Sorry this took so long it has just been a rough week well past few weeks
Oh how good it felt to be back in my original body, but that meant something else had to have gone wrong. Nothing goes smoothly with Myrnin's plans. When I awoke I looked around and Myrnin, the real one, looked up as well a little bewildered.
"Good?" I asked getting my breath back. I held up two thumbs.
"Yea, yea good." He says softly looking around a bit excited. He returned the thumbs. I crawled over, not trusting my legs quite yet, and punching his arm.
"Next time you want to switch souls, ask me ahead." I smiled.
"Well I don't remember pressing the button on the machine before passing out so…..I think that is all your fault." He pointed both index fingers at me whilst sprawling out his spider like legs and shaking his hair slightly.
"Quit deflecting." I smack his chest playfully for good measure and unsteadily gathered myself to try and stand. I got to my knees and almost stopped shaking. Myrnin was already standing and looking around. I tried to stand up, but as soon as my knees left the ground I fell forward. I would have biffed it, but Myrnin grabbed my arms last second and I was pressed into his chest.
"Are you steady, Claire?" He asked sounding worried. I nodded looking up.
"Yea I think." I took a deep breath as he looked down his eyes shining in what little light there was in the room. He carefully lifted me up until I was on my feet and steady, but didn't let me go. I didn't know if I wanted him to though. He looked down at me and I looked up at him. It was almost captivating. I searched his eyes and face for any emotion. We would have possibly stayed like that forever if someone hadn't cleared their throat.
"Would you two get it over with?" It was Eve. Or pretend Eve depending on how you looked at it. With an almost audible snap our moment was over and I whipped around to where the voice was coming from. Eve's body had her arms crossed over her chest and leaning on the wall. A very Oliver pose.
"Your silence is missed, Eve." I dragged out the name. Her body growled, but somehow how it just made me want to slap her for even attempting that. There was mumbling from the floor somewhere around us.
"Did it work because I want out of this cold, dead, male body and back into my warm, alive, female body thank you very much." Oliver's body dragged itself off the floor and I felt sympathy for the real Eve having to deal through that. It wasn't like I was having much more fun.
"I would give you a hug, but I wouldn't want to give Oliver a complex." I hadn't realized, despite Myrnin letting me go, we hadn't moved an inch from our spots. I cleared my throat and took a step back. I didn't look up at his face, for I knew it would have been hurt.
"Don't worry about it. He's got enough as it is."
"Does this mean we can proceed with this reverting back? Because as much as I enjoy," He literally was dripping in sarcasm. "Love being in this body, I would like to get back to the shop and make sure I haven't been robbed by now." Oliver's body moved its hand so it looked as if it was talking with him. Mocking him.
"Always about you." Soon the lips formed that held the mocking hand.
"You still work for me and if that has any consolation to you foul human than you will stop that this instant." Somehow a human telling a vampire what to do, unrelated to the circumstances, just didn't seem to have the same I-can-snap-your-neck-if-you-disobey-me feel about it.
"Alright you two knock it off we will try again once we know you have….recharged." I put up both hands fending them off of each other.
"How do you know when that is?" I looked back at Myrnin.
"Four hours." He said looking up from the floor with his hands behind his back.
"What!?" They both said at the same time.
"That is the time from when Claire came in, helped me finish, turn it on, switch, fix it, then switch back. And it's been," He closed his eyes thinking. "Two and a half." They seemed to deflate or at least calm their initial shock.
"Fine fine two and a half hours doesn't seem so long does it?"
It was. Oliver and Eve bickered like an old married couple, minus the married part. Myrnin and I ended up popping some popcorn, I made sure it wasn't going to kill me, and watched the show. We interjected our comments as we felt they needed. It was impossible to get them to stop. There was no way they would stop. We attempted and failed. I reached in the bowl once more and grabbed the last few pieces.
"If they kiss I'm going to barf, and I just had a ton of popcorn." Myrnin and I giggled. They shot evil glares our way, which produced another round of bickering.
