Sleeping beauty awakened by medical examiner pt 8

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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.

Warm regards

Guardiandogg

Sleeping beauty awakened pt 3

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Sleeping Beauty awaken

Chapter 2

Solly came awake as Adam Silverstone and Captain Hawks arrived finally. Marshall and I helped him to his feet.

Silverstone drew near the girl’s body and waved a hand glowing hand over her. He quickly yanked his hand back when black flames sprang up fast to lick at his hand. He pbacked away and the flames were snuffed out but part of his sleeve had quickly burned away.

I rubbed a hand over my shield badge that was pinned to my right breast pocket. I caught Silverstone’s gaze and waved a hand at the girl’s body “You seen this kind of magic before? She wasn’t like this the last time I was near her.”

Silverstone stared at me. “You touched her?” He said addressing the question as an accusation.

“Yes but not in that way. Answer the damn question. Who do you know that can spell a human like this?” I said. Fairy magic and strange fire was the last thing I needed in my city with everything starting to become safe for females to walk on the damn street again.

Silverstone shook his head. “To many and to few I know are alive or not. It’s old magic. If you can touch her, you might be able to break her out of it.”

“Why me? I don’t know this girl or have any ties to her. What are you fishing for here?” I asked as I was beginning to get the feeling this librarian was playing a game on me.

Silverstone glared at me. “If you want to know who did this waking her up might help you answer a great many questions.”

“I wasn’t the only that could touch her Solly brought her. Let him try first.”

“I accidentally activated a trap on the girl by accident.” Silverstone said. “The last one to touch without evil intent was you. The flames are still on her. If your Solly tries to touch her he might get burned.”

“Might? Meaning you don’t know. Let him try first.” I said. I looked around to Solly to see him running out the door.

Damnation. I walked up to the girl. The flames started up again licking at my shirt and trousers. “What do I do?”

“Kiss her.”

I turned my head toward him even as my shirt caught on fire. “I beg your pardon?!”

Silverstone grimanced at my tone. “It need not be sexual or otherwise intent. Just a kiss with right energy levels will do.”

Fucking fairy magic bullshit.

“Fine.” I said and leaned down as the flames burned my shirt away. The flames burned against my skin and aroused me. I kissed her forehead.

The girl’s eye lids flew open. I leaned back as she came up from the table. I saw fear, alarm and confusion in her sky blue eyes. Her eyes focused on me.. she studied me a few seconds, frowned and then she lifted her hand and pushed me away with a gust of strange wind that smelled of peppermint. I flew backward toward a hard wall. My naked back hit the wall and I slid down to my ass. Okay so she wasn’t human. I got to my feet brushing off the fairy dust and the remains of my shirt and partial trousers.

The girl was up looking at Captain Hawks and then Silverstone. She spoke quickly to him in her native foreign tongue.

Silverstone spoke back in kind at the same speedy clip and pointed to me. She blushed and held the apren tightly around her body covering herself. The young Miss pointedly avoided my gaze now.

“So she’s a young fairy come to study at your library school?” I asked started walking toward the young girl on the table.

Silverstone frowned at me and shook his head. “She is pure blood spell-kin. Her name is Wind Melody Borrow.”

I waved for Hawks to approuch me. He came to my side quickly. “Get her statement and put somebody reliable on the case. She didn’t make it to the Crossroads to ask for help so it’s our case.”

“Why do you wish me to handle the girl, Sir? Do you wish me to handle the case?”

I shrugged. “Work the case into your schedule. Get Solly to handle the interview and assist you in hunting down possible leads.”

Marshall stared at me like I had grown two heads. “You want Solly of all people to handle the interview and assist the Captain. Are you going mad?”

“He’s spending to much time looking for ladies of the night on that damn street. He needs to get back on the hunt.” I said and turned to Silverstone. He was looking at me oddly and so was the girl now. I ignored her.

“Thank you Mr. Silverstone for your consultation. Captain Hawks will need to get the girl’s statement and personal information so that we can help her find the magic user that violated city law.”

“Mr Blair. This event involves magical matters. That falls into-“

“Enchantment sleep is a class A crime in the city, transporting her body is kidnapping and sex slavery puts the case…..in city guards’ hands. I know why she was put on that street. It’s against the Kings’ law as you know.”

“Drakerscape has no king. Sir. The spellwords are more equpted to handle such matters with all due respect.”

