Exorcism Required

I was grateful that no one could read my thoughts. I found a lot of black magic sites, but even I knew to stay away from them. So it took me to find something I thought might work while Dean, Cass and Alec argued about the best method to disspell a demon from a body. I felt Magnus hovering. I looked up behind me and he smiled. He pointed at the spell I was looking at with a black finger nail and rings covering almost every finger. “That one. We could find all of that easily enough. Assuming that it’s in your world it should be here. I can concoct it.”

I turned in my chair and watched Alec and Dean arguing. It was like watching Nox fight with himself. Both made valid points. I wondered how Nox would get along with them. Would he let them argue. He’d be smirking, but would he take charge with someone else chomping at the bit to take charge? I could see our submissive leader falling into the background. But then I’d seen him stand up to his father before. And Dae’lin. No Nox wouldn’t slack in his work. He was too arrogant to do that.

I cleared my throat. And nothing happened. I didn’t expect they’d stop their arguing for me. Magnus was about to interrupt, but I held up my hand with a smile. I’d seen Nox do it before. Though I’d not actually seen it seen it. He snapped his fingers and there was a loud sound. I tried calling upon his power. I knew it didn’t work like that, but I saw the patterns form or what I imagined it looked like for Nox and the sound it made wasn’t as loud as his could be. But it got their attention. A pair of blue eyes and green flipped to me. Cass was looking all around for the sound.

“We have a spell we can cast that supposedly will dispell a price of hell from a body.” I said.

Alec’s eyes grew wider. “Really?”

Dean clamored over and nearly knocked me out of my chair, “Sorry, man.” He read the list and then looked at me, “So how much of this do you have on hand?”

“On hand?” I asked. “You seriously think we keep eye of newt and this…” I pointed to a word I didn’t even know how to pronounce, “on hand. I don’t even know what it is.”

Magnus said, “It would be easy if we were in our world. I don’t have contacts here. Does your Nox?”

I shrugged. “He doesn’t talk about magic like that.”

Dean sighed. “I have holy water and salt. But the other things I don’t have.”

Magnus and Dean debated about where they might get some of the stuff. Alec looked at me with a grin. “It’ll be black market items.”

I nodded. “Yeah, I already sent a search out looking for the needed items.”

Out the Door (11/1/2017)
The Boys (11/2/2017)
My Lovers (11/3/2017)
Oh. My. God. (11/5/2017)
Dean Winchester (11/6/2017)
Castiel (11/8/2017)
Portals (11/9/2017)
Alec and Magnus (11/10/2017)
Bonnie’s Diner (11/11/2017)
Dean’s Story (11/12/2017)
Azazel (11/13/2017)
The Next Morning (11/14/2017)
What’s Next (11/15/2017)
Looking At Me (11/16/2017)
Demon Tracking (11/17/2017)
Not a Demon (11/18/2017)
Running Away (11/19/2017)
Manning Up (11/22/2017)
Going Up (11/22/2017)
Tech is Tech (11/23/2017)
Waiting (11/24/2017)
Regrouping (11/25/2017)
The Docks (11/26/2017)
A Fight (11/27/2017)
Rambling (11/28/2017)
Deep Dark Secrets (11/29/2017)
Exorcism Required (11/30/2017)
The Kitchen Show (12/1/2017)
Kinks (12/2/2017)
The Bait (12/4/2017)
Fucking Goats (12/5/2017)
Summoning a Demon (12/6/2017)
All Alone (12/7/2017)

Don’t Take Too Long

Everything was as I left it. The big black man was scowling at me when I arrived in my own dream. The moment he saw me he sneered and spoke, “You come back for more. You are such an idiot.”

I shrugged. “I might be an idiot but I wasn’t gone long enough for you to take over my body so there is that.”

He looked at me like I knew too much. And that was when the barrage of depressing and anxious thoughts started again. The sky lit up with all my fears and I closed my eyes to keep from seeing the lies he was telling me. The echos in my own head were too hard to resist. I could feel the tears falling down my cheeks – sliding down in a slow cascade.

They were my fears. He was only playing on them. I was never good enough. I’d been told that my whole life. You are only half Venatori. You are too slow. You’ll never pass. It’s too hard, you won’t ever learn it. Which was nothing on the other things kids told me. The names they flung my direction.

The thick skin I had earned as a child dissolved in the rains of my dream world. It was raw. I felt it all over again.

But there was one slight difference this time then last and I didn’t want Virgil to know. I had help. Not in the form of my dream like Dev had been. No, I could feel my family around me – physically. I new they were there, I could sense them in my dream, but I could feel them lying there.

