Tuesday, 5 June 2012

My Skulduggery Short Story Entry!

Valkyrie groaned, and sat up. "I told you it was a trap," she said.
"No, you said it looked like it was a trap," Skulduggery corrected. "That's completely different."
He helped her up as a door opened behind them and Sadistica Tortura walked through, an unsettling smile on her lips.

     Skulduggery stiffened and cocked his head sideways, fixing his hat.  He casually reached for his revolver, subtly slipping his left hand into his jacket. Sadistica saw him and shook her head. “Please, don’t. Let’s not make this harder than it has to be,” She spoke, well pronounced. Sadistica Tortura was wearing the attire of a tight pinstripe dress that came down to her knees, which surprisingly, didn’t make it hard for her to walk. Her black hair and icy blue eyes made her look as if she were scolding someone. “It is nice to see you again, detective.”

       Skulduggery sighed, one of his more dramatic ones. “I would say the same but, really it isn’t.  Trouble follows at your heels. What do you want?”

       Valkyrie subdued a giggle and looked at Skulduggery. “Who is this?”

        Skulduggery looked at the walls, which were now covered in what looked like metal bars, in fact, they were metal bars. “It was a cunning trick Sadistica. Not your usual style, simplicity made it hard to be obvious, yet, still cunning.  Making the room into a cell that restricts magic. I give you due.” Skulduggery turned to Val, “She’s Sadistica Tortura. She was on Melevolants side in the war. She is a dangerous foe, cunning, smart and a brilliant actress. I spent years chasing her, yet somehow she always got away. And now, she has us trapped.” Skulduggery stood up tall and smiled, hands behind his back.


Sadistica laughed, “Oh, you make me feel so… What’s the word?”

“Powerful?”  Skulduggery smirked.

      The woman smiled and continued, “That’s it, powerful. But you obviously do not know why I have trapped you. Do you?”

   Skulduggery shifted uncomfortably. “Would it have anything to do with… a dog by any chance?”

    Sadistica ignored him and continued her rant, “I know your secrets.  I have proof, that what happened on O’Connell Street the other day were entirely both your faults and I want you to do something.” She smiled and repeated, “I know your secret.”

Valkyrie gasped and couldn’t speak. Skulduggery just stared unmoving down to the ground.

“How’d you find out?” Val muttered calmly.

     “Who cares?” Skulduggery said. “Sadistica Tortura, I’m afraid you are finally under arrest.”

     Sadistica laughed, “You are in no position to make an arrest, remember, I’m in control.”

       It was Skulduggery’s turn to laugh. “Let me give you your first lesson in detecting: never leave a man with his hands behind his back, as it will always turn out worse for you.” He revealed his phone and laughed. “Cleavers,” he called.  A group of five Cleavers entered the room and grabbed Sadistica and they dragged her out uneasily, as she kept kicking and screaming. 

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