As anticipated, the seal had been broken. Magnus had felt it in his soul as it was happening. Samantha was connected to him much like Lilith was,
and this time she was coming for him.
As Toodles muddled over what had just been reveal to him, Magnus began donning the armor given to him so long ago. It was a killers wardrobe. Some
claimed it had been forged by an ancient people who imbued it with the energies of this world. In a time where magic was not a fable, but reality.
Magnus had not cared, it was feather light, and had protected him for his share of battles throughout the centuries. If Samantha wanted to take
control, she would have to pry it from his dead lifeless hands.
Humph, dead hands eh?
Magnus uttered under his breath. What a funny notion. Two dead ancient warriors will be fighting for
power over the living. How quaint.
As he placed the final piece of armor on his shoulders he looked up just in time to see Samantha come through the doors and grab Toodles by the
throat. She lifted him off the ground as if he were a flea.
We have a very different view of filthy blood Samantha.
"Such a pity, Magnus. To have such young and filthy blood in your house"
Magnus looked and was surprised to see Zacharia and a Lycan standing beside Samantha. Zach had a look of calm of his face, obviously under a trance
from Samantha. She had the most piercing gaze.
Let them go Samantha, they have no part in this. Your prize here tonight will be me.
Samantha laughed loudly.
Ohh Magnus. Still telling bad jokes are we? Pity. No, these two are very important to my goals. As is your archives below this
Magnus knew what she wanted. The location of the remaining Elders and the secret to their seals. Each elder could only be awakened by one person.
Over the generations a person was reborn with such abilities. They had been lost throughout time but Magnus had been researching their locations and
had quite a stroke of luck.
With this information, Samantha could hunt them down and force them to open the tombs. Then she would have her army once again. Magnus could sense
however that her strength had not fully returned to her.
Toodles, get the others out of here NOW!.
Magnus yelled as he withdrew his rune blade from it's sheath and pointed it at Samantha. Toodles moved swiftly grabbed the Lycan first and threw him
into the elevator shaft. He attempted to do the same with Zach however, he would not move.
Zach muttered in a broken voice.
Leave him Toodles, I will get him.
Jumping into the elevator shaft and hitting the button, the doors closed and Magnus was left staring down Samantha and Zach. He did not want to harm
Zach, but would if he needed to.
Samantha raised her hand and pointed in Magnus' direction.
She said softly.
Zach immediately lunged forward. He was quick, but there was hesitation in his maneuvers. Magnus easily blocked the first few blows and Zach quickly
realized in his human form he would not be able to over power him.
He turned into his black dog form and lunged towards Magnus throwing him outside onto the veranda.
If only I can get him away from her glare, the spell will break.
Magnus spoke to himself as he continuously dodged Zach's
An idea came to mind. As Zach backed up to lunge forward, his jaged claws aiming for the throat, Magnus ducked and use Zach's own momentum to throw
him over the veranda and down into the streets below.
He'd only had time to hear the sound of crushing glass and concrete before Samantha appeared in front of him. He could only hope, he had not killed
Zach. Even with her weakened strength she was still as quick if not more so than Magnus.
I will have what I want Magnus, NOBODY will stop me!
She shrieked as they began exchanging blows.
You will not Samantha. Not on my watch. For centuries I sat on the sidelines watching you ravage the land and her people. No more.
You were put to rest for a reason. I should have killed you myself. What a sad pitiful being you are, preying on the ignorance of the young ones of
With these words, Samantha lunged forward and grabbed Magnus by the throat and lifted him from the ground.
How dare you? Ever since you took power Magnus things have fell apart. I may have been sealed in that god forsaken temple, but I
have watched this world decay. The vampires are weak Hiding in the shadows and pandering to human demands.
Even the Lycan are doing better than you are. It is too bad I will have to kill you now Magnus. If only you had allowed Lilly to take over, we would
not be in this situation.
Magnus gasped for air trying to get his feet on the ground as she continued.
My rule will be absolute. Everyone will bow to me. Lycan and human a like. Now Magnus, would you not simply obey and be my King?
Magnus could feel her gaze attempting to weave the spell of deception that had enthralled so many. He finally was able to set his feet to the ground
and with a mighty push kicked her square in the chest.
Samantha fumbled to the edge of the veranda as Magnus picked up his sword and readied himself.
Your petty tricks will not work on me Samantha, you should be smart enough to know that.
By this time the veranda was almost completely destroyed. Massive chunks of concrete and glass littered the ground below as well as the entrance to
Magnus' chamber had been blocked.
Magnus could feel his strenght draining. As powerful as he was, Samantha was simply more so, even in her weakened state every blow she gave felt as
if it were the last. Magnus grew weary. His armor slowing him down.
She charged him again, this time however he managed to swing around and landed a blow on her thigh with the rune blade. She shrieked in pain as the
blade dug deep. Magnus felt the density of bone and smile came across his face.
Pulling the blade back quickly he was able to give her a blow to the chest with the hilt knocking her forward and almost over the veranda.
I can go on like this for ever Samantha.
Magnus smiled. He had caught his second wind, he armor seemed lighter and he felt
You will meet your end this day Magnus. I will rule over this world and you will NOT stop me.
Lunging forward again with greater speed than before, Magnus only had time to glimpse the metal object she pulled from her leg. A second later he
felt sharp pain in his shoulder. Looking down he realized she had stabbed him in between the armor where two pieces met.
Falling on one knee, Magnus could not figure out why he was not healing, and why his strength seemed to be draining faster now.
Poison is a very useful tool, eh Magnus?
With the pain now blurring his vision, he used the the weight of the sword to stand up and saw Samantha holding a silver dagger, dripping with
Magnus could no longer move.
You will soon be paralyzed and I will soon remove your head from your shoulders. You were a good sport Magnus, my only regret is that
you have to die for the rest of us to live.
Lunging forward yet again, blade in hand, Magnus knew there was nothing he could do. This would indeed be the last of him.
As she reached him Magnus closed his eyes and waited for sweet death.
[edit on 9/28/2009 by tothetenthpower]