottle of
essence from the lockbox in our secret hiding place.”
away. I’ll be right back.” said Shelia hurrying over
to a large block wall.
She counted three blocks to the left of the
center stone, then two up and three down then said two
magic words. “Saturius, Velordum”.
stone moved in then to the side revealing a small black
retrieved it then removed a small purple jewel bottle
and took it over to the table.
it is.” said Shelia carefully handing the jeweled
encrusted bottle to her sister.
will teach Malphas not to screw with us.”
three of them began to chant over the small black kettle
as they held the bottle of essence over it and began
slowly pouring the blue liquid into it until the
last drop dripped from its edge.
Fedora, you will live again and
will bare a child. But not just any child, a son that
will become the true ruler and the avenger of your
death. This we swear.” They chanted over and over
stood back as a plum of smoke began to seep up from the
kettle and take the shape of a woman’s face.
It is Fedora.
She is smiling as she began to speak to them.
sisters, it is good to see you again.” she said
looking at each of them, and then continued. “I see
you have brought my daughter Virginia?”
Fedora by way of Veedor.
He didn’t suspect that we had a hand in his
is as beautiful as you are.”
is indeed.” said Fedora looking at
. “She has blossomed into a beautiful Empress.”
she has and she will bare a son, but not from that swine
Lord Ramos.” said the first sister in a firm tone.
she will and the potion will make Ramos only think he is
the father.” said Fedora smiling then continued.”
will never forgive him for not rescuing me from Warlord Amaduscius
made me choose between my sons.
Although I escaped and gave birth to
, I had to put her in the Velenzi
safe keeping until it was time.
It was worth the sacrifice I made.” said Fedora
in a disgusted tone looking at her sisters.
it was worth the sacrifice Fedora.
But now you will live again in the body of the
other girl and have all of your powers restored.
We will convince Lord Ramos to let you stay with
us. He will not deny us this request.
We have him in the palm of our hands now that he
believes he will bare a son.” said the first sister.
whispery face slowly went back into the kettle.
The sisters stirred the mixture three times then
poured it into a golden goblet and took it over to the
two girls lying side by side and gave half of the
portion to each of them.
9 – “Awaken now...”
sorceress’s stood back and waited for the potion to
take hold. The
eyes of Torak’s virgin began to open and look around.
She sat up slowly and looked at the three
sorceresses and smiled.
back Fedora.” said the first sister as tears began to
form in her eyes. “You
are alive and back with us.”
I am my dear sweet sisters, yes I am.
I feel young and alive again. This body is
perfect for me.”
is awakening.” said the second sisters pointing at her
began to slowly open her eyes and look around.
She could tell she was no longer at the orphanage
but felt as if she was at home.
Fedora and her sisters stood around the bed.
am I?” asked
looking from side to side.
not be afraid. You
are safe with us.”
who are you?”
are Lord Ramos sorceresses.
You were brought to us from far away.”
am I here, what is this place?”
are in Venstansia and going to be presented to Lord
name sounds familiar yet not.”
time you will begin to remember many things.” said the
second sister Sylvia handing her a cup of simmering tea
laced with a different potion they made earlier.
“Here, drink this, it’s tea.
It will warm you up.”
you. I feel
as if I’ve been asleep for days.” she said taking a
couple of sips.
a few hours, the tea will perk you up.” said Sylvia
looking at the others then back at
you look familiar as if I know you.” said
looking and pointing at Fedora.
is at a loss for words as she looks at
listening to her speak.
She can’t believe this day has finally come.
She wants to tell her so badly that she is her
mother but knows she will not understand now.
She sits beside her on the bed and holds her
am Alexia. Perhaps
in your dreams you may have seen me.
I have waited so long to see you.” she said
do you all speak as if you know me?”
knew your mother. That’s
how we found you at the orphanage.
We thought it would be best that you live there
mother, is she alive?”
and her sisters all looked at each other.
They knew this question would be asked.
Fedora nodded to the first sister Natasha.
believe her to be. You
see that crystal over there?
It is allows us to see in the past and the
you awaken we saw her coming for you in the future.”
said Natasha looking intently at
is? When, when can I see her? When will I get to meet
with small tears forming in her eyes.
one day soon Virginia, this I promise.” said Fedora in
a calming assuring motherly voice.
“But now you must get dressed and prepare to go
and meet Lord Ramos and the others.
You’re going to be an Empress and a beautiful
one at that.”
and her sisters left
to finish dressing.
They went back to the center table and began
mixing another potion.
try your morphing power.” said Natasha pouring two
scoops of small pink powder into the mixing pot.
All three sisters stopped to watch if she could
do it. Fedora
is the only one of them that was born with the special
power to look like anyone.
closed her eyes and whispered two words slowly.
Slowly Fedora’s face began to change as the
sisters looked on in complete amazement.
you, you look like Virginia.” whispered Sylvia.
“You are an exact duplicate of her.”
is right” said Miafora the third sister. “I can’t
tell the difference.”
smiled and looked at her sisters.
have a plan.” she said leaning in close over the
whispered Natasha checking first to
see if Virginia
is still in the room getting ready.
will go and be with that swine Ramos tonight and spare
the horrific night she will be put through.
He will never know the difference.”
that’s good Fedora.
With this sensual dust we’re making he will not
be in control of his desire, you will.” said Natasha
with a big smile.
and I’ll make sure he gets what’s coming to him, but
not before he gives me a child. This will be the
ultimate revenge. The
son he so desperately wants will be inside of me instead
10 – Let the Presentation Begin
Ramos entered the great hall willing the huge heavy
doors open with a wave of his left hand walking quickly
down the fifty foot red carpet leading to his thrown.
His royal announcement music begins to fill the
wearing a red and black hooded robe flowing behind him
with his huge black wings fully extended.
Maximus and Veedor trail behind in full warlord garbs,
carrying huge staffs with gold spear tips.
The crowds are on there feet and start to applaud
his arrival. Lord
Ramos heads straight for his thrown, looks over the
crowd then holds out his hands.
