Episode 6: Our Dead Are Never Dead To Us, Until We Have Forgotten Them
Cobbled and pieced together from smaller Journal Entries
Translated from Ancient Greek
Ok everyone I guess I will just dive right into this entry; I can’t believe how much time has passed since the death of Stuttler and the beginning of my life going from fairly normal Supermodel into what I am and guess what I should have been this whole time. -————————————————————————————
This current event as you all know started with the murder of a good friend of mine Susanna Hoffman, and my oath in front of everyone and in the name of the gods of Olympus and in front of Bast one of Susanna’s gods. I won’t deny I do miss Susanna she was very much like a little sister to me, she made me realize that I was more than I thought I was, even in death her legacy still lives on, In my anger and sadness I forgot to bring up something funny that happened when Bast arrived she was carrying a gift for Terri, apparently before Susanna was murdered she had gotten a basket for Terri well at least for Fluffy the name that was used for Terri’s dog form, this incident made me realize that Terri does have more emotions then anger and hate. Now that I look back on that incident it is somewhat funny but at the time I was not really thinking straight as I was going through a lot of anger and Grief myself. It also did not help that I had the unenviable task of calling Susana’s boyfriend to let him know (I really do need to call Liam to see how he is holding up). I digress the other thing Susanna did for me personally is go down to the police and saved my hide from possible jail time and the loss of my career for endangering a minor, as I had taken Susanna to Studio a few weeks before. Apparently some images of us walking in got out, I should have thought about that beforehand, but my ego just would not let me say no. -————————————————————————————
Well that day went from worse to WTF worse, a deal with Terri’s mother who is The Leanansidhe, or Lea for short that I had made ages ago and almost forgot about was apparently dealt to Terri’s Girlfriend Dragonfly (yes the owner of the gentlemen’s club), I don’t know the full details of how or why the favor was changed hands, I guess it really is not any of my business (it’s the Fey so who bloody knows). Well apparently for the next two months I have to feature dance, ok the dancing can’t say that part is all that bad (not like most haven’t seen my body as I did do playboy, but that aspect of my life is over) I also have a list of people that if they come into the club and want extra I have to give it to them, and NO I am not going to spell it out for you (and yes of course a few of them will probably always be there). (Mental note to self and everyone else NEVER make a deal with the fey. it may be easy and quick but it is SO not worth the pain.) At least I do not have to do it as myself but instead as a feature dancer lookalike named Gemini. I will get to that later. -————————————————————————————
As you all know Susanna was beheaded and her head was taken from her, she was murdered in the same alley that we found Stuttlers body, well that lead us to head up to a town called Sleepy Hollow which is about an hour north of the City, and talked with a man who claims to be Ichabod Crain (yes the same from the story) who apparently had a strange link to this killer, well that is when we learned it was the Headless Horseman (who is apparently one of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in the Christian Faith.) apparently this Horseman should not be in New York he should be terrorizing this town of Sleepy Hollow. Thanks to Adrika that was completely screwed up and he was prowling around the city under her control with the item called the Lock of Solomon. If that was not bad enough we also had to deal with normal non magical devices of mass murder (we dealt with them without much of an issue, hell I even called in my people to deal with the devices in the Empire State, as well as Maybe got some brownie points with the Gods by giving them the heads-up as well.) The only one realy worthy of mentioning is one we needed to get Athena’s help on, Apparently someone got their hands on the heart of what is called an outsider that was supposedly under the supposedly watchful eyes of the White Council (Council of wizards that I believe Patricia, Charles and my beloved Siobhan are members of.) well apparently they suck at it and the item in general got out and in the hands of Adrika and she promptly included it in a seriously nasty destructive device intended to release this creature I guess, well with Athena’s Help the Wizards in the group were able to disentangle the web and all was well. -————————————————————————————
