"Now I'm here. So what do you want me to do?" I asked Neferet.
We were on the top of the castle where I usually had my past dreams with Kalona. Except this time Neferet was here and I was now her prisoner.
We were facing each other, standing not too far away but not too close either. Neferet, like always, wore a tight black dress that hugged at her hips making her curves stick out.
She looked me up and down and rolled her eyes.
"You, child, have no sense of fashion," she sneered then held her finger out in my direction and zapped me without actually touching.
"Ow," I spat. The zap sent shivers down my shine and I knew she zapped me with Darkness. I looked down and expected to see my jeans and tank top and to spit a nasty remark about my awesome fashion to her but saw that I was in a black strapless dress that flowed down to my knees. Disgusting, I thought. The dress was made out of Darkness.
"I preferred my clothes thank you very much," I growled.
She shook her head. "You can't face Darkness looking like that."
"What?" I asked, totally confused.
She sighed in frustration. "Honestly, Zoey, do you seriously think this was just a walk in the park?"
"Neferet, once again you totally lost me.
"I need you to help me with Darkness," she said slowly as if I was a baby. I gritted my teeth.
"How am I supposed to do that?" I retorted.
"I will call the white bull- Darkness – so that we can discuss things. He will believe anything we say because he's that thick," she gave a cruel laugh.
"I wouldn't talk nasty about Darkness if I were you. He'd just stop sending you power," I warned.
"He still will believe us. I want you to try to convince him that bringing back the ancient ways will be a good thing."
"Why don't you ask him that? Since when do you have to ask him for anything? You just take the power," I rolled my eyes.
She was the thick one.
"Gaining power from him isn't without consequence. Besides, I'm on his side, therefore I make him happy by causing destruction within the House of Night…well, and the world," she grinned. "Now, you have to pretend that you're on my side, Darkness's side, so this will work. I need more power to bring back the ancient ways so you will persuade him in giving it too me."
"On two conditions," I said.
She shrugged and waited for me to continue.
"I want my clothes back on me and I want all this Darkness out of my body. Now," I said.
She rolled her eyes. "You'll look indecent for Darkness."
"Do I look like I give a crap?" I put my hands on my hips.
She sighed dramatically. "Whatever you want," then with another painful zap my clothes appeared on me again.
I grinned at her. Boy, was she in for it.
"Ready?" she said sarcastically.
"Nope," I admitted.
"Too bad," she sneered then turned her back on me and lifted her hands up in front of her. "By the power I wield, I command Darkness to hear me and to show himself for I have a deal for him to appraise," she said powerfully. The wind gusted her hair around her, making her look even more powerful.
She turned to me and indicated that I should be next to her. I hurriedly sprinted up to her, just in time to witness a huge white bull float in the air in front of us. With horns that looked like they could kill you if they merely touched you, the bull's eyes darted between Neferet and I. She bowed to him respectively, which I did as well, but not without apologizing to Nyx.
To say the bull was huge was an understatement.
"Arise, Neferet," the bull spoke. I cringed at the sound of it.
She did and grinned. "Darkness," she breathed.
"Yes, I've come," his eyes went to me. "Zoey Redbird. What a surprise to see you siding with me," he said.
Yeah, like that will ever happen.
"Darkness," I said simply.
"I see that you have a new request?" he said to Neferet.
"Yes," she said.
"We wish to bring back the ancient ways," I added in.
"The ancient ways?" he mused.
"Yes. So that we can convince the High Council that it would be better this way so that Nyx would appraise us for bringing back the old ways, then bring Darkness into the world instead," I grinned evilly, sharing the same look with Neferet.
"I see your point, Zoey," he said.
"May you grant our wish?" Neferet asked sweetly.
"Of course. But that is your wish, Neferet. What is yours, Zoey?"
This was going to be easier than I thought.
I grinned. "No, I couldn't ask it."
"Do tell," he pressed on.
"Okay, but it's actually a surprise for Neferet. I'm not going to say it with her here," I said. Neferet gave me a confused look but when I winked at her I think she got the picture and moved slightly away.
Now this was the disgusting part.
I leaned in close to the terrifying beast and whispered my request.
At first his eyes went wide but as I reasoned with him he leaned back and regarded me closely.
"And that is what you want?" he clarified.
"Yes, I would appreciate it."
"Then bring her to me."
"As you wish," I nodded, then ran to her and grabbed her arm and positioned her in front of Darkness.
"What are you doing?" Neferet asked, looking at me.
"I'm giving you a gift. Hopefully we can get along better after this," I said with fake hope. She raised her eyebrows at me with surprise.
"Neferet," he called, getting her attention once again.
"By the power invested in me, I grant Zoey's wish in giving you the gift of…." Darkness let me finish.
I looked Neferet without blinking. "…Death."
Neferet's eyes went wide and then narrowed in anger.
"Just what do you think you're-"
Darkness sent down a lightening bolt of Darkness that striked Neferet in the heart. She cut of screaming, and then she was no more. Because the lightening burnt her to dust that blew away in the wind.
There was silence after that as I held onto my breath. I did it. I managed to kill her, well with help, but now I did it.
I killed my enemy.
The reason I gave Darkness was that she really was good, and siding with Nyx. He seemed to believe.
"You really are thick aren't you," I grinned at Darkness.
He frowned. "What?"
"I'm never going to side with you even if it were a life or death situation. You just helped my kill of my enemy. Thank you. I now ask for the black bull to chase you away," I said in a strong voice.
He glared at me. "You-"
The black bull suddenly made an entrance out of nowhere and collided with the white bull. Darkness not seeing the other bull disappeared as the black bull collided with him. Unlike the white bull, the black bull was beautiful.
Once we were alone, the black bull looked at me.
"Thank you, Priestess, for getting rid of the threat. Nyx would like to see you but for other reasons then to just thank you. You Warrior is going to ask to be killed at the hand of Erebus. You must hurry," he said, his voice was flowing and gentle.
"Let's go," I said without any hesitation. My Warrior's life depended on it.
I lay down and let my spirit be taken away with the good bull as we traveled to the Otherworld.
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