The music slowly subsides.
the presentation begin!” said Lord Ramos looking out
over the crowd then sits as Maximus and Veedor stand at
music started playing again as a dozen maidens came out
to the center of the floor and began dancing.
Ramos speaks to Veedor.
dance they are doing is different. I like it Veedor.”
indeed it is my lord.
They are most erotic and enticing.”
can have any one of them that you want Veedor.”
Veedor, I have spoken with the sorceress sisters and
they have certified your virgin, Virginia.
You have done an excellent job in finding her.
Besides doubling your payment, you will be
promoted to commander.”
you my lord, and as always you are most generous.”
said Veedor with a slight smile.
11 – “
, we must speak with you before you leave us.”
is admiring herself in the mirror when the sisters come
into the room admiring her.
at you Virginia, you are beautiful.” said Fedora
standing behind her looking at her in the mirror
brushing her long red hair.
sit with us at the center table.
We have something very important to talk with you
about and bring your tea with you.” said Sophia.
gathered around the table then sat the crystal in the
, what we are about to reveal to you must remain between
us. Do you
will show you your past and your future. But most of
all, you must trust us.” said Miafora looking intently
as she poured her more simmer tea.
“Here, drink some more tea.
It will calm you.”
will I see my mother?” she asked feeling the affects
of the magic potion laced tea.
Her eye lids began to close half way as she
stares at the crystal.
will see many things and learn truths that until now you
have only seen in your dreams.” Said Fedora watching
the tea slowly put
into a trance like state as her eyes slowly close
crystal began to glow and fill with blue smoke while the
candles went dim from Miafora waving her hand.
is completely under the spell.” whispered Sophia.
“Let us start.”
all held hands forming a complete circle.
looks as if she is asleep.
, open your eyes and stare into the crystal.”
slowly opened her eyes.
The crystal began to show a woman giving birth in
that me?” asks
in a low tone starring into the crystal not aware that
she is in a trance.
it is I, your mother.” said Fedora watching herself
give birth to her.
are you taking me?” her eyes furl watching Fedora
placing her in the arms of a maiden at the orphanage.
is the orphanage we told you about.
It’s where I put you to keep you safe from
Malphas.” Fedora said with tears in her eyes.
“Malphas would have put you to death had he found out
about you. He
is a terrible warlock that means you great harm.
He knows something about you that no one else
knows except us.”
sisters look at each other then enter locked their
. “Tell me what it is.”
you have the power to defeat him.”
how, who am I to defeat a warlock? I have no power.
I’m just a girl. I’m not one of you.”
sisters looked at each other again then back to
. They knew
what they were about to reveal to her would shock her.
They hoped that the tea has her completely calm.
grandmother, she, she, is the greatest sorceress of
all.” started Sophia... “She is the only one that
Malphas fears. When
he was a child he saw what she did to his parents when
they threatened us as children.”
day when we were secretly practicing our magic and
powers, his parents discovered us.
They threatened to tell Dark Lord Stolas and
wanted to make an example out of us by teaching Malphas
how not to have any mercy. They summoned him to watch
mother was mixing a portion when the crystal began to
glow with dark red smoke.
She knew then something terrible was about to
happen. Peering into the crystal she saw Malphas and his
parents surrounding us.
She threw a hand full of red powder into the
fireplace then appeared in front of us facing Malphas
and his parents.
have never seen our mother so furious.
She began to transform herself before all of us.
Her dark red ringlets of hair began to transform
into serpents, her eyes glowed white hot as she starred
at them, her tongue slithered like a snake.
Then in a flash of an instant his parents were
turned into stone as they looked at her face and eyes.
watched in horror looking at his parents that now looked
like human statues.
His anger began to build deep inside of him as he
cried out their names. He turned toward us... “You,
all of you will pay for this I swear!
I curse you all.” he screamed in agony hugging
his parents of stone.
“I curse you all!”
now before I turn you into stone as well.
If I ever see you near my daughters again, the
same will happen to you.
You are not powerful enough yet to cast a
curse.” she said transforming back to herself.
Malphas disappeared in a flash of smoke. It was
many years before we saw him again.”
is my grandmother’s name?”
sisters looked at each other then said her name in
13 – “We have a plan...”
, you must not be with Lord Ramos tonight and we know
how to make that happen.” said Sophia reaching for her
looked at the sisters realizing that after seeing the
past in the crystal, Lord Ramos is responsible for all
that has happened to her mother and to them.
will do whatever you ask.” said
in a bitter tone. “He
must pay for everything he has done.”
sisters are stunned at the familiar tone in her voice.
It’s as if their mother Medusa is talking to
looked at her and smiled.
has a power that no one knows of except us, a power that
will fool even Lord Ramos tonight.”
is it, a spell?” asked
Much better than that, just watch Alexia.”
stood up then went over to
and sat beside her, closed her eyes and whispered two
magic words ‘morpheous
she began to morph in to
. Every detail including her gown has changed.
is stunned in amazement.
as if I’m looking at a mirror.” she said continuing
to look at Alexia, touching her face and hair. “You,
you are me.”
I’m, even the sound of your voice is exact and Lord
Ramos will not know the difference.”
you loath him.” said
realizing what they plan to do.
but this is our revenge, the beginning of bringing him
will take what he treasures the most, a male child.”
you sure you will bare a son?”
have taken care of that little detail.”
said Sophia pulling a silk handkerchief draped
over a small
vial of liquid.
made this potion with a locked of Lord Ramos’s hair.
This will ensure that Alexia will bare a male child.”
we will make the change when we take you up to his room
after the presentation.
There is a secret passage way in the corridor.
Alexia will be waiting there for us when we pass
there be guards?”
Lord Ramos trusts us now that he has seen you for
himself and will not suspect anything, least of all an
smiled realizing that they have thought of every detail
and she wanted now more than ever to be part of it all.
14 – The Exchange
presentation ball is in full swing as maidens brought
trays of food, fruit and mugs of brew to each table that
lined the long pathway.
The music slowly came to a stop as Lord Ramos
held up his hand and signaled for
to be brought in.
looks towards the huge large doors as they began to open
music starts up again as three dancing maidens came in
first throwing out flower pedals from handheld baskets.