I pulled my power around me and felt the calming effect of it. It coursed through my body. It raged in my world. It was my world. Morpheus had taught me that in the end. He might be able to control me, but I controlled it in the long run. And he was a vampire. But I needed to know Ant was getting his body. Killing him here would give him a means to his body and then he could get away. I had to stall.

I focused on Virgil. I let my magic flow from me through his visage. He was mine. I could feel Ant and Morana and even Armand. And through them I could feel each individual vampire connected to them. The city was full of little baby vampires that Morana had created. I could feel them converging on the Night Life building coming to me. I worked up the line from Ant and between my connection to Ant and the visage of Virgil I could pin point his location. I don’t know how I’d relay it to Ant but I hoped he could read the connection like I was reading him.

“You really are a foolish boy.” He claimed again.

“No more foolish than most people.”

A voice echoed behind me. “That’s not true, Nox.”

I smirked as I turned around to see my rockstar standing behind me. He was standing there in the rain with his hair plastered to his head, his beautiful blue eyes sparkling. I couldn’t help biting my bottom lip as he walked towards me.

“Another dream walker?” Virgil asked. My world shuddered as he tried to connect to Dev’s fears. But Dev looked at him and smirked.

“I don’t think so.” Dev wrapped his arm around me and I could feel the bond between us strengthen. Everything in this world was raw, my emotions, Dev’s emotions. It was like one of Sage’s wires touching and sparking life together.

Virgil advanced on us and we took a step back. I didn’t want him touching me, and I definitely didn’t want him touching Dev. We kept backing up and he speed up.

And then the big black man stopped. His face countoured and he screamed. “No.” He glared at me as he started for us again.

This time I sent a column of fire at Virgil. His clothes caught first and then his hair and he screamed. Dev pulled me closer against him, turning me away from the sight. Protecting me. I turned back and watched with my rockstar. We watched the vampire die. I wouldn’t leave until he was nothing but ash.

All Scenes

Getting Ready (9/12/2017)
Dev and Dee (9/13/2017)
Confessions (9/14/2017)
Falling Apart (9/15/2017)
Back Home (9/16/2017)
Under the Tree (9/17/2017)
The Day Before (9/18/2017)
Brothers (9/19/2017)
Unexpected Family (9/20/2017)
Family (9/21/2017)
Before Date Night (9/22/2017)
Lost in Thought (9/23/2017)
Dinner and Dancing (9/24/2017)
Calling Ant (9/26/2017)
Meeting Il Cane (9/27/2017)
Quid Pro Quo (9/28/2017)
Jumping In (9/29/2017)
8 seconds (9/30/2017)
He Can Wait (10/1/2017)
Straight Talk (10/2/2017)
Pissed Off (10/3/2017)
Some Understanding (10/4/2017)
The Couch (10/5/2017)
Raining (10/6/2017)
Allison Grey (10/7/2017)
Chevalier (10/8/2017)
Jack Wynn (10/9/2017)
Meddling Friends (10/10/2017)
The Boys (10/11/2017)
Italian Villa (10/12/2017)
Temptation (10/13/2017)
Sleeping it Off (10/14/2017)
Magic All Around (10/15/2017)
Prophecy (10/16/2017)
Off Color (10/17/2017)
Heritage (10/18/2017)
Fucking Magic (10/19/2017)
Rude Awakening (10/20/2017)
Stronghold (10/21/2017)
Regrouping (10/22/2017)
Long Distance (10/23/2017)
My Rockstar (10/24/2017)
Stupid Bear (10/25/2017)
Finding My Self (10/26/2017)
The Real Problem (10/27/2017)
Shadow Walkers (10/27/2017)
Into Danger (10/28/2017)
The Frying Pan (10/29/2017)
Dragon Call (10/30/2017)
Red Dragons (10/31/2017)
Brandon Holt (11/1/2017)
Dreaming of You (11/2/2017)
I’m no Hero (11/3/2017)
More Favors (11/4/2017)
Chatter Boxes (11/5/2017)
Eloise Dean (11/6/2017)
Tunnel Rats (11/7/2017)
The Tunnels (11/8/2017)
Fire Fight (11/9/2017)
Am I Dead? (11/10/2017)
Into the Fire (11/11/2017)
Out of the Ashes (11/12/2017)
Untold Hunger (11/13/2017)
The Living Tattoo (11/14/2017)
Midnight (11/15/2017)
Off to Fight (11/16/2017)
Super Hero (11/17/2017)
Personal Assistant (11/18/2017)
Daddy Dearest (11/19/2017)
Bernstein (11/20/2017)
Delegation (11/21/2017)
Other Powers (11/22/2017)
Me Instead (11/23/2017)
Morana Balrog (11/24/2017)
The Reason (11/25/2017)
My Family (11/26/2017)
Falling Down (11/27/2017)
Dream Walkers (11/28/2017)
The Void (11/29/2017)
Waking Up (12/1/2017)
Wrap Up (12/2/2017)
Presents (12/3/2017)

Deep Dark Secrets

Alec changed the subject from my love life. “Dean and Cass are downstairs trying to make heads or tails of your computer program down stairs.”

