The Other Place
(a semi-musical Steampunk Goth hybrid story)
Blog Fifteen: Hello, Aunt Thelma!
“Thank you for rowing us across,” Lady Steamsail says with an enchanting smile at the two, finely dressed, rowers.
“A pleasure, maladies,” both rowers reply in unison. While one balances the skiff, the other stands up and helps Lady Oolong and Lady Steamsail onto the dock before Castle Cumplit.
The two Ladies lean forward, and swim through the air towards the magical lyre strings, left by Chief Shabuni’s mysterious friend. The sound of the song is faint but remains.
Hurry a fading soprano, calls to them.
I know your mother sent him to succeed
I know you’re near enough to come
I know so much more
I know who you’re looking for
The danger is great here
The gathering of the powerful is here
Hurry, before they discover the magic
So deep inside his bones
They enter the hall, where their aunt is staring into an antique silver mirror. Her teeth are bared and she seems so–annoyed.
“Hello, Auntie Thelma,” Lady Oolong calls, as she unwinds the dragon head of her cane.
“We’re he to gather some individuals,” Lady Steamsail adds, flicking open her dragonrider knife.
Lady Evelyn Oolong is portrayed by Taylor Norris, RMT firstname.lastname@example.org
Lady Marina Steamsail is portrayed by Joanne Gosling Jgosling@calclosets.com
Fireandsteel.ca for the Perched Drake cane sword and Dragonrider folding knife (see Exclusives)
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