I quietly slipped on the gauzy outfit, the top only covering my breasts, while large sleeves covered my arms, coming down into a band around each wrist. The belt with the little metal disks was around my hips, the large gauzy bits of the fabric covering the front and backs of my legs, while coming down to rest just below my ankles.
I had fastened a small bangle around each ankle before putting on a small amount of make up on my body, to hide my scars from the sight of the others. While I was not ashamed of my scars, I knew they would attract unwanted attention to myself, so I made sure to carefully hide them.
Glancing at my reflection in the mirror, I almost gasped at what I saw. I looked nothing like my normal self, the clothes making my body looks slimmer than it really was, I looked attractive and the way my hair fell in ringlets down over my shoulders and back gave the look a stunning finish.
Smiling, I quietly left the house and made my way to the town, where I was off, to do what I did best. And that was to be sexy while killing Templars. And boy, was I good at that.
Of course, the Templars never ever looked good, so, I never really spared them… Okay, I lie. Damian was a sexy Templar… He’s still sexy, just not a Templar any more… Hafiz is sexy, he used to be a Templar, but he’s still very sexy… And to think, I live with both of them…
Shaking my head, I gave a small smile and continued towards the market where I knew my target would be, enjoying the festivities. Sadly, because of the material, I wouldn’t be able to conceal a weapon on myself, but I don’t need a weapon to kill a single man, I have other ways.
I knew people were staring at me as I moved through the crowds with ease. As I think about it though, if I hadn’t become an Assassin, I would probably have been a belly dancer.
There was music up ahead, and as I listened to it, I could tell it was the kind belly dancers danced to. So, I now had to hope my target was nearby and watching the dance, otherwise it could take a while to find him in this crowd.
As I moved closer to the group of dancers, I spotted my target. He was a large man, clearly one who enjoyed good food, as his girth was twice the size of a normal mans. But there was power in his arms, so I shouldn’t underestimate that.
Once I was with the dancers I began to slowly move towards my target while dancing in time to the music as the other dancers did, the gauzy fabric flowing around me as I moved my hips and the rest of my body. But to be honest, this was so much better than fighting, it was relaxing, yet at the same time a good workout.
I saw the man glance over at me and gave a small smile, batting my eyelashes at him in a flirty way. I had never flirted before and I didn’t have any plans on cheating on Hafiz, but at the same time, I was going to use myself to lure my target away. I knew for a fact that most men thought with their jewels when they got excited.
The music began to get faster, thus making all the dancers move faster, and since I didn’t want to blow my cover, I moved faster also. After a while of this, the music finally slowed and stopped, allowing myself and the rest of the dancers to come to a finish, giving a small bow at the same time to the crowd, whom had all clapped once the dance was over.
I followed the dancers back towards where they had their tent and glanced over my shoulder to see that my target was following from a distance. I gave a small smirk and moved away from the group and into a side alley, watching the rest of the dancers move past. I was hoping that my target had seen where I went, as it’d make things easy, but I knew that things were never easy.
As the crowd moved away to see something else, the man walked to the entrance of the alley and looked around before moving down it, walking towards where I was leaning against the wall, the gauzy fabric clinging to my body and showing off more than I wanted to.
‘What’s a pretty girl like you doing in a place like this?’ He asked as he came over, his beefy hands going towards my body, while I moved away from them.
‘I could ask you the same thing.’ I replied, noticing that his eyes were wandering over my body, I bet he was thinking all manner of dirty thoughts, the way his tongue darted over his lips. I didn’t want to wait any longer so I slowly began to move further into the alley, the man following.
‘You’re all alone girl, and I think you deserve a little fun.’ The man said as he got me up against a wall, his hands placed on either side of me. I knew what he was planning, and I wouldn’t have none of it.
‘Sorry buddy. But I’m already married and have kids.’ I ducked down under his attempt to kiss me and keened him in the groin, watching him quickly drop his hands to hold his manhood as he made a whimpering noise. Moving quickly, I pulled the sash free from his belt and put it around his neck, strangling him. He fought back of course, trying to pull the fabric free of his neck, while managing to get me with a few punches, I grunted as he caught my hip, but I kept up my grip on the fabric.
I watched as he started to make weak gasping noises, starting to look like a grounded fish that floundered about on land. I kept up the pressure on his windpipe, watching as his efforts to get free began to stop, his punches becoming like those a baby would use on a parent when it was upset.
