The trial was being held in the room of eternal blaze. The monastery theme room, with hundred feet high ceilings. Three thick columns that held candlesticks that if the wax fell on your skin it will melt to the bone. In the center of the room where the guilty stood was an indoor mote. The liquid fire surround the tempered dragon hide brick was over 2,200f degrees .(1,200c). Once the accused is in the center, a shield of cool nitrogen is released until found guilty.
The jury consist of the nine fire holders. These nine will listen to the issue and decide if it is worth consideration to let live or to burn as Makalo has deem fit. It was smart of Mimi to ask for a trial.
“Mmm, the smell of smoke. I do love a trial.” Abella said as she sat in the seat that over looked the jurors and Mimi.
“We the nine do not abide by human law. You will begin to talk and if by chance you are innocent of what you are being accused of, you will be set free. If you are guilty you will burn.”
Mimi stood before them and showed no fear. Fear show proof of guilt and they love to watch a person burn alive.
“I have been accused of conspiring behind Abella’s back. I have not. I have proof of where I have been on the day I am being accused of.”
“Show proof.” One of the nine that sat to the right of Mimi said.
Cleo walked inside and stood outside the circle of fire.
“Mimi and I spent the day together.”
“Sleeping? When one is asleep, one can leave and then return, before one is wake.” The center of the nine asked.
“We did not sleep the whole day.”
“But you did sleep.”
“Yes, it was about noon.” Cleo said with a smile and a quick glance towards Mimi.
“So she is guilty then.”
“No.” Cleo yelled then was removed.
“You were accused of conspiring behind Abella. She did not specify the time of day it had occurred and by this courts account you have no witness that proves that you stayed slumbering in the witness room.”
Mimi looked towards Abella with hatred. She knew that she set this up.
“You follow a devious creature. Makalo is our ruler, not that.” She pointed at Abella.
Slowly the nitrogen began to shut off and the clothing Mimi wore began to set a blaze. Mimi looked at every one of the nine’s deviant faces and etched them to memory. If she survived she will skin their faces of their dead skulls and pin it to her bed room wall.
The center circle became smaller, allowing the liquid to etch closer.
“You will die Abella.”
She laughed,” If I do you will never see it happen.”
Mimi felt and smelled her hair set a blaze. She did not mind dieing. She was already dead. She just wanted to see that bitch die first. Layer after layer her skin burned. Letting the room smell of her charred flesh. She will not scream. She will not give her an ounce of pleasure seeing her in pain.
Abella watched like an expectant buzzard waiting for the animal to drop to feast on it’s dead carcass.
As Mimi was about to fall on the ground from blacking out. She felt her body being carried off.
“Abella you have gone too far.” Makalo yelled.
The nine rose and was bout to retreat until Makalo looked at them. Making them immobile.
“She was convicted by the nine. By your law she must be burned.”
Makalo looked at the nine and only one looked as if he had remorse. He turned with Mimi in his arms and walked to her chambers.
“You made it.” She whispered and fainted. The burns are deep and she will need blood and to sleep the eternal sleep for a year. Makalo made arrangements for Mimi to be taken away after receiving blood and hidden until she is fully healed.
Makala had to teach Abella what a real punishment by his hand consist of.
Creya woke up with a slight buzzing in her head. It had to be all that drinking the night before. She tried not to remember what had transpired between them.
Did you know lips flush with color when aroused? He whispered to her.
She should have punched him. Why didn’t she? He was getting back at her for making him eat that cookie.
She decided to shake it off. She decided if he needed for her to apologize again. He was out of luck. He went into the bathroom down the hall to take a quick shower. It was down the hall from her room. Before going to take a much needed shower,she decided to knock on the door to see how if Adorjan was up?
He answered the door wearing only pants. his hair was a mess and he definately was not ready to get up for the day.
“Are you gonna get up. We have to find Ukr.”
“I will be up in another couple of hours.”
“Do you normally sleep at dawn?”
“No I don’t normally sleep this long but then again I never had blood before either. Couple of hours, ok?”
“Fine, I’ll knock on the door.”
Adorjan closed the door and she could hear him fall on the bed.
She walked down the hall and tried to keep her mind on the mission. “That’s it creya stay focus. He’s a dhampir. We have to protect and follow your own path.” She told herself as she turned the shower on.
Stepping under the warm spray she focused on the mission. As hard as she tried her thoughts wondered to Adorjan. She turned the water to cold to keep her focused. It helped.
She gotten dressed and took a walk around to see what was going on.
“Miss you need to wake the dahampir and leave.”
She looked towards a dirty cracked window and walked towards it.
“No time. Leave they will kill you both.”
The voice stopped and it seemed as if it’s owner had fled. She went back to the boarding place right in time to see three men enter the front door and three men enter the back.
“Shit!” she whispered.
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