I felt someone enter my private apartment. I eased out of Amber’s arms toward the edge of the bed. Amber made the sound of a moan reaching for me to pull me back into her arms.
“Where are you going?” She said in a husky half awake voice.
The covers slipped away from her body lovely full ample breasts. I leaned over kissing her head. “I won’t be long dear. I have to go check on something. Stay here until my return.” I told her calmly.
Amber leaned up kissing my chin and yawned. “Come back to me.” She said and laid back down falling asleep instantly.
I slipped on my trousers at same reaching for service revolver. I headed for the door slipping out of my bedroom and into the hallway. I locked the door.. I heard nothing but I felt someone or something here.
I listened intently. I heard it breathing. Something wet dripped down onto to my revolver causing it to burn. I fired a shoot off missing the body.
I heard a scream.
IT fell onto me making a snarling and biting at my neck. I grabbed IT’s neck and squeezed. IT screamed.
“My Lord. MY LORD!!” Amber yelled trying to break out of my bedroom.
“Damn it! Stay in the room. Do not leave.” I ordered her and kneed IT in the dick.
IT screamed louder. I wrestled on top of the creature’s body and started pounding IT in the face while holding onto IT’s neck.
The creature’s body clawed at my trousers and legs. IT was struggling and didn’t last long until I finished it off.
I got to my feet slowly bleeding from my legs and chest. Damnation. I had more scars. Slowly I realized Amber was sobbing.
I quickly unlocked the door and it was flung inward. Amber was naked and crying and ran into my arms. I sighed and tried to lift her out of my arms.
“I’m bleeding and have open wounds. I need to take a bath.” I said.
“I don’t care.” Amber softly. “I’m immune to most posions anyway.” She said and then came out of my arms and led me to the bathroom.
Amber turned on the water in the tub and started filling the tub with water. She finally looked at me and held out her hand to me.
I sighed and rose up taking her in my arms and sat down in the tub. I picked up a wash rag and soap. I started washing myself first then her.
We sat in silence for several minutes. Amber grabbed my wrist. “Who summoned that thing that attacked you?”
“I don’t know. I expect it is a warlock from Fair Gale or a visitor from the devil’s eye.” I said.
“Why attack you? Are you associated with the new king of Drakeacape?”
“Yes.” I said plainly.
I leaned down inhaling her scent. I didn’t smell any magic on her still. I wondered if she was using me.
Amber leaned back against me. “You are a warrior of Drakescape.”
“Yes. I had my time in the service to my country. It also helped me to earn my way through university.” I paused as body began to glow. “What are you doing?”
“I told you I am immune to most poisons. My body can heal wounds. It is a useless power in the magical arts ranks but this is all I can give you. You had to earn your way in the world?”
I hugged her waist. “It is my people’s way. We grow stronger by pushing our minds and bodies to the limit and surviving in challenging situations to find our limits and far we can push past them. Foxx was the same way in his rise to power.”
Amber sighed as I laid kisses on her neck and cheek. “Why did he fall then?”
“Foxx got lazy and greedy for easy wins.” I said simple. “He was beaten because he never expected he could lose anymore.”
“How did you know?” Amber asked.
Hmm. “Like you said. I am a warrior. I am never at ease entirely. I can’t be. I was taught to always be ready.”
“Your teacher most have been a great teacher.” She said.
I grunted. Foxx had been a great teacher but a piss poor leader and traitor in his final years alive before I killed him.