Author: irish33cm PM
Dustfinger and Ann have been read out of 'Inkheart' for a year, and Dustfinger has gone to find Silvertongue to help Ann and him escape the clutches of Capricorn. Capricorn, as well as Dustfinger both have their sights on the girl. DustfingerXOCXCapricornRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 48,315 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 11-12-08 - Published: 11-24-07 - id: 3910685
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Ok, so I'm rewriting the first couple of chapters. I've reread them and noticed a couple of mistakes that I had to fix otherwise I would feel that I have failed as a writer lol. Anyway, lemme make this straight-The Capricorn in the movie, is not what 'MY' Capricorn looks like. I'm not gonna have some chunky, bald, wise cracking man play my character. No, my Capricorn has a short hair cut, very light blonde, almost white looking, with very pale eyes, pale skin, at least 6'5, Lean but has muscle (he doesnt look like it though), loves to wears suits, and he has powers. It will tell later on in this chapter (maybe the second...I cant remember) But the plot is going to show itself. Anywho,
"I can't believe he left me…" she sighed.
It's been almost a year since Dustfinger and Ann were read out of a 'book' and into a world that made everything dizzy and fast. She had been alright on her own, but a few times she almost got herself killed.
Ann sighed, still thinking about the past.
She stopped riding the metal two wheeled thing called a bike. It was lying beside an old shed In Capricorns village. She would have preferred to walk in any other situation, but she had no choice due to the face she had to escape quickly. The first time she actually tried ridding the contraption she fell constantly, giving her nothing but bruises and a sore butt for her effort. But after the tenth fall, she finally got the hang of it, and rode as fast as she could out of the village.
"Oh well. At least Dustfinger is safe wherever he is. I don't know what I would do if he got hurt and I wasn't there to help him."
She knew that Dustfinger knew his way around this world better than she did. He even knew how to earn a living.
Ann, only 16, was what any person in the non-Inkworld would call an average teenager. She had a black shirt with a white cross that took up the entire shirt, dark torn jeans, a pair of boots, and brown hair with a tinge of red in it. She had to acquire the look of the children her age when she came to the non-Inkworld. It was all she could do to help her try and get away from Capricorn. Although she would've preferred her fire eater's outfit to the clothes she wore now, any day.
With Dustfinger, she felt like she could live without fear, now with her only friend gone, she felt small in the big world. Small and alone.
"What I don't get is that, he knew I was with Basta and Capricorn. So why did he just abandon me like that?" Ann rubbed her head in frustration, nothing seemed right anymore.
All of a sudden she heard the sound of gravel crunching on the road. Ann turned her head around to face the road, a road that only a certain few knew about, the few she didn't want to meet. A silver Lamborghini was whipping around the corner of the road.
She ditched the bike and slowly backed away, her body shaking in fear. The car pulled up to a slow stop not to far away from her. The car just sat there for a while, as if it was waiting for something. For as long as she was in Capricorns Village she wouldn't have to look at the driver to know who the car belonged to. Because she knew that the owner of that car would go no where unless he was driven in one of the most extravagant cars his men stole.
The passenger and back left car door opened making the silence break, as the un-oiled doors creaked open.
Not again. I will not be captured again and taken back to that damned village.
She didn't hesitate any longer. As soon as Ann heard the doors slam shut she was already making a head start down the road.
They'll catch up to me soon, I know his men, and I know that they love a good chase.
Not as soon as her thoughts ended, she heard footsteps coming up behind her. As the footsteps got closer and closer she tried to run faster to get away. But to no avail.
"On no you don't princess!"
Ann felt two strong arms come around her shoulders and pin her arms to her sides. The kicking option wasn't available due to the fact that she got her feet knock out from under her.
She went tumbling to the ground, with Basta on top of her, laughing as she struggled. The wind was knocked out of her but she used up the air she had left to yell.
"Ahhhh! Let me go Basta. LET ME GO!"