I hurriedly got out of bed, “They didn’t touch anything did they?”

Alec shook his head. “Magnus wouldn’t let them. But they are trying to figure out what is all going down.”

I rushed past Alec who was still sitting on the end of the bed. I jumped down the stairs like Matt would. It was ironically very fun to skip down the stairs like that no matter how many times I told him not to. Same with his sliding down the banister. Last thing we needed was a broken leg. Though Nox could heal Matt, Drake, and Fae. But not me or Dev. Dee never got sick or hurt really.

I didn’t jump down the stairs to the basement. And I hadn’t realized Alec was so close on my heels. I hadn’t heard him following me. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to that. Everyone in my life was supernatural. I mean so was I but I didn’t have super speed or strength. I didn’t do things beyond human capabilities. I was just a hacker.

I sighed as I sat down in my chair which was quickly vacated by an angel who knew he shouldn’t be touching my things. I spared Cass a glare before pulling forward and checking things. Nothing had been tinkered with – that was good.

It was then I remembered it was just a dream. Fucking long ass dream too. Dev had to be keeping me under. He was so going to get his ass chewed out if he was making me miss work.

Dean pointed at the clustering of demons. “That’s where we were, right?”

Alec nodded, “We said yes.”

Dean turned and glared at Alec. “It’s his city.”

Magnus rolled his eyes. “It’s our city too. The streets are still the same. It’s the buildings that are different.”

“Yes, that’s where we were. It’s still hoping with demons.”

Alec nodded, “I’d assume Azazel is still there too.”

Dean nodded. “We can’t kill Sam.”

“What do you propose we do then?” Magnus asked. “Making a demon leave a possessed body is not always very easy, people can die in the process.”

“Exorcism works.”

Alec added, “On a prince of hell?”

Dean shrugged. “It’s worth a shot.”

“A shot we can’t risk taking.” Magnus and Alec said together.

Cass echoed “Jinx” again in a hushed tone.

While they were arguing over the whole thing I was sending a search out on the dark web. I wasn’t supposed to be on it on this computer. But it was a dream. And honestly my Dad wasn’t about to find out anyway I had so much protection from other hackers from the government, the only way my Dad would know was to see me doing it.

It hadn’t been hard to circumvent the traffic tracking algorithm they’d put on my access, or my computer. And the problem with giving a once black hat hacker access to the internet is they never really stopped doing what they knew how to do. I wasn’t the only one in my office who’d started working with the government because we got caught. And between the two of us we worked around the security measures. And since we were some of the world’s best no one questioned our work. Our handlers thought we were on the up and up and good little boys. Truth was I was still way more Wicked than I was Truth I just didn’t hack major systems like most hackers. My bread and butter was personal networks and computers. It was the voyeurist in me. I never hacked my friends or family. Or people who might know them. My collection of deep dark secrets extended to some pretty powerful people.

Adam had convinced me to dig deeper into Nox. Starting with unlocking the card he’d given me. The security clearance to get into it was deep. The encryption even deeper. We’d been hacking away at it for a good month. It would be easier to hack into the Venatori systems, find the key and get that than it was proving to be to hack the encryption on that card.

Adam had started poking at the Venatori system. He said it was pretty high tech, but more curious was that they had someone like me manning the security. We hadn’t yet found out. And I wondered if Nox knew about it. He probably did. He was pretty vocal about the exploitation of the other supernatural races.

Though it was likely he didn’t too. Adam seemed to think Nox kept secrets from me. He liked to burrow in and push the dirt at me he found about Nox. Things like Nox went to see Adrian a few times. I hadn’t been worried. Adrian was a therapist in his own right.

But Adrian was a Dom too – Nox’s to be exact. Nox swore he’d not been in the scene for years – since graduation he said. But Adam’s pushing had made him doubt Nox. Nox never lied to him. He always told him the truth even when he didn’t want to hear it. The last phone call I’d received was proof of that. He’d fought of vampires. Almost could have died – again.

I sighed as I hunted the dark web for anything on exorcising demons and specifically princes of hell. It’s not like magic was illegal but who the fuck is going to believe you summoned a demon, or saw an angel? The dark web was full of crazy shit. Things I knew all to well were true.