Both Marshall and Hawk gave me a meaningful look. I nodded in agreement. The spellwords were uneasy alliance the guardsmen tolerated but they needed to be kept in check so that they didn’t replace the Dracos in power. It was time to put them on notice.

I locked my gaze on Silverstone directly. The man flinched back a step. “Are you sure Drakerscape has no King? Because that statement can be refuted any time upon your request if your so inclined to challenge the guardsmen authority in such matters of the King’s law.”

Silverstone stared at me and then bowed his head. “I am not challenging your authority, Sir. I wish to offer assistance to the guards.”

I looked at Captain Hawks. “Your call.”

Hawks nodded his head. “Assistance would be welcome but this is city guards’ case work sense we found her on the King’s streets.”

I nodded and caught the girl trying to bet her eye lashes at me while trying to lore me with a invitation. What the tuss was this chit about? Damnation I did not have the desire nor energy to deal with a young school room chit’s attempts at seduction.

I went back to studying the boy on the table. My eyes caught the trace of a jade green dust under his fingernails. Interesting. I hadn’t caught that the last time.. was it there before? PlI waved them away. “Go on. I have work of my own to finish up. Get my recorder ready Marshall.”

Captain Hawks saluted me and herded the other two out the doors.

Warm Regards

Guardiandogg

Brainstorming: She-hulk, Heavy Metal and long kiss goodnight pt 2 ep 2

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I found the source of the strange twisting of elements in the condo in the living room. She was sitting on the floor with a blaster in her hands pointed to her own chin.

She was naked but for a brown trench coat a pair of boots and glowed with green glow that flickered on her body. She had a glassed eyes dead stare that was haunting if I didn’t hear her breathing I would think she was dead. Her hair kept switching between a jade tint to a normal brunette color. She was a new mutant in a state of shock because of her new physical state. The change had broke out on her suddenly fractured her mental level ground. She was still adjusting or trying to figure out what reality she was in.

“What are you?” She asked in a voice barely above whisper or soft husky hiss tone.

“Miss Waters. I’m Authority Dallas Page. You asked for my judgment in your case. Please, tell me your side of what happened.” I said.

She looked at me with earth shaking eyes. “What are you?” She asked again.

“I’m an archetype of Ice the Elder Dragon to Cyberpunk and the three elemental aliens. Like you are of Earth. I’m here to help you. Tell me what happened.” I carefully. I wanted to get this case going and not have to deal with the lady let alone touch her. Already I had revealed to much of myself. I couldn’t risk alienating myself more in the authorities sector or dealing with what I really was.

She smiled. It was sexy ass fuck grin. Her direct stare saw into my soul and the hidden places I didn’t dare too go. She saw the hidden secrets I haven’t even discovered. A Deadly combination. Still I could see she wasn’t entirely in control of herself. Someone else or something else was speaking through her. Her element maybe or the Earth Dragon personality. “Your not like me at all. Are you one of them? What are you?” She said commanding me now to obey her.

This wasn’t going where I wanted it to go. Already I could feel that otherside of me coming to the surface. “I am Authority. I am not here to answer your questions.. Tell me your story or I will decide your judgement here and now.” I said losing a grip on my other self.

Miss Waters blinked and stared at me with normal eyes. She dropping the weapon. I reached out my hand freezing it in a dome of ice. She stared at me as I walked over and I sat down in a chair near her.

“So…how did you end up with that blaster in your hands? Was it before or after you came into maturity.” I asked her.

Miss Waters shook her head. “I’m not a mutant elemental. It was something else. I didn’t kill Bruce.”

I held up a hand. “So..tell me what happened in a calm voice. I’m listening.”

Warm regards

Guardiandogg

Brainstorming: She-hulk, Heavy Metal and long kiss goodnight pt 1 ep 4

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Dallas

I checked my watch waiting for Shena’s arrival at our table. A looked up when someone slipped into the seat in front of me. I stared at Jan.

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“Your new bitch won’t be coming.” She said and smiled.

I crossed my legs as I smiled at her. “Interesting. So you look exactly the same. What do you want?”

“Your coming with me. I need you to talk with the elder dragon your modeled after. We can talk about us later.”

I shook my head. “I don’t have to do anything I don’t want to do and I don’t tell elder dragons what to do. Your ruining my date by being here.”