He merely laughed and whispered next to her ear,
"Why should I? I mean after all, if I let you go, you would just run away again and get me into even more trouble. I think I should just strangle that pretty little neck of yours. But I can't, Capricorn doesn't want you harmed. And I have a little soft spot for you anyhow." He chuckled as if amused by a joke.
"Lucky me" she mumbled under her breath.
She didn't want Basta crushing the remaining air that she hade in her lungs.
Basta picked Ann up and set her onto her feet and forced her to walk towards the car.
She walked as slowly as she could to the car, not too eager to go back to Capricorns Village.
Basta was constantly talking and complaining for how long it took for them to come after her. So she got a good whiff of his peppermint breathe. But she soon forgot the peppermint and now concentrated on Capricorns now glaring colorless eyes.
Memories of when she first met the man flooded into her head. The cruel things he did, the people he killed, and the people he took her from. No, she would not endure that again.
Ann thought of all the options she had left to escape. But all ended with me getting the wind knocked out of her again. So her last plan was all she had left. It was either this, or go back to Capricorn.
Ann bit down hard on Basta's arm as hard as she could, blood filling her mouth and making her choke with its metallic taste. It was worth it though, because Basta let Ann go.
"Aggggh! You little wench of a fire-eater." He screamed while throwing Ann away from him.
"Take that you stupid black jacket!" She yelled as she ran off again, almost tumbling because of the strength of the shove.
Before Ann got too far, she felt something heavy and hard hit the back of her head. The last thing she remembered hearing was Basta's laugh before darkness swept over Ann like a dark blanket.
I'm sorry Dustfinger…I really am.
"Put her in the car Roxas. We've wasted enough time going after her. Anyway, the quicker we get her in the car, the quicker she can receive her punishment for running away from home." A soft silky voice said.
"Oh, and Basta, you might want to do something about your arm. It looks like she bites quite hard."
Basta merely winced as he wrapped up a torn piece of his shirt around his arm. It didn't matter anyway; he was already getting excited about seeing her punishment.
Capricorn wore a black suit with a red undershirt, a black tie, white gloves, and glimmering black shiny shoes. As the leader of the Black jackets, he was the only one who didn't wear the usual attire. His clothing, as well as his entire figure, showed that he was a force to be reckoned with. Anyone who had ever been in his presence knew that if they said one wrong thing, it was their last.
Ann's head was bleeding from Basta's sheathed knife that he threw at Ann in a desperate attempt to knock her out. Even though the knife was sheathed, he threw it so hard that the blade cut through the thick leather that covered it.
Basta wanted intended harm to come to her. Which he accomplished.
Capricorn walked up to the unconscious girl lying before him, blood trickling onto the black road. The red substance was gleaming as the moon hit it. He bent down and tenderly touched Ann's forehead, her face grimacing in pain.
"Basta. You too shall receive a punishment. I told you that Ann was not to be harmed on the ride up here." Capricorn said these words with his back turned to now babbling Basta, somewhat amused that he made his henchmen tremble with fright.
"But! I…I had to-." Basta stuttered before Capricorn yelled,
Capricorn walked up to the now trembling Basta. He stood almost a full head and a half compared to the black jacket. Although this didn't matter to either of them. One was trembling head to toe, while the other was ready to strike the impudent man.
"I warned you and Roxas that if she were harmed in any way, then punishment would come to them. Of course you in your rage, forgot what I said and threw a KNIFE at Ann!"
"Bu…but I didn't…it was she-" Basta's words were cut off.
"THEN DO YOU MIND EXPLAINING HOW HER HEAD IS BLEADING? OR HOW SHE IS NOW UNCONCIOUS AND CANNOT MOVE?" Capricorn bellowed.
Both men were shaking, Basta from fear and Capricorn from pure rage. But after a while Capricorn returned to his cold composer and took deep breathes to calm himself.
