Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Letter "O" - Off Course

Drakar stood next to the bedside table, his fingertips swirling ashes, the only remains left by Nevermore after Basil's choice to abandon his path.  Leaving the soul collecting journal there caused it to spontaneously combust.  He gripped a handful, angered he couldn't reclaim the souls freed when it happened, souls he would have devoured had Basil come directly to him after pouring them into the book.

His true form pulsed beneath human skin cloying at the seams.  Camouflaging was not Drakar's strong suit, but it met his needs.  It was how he so easily recruited.

"This is unexpected," he whispered to the emptiness as he settled on the unkempt bed, tossed and twisted blankets a testament to Basil's haste.  "My best Harvestor, gone."

A smirk curved his lips in the devilish manner he perfected during Time's timelessness.  "He can't know the truth. No one ever figured it out.  Surely no other Harvestor told him the truth about the soul quota, not after my special...talk with them."  The air could do no more than listen.  So it could not respond.

"He's just strayed off course.  I'll have to correct it for him."  He stood, back straight, head held high.  He inhaled deeply then blew out a breath of flames, setting the room ablaze.  He forced his energy through the apartment complex, dampening fire alarm batteries.  Surely someone was home, a soul the fire could free so one of his Harvestors could bring it to him.

With his appetite for chaos briefly sated, he strutted from the apartment, his thoughts on bringing Basil back into the fold.  And he knew just how.*****

Okay, so now I don't just want to punch Drakar in the face.  Anybody else want to mob him?

30 comments:

  1. Definitely. This is an awesome snippet that really shows us Drakar's evil nature. At least I'm assuming he's a bad guy.

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    1. Oh yeah, Natalie. Drakar is just awful.

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  2. Wow... super intense! I'd punch him in the face, but I'm a little afraid of him. LOL

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    1. Yeah, see, um, that's why it needs to be a mob of us. I'm not sure if we would survive, even a big mob of us lol!!!

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  3. Oh I do! I can't believe he can so easily do that the big jerk! Angela, your writing is so captivating!

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    1. Thank you, Deana. I'm having both a good yet hard time writing the parts that include Drakar because, well, I just don't like him lol!!

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  4. He's perfectly awful! Yes. Punching is on the table with this character...lol.

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    1. I would have no problem turning a blind eye to any violence that befalls Drakar :-)

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  5. Leave it to me to be Drakar's advocate. There's still seems a slight possibility that there could be some kind of silver lining coming out of his destruction. Great 'O', Angela.

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    1. Shockgrubz, you are a dear to look for the silver lining :-)

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  6. Perfect Antag...even for the devil :) Of course, I'm now terribly worried for Basil and Abby! Loving this Angela, keep it coming.

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    1. Raelyn, there is just cause to be concerned about Abby and Basil. Drakar's just such a...wow.

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  7. Good bad guy! "With his appetite for chaos briefly sated.." Nice line!

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    1. Thanks, Emily. Drakar is definitely quite the character.

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    1. Yeah, and even made sure any others in the apartment complex wouldn't have advance notice since he basically ruined the smoke detectors.

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  9. "Appetite for chaos" -- Love it :)

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    1. He's a being that devours souls. I suppose a little chaos does bring a smile to his face.

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  10. I agree...the appetite for chaos line is great! Oh...and the rest of it rocks as well!! :)

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    1. LOL! Thanks DL. Drakar had to have his evil moment.

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  11. Eveil to the core! Can't wait for the next installment :)

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  12. I really like this so far. Good job.

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  13. This is so freakin' awesome, I hardly know what to say! I kinda love Drakar in that way that I love to love bad guys :)

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  14. Can't wait for the next installment. :)

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    1. Cool. The letter P is next so let's see what will happen.

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  15. Drakar is totally creeping me out now. Great danger factor.

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  16. Angela, You've drawn one evil character here. I am back to catching up as I've been offline for a bit. On to the letter "P" now.

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