I leaned back as she tried grab the front of my shirt. Cyberpunk caught her wrist and frowned at her.

“What the fuck are you doing? You can’t be all acting violent like that Cousin. I told you his maker wouldn’t like it. They got eyes on you. Back off!” Cyberpunk said.

Jan rolled her eyes and jerked her wrist from his grasp and back handed him. Cyberpunk went flying out the bay window of the restaurant down to the city below.

He was going to be pissed when he recovered. Jan reached over grabbing my collar and dragging me across the table.

“Make no mistake about it. You will be coming with me to the Elder’s realm to have a face to face talk with him and convince him to lean toward the righteous path. Hu-man.” She said.

I stared at her as I felt my element start to raise from my core. I touched her wrist freezing her hand in a block of ice. “I don’t interfere in the affairs of aliens. The dragons have their place. This is mean. I am authority. You are just a low tier alien. So FUCK OFF!” I said blasting her with fire and ice from my eyes.

Jan was jerked back toward a brick wall of the restaurant and slid down to floor. She snarled brushing off ice and fire from her clothes to stand and then flew at me reaching for my throat.

I blinked as Shena stood in her underwear between us holding Jan’s throat and wrist. Her lips forming a sexy grin as wrestled with Jan in power struggle of power and lightning.

“Well. Looks like we have a bit of a disgreement here. I do believe he asked you to leave bitch. Let me see you outside.” Shena raced toward the open hole where the bay window had been. They crashed threw the hole falling out.

Holy shit.

I ran window only to be blocked by my maker. He dressed in the same expansive suit sense the first day ten years ago. Everyone in the room bowed to him like he was some high and mighty king.

“What the fuck do you want old man? I told you I wanted no part in your alien political games.”

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Ice smiled. “Take the stairs Jr. Your not a Airhead like one of my sister’s people.”

I flipped him off and ran for the stairs as he disappeared again.

Warm regards

Guardiandogg

Brainstorming: She-hulk, Heavy Metal and long kiss goodnight pt 1 ep 3

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She-Roar

Dinner had been short partly because we were dancing around in stupid conversation the whole evening along just to get going to his place and getting to hit the backboard. I did for a second think I was going to kill him before I had a little fun but I decided to fuck it and have a little fun and maybe dig through his files in his home office to get a lead on where the fucker that killed Waters’ sister was hiding.

Though there could be a strong possibility the fucker was dead and Waters was in denial. I washed my face in the mirror frowning as I noticed my hair change again to a dirty green color. Hmm. I would need to see the doc about that.

The lights flickered out. I stood in darkness for second and felt somebody behind me. I spun out of the way as lights flickered on for a second and went out I saw the black armored assassin with a lazor blade tried to back stab me.

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The lights flickered on from somewhere. I looked around at nothing but empty space and darkness and the fucking assassin.

“Will me your element.”

I frowned at him. “I’m a clone you stupid alien. I have no elements to give you. Your mistaken about-” I leaped up and over his head summersulting over him as he sent a burst of black snow and lightning at me.

He turned slicing my dress up and down the middle until I stood in my bra and panties giving me a long wound across my belly and breast. I snarled in a rage. “That fucking dress cost me half my fee you fucking clown. I’m going to take it out on your ass.”

The assassin moved but I was quicker grabbing his blade and snapping it in half. I came at him as he stared in shock at his weapon for a second. His hesitation gave me the edge I needed to stab him in the chest picked him up and flung him flying into the void until I heard something break against his body and the black void blinked out and I returned to the restroom.

I felt dizy from the blood loss and the rush of the trip back to normal space/time and fell to the floor as I felt a rush of burning. Damn. This was it. I didn’t even get a chance to get my back blown out. The burning spread all over my body. I felt a mixture of pain and rush of energy.

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My vision faded as I saw a strange looking man with numbers on his face grinning down at me. “Yo. What’s up Cous. Damn, I thought you were dead, bitch. The jump start is about to kick in. Get ready. It hurts like a sum-a-bitch!”

Warm regards

Guardiandogg

Brainstorming: She-hulk, Heavy Metal and long kiss goodnight pt 1

Mix…

The Sensational She-Cyberpunk

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Prologue

Jan

I stood outside the authority court house meeting room waiting to get a word from Dallas on whether or not the judges would allow the new evidence to be presented for our case before the day was done. I wish I could be in the meeting room with Dallas. He was nervous though I knew he could handle it. This was a big case for him. I was only happy I could-“

A loud crackle of lightning broke through the sky outside. I looked up through the window ceiling above in time to see flashes of lightning clash together. The rain started immediately and a storm raged outside.