They performed a short dance before announcing
Ramos, we present to you, your mistress Virginia.”
they said in unison bowing before him.
watched as the doors reopened. The music began to start
up again. A
slow creeping plum of smoke began flowing towards Lord
Ramos feet as
made her entrance.
started dancing slowly as she made her entrance.
Her head swayed from side to side like an
Egyptian queen. Her
belly furled and slinked liked the belly dancers of
Ramos eyes gazed at her every moment.
is most beautiful.” he murmured to himself. “Simply
kept her focus fixed on Lord Ramos eyes as she got
stroked her large breast and caressed her belly as she
continued to dance the most sensual dance he had every
do you think Veedor?” asked Lord Ramos looking at
Veedor then back at
is most tantalizing my lord.”
indeed she is. I
can’t wait to have her.
You have not failed me Veedor.
She is more magnificent than any woman I have
every seen. I
will announce your promotion to everyone tonight.”
you my lord.” said Veedor bowing.
sisters came in and took a seat at their private table
near Lord Ramos.
sorceresses, you have done an excellent job of preparing
you Lord Ramos.” said Miafora with a wicked smile
cutting her eyes towards Veedor then back to Lord Ramos.
was telling Veedor and Maximus how beautiful and radiant
she is. Tonight
I will announce Veedors promotion to commander.”
are most gracious my lord.” remarked Sophia.
all looked on as
performed her dance.
began to dance closer and closer towards Lord Ramos
keeping her eyes focused on his.
Lord Ramos is spellbound by her gaze and cannot
take his eyes away from her.
She ends her dance bowing at his feet.
yours and yours alone my lord.” she whispered as she
looked up at him.
up my Empress and take your place next to
” he said reaching out his hand towards her. “Your
are most divine.”
you my lord.”
I present to you my new mistress...
stood up and applauded as Lord Ramos and
stood side by side waving at the crowd.
The feast continued for another hour.
Sophia tapped Lord Ramos on the arm.
Ramos it is time.” she whispered looking at both of
yes, very good, you may take her and get her ready .”
us Virginia.” said Miafora “Right this way my
stood and bowed to Lord Ramos then left out the same way
they came then quickly started up the long corridor
leading up towards Lord Ramos’s room.
Half way up they stopped and started counting the
stones on the left side.
the forth stone from the center one over there.”
whispered Sophia to Miafora pointing at the wall.
I see it.” said Miafora.
Petirum” she whispered while waving her hand. A stone
door appeared and opened.
Alexia is standing inside looking out at them.
switch with me.”
you sure about this?”
I am. Trust me sweetheart, he will not notice the
follow the passage back down to our room and wait for
them to join you shortly.
with a worried look washing over her as she looked at
, everything will be okay.
I’ve waited a long time for this moment.”
continued up to Lord Ramos’s room.
sprinkle some the potion on the bed coverings and
Sophia, pour the fertile elixir in his chalice other
will drink from it when he comes in.”
formed a half circle at the foot of the bed then began
to chant a spell. The
spell will put Ramos in a half trance when he lays on
the bed making him submissive to Alexia.
They gathered up there things and hugged Alexia.
will see you back at our room Alexia. Make him pay.”
said Miafora holding her hands.
worry sisters; he will be under my complete control the
entire time. Now go.”
left the room. A
few moments later Lord Ramos knocks at the door.
Empress, are you ready?
May I come in?”
15 – “Am I what you want my lord?”
” said Ramos watching her rub her legs together as she
lay in his bed.
like what you see my Lord?”
very much. I
desire you like no other woman.” said Ramos drinking
from the potion laced chalice feeling himself rising and
craving her. He wipes his lips with the back of his hand
will be the mother of my son. The sorceresses have
foretold me of this.”
feel fertile my lord.
I can’t wait to have you deep inside of
” said Alexia smiling getting out of the bed walking
over to a large plush chair.
She could see the lust and craving in his eyes as
he watched her slowly pull on the little bows on the
front of her gown. She
decides to test her control.
to me my lord. Come
and stand in front of
” she commanded him.
did as she commands. He couldn’t believe he was
letting her order him around but he couldn’t help
drank more of the potion from the chalice as he got
closer to her. His
eye lids began to look heavy.
move until I tell you to.” she commanded again with a
more like it.” she said slowly reaching between his
legs stroking his thighs.
you want me in complete control?” she asked looking up
at him while gently kissing his quivering stomach.
yes, my Empress. I want you to have control of me, I, I
desire you more than you know.” said Ramos struggling
to maintain his composure.
good, now go lie on the bed and don’t move.”
walked over the bed and stripped down until had nothing
on then laid down waiting for her to join him.
Alexia went over to the fireplace and tossed in a
small hand full of pink magic dust, then sprinkled
another small hand full over her large breast.
Her skin sparkled and shimmered like the moon
shinning over the sea at night.
Lord Ramos cannot believe his eyes.
She turns and began to slowly walk back to the
bed stripping out her gown until she is completely
going to watch you learn the meaning of desire.
I want to strangle the stars of everything they
promised me after all the years I have felt desire and
never once been able to have it.
I’m going to write my lust across your body and
keep you on the edge so that there is always the
possibility you might want more from
” she moans as she gets closer.
Ramos eyes grew larger as she walks towards him.
He cannot take his gaze away from her tall
statuesque body and large full shimmering breast. She is
like nothing he has ever seen.
She stops in front of the bed then looks him up
going to ride you real hard and I don’t want you to
move. I want
to watch you feel everything inside of me pound you into
Do you understand me?” she commands him as she
crawls onto the bed letting down her dark red hair.
yes, anything you say my Empress, anything you want, you
only have to command it.” Ramos moans with deep
good, now, just lay there and enjoy the ride.” she
said slipping her hands between her legs gripping his
hardness and slowly sliding it deep inside of her.
Lord Ramos eyes rolled back into his head as the
tight warm sensation of her wetness grips and pulls on
like it don’t you?” she asked as she kept her rhythm
hard and furious against his hips.
