(Again, we shall revel in my teenage originality. Everyone groan in unison.)
Disclaimer: Immortal Wars was the book I came up with and wrote in high school. I hadn’t even hit college by the time I wrote the first two books. That means I hadn’t developed my style yet, wasn’t good at self-editing, and the story was fairly basic. So, you’ve been warned that this is the ultimate author throwback segment for my blog and will show my author origins. FYI- I put the first book (The Summoning) through a Print-on-Demand publisher and the second one (Light, Blood, & Tears) never saw the light of day. Enjoy!
“Look who I found on top of the warship. He managed to throw Kilanus through Crol’s glass ceiling and escaped through the hole. The whelp didn’t even hear me coming up behind him,” says Psylon as she drops Infinity at Adriana’s feet. When Psylon woke up from Fate’s luck-caused avalanche, she had aimlessly stumbled toward the warship. Just as she arrived, Psylon saw Kilanus get thrown through the glass roof. Guessing that one of the planet guardians had to be there, the villain nimbly climbed the side of the ship and waited for Infinity to arrive. As soon as he came out of the hole in the glass, she decked him with her morning star.
“I guess he was more trouble than I thought. Nice job, Psylon. But is he dead?” asks Adriana as she gently prods Infinity’s head with her foot.
“Not yet. I thought you might want to throw him into the pit after the girls are finished having fun. Send him up against Solix and see who’s the better guardian. I’ll put my money on the old man,” laughs Psylon. She drags Infinity to the cage that holds Solix and carelessly throws the Earth guardian inside. She makes sure to throw him into Solix and knock the two of them into the metal bars.
“How could this young man defeat you so easily, Kilanus? You were supposed to be our secret weapon against the new guardians,” whispers Tegam while he walks up behind the blond teenager. Kilanus had successfully broken her bonds before she hit the ground, but the glass that she went through still managed to heavily slash the immortal. Her face is lightly covered in dry blood, even though the deep wounds have healed.
“It wasn’t my fault. He is much more powerful and dangerous than he appeared. You should have seen the way he destroyed Crol. It was very impressive.”
“I think you are not telling us something, Kilanus. What happened between you and the guardian in Crol’s cell? I sense another ambition somewhere in your future that deals with this specific guardian,” mentions Startrix in her eerie, dead-leaf voice.
“Nothing happened. I watched him turn Crol into a large pile of ashes and then I tried to catch him for my mother. That is all that happened. I may have toyed with him for a few seconds, but I used everything I had at my disposal to permanently stop him. I would appreciate it if you could use actually proof when accusing me of betrayal. Mother, I swear that I tried to contain him and bring him to you. So I tried to seduce him. It isn’t like I’d be the first one to use my talented charms to get a man to surrender,” insists Kilanus with her arms crossed while she leans against the cage.
“Why am I not at all surprised about that? After all is said and done, you are still Adriana’s daughter. You are probably prone to intense actions of nymphomania just like your mattress of a mother,” exclaims Startrix. Everyone around her takes a few nervous steps away, except for Tegam. He practically leaps across the pit and ducks behind a large alien with the body of a tiger and head of a serpent.
“Hey! Who are you calling a mattress!” explains Adriana.
“Just because my mom sleeps with any guy who crosses her path doesn’t mean I act like that. I’m nothing like her. I actually have some standards when it comes to men,” says Kilanus ignoring her mother’s outburst.
“If Adriana did not sleep with every man that she met, you would definitely not have been conceived. And do not think I did not see you looking at the guardian just now, Kilanus. I can see that you want him. Your mother looks the same way at almost every male that comes in contact with her. She’s nothing more than a sex fiend.”
“Quiet! Will both of you shut up before I kill the both of you! I would appreciate it if my sex life was not announced to everyone here. Understood!” shouts Adriana.
“It isn’t like they don’t already know from experience,” mumbles Kilanus while she turns her back on Startrix and Adriana. A quick, echoing whack on Kilanus’ head gets all of her attention and Kilanus turns around to see Adriana looking very angry. The staff of healing is in her hands and the imprint on Kilanus’ head matches the magical weapon.
“I will talk to you after we dispose of these four interferences. And trust me, Kilanus. You will not like what I am going to say or do to you,” whispers Adriana as her temper slowly dissipates.
“Can we please get on with this?” asks Cybro. He points at Psylon, who is waiting for someone to tell her when to start the entertainment.
“Right. Sorry for the little interruption, but I had to put those two in their place. Now that Psylon is here, we can start the show. If you will do the honor, fire-starter.” Adriana walks over to Solix’s cage and gives him a wicked smile.
“Which one of the girls do you like more than the other, old man? Miracle, the Venus guardian, or Hydrana, the Neptune guardian?” asks Adriana while Psylon starts spinning her morning star over her head. A low hum begins to emanate from the magical weapon as the spinning becomes incredibly faster.
“Don’t do it, Adriana. I swear that I will destroy all of you if either Miracle or Hydrana are killed because of your actions,” threatens Solix. He kicks Adriana’s face through the bars and tries to teleport out of the cage. An invisible energy field suddenly envelops Solix before he gets away. The field surges through him to cause incredible pain and breaks his concentration.
“Miracle, huh? You just sealed her fate. Okay, Psylon. Use your magic on our vicious illusionist. Make it interesting.”