The Adventures of Artemisia
Ok, I am flabbergasted that I'm up to part 9 now. So, we're getting some drama here. Have fun reading, and here are the back chapters and links to all the art as well
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“Lilith...” I touched her hand and tried to get her to look up at me. “Look, I have to get to school. You need to get to your school. W-why don’t you meet up with me after classes are over. Do you think you could do that? We can talk then.”
Lilith just nodded and stayed silent. I got up and ran as quickly as I could to Charybdis Heights.
I had about fifteen minutes to get to class as I entered the gates of the school. I slowed down a bit as I saw Toby standing there. He was facing the school, but his head was bowed down like he was looking at the dirt. There weren’t any other students around. I put my hand on his shoulder. He turned quickly to look at me. His face was streaked with tears.
“Toby, honey, what’s wrong?” I asked my instinct to run away from men conflicting with my need to nurture my friend. I was just glad to see that he was carrying his own handkerchief since I had left mine with that young hunter.
“I-it-it’s Josh. He...,” Toby swallowed. “He broke up with me!” I gathered Toby into my arms and held him for a moment. He sobbed into my shoulder.
“I-I came in early,” Toby said standing back a bit. “ I normally get here close to the bell. I got here and I caught Josh kissing another boy! Then...then he said some nasty things about me. He said I was too emotional, too girly, too clingy. He then told me we were through!” My faced tightened into a frown. “M-maybe I should have stayed a girl...that way he would have had a good reason to leave me.”
I hugged Toby again. “You’ll find someone else. I know you will. You’re a sweet boy.” I saw three figures coming towards us. The golden furred figure of Setanta stood about a head taller than the two blonds accompanying her. They wore five pointed stars on their uniforms indicating that they were witches. The two girls were identical down to the way that they moved.
“Hey there, pup,” Setanta said, gently pulling Toby out of my arms and into hers. I finally noticed that the two blondes had identical braids coming down from their temples, but mirrored. One had the braid on the left, the other on the right. They pulled me a little away from Setanta and Toby.
“Hi, I’m Rachel,” said the one with the braid on the left. “This is my sister Nancy,” she said, indicating the girl with the braid on the right. “You must be Artemisia, our succubus-vampire.”
“So, are you seeing anyone?” Rachel said.
“Rach!” Nancy said, slapping her sister lightly on the shoulder.
“What? It doesn’t hurt to ask, you know,” Rachel responded. “Besides, you have Shey.”
“It’s still rude to ask someone out when you’ve just met them. What’s going to happen when you’re older...move in with the first eligible woman you meet without waiting to find out if she’s a serial killer or something?” Nancy hesitated a moment. “Not that I think you’re going around killing people.”
For a moment I thought about those two lovely blue eyes, and then said “no, I’m not seeing anyone right now. I had a girlfriend, but that was before I moved. And, no, I don’t usually kill people.” I looked over at Setanta and Toby. They were talking softly.
“Shey’s been very maternal to Toby since he came out. She is very protective of him. His family is kind of cracked in the head, if you ask me,” Nancy said. “His mother has been trying to get him to dress like a girl and dropping hints about finding something that will change him into a girl again.”
“I’m sorry, Arte, I shouldn’t have been so presumptuous about asking if you were seeing someone,” Rachel said. “The dance is coming up and I just...well...I don’t have a date yet,” Rachel said, looking incredibly cute with her eyes looking through her lashes and her arms behind her back. I heard Nancy sigh.
“We’re twins and yet, we seem like two different people...” I heard Nancy mutter.