Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | By: Angela Brown

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:

Natalie Aguirre said...

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

Julie Dao said...

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

Deana said...

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

Nadja Notariani said...

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

Angela Brown said...

Oh yeah, Natalie. Drakar is just awful.

Angela Brown said...

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!!!

Angela Brown said...

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!!

Angela Brown said...

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

Shockgrubz said...

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.

Raelyn Barclay said...

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

Emily R. King said...

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

Angela Brown said...

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

Angela Brown said...

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

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

He burned Basil's place? Pure evil.

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Emily. Drakar is definitely quite the character.

Angela Brown said...

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

Angela Cothran said...

"Appetite for chaos" -- Love it :)

Angela Brown said...

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

DL Hammons said...

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

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

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

Diantha Jones said...

I really like this so far. Good job.

Angela Brown said...

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

Angela Brown said...

Yeah, Drakar is no joke.

ali cross said...

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 :)

Ciara said...

Can't wait for the next installment. :)

Angela Brown said...

Thank you so much, Diantha :-)

Angela Brown said...

Drakar is definitely a bad boy :-)

Angela Brown said...

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

Leslie Rose said...

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

Susan Oloier said...

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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