He turned to the other black jacket that had come along with them on the ride. The boy was around five foot four, blonde hair, and he had deep blue eyes. But those eyes that once held joy, were clouded by the fear and killing that they had seen.
The boys name was Roxas. He was only thirteen, but still old enough to join the black jackets and become a member of the family.
With that being said and done, Roxas followed the earlier orders and picked up the unconscious Ann and put her in the back seat with Capricorn following, and taking the other passenger seat.
"Hurry up and drive back to the church. After you drop off Ann and I, go and find Dustfinger. I still have plans for our revenge against Silvertounge. In order to accomplish those plans I need Silvertounge to read us back into our world, or story should I say. And once we return to our own territory we will destroy what he took from us along with his meddlesome daughter. Fire will be our friend with Ann and Dustfinger's help." He added.
Hours later after getting Ann back and into the car, Capricorn was bored of looking at the night sky or the mountain villages from inside of the car. They were all too peaceful for his liking. So he decided to get a closer look at his fellow passenger.
Ann was a young teenager with reddish hair, almost like Dustfingers. She was at least five foot six with light tan skin. With him being six foot seven, she seemed so small. Her attire was something he saw other teenagers her age wearing, but it appalled him all the same. Without the dislike of the clothes, she was beautiful in his eyes. But the most favorite thing that Capricorn liked about this fire-eater was her eyes. Ann's eyes were the greenest emerald that he had ever seen. They reminded him of the Wayless Woods back in the book. The rest of her reminded him of that damned Dustfinger.
Capricorn first met the girl when she was seven. There was a carnival at Ombra at which the Adderhead insisted that he come to.
Young Ann was doing an act with Dustfinger on a stage that looked over the crowds of the carnival. Little Ann was to summon a flame and make it into little shapes and figures while Dustfinger made her shapes dance and twirl around them. She spotted Capricorn, his eyes transfixing hers. He could hear the words 'Dusty' said to the fire-eater.
Dustfinger spotted him and frowned. Any time Capricorn showed up, it meant something bad.
"I have a proposition for you Dustfinger." Capricorn said after their act had long ended, while Basta and the others waited outside of the tent where the two men spoke.
"I'll give you any amount of money you want for that little girl of yours. Just name it."
Dustfinger took no hesitation in denying Capricorn's offer.
"No. Ann is not for sale, and any way, I wouldn't sell her to you if you were the last person on Earth."
Capricorn was not used to being denied.
"So, Ann is the girl's name. Quite catchy for someone so young. But I'm afraid," he continued, "That I do not take no's for an answer."
With a snap of his fingers Basta came inside.
"Grab the girl" Capricorn ordered.
Within seconds Basta went over to the little girl and lifted her from her bed where she was resting.
"Huh?" Ann said sleepily.
Once she noticed that complete strangers were holding her, the first words she yelled were,
The Black Prince and his bear were immediately inside of the tent at Ann and Dustfingers side, armed and dangerous.
"Ann!" Prince yelled.
He took out three of his deadly knives and struck Basta's back, making him drop Ann.
"Daddy! They have Dusty!" Ann franticly yelled, pulling on the black clothes of Prince.
"Don't worry Ann," This time Dustfinger spoke up from his silence. "I'll take care of the bad guys."
All of a sudden flames burst on the men holding Dustfinger. He himself was engulfed in the flames; somehow it wasn't hurting him though...he looked to be a demon from hell. The way his eyes burned bright while inside the flames.
But Capricorn and Basta got away just in time.
Prince, his bear and Dustfinger, who grabbed Ann, all ran out in the nick of time as well while the tent started to burn in the flames that helped Dustfinger. They had to get away, go somewhere where the colorless man wouldn't find them.
From that day on Capricorn vowed to get a hold of Ann, and to control her and her powers of the flame.
Of course Dustfinger was being held against his will by other black jackets.
As Capricorn was thinking about Ann's eyes and how he first saw them, those eyes suddenly opened.
