“Let me go!” I yell as the snake drags me across a floor.
“Ok,” It says and throws me to the floor.
“What do you want?” I ask with a sneer.
“Trinity, I think the question is ‘What do I have you want?’” The snake man says with a smirk.
Melody. I think.
“Give her to me!” I yell even though I know it won’t work.
“I have the only thing you hold dear so you are going to sit and listen to what I say. Understand?” He asks. I nod. “And I will let you have three questions starting now. One.”
“Who are you?” I word carefully.
“My name is Poseidon and I am the first one of my kind out of the cages you saw. I am the leader of my band of creatures and they all obey me and will give their life for me,” he smirks.
More wordy than I needed but still good and seriously? Poseidon? Full of himself much? I think.
“Two?” Poseidon asks. I spend a minute in thought.
“Why are you trying to kill me?” I ask, wanting to know why. “What did I ever do to you?”
“I’ll be nice and I won’t count that last question as the third. And I am not trying to kill you. Trinity, I want you to join me. I broke out a long time ago and I have been watching you since you were really little,” he starts.
Creepy much?! I think.
“And I have seen your talents and I want to recruit you,” He finishes.
“To the dark side?! Yeah no.” I snap back.
“You join me, you and your friends live. You don’t, I’ll kill her.” He smiles evilly.
“Melody?” I question. It sneaked out of my mouth, like a cry for help.
“That’s her name. She wouldn’t tell me. Children,” He snarks.
“Hey! I still have one more question,” I tell him annoyed.
“So you do. Speak.”
“It’s not about you. It’s… What if… I gave you something?” I say briskly.
“Maybe. If I saw what that thing was,” Poseidon says with a smirk.
I know I have to do this so I say it like I mean it.
“I give you me and you free Melody back to my friends.” I demand.
“Smart. I like you, Trinity. And I’ll let you have one more question.” He says with a genuine smile. I think.
“How old are you?” I ask and shut my eyes tight.
“19.” He comments and suddenly I feel a hand on my shoulder. I look up to see a man about 20, maybe 19 standing there.
“What the…” I barely get out.
“This is the real me. I swear. My mutation is like my power. I am at least part human,” he says and looks down.
“Why do you really want me for?” I ask and look at him with a sneer on my face.
“You got me. To be the leader of the group, I have to have a…” He starts.
“Wife?!” I finish for him. “Oh hell no!”
“I can be nice I swear. And you might like being evil.” He says sadly, pleadingly.
“You will let Melody out.” I say firmly.
“ Well I can’t promise…” I cut him off.
“You WILL let Melody out. Understand?” I demand. “Or you kill me.”
“Fine.” He says with a sigh. “You are going to want a dress I assume so follow me.”
I follow behind him with my bow in hand in case of any funny business.
Jesus Christ. What have I gotten myself into.
I open my eyes. I am in the same room, on the same floor. So much for dreaming. Suddenly I hear a crack at the door. I turn and watch the man come in from earlier. I back into a corner and cover my face.
Trinity. Trinity! I think.
“Come on. I am letting you go Melody.” The man says.
He knows my name? I think. I get up and walk over to him.
“You have to be quiet though ok?” He finishes. I nod.
“Follow me.” He says and I trudge behind. I don’t believe him at all. We round 5 corners and then I see a room with some light in it. In it is everyone sleeping. The man nods and then whispers something in my ear.
“I have your sister. If you want to live, don’t come looking for her. She will be my wife soon anyway. Go.” He says and pushes me through the door.
I turn around and he is gone. I stifle a scream and walk over to Libby’s sleeping bag. By the time she’s awake I’m balling.
“He took me. The snake man. And now Trinity’s agreed to marry him to save me and we have to save…” I try to get out Trinity but don't manage.
“Don’t worry Melody.” Libby says while stroking my hair. “We will.”