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Septhera

The city lights were really amazing. I’ve missed this when I’m still doing that

stupid mission Alejandro sent me.” Cleo said while standing on the top of a

building with her hands on her hips while looking at the city. For months there

league governor sent her to a mission that she really didn’t want to do but

because of the rules, she was forced to do it.

“Stupid? Well let me tell that it not just a stupid mission. It is just that your heart

softened upon seeing that little girl being killed in front of you, without you doing

anything.” Zion retorted while gazing at her.

Cleo flinched after hearing what Zion said. The scene kept on repeating on her

mind. An innocent little girl get killed in front of her helplessly. She saw how the

dagger was buried in the girl’s heart and the flow of blood from it. She admitted in

her mind that she really feel pity to the girl. She stayed silent reminiscing her past.

” Spare my daughter please. You’re free to kill us but not her. She’s still young

and..” the poor mother didn’t finish what she’s about to say when a strong hand

slapped her which causes her to fall. She cried because of too much pain she got

from the group of men who barged in to their house.

“young and what? You have no rights to command us what we should and

shouldn’t do. We’re having fun here. Right boys?” then the people around her

started to laugh. On the other side of the room was a seven-year old girl whom is

being held by a man while she’s staring at her mother. Tears are visible in her

eyes.

“What are we supposed to do with this kid here?”

“I’m begging you. Please don’t kill her.” the woman said. The leader of the gang

turned his back then shot her using a gun straight in the forehead which

immediately killed her. The poor child wailed upon seeing her mother lie on the

ground with blood oozing from her forehead.

The leader looked at the child then walked towards the door.

“Get everything you think is valuable. Spare that child. Let’s go.” when the group

left the room. The child walked to her mother then held its hand while crying. After

that everything went black.

“You’re into it again right?” Zion asked. He held Cleo’s shoulder then makes her

face him. He was not surprised when he saw a tear escaped from her eyes.

“Stop being weak Cleofe, instead you should make your past experiences as a

foundation for the present and future. Alright?” Cleofe nodded and wiped her

tears away.

“Let’s go. Alejandro must be waiting for us.”They walked out of the rooftop and go

back to their headquarters, The Phaedra’s Den. It is located in the outskirts of

Plaean District hidden beneath the Plaean tower. It is a place where sorcerers

and witches were trained. They are working in the shadows. Every mission they

did is done at night. Zion and the other people there are the same except Cleofe.

After that incident in their house twelve years ago, she was found by Helix

Leyndor, the father of Alejandro. Helix adopted her and treated her like his own

child since Alejandro is the only son of Helix. Alejandro also takes good care of

Cleofe because he treats her like her own sister. It is the reason why Alejandro is

protective to Cleofe.

Phaedra’s Den, Plaean District

“Cleo, what’s with the rush?” Alejandro said. Cleo entered the meeting hall

without a knock, she walked towards her brother and hugged him tightly them

afterwards, cried like a child.

Alejandro gives Zion who’s behind Cleo an interrogating look. Wondering why his

sister is crying that much. Zion just gave him a nod.

“Stop crying Cleo. I don’t want to see my sister crying like this. Do you want to

take a rest first?” He didn’t wait for Cleo’s answer, in a snap of his finger. Cleo fell

asleep.

“Zion bring her to her room then afterwards go back here. We need to talk about

something really important.” Alejandro gave the sleeping woman to Zion and

carried her to the room. A few steps before they stepped out of the room.

“Zion!” Alejandro shouted. Zion faced him.

“What?”

“Nothing. I just want to say that don’t take advantage of my sister while she’s

asleep.” then he chuckled. Zion smirked.

“You really have that dirty ideas Alejandro. I’m not gonna do anything to your

sister. She’s not my type.” then he left.

“Just make sure of that!” Alejandro yelled.

Alejandro and Zion were best of friends. They grew up together. The fight each

battle and mission with triumph. Their parents past conflict didn’t affect the

friendship that they’ve had. Both of them pledged to ensure the safety of Cleo.

Cleo woke up with an unusual feeling. Slowly, she get out of bed and walked

towards the bedroom door when she heard a conversation between two people.

She recognized the voice which is Alejandro’s and Zion’s.

” What are we supposed to do now? We don’t know what hour of the day she will

start to change. Maybe the wizards on the other city are aware of what will

happen today.” Alejandro said. Cleo leans her head more on the door.

“Who will change? Today is the awakening?” Questions keep on running of

Cleo’s mind. To find answers about the happening, she chose to listen again.

” Just do what is planned. We’ve planned this a long time ago. Alejandro, it’s time.

