Callao said, rushing over towards the Priest to knock
him out once again.
"Well, please shut him up."
Veronika said, "I'm THIS close to breaking him. Anyway, I don't
need your little combination. I've got Girl Power on my side…wow
that was such a lame line. Please forget I said that."
Callao, now sure that he had knocked out the priest,
"It is already gone out of my
brain, my liege."
"Good. Now then…back to work."
Veronika then kicked the heavy steel door with her foot and sent
it flying into the room behind it. She smiled when she saw the
unconscious Illyra in some sort of pod you only see in space
movies. She walked over to the pod and smashed it open with her
fist. Illyra shot out of the broken pod like money flying out of
a slot machine. Her eyes fluttered open immediately. She stood up
and looked at her surroundings.
"Where am I? I demand to know!" She
cried. Veronika suddenly got tense. What if Illyra didn't
remember the spell they needed?
"Illyra, my baby, it is so good to
finally see you again! We have a lot of catching up to do!"
Veronika said with a sincere grin on her face. Illyra turned to
"Veronika," she said quietly,
"Where are we? Why am I coated in glass? And why is the Arachnid
still alive?" Veronika was taken aback by Illyra's demanding
"Hey, cool it, Smurf. I just freed
you from your prison. You should be thankful!" This seemed to
calm Illyra down. She then kept looking at Callao.
"Alright, but still, why is this
arachnid still with us? I thought you only wanted to keep him as
a pet!" she asked.
"Pet?!?" Callao cried, upset by the statement.
Veronika quickly explained,
"Callao took your place after you were taken away by
The Man." She said. Illyra walked around Callao,
examining all of his features.
"You have replaced me with an
overgrown arachnid that smells of failure and rancid cow meat,"
She said disappointedly, "It would almost be insulting if I knew
that you had fantastic judgment." Illyra said. Veronika then
rubbed her hands together.
"Alright, time to get to business!
I need you to perform that Eradication spell that you taught
yourself oh so well so we can get this world back on the right
track!" She said excitedly.
Illyra then grinned, "The spell….of
course. We need a closed space, the blood of an innocent, and a
"Hmm….goat is hard to find. Can't
we use a priest skull instead? I've got plenty of those."
Veronika said thoughtfully, gesturing towards the unconscious
holy men on the floor of the other room. Illyra cocked her head
to the right and examined the priests.
"These men are holy. We cannot risk
the spell getting corrupted." Veronika frowned when Illyra stated
"Are you sure? 'Cause those guys
are, like, SERIOUSLY annoying." Veronika growled, cracking her
knuckles. Illyra shook her head.
"The spell would get corrupted.
Only a goats head will do." She said.
"Oh, fine! Let's do it!" Veronika
Veronika, and Illyra all walked out of the church.
Tara jumped out of her car when she came to the
church. There were hundreds and hundreds of holes in it, like
someone punched through. Not a good sign. She went into the
church to find four priests, all scared and lying on the floor.
One of them, a bald man, kept saying something that sounded like
"the Beast…the Beast..." Tara tried
asking them what the heck happened, and none of them spoke. She
saw the opening by the wall that lead to a cold, steel room.
Inside this room, there was only one thing: a metal pod
surrounded by broken glass. She knew what had happened: Veronika
had found Illyra. Tara quickly rushed out of the church to see if
there was any sign of the villains. They were no where to be
found. She quickly got into her car and decided to look around
the small town. She had been across town three times now, and the
two were still no where in sight. The town was very small, only
about seventeen miles across, and there were no houses. After
was getting frustrated and bored.
She then discovered a bright blue light coming from a thicket of
trees in the horizon. Tara went
full speed toward the direction of the light.
"Shyut dimurko fleshindu
mortem," Illyra chanted
in the Circle of the Black Thorn that she had drawn on the ground
of the woods. Veronika and Callao were watching excitedly. This was their moment,
when they would go back to the Old World and not run anymore! Illyra barely had started
the dreadfully long spell when all of a sudden a Camaro came
crashing through the small thicket of trees. Tara launched herself out of the vehicle, blaster in
hand. Veronika's features started to come out as she put herself
between Illyra and Tara.
"Oh no you DON'T!