The man gave a very large shudder before he went limp and became a dead weight. I grunted as he fell backwards onto my legs, causing myself to fall down into the sand as the man’s corpse trapped my legs.
After a small struggle, I managed to free myself and get back on my feet. Looking around to make sure no one was nearby, I left the alley and began to make my way home through the town, the hot sun beating down from above. This was one of the first missions I had completed in this new town.
Jerusalem was my new home now, and I was still loyal to my brotherhood no matter what. But the thing that commanded my loyalty before the brotherhood was my family and children. If I had to protect one, my family and children would come first. No matter what.
Once out of the town, I began the trek to my home that was the outside the outskirts of the city.
To be with my children again, there was nothing more I could ask for.
Miranda, Damian © Me
Hafiz © *sooner7
~~Chapter 2: Dragon Realm~~
While terrifying beasts of myth and legend reside here, they are not all we make them out to be, in fact, some of them are actually quiet kind and caring, not to mention wise beyond our reckoning.
Truth be told, we were but ants to them… Ants with big guns.
The night sky was clear of clouds, as the silver dragoness lay down on the rocky ledge and folded her wings over her back before resting her head on her paws and falling fast asleep.
At least sleeping was what she planned on doing, before a shadow was cast over her, indication something big was in the sky above her.
Growling, she slowly opened her eyes and unfurled her wings before rolling onto her back, only to see the shadow was just a cloud passing over head.
Sighing, she lay back down on her stomach and folded her wings back over her back. “Why am I so jumpy…?” Shaking her head, she closed her eyes and tried to fall back asleep.
Of course, it wasn’t going to happen, not that night anyway.
Gadzooks sighed and opened her eyes again and stared up at the night sky, sleep wasn’t coming to her, she didn’t know why, but she felt that something was wrong.
That something bad was going to happen.
“But what? I have to know.” Standing up, she spread her wings and leapt up into the night sky and began flying towards where the portal to the realms was, well, at least where she hopped it was anyway.
Flying wasn’t easy though, her wings hadn’t grown properly with the rest of her body, which in turn meant they were far too small to support her weight, which meant she had to use simple magic to help herself be able to fly.
But, something ran into her, causing her to lose her balance and pretty much start plummeting towards the ground. But thinking fast, she managed to snap open her wings, and turn the plummet into a steep glide.
Once on the ground, she grabbed whatever had hit her in her talons and then made sure it couldn’t escape.
“Who are you and what do you want?!” She snarled, baring her fangs.
“Whoa, whoa, calm down missy.” The small creature chuckled from where it was pinned, not scared at all by the huge dragon standing over it.
“I asked you a question, now answer me or I rip out your throat right here and now.” The dragon snarled, not in a good mood.
“Who, me? Pfffttt, I’m just a traveller, nothing more. I ain’t here to harm you.”
“Then why are you…?” Gadzooks froze before letting go of the creature. “You’re from another realm… Aren’t you…?”
“Ah, so, we have a clever one.” He smirked. “Until we meet again, Gadzooks~” And then he back flipped onto his hand and then onto his feet before flying away.
The dragoness watched him fly away. “How did he know my name…?”
Gadzooks, Vampey © Miranda Rose Miller
~~Chapter 1: Human Realm~~
It was the year 2245AD and the whole world was at peace. Of course, that’s what they made us think, made us believe anyway. There was still small, secret wars fought all over the place, but they were kept hidden from the public, so as not to scare them.
Because, to be perfectly honest, this world was on the brink of collapsing.
Ashe quickly deleted the file and then stood up from where she’d been crouching before going and melting into the crowds, she had been requested to go and meet up with possibly the most wanted person on the entire planet.
Of course she was scared, she knew hardly anything about this person, almost all files that were held about them were classified and only the government could access and look at them, so, it was nearly impossible for Ashe to see them, let alone read the contents of the files.
‘Why me? I mean, seriously, I’m just like any other person here, just… Normal and boring… Not to mention very shy and quiet…’ She sighed and shook her head before jumping onto a turbo lift and catching a lift up.
Once up at the level she needed to be, Ashe began walking along the footpath towards where she had parked her hover bike, only to find it gone and a notice hovering in its place. Ashe sighed and grabbed the notice and looked at it before groaning. “Not again… That’s the third time this week…”
Ashe deleted the notice and then began to trudge along towards the nearest car yard. This has the third time in this week alone that her bike had been “destroyed” by a turbo taxi. Either the drivers never noticed her bike, or they were just careless and didn’t care at all about another person’s transportation.
