Chapter 3: Love Tricks
Eris hunches over hacking like a overgrown nausus house cat while Jim is in a fierce stance infront of the boy. He, hugging his knees sitting on his bed in fear, His face was small and chubby, his hair was as golden as the sun in a summers afternoon, and his eyes as blue as the sea. Jim turns to him "It will be alright little guy, whats your name?" he expresses his sympathy through speaking in a kinder tone "William Jonsen.." says the little boy about to burst into tears "William everythings going to be alright, I will protect you, I promise." he says reassuringly. The boy smiles through his sorrow and he wipes away his tears and sniffles "call me will" his little voice trembles as he tries not to cry "I'm so sorry this happend to y-" interrupted, eris tackles Jim, biting at his neck and roaring 'eris you cant win!' he barks 'oh yes i can and i will!' she pins jim down, and pounces on the child and rips his head off as he screams,the blood flowed like a water fountain, It was smothered all over the floor and some landed on jim 'nooooooo! Will!' eris creeps over 'at least his death was quick...' she laughs evily and pounces at jim and picks him up with her teeth as if he doesnt weigh anything 'come everyone' esmeralda bets up from eris's vomit and shakes it off,the chunks fly everywhere hitting the bed and the rug below like a wild rain storm. she and everyone else exited.
Back at the house eris drops jim like a sack of potatos on the couch, she turns back into human form "what the heck were you doing james, they were the enemy!" she screamed, jim turns back and caresses his wounds on his neck and arms "They were a innocent family, innocent, especially that boy william!" jim exclaimed out of rage, ariel and the rest poise themselves behind eris afraid to cause trouble "They were not innocent, especially that boy!" she shouts, jim sits upright bracing his arm on the back of the couch, he jerks his head to the right, getting his hair out of his face "how, what did they ever do to you?!" his voice lowers out of seriousness "They killed my family jim, their kind!" "And how does that justifie your actions?!" he pauses holding back tears of rage, he starts to weep "do you not care that,that boy was only 12 or younger?! does that mean anything to you!" he screams and fights back tears and the wanting to kill her, she pauses for a moment thinking about what he said "No, I hate children i could care less how old he was, he was just a stupid human. aslo It justifies every action. you dont know how painful it is to have someone kill your whole family just because they arent the same." jim looks at her about to laugh "Eris, you did about the same thing. You killed them because they are normal humans, how is that any different then what you did?" he lowers his voice trying not to over stress the william issue and pulls his hair behind his ear "I-It..." she grunts and grabs clopin and runs upstairs with him hand in hand jim sits there for a moment thing thinks to himself 'she slaughtered a child, and feels no regret...h-how could she'.
Jim looks at ariel and esmeralda and frowns, he gestures to them, they sit next to him on the couch. esmeralda sits crosslegged and ariel sits with her legs tucked under her dress on the couch "Why havent you guys tried to escape this place?" he inquired, esmeralda looked up the stairs then back at jim as if making sure if eris was still up there "Well, because It's harder to escape than you think..." she paused, jim raises a eyebrow out of curiosity "how so?" he demanded "Well...She put spells on the house." she continues "that seal anyone from getting out unless she says so." she finishes, jim furrows his brows and looks at ariel "It's true jim." Ariel added "go on." he said, esmeralda sighs checking for eris once again "The only way we could escape safely without being zapped by her spell is we have to snatch her spell book." she pauses "A spell book?" he raises his eyebrows nervously "yes I know this sounds crazy, but shes not just a lady of our kind...shes a godess worshiped by the kahnashda." she adds "w-w-wait...shes a godess?" he says in almost a shout "shhhh, yes she is the godess of discord." "godess of discord? meaning..." she takes a deep breath "of war,chaos, unbalance..her plans are to destroy the balance of humans and kahnashdas" "we have to stop her!" he whispers "yes we do, and quickly. she has a big plan and i dont like the sound of it." continues esmeralda, jim scoots closer to esmeralda "tell us what you know." he demands "well, she said something about killing the humans." jims eyes widen "we cant let her!...wait why did she bring clopin with her?" he asks esmeralda "They are dating or something like that, they say its complicated." she answers "mmm I think that means he's working for her, but he isnt very much of an advantage cause he turns into a merkat." "wrong, he also turns into something much more fearsome, that only is his original animal form, he learned to transform into something else." said esmeralda quite bothered by her thoughts "what else does he turn into?" jim inquired "I dont know, I heard a loud roar upstairs and when they came down later that night clopin told me he learned to turn into another creature,but he didnt tell me what. he said it was secret." she whispered "dang, alright i hope we dont find out the hard way,shhhhh shes coming!" he shooshed them.
