Meh, it's not actually evening, but as I have guests when I come back, I shall post now.
Lilith turned immediately towards the strange girl. “You… know my name?” she asked, half timidly, half scared by this sudden turn of events.
“Yes, I know your name. I know that you’re an average sort of student at the Gabriele D’Annunzio High School, that you’re very good at Art, that girls and boys don’t treat you well…and, I know about your little accident. The thing is about it, I don’t believe you managed to get your hands on liquid nitrogen like the others do. I rather believe you did it by… some other means.”
Lilith was now scared by Alyssa’s knowledge of her activities. She moved along the bench to try and get away from Alyssa while she was talking, but the girl just kept coming closer. When she had reached the edge of the bench, she knew she couldn’t escape that girl unless she left it, and she was sure Alyssa would follow anyway, so it was pretty pointless running. She plucked up all her courage, and stared straight in Alyssa’s face, trying hard not to betray any emotion. “Who are you?”
“Someone who can understand you and help you, if only you would listen to me.” was Alyssa’s cryptic answer.
Lilith wasn’t convinced. “What do you want?”
“At the moment, I just want to talk to you, and give you some advice about your…talent, so to speak. Then, we shall see, but I’m not leaving before I have talked properly to you.” Alyssa’s face was serious. She meant what she said.
Lilith considered for a moment. Did she have any choice? No. And anyway, she wanted to know more about her strange power, and this girl seemed to know more than she possibly know, so at least she would gain something in the process.
“Right. Talk, then.” said Lilith.
“Mmm… actually, I was thinking of going somewhere else to talk. Somewhere quieter. Like, I dunno, the Art Gallery in front of us.”
“Then I’m sorry, but I can’t come in. I don’t have any money.” said Lilith. A small bit of herself still hoped that she could say something that would make her leave her alone, but the chance to know more about her paranormal power was very tempting, and she was hoping she would not go.
“Neither have I, but I’m going to solve that problem soon, and pay for you too. So, do you want to come?”
Lilith couldn’t believe what the girl had just said. She was practically offering to pay a ticket for her to go to the Art Gallery, something not even her protector offered. She still didn’t know how the girl would get the money they needed, but she seemed pretty serious about actually paying for the ticket. And she wanted to go inside the Art Gallery, badly. Timidly, she accepted Alyssa’s offered.
“All right then.. First things first, let’s get the money.” She grabbed Lilith by the hand, stood up, and pulled up Lilith from the bench. She smiled at Lilith, a confident yet devious smile, and Lilith wondered what the hell she was going to do. Then, suddenly, she said, in a voice loud enough for other people in the square to hear: “For those chickens who are listening, I would appreciate it if you stopped using your spy kits to eavesdrop on our conversations.”
Mackzazzle wrote:Happy Birthday!
Thanks! Enjoying it so far!
Mackzazzle wrote:This story is so very interesting, I like how obsessed everyone is with folklore and legends, it adds depth to the culture.
There's actually more to that, but that would be spoiling one of my next stories...
Mackzazzle wrote:I look forward to the next chapter, seeing how Lilith will react to someone knowing her secret...
Well, here it is.
Mackzazzle wrote:...and Alyssa! Damn Alyssa is cool, I love your characters!
By the way, what's up with these dragons?