"Owwwwwww. My head hurts" Ann mumbled. She looked around after a few seconds and then realized that she was inside the Lamborghini. But instead of shouting or yelling at Capricorn, she merely looked at the car floor and whispered,
"Capricorn why are you taking me back? I don't know why you keep continuing to chase me. I am of no use to you, so why?" she begged pleadingly.
After waiting a few moments for an answer, she looked up at Capricorn to find him looking at her.
"Dear Ann," Capricorn started. "You are of more use to me than you think. And you belong to me. Everyone will soon know that. Even your dear Dustfinger."
She couldn't believe it. Even Dustfinger was in danger and he wasn't even with her. Dustfinger was right about what he said to her the day he left. That even if she went with him, it would only make Capricorns job easier to find them and hold them captive.
She had to do something to help Dustfinger find his 'friend' he went looking for.
Ann looked around the car for anything that she could use to knock out Roxas or do something to get out. The only solution she could find was the door and the world outside. At the speed they were going, she would've surely been killed, but as the car slowed down a bit, she finally had her chance.
She grabbed the door handle and started trying to open it, but the doors were locked. She didn't care if she got hurt jumping out of the car. She just wanted to get away from Capricorn and his black jackets.
After a few seconds of yanking at the door and fumbling with the lock, Basta caught on to what Ann was doing. He whipped around a grabbed her throat firmly.
"Oh no you don't sweetheart! We didn't come all this way just to have you jump out of the car and hurt yourself. Now put on a damn seatbelt before I make you!" Basta yelled, releasing her throat and seeing the red marks that marred her skin.
Basta then smirked as she reluctantly let go of the door and put on the seatbelt. The whole time she did this Ann gave Basta her most icy glare. But it didn't seem to work since he could tell she was scared. She could tell that Capricorn was examining her from the recent events, but she couldn't bring herself to look at him. His colorless eyes always seemed to haunt her, even when she wasn't looking at the man.
"You know Ann; we are probably the closest thing to your family right now." Capricorn said suddenly.
Ann looked up, shocked at what Capricorn just said. She would never imagine him and Basta as a 'family' or any of the other black jackets.
Capricorn saw her shocked expression. Basta and Roxas's conversation died down as they started to eavesdrop on their masters words.
"Think about it" he said, "were all alone in this world. Just you, me, Basta, and Dustfinger. Of course the others came along, but we were the first ones to arrive in this bizarre world. We all come from the same world and yet you run from us and deny us instead of joining us. Though I don't see why, I mean what is so special about Dustfinger. He left you in my arms all alone. Don't you think that was very selfish of him? Saving his own neck instead your pretty one. If I were you, I would feel very hurt right now."
Capricorns words cut through Ann like ice. She didn't want to believe him, after all Dustfinger said he would come back for her. He promised that he would come back with help, and that she would see him again. But, still why he couldn't take her with him…
No! We will never be a family and I will never join him as long as I live. He took me away from Dustfinger and my true family. Even if we are all from the same world, it doesn't mean that I am alone and have to join him.
Now more than ever Ann missed Dustfinger. He was the only one that truly understood her and protected her from any danger.
"Ann listen to me." He said. "I have to meet an old friend who can help us get away from Capricorn and his men. But I have to leave you here." She was shocked. "Why Dustfinger?! Why can't I go with you? I can be quick and silent just as good as you. And I can-." Dustfinger cut her off. "No Ann. I can't take you because if Capricorn finds me first, then he will find you too if you follow me. And that will just make things easier for him." He walked up to her and hugged her tightly and smiled at her. She had tears streaming down her face. She couldn't just let him leave. But when Ann looked at his smile, the smile she loved so much, Ann knew he was doing it even though he didn't want to. "Ann. I will never leave you ever again. If he finds you, I will come after you and get you back. I promise." He then kissed her on the head and left. Leaving Ann in the dark with her tears.
