CHAPTER FIVE HUNDRED and EIGHTY-FOUR
“You do not know who you are fucking with,” Tanesha said. “Bring Fin back and go home.”
“This is war, little girl,” the fairy sitting in front of Tanesha said.
“This is a dumb ambush made by second rate fairies,” Tanesha said. “If you’d come to the house and asked for a cookie or a cake, I’d happily have made something for you. But take Fin? Threaten me?”
Tanesha shook her head.
“Do you know who I am?” Tanesha asked.
Tanesha stood up for the first time. Her skin radiated pure light. She pulled a sword of power which Nelson had let her borrow from her backpack. The sword was warm and ready in her hand.
The fairy in front of her yelped as if she’d been stung. The two fairies by the door held their hands on their brow to shade their eyes from Tanesha’s light.
“You can shine on us,” the fairy seated in front of her said. “You can even taunt me with sweet cakes and mouthwatering cookies. But you will never win. We will kill you. We will take over the fairy world.”
“Taunt you with cakes?” Tanesha asked. “That was just an invitation to tea. You could have just come over to talk!”
“I will still kill you,” the fairy said. “And enjoy every moment of it.”
“If you don’t leave now, I will call to me someone who will be delighted to kill all of you,” Tanesha said. “For that matter, he’d be happy to kill your entire fairy queendom for simply threatening me and Fin. He hates fairies as a general policy.”
“And who might you know, human?” the fairy asked with a sneer.
“Perses,” Tanesha said.
The Titan appeared faster than the fairy could gasp. He wore full armor and held his sword in his hand.
“Did I hear you say that I could kill some fairies?” Perses asked with a grin. “Nice sword.”
“Thanks,” Tanesha said, gesturing with the sword. “Nelson gave it to me. He said it has a name but the name has been lost to time.”
“That’s the Feya Ubiysta. The Fairy killer,” Perses said his voice eerily soft. “Leave this woman alone.”
“And bring back Fin,” Tanesha said.
“You took Prince Finegal?” Perses asked.
He leaned toward the fairy seated in front of Tanesha. The fairy gave a little squeal and disappeared. Perses disappeared a moment later.
“Sit down,” the woman that sat behind Tanesha said.
“I can’t see with your ass in my face,” the man seated next to the complaining woman said.
“Sorry,” Tanesha said.
As if he’d been asleep, Fin yawned and stretched.
“What’d I miss?” Fin asked.
Tanesha just shook her head. Stuffing the sword into her backpack, she started taking notes on her tablet computer.
Denver Cereal continues tomorrow…
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