Chapter Nineteen ★ Prepare

。☆✼★Luna ━★✼☆。

“What are you going to do to me?” I asked and trailed behind them. They didn’t answer. The sister whose name I didn’t learn threw me a side glance then turned away.

Okay. Guess they don’t talk to strangers. We walked down several more dark corridors lit by candlelight and turned more than once.

I grumbled, “For Triton’s sake. Are we there, yet? My feet are getting blisters from walking so much.”

“Silence.” Tianna replied and tugged the chain. The links rattled and echoed off the stone walls. In the distant water dripped in a steady cadence. We were going further underground. Great… no not really.

How long has this system existed? Is it new? Why didn’t any of our intel catch wind of this type of work being done?

Pearl came to mind. Oh. Yeah, that’s right. She was in charge of a lot of things. Including our information. Makes sense about how we didn’t know that Daniel’s father was still alive.

Still can’t believe that she’s working with the witches and the merlocks. I doubt that it’s entirely for revenge. So, what’s her angle?

We came to an abrupt stop. My nose made contact with the back of the head of the unnamed sister. She shoved me back and growled, “Watch it, fish.”

“Fish? Did you just call me, fish?” I said in a low tone. Word to the wise, don’t call any mer-person a fish. It’s a good way of getting a busted lip or losing a limb or two.

She rested her hand on her hip and leaned back then said, “Yeah, fish, what of it?”

“Don’t call me–” I tried to reply but Tianna yanked on the leash. “Gurgk.”

The unnamed sister unlocked the door that was to our right and pushed open the heavy oak door reinforced with iron bands. The room was dimly lit with candles that threaten to snuff out at any moment. In the middle stood a lone table with restraints made of iron and silver.

With a shove the sisters forced me into the room. I stumbled a few feet until the collar caught me then yanked me back. The twins waltzed on past pulling on the leash for me to follow.

Tianna pointed at the table, “Okay, mermaid, lie down.”

‧͙⁺˚*·༓ – TO BE CONTINUED… –☽༓・*˚⁺‧͙