Salem Bayville: Chapter Three: The Real WolfAmanda slipped quietly out into the darkness. The owls hooted, the crickets chirped, and her heart beat faster than it probably ever had.
She said not one word to herself as she pushed into the darkness. Her mind kept turning though. Was this the right thing to do? What if he caught her and tortured her? What if?
Amanda stood where she had just a day ago. She glanced around for the snake, but it was long gone. She continued looking, watching for those golden eyes.
And there they were.
Amanda took a step forward. "Hello? Uh...you uh...dropped something..." She reached for the medallion, but was caught off-guard by a low growl. Amanda knew she had been wrong. He was not been good like she had thought...no...he was...
A howl pierced the air, right in front of her.
He was a wolf?
The large creature stepped out of the underbrush, circling around her. It was by far the biggest wolf she had ever seen. Of course, she'd never seen a wolf up this close before, and all the other ones had been dea
Salem Bayville: Chapter Two: The DecisionAmanda stumbled into the house. She clutched the medallion close, unsure what to do. Her senses seemed off.
Kitty looked like she was screaming. Illyana was rushing over to her, but they were moving oddly.
Kitty's father, Master Carmen, picked her up. His voice sounded way deeper than it usually was. "She's in shock."
They all started petting her, and Kitty sent one of the manservants to fetch the marshall.
"Start from the beginning Ms. Sefton." Marshall Jasper* asked.
Amanda took a deep breath in. "I...I was walking in the woods. Mistress Kitty had allowed me some fresh air."
"I...I heard something...and when I turned around..." Amanda paused, her mind turning. Why hadn't he attacked her? Why had he let her go? Why did he apologize for scaring her? Why had he seemed so...funny?
Amanda opened her mouth, her heart going before her mind. "A wolf. A big one."
"Yes sir." Amanda's voice was shaky.
"Did it attack you?"
"No sir, but it came very close."
"Is there a
Salem Bayville: Chapter One: The MedallionAmanda served tea to her mistress, Kitty Pryde, as she listened in on the conversation.
"Yes, another one of the boys saw him. Dark as night, 'e said." Illyana said.
"I heard that he has eyes as bright as the sun." Kitty added in.
"And fur, yes fur! My older brother came in contact with him last week!"
Kitty leaned in. "Contact? How? Why isn't he...you know, dead?"
"Piotr fought 'im off!"
"What was he, like, like?"
"Piotr said he was strong and toned."
"Oooohhh." Kitty giggled. "Demonic and strong."
Illyana sighed. "I know!"
"So?" Amanda asked.
Both girls glanced at Amanda casually.
Illyana rolled her eyes, continuing. "As I was saying, Piotr was just walking in the woods-"
"The Witch's Wood?"
"Nyet! But he was close."
"Said it fell right on top of him! Scared 'im, it did!"
"It fell on him?"
"Da! They fought until the demon got loose and ran away."
"I know! 'E said 'e was soft like a newborn lamb but as strong as a bull! Had a tail 'e did, and fangs, and wolf's ears!
Demon's Curse Part 2Ever since Kurt's near death experience, Amanda and Kurt were a lot closer. They were good friends, although Amanda started having feelings stir inside of her for him.
Was she crazy? Was it a curse? He clearly wasn't interested in her that way. He was just thankful to talk to another being.
She didn't know how wrong she was.
Kurt had been surprised when Amanda hugged him. But now, several weeks later, hardly a day went by that she didn't give him a friendly hug.
But that was it. They were just friends. There was no way she could love a demon like him. As much as he cared for her, there was no sense on dwelling on the impossible. They would be friends until the day they died, husband and wife in name only.
Kurt told himself that he would respect her space and privacy. He would never force anything on her. That would not be love.
It was early morning, and Kurt was picking bluebells once again. Amanda loved them.
His ears caught the faint sound of sniffling. Following the noise to behind
Demon's Curse Part 1Amanda sat alone on the rooftop, gazing up at the full moon. The stars twinkled in delight, and she laughed as her brother tried to sneak up on her.
"Aw darn. You saw me." Stefan noted.
"Yes I did. It's easy on a night like this."
The sat in silence for a few minutes before Stefan asked a very important question. "How do you feel about tomorrow?"
Amanda admitted she was nervous. For you see, tomorrow was the Day of Choosing. One maiden would be chosen...and presented to as a bride...to the Demon of Hell's Fortress.
"The chance of you being the One is slim. There are hundreds of girls." Her brother encouraged.
Amanda agreed, but somehow, in her heart, she knew.
It had come down to Three. Tabitha Smith, Katherine Pryde, and...Amanda Sefton.
Tabitha was ruled out for her attitude. She would never make a good wife.
Katherine was ruled out for her youth. She was to young to be a wife.
That only left one. Amanda.
She could hear her mother's moans. Her father and brother's protests. But, she