Last chapter of my novel, using original characters, Adults are from literature and history. What I see is white text on blacks, with spaces between paragraphs.
A bad example of fantasy, with young, super powered characters. Archtypes are from European and South American folklore.
Q is South American God Quetxcalcoati, who inhabits and sometimes controls Angela’s body. He looked like a dragon when released.
FOUR ON A DATE
After the excitement of saving the world and everything, things settled down in Castle Krumlov in the Czech Republic.
Everybody moved to the castle, including Lucian’s wife, Lexis, and their two cubs, plus twelve other werewolves, which formed Lucian’s pack. The cubs were eleven-year-old Larry and twelve-year-old, Luna. They were as normal, adorable and annoying as any human child, because they had not yet Changed. Luckily, pack members took care of babysitting, so Daniel, Lilly, Damien and Angela did not have to. There were also two teenagers in the pack, a boy called Leonard and a girl called Lizzie, who did not seem to like anybody, especially each other. That was strange, thought Lilly, because Lucian said it had been arraigned since their births that they would be mated within a year.
The four teenagers were bored, since Morgan le Fay had decided they needed more training before they could spy on and/or assassinate someone. The goddess Athena and ghostly Michael Collins were no longer around to teach them. Morgan promised that Lucian and Brynhildr of the Valykries would teach them when the two returned. Lucian was with Brynhildr at a research site where Bill and the two Steves were trying to manufacture something called a PC. Already the three were arguing about what the device should look like.
So the four teens decided they should go out together.
What should they do? Dinner was out. Angela didn’t eat or drink. Daniel only drank blood. Lilly thought eating vegetables was cannibalism. Damien didn’t know yet what Earth food he should eat. Momma Demon always prepared his food.
Going out in the daytime was a problem because Daniel was a new vampire.
They decided to go dancing. But none knew how to dance the latest steps. None of the adults said they knew either, except for Puck, who volunteered. Lilly told Puck the four were grateful, but none of them had sufficient agility to do his training justice.
The four decided to watch people at a club dancing and learn. Even though, Lilly and Damien had illusion powers, they decided to dress up in actual clothes.
Angela volunteered to ask Sarah Weinberg, who was secretary and treasurer for the group, for funds.
“Hello, Ms. Weinberg, You know how stressed out we are from the losses we sustained. Daniel lost the Countess. Lilly lost her mentor, Athena. Damien lost his father. I lost Achilles and the two angels. Morgan promised us training, but so far that has not happened. I think she is still in mourning for Athena. We are bored and the house brings us so many sad memories. I am getting depressed and very emotional and am worried that soon I won’t be able to control myself. Q is constantly saying things in my head. We all need a break.”
“What do you need, Angela?”
Angela soon left with enough money for custom suits and dresses.
Daniel could impersonate a human quite easily, having been one until recently, so he got a suit from a men’s store. But Damien had massive wings, and an illusion spell would not remove them.
Lilly asked, “Miss Morgan, did you learn weaving and sewing when ye were at Avalon?’
“Certainly, we learned all the useful crafts there. Athena was excellent at it also. You know she was the Goddess of craft, right? We used to make woolen scarfs, hats or sweaters for each other, as gifts on the Winter Solstice…” Morgan’s voice went silent as she remembered happier times.
Morgan soon measured Damien expertly and had a suit made for him in Hong Kong. She altered the back of the suit to accommodate Damien’s wings when the suit arrived a few days later.
The two girls, plant elemental and dragon in a minute, tried dresses in several stores. At first, Angela wanted to try on only pantsuits.
“I know Daniel really likes you, but I don’t want to wear something that will make Damien drool all over me. I know we are both intrinsically evil and destined to mate and that our children will rule over a mankind in slavery, but I don’t want him to know that he is probably the only person that could have sex with me and survive. I’d rather be celibate,” said Angela.