A flash of lightning connected again and I saw two men exchange blows before the taller one knocked the other down. The man fell fast. I screamed ducking away as the man came crashing through the ceiling. Glass flew everywhere cutting into my back and cheek as the body came down to land in the center of the hallway.

I turned looking down at him. I blinked in shock at the battered bloody male body. He was young, dark hair, dark chocolate skin coded with the language of his people dressed in the fashion common to any age or youth generation of the city Newark. I knew who he was instantly. I had worked hard to avoid him and being noticed by his brethern.

I heard the sound of laughter shake the city and the elements I could only sense converging to lay claim to this realm.

I went over to him quickly gathering him in my arms and wiping away the blood and glasses on his body and face. I slapped his coded face lightly. “Wake up, you damn elemental. You can’t die out on me. Wake the hell up. Damn it.” I said and kept slapping his face now.

Nothing worked. His body was going paler by the seconds. The city shook with the monsters laughter as the Heavy Metal Dragon Cyberpunk slowly faded out of existence.

There was nothing I could do. I wasn’t what he had become. I hadn’t been good enough. He couldn’t die. I couldn’t afford for him to die.

“You can’t die. Please. I need you alive. You can’t die. Please. I need you alive. Damn it Cyberpunk LIVE!” I screamed at him and punched his chest.

A flash of light exploded between us bathing the hallway in light and fire for an instant.

Cyberpunk opened his eyes and stared at me and then he came to his feet and blinking at me in surprise. “Thanks, little Cousin. Sorry, about the change. You look great though. Later.” He said and then leaped up out of the hole in the ceiling.

I stared up wiping my face on my jacket. I felt Dallas behind me. “Did the judge accept the evidence?” I asked him not wanting him to see me. I was changed. I had no idea into what though with my luck.

“Ah. No. It’s too late. They’re sentencing him to life. So you ever plan on telling me your were a dragon/alien like Cyberpunk? Are you going to look at me?”

I sighed and turned to look at him. Dallas stared at me. I frowned at him as I rose from the floor. I noticed the change by how I stood a head taller then his 6’2 height.

I felt different. I felt…sexy, strong, powerful and by the look on Dallas’s perfect face he thought so too. I smiled at him as I shook off my jacket and brushed off the glass from my blond hair, shirt and brushed off my pants. “Don’t worry about it. We’ll get em next time. I can give you a back massage to cheer you up?”

Dallas nodded “Sounds good. Let’s go.” He said taking my hand and leading me away.

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I giggled and followed him.

Warm Regards

Guardiandogg

Mary Little

The full episode

“I have a name. Skylark. Inform this peasant mutant whom he is speaking with.” The lady said midly.

My father turned in his seat and facing young Styx. “Her name’s lady Mary Little. She is my elfin wife of a sort and also my book keeper and manager of my affairs.”

Styx shook his head. “Mary is a proper Edo lady’s name. She’s a dark elf pure blood.”

“Mary Little is her name…..in the public. I have no idea what her real name is because according to their beliefs Mary’s hold power over her people. It’s close enough to the truth though.”

“But she has power over you though. Is that it?”

Lord Skylark shrugged. “My child is in her. It is what it is. My child will not be an orphan or live as we did. Be respectful.” He said simple.

Styx frowned but said nothing more. He studied the beautiful elf on the other seat facing him. “My apologies Mum. I am Styx Shade. I meant no disrespect to you. It’s my street up bringing and such. Sense your married to my brother that would make you my elder sister in-law.”

Miss Little held up her hand. “Skylark has no family. You-” She paused looking between them and frowned. She fixed her gaze on Lord Skylark. “Skylark. Who is this boy to you?”

“He was raised for a time by Mother Fin.” He said.

“He will not be an heir to your holdings. No matter what legal agreements stand between you two or otherwise.” Miss Little said with a calm assurance.

“I am his teacher. Styx is going to be my disciple. Once inducted into the guild he will make his way on his own. He has a gift. I wish to nurture.”

Miss Little snorted and caught Styx staring at her in confusion. She looked at him pointedly. “What are you confused about boy? You are a boy in fact. How old are seventeen summers at the most?”