, more, more...” he moaned.
my name again!”
Louder! I want to her you say my name!”
!” he screamed as he arched his back feeling himself
plunging deeply in and out of the warm sensation between
her legs. She
could feel him releasing himself deep inside of her.
it. I want
all of it you hear me?” she moaned with each thrust of
her hips. Lord
Ramos reaches up and grabs her hips and pulls her down
on himself as far as she could go.
it Ramos, all of it.” she said again gritting her
want to bite me don’t you?” she moaned in his ear as
she continued to bounce up and down on him.
yes I do.”
it, do it now!!!” she screamed feeling herself getting
close to the height of her pleasure.
Ramos did as she commanded.
He opened his mouth wide and began suckling her
neck just as she exploded with total pleasure.
She could feel her blood fusing with his as he
it, let our blood become one.” she said quivering as
she held on to him.
later Lord Ramos released his hold on her then retracted
his fangs from her neck.
He felt completely diminished of all his
potion had taken complete hold of him as they had
planned. Alexia got up and got dressed then went to join
said Sophia seeing her come in through the secret
everyone, it’s done. I have his essence and his blood
is mixed with mine.” she said with a smile.
“Everything is going as planned.”
17 – “Maximus, we need to talk...”
prophesied by the sorceresses, Maximus is summoned
secretly by his brother, Warlord
Dragas and Malphas.
you sure you were not followed Maximus?” ask Malphas
looking around suspiciously then back at Maximus.
what do you want from me?” said Maximus in a quick
bitter tone furling his brow at Malphas then back at his
have learned that Ramos has taken a virgin mistress.
A virgin by the name of
in particular; what do you know of her?” asked Lord
Dragas tossing another log on the fire cutting his eyes
toward Malphas then back to Maximus.
I know is that Lord Ramos cannot resist her.
He was told by his sorceresses that she will bare
a male child, supposedly his.”
do you mean supposedly?”
Asked Warlock Malphas.
what I said... a male child, what part of that do you
not understand Malphas?” scowled Maximus no longer in
the mood for their questions.
come now, let’s not loose the purpose of our
meeting.” started Lord Dragas starring into the fire
stirring the coals then continued, “We must remain
we all three know, Ramos must not produce a male
those damn medaling sorceress sisters!
I should have killed them all along with their
sister Fedora when I had the chance.”
Malphas you didn’t and that is why were in the
position we’re in now!
said Dragas pointing a finger at him.
“I’m sure they are the reason why that fool
Ramos is so hell bent on mating with her thanks to you!
Now Maximus, have you talked with Veedor about
However, I will tomorrow.
The presentation has consumed the entire week and
I have not had the chance to talk with him.”
make sure you do. It
is critical that we have him on our side if we are to
succeed with our plan.” said Dragas standing then
walking towards him.
will my brother. I
will convince him to join us.” said Maximus embracing
tossed a hand full of red dust into the fire then looked
at both of them.
don’t worry about those sorceresses, I’ll take care
of them in due time.
I have a score to settle and this time I’ll
kill them all without mercy, this I swear on my mother
and father’s name.”
18 – “Yes, I find you very attractive...”
been three weeks since the presentation.
Alexia has been with Lord Ramos three more times
collecting his essence.
No one has noticed the difference between Alexia
sorceresses have opened their magic and potion shop in
the liar as promised to them.
has been helping at the shop after Lord Ramos granted
her permission to stay with the sisters.
have been having their secret meetings there with Veedor
after they close. One day while
is putting away bottles and potion in the back room
Veedor arrives earlier for one of there meetings
looks up and sees him.
how are you.” she
asks smiling glad to see him.
I’m fine. How
was business today?”
visitors are stopping by since we have opened.
I made a new potion today. Want to see it?”
yes, please, show me.”
sit and watch this.” she whispered to him pulling the
small cork off the top of a green bottle pouring two
drops on four black feathers. Veedor watch in complete
amazement as the feathers begin to form into a large
shimmering black raven.
that is amazing
amazing.” he said watching the large bird coming to
think so?” she ask smiling, looking at his lips then
up to his eyes as he watched the raven walk around the
table extending and retracting it’s wings.
most amazing. It’s
so majestic. Raven’s
are my favorite birds.”
then it is yours to keep.” she as she pushed it
towards his hands.
please take it; it is my gift to you for saving me and
bringing me here.”
I will name him Dark Wing.”
a good name. Dark wing, I like it.” she said gazing
into his eyes.
notices her looking at him as he puts the raven on his
he asks with a smile.
looks down at the table then back up at him.
“Do you find me attractive?” she asks pouring
them both some wine.
yes indeed, you are a most attractive women Virginia.
From the moment I saw you I knew you were to be
the chosen one.”
that, do you find me attractive.” she asks again.
now realizes what she is asking him.
He has been watching her at the meetings when she
talks and walks around. He lingers when he stops by the
shop pretending to be looking at trinkets and potions.
His attraction to her could not be hidden any
moment to confess his feelings for her has arrived.
He took a deep breath then looked into her eyes.
Virginia, I, I am attracted to you.
I have been now for some time, but I do not think
this will be a good time for us to be together.
There is too much at stake.”
know, but I cannot deny my feelings for you that are
growing inside of me.”
, but for now we must not let anyone see us alone like
this again. Lord
Ramos has spies everywhere and will grow suspicious.
We cannot risk him discovering the exchange or us
understand. But know this...” she whispers holding his
hands, “that whenever you see me, I want to be your
mate; I want to be with you and you only.”
both look at each other with a lingering gaze, leaning
closer and closer. But
their gaze is broken when they hear the sisters coming
in through the secret backroom door.
They let go of each others hands and separate
Veedor, good you are here early.
Let’s begin our meeting.
We only have a short time tonight.” said Alexia
sitting at the table followed by her sisters.
19 – “I need your alliance Veedor.”
made arrangements with Veedor to meet with him at The
Gathering place. Veedor
is already there waiting for him in a far corner booth.
my friend, wait, Commander Veedor.” said Maximus
smiling and taking a seat across the table from him.
good to see you. I’m still trying to get use to the
Commander title, but I like it.”
you deserve it.”
let us toast to your official title Commander.” said
Maximus raising his stein clinking Veedors.
victory in the future.” they chanted together.
