Not one, but three seed pods from the World
Tree have fallen into the spa just after LeeZee had awoken with her
all her succubus powers. This is taken as a good sign and the Vanir siblings
get out of the water. Steam once again begins to rise as
the cool water is heated by fresh hot water from the hot spring. Ruu helps LeeZee
out of the water and realizes she is touching his mind with hers,
flooding him with information about her childhood.
You need to get this one some isolation gloves before she tells
everyone who she really is and who her parents..."
will get to the real training after tea IF your step-aunt
is up for the challenge. Isn't that right sis!"
volunteering his sisters god powers.
[Jean Vanadis] "Well I know
you have your own agenda and you know I'm always up for a challenge.
Fear not LeeZee. I will have you up to speed on all your demi-goddess
powers before mid day tomorrow."
gloves? Demi-goddess powers? Commander, who the hell am I?"
Captain Lindsey Smith
with her voice trailing as she suddenly gets very tired. Ruu supporting LeeZee up by the arm.
Should I kiss her?"
[SpaceDog] "Ask her!"
at LeeZee who grins hopelessly
and wraps her arm around Ruu. When Ruu opens his
mouth to kiss LeeZee, her eyes close and her lips part slowly. The
elves long tongue, when they kiss, transfers back the Chi in his body
accidentally released through her touch. As her Chi is returned, her body
awakens and she
thanks him with a very passionate wet kiss. LeeZee between kisses.
A real kiss!"
[Jean Vanadis] "Okay you two, go
get a room if you want to carry on, but I warn you Ruu. She has no
control over her powers yet, so no funny stuff. Better yet,
let's all get ready for tea. Onee-chan! I love Cyn's cooking. It's
almost as good as yours! What's on the menu?"
said my favorite curry and sweet potato crepes for desert, but she
what type of meat she's using. I suspect it will be Dodo bird."
SpaceDog begins to drool at the thought.
Robin] "Isn't Dodo bird
your time zone on Earth they went extinct in 1662, but I brought back
couples before that happened. Two
couples were left on Fornax Santé, another couple went to Vanaheimr and the others came here.
Fornax Santé is the wildlife refuge world of lost plants and animals
I started some 5000 cycles ago after I got drunk and lost a bet. It's amazing what you can do with a
portable Rainbow Bridge powered by a singularity."
that the big green planet I saw when we first met and ate at Foxy
Roxy's Raman on Fornax Prime?"
the one. How did you guess? I never mentioned its name..."
Bonnie Jean picks up
the three fallen seed pods and hands them to Robin, nodding her head
to a basket in the corner of the room. Robin puts the pods in the
basket and then gets into the now hot water to bath for a bit, while soaking up the heat.
Robin] "This place is
Once all parties
toweled down and dried themselves on either the hot rocks or in the
incubation chamber of
the bath house upper floor where Istanna's' dragon egg is located,
they return to their respective bed
chambers and put on fresh clothes. LeeZee wakes Panda Kitti from
The group enters
the dining area where only 3 others sit concluding their tea.
A large burly elf gets up and hands Cyn a small gold coin and 2
silvers. She thanks him by bending down flashing him a view of her
bosom. She sees SpaceDog,
[~~Cyn~~] "Daddy! CeFuu
already set the places and rearranged the tables for the elders.
Shall I call them?"
Cyn gets 3 green and 1 white
fire sticks from a box by the door. SpaceDog and Jean both nod
in agreement and Cyn runs out the door pulling out a wand from
between her girls. Bonnie Jean looks at SpaceDog and mutters,
[Jean Vanadis] "I
bet you taught her how to hide things between her girls, didn't you?"
SpaceDog grins and tries to look innocent.
know she has this unnatural gift of learning magic by seeing it done
only once, just like you, me and elder Jon."
twin in facial features and height only, brings out pitchers of dark
ale and another of water for each table and returns to the kitchen
bringing food in large bowls and sets them in front of Fontana, Lady
Robin, Panda Kitti and LeeZee sitting at one of the round tables. She
grabs some of the empty plates and bowls from the now empty guests
tables and balances them all in one hand on her way back to the
kitchen. She returns a moment later with 2 more larger bowls
and set them in from of SpaceDog and Bonnie Jean at the larger table. SpaceDog grins as he gets
a whiff of the spicy curry and black Fornax rice. Four empty
chairs around the table will soon be filled with the village elders.
Outside, Cyn places
the 4 fire sticks in a launch tube that is part of the front garden
decorations. When she waves the wand a beam of green light strike
the wickets hanging from each stick and instantaneously, the sticks launch
into the air directly over the inn with 3 bright green and one solid
white lights float in the sky above. A short while later 4 cloaked figures appear giggling
and stagger up to where Cyn is standing. Cyn bows and greets them
[~~Cyn~~] "Greetings elders
of Elder. Mistress Bonnie Jean Vanadis and Star Lord SpaceDog are waiting inside for
you to join them for tea. May the twin moons and 2 suns bless you."
cloaked figures continue up the steps. They do not return her greetings
but motion for her to follow. Entering the
dining hall, all four figures remove their cloaks and hand them to Cyn who brushes them off before hanging them neatly on pegs attached
to the wall.