Styx shook his head. “Seventeen and a half fall days Mum. Again, I apologize for my low born behavior. It’s just a habit and experiences I have had.”

The Jones Book: Home going

Iren

Daddy’s breathes came in graspy and shallow. I counted them in my head as his heart monitor was starting to give out.

Damn him.

I had told him to get the damn device put in his chest. Why? Why? Why couldn’t he ever listen to me on it? Damnable pride.

John Henry Jones didn’t answer to no one not even the daughter that had care for him, paid his bills and gambling debts and cooked his meals.. Damn him and his male pride and….

He looked at me. I went over to his bed and took his hand. He stared at me narrowing his eyes. I knew his thoughts.

“I promise. I’ll get the book to the Seed. I won’t let you down.”

His face relaxed. He smiled at me as he died. The doctors and nurses pushed me away. I picked up the old giant leather book from my chair. I backed away as the doctors tried to save him. My phone vibrated in my pocket. That was Chad. I had to go.

I stayed though. Until, it was finally over. They left the room quietly and covered his face. This was it. The paper was already signed. Daddy would get cremation and have his ashes buried next to my mother’s grave..It was over.

No. I still had one more favor to do for my Daddy. One more job that had to get done. Then I was done and on my own.

I turned to go but then stopped. Damn him. He couldn’t leave me nothing but a job to do for him. I wasn’t even allowed to look inside the book.

I looked back at him and went over to his body. His face was frozen with that same happy expression. I looked under his shirt and took the necklace that had the ring.

Leave it girl. Don’t you dare take it when I’m gone. It’s bad luck.

I heard his Warnings in my head from days before when I asked him if I could have it. He had shook his head stiffly and made me promise not to take it. He said it wasn’t right for a woman to have a ring from his thieving days. He said the ring was cursed. But, he never took it off or got rid of it. He always had it sense before I could remember.

I looked at the inscription inside the gold band. JJ x LB.

I knew JJ was Daddy so whoever LB was had to be my mother. If not I was going to find out. I took the necklace from him. I turned to leave and froze.

Chad Whett stood in the door way in a black hoodie two gold chains and black jeans. He stared at me knowing the promise I had made to my Daddy. I put the necklace on and raised my chin at him. “You got something to say shorty?”

Chad smiled. “I’m just waiting for you to come on. We got a flight to catch.”

“Your not-“

“Save it. You’re already losing it. Can’t let that happen. It would effect our business together. Let’s go.” He said and looked at my father. “See you, John.” He said turning and walking away.

I turned back to Daddy picking up the book before I leaned down and kissed his cheek. “Sorry. But, you should have expected it from me. I am your daughter.”

I turned and walked quickly out of the room.

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Four swords of Katie Holmes Chapter 18 Heart

I woke up several hours later, hungry and feeling a sense of my balance return though that consent cloud of darkness seemed to shade my thoughts in depression. I noticed my old pj’s on my body and the scent of lavender in my old room.

Damn.

I started to get up and heard foot steps coming from the stairs up to my room. I tried to raise and fell back on my bed. Damn. I was still too tired and hungry. Xenia came into the room dressed in a white robe and smelling freeze from the shower.

She had a tray of a plate of beacon and eggs with a pancakes breakfast in her right hand a glass of juice in the other. She gave me a look. “Time for breakfast. Good morning.”

“You can’t stay.” I said.

Xenia ignored my comment as she came to sit on the bed next to me. She pasted the tray to me. I took it picked up thr knife and fork. I started in on the breakfast.

Xenia sat quietly staring at me while I ate in silence until I was done and then finished it off with the tall drink. The taste and freshness of the drink cleared my dark mood instantly making me realize it was again that special drink.

I downed the drink in one go and then set the tray and drink aside on the bed to face off against Xenia. Her robe was half open a bit revealing her naked breasts. I fixed back to cover her so that I wouldn’t get distracted.

“What’s your plan here?” I asked.

Xenia shook her head. “No plan. No games. I’m taking care of you. Don’t over think it. Your brothers are all out and about handling something. Zadok’s down stairs with several other tribesmen until they get back.”

I frowned. “Get back from where? Doing what? The Deltas are supposed to be doing the work now.”

“They didn’t bother to explain it to me. They just said they’re hunting for someone.”