Maximus, what is on your mind? I’m sensing something
heavy is weighing on you.”
throws back the last of his blood rich drink then orders
them another round before answering him.
I’m about to discuss with you cannot leave this
takes a deep breath then leans in close.
have found out that Dragas is my brother from my mother
Empress Fedora when she was on her death bed.
I could not believe what I was hearing, but
Dragas was there too.
She told us both at the same time and showed us
proof by telling us of our birthmarks.” he said
extending his forearm and pointing to a royal empress
crest that was branded on him at birth.
it is true. Your
brother is our enemy.” said Veedor starring at the
birthmark realizing that the sorceress sisters have been
telling him the truth.
he is, but..” Maximus paused as Veedor looks him dead
in the eyes.
what? Brother or not he is still our enemy.
He has killed several of us over the years along
with that son of bitch warlock Malphas who kills without
mercy and cast spells and plagues on the weak.
Remember last year when he and Malphas went into
the village of Willow Bend on our territory and
slaughtered those women and children, then burned
everything down to the ground?” said Veedor arching a
sat back in his chair in a slight daze after being
reminded of that day.
He had nearly forgotten about it until now.
He put the sight of it out of his mind and memory
until now. He recalled how he and his battalion arrived
too late to save anyone including his best friend and
mentor Tendar. Anger
and rage filled is eyes as he clinched his hand firmly
around his stein until it broke.
He furled his brow then cut his eyes back to
are right Veedor. How
could I be so careless as to not have remembered that
bastard Malphas deserves everything he has coming to
or not, he killed our people and more importantly my
best friend without mercy.
Tendar was more like a brother to me than Dragas.
Not once has he come to visit with me after our
mother had told us the truth until several nights
ago.” said Maximus realizing the reason for the
meetings with him and Malphas.
other night? What
are you talking about Maximus?”
could I have been such a fool as to believe them?” he
said rolling his eyes.
Who? Maximus, what is it?”
tell you later my friend; I have something to do first.
Don’t worry, we will meet again soon. For now
just trust me.”
got up and rushed out the door then spread his large
black wings and flew off into the night.
“I know just who to see to help me with what I
must do.” he thought to himself as he turned and
headed north over the mountains.
20 – “Do you want them brought to you dead or
is furious realizing what Dragas and Malphas plan to do.
He has made arrangements to meet with three
He has used them from time to time for some
highlanders are waiting for Maximus at their secret
meeting place on the north side of Dragons point.
all three of you are here.” Said Maximus appearing out
of thin air before them.
are you directives?” asked the leader of the
need you to kidnap Dragas and Malphas and bring them
don’t care how you do it, just bring them here.” he
said looking up at the sky; his eyes glowing red hot
with anger then continued… “I have made arrangements
to meet with them three nights from now.
Here is a map of the location.”
you want them dead or alive?” asked the leader.
don’t want them harm!
I want them brought to me alive!
Use whatever means at your disposal, but I want
them alive. Am I making myself very clear?”
And what of payment?” asked the second one holding out
is a hundred pieces of gold.” said Maximus holding out
a heavy brown leather sack. “Find them and bring them
to me unharmed and I will double that.”
leader snatched the sack from his hand. “If you want
them alive it will cost more than this. Malphas
will require special shackling and a potion that will
take nearly half of this payment and I want to be made
Chancellor of their territory if they are not returning
if you catch my drift.”
tuned his back to them
smiling to himself… “and Chancellor, is that all?
Very well, here’s another hundred more pieces of gold,
I’ll double that and grant you three the title of
Chancellors if you succeed.”
then our business is finished here.
We will return in three days time with them alive
“And one other thing.” said Maximus holding up a finger turning
around slowly, “Find out where they are keeping
, make sure she is taken to a safe place and I’ll make
leader smiled while looking at the others.
21 – “We are in need of a potion.”
highlanders went into to town to the sorceress’s shop
to get the potion made to subdue Malphas for the
figured word would get back to him if they had it made
any where near his territory.
The sorceress’s agreed to secretly meet with
it’s been a while since we have seen you.
We understand you need a special potion.” said
Alexia watching him intently.
I need a potion capable of subduing a warlock for
warlock you say. You must be getting paid a handsome
reward for such a difficult task.” said Sophia placing
three small bottles of potion on the table.
captured a couple before a few years back.
We learned that it’s much easier to use a
potion in conjunction with our other methods.”
see. So is this warlock you’re out to capture anyone
we know?” asked Alexia cutting her eyes to Sophia then
back to Lucious.”
little detail doesn’t concern you.
We have plenty to pay your price.” he said
tossing out fifty pieces of gold on the table.
appears you do Lucious, however it will cost more than
claws are hard to come by, not to mention their
well, then what is your price? We’re in a hurry.” he
here, now if you would please.”
he said tossing out more pieces of gold. “Like
I said, we’re in a hurry and we must not be seen
well, come back in one hour and it will be ready.”
one other thing Alexia.”
no one of this or that we have been here.”
of course not, our lips are sealed.
22 - “I couldn’t wait to see you.”
is pacing in the back store room of the shop.
something the matter sweetheart.” ask Alexia coming
into the store room seeing the anxiousness of
why do you ask?” she responds looking away.
forget we’re sorceress’s, we know things.”
can tell me. Is it Veedor?”
is stunned by Alexia’s mentioning of Veedor’s name.
She just knew they were being careful not to look
at each other too long, or sit together at the meetings.
is it Veedor honey?”
noticed the way you two light up when you’re together.
And his coming by the stop almost everyday, well, no one
needs that much magic.” she says smiling.
he is handsome, sweet and kind to me.”
I’ll let you in on a little something...” Alexia
walks over to her and holds her hands. “We were hoping
you two would fall for each other.