"Not even a possibility ever." Eve's mouth formed the words, but all I heard was Oliver. Scoffing came from the other patron of the fight.
"Not like you've gotten any since the medieval ages." Back and forth they went. And I thought cats and dogs fought. They made them look like child's play. Myrnin leaned in close to my side to whisper into my ear.
"Should I tell them they have been able to switch for the past forty five minutes?" His cool lips brushed my ear. I gasped poking his chest.
"As much as I would love to see this finish, I doubt it ever will, your floor is really uncomfortable. My butt's numb." To emphasize I rubbed my lower back and thighs.
"What!" Oliver's head whipped around. "Forty five minutes! You are so dead!" He ran forwards and both of our eye brows shot up. Vamp hearing. Totally forgot. He growled and Myrnin and I in sync jumped up dodging him as he over shot and hit the floor. Again.
"Eve?" He didn't move. "If it makes you any better…It was Myrnin's fault." I smiled and he put his hands to his chest offended. I waved him over to the machine and grabbed the jackets off the pegs. I tossed one to him blindly knowing he'd catch it. I put mine on and it felt like I was wearing those lead vests at the doctor's office for x-rays. I trudged the rest of the way to the machine. Myrnin acted as if it was just a windbreak. Which to him it probably was. He moved his head as if to inaudible music and looked at me once I finally stood beside him on the side of the table.
"Would you like to do the honors?" I gave him a look. I grabbed his hand and we both pressed the button at the same time. In midsentence both of them dropped to the floor and the gold shimmering light I had seen before appeared. I felt my eyes get heavy and I saw Myrnin's do the same as if by compulsion of the machine. We slowly drifted to the floor and the last thing I remember was being cradled in Myrnin's arms so I wouldn't hurt myself on the way to the floor.
I woke up first out of all of us and I sat up looking around under the table. I shrugged off Myrnin's arms reluctantly and put my hands on either side of his abdomen. I hovered over him looking around once again to make sure everyone else was still unconscious. When my eyes circled back to my current position Myrnin's eyes were open. I took a quick, sharp breath. He looked like he was trying to process what was going on.
"I think it worked." He looked around confirming my guess. He eyes came full circle and came to rest on mine again. I felt that trance once again and hadn't realized his hands were ensnaring me closer to him. I didn't hear protest. I didn't want to, frankly. It felt like my heart was beating out of my chest and I knew for sure he could hear it, or feel it from our current position. I don't know what would have happened had I not heard the cry of protests come from the other side of the room.
"You said this would work!"
"Oh sick am I Oliver?"
"Eve I love you but I don't want to be you." Again we were snapped out of our reverie and brought back to the present. Myrnin and I looked over to the other side of the room. Eve, Oliver, Michael, and Shane all staggered around each other like cats out of surgery. Flailing arms and unsteady legs filled the air.
"What?" Myrnin and I said at the same time.
"Oh there's Claire. What are you doing down their?" Oliver walked over.
"Who are you?" I hurried to gently pry Myrnin off of me.
"Shane?" I tilted my head to the side. I stood up and looked past him.
"Why did you and Michael come down here?" What were they doing here?
"It was late and both you, Eve, and Oliver were MIA." He said as if it was obvious. "So we came here."
"Oh thank you. Anytime some persons of your posse goes missing you come straight here. I'm honored." Myrnin did a sarcastic bow and I hit the back of his head on his way up. "Hey!"
"Not helping. That is not the problem. The problem is that there are two extra people here that shouldn't be." I motioned to the still staggering bodies across the room. "Alright roll call. Eve!" Shane's body waved his hand. "Michael!" Eve's body waved her hand. "Oliver!" Michael's body gave a cold stare. "And Shane." I said pointing to Oliver's body. I turned back to Myrnin. "This is going to be a long night."
Hey guys I hoped you liked it I lost inspiration for this one, so just use your imagination for what happens next (not that imagination sickos) also I will have the AU for this one I think you will love it