The only thing she had left to remember him was a necklace he gave her. He made it for Ann out of fire it self. It had a red flame in the middle of a stone that never went out, making the rest of the stone yellow and orange.
She rubbed the warm round necklace as if that would chase away all her fear. The only thing holding her together were the thoughts of Dustfinger coming to get her.
"Lord Capricorn." Roxas said, still concentrating on speeding past every car that got in his way, "We are almost back at the village."
Basta was silent all the rest of the way up, even though Roxas kept on trying to make small talk about villages that he raided a few days ago. But not without the details of how they burned a poor farmers home cause he wouldn't give up a dog that Flatnose took a liking too.
Ann didn't know that Basta was getting a punishment as well, so she decided to ask and annoy the man.
"Hey Basta what happened to your foul mood as usual? By now you should have been yelling at Roxas for talking too much."
As soon as those words slipped out of her mouth she immediately regretted them because Basta took his knife out of its little sheath and held it close to her neck.
"You better shut your little mouth Ann. Cause if you weren't so important to the boss then you wouldn't have a tongue to make such smart remarks."
"Sorry Mr. Crazymaniacbloodcravingknifmen" she muttered.
Fifteen minutes later the Lamborghini pulled up to the dead end sign that kept unwanted visitors out. Roxas got out of the car and pulled the sign out of the way so Basta could drive the rest of the way back to the village across the old bridge.
"Stay here Roxas and I'll drive back and pick you up. Then we can go and find our old 'friend'." Basta chuckled, sending chills down Ann's back.
Ann hated Basta almost as much as Capricorn, the way he found joy in making people tremble in fear for their lives.
Basta pulled up at a parking lot looking sort of place with cement and certain yellow lines marking everywhere. But he parked in a spot that said, 'Boss' on the line.
Capricorn then unlocked his door and got out slowly. Ann tried that too but he got their quick enough for her not to be able to even get past the door.
"Not so fast Ann. You just got home, so why are you so eager to leave?" the pale man said in a mocking voice. She merely glared at him with her most vile look, but just like Basta, it only seemed to make him smirk even more.
"Now you Basta," Capricorn said, turning to his black jacket sitting in the car,
"I want you to go and find our 'friend' and pay him a little visit. When your done bring him back here along with the other one. We will be in need of his assistance as well as the others."
Ann stood there confused by Capricorns words.
Friends? Basta doesn't have any…Wait!
Basta smiled and drove back onto the road.
"NO!" Ann yelled. She made a bolt after the car, as if somehow she could catch up to it and keep it here. But Capricorn was quick to act as he grasped the girl's waist and pulled her close. Wiggling is his arms, Ann desperately tried to free herself, tears almost streaming down her face with anger and sadness. Capricorn started chuckling, as if he were laughing at a smile child trying to get a toy away from his tall hold. His smile only making her anger rise.
Once the car was well out of the village, Capricorn released his hold on Ann, but was staying close to her incase she tried to make anther bolt.
Then all of a sudden Ann, acting like a child in a tantrum, swung at the mans face, hoping to hit her target and gain a leverage.
"You leave Dustfinger ALONE!" She swung at his face but he somehow he moved quickly and was suddenly behind her and was holding her arm behind her. Once again in his arms.
"Now Ann. Your anger shouldn't get the best of you. After all, if you keep acting this way then you are going to get your self hurt." He leaned close to her ear, "and I don't think you want to see what happens when you try my patience."
She wretched her hand from his grasp and tried to make another swing at him once more. Except this time he was losing his patience. He backhanded her, his hand a dark blue hue.
The blow made her fall to the ground; her body was wrenching in pain. It felt as though a knife had cute her insides and was moving to her hands and feet. Her head was throbbing the most, like a giant headache that only seemed to grow. Her thoughts were rambling through her mind, trying to make sense of it all.
Magic…he has magic. But how? Dustfinger always told me that there was no need to be truly afraid of him because his men usually took care of the mess.
