Flickr. Phonar Task. By Amber Nicholls and Daisy Ware-Jarrett.
“Who knew your neck of the woods was so bright. Alright, you’ve called me here for a reason?”
I gazed up at the speaker with a raised brow. He brought darkness to my sunny Creativity Forest; the colorful butterflies that flew around my throne didn’t get close to him. I still couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t see the features on his face. He was a shadowed creature of mystery.
“Viktor, how nice of you to finally join us.” Muse bells voice rang with annoyance. I could feel her temper.
She stood by the right side of my throne finally still after she had been pacing before his arrival. She was so annoyed, her own pink hair swishing on her arms as she paced became a problem. So, she had braided her pink and white streaked hair and crowned it around her head.
I’ve never seen her so angry. Although, I’m sure she’s gotten frustrated with my sporadic tendencies to show up to write.
With Viktor, she was not happy she could not control him as she did the other character spirits here.
Through the shadows, I could see the whiteness of his fangs as he smirked at Muse. I caught Muse’s sparkling hand before she lunged and patted it. Now wasn’t the time. Viktor turned towards me and inclined his head.
“Accept my apologies Ms. Scribe, I was tending to the blog.”
I nodded and dismissed the power plays between the two, I didn’t care. As long as he was here now. I motioned for both to have a seat when the two plush chair appeared.
“I bought you both here because it’s some things I want to discuss.” I snapped my fingers.
Paper floated around me. Files appeared on the ground coated in sparkling glitter.
“These are compiled from Embrace The Madness; both published and drafted posts”
“We have multiple things that I would like to finish also want to bring some new content to the blog.”
I motioned to the floating pages.
“I want to bring in better content but I also feel like I’ve abandoned my other responsibility.” I got up, smoothed down my pink blouse and black slacks, and began walking forward.
We walked together to the clearing before us and the floating doors. It didn’t take us long to reach the door I wanted. I felt the pulse in my bones. I needed to complete this.
Cold rainbow mists flowed from the double doors. Magic glittered from each end of the doors. I caressed the panel that had a shadowed version of the Fates inscribed into it.
I tapped on the door.
“I’m ready to get back inside and clean it up.”
“I feel torn between the two and spreading focus between the blog and this novella, but I know that this is of great importance for me to finish.” I saw Muse nod beside me and Viktor tilted his head.
“With that thought in mind, I need help from you both. Viktor I’m giving you free rein on the blog. Keep the ideas simple, doable, and exciting.” I handed him a black skull key with a red ribbon around it. Well tried to hand it to him. Once my hand encountered the shadows the key rose from my grasp then disappeared.
I paused before continuing.
“Muse and I will pop in every now and then, to help and work but I will also be focusing on The Foretold and since both of you have a way with the character spirits here I also have another job for you both.”
“I need help researching and getting the character’s to speak up.”
“Muse send me their dreams. Send me the thoughts as I open myself back up these characters. I have many notes written in various journals, I need your help finding these.”
“Viktor the All-Knowing research on these factions will become your second focus.”
“Muse can definitely help you out and point you in the right directions. We are a team. We need to be a team.”
I first held Viktor’s shadowed face with a stern look. I didn’t know what he felt about these orders and I hoped to give him free rein that didn’t backfire on me. I gentled my expression before I turned to Muse.
The second I took my eyes off Viktor all hell broke loose.