Monday, 29 April 2019

The Book Of Eudemon - Part 6

Jenny rushes to the window and pulls aside the red chequered curtains. "The windows don't open."

"Check the ones in the rooms too," Emily suggests with an urgent tone.

Zara frantically turns the pages in the ancient book, searching for something which might help them. "I can't find anything," she chokes out, terror making her voice quake.

"Let me in, ladies," Stephen taunts from the other side of the door.

"Put as many things against the door as you can!" Emily instructs them while keeping her bodyweight wedged against the door.

The sound of moving furniture scraping along the wooden flooring, makes Stephen laugh. "You can't keep me out, ladies," his voice mocks them. "My powers are stronger than yours."

"What do we do?" Jenny wails. "We're trapped!"

"Come on, we'll face him together," Abby says with confidence.

"I've found something," Zara says in a rush, as she leans forward over the big book. "Say it with me."

They chant together, the sound of Zara's voice a little ahead of the rest, "If demons threaten to take my soul, fight with earth, air, fire, and water. Banish their souls through time and space, to The OtherWorld whence they came."

The sound of the wind above the house start to whisper faster and faster.

Flashes of light pulse quicker and quicker in the room. Bright. Dim. Bright. Dim.

The crooked door rattles in its hinges, louder and louder.

Outside, they can hear Stephen scream in pain, until the sound is choked off mid moan.

Then, just as sudden as the noise started, it is quiet.

Unable to say a word, they stand in a circle facing each other with bewildered and surprised expressions on their faces.

Abby yelps when there is another knock at the door.

Jenny shakes her head and mouths, "Don't you dare open that door."

"Abby?" The voice on the other side of the door asks, "I can hear you in there. What's going on?"

Emily sighs with relief. "It's just Chris."

They pull the items of furniture they had pushed against the door away to let him in.

"Hey," he greets them when he steps into the house.

Abby wraps her arms around him tightly. "I am so, so happy to see you."

"I feel really guilty about not seeing you all day," he says, as he holds her close to his chest.

Jenny and Zara move away from the door to go and sit down by the fire, followed by Emily.

Zara says, in a soft whisper so it is only Jenny and Emily who can hear her, "What a strange day."

Emily agrees, "I cannot believe how in mere seconds our lives became a lot more complicated."

Deep in thought, Jenny looks back over her shoulder to where Chris and Abby are still standing in a loving embrace beside the closed front door. She asks, "Do you think an Eudemon can date?"

"Believe me, everything will be different now," Emily says. "I still can't believe it really, really happened."

Zara laughs. "Well, at least we won't be bored."

"This is going to be interesting," Emily agrees.

Updates to be posted weekly.

Let's see if I can write an epic story that never ends.

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