When she changes we don’t know what will happen. Cleo..” the conversation was

interrupted by Henry one of the elite wizards. Why elite? This wizards and

enchanters are the kind who are trained well and are powerful than the normal

wizards.

“Sorry to interrupt but the council is already in the hall. They are waiting for the

both of you.” The three left living Cleo behind the door.

“Ugh, I really hate Henry. If he didn’t interrupt, maybe I already know the subject

of their conversation.” She walked towards the bathroom and relaxed on her tub,

after an hour she fixed herself then goes out of the room. She’s about to go out to

stroll the city when guards get on her way.

“We are sorry but you’re not allowed to go outside the den Ms. Cleo. It is your

brother’s order.” one of the guards stated. She smirked and looked to the guard

with a cold look.

” I don’t care about what my brother told you. He’s different from me. I’m her sister

and you are also obliged to follow my orders. Besides, I will not be killed because

I’m not like you. I don’t have this magic that you have. I’m an ordinary person

here. It is just that I’m trained for combat. I ensure you I can handle myself.” she’s

about to walk when four guards held her.

“We also have our orders. Your brother is the current governor of our district, we

pledged to follow his orders.”

“If that’s what you wanted. I’m sorry but I have to do this.” she said.

Cleo twists the arm of the guards on her left and right side. Then she kicked the

person in front of her in the stomach to weaken it. The last guard standing

attacked her using a normal attack magic but because of her speed, she avoids it

by jumping high up in the air then targeted the nape of the guard in which he

became unconscious.

“That’s what you get for not following me.” she only had one step when some

blocked her way.

“You’re really a pain Cleo.” Zion was the man in front of her. Cleo placed her

hands on her hips and looked at Zion with a fiery eyes.

“Do you want to end up like them?” she asked Zion.

“He doesn’t have a plan. You know him right. He doesn’t want defeat especially

to you.” Alejandro walked beside Cleo and placed his arms on her shoulders.

Cleo looked at him and gave him a frustrated look. Alejandro just smiled at her

and taps her head.

Go to your room and change your clothes. Today is your day. She lets go of

Alejandro’s hold then looked at them.

“You have a secret right?” she asked the both of them. The two looked at each

other then stared at her.

” Cleo always remember that no matter what happens, I’m still your brother and

Zion is your friend. Don’t forget it okay?” Alejandro said with a soft look painted on

his face. Curiosity can be seen on Cleo’s face.

“Can you please stop the drama. What’s going on?” she shouted at them. Then

on the snap of Alejandro’s finger, she fell asleep again.

“You’re rude Alejandro. You always shut this girl’s mouth by putting her to sleep.”

Zion denoted. Alejandro lifts Cleo and walked going inside the den.

“I’m worried. I don’t know what will happen to her.” Alejandro said and looked at

Zion.

“Whatever happens just be strong for her.”

The stars are scattered on the clear sky. The full moon was shining brightly in the

night. Tonight is the time for Cleo.

Cleo woke up in a bed but not in her room. She is finely dressed in white. The

elders around her. She saw her brother and Zion in a distance. Alejandro just

mouthed that he loved her sister. While Zion gave her an assuring look.

The elders chanted a spell. Cleo felt dizzy then comes an unbearable pain in the

back portion of her body. She yelled because of the excruciating pain she’s

feeling. She imagined her back being bent and her spine being broken. Her nails

grew longer, her hair became longer and changed its color to white. Her eyes

became green.

Minutes passed, she cried because of pain then suddenly a huge pair of wings

emerged from her back the difference is that, it is black on the left then white on

the other side. The wizards around her gasps because of what they saw. They

stood up and ran away.

The awakening succeeded but this is not the result that they are waiting for.

Alejandro and Zion ran towards Cleo who doesn’t recognize them. The cursed

angel, Septhera, is no other than Cleo.

The other wizards tried to attack Cleo but failed because of the strong power

covering her. She flapped her wings which created a strong wind wiping off

anything on the surface.

She attacked each wizard and enchanter she saw until Alejandro and Zion were

the only left in the area.

She looked at them and smirked. She attacked the both of them but they just

avoided her.

“Cleo we know that you’re still there. Please hear us. Remember us princess!”

Alejandro yelled.

Without their knowledge, a wizard from behind attacked Cleo with a powerful

blow of magic, strikes her and causes her to fall.

“What have you done!” Zion approached the wizard, holds it neck and lifts it. Zion

punched the wizard which causes it to lose conscience.

He ran towards Alejandro and Cleo. Alejandro cried upon seeing her sister. Weak

and unconscious.