Morris] "Who let the riff-raff into the room?"
Jon Morris, one
of the elders, a white haired elf says looking straight at SpaceDog.
Both he and SpaceDog draw daggers and look like they are about to
fight when both throw their knives at the target board in the
farthest corner of the room. Both knives strike dead center of the
target side by side.
[SpaceDog] "Good seeing you my old friend!"
Jon Morris a grand handshake, head butt and then a hug.
Morris] "Who you calling old? What are you doing here? Business, pleasure or are you here to see
your sister who has been complaining that she has not heard or seen
you in 200 cycles?"
Jean bangs her mug on the table and say in
unison with SpaceDog,
& Jean] "All the Above!"
SpaceDog then bows his head to the other three elders and says,
de Cecile, Lullaby Halo, Huli Lam. It's good to have you come. There
is something important we need to discuss before tomorrow when Thor
One of the 3
elders suddenly draws a long dagger and heads strait towards LeeZee,
Jardin stabs LeeZee
the heart. As quickly as this happens, Dee and CeFuu
appear and bind the elf known as Jardin. Bonnie Jean Vanadis quickly goes over
to LeeZee before pulling out the dagger,
[Jean Vanadis] "LeeZee, you
are a goods succubus and we should have seen this coming since your
powers have just awoken. Now, when
I pull this out, you must heal yourself. You got that little one?
You have the power since you have awoken. See it in your mind and heart,
bind and heal the wounds with your Chi. Are you ready?"
can answer, Jean Vanadis pulls out the dagger embedded deep in her chest. For a very
short time, LeeZee is motionless and her eyes roll back in her head.
She finally opens her eyes.
Looking at the elder.
[LeeZee] "Who the Hell are you and what
have I ever done to you?"
Lady Robin joins
LeeZee and holds her shoulder for support. Fontana runs out the room
and makes an elf hand sign saying I will get help as he grabs a red
Dee begins to sniff
the air around the elder.
[~~Dee~~] "She's been drugged. Where were you before you came here?"
not right... You just came from The Water Works, didn't you? I smell
dark magic and she's not going to remember much looking at the
expression on her face."
[SpaceDog] "Panda Kitti"
points at Jardin and says in his
Commend voice. The Cat jumps to where the elf is bound and now
standing in a daze. Jean looks at Kitti.
[Jean Vanadis] "Look
deep into her mind and tell me what you see just before a red or
purple flash of light."
Panda Kitti wraps her
tail around the elf's neck and begins her telepathic
Kitti] "...meow, meow, meow, warm water on her
hands, giggle juice in her belly, the smell of
fermented fruit, meowww.... a dark shadow moving, lights flashing in patterns of..."
[SpaceDog shouts] "STOP! Look no farther. I
know what we are dealing with. Jardin Cecile was hypnotized by
a dark elves magic that was hiding in the shadows after drugging her. We are very close to solving this mystery
again at the doorway,
[Fontana] "I called Angela. She will know how
to break whatever spell was cast on her..."
A short while later
Angela shows up with her Bag of Infinite Holding and immediately senses what has
happened, evaluating all the emotions of the people in the room. She
turns to LeeZee and asks,
are you feeling? Does it still hurt? Show me the wound. I must make
sure you were not poisoned."
When LeeZee opens her blouse, in
the middle of her chest where her heart is, a red area about the size
of a dagger is closing and then disappears.
[LeeZee] "Wow, I feel hungry
and sad and powerless."
She ties up the blouse with a small spot of blood on it. Angela
gets out some gold looking dust from her kit and sprinkles a bit on the
blood. The blood turns yellow and sparkles.
[Angela] "You are lucky,
drugs but no
poison. Now let me take a look at you."
Jardin who's still in a trance, Angela takes out a tuning
fork from her bag of tricks and taps the ends making it vibrate.
She then takes out another tuning fork with 3 prongs and taps it. Jardin's eyes begin to flicker. Angela then holds the first tuning
fork on the center prong of the second and immediately Jardin's eyes open and
[Jardin] "This doesn't look like a Watering Hole. I'm so hungry. I
could eat a whole Dodo bird."
back to reality elder Jardin de Cecile. You are at the Gallant Tree
Inn and you are one lucky elf. Don't mind the atmosphere. I've not
been this flabbergasted since I bought the place."
Says SpaceDog, looking his sister in the eye. Bonnie Jean Vanadis
has a huge grin on her face,
[Jean Vanadis] "So you're the new owner
nobody is talking about! Where is the paperwork and how did you?
