63. Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered


Last chapter…

We took a ride on the lore train to Sim’Caritambo, and learned about how slaves are surprisingly well traveled and that sometimes gods like to come throw their weight around because they are OP and can totally breed a line of kings if they want.

After that we met child sized Princess Kebechet, who is distressingly Maat-ish and doesn’t like her little sister, or brother, or cousin, or pretty much anyone, but still has Grand Plans for her legacy that may or may not involve buying lots of human chattel to serve her 😬

Onward!


Mosi

Mosi barely had a moment to wonder where the shirtless man with the advanced cataracts had come from before his world was reduced to a syrupy green haze.

Suddenly, everything ceased to matter; his family, his friends, his research, his libido…all of it faded from existence within the span of a few languid moments, until only one thought remained; obey.

“Drink,” came the command as the wrist was thrust under his nose, veins open and seeping.

Mosi closed his mouth over the wound without hesitation; of course he would drink! It was not possible to do otherwise.

“Slowly,” the man hissed, pulling slightly, as though trying to resist wrenching the limb away, “I’m not a Goddess-damned plasma fruit, boy.”

Mosi wanted to obey the command, but didn’t the man understand? As more and more blood flowed past his lips and down his throat, he began to lose control. It was nectar, sweet, rich, intoxicating nectar; it filled him with warmth, and hunger…and the more he drank, the more he hungered–

“Enough!” The stranger ripped his arm away, grabbing Mosi by the neck as the young man moved to follow the limb.

The hunger was nearly overwhelming, but the iron grip on his scruff kept Mosi from swooning; his heart raced, his lips throbbed, and for a moment all he could do is stand there and yearn.

“Hold still,” the hushed command came on a wave of laboured breathing, and then, miraculously, the hunger abated.

Cool lips pressed against his throat, hesitating for a moment that seemed to stretch into an eternity before at last, the sweetness of pain.

Mosi heard himself groan, as though from far away, and his eyelids grew heavy. The blood in his stomach churned pleasantly against the backdrop of the haze that still permeated his mind; he was so grateful the stranger had chosen him.


Cassandra

“NO!!”

“My apologies, I–”

“Take your hands off my son!”

“If I do that, he’ll smack his head,” grumbled the creature.

Anubis scooped the younger man up, “where would you like me to put him?”

“Put him DOWN you monster! And LEAVE; I never want to see your face again!”

“That I do believe, Cassandra, but he’s far too heavy for you to carry…will you drag him inside? Or would you prefer he spend the night out here on the stoop?”

“I’ll figure something out,” her voice shook with rage and sorrow, and the vampire sighed.

“Do not be a fool, woman; let me bring him to his bed, and then I swear to you, I will leave.”

After a few harsh breaths and extensive glaring, Cassie capitulated, but only for the sake of her baby boy’s comfort. She led the monster into her home, and showed him where her son slept.

“How long does he have?” Fresh tears welled up in her eyes; Cassie was no fool, she had a pretty good idea of what had just happened to her child.

“Perhaps a handful of days, perhaps a week…for me it was nearly a fortnight,” for all his gruffness, the creature laid her boy on the bed with care before he straightened and faced her.

“I know this is no consolation, but I am sorry it had to be this way.”

“It didn’t!” She hissed as the tears began to spill over her cheeks, “it never had to be this way you–“

Faster than her eyes could track him, the vampire closed the distance between them and grabbed her roughly, “yes, it did…like it or not, the will of the Goddess cannot be withstood; not by me, nor by him, and especially not by one blasphemous mortal woman!”

Cassie was so startled by his sudden proximity, and the outburst, that all she could do was stare dumbly at him, mouth agape.

Anubis studied her face for a moment, then leaned in and kissed her softly on the cheek. When he spoke, she could hear the sorrow in his voice.

“If you think this story has a happy ending, Cassandra, then you haven’t been paying attention.”


Artemis

“What the crap, Artemis!” Oly burst into the room like a bug with it’s ass on fire.

“Morning, Cicada; what can I do for you?”

“What the fuck gives you the right to mess with your sister, huh? You know that’s some petty shit, right?”

“Whoa crazytown, slow down; I haven’t done any ‘petty shit’ recently, you’re going to have to refresh my memory.”

“You’re lucky I don’t hit humans,” hissed the poorly dressed moron.

“Use your words, spaz; what did Artemis do wrong…”

“Don’t pretend you’re not responsible for that dream thing!”

“Oh hell no, that is SO not on me; that was ALL Lena, deal with it.”

“She would never have come up with something like that on her own!”

“You, my friend, don’t have very much faith in your girlfriend, do you? Rude.”

“She isn’t my girlfriend, okay? We’re just friends…”

“Whoa, what? I got the impression she wanted to jump your lanky bones…”

“Yeah, okay, maybe she did…”

“Holy shitballs, did you turn her down?!”

“I mean, she’s not my type, okay…”

“So that’s what this is all about!” Scoffed Artemis, “you’re looking for a scapegoat because you had to have an awkward dream version of ‘we’re just friends’ and ‘it’s not you, it’s me’!”