“We need to get her out of the district. Place her somewhere wherein she can live

peacefully.” Zion suggested. Without further talking, Alejandro snapped his finger

and in a blink they are already in Aegean Mountains, located in the North of

Plaean District.

He spoke a few spell then suddenly Cleo’s eyes opened.

“My god! Thank you.” Alejandro hugged her tight.

“What happened?” Cleo asked. Alejandro and Zion looked at each other.

“Nothing princess.”

In Phaedra’s Den the elders talked about the situation of Cleo being a Septhera.

They still don’t know how to control her but because of what Cleo and Alejandro

did to ensure the safety of their place, they’ve agreed to keep Cleo but it will be

kept as a secret to prevent the witches and sorcerers from the other secret

running before her.

Alejandro and Zion decided to keep the happening a secret to Cleo because of

her reaction. They got back to Plaean District just like nothing happened.

“She’s already awake, it’s time to get her.” a voice said.

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ABDUCTION

By: DuchessXenon

“Alexandria will be ecstatic when she saw the present that we’ve brought her.”

What’s happening? Where am I? I can’t see anything. Voices of strangers lingered in my ears. They are constantly laughing. They’re too loud, it irritates my ears. I raised my head up trying to have at least a peek of the containment I’m experiencing right now. What I know is I’m in a moving car, nothing more nothing less. Having a blind fold stopping my eyes from seeing light, my hands tied using a rope, a piece of cloth in my mouth making it hard for me to shout is really not my dream kidnapping scene, adding that this goons id not as handsome as what I’ve dreamed of my future kidnappers.

“The chick is awake. Let’s have fun with her even in a short span of time. What do you think?” a guy suggested. Even if I’m blind folded and my left ear has a hearing defect, I know what they are talking about. My eyes opened wide, hands starting to shake because of fear. What am I supposed to do? Nobody’s going to get me from them. Nobody knows I’ve been kidnapped by these group of pyschos I presume and will be given as a stupid present to some psychopathetic human, if she’s one.

A rough hand held my jaw tightly. Suddenly a cold sharp piece of metal had a contact with the skin on my left cheek, I closed my eyes because of the sting I’m feeling. Seconds passed, an oozing blood coming from my cheek is making it’s way down to my jaw.  Tears started to fall from my eyes, I can’t shout, I can’t speak what should I do.

“Let’s put her to sleep. It’ll be easier for us to bring her to Alexandria once she’s asleep.” Someone commanded. In a second, a needle is being buried in my shoulder then everything went black.

Wick Mansion, Abingdon, Stoyvania

 I was awakened by a harsh pull of my blind fold. Slowly, I opened my eyes adjusting to the bright light which was in front of me. The room is filthy. A pile of chairs is in the side of the room, photos can be seen pinned in the wall with some of it having “X” marks and adding some rats strolling in the room. A middle aged woman, I suppose, wearing her glorious black fitted dress,black high heeled pumps, her hair curled, almost a decent woman’s outfit, is walking in my direction . The problem is that it is matched with multi layers of makeup in her face which  really makes me believe that this woman, Alexandria as what I’ve heard from the goons earlier, is a higher level psycho version of Harley Quinn.

A huge smile painted in her face as she approached me and we are only inches away from each other. I noticed a lipstick stain on her teeth which makes her a little funny but in my case, I can’t speak any word because of this stupid piece of cloth in my mouth. She held the left part of my cheek with a wound which is caused by the knife that the goon grazed in my cheek.

 

“What happened to you my dear? Did they hurt you?”  she asked as if she’s concerned with my present condition. Her long red nails digged into my wound which gives me too much pain.

“You want to talk? Let me remove it for you.” She raised her hand towards the cloth in my mouth and removed it carefully as if I’m something precious.   Suddenly her soft eyes were replaced with a fiery one. Anger can be seen in her eyes as she looked directly on me as if I’m being strucked by a thousand of daggers.

“Untie her, it’s better to have a conversation when she’s free to move.” The three musketeers , the group of people who kidnapped me cut the rope clasping my hands enabling me to move. I immediately ran on the concrete floor of the room going to the dirty window hoping that I’m in a city or town full of people walking around who can rescue me. As I reached the spot, disappointment is painted on my face. All I can see is the pouring of the rain, the place where this mansion, warehouse or I don’t know what infrastructure I’m into is dark. A lamp post in the end of the dark street is the only thing which adds a little light to the place. The spot is more creepier because of some dead trees without any leaves on its branches as if it is a hand or tentacles ready to catch its prey.

I faced them with the same intense eyes the woman is giving me. Her lips formed into a smirk and laughed loudly which is the only noise that can be heard in the room. The way she laughed is the way antagonist usually do, the only thing I noticed is that It doesn’t fit her.

