“If it was so important Alyannia would have come herself.” Said Methios, who was sitting up against a tree one leg stretched out, the other bent, with dagger in hand resting on the bent leg, cutting into an apple.
“My mistress sends word, she needs your help.” Responded Belnik, a demon imp, disgusting little creature no more the 2 feet in height, arms that reached the ground, head with ears point straight out, black skin and a faint green glow that emanates from the creature.
“That’s nice, can’t you see I’m busy, go bother someone else.” With that he put an apple slice in his mouth.
“But it concerns Lexanya, mistress fears she may be in trouble.” Said the demon.
Methios paused and stared at the imp. Panic rose in the little imps face. “Oh no!”
In an instant Methios had knocked the imp on the ground and was standing over him, his foot on Belnik’s chest.
“Why wouldn’t you mention this when you first showed up, instead of just demanding for me to go to Alyannia?” as Methios asked this applied some pressure to the demons chest, making him squirm.
“If I knew mentioning the sister would have brought you to her, I would have mentioned it sooner. My mistress did not say it would be difficult to have you answer her call,” replied Belnik.
Methios staring at the demon applied a great amount of pressure. Belnik now eyes wide, mouth open, gasping for breath, pushed with all his might to remove the foot without success.
“No I don’t think I will go see your mistress. If Lex was in trouble she would have called on me by now.” Releasing the imp from beneath his foot Methios was on his way back to his seat when a young girl ran up to them. Making eye contact with Methios, she trips over the little imp still lying on the ground, holding his chest in pain.
“OWE!! I think you broke a rib!” shouted Belnik at Flora, who was now scrabbling to get back on her feet. “Hey where you going, I demand an apology!” continued Belnik. Methios who was now laughing at Belnik stopped abruptly and disappeared into the shadows.
The girl now on her feet turned to face Belnik and pulled out her dagger. “What are you going to do with that little one? Methios tell her to put the dagger away or I will burn her little face off.” Belnik turned to face Methios. “Methios?”
Out of nowhere two flayers burst onto the scene, the first not taking his eyes from the girl trips as well on Belnik and hits the ground hard. Taking this opportunity she jumps on the back of the grounded flayer and stabs with all her weight into its back. The flayer not hurt but angered starts to shake twist and turn trying to get her off, using the impaled dagger as a handle she holds on for her life.
“I AM NOT A DOOR MAT!!” shouts Belnik and hits the flayer in the face with a fireball, igniting the lose skin.
While the girl pulled the dagger free she hears from behind her, “Aim for the base of the skull.” With what strength she has left jams the dagger into the base of the flayer’s skull killing it instantly. The girl turned to face the voice behind her sees Methios beside the second flayer, decapitated at his feet.
“Took you long enough” said Methios.
“Where was your help, you left me to defend myself against a Flayer with the help of a little girl!” shouted Belnik.
“Shut up you lived, plus it looks like to me that the little girl did all the work,” responded Methios as he made his way over to her, who had collapsed, and was now on the ground kneeling. Her arms covered in flayer’s blood at her side, dagger still in hand, staring at the now dead flayer.
Methios stood over the girl, staring in deep thought. After several minutes of silence he asked “What’s your name?”
“Is your family close by?”
Looking at the flayer “About a dozen of them attacked our caravan, they are all dead.”
Methios whistled and from behind several trees came out a black raptor. From a side satchel pulled out a small flower about the size of a finger. Putting the flower in the girl’s collar. “Now to get back to the main road you will need to follow the river which is” Methios paused and looked in several directions, and then pointed eastward “straight that way.”
Still in shock over everything that happened Flora stood and stared in the direction Methios had pointed.
“At the river take a right and you should after a day’s walk hit the main road.” Flora nodded that she understood. At this Methios mounted and started to ride away.
“Hey wait for me” shouted Belnik, who jumped onto the back of the mount. Watching the Blood elf and little demon ride away Flora waited for a goodbye that never came.
After riding in silence for fifteen minutes Methios final spoke. “’You don’t choose the life of a rogue its chooses you’ was the first thing Lex ever said to me.” Again the silence continued until “Where is Alyannia?”
Belnik smiled “Mistress will be pleased”
((guest post by Methios))