EVIL UNDER THE SUN
By: Danae Conrad
will destroy them. You will submit to this. You cannot fight it any longer.
She shook her head violently trying to clear the maddening thoughts from her
consciousness. The fight had been hard and she was losing. The two
personalities conflicting within her caused her mental patterns to twist.
dear, you look exhausted." Wysdom smiled with cloying sweetness.
"Why don't you rest?"
Adena screamed, knowing her life depended on her resistance.
will lose, my dear." Aven motioned to Wysdom to keep silent while he
dealt with an obnoxious child. "Give in while you can."
I said it once and I will fight you till the end.I don't want this creature in
my head." She flew at Aven with her nails extended. He easily deflected
her attack and threw her away from him. Her balance distorted, she fell and
rapped her head on the wall behind her. That blow snapped her last contact
turned and stood to face Aven, who sensed something drastically different in
her person. "Ready to give in, vixen?"
a scum like you. Never."
was furious. "How dare you address him like that?"
am The Enchantress. I do as I please. You're not much better, where's your
hands flew to cover her shocked face. Aven turned livid with fury. He tried to
grab The Enchantress, but she easily deflected him. He didn't even touch her,
before her magic threw him and Wysdom to the floor.
door opened and Archie walked into the room. Seizing the opportunity, Aven
quickly fed in mental images of Blue's love for Adena.
Archie began. "What are you doing?"
rid of you!" She was matter-of-fact and viscious now. She tossed him
beside the two fallen wizards. "You are bigger fools than I imagined.
Now, my demands... the Tiara, the Ring and I will attain anything else I want.
I always get what I want. Throw the Keys into the corner - quickly!!"
Aven cowardly did so, Wysdom hissed angrily, "Stop her! You said she was
under your power!"
broken free somehow! I cannot do anything!"
fool! You've released the New Plague upon us!"
is enough!" Adena spoke sharply and strode over to pick up the Ring.
Placing it on her finger, she turned back to the wizards. "Stand up!
Backs to one another."
obeyed and through the supplemental power of the Ring, Adena wove bewitching
coils around them. It drained their powers to her body. It seemed that she
would succeeded in her warped plan.
paced the room and came to stand in front of a mirror. "Green!?" she
said in disgust. "That will never do." The wizards watched
spellbound as her clothing paled and then darkened to a coal black satin.
"Much better." She laughed visciously and then returned to the
to plan an attack. What would be more destructive? Bronson, Enad,
Iff...," she choked on the last word. Her lost conscience struggled to
surface, but the damage seized hold once again. "Yes, Iffley. Total power
through the Sceptre!! You were foolish indeed, but I thank you for giving me
such a brillant opportunity."
began to sob. "Please, don't do this! Not to us or them!"
You're asking me for pity? Take what pity I will give!!" Wysdom crumpled
in pain as Adena's lasers hit. "They don't kill, just form agonizing,
chronic pain." She laughed in triumph.
hideous, tortured laugh seemed to resound and echo through space
was standing on the bridge of the Madison when Bronson noticed him looking
maybe. I cannot put my finger on it, but something seems to be very wrong in
you even guess..."
intership communications called for his attention. "URGENT MESSAGE
and Dion appeared on the screen. "Something is very wrong with
Adena." Iffley began. I can't give any details, but we have got to help
the way, Iffley," Bronson responded. "It's all for one and one for
didn't know how right he was.
| ||© 1984, ||K. Blaire, L. Charles, D. Conrad, Enad the Great, J. Pierce, B. C. Randolf, and T. G. Taft|