“Pitiful. No one’s going to help you here. This place is mine.” I walked briskly in her direction then I let my hand land on her face causing her head to turn to the side. In a second her musketeers pointed there guns at me.

“That face of yours is really annoying and to tell you, it doesn’t match your beautiful name in that case I think you need a makeover.” In a swift movement, I punched Alexandria’s face which causes her to kiss the floor. I slide down and kicked the foot of the three goons which is luckily in a form of a half circle which makes it easier for me to kick them. I pulled a Swiss knife hidden in my boots then struck it to the lower abdomen goon with a duck like face which I think is Felix.

“There’s a situation here. I don’t know how many guards are in this place. I need backup.” I voiced on the pen that’s hidden in the cardigan I’m wearing. This goons are not using their brains. The pen is connected to an earpiece which they surprisingly didn’t notice. I grabbed the gun from the holster of the Felix guy and and faced to the direction where I left Alexandria, the floors where empty, the only thing left is the wig she wore, Yes I conclude that her hair is fake, disgusting.

“Where are your location?” the person from the other line inquired. I raised my eyebrows and shooked my head while running because of disappointment.

“Try looking on the screen for my location bird brain. GPS is in the trend this time.” I replied while rotating my eyes, what kind of in office employee is that person not knowing how to look for location? Ugh! The house is not as big as what I’ve expected because the crazy owner Alexandria Wick called this as a mansion in which in reality its just a normal two storey house in a secluded area.

Without wasting time, I get out of the dirty room which looks like a house of some insects or pest and ran after Alexandria. My reflex saved me from being shot. I docked immediately to the staircase and shot the man who tried to kill me.

I ran towards the other side of the stair where there is a wall which can cover me temporarily from the meteor shower like release of bullets in my direction. I grabbed a normal sized grenade pen and let it roll down the stairs. Instantly it exploded causing some of them to run while the others were killed.

The explosion caused a great damage to the receiving area of the house. The furnitures and figurines were wrecked and the large picture frame with Alexandria on it is also ruined completely. I walked slowly while pointing the gun that I have left and right ensuring that nobody’s going to shoot me.

Where is Alexandria hiding? That woman is really a pain in my neck. I should have killed her earlier. Where are the back up that I’m asking for? I messed my long black hair with my eyebrows creased because of frustration.

Suddenly, I felt something hit the back of my head hard. Is the place turning or am I the one turning? Another attack was made when the person kicked me on my back causing me to lose balance and have a unexpected meeting with the floor.

A clanking sound of metal echoes in the area and what I see is a candelabrum with candles attached in it. In that time I’ve realized that the object which is used to hit me is a candelabrum. Someone grabbed my hair which lifts me up to the floor and faced me in the person’s direction. I am really correct, I hate her to the nth power. One reason is that she is a psycho, she kidnapped me and I don’t really liker her fashion taste.

Her lips forming a grin and her eyes looking at me mockingly. A cold metal is placed on my chin and realized that it is a gun. Now, this is not good.

“You’re not the person who will kill me or even stop my business. You’ll be one of the best producer of organs that I need to sell. You have a perfect body build. Goodbye.” I closed my eyes waiting for the bullet to struck my face. I feel that Alexandria was shaking. I opened my eyes and saw my friend a few meters away with his beloved extraordinary umbrella which stunned Alexandria. He waved his hand and smiled at me. I inhaled deeply then close my eyes because of relief.

I faced the front door and saw a group of people in their black operation suit with their guns and other stuffs with them. They part ways and searched the whole vicinity of the place. The other members of the organization, Death Stalkers. Were not stalkers, we are assigned to kill people who defies the rules of our world, the Underground Society. Killing is not new for us, we’ve been doing this for how many years.

“We are just in time before your supposed to be death frost.” Whispered by Dave, the man who saved my life in which I’m not thankful of. He walked a few steps backward and in a matter of seconds, a black cat approached him. It has a fluffy fur, the eye color is yellow and the cat is really adorable.

“Where did you get that feline Dave?” I asked him with wonder. He chuckled, and ran his hands to the cat’s fur.

“This cat of mine gives a recognizable contribution for your rescue. There’s a hidden camera in the top of her head. When you’re kidnapped, if that’s the right term, she was inside the car underneath the seats. She followed you all the way without being noticed. We are watching you since the moment you’ve stepped into the goons’ car.” He answered directly.  I walked towards them and held the cat.

“She’s the one I should be thanking not you.” I gave him an insulting stare and left the wrecked area with the cat in my arms. I headed in my car relieved that another mission is done.