I've worked too hard to get this done to have a stick of a girl
like you come and ruin it all! Veronika tried to hit
Tara, but she ducked out of the way just in time,
swiping Veronika off her feet. She was up just as fast as she
"Okay, now I'm getting a little
ticked off. You humans just don't know when to quit, do you?" She
back handed Tara,
sending her flying into a huge oak tree. "Also, you guys are
really selfish. At first, we welcomed your new species, and then
you chase us out of our own world? I mean, what's up with that? I
have done nothing to you guys!" Tara slowly got up. That hurt a lot, but she forced
herself to endure.
"You think you didn't do anything
to me? You killed my best friend, you drove my coworker crazy,
and you're trying to destroy and/or enslave the human
blasted Veronika with a blaster
gun, making her stumble to the ground. She once again was up in a
"Ugh. Boo, who, I'm
Tara, I'm sad my little friend died cry, cry, cry.
BTW, your little boyfriend was broken long before I stuck a fire
poker into his brain. He really hated when I did that. Goddess,
Complain, complain, complain-that's all you people do nowadays.
Don't you see that the hardest thing to do in this world is to
live in it? I mean, you're trying to save a world that wasn't
even yours to begin with; all those stories they told you guys in
your little G. I Joe base is complete crap. You humans are all
too stupid and Naïve to believe that this isn't your world to
save. You ignorant savages were just holding it for me until I
got back, but NO! You just jump in and say "oh, look at me, I'm
cooler than you with my fancy English language, you're evil and
do not deserve to live in the world that you once ruled. Now tell
me, T-Rex, who sounds like the true villains in this scenario?
Fine, I killed and tortured a lot of people in my time, I'll
admit- but they were going to die anyway." Veronika stated, "I
just got them ahead of the curve. Yet another draw back to your
insolent species." Tara charged towards Veronika, now ready for
all of her punches. They engaged in a huge fight, with kicks and
punches from Veronika never touching Tara, and
kicks and punches from Tara barely effecting Veronika. During this Bruce
Lee-esque fight between the two girls, Callao was
hiding behind a tree, keeping Illyra guarded. Veronika quickly
turned her head and shouted "CALLAO! I
COULD USE SOME BACK UP HERE!" Callao came out of the trees and also launched himself
at Tara. Tara stood
shocked when she saw the spider demon.
"How is that thing not dead? I saw
it die in the castle!" Tara said
made an attempted round house
"A little magic can go a long way,
baby," Veronika said with a smile, " Unfortunately, I'm not very
good at it, so I let Illyra here do most of the work."
Tara quickly brought out her sword and decapitated
the spider demon. Veronika was then enraged, "That was his last
resurrection, you insolent girl! That's it; you die
NOW!" Veronika once again engaged
Tara in combat. She checked to see if Illyra was
done with the spell yet; she wasn't even half way through. "Come
on now, Ill, let's speed things up a bit." Tara once
again got out her blaster and set it on HIGH. She blasted
Veronika with everything she had, knocking her to the ground. She
used this small interval of time to step into the Circle of the
Black Thorn and shatter the goat skull in the middle of it.
Illyra let out a shrill scream that was reminiscent of nails on a
chalk board and stood up from where she was kneeling.
Tara blasted her as well, causing her to fall to the
ground. Both Veronika and Illyra stood up and headed
at full speed. Tara,
thinking on her feet, jumped up and grabbed an oak tree branch,
swinging herself on top of it. She then climbed the tree. She had
only a little bit of time until Veronika kicked the tree down, so
she got out the spell she had received from the General. It was
mostly English, but had a couple phrases of Latin mixed in. It
was probably manipulated so many times that it actually was Latin
at one point, but it must have been altered so many times over
the years that some of the words changed. Tara did
her best to try and read the mixed up Latin, English, and
whatever other kinds of words were in this spell:
"The center is dark.
Centrum EST obscurus. The darkness breathes.
The listener hears. Hear me.
Unlock the gate, let the darkness shine. Cover us with holy fear.
Show me. Corsheth
and Gilail, the gate
is open. Receive the dark, release the unworthy...Take of mine
energy and be sated! Be sated, release the
unworthy!"" Tara started to feel dizzy, and the world started to
get darker. She was totally insensate, and almost fainted. She
almost didn't realize that the tree she was in suddenly started
leaning farther backward and she then came into her senses and
knew Veronika had knocked down the tree. Tara stood
up from the tree and jumped down. The sky suddenly turned from
pitch black to light purple, and all around the three girls huge
tears in reality began to open.