We can control a lot of things, but love isn’t
one of them.”
smiles, relieved to hear that they approve of their
attraction to one another.
were going to tell you, really we were. It’s just that
with the plan in place and everything moving along, we
figured it would be best to tell you know afterward.”
promise me you’ll be careful and only meet here.
If you two are seen anywhere else together
everything we have accomplished so far will be
promise. Do you want me to tell the others?”
worry about them, I’ll tell them tonight. Just be
you Alexia, thank you so much for your understanding.”
is almost in tears as she looks at
. She wants to tell her that she is her mother.
The moment is bitter sweet watching her daughter
fall in love. She heads back out to front after hearing
the door chimes.
Veedor, how nice to see you.”
hello Alexia.” he said trying to avoid contact.
okay Veedor, I know, she told me and we approve. She’s
in the back.”
you for your approval Alexia.
I must confess, I do have feelings for her and
they are growing by the day.”
know and understand.”
I see her now?”
Nice bird by the way.
I see she has been practicing her magic.” she
you. It’s her gift to me. I cherish it. His name is
Dark Wing.” he said while feeding it from a small
can tell that you do. Please, go to her now, she is
waiting to see you.”
* * *
slowly opens the door and sees
putting away bottles on a shelf.
she told you didn’t she? I can tell by the smile on
and she approves.”
am so happy. Now
we can be together but only here for now.
We must be careful.”
I know and we will.”
looked at each.
smiles as she watches him walk toward her.
She holds out her hands to him and pulls him
look into each others eyes as they slowly began to kiss
deeply for the first time.
is only the beginning of our long journey together
it is Veedor. I
can’t wait for our secrecy to end.”
it will. It won’t be long before everything is in
23 – “Lord Ramos, I must speak with you.”
has requested to speak with Lord Ramos.
He is waiting in his meeting chamber for him.
what is on your mind.” said Lord Ramos walking in
reaching out to shake his hand.
you for granting me an audience my lord.”
of course Marcus. Please sit down. Is it about
, has something happened to her?” he ask in a
my lord, she is doing fine.
I have guards all around lair to protect her at a
good, then what is on your mind?”
have been informed that Dragas maybe planning an attack
against us from one of my highlanders.”
Attacking us? I knew it would only be a matter of time
before they try to take over what is mine and I’m sure
that fucking warlock Malphas is behind this as well!”
shouted Lord Ramos throwing his chalice across the room
out more and report back to me no matter how small the
detail. Use whatever methods necessary, am I making
have done well by informing me of this so early
there anything else?”
well, you’re dismissed.”
goes to The Gathering for a drink.
The highlanders are huddled over food and drinks
at a corner table.
interesting seeing you here.” he said walking over to
their table with his drink.
picking up a few things before heading out if you catch
my drift.” he responds cutting his eyes up at him.
then everything is going to plan.”
much so, we’ll be picking up the packages tomorrow
night as instructed.”
good and what of
being taking care of as well.
We have two of our most trusted lady highlanders
taking care of that little detail for us.
They have seen her and verified that she is in
the lower chamber on the south side of the lair.”
is not harmed is she.” sneered Marcus furling his brow
clutching his drink tightly.
down Marcus, she is untouched and unharmed. Malphas is
not foolish enough to let anything happen to her.
He’s only holding onto her for leverage for
some plan he has.”
had better not harm her or that fuck will die before his
time.” he said raising his brow.
in due time Marcus, all in due time.”
24 – The Kidnapping & Rescue
highlanders are near the castle waiting for night to
weather is stormy and damp but they can see the
flickering light and a shadowy figure moving about in
go over the plan one more time.” started Lucious
looking around at everyone as they sat around the fire.
you and you three will take down Dragas.
You have the potion and the darts.
You only have three, so don’t screw up.
When you have him, we’ll meet you on the back
Westside well. I
and the four of us will take down Malphas.
Remember, he’s a warlock and must be
tranquilized before we move in.
Felicia is seeing to that little detail as we
speak, so we must move fast when she gives us the
you and your girls will rescue Empress
. You know
where she’s at. There will only be four guards on duty
which I’m sure will be no problem for you. You are to
take her immediately to Marcus’s chamber. He will be
anyone have any questions?”
everyone said in unison.
then let’s move out. Good luck to you all.”
is your food and drink my master.” said Felicia
putting the large tray on a table in front of Malphas.
He stops mixing a potion and looks up at her.
my, you are a pretty one. They said I would approve.”
master, I am new girl sent by Lord Dragas.” she said
in a lilting Hungarian accent fluttering her eyes at
is most generous this time.
What is your name?” he ask picking up the large
stein of wine laced with the potion taking a long draw
then wiping his mouth with the back of his hand.
master.” she whispered shyly looking down at the
need to fear me. I
will be good to you. You are so beautiful. Come closer
and let me see you.” he said walking over to the bed
while drinking the brew.
She slowly walked towards him loosening the small
knot in the front of her robe.
yes, take your time taking your clothes off.” he
smirked gazing at her large breast and long legs.
like what you see master.” she teasingly ask him
very much, I, I, I can’t wait to have you.” he began
to stutter as he tried to answer her.
She could see that the potent potion is beginning
taking affect. She
needed to stall and have him drink just a little more.
want you master. I want you real bad. Are you going to
tie me down my master?” she moaned slowly pulling off
her dress letting it fall to the floor. He could see her
naked body through the sheer short under dress.
He tries to focus his eyes on her.
fuck yes, I want, I want, want to tie you... down...
and...” he tried to complete his thoughts as his eye
lids grew heavy.
master? You want to what?” she moaned walking even
slower toward him knowing he was almost about to pass
out. He took
one last sip...
want—to—to--...” were his final words as he fell
back onto the bed into a deep slumber.
quickly went to the window and signaled the others.
Lucious is watching the window.
it is done.” said Lucious looking back to the others.
“We must move
out now. We’ll
meet as planned.”
all went in separate directions to complete their
and her warriors arrived at the first door leading down
Mica.” whispered Tesla at Mica.
swung a grappling hook up to a side window then quickly
scaled the wall. Looking
down inside, she could see the first guard by the front
signaled that she is ready then counted to three by
holding up her fist and uncurling one fingers at a time.
watched as she got to three then Mica blew a dart at the
could hear his body bump against the door then saw Mica
stepped the rest of the way through the window.