There were even vampire forums – and after talking with Nox they were legit things. The dark web didn’t just cater to my kind it was how vampire blood banks operated, how the vampires found raves with humans willing to let them feed on them. There was an entire secret world in the dark web and unless you truly believed in those things you’d think it was code for something or just lies.

Nox took me to a blood rave once. It was scary as shit. The whole place was lit with black lights. People wore collars and cuffs indicating what their pleasure was. We didn’t let anyone bite us so we didn’t have collars or cuffs. Nox never let go of my hand the entire time we’d been at the rave. We didn’t eat anything, we didn’t drink anything. But the music was loud and the dance floor was packed and sex was all around us. At least that was all that I remembered. And I didn’t remember much. Nox said it was because of the Ambrosia in the air. It dulled the senses and made humans susceptible to vampire wills.

I had no bit marks on me that hadn’t come from Nox himself. And I knew he’d given them to me at home. I remembered that. Nox was not pushy, but he had his moments where he wanted something and he took it. But there was always that moment where he asked. It wasn’t a vocal question anymore, just a glance, a growl in my ear. And I would give him that permission.

I adjusted in my chair and whispered to myself, “Fuck!”

Out the Door (11/1/2017)
The Boys (11/2/2017)
My Lovers (11/3/2017)
Oh. My. God. (11/5/2017)
Dean Winchester (11/6/2017)
Castiel (11/8/2017)
Portals (11/9/2017)
Alec and Magnus (11/10/2017)
Bonnie’s Diner (11/11/2017)
Dean’s Story (11/12/2017)
Azazel (11/13/2017)
The Next Morning (11/14/2017)
What’s Next (11/15/2017)
Looking At Me (11/16/2017)
Demon Tracking (11/17/2017)
Not a Demon (11/18/2017)
Running Away (11/19/2017)
Manning Up (11/22/2017)
Going Up (11/22/2017)
Tech is Tech (11/23/2017)
Waiting (11/24/2017)
Regrouping (11/25/2017)
The Docks (11/26/2017)
A Fight (11/27/2017)
Rambling (11/28/2017)
Deep Dark Secrets (11/29/2017)
Exorcism Required (11/30/2017)
The Kitchen Show (12/1/2017)
Kinks (12/2/2017)
The Bait (12/4/2017)
Fucking Goats (12/5/2017)
Summoning a Demon (12/6/2017)
All Alone (12/7/2017)

Habit

I just wanted to post this little snippet to get back in the habit of posting daily – as December will fall here soon and I don’t have many scheduled posts. And with Great Power may not make it to the end of the month, and AJ doesn’t have anything after the First Vestige, so you’ll just have to suffer through all my ramblings.

AJ wow NaNo. I mentioned that before, but NaNo is a great habit builder. For all those out there who didn’t quite make their goals, I say you won! You tried and as long as you don’t let that minor fact make you stop then you really won. Keep chugging away. God knows AJ knows the feeling.

AJ has two books to plan. One you’ll get here, the other you’ll probably see over at Stars, Moon and You. AJ also is using Dabble to plan and write them. AJ has a subscription and everything and will apply her winning coupon as soon as she gets it, but it is well worth the price and right now it’s still on sale as it’s an introductory offer. Jacob is a great guy, and responsive that’s key in anything.

There are a few things that AJ wants to do too and that’s work on drawing. Really work on it. And then there is coding and learning outside of work. As long as she keeps on writing I’ll be happy and I don’t expect she’ll stop anytime soon. But after my next book AJ’s going into edit/reread/rewrite mode. I’m pushing a change that would make me feel better, and help AJ feel less like she’s forcing me into a box. Which is the biggest reason AJ never shared her work publicly before. She’s always making changes – fundamental ones. Like my age, who my ONE is. We haven’t agreed on things yet. But I’m told I have to finish the arc first before we can consider the rewrite the way I want.

The Void

I remembered being here before with Dev. My head felt better. I still felt like I was a failure. But I wasn’t hearing that chant. Dev turned me quickly around, “You okay?”

“I’m fine.” I smiled to reassure him.

“Who the fuck was that? And what he was doing in your dream?”

“A vampire – Virgil Salazar. A dream walker.” I sighed. “Dev I need to go back in there. And I need you to get Ant and he needs to find the dream walker so we can kill him. He can’t move if he’s bothering me.”

“Nox. If you go back in there he’ll do whatever it was he was doing.”

I nodded. “I know, Dev. But he’s a dream walker, he can move from body to body, he has for centuries. I need you to do this. Please.” I begged.