“Okay, I’m sorry; I was out of line,” Oly’s shoulders sagged, “I just…I mean, I always knew she was a bit, er…interested, or something…”

Artemis snorted, “yeah, to put it mildly.”

“I mean, Lena’s my best friend…I love that kid, but I don’t, like, love her, you know?”

“Omg, how did I become your therapist?”

“I know it might not seem like it, but she keeps me from doing the really stupid shit, and she’s the best listener ever, and she’s actually really funny, but, you know, usually by accident…”

“Well, it sounds like you’re into her,” Artemis tried to ignore the petulance in her own voice, “so now that that’s all cleared up…I guess you’ll be leaving–“

Oly glared, “right, because you randomly don’t need me to help you translate the book stuff anymore, huh? Like, suddenly you just had an epiphany and know everything about the Sorcering Tongue.”

“Still butt hurt about that, eh?”

Oly scowled, “look, what’s your problem anyhow?”

“It’s none of your damn business, okay!” Artemis felt a weird rage fill her chest.

Oly’s head tilted slightly for a moment, “I think it is my business a little bit, Artie.”

“You don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about, asshole.”

“You sure about that?” The idiot was close now, like, inside the bubble close. Artemis heard her heart beating against her eardrums.

“A hundred percent,” awesome, hiccups; great timing body.

“Don’t,” Artemis heard the plea in her voice, “Lena will kill us.”

“She’ll be mad, yeah, but she’ll deal Artie–”

“Oly, I just–”

“Olympia,” the jackass murmured.

“W-wha–?”

“Oly, it’s short for Olympia; now you’re the only person outside my family who knows,” Oly snorted at the (no doubt) shocked look on her face, “and if you ever fucking say it in my presence, I’ll hex you so hard your mother will get the runs.”

“Threaten me again, sideshow, and I’ll knee you so hard it’ll hurt no matter what you’ve got going on down there.”

Oly grinned, “you wanna find out?”


Footnotes:

I made sure to ask around if people would kiss someone wearing Oly’s outfit; 1/1 yes!

Mysterious Woman: “HAPPY SIMMING!!”

27 thoughts on “63. Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered

  1. “poorly dressed moron” HELL no

    That was also the gayest vampiric turning I have seen in the last thirty minutes. Mosi looked pretty content with it. Persephone whom now? πŸ˜›

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    1. I know right, Artie clearly just doesn’t get Oly’s Avant Garde sense of style.

      Well, you know, poor Nubs probably hasn’t had any action in a long while 😬

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  2. Damn, Nubbins seemed super into that whole vampirization thing. Mosi too, judging by the look on his face when he had fangs in his neck. I’m curious as to why Mosi had to involuntarily become a vampire–apparently some sort of Goddess dealio, probably involving Shirtless Dad too, right. Poor Cass, though, seeing her only son vamped right in front of her.

    Oly’s outfit was the best thus far. They outdid themselves. And damn, all that hostile sexual tension finally came to a head. ROFL. Artie looked sooo gorgeous–I love the way you style her. No wonder Oly couldn’t hold back anymore.

    Poor Selene though, ouch. 😬 Maybe Colt will grow on her, like a fungus or mold and all the other stuff he’s terrified of??

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    1. It’s been a *really* long time since poor Nubs had a hug, ok (where’s Khafre when you need him). Yeah, rough deal for Cassie all around (and possibly Mosi, too, we’ll see); I’m sure Nubbins thought he had a good reason, but will it stack up in our eyes? Ehh…

      Well, I mean, that’s what wear to a hostile make-out session, right? Heart boxers for the romance, and a backwards cap because *forwards* caps get in the way of kissing.

      Selene does need something to grow on her, something terrifying, but wonderful; yeah, bad call on Oly and Artie’s part, yelling and making out while Selene was home, yikes, guys! WTH

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  3. Poor Lena! But there’s always BIG DOOFUS who’ll help you out!!

    Awww…Artie, thinking about her sister. But yes! My ship sails…and now I want more. Muahahaaa…

    Omg….was that hot with Anubis and Mosi? I mean…I KNOW there wasn’t anything going on but you wrote it with such…harlequin eloquence!!! I’m a fan! ❀

    And what the hell IS going on? I want to know all the secrets. And WHY isn't there going to be a happy ending? πŸ˜₯

    Maybe Pili in all his hot chocolate glory can save the day? Hmm…

    So, does this mean Anubis is going to take Mosi back in time as an amazon slave? I'm very okay with that (thinking about Mosi without a shirt…eheheheh (channeling Ophelia here.)

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    1. Big D to the rescue, amirite? 😁 (Kekekeke)

      Artie does care about her sister! (Aww) But Oly isn’t wrong either; Lena will deal in some way (that’s gotta sting tho 😭)
      I wish I could promise this ship will have a smooth sailing, but there’s nothing smooth about these two kids 😬

      I’m pleased you enjoyed Mosi/Nubs 😈
      Sorry about the doom re: happy endings, but then again, Anubis is kind of a sulky diva, he might just be overdramatizing!
      Or maybe not πŸ€”
      Anyhow, STUFF coming. EEE 😬

      Whatever happens, mesmerized Mosi seems totally down for being Nubbin’s Amazon slave 😏

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      1. Oh…GOODY! I love Biter aka Anubis, so this little pairing will suit me JUST FINE. Can’t wait to see whats in store for all.