She quietly went down the stairs to find the
other guards then went down to open the door for Tesla
and the others.
are two guards down on the next level. One is sitting on
a stool by the door.
The other one is eating at a small corner
table.” whispered Mica to Tesla
work. Mica, take out the guard that is eating, he’s
furthest from us; I’ll take out the guard on the
others follow us and move on down to the lower chamber
and take out the other guard. Let’s go.”
blows a dart at the neck of the eating guard.
He quickly slumps over.
Tesla rushes up to the guard on the stool and
knocks him out with one swift punch. They gagged and
tied them up then went down to the lower chamber where
the others were waiting.
I see he was no problem.” said Tesla looking at the
last guard slumped over tossed in the corner.
is in the third cell on the right. Let’s go get
her.” she instructed everyone.
slowly sleeked down the dark hallway until they got to
the third cell. Tesla
knocked on the door.
?” she whispered.
it is I. Who is there? What do you want?”
are here to rescue you. Marcus sent us.”
Is he here?” Empress
cried out after hearing his name,
he is waiting for you.
Stand back we are going to open the door.”
unlocked the heavy wooden door then pushed it open.
Inside dress in white from head to toe is Empress
, the most beautiful woman she has ever seen.
Empress, I am Tesla and these are my warriors and
sisters.” she said as they all bowed before her.
rise up rescuers. You
have done well and shall reward you.
If Marcus trusts you, then I trust you.
What do you want me to do?”
you my Empress, you are most kind.
Please follow us; we have a carriage with guards
wanting to take you to him.”
24 – “Leave Dragas to me...”
and his brothers went into Malphas’s room to lock a
heavy metal mask on his head, then bound his hands with
metal shells designed to fit over them.
work Felicia and may I say you look good enough to
seduce any man as usual.”
thank you Lucious. I’m as intoxicating as the
potion.” she said smiling as she got dressed.
will keep him still and quite.
Now carry him down to the carriage and wait for
me and the others to bring Dragas.” said Lucious
clasping the last lock on the shackles.
I thought the others were going to take down Dragas.”
whispered Dante’ his second brother.
changed my mind. I
have a little detail to take care of with him. Now take
Malphas away and wait for me and the others.
We’ll be there shortly.”
brother Dante’ and his posse are waiting in the high
bushes near the patio window waiting for Lurisa to
signal them. He
could see Lucious approaching them.
What are doing here? We’re waiting for the darts to
changed my mind. Where
in his chamber with Lurisa.
She lured him to the patio where we were able to
I can’t wait to see his expression when he sees
not going to kill him are you?
We need him alive for the full reward and our new
him is not my plan, although it has crossed my mind.
The reason will soon reveal itself.”
Lurisa is signaling for us.”
lets move quickly. I
want him semiconscious when he sees me before he closes
quickly ran up the stairway.
What are you doing here? Are the others alright?”
asked Lurisa alarmed to see Lucious standing in the
Lurisa, the others are waiting for us, you’ve done
well. This is just personal that’s all.”
can see Dragas leaning up against the far wall trying to
shouted Dragas holding up his hand pointing as he tries
to focus on Lucious walking quickly towards him.
it is I Dragas. You look surprised to see me.
Remember when I told you the next time you see
me, it will be on my terms?
Well that time has come.”
I thought you were dead.
Malphas assured me.”
it pays to know clever sorceresses and to have good
friends when you need them.
As for Malphas... well, let’s just say you two
are in the same boat heading in the wrong direction.”
said Lucious taking off his glove from his left hand
then slapping Dragas as hard as he could then clinched
his hand around his throat, slowly squeezing it until he
could hear Dragas beginning to gasp for air, then
when you locked me up for two years in that hell hole of
a dungeon of yours?
Well, my brothers arranged for the sorceresses to
give me a serum the last time your guards were sent down
to beat me before that chicken shit Malphas came to kill
those guards are my friends.
You really should take more time to choose your
men more carefully.”
are you looking so surprised Dragas? You should know by
now that I have many allies throughout your pathetic
little territory which by the way will belong to me soon
enough after I take care of this little detail.”
are you going to kill me?” said Dragas smiling, then
spit in his face. “I’ll
kill you and all of your brothers as soon as I’m
released after whatever ransom is paid for kidnapping
me. I know you’re not going to kill me.
You need me alive to collect.
I have allies too.
Most likely the ones that are going to double
I’m sure that the person that sent me after you two is
not your ally much less your friend.
However, that little detail will reveal itself
soon enough as well.”
pulls out a small vile of potion from his pocket, pull
the cork out with his teeth and pours it into Dragas’s
mouth then stares into his eyes.
think you’re surprised now, just wait until you’re
conscious again. Anyway,
enough with the small talk, time to take you away.
Someone is very anxious to see you.”
25 – “Trust me my Empress”
and his brother met up with the others.
Tesla taken Empress
to Maximus?” asked Lucious walking up to look at
they left an hour ago and should be arriving by the time
we get underway.”
Looks like Malphas didn’t give you any trouble.”
at all.” smirked Felicia
move out. We
have to be at
by sun down.”
* * *
will be arriving shortly my Empress. Here is some food
you Tesla. I want you and your sisters to be my personal
bodyguards after this is all over.”
are most kind my Empress. It will be our honor.
We will leave you now.”
you again and let me know when Maximus arrives.”
will my Empress.”
arrived shortly thereafter and knocks on the door.
is she here?” asks Maximus anxiously closely the door
she is. I will let her know of your arrival. She is most
beautiful Maximus and gracious. She wants us to be
assigned to her as her personal bodyguards.”
could not have picked better bodyguards than you. You
have served me well when I have needed your services
you Maximus. I’ll go let her know now. Please wait
here for her.”
began pacing back and forth in front of the fireplace in
anticipation of seeing Empress
. They have had an attraction to each other since there
meeting at the Medicci’ Festival De’carnival a year
ago and have been meeting at secret locations for
several months until Malphas found out through one of
his many spy’s.
it is so good to see you again.” said Empress
standing in the doorway looking at him smiling.