“Okay, but answer me first. Why did you leave the room?”

“I was feeling everything you described and I had to leave.”

Dev sighed. “I’m sorry I vocalized your feelings. I didn’t know it would make it worse.”

I shrugged. “It’s okay. You didn’t make it worse. Once you and Sage started fighting I couldn’t handle it anymore. I was starting to spiral.”

“And that’s how he got his hooks in you?”

I nodded. “Yeah. Dev. I’ll be okay. We have to do this together. Make sure Sage and Dee are there to ground me. The kids too. Even Morana. She’ll help with my connection to Ant.”

Dev pulled me close. “Pretty boy, you aren’t worthless. I love you.”

I kissed him. “I love you. I’m not worthless. With Sage and Dee out there with me I’ll keep believing it even as he bombards me with it. Dev, I need you to trust me.”

Dev sighed. “I trust you Nox. I just don’t want you to get hurt. This is like what the demon did. I…”

I kissed Dev again to shut him up. It was soft and tender but grew into something more. “I love you Dev. I have you to pull me out of my head. I trust you. Trust me.”

Dev nodded. “I’ll be back as soon as I talk to Ant.” He didn’t wait any longer while he pushed me back into my colorful world.

All Scenes

Getting Ready (9/12/2017)
Dev and Dee (9/13/2017)
Confessions (9/14/2017)
Falling Apart (9/15/2017)
Back Home (9/16/2017)
Under the Tree (9/17/2017)
The Day Before (9/18/2017)
Brothers (9/19/2017)
Unexpected Family (9/20/2017)
Family (9/21/2017)
Before Date Night (9/22/2017)
Lost in Thought (9/23/2017)
Dinner and Dancing (9/24/2017)
Calling Ant (9/26/2017)
Meeting Il Cane (9/27/2017)
Quid Pro Quo (9/28/2017)
Jumping In (9/29/2017)
8 seconds (9/30/2017)
He Can Wait (10/1/2017)
Straight Talk (10/2/2017)
Pissed Off (10/3/2017)
Some Understanding (10/4/2017)
The Couch (10/5/2017)
Raining (10/6/2017)
Allison Grey (10/7/2017)
Chevalier (10/8/2017)
Jack Wynn (10/9/2017)
Meddling Friends (10/10/2017)
The Boys (10/11/2017)
Italian Villa (10/12/2017)
Temptation (10/13/2017)
Sleeping it Off (10/14/2017)
Magic All Around (10/15/2017)
Prophecy (10/16/2017)
Off Color (10/17/2017)
Heritage (10/18/2017)
Fucking Magic (10/19/2017)
Rude Awakening (10/20/2017)
Stronghold (10/21/2017)
Regrouping (10/22/2017)
Long Distance (10/23/2017)
My Rockstar (10/24/2017)
Stupid Bear (10/25/2017)
Finding My Self (10/26/2017)
The Real Problem (10/27/2017)
Shadow Walkers (10/27/2017)
Into Danger (10/28/2017)
The Frying Pan (10/29/2017)
Dragon Call (10/30/2017)
Red Dragons (10/31/2017)
Brandon Holt (11/1/2017)
Dreaming of You (11/2/2017)
I’m no Hero (11/3/2017)
More Favors (11/4/2017)
Chatter Boxes (11/5/2017)
Eloise Dean (11/6/2017)
Tunnel Rats (11/7/2017)
The Tunnels (11/8/2017)
Fire Fight (11/9/2017)
Am I Dead? (11/10/2017)
Into the Fire (11/11/2017)
Out of the Ashes (11/12/2017)
Untold Hunger (11/13/2017)
The Living Tattoo (11/14/2017)
Midnight (11/15/2017)
Off to Fight (11/16/2017)
Super Hero (11/17/2017)
Personal Assistant (11/18/2017)
Daddy Dearest (11/19/2017)
Bernstein (11/20/2017)
Delegation (11/21/2017)
Other Powers (11/22/2017)
Me Instead (11/23/2017)
Morana Balrog (11/24/2017)
The Reason (11/25/2017)
My Family (11/26/2017)
Falling Down (11/27/2017)
Dream Walkers (11/28/2017)
The Void (11/29/2017)
Waking Up (12/1/2017)
Wrap Up (12/2/2017)
Presents (12/3/2017)

A Race

AJ won NaNo! Finished And with Great Power, but had to resort to short stories to fill out the word count. And she’s not done with the last one yet. But her and the kiddo are running a tight race.

  • image count of 6000 to show the race going on, both AJ and Ray have won.

At first AJ was blowing her out of the water, now though the kiddo is looking to win.