Chapter Nineteen ★ Prepare

。☆✼★Luna ━★✼☆。

The fire launched from her hand and sizzled past my left cheek. Wisps of hair evaporated from the heat of the passing fireball. The table behind me crackled and popped as the fire latched on and consumed the ancient wood.

I fell to my butt and scooched away from the deadly flames as they grew higher and licked the stone ceiling. Was that sister mad? Does she mean to kill us all?

The dark one let out a peel of silvery laughter that caused sudden shivers to crawl across my back. I shrugged my shoulders and glanced back at her. Her evil eyes stared right back at me.

Tianna’s mouth still hung open as she pointed at the table that was now engulfed in flames. The dark sister merely shrugged then tugged her sister along and yank my leash. I crawled after them on all fours since the evil sister didn’t give me a chance to stand up.

“Kylie.” Tianna finally said through stuttered awks and irks. “Why did you do that?”

Kylie, the evil sister, stopped then placed her hands on her sides and turned to her sister. She replied, “It was clear the dang fish wasn’t going to cooperate. So, we’re going with plan B.”

Tianna’s brows furrowed, “Plan B?”

The evil sister rolled her eyes and tsked, “Seriously? You were there. I mean how could you not have been there? Tarot told us.”

“Um.” Tianna bit her bottom lip then shook her head. “I don’t remember.”

“For the love of our merciful head witch.” Kylie threw her arms up in disgust. “There’s another room. I can’t say anymore.”

I took this opportunity to stand back up then asked, “Why not?”

“Because, fish.” Kylie sneered. “It’s a secret.”

“Stop with the fish comment.” I replied. “It’s rude. ‘Sides you might as well let me in on this secret since I’m a part of it.”

Kylie’s eyes narrowed. If looks could kill then I would be half-dead right now. She yanked the chain and I stumbled forward again as the sisters led me out of the room through a different door. Stairs greeted us on the other side leading down to a darker part of the witch’s lair.

The two began their decent and dragged me along. The iron around my neck was starting to sting. That’s odd. Mermaids are not allergic to iron unless it was the heat of the fireball.

Kylie and Tianna whispered as we walked down the steps. I listened in on their conversation. The dark sister must have sensed my eavesdropping for she tossed her hand and encased the two in a bubble.

Great, now I’ll actually have to wait to see what this surprise they have in stored for me. It can’t be as bad as the splinter relic, can it? Guess I’ll have to wait and see.

‧͙⁺˚*·༓ – TO BE CONTINUED… –☽༓・*˚⁺‧͙