Eris and clopin came down holding hands,eris now calm asks jim "how are your wounds?" "they're fine,thankyou. You know eris, I'm sorry for my behavior earlier Im just new to this type of thing." he fib apologized "you are forgiven, now its time for bed." she said, everyone obeyed and went to bed as they were told. Jim went up to his room, he was walking next to ariel "meet me on the roof in a minute." ariel noded casually, they headed to thier rooms. Jim closes the door behind him and brushes his teeth and hair, then climbs out the window next to his wordrobe aginst the north wall.He then climbes up the vines on the wall on the balcony, he can see ariel sitting there in black shorts and a blue tank top (PJ like clothing) she looks at him as he sits right next to her. the sunset was just about to sink behind the mountain,just a few minutes more "Jim, why are we up here?" she asks quietly "So, we can talk in a nice quiet place and watch the sunset." he says giving her a side smile, they sit there in silence for a moment "Im sorry about that little boy." she apologizes, jim starts to tear up but he wipes them away before ariel could notice "Its alright, we will stop eris before she trys her evil plans" ariel smiles "I hope so..." jim furrows his brows in concern "why say hope when we will do it?" he asks"because, i-i dont know if im strong enough jim." she says and a sad tone "why do you think that?" he scoots over to where he can see her face "M-My father told me Im a weak, ugly,stupid girl..." jim takes her face in his hands, she looks at him with beautiful tear filled eyes "dont believe that ariel.." he pauses nervously "Ariel..." he pauses "you are the most beautiful, the most smart, the most strong girl i have ever met." he says sincerey, ariel sniffles and starts to let out a cry "its not true everyone told me i was those things!" he takes her chin and forces her to look at him and looks her in the eyes "Ariel, no matter what people say, you need to believe in you or no one else will." "but you are believing in me!" he looks at her and smiles "And I always will, you have destiny for greatness. someone once told me, and I never forgot, You got the makings of greatness in you, but you got to take the helm and chart your own course. Stick to it, no matter the squalls! And when the time comes you get the chance to really test the cut of your sails, and show what you're made of!..It's true about you too Ariel...you just gotta be brave and show them what your made of." he smiles ,Ariel leans closer "really?" he smiles and pulls him closer "yeah I mean it..your an amazing girl and anyone who thinks otherwise is a Idiot." Ariel smiles and giggles as he says those words "your not too bad yourself mr.hawkins." she smiles with tears still in her eyes, she sniffs getting rid of her sorrow "oh, thanks." she smiles and scoots closer "you think I'm beautiful?" she asks to hear him say it once more "yes, you very beautiful." she smiles, they both lean in and lock lips. His lips glided Upon hers, jim caresses ariels face as they kiss, It was like that was the one moment where everything seemed like it was in perfect harmony, happiness filled thier souls as they connected for more than a moment, As The sun sets as thier kiss becomes more passionate and more Intimate,they gently pull apart and smile resting thier foreheads upon eachother whispering words of love "I love you." Ariel whispers, jim holds her in his arms "I love you more." ariel grins and enjoys thier moment together, then they watch the last sliver of sunset disappear "I think we should get to sleep." said jim quietly "Good idea, I'm Getting tired, Are you coming?" jim ponders her question for a moment and replys "Not yet i'd like to think about my plan for our escape before i go to sleep." she smiles and pecks his lips for a quick moment "alright, goodnight." "goodnight" he says, he grabs her and kisses her once more, ariel then nods and gently prys herself from his grip and climbs down the vines and into her room.'wow,I didnt expect that...I only came up here to negotiate the escape plan. oh well, thats good too.' he sits there and smiles, looking at the full moon. The moon was beautiful and full tonight,Its light blue color covered most of the land as far as he could see. the evergreen trees were tall and they surrounded the house except for the opening, to enter though. The rays of moonlight kissed the trees with small lines of light on one side of the tree. Jim breathed in mesmorized, the smell of evergreen trees were everywhere, the only other smell he could pick up was burnt wood in which he assumed it was the house. 'hmmm how are we going to do this?' he starts to think, he then comes up with something 'i got it! but I will have to get the girls to work with me' excited he climbes off the roof and into his bedroom window, to the west was his bed and the east was a vanity. he heads to his bead and tucks himself under the blanket and comforters, he falls into a deep wonderful dream filled sleep.
The next couple days were boring and full of nothing too interresting, one of the nights him and ariel spent some time chatting on the roof but nothing more than a couple kisses then they were off to bed. that was thier personal time to get to know eachother and be truely happy. The next day Jim woke up especially early, not because it was morning, no, in fact it was 11pm at night when he heard a loud roar "wah!" he springs up from bed and puts his shirt on and doesnt even bother with his jacket or boots, he heads down the hall, its coming from the east wing, 'oh no' thought jim 'We arent allowed down there, i dont want her thinking im aginst her, but i have to find out whats going on. he sneaks down the hall towards the east wing, It was pitch black and the walls were painted black so the he really couldnt see anything. there where old lanterns hung on the wall, they didnt help any, with the dark colored walls and floor 'I wonder why everything is colored so dark over here,does she prefur dark places or did the house get burned really bad this way.' he wondered as he snuck along the walls hoping to god that no one sees him, he can see 2 doors one on the left wall, and another streight ahead, the door streight ahead, jim can see a sliver of light under the door.
