Happy Moon’s Day
Rogue Wizard’s Journal January 14th, 2019
I am writing the next few journal entries after the fact of what happened by about a week. Mostly this is due to being held captive for the last five days. My life has definitely taken turn here that is major. But is probably best to start at the beginning.
Lunette did eventually show up. Three days after Raven had paid her visit. In my younger days Lunette had that sensual attractiveness of a teenage girl to me. The prom queen type, and I was at the time the lucky nerd on her arm for most of Middle School. High School changed all that and we became in a sense estranged. We still were the only two magical touched beings of our class, so we found ourselves at times as uneasy allies against darker powers. Lunette became increasingly more about herself . More about the using of her abilities to manipulate and control others. Yeah, I kept my distance during high school.
I don’t want to say age has mellowed Lunette, but she looks a little less confident of herself these days. She looks like a fully mature adult female. She seemed more cautious in her actions. More deliberate and calculated. I could tell this from just watching her move and the way she talked. She was no longer speaking to me in passion but in very calculated thought, measuring each word.
She stopped by on the morning of January 8th; and after letting her in, I had a deja vu moment as I sat in my chair and she sat pretty much exactly where Raven had a few days ago. I was beginning to think my life was looking up with two attractive females visiting my bachelor pad in less that a week; but then again both of them were dangerous as coiled venomous snakes. Lunette for her part had worn a skirt with leggings but her upper body was encased in a fur coat. Her female curves enhanced with pixie charms were damn near perfect. Those wings of her’s fluttering behind her were the major difference in the two encounters with these two females.
I didn’t really waste much time with small talk. I was being as cautious as hell.
“OK, it seems to me we left our conversation at me asking you what you have been doing with your life since we parted. You then looked very sheepish and then we were rudely interrupted by magical gunfire so to speak.”
Lunette then looked a little sheepish again. She hesitated for a moment and then she opened her mouth and began.
“After I was exiled from the Grove, I wandered a bit. Decided to pass myself off as human for a while by going to college and doing some modelling. The bills got tight as you can imagine, so I did a little exotic dancing to supplement.”
She stopped at that point and looked at me like she was fishing for a reaction. I kept quiet, but my thoughts were she could have made that a career for a decade and retired. Her natural pixie looks and illusion abilities would have made her a top of the line porn star for that matter. I kept my face stoic like she had simply given me the temperature outside, so she continued.
“I graduated, but I couldn’t find a job, so I began to work freelance jobs in the magical world. Discovered I had a talent for it really. Mostly, finding out secrets and selling them to the highest bidder. The only problem with that; as you know, is you make enemies and some of them can be pretty powerful. But I have so far navigated all that. This war has made that more difficult.”
“Well, I am Pixie. You know a lot of passionate fucking, but nothing really serious or long-term. In the pixie world being an exile makes you not so desirable as a mate for making kids. Besides, I don’t really want children. They would be too much of a liability in this line of work.”
“Yeah, I think about that myself. If I get too involved, my kids and grand kids become targets too. No matter what the Council says the rules of engagement are; they will go after them if I get too involved. War tends to make rules go out the window in order to achieve victory.”
“Yeah, I guess both of us are under the gun there. My parents are gone, so it is just me though, so I guess in that regard I have an advantage over you.”
“Well, I guess I could disappear. That wouldn’t make them safe though. They could still be used to flush me out. No. I just don’t know.”
Lunette nodded. She had been sitting with her legs crossed, but now she had her knees together with her feet slightly apart and she was leaning forward. Her fur coat was unbuttoned and so her button up shirt which was undone a few buttons on the top revealed a pretty nice view of her cleavage. I had to admit some old feelings were starting to surface and they were more about lust than love. Only the seriousness of the topic had been keeping them in check.
“Edward, I am sorry about what happened and how I acted toward you after middle school. I was a brat back then. I just had different plans and an attitude to match.”
“Well, in the end both of us were exiled for our own actions Lunette. Although I am not quite sure what I did in the end. But she ….”
“It’s OK Edward, you don’t have to say anything.”
“So, what business are you here for? You are on business too, not just to renew an old relationship?”
“Yes, I am. I have a client that wants to talk to you about an offer that may help you with your problem with the Council. I am here to arrange the meeting.”
“I see, and who is your client?”
“She would rather introduce herself in person. I am just here to take you to her if you are interested.”
“I am not trying to be rude Lunette, but my trust level is a little low right now of anyone. I mean from all accounts you have a bounty on your head from several different sources. I might be being over cautious, but I think if I am going to meet this client of yours, she would have to come here where I would feel more safe.”
“I see. Well, I am sure she would not do that. She has her own level of paranoia that is justified. I don’t know what else I can do to assure you this is not a trap.”
“Not sure you can. Our relationship has been dead for a long time and even though I can feel for you about your situation, I have my own that is a little difficult as you know. I am guessing that I would be in the presence of other magical beings, and that means outnumbered and outgunned if shit goes south. Sorry, too much of risk for me.”
She actually looked at me like she expected that answer. She nodded.
“Well, OK. I get it. I should probably get back to her and tell her.”
Lunette got up, buttoned up her coat and then she came closer to me. I took a deep breath and, before I could react, she leaned over a bit and kissed me on the cheek. I would have thought it a nice gesture of renewed friendship except I instantly felt very tired and literally collapsed to the floor losing consciousness. The last words I heard her say as I did lose consciousness were:
“Sorry Edward, but this is for your own good.”
I remember thinking that I was a complete idiot, but then everything went black.
The Rabyd Skald – Wandering Soul, Bard and Philosopher. The Grey Wayfarer.