“A always think of ye two as being beyond Good and Evil, Beings incapable of being understood. Anyway, the real reasons girls dress up, are for other girls to say that they look great, and are wearing the latest fashions. At least that’s what they say in the Teen Magazines A read. Personally A don’t have a clue, but A do think ye shouldn’t be thinking about sex with a boy, when ye never kissed him. Daniel is dreamy, though?” said Lilly, who had made major improvement in English, through a Standard American English Language Usage Course at a local community college, though she lapsed back to her old dialect frequently.
“I keep telling you that Daniel shouldn’t know how much you like him,” said Angela.
“But Mister Puck says that those who are of Fairie should never lie. It would cause them to be banished,” said Lilly.
“That explains why Puck always says what he thinks, but I don’t think he should be your role model. Ariel is of Fairie also.”
“But Ariel is so quiet. A just talk, talk, talk all the time,” said Lilly.
“Well don’t talk about how great Daniel is all the time. Let’s get back to dresses. What do you think my best color is? I was thinking black or blood red, but that is stereotypical for a monster like me,” said Angela.
Eventually, they decided on wearing the same type of dress, a royal blue, sleeveless, mini dress.
The two girls practiced for days walking in high heels. Only Sarah could give advice.
“High heels are impractical when slaying demons or other monsters,” said Morgan.
“You think Angela will look hot in her dress?” Damien asked Daniel.
“Why are you so interested in her? You did see her turn into a gigantic, fire breathing dragon, who ate people, didn’t you?” asked Daniel.
“She only did it once.”
“What if it happens when you are having sex with her?”
“I haven’t even kissed her yet. Don’t you get it, Daniel? Angela and me, we’re alike. We’re both potential evil, like an atom bomb scale of evil. We’re the only people that can understand each other. And I think she looks sexy,” said Damien.
The day of the date came.
“You both look gorgeous, especially you, Angela,” said Damien.
“Thank you, Damien.”
“Everyone will be so jealous that we will have the two best-looking girls in the place,” said Daniel.
Lilly blushed and giggled.
Daniel drove the four to a nearby disco.
Damien was unable to collapse his massive wings together, but could make them invisible. Daniel agreed that when they danced with the girls, the two boys would be back to back.
Daniel got sodas for the four and everyone pretended to drink.
The music was so loud that no one could hear what the others were saying, even with their enhanced senses. That was okay with all of them, because they were really just teenagers, out on their first date ever, and didn’t know what to say.
Lilly said to Daniel, ”Let’s dance.”
Against her better judgment, Angela pulled Damien onto the dance floor.
As usual, the girls danced rather well. The boys were terrible. Nobody cared. They were enjoying themselves.
Then a group of toughs came in. The music stopped playing and the dancing stopped.
Daniel and Damien stepped in front of Lilly and Angela, which was silly, because any of the four could have dealt with the thugs easily.
Angela slipped in front and confronted the toughs. She stared at them. “You idiots are not going to ruin the first fun I’ve had in a long time.”
Lilly came forward and discreetly touched one boy, then another. “Hi, boys.” They dropped to the floor in a coma, seconds after she touched them.
The remaining thugs ran away. Daniel and Damien carried the sleeping bad guys outside of the club.
The music resumed and dancing started again.
Angela pulled Damien aside. She shouted into his right ear, “It was nice of you boys to try to protect us, but we don’t need protecting.”
“I know that. I didn’t want you to turn into a gigantic fire-breathing dragon that eats people. The ceiling is too low and it would ruin your sexy dress and shoes.”
Impulsively, Angela kissed Damien. Damien kissed back.
Similar activity was occurring between Lilly and Daniel.
When they left the club in the wee hours, Lilly said, “That was fantastic. Let’s do it again next week.”
Angela looked directly at Damien. “That’s fine with me.”
The next morning, Puck said, “There’s a joke going round the castle. A vampire, a plant elemental, a demon and a dragon go out on a date to a disco …”