Vaako's Downfall, Book One of the Rina Series

A girl is found outside a ship on Helion Prime. No one but the girl knows where she came from, or why she's there. What will happen when she meets the new Lord Marshal? Post CoR. The Cover Characters are (clockwise from top): Riddick, Dame Vaako, Lord Vaako, Derek, Sylvia, Jakkob, and the girl in the centre is Rina. Coming Soon: The Rise of Mikkieal, Book Two of the Rina Series


2. Chapter Two

Chapter Two


I don't own Riddick, though I wish I did. My sister and I could share him.



"Come with me, Mistress Rina. We need to get you into some less..." The maid assigned to me looks up and down my outfit. "ripped attire." She smiles.

"Please don't call me mistress."

"Yes, Miss Rina." I roll my eyes at her back. She walks to a closet, pulling out a golden dress with slits up the sides ending where my ribs would be. My jaw drops.

"You expect me to wear that?!" She frowns.

"It was picked personally by Dame Vaako." I groan. "Miss Rina, are you alright?"

"Yes." I reply. Then I get a great idea. "I'm just really cold."

"Oh," she frowns, blinking at me. She then puts the dress back, handing me a blanket. "Put this on until I can find you a different outfit." She mutters something under her breath. I see something out of the corner of my eye, pulling it out of the closet and turning to her.

"How about this?" I ask holding up a forest green dress with gold and silver sleeves that drop down a foot at the wrists. She looks at the dress, then me, then back at the dress.

"Why didn't I think of that?" She smiles warmly, helping me put it on, and braiding white roses into my hair. We walk back into the throne room.

Everyone stares at me, whilst Riddick talks to an elderly woman by the throne in the center of the room. She wears the robes of an elemental. A woman standing next to Vaako, whom I assumed to be Dame Vaako, considering the vulgar, provocative clothes she wore that would make a stripper look like a nun, looked at me with rage and disgust. She pulls her chin up. The elderly woman is coming in and out of focus, her cream robes billowing softly around her. Riddick stops talking, following everyone's eyes to me. "" He shakes his head. "Would you come here?" I walk to him, standing by the elder. "This is Aereon, an Elemental." I turn to her, pressing my hands together as if in prayer and bow at the waist.

"It is an honor to meet an elder Elemental." She chuckles and bows back.

"And it is an honor to meet such a young girl who knows the ways of my people." I smile. Then I see something unsettling out of the ornery of my eye and frown. I put up one finger.

"Will you excuse me for a moment?" Dame Vaako is, at the moment, pulling my maid toward the doors by her hair. I walk towards them with a calm demeanor, even though I am seething inside. Is the hair thing a tradition or something? I think to myself. I finally get to them and hit Dame Vaako over the head. She lets go, falling unconscious. I then help my maid up, walking her out. I walk back over to Riddick, his eyes shining, smirk prominent in his features. Vaako is glaring at my back. I can feel it.

"Now, what were we saying?" He frowns, and do look back at Dame Vaako. She's so...twitchy... I laugh out loud. Pretty soon, Riddick joins in and even Aereon is smiling.

"You were going to tell me about yourself." I stop laughing right then and there.

"Me?" I go into panic mode. "What do you mean?" I try to calm myself down, picturing the sea, and night sky up above. I've always loved nature.

"How did you 'appear out of nowhere'?"

"I didn't," I answer, frowning, "it's not my fault they didn't see me before."

Just then, Necromonger guards walked in. "My lord, there are Kelcon warriors outside, claiming we kidnapped a woman from their planet."

"Oh, crap," I mutter. I start to panic again as Riddick looks at me.



*Kelcon: (Kel-chon) a planet in the Gravon system (New Russia)

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