Meri Doesn’t Mind if Celeste Looks Old: Part Five

Celeste

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“I can bear you the rest of the way,” said Lladdwr. “But first…”

zoom“Yes,” said Ceidwad, giving herself a thorough shake. “We’ve been putting off telling you something…”

“Koude hit to wayten?” he said as he motioned for Lladdwr to let him mount.

“No,” said Ceidwad. “This may be nothing at all. And then again…” She paused under the rattling aspen leaves to sort through some feathers. ”

“Wel thanne what?”

“Mother Celeste and her sisters are now quite aged,” she said with a deep bob of her head.

“So? Thou dost knowe that weo on erthe sithence the byginnynge of al memory hanimages (21) ben, righte? No thyng a-lyve beth eldre than Ich am.”

“I’m sorry,” said Ceidwad with a snap of each wing before fixing her gaze upon him. “My attempt to be gentle has simply undone things. I have no choice but to be direct and I apologize for having delayed telling you. Razzorbauch turned our mothers into old hags when he made them prisoners of Mount Bed. They still have endless lives, but not endless youth.”

Old-Women-2_edited-2“They lok olde?”

“That’s what we’re saying,” she said. “And we had no idea how someone who has always had eternal youth would alvitaface having his lover be gnarled and aged, so we didn’t speak up when we probably should have. Have we made you upset with us?”

“Up-sette with thou? Fithel-stikkes!” he said, tramping about in distraction. “Alacke! The oonly way to chaungen hem bakke is with the Grete Staf of Power and the Cristal Herte. And evene thanne, weo myghte neede the Ffirst Wysardes grimoire.”

“Our mothers have accepted their fate Meri, and they hold out hope that the Elven Prophesy is true. If that be, then perhaps they will indeed be turned back, and eventually will only have been old for a mere moment in your time. The question is, how are you
managing right now?”

“What?”

“Mother Celeste has longed for you these live-long years. Will your shock at the sight of her upset her?”

“O!” he said, stopping short at the sight of how it all was. “Ich see. Wel my derre Celeste wol alwey the moost bryhte sterre in the hevenes ybe. That beth al she by the lok in myn eyn wol gete.”

“Well then,” said Ceidwad, rising to her feet with a shake of her feathers. “Are we ready?”raven-cut-753011

Meri gave her a sudden hug and a pat, did a handspring and hopped astride Lladdwr as he rose to his feet.

“Finally off his swyving toute!” croaked Ocker from somewhere overhead.

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Deep in the desert of the Middle East, Adela flashed up to a grand door of a great palace. It was about three hours after dusk, and the wind was blowing a light sand blanketof silk, covering any and all tracks on the sandy floor of the moon-lit desert. The oversized door creaked open, revealing massive guards with swords on their hips. Adela was greeted by a beautiful, little creature, in her late teens, with dark, toned, silky skin,and dark, haunting brown eyes. The slender, athletic body was clad in robes made of the finest materials that revealed every curve without actually showing the flesh below.Another young woman with blonde hair, blue eyes, and also small, athletic body took Adela by the hand. Adela could smell that both of these two were human girls, but this was not unusual for this king of the desert.

The girls guided Adela to a door, and as the door opened, the smell of sex and essence filled the air. Adela shook her head, his appetite for lust was never quenched, and he always wanted more. The room had lavish loveseats and couches all about, and plush pillows were tossed all about on the floor. At the end of the room, a man draped in gold and a lavish robe, sat upon a throne of gold, and on both sides were two women with their chests exposed for the world to see. In his left hand was a golden staff that was filled with gems.

He motioned for her to come towards him. As she approached, she bowed her head as he also returned in respect. One of his guards forcefully grabbed her by the shoulder and tried to force her to her knees, not even a hair could he budge of her.

Fahim sat silently, looking irritated, tapping his fingers and thumb on the top of the staff. Not a breath was breathed throughout the entire room, except for Adela; she was the only one that felt sure of what was to come. Fahim’s men hung their heads in fear of what was to come.

Adela knew full well that men in this area of the world did not take kindly to a woman showing power and defiance, but then again, she was now the Queen of the Night. She knew this coven was going to be the hardest to swing her way, but would most likely make the rest fall in line.

A clacking snap of his fangs to gain attention, “So the stories, they are true. Tiss you that slayed that burden on our lands.” He motioned her closer with his pointer finger.

“The story of the Guardian?”

Adela nodded a confirming yes. Fahim sat back in his throne, looking Adela up and down. He had always found her unusually attractive, but now, she was the very vampire that had taken out the man he despised more than anything on this planet. This fact made her that much more desirable to him. The question was could he finally have this conquest?

“Your personal Guardian?”

“He rather belongs to my great-grandniece.”

“So, it seems that fate has graced your family with a second Guardian.”

There was a deadly silence in the room; even a pin drop would have rung throughout the entire room. He called a servant over to him and whispered something in his ear. The servant left the room as though he was on a dire mission.

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Author Bio: J.L McFadden was born in  Pennsylvania and spent his life bouncing around the States until beginning to travel the world. Starting out he was a well-known musician in upstate New York that had a heavy playing schedule. Later he went back to his home state to work in the Lumber mills of the mountains. In California working in sales, management and even directed a small moving company until deciding to see the world. His travels around the world have allotted him to not only join an International Aikikai Aikido Federation, but have trained with Sanseis from Belgium, Ukraine, Russia and other European countries. He accounts his journeys and meeting of new people to his broad character types in his books.

Book Blurb:  While still doubled over, picking up a book, Adela stated with a sultry voice, “One of these days, I am going to make you deliver on all of those promised ideas, running through your head when you watch me.” She had a playful sound to her voice with her smile, telling that fulfilling his dreams was not out of the question.

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