Suddenly he hears the roar again, that time it made jim jump,but he made no sound.he heard voices but they were so faint he could barely hear them, he lurks closer and puts his ear to the door "How are we going to kill all of the humans eris?" This was a male voice, it sounded like creepy demonic version of clopin's voice, so jim assumed it was clopin in his alternate creature form "You will use your tracking abillities to track down the ones like us and kill all who arend then we will repopulate the world with our kind with people of kahnash!" she laughs in a evil seductive way, clopin joins in "stop your evil laugh ruins the mood." she pauses "Eris you know that when kahnash have children they dont always have the animal trait, what happens if they werent born with it?" theres a long pause so long jim thinks that they have gone to sleep "kill them!" she laughes again,jim gasps and sneaks quickly down the hall back into the west wing.he opens his door and locks it behind him, he rests his back aginst the door,he takes a deep breath and closes his eyes. suddenly he feels a hand on his chest, he jumps "ah!" he quietly screams "shhhh its just me ariel!" said ariel, she gives him a light kiss on the lips and leads them to the couch in the middle of jims room, they both sit down "what was that roar?" asked ariel, jim regains his composure and takes a deep breath "It was clopin!" "clopin?" she asks in suprise"yes, I dont knwo what his form is but it doesnt sound too good." ariel sighs nervously "Jim im scared" jim hugs her and strokes her hair "dont worry we will stop them.." ariel looks at jim "did you hear anything else? jim pauses to remember all that he had heard "yes, she says she wants to kill the humans and repopulate the earth with people of kahnash! and if the child doesnt end up a kahnash they will be killed." he says worried himself "oh no!jim we really gotta stop them ok how are we gonna do it?" he nodds and whispers her the plan, she nods and quietly slips off into her room and they both go to sleep.
The next morning they put the plan into action, jim wakes up and heads down the stairs into the dinning room and eats his breakfast, ariel gives jim a nervous look,jim looks at her as if saying 'dont worry this will work!' he nods and scoots towards eris "hey eris can i talk to you in the living room alone please?" he asks politely "sure." she gets up and follows jim into the living room and they sit next to eachother, jim clears his throat "Eris, i know you said falling in love with one of the people in this house is wrong but i cant help myself. your just so sexy eris." he scoots closer to her "what? I-I.." she backs up to the other end of the couch as jim scooted closer "Oh if we could be together somehow that would be awsome" he says slightly louder "Jim im.." he interrupts her and scoots closer and touches her leg "you know you want me eris, i see the way you look at me." he says in a low flirty voice, she is speachless, shes blushing badly "you do dont you, your face is all red...come here." he hesitates then he climbes over her as shes leaning over the edge of the other side of the couch "but im with clopin.." she says in a nervous voice "but he isnt here, is he? we wouldnt interrupt our 'private conversation' now would he?" he gets closer giving her not many options she cant move. he then hesitantly kisses her for a long time not letting her go.
he stops and smiles sly "got ya.." he says "got ya?" she says quietly repeating what he said, as her face is still red ariel runs up to the door and utters a few words in a different language at the door with a book in her hand ,she runs out of the door "you tricked me! you dirty boy!" he smiles and runs out the door, he sees ariel and esmeralda waiting for him, he turns around, he waits a moment and eris runs up to the door and falls back as if thrown back by a force field "I'll get you! come back! when i find my extra spell book i will find you and kill you!" she screams pounding on the forcefeild on the open front door. "What did you guys do?" asked esmeralda "you didnt tell her?" jim asks ariel "no sorry." "fine well what the plan was, ariel made eris a breakfast that makes her weak, like eggs and bacon instead of her usual pancakes and orange juice, then my job was to seduce eris and kiss her and be the 'distraction' so that ariel can fetch the book." he says satisfied with his plan."Yeah,but the spell wears off after a while, if she doesnt find her extra book she will escape anyway." jim looks at ariel frustrated and does a facepalm "ok then we gotta hurry" he whispers that they must leave and hide in the village "but why?" asked esmeralda "so we can protect the remaining humans." jim says quietly,then eris shouts louder "When i find you i will kill your friends slowly right in front of you then ill kill you myself!" she screams still pounding the shield.
Jim,esmeralda and ariel all leave the forest and to the town.