"How…how did you?" Ann was gasping for breath, the blow knocking the wind from her. Twice tonight she had her breath taken from her.
Capricorn laughed, "I suppose that that fire-eater friend of yours told you that I had no control over the magical elements. Did he not?" He stared at Ann. He then bent down so that he was balancing on his toes, and continued.
"Know good and well that I have full control over my powers here as well as in the Inkworld. I don't suppose this will make anything better for you or Dustfinger."
Ann lay on the ground gasping for breath, tears still threatening to fall from her eyes. Capricorn took pity on her and picked her up, cradling her like a mother would to her baby in her arms. Ann tried to move out of his grasp with her remaining strength, but that proved pointless seeing as all Capricorn did has squeeze her to keep her still.
"Now, let's go and tell everyone that you've returned home. Shall we?"
Capricorn headed towards the village that Ann dreaded and had hoped never to see again.
Capricorn burst through the front doors of the red church. Ann despised the place; it reminded her of a slaughter house because, of how many people she had witness being killed in the church, as well as the blood red color of the walls.
Last time Ann was in the church, it was just her, Dustfinger, Capricorn, and Basta.
It was a grueling memory. Dustfinger and Ann were being told of what their use was going to be for Capricorn. He wanted them to be under his rule, to burn what he told them to burn, to kill who he wanted dead, and he wanted Ann to be his.
Dustfinger, always being the rebel, tried to set Capricorn alight with rage. But Basta was quick to act, and struck the fire-eater down. Then, pulling out his knife, he cut Dustfinger. Over and over again, the mans cries heard throughout the village. Ann, being tied up, had to witness it all. She tried to help the man she so desperately cared for, but her hands were bound, and she was gagged so that she could not yell, or cry.
It made the girls heart break. Dustfinger was being punished all because he never wanted her to go into the black jackets arms. He was so determined to protect her that he was willing to be cut up, if that meant that it helped keep Ann with him. It made the once holy place of the church, nothing but a sinner's paradise.
Now all the black jackets were inside the church eating their meals served to them from the misfortunate maids that worked under a woman by the name of Mortola. She was almost more hated by everyone than Capricorn, the way her pebble eyes stared you down, like a crow to a dying victim.
The girl had memories with this horrible woman as well, but she held no regrets for the reason of the bad memory.
She once back talked Mortola. A maid had dropped an armload of dirty plates, it was an accident seeing as the floor was wet from the others maids cleaning it. The maid was trying to pick it all up, the broken glasses and everything, cutting her hands is the process.
Mortola ordered that Ann burn the girl, for her being so clumsy and useless. But Ann refused. She refused and then was shut in the crypt for several days. But not before hearing that the maid she tried to save was killed anyhow, Mortola shot her with a black jackets gun.
Perhaps the only time she felt safe next to Capricorn, was when Mortola was around. Somehow he never allowed anyone to touch her when he was near her. It was sort of an odd arrangement. He would protect her from anyone, but it was sometimes the protection from himself that she needed.
"Lord Capricorn seems you found the little runaway! Make sure she gets a little punishment for her little trick." One of the men yelled out from the tables. Ann ignored them; all she wanted right now was to sleep and dream of being anywhere but here.
"Be reassured, One Eye that she will be punished, as for now let's celebrate her return and the good luck she will bring us!" Capricorn yelled.
Cheers rang out from all the tables as Capricorn continued to walk to this 'throne' as he called it. A giant chair that looked over the whole church, where was once a pew that was set for the priest.
Once he reached it he sat down, Ann still in his arms, she didn't care anymore for she was too exhausted to care that her most hated enemy was holding her in his arms like a father to their child.
Capricorn seemed to notice that Ann had given up trying to get out of his grasp, and looked down at her. He could tell that she was very tired, but didn't want her to leave his sight yet.