"WHAT DID YOU DO?!? YOU
JUST BROKE THE WORLD, SMART ONE!"
Veronika said to Illyra. Illyra was dumbfounded, not realizing
what just happened. Tara then
rammed both of Veronika and Illyra like a football player. She
had knocked Illyra unconscious, miraculously, but Veronika was
still up. They once again got into a fist fight, and
Tara twisted Veronika's arms around her back. All
around them in the woods, the wind had picked up almost as if a
tornado was starting to form. Veronika and Tara were now locked
with each other. Tara
felt HER arms being pulled, and
realized Veronika had regained control over the fight.
Tara cried out as Veronika pulled; she finally broke
free and fell to the ground.
"Looks like you're fighting a
losing battle, sweet cheeks. You can just give up now if you
like- wait, what are you doing?" Veronika asked.
Tara now had the unconscious body of Illyra in her
grasp, and she was swinging her around and around. She finally
let go of her, and Illyra went flying into Veronika, making her
stumble back into one of the dimensional rips behind her.
Veronika stumbled into the rip and fell in. "This fight is
SERIOUSLY starting to suck on my part. I'll leave with a bang
then: T, I'm going to come back and my numero uno on my to -do
list is to use your flattened corpse as a human skinned rug.
Then, I'm going to do the same thing with your entire selfish,
brain-dead race. Ohh, yes, when I come back from this weird
vortex thingy, I'm going to have LOTS more sarcasm and witty pop
culture lines! Always remember: I'll kill your Loves, I'll kill
your friends-and I'll make you watch as I do it with a song in my
heart. No matter what you do, You'll always be a broken doll to
the world. A secretly messed up girl who can't even save her own
friends from either going crazy or dying without going mad
herself." Veronika said in a booming voice. Tara glared into Veronika's eyes as if she was
staring into the very pith of Veronika's soul.
"Drop dead, Medusa."
Tara said. She then kicked Veronika into the rip,
causing her to fall backwards. Tara could
hear her terrified scream for a long time. She then sensed
Illyra, fully conscious, came up behind her. Illyra launched
herself at Tara, but
missed as Tara
duck. She then fell, face first
into the rip after Veronika. After she fell, Tara gathered Callao's
remains and threw them in with the girls. She then uttered the
last part of the spell, which sealed all the rips,
porta," she said, and all the rips, one by one,
sealed themselves, and the last one to seal was the one Illyra
and Veronika fell through. Smiling, she gathered all the weapons
she dropped, remembering the loss of her scythe at the Castle.
She then silently got into her car and drove back to
headquarters, satisfied with what she had accomplished. She had
peace now; she could now go on guilt free. It was time to start
Six Months Later
Tara drove down the highway in her Yellow,
newly-fixed up Camaro. The battle with Veronika was now over,
and Tara had to fulfill a promise to start fresh. She
now lived back home with her parents, whom she had newly made up
with after disappearing off the face of the Earth without a
single word five years before after flunking college. She will
never tell them where she was, because as far as anyone knows,
the place she was in didn't even exist anymore. She was now
currently studying at The University of California in
Sunnydale, California to be an elementary school teacher.
Tara pulled into the parking lot of her Therapist's
offices. She got out of the car and walked in through the front
door. The receptionist, Amy, greeted Tara with
a friendly smile.
"Good afternoon, Miss Harris.
Doctor Landry will see you now in the group therapy room." She
"Thank you, Amy. I love your dress
by the way." Tara
said with one of the first sincere
smiles she has had on in months.
"Why thank you! It's a Versace
original piece. I almost got killed trying to look for it!" Amy
said with a laugh.
"Yeah, well, it looks great. I'll
see you later." She waved at Amy and proceeded toward the Group
Room. She found all of her new friends there. Doctor Landry
with a warm smile.
"Why, hello, Miss Late. Please
introduce yourself; there are some new people in our room today."
said the Doctor.
"Um, okay," said
Tara in an awkward voice, standing before the big
circle of people. She cleared her throat and stood up straight,
"My name Is Tara Harris, and I've been fighting depression for
five and a half years."
Illyra weakly sat up
from the white space surrounding her. Veronika was asleep behind
her, just like she had been ever since they landed in this new
dimension. Illyra almost had it. She concentrated with all of her
power until finally- blue sparks weakly attempted to flare from
her hands. Illyra started chuckling to herself.