Skulduggery Pleasant: Death's Dawn

"I grabbed the axe off of one of them, snapping it with a sharp crack, twisting around and driving it into the skull of another. These guys were easy to kill, but we were being overwhelmed. I was almost at Tihana's side again, when I felt the rock hit my head.

"Oh bollocks." Blood trickled down the side of my face, and then I passed out."


19. Chapter 18

Shadow Wolf - Tihana

I stood my ground, hair being picked up by an invisible breeze. "You say you've fought vampires? Zombies? What about Wendigoes? Draugrs? Cu Siths? Kitsunes? Liches? Jellyfish?"

"Right. Jellyfish. Very dangerous..." Tyrian dragged out the 'ery' in very. I shot him a quick glare, as he started singing the jellyfish song. "Jellyfish.... Jelly-fish... Jellyfish.... Jelly-fish. Take some jelly... take some fish... look at that sandwich, deelish..."

"Maybe not jellyfish, but you get my point." Valkyrie stared at me blankly, eyes wide, before she turned to Skulduggery.

"What exactly are those things she just listed?" She whispered out of the side of her mouth. I just sighed.

"Wendigoes? Horrible, quadrupedal creatures. they like to eat your face. Draugrs? They come from old burial mounds. generally when you disturb them. Cu Siths? Big, green dog spirits. Generally evil. Kitsunes? Nine-tailed fox spirits. They have immensely powerful magic. Liches? Undead sorcerers gone evil, and come back to live." I  turned to the skeleton. "No offense meant."

"None taken." His was, as usual, serious and unchanging.

"So, skeleton. Do you think can cope with that lot? Do you really think you can?" I ask, tone cold. Any normal mortal would be quivering in their shoes at her tone, trying not to anger her. This skeleton, however, was a sorcerer, and there was something off about him.

There was silence for a few moments, the skeleton had crossed his arms, before he spoke once again. "One of you should go, then. Report to your elders. Tell them that if they try to do anything with you two here, then we will not be held responsible for actions."

I dipped my head, a slight smile on my lips. "And I suppose I'm the one you want to go?"

Skulduggery looked up, brim of his hat cocked over his eye, keeping it in shadow. "You suppose right."

Tyrian looked as if he were about to interrupt him. I just held a hand up to his face, silencing him with a simple action.

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