When she arrived, the car yard was pretty much empty, but there were a few turbo taxies still parked in their slots, each one charging for the next shift. But Ashe ignored them and headed over towards the office box to speak with the manager of lot.
“Oi! Is anyone in there?!” She asked, while banging on the door. Getting no response, she growled and began to stalk away only to hear the door open.
“Yes?” The man looked like he was half asleep, his face haggard.
Ashe growled and stalked over to him, grabbing him by the front of his shirt and slamming him into the wall. “Your bloody turbo taxies destroyed my bike! Again! And that’s the third time this week! If you don’t replace it and stop destroying it, I will sue your company!”
The man froze before he slowly nodded. “R-right away miss! W-what brand of hover bike was it you were after?” He replied, picking up the phone with a shaky hand.
She growled. “The standard model. With a black paint job.” He nodded and then made the call, looking scared the entire time.
Ashe watched him, letting go of his shirt and just folding her arms over her breasts, watching as he hung up and set the phone down. “Well?”
“T-the bike will be here tomorrow…” The man said, looking more terrified of the purple haired girl in front of him.
The girl growled. “I will be here to pick it up in the morning. If it’s not here…” She clenched a hand into a fist, drawing a knife out of thin air. “You will suffer.”
The guy whined and nodded like crazy. “It’ll be here! D-don’t you worry!”
She glared and put away the knife. “Good.” Ashe shoved him back into his office before stalking back out to the footpath and walking away towards where the meeting place was set at.
Thankfully the meeting place was only twenty minutes away. Unthankfully, it decided to start pouring.
Within two minutes of it raining, Ashe was soaked through and she had to run to get to the meeting place, despite not being able to see a thing within five feet in front of her.
She managed to get to the dinner on the edge of the city as the rain started to let up some, but not a lot, of course, she was still soaked.
The dinner was empty when she walked in, of course, it was old and run down, not even any rats lived in it, which wasn’t normal.
Shivering, Ashe wrapped her arms around herself and walked around the dinner. “H-hello? I-I was asked to come here to meet someone…”
“Were you followed?”
The girl jumped and spun around, drawing one of her knifes and looking around in fear. “N-not that I’m aware of…”
“Good.” There was a thump before there was the sound of someone dusting off their clothes.
Ashe spun around to look towards the sound, trembling in fear. “Who… Who’s there…?”
The person walked forwards out of the shadows, a hood covering her face and flaps of material flapping as she walked. “The names Rose. Miranda Rose.”
Miranda, Ashe © Me
There are four known realms in this universe, there are possibly many more, like there are undiscovered planets. But for now, let’s just stick with the ones we know of.
The first realm we know of is our own, it goes by the name “the human realm.” Then there is the Dragon realm, where the terrifying beasts that spew forth fire from their mouths amongst other things, reside.
Then there is the Elven realm, where the elves reside, along with fairies and the majestic centaurs. After that came the Vampieren realm, where the vampires and creatures of the night lived, hardly anyone dared to travel there, it wasn’t safe.
But then again, only one person had ever travelled between the realms and come back alive. He had said that it got harder the further you went, and that it was like walking over a tightrope that had a bottomless void below and that it felt like he was walking through quicksand all the while.
When he came back to our realm, he gave an account of his trip, and then retired, no one knows where he went, or if he’s still alive.
But lately, the gap between the realms have been shrinking, making the passage easier and easier. No one knows what this means, or if it’s bad.
It seems the realms are going to combine… For good.
Read at own risk, as it may contain spoilers.
Quiet a good movie in my opinion, and the acting by everyone was spectacular.
The main character of the movie is Barnabas Collins(aka, Johnny Depp) who is a normal boy at the beginning of the movie who moved with his family from Liverpool to the New World where he and his family set up they’re home there, only later on when he is older, there’s this… “witch” that takes a fancy to him and the result is her killing his parents and then when she finds out he loves someone, she kills her as well and then curses Barnabas and turns him into a Vampire.
He spends the next two centuries in a coffin before he comes back and then find’s himself in 1972.
And now, I shall stop writing spoilers and let you go and watch the movie for yourself.
All in all, a great film and I enjoyed it a lot.