Warm regards

Guardiandogg

Four swords of Katie Holmes Chapter 17 Diamond

I reclined in bed next to my girl while she delt out the cards in bed between us. Twila’s breasts where un covered as she smoked her thin cigar and frowned in concentration.

“There. Let’s play.” Twilla said smoothly picking up her five cards.

I took up my four cards and studied my hand. I wasn’t surprised by the arrangement. It was what I could expect from Twilla when we played the game.

A modified Ace of clubs with the sword and cross symbol on the card, King of Hearts, 10 of Diamonds and a wild joker. It was a image of family.” I said and put down the 10 of diamonds.

Twilla put down a card. It was a Jack of Diamonds. “Hmm. Interesting. He’s your match up. The one coming for you to take your crown to your sword.”

“He hasn’t come at me yet. Why?”

Twilla shrugged. “Don’t know. I don’t see the future just patterns. Next card.”

I put down the Ace of Spades. “Whose coming for him?”

Twilla put down a Ace of Diamonds. “He’s looking to trade up. He had a lot distractions for his rival.” Shee said softly. “He’s calling you in a bit.”

I put down the King of Hearts. “The man after Heart already attacked him twice. The day Momma died and making his woman leave. What diamond is he?”

Twilla smiled. “You get the pattern.” She said and put down the King of Diamonds.

“Shit.” I said. “Their all from the same family. Wait.” I said and put down the Joker. “Whoses left?”

Twilla put down the second Joker on the bed. She leaned back shuffling the rest of the cards in her hand. “Hmm. I have no idea what the fuck this person is. Becareful. I think this person is insane.”

Damn. I looked at her as she played with the cards. “The Deltas. What can you tell me about them?”

Twilla frowned and then put four cards down before setting the cards down. She laid a card below two cards and set two cards to the side.

I pointed at the two cards. “Who are these?”

Twilla smiled. “Vince and his lady.” She said.

I turned them over. It was A king and Queen of Spades. “I didn’t know Vince was married.”

Twilla giggled. “Neither does he, yet. No. I’m not seeing the future. He’s betrothed.”

I snorted and turned over the other cards and froze. The regular Ace of Spades and the King of Spades. Hmm. “So Vince isn’t the strongest of the family? It’s his brother Pete?”

Twilla shrugged. “Try not to think of it in terms of strongest. What is different about their cards and yours. What do you notice?” She asked.

I noticed it quickly. “The Deltas are of the same suit. They’re high rated and their united. What does that say about my brothers and I? There’s nothing the same about me and my brothers. How the fuck are we going to win?

Twilla stared at me. She turned over my cards. The sword and cross symbol was on the back of them. I frowned. I took the other cards they were all ordinary red back designs.

I whistled. “Shit. It’s scary how you do that girl. You coming back to my place.”

Twilla grinned. “You mean your room at your Momma’s house.”

I shrugged. “Yeah. So your staying with me?”

“I’m staying with you. Answer your phone.”

I frowned and then it rang on the nightstand to my right. I rolled my eyes at her as I picked it up.

Warm regards

Guardiandogg

The chronicler’s notes on Lord Shade’s rise

June 9th, 1865
The 2nd age, Edo’s dawn

What is the essence of the man? No. That sounds stupid. My father said it best in this fashion.

“If I had one fault regarding Styx is the man being to damn clingy with the few friends he has and to damn steam cycle mad.” – Lord Ethan Skylark, May 6th, 1863.

My father meant of course that Lord Shade didn’t engage in the sport of wrenching and gambling as a past time as my father had occasion to do.

Lord Shade has always been a man of proticular tastes. Sense his youth he prefers beer, horses and stream cycle racing. Most importantly he has always preferred the company of a select few chosen intimates of a small circle. The exclusion of whores being his chief concern. Not from a moralistic point of view but a more practical sense. Lord Shade has little trust for people outside his circle.

Lady Shade said it as follows..
“Styx has never encountered a whore that hasn’t tried to remove his natural endowment or been a chief element in him almost losing his life.”

Now…We come to a brief account from Lord Ethan Skylark on meeting, trainning and the first cases my father and Lord Shade went on. I will tell their tales leaving no detail out as I have seen it but for certain events of private information of clients still in Lord Shade’s books.


Now. Their meeting began some eighteen years ago in a private club of Lords at the tail end of a poker game my father was losing….on purpose.

To be continued…

Warm regards

Guardiandogg