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  4. These kids get themselves into more crazy shenanigans than I can keep up with! πŸ˜€

    1. Mosi
    Homeboy will be a bloodsucker now, just what Bastet asked for in the beginning! Cassie should be grateful; at least he won’t die of old age? I’m trying to save her from searing pain and find a silver lining ok? :,(

    2. Artie/Oly(mpia)
    Can I just gush once more about how stunningly beautiful Artemis is? She is daddy’s girl to be sure–the coloring, the lips, The Nose! No DNA test required (though in these ancient times, who really knows?). I’ve been waiting for them to JUST KISS ALREADY for a long time, aww, they finally did!! I hope that this doesn’t absolutely destroy Lena though. 😦

    3. Lena
    …at least Colt still wants you? ❀

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    1. Right?! OMG; it’s anybody’s guess where this will all end up! 😬

      You’re right! That IS what Bastet intended for the sons of her line, isn’t it? πŸ˜‰
      Aww, I like your silver lining! I think Cassie needs a Haids to come sit and have coffee and a pep talk with her after a good night’s sleep!

      (OMG! Don’t let Oly hear you call them that! 😬)
      I’d love to take credit for her beauty, but alas, it goes to her parents for their wonderful combined DNA!
      I think Oly was right there with you on that ‘omg, just kiss already’ thing, but Artemis is stubborn and needed a bit more convincing (slash wearing down, roffles).

      Poor Lena, she’s had a rough time of it so far, as an 18 year old… I mean, surely things couldn’t get any worse, right?? 😬

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    1. LOL; I really do have fun with Oly’s outfits (in fact, I posted a look book on the forum thread today πŸ˜€ )

      Witches are eccentric dressers to begin with, and Oly has a fascination with human culture, and tries to apply human fashion to witch aesthetic (but comfortable), and BAM; magical outfits πŸ˜‰

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  5. Anub siring Mosi was kinda hot. It seems to have also cured him of the advanced cataracts. And Mosi will now have other things on his mind than Persephone. Or maybe he’s going to use vampire powers on her and get what he wants? Win-win?
    I don’t blame Oly for choosing Artie, bad girls are always more interesting. Sorry, not sorry, Lena. Although, I can’t say I could kiss him if he wore that outfit. I’d be laughing. You can’t kiss when you laugh.

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    1. LOL (advanced cataracts restored!) I always miss one; Anubis is really bratty about staying in darkform.
      GASP. Are you suggesting Mosi use his new powers for evil? I wonder if it will even occur to him, hmm…

      It’s so true, and Oly needs a firm hand, which Lena just doesn’t have; luckily Artie does, but apparently she lacks a sense of humour, or maybe she thinks Oly’s clothes are normal? O.o

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  6. Wait, now that I know my poll answer contributed to breaking Selene’s heart, so I get to take it back??? πŸ˜› (Kidding ❀️) I do think Artie and Oly go well together. And I love that Oly opened up about their real name. It was the ultimate show of β€œhey, you are the most special person to me and I am willing to share my secrets with you”. Very sweet!

    Um…. CAN WE TALK ABOUT MOSI THOUGH?! 😭😭😭 Vampires are hot and all, but damn… I don’t think that’s a fate anyone would ever truly want for themselves 😦 But he’s a smart kid and maybe he can cure himself someday! ❀️

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    1. Oh right! LOL, I was like, poll?? 😁
      Aww, I’m glad you don’t hate them, at least, and aren’t going kicking and screaming into Olymis 😎

      Ahh, you never know about Mosi! He *is* a massive weirdo, and he doesn’t always consider consequences 😜

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  7. Yep….got turned…but right in front of his mom…bad move. But he’s gonna leave him? I thought he might bring him back. There is zero second guessing this story! Lol…. And it was mean for Nubs to tell Cassie there was no happy endings… she’s already devastated enough.

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    1. Yeah, Anubis is… slightly lacking in sensitivity and social graces (he’s been on his own for a long time tho 😬)
      Also, he’s a bit fatalistic, lol.

      Not a smooth operator (though he proy thinks he is)

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  8. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
    gdi i feel bad for selene but here i am still raising oly up w both my arms in the air bc oly is best bb

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  9. That was funny because at that last pic with Lena in it, I was like, “WTF is Oly wearing?!”
    Other than that, I’m pretty sure (but what do I know really) someone wouldn’t name a dude Olympia.
    Poor Lena. That’s gotta hurt.
    And dammit, Nubbins! Go the fuck away. Leave my hormonal Mosi alone, you blood-sucking fiend!
    sigh
    Why do I never get what I want? It’s like he said–don’t expect a happy ending.
    Even though I must admit the no happy ending is weirdly refreshing. (still like em tho!)

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