... I’m so glad to see you. They did not harm you in
any way did they?”
at all, Dragas and Malphas only put me in the dungeon to
alarm Lord Ramos and lure him into a war with them.
But I see that you were too clever for them.”
war? So that’s there plan. I should have known I
couldn’t trust my brother and Malphas.” Maximus
turned away from her quickly realizing what he had just
revealed to her.
is your brother?”
began poking at the logs in the fireplace.
He looked into the flames before answering her.
he is my brother. I only found this out a while back.
Our mother, Empress Fedora told us together before she
died. Here is our royal birthmark.” he said rolling up
his sleeve and pointing at it.
walked over to look at the birthmark. She reached out
slowly grasping his arm.
are of royal blood my love.”
I am and my father is Lord Ramos.”
this is why they want war, those filthy bastard intended
to kill you and Lord Ramos. I will have them captured
and put to death!” said Empress
looking deeply into his eyes. “I won’t let them have
the chance to harm you.”
have already been captured my love.”
but how, by whom, where are they?”
have very skilled highlanders that work for me.
They captured them at the same time you were
being rescued. They are being transported to an
abandoned castle in Black Rock. I’m going there
tonight to deal with them.”
will go with you.”
not a good idea
. Those two are very dangerous. I won’t risk anything
happening to you. You are safe here with Tesla.
I won’t be long, trust me.”
reached out, pulled her close and held her hands
trust me on this
will. But be careful.” she whispered looked away.
will. You know I love you don’t you
?” he said looking caringly into her eyes.
Maximus and I love you too.”
slowly kneeled down before her then gazed up at her
teary eyes while holding her hands.
will you marry
course I will my love, of course I will.”
could see the deserted castle just over the ridge as he
approached the castle. Dante could see him descending
from his guard post.
Maximus is arriving.” he said as he climbed down.
Go inside alert the others.
I’ll wait for Maximus.”
landed in front of Lucious.
He’s dressed in black from head to toe with a
full length cape and hood over his head.
you have done well my friend.”
alive as you have requested.
I take it you have seen Empress
indeed I have. Thank you and here is your payment as I
promised. And there’s a little extra added as well.”
are most generous as usual. Come; let’s go deal with
those two bastards. I can’t wait to see their faces
when they see you.”
are just now coming around. Not to worry though, they
are only half awake. I’ve been keeping them sedated
until your arrival.”
out here until I call you in.”
walked in slowly closing the door behind him.
Dragas and Malphas are strung up with their
shackled hands high above their heads pull tight with
thick rope over a large wooden beam.
Dragas slowly open’s his eyes.
Maximus pulls back the hood from over his head.
Good you are here. Quickly
untie us before our kidnappers return. It’s Lucious
and his bastard brothers that have done this to us.
I’ll have them put to death for this along with
the one who’s behind it!”
pulls off his gloves as he walks slowly up to Dragas.
I don’t think we have much time before they return.
Why are you just standing there, untie us you fool?!”
said Dragas struggle to free himself.
Is that what you take me for? I was a fool for listening
to you two.”
are you talking about Maximus? We are brothers,
brothers, you and I.”
me the brother speech Dragas.
You remember Empress
don’t you?” said Maximus arching a brow cutting is
eyes at him.
about her? I don’t know where she is. What does this
have to do with her?”
lot you fuck!”
began opening his eyes after hearing
, she, she’s alive. I hid her from Lucious and his
brothers for her own protection. They did this to us.
They left to go kill her. Quickly, set us free before
they return. I
can stop them.”
are going to go kill her you say. Hum, That’s funny,
how are they going to do that when she is already safely
do you mean?”
do come in.” said Dragas opening the door signaling
for Lucious. He walks in smiling with his sword drawn.
Maximus looks at both them.
again you two liars are digging an even deeper whole
than you’re already in. Lucious arranged to have
rescued when they rounded you two fools up. You’re
lucky Malphas you didn’t harm a hair on her or you
would have been dead long before now.”
not going to kills you fuck. You need us alive.” said
Malphas struggling to get free.
need you alive? Is that what you think? You are going to
die I can assure you of that.”
up Malphas you idiot!!! Maximus, he doesn’t know what
he’s saying. It’s the potion you gave him. Listen to
me, let’s talk about this. You know we are so close to
launching our plan to over throw Ramos. I realize
you’re upset with Malphas for taking
away and locking her up, but trust me; he’s an idiot,
a hot head. I
know you two have been seeing each other. I can assure
you, he didn’t lay a hand on her.”
looks away trying not to reveal his expression.
this what this is about?” asks Malphas snickering.
“You’re in love with her? Hell, you can have the
it Malphas, shut your fucking mouth! He didn’t mean
that Maximus.” said Dragas pleading with him.
Malphas could say another word Maximus pulled out his
side knife and put it up to his throat.
ahead, say another foul word about her or even mention
her name in such away again and I’ll carve you up like
a side of beef. Am I making myself clear?” growled
back off. Not here, not now remember the plan.” said
Lucious pulling at his arm.
Lucious you’re right, not here, not now.”
you need us alive.” sneered Malphas with a half smile.
“You need us alive.”
for now...” said Maximus putting away his blade “Now
and Lucious gave both of them the last of the potion
then went outside to discuss the next part of the plan.
should be arriving shortly.”
he be trusted?” asked Lucious
if he were my real brother, he has been promoted to
Commander of the West Clan and they want to be rid of
Lord Ramos as much as we do.”
in deed it is. Now,
go meet with your other highlanders on the North side
and brief them on the plan then meet me back here
we going to do with Dragas and Malphas?”
third serum that we gave them should last until then.
Besides, they’ll be locked up in the dungeon
below as well.”
well, safe travels Maximus.”
travels to you Lucious, and thanks again for rescuing
know Maximus, you should ask her to marry you after all
of this is over.”
I know, I did before I came here and she said yes.”
27 – “Veedor, I have something to tell you...”
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