Ann could feel her eyes opening and closing slower every time she blinked, but she didn't want to fall asleep yet. She wanted to hear the news if they found Dustfinger or not.
Soon she couldn't help it anymore; she fell asleep with her head resting against the warm body holding her.
Capricorn noticed as soon as he felt Ann's head rest against his chest, that she was asleep. Not even the noisy and crowded church could keep her awake.
He stood up and carried Ann to his room that was connected to the church on his orders. He wasn't going to sleep tonight, so he might as well let the girl have it. The leader had to see if Basta and Roxas managed to find Dustfinger, otherwise he would have to set out again to Silvertounge's new home. He would threaten the man to tell him where Dustfinger was at, and then we would take him and force him to come back to the Devil's Village.
As the leader of the men in his church, he didn't have to live in the run down homes that surrounded the area. No, he got an extravagant room, with black walls, a four poster bed with charcoal colored sheets made of silk, as well as other room furniture that never even touched.
Capricorn set Ann down on the king size bend and watched the young girl sleep.
"Cockerell, have Basta and Roxas shown up yet?" Capricorn asked once going back inside the eating room, getting impatient after waiting for what seemed like forever.
"Not yet Lord Capricorn. Basta called in a few hours ago saying that Silvertounge is on the move and he's guessing that Dustfinger is with him. They will follow them till they stop and then wait for the attack."
Capricorn nodded his head and motioned with his head that Cockerell may go. His plans were still in tact as long as Dustfinger stayed with Silvertounge. If he left, there would be hell to pay.
Hours later, as Capricorn was walking back to his room to check up on Ann, he heard voices coming from inside the room.
"-If we get rid of her, then their will be less trouble for all of us. After all we only need one fire-eater! Why two?" Said one of the voices.
The next voice sounded unsure.
"But what if Capricorn finds out it was us that killed her? He could kill us himself or worse…"
Capricorn heard sobs and he knew they were coming from inside his room. He burst through the door to find two of his men, Slasher and Iron Hand, standing over Ann. She had been gagged and had tears streaming down her face. Once the two men saw that their leader had come into the room, both men dropped their knives and started backing away slowly.
"L-lord Capr-icorn! Sir what are you doing in here?!" Iron Hand blurted.
"Oh, nothing. I just happened to hear that two of my most trusted men came in here to hurt my Ann. Now, you wouldn't be trying to do that now would you?" Capricorn said.
Both men looked as though they had been shot and were not yet dead.
Iron Hand started trembling and Slasher quickly tried to explain.
"Sir, she is nothing but a nuisance to us! Always running away, causing one or more of your men to get hurt, and she is always dishonoring you! I don't think she has the right to be in your presence and live while she acts the way she does." Slasher was taking deep breaths, praying with all of his might that his leader understood what he was saying.
"Really, now I never thought of Ann as a problem at all. After all, she is going to be the one to help me with my rein of power. With her fire and my power nothing shall stop me. But seeing at you have disagreements and were trying to hurt what is MINE I shall see to it that both of you….DIE!"
Capricorns hands had turned a dark black, and then suddenly, he struck both men in their stomachs. Neither of them had a chance, they dropped dead as soon as Capricorns hands touched them.
Once his hands returned to normal, he walked over to the trembling Ann, took off her gag and took her in his arms. She was trembling from both fear of Capricorn, and the fact she almost died.
Ann looked up at Capricorn, eyes red from the tears, with a look of fear and gratefulness. Blood now stained the mans hands, and he noticed that he was getting it on Ann. She didn't seem to notice
"T-they came in while you were gone! They grabbed me while I was still sleeping, tied me up, and then gagged me because I tried to yell. T-they wanttted to kkkill me!" Ann broke down in sobs again.
Capricorn could tell that there was no way he could calm the girl down in the state she was in now. So he left after he ordered some of his men to come and take Slasher and Iron Hands bodies away, and yelled for a maid to come and clean the shaking girl.
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