Back to my own life, Siobhan and I are I can say happily back together, as I said earlier I did not take Susanna’s death well, the evening after we found out about her murder, I went home and I think I finished off at least two maybe three bottles of wine by myself, it sucks that I have a hard time to get drunk.. Well I did not sleep a lick that evening, hell I did not even care when the morning rolled around I just left without showering or changing. After a back and forth set of calls between Siobhan and I the day before. She was able to get in touch with me asking me to meet her; I picked the Shop Around the Corner due to the fact that it was the closest place to the flame, which is where the group was at the time. Well that meeting went very well, as we talked for a good hour or so getting re-acquainted. With Siobhan and I both admitting our feelings for each other and both of us apologizing for the way things broke up before, which at this point is water under the bridge as we are back together. Outside of the fact that Siobhan and I am an item again I learned that she was not herself for a while as Adrika had her hooks in Siobhan a long time before any of us could have guessed. After coffee I unfortunately had to return to the group and the task at hand but not before setting up a date. This date did not happen as initially planned, were as a few days afterword’s the same day we had to deal with all the bombs and shit, I found Siobhan naked on my bed unconscious tied up, with rose pedals strewn from my door to my bedroom. As kinky as the thought of it is, it did strike me as odd, as there was no way she could have tied herself up and knocked herself out, This was the point that I got attacked by one of the Hands Ellistrae by name, unfortunately I quickly realized I was out matched and had to get out of there, returning later with the group in Tow.. Finding Siobhan to my joy in one piece but still unconscious having been drugged, (she would wake up later, and I will not go into detail on what happened when she woke up, outside of this… Siobhan and I are now engaged… She asked me to marry her.) I still can’t believe that I Andromeda daughter of Aphrodite is engaged a second time. After Marcus’s Murder I never thought I would find anyone that I could spend the rest of my life with again, but I have with Siobhan (I do worry though, I am going to live a fairly normal human lifespan were as Siobhan is going to live a much more extended lifespan being a Wizard, (I wonder if there is any way for me to spare Siobhan of watching me age and die. I know she offered to give up her Wizardry but I will NEVER allow her to do that, not for me. (I don’t know maybe I can entreat the gods to grant me extended life, I know those types of things never go well, but maybe just maybe just this once.)) Even with these concerns I can say I have not been happier with my personal life then I am now.
The evening after Siobhan and I got engaged, and had a great time (did not get much sleep like I had intended, since I was to dance at Dragonfly’s that evening, It went great, the ruse of who I was seemed to work, I can’t believe that Jane, Terri and Cameron came, but it was very comforting that Siobhan was there to watch me, that helped me a lot. Unfortunately I still have 7 more days I need to dance… so I can’t wait till that is over. -————————————————————————————
Back to the task at hand, Pretty early on we decided to head down to the morgue to see what we could find, Happily we were able to talk to Susanna’s spirit which had not been able to go for judgment, and I can say I got partial closure and were able to get Susanna’s spirit protection from Adrika and the Master (it is something I guess, still not as good as if she was alive). I also got to tell her that Siobhan and I are talking again. -————————————————————————————
Well I can happily say that the world is safe from Adrika and her machinations, it is not yet safe from the Master but that will come in time, we were able to Defeat Adrika and take the Horseman out of play, I can only assume the Horseman went back to where he belongs up in Sleepy Hollow, so he is no longer our problem to deal with, sorry to say but New York has enough problems we don’t need to add a horseman of the apocalypse into the mix. Alas I myself never got to touch Adrika nor was I there for the death blow, as I was dealing with a Minotaur that decided stupidly I might add to pull me into his face, well I Dispatched him fairly easily, whether that was due to my skill, the Spear well probably more to do with my skill than anything else. I now have a Minotaur horn to put with my Chimera Stinger. Still have yet to decide what to do with them, in the old days they would have been included as part of a new weapon or maybe a drinking horn, but now in the modern day not sure. I will probably mount them on the wall in my computer room, don’t get me wrong I am proud of both items but if you are not supernatural they would look kind of odd in the house of a Supermodel. -————————————————————————————
The problem now is that we now know who the master is, apparently the master is Patricia; yes that Patricia the one that Charles is involved with and my Fiancés Teacher/Mentor/Friend, now I am worried about Siobhan again, because I have no idea how to tell her… how do you tell the one you love that someone close to them is inhabited by an ancient body switching necromancer. I have an idea how to get her out of the line of fire, which includes smuggling her to the home we are going to make together my 55 Central Park West apartment. Now how does one do that, so an ancient Necromancer does not find out? As I lost Siobhan once and that will never by the gods NEVER happen again. -————————————————————————————
Again I say I can’t believe it I am engaged to a beautiful, smart, sensual woman, it might sound trite or a bit maudlin but Siobhan and I feel right, we seem to complete each other, Hades she is the only person outside maybe fellow halfbloods that understand me, truly understand that Monogamy does not come easy for those of my lineage, I just have to give up men but to be truthful, as much as I love men… I am willing to do anything for Siobhan.