Never mind, I know there's a long story behind your madness
brother... I'll find out when you dream tonight, ha ha ha ha!"
bonds. Don't you just love them?"
Lady Robin holding
LeeZee very close with tears in her eyes...
Bonnie Jean quickly
comforts Jardin and explains what just happened. She gives her a
drink Angela hands to her. Jardin de Cecile tries
desperately to apologize but all fluff it off like nothing happened.
Cyn starts the meal
with a short introduction of her family and friends to the elders.
[~~Cyn~~] "Okay everyone. My name for
those who don't know me is Cyn. I am the chef who made the Dodo curry a bit spicy because
that's the way
daddy likes it. The black rice is from off world and is very
delicious in or separate from the curry. I'm the hostess with the
mostest and welcome you first timers to the newly designed inn and lounge,
(both public and private bath house),
the Gallant Tree Inn. This is a family run
business owned and run by my daddy, Star Lord SpaceDog, my twin sister Dee,"
takes a bow,
[~~Cyn~~] "and my twin
brothers from other mothers, Ruu and CeFuu."
Ruu and CeFuu
both bow with respect towards the elders.
adopted the 4 of us after our father died and we in turn help run
the establishment. If there is anything we can help you with, please
feel free to ask."
SpaceDog & Bonnie Jean
raise there mugs followed by everyone else and in one voice say,
"CHEERS! Let's Eat!"
Talking and Lesson
calm down the group begin their meal and talk about everyday
life in the Village of Elders. Bonnie Jean sits next to SpaceDog and
tries to quiz him as to why he had not visited her in the past 200
cycles. SpaceDog avoids answering but reveals why he took in Cyn,
Dee, Ruu and CeFuu after the death of their true father and good
Atlantean friend Harri. SpaceDog was given the Inn with a promise to adopt Harri's children and give them work. SpaceDog also tells how he
discovered the hot water underground after he was given the Inn.
Ruu pulls up a chair
and sits next to LeeZee while constantly looking at where she was
stabbed earlier, or was he just looking at her chest? During the
meal, Ruu presents LeeZee with a small red box. Inside the box
LeeZee discovers a pair of red skin tight gloves and after
trying them on, brushes her hand across Ruu's cheek and discovers
the gloves have isolated her Chi from transferring to him. She gives
Ruu a huge hug as thanks.
Lady Robin continues
to absorb everything being said and notes everything in her minds
eye. Fontana talking to Panda Kitti asks her about her life
and she speaks to him answering his questions before he has time to
ask them. He suddenly realizes that she is using her telepathy and
tells her to quit using her tail. Panda Kitti pouts but continues the conversation like nothing happened...
SpaceDog and Jon
Morris talk about locating the necklace stolen from Odin, king of the
piece together events at The Water Works, the past and present
owners and SpaceDog begins to form an idea as to where the necklace
could be. It's obvious that someone has been watching the group from the
shadows since they entered the village. Cyn and Dee come from the
kitchen with home made crapes made from sweet potatoes and a thick
cream with strawberries , currents, star fruit and mangoes. At the
same time, both
SpaceDog and Jon motion for Angela, who is sitting next to Fontana, to
join them at the table.
Morris with a bit of concern,
for helping Angela. What can you tell me about how Jardin was
hypnotized and if there is any clues the dark magic user may have
left unchecked? I know you can sense the aura of people around you,
but can you trace anything back from the past?"
aura reading only works in the present. Sister Sister may be a
better detective then myself since she is part elf, part Vanir and a witch.
I will have her look around for any clews, after her shift ends at first
light. In the mean time, please excuse me. I will need some sleep
before I relieve her."
Angela stops to give Fontana a hug
before he follows her up to his room.
[Jean Vanadis] "LeeZee, come
here and I will give you a quick lesson on what a succubus is and
the powers you now possess."
watches Ruu escort Captain Lindsey Smith to the chair
between she and Huli Lam, the silent elder.
"Please remove those gloves and
hold hands with Huli. Oh, and little brother, get a case of that
fermented Darker Than Black ginger beer you keep handy. I know you
still make the stuff."
SpaceDog salutes his
sister with his left hand as a sign that he knows exactly what she
wants and presses a button on his wrist and disappears instantly.
"We Vanir have exceptional
memories and we can send those memories to others in a short time. Clear your mind for a moment and when you are ready,
squeeze Huli's hand tight. Are you ready to receive a lesson, not
from me but from another succubus?"
LeeZee bows her head after a moment, closes her eyes and says,
willing and able to receive the lesson."
SpaceDog did with Shadowfax, Bonnie Jean Vanadis puts her forehead on LeeZee's and a flood of information passes from Vanir to succubus in
several heartbeats after LeeZee squeezes Huli's hands who LeeZee
discovers is the silent succubus.
In the distance, a
bell sounds along with the howling of dogs close by as the twin
moons peek at midnight....