Chess With Agatha (Chapter Five) – The Coming of Agatha
And The Dark Fortress of Doom
A Novel by DarkJade
CHAPTER FIVE (Part One) – The Coming of Agatha
THE DARK FORTRESS OF DOOM
THE BLUE WIZARD HEMMINGBYRD’S CHAMBERS
Iliad, The Dark Fortress of Doom’s Jester, is curled up under Hemmingbyrd’s desk, as before his eyes, in the middle of the room, a Giant Storm Ball of Blue Light swirls and crackles…
Within it… Blue Fire Light, thunder and lightning.
“CRACKKOOOM!!!” the thunder Cracks!
TWO MILES SOUTH WEST OF THE FORTRESS OF DOOM
THE ENCHANTED FOREST OF ILA’S MORN
As Hemmingbyrd faces Morr, who has just come upon him finding one of Arodos’s Six White Unicorns, as Arodos himself is a Black Unicorn…
Suddenly Morr looks off in the distance, and Hemmingbyrd looks to see what has grabbed his attention… In the distance, The Dark Fortress of Doom sits on its Mountain, and above it there is a Great Blue Storm Cloud.
“Great Scott! We must hurry” Hemmingbyrd proclaims and he quickly rides off… Jodan, who had not seen the Unicorn, suddenly rides by as well following Hemmingbyrd “QUICKLY MORR, to your Horse!!”.
Morr does not follow…
Suddenly from the middle of the Blue Storm Ball, steps a beautiful young girl… Hair of gold… Eyes of unearthly blue.
Iliad, in terror, continues to watch from beneath Hemmingbyrd’s Desk.
“My Lord” he speaks to himself.
It was Agatha.
Clad in her long black Pee coat/Trench coat, her vibrant purple scarf wrapped around her neck…
In her black Doc Martin boots she stomps forth…
In her right hand, she holds Agamemnon’s Cherry Red Cane…
Though she is left handed… But she does not know that yet.
Suddenly she takes note of Iliad underneath Hemmingbyrd’s desk, and slants her head just slightly…
Iliad tries to speak, but is unable to.
And suddenly the expression on her face goes from utter bewilderment, to cracking a slight smile… Or rather, a quarter smile.
Iliad is surprised by this…
SUDDENLY HEMINGBYRD BURSTS INTO THE ROOM!!
“My Lady!!” Hemmingbyrd wraps both arms around her small form, and squeezes her so hard, it’s as if he’s trying to “merge” with her.
“GASP!” she tries to breathe.
He then draws back, stretching both of his arms outwardly, his hands grasping both of her arms.
“Let me look at you…” he says with a grand smile, looking her up and down.
“Mmm, hmm… You bare the look of Elias indeed…” he proclaims.
He then steps a half inch from her face and gazes deeply into her eyes…
“The Glowing Blue Eyes of Bandoran… Mmm, hmm” he exclaims.
He then spins her around like a rag doll, lifting the back of her long jacket, and dark blue sweater underneath, revealing the most fair skin of her lower back.
“Hmm… That’s odd” he pulls down her coat and sweater and faces her towards him once more.
His strong clasp like hands grasping her arms once more…
…and makes note of a one fourth inch moon shaped mark by her left eye.
“Well, that explains it…” he proclaims.
Agatha is totally lost and bewildered at this point…
“You bare the marking of The Son’s Moon” he plainly states.
“The Son’s Moon?” Agatha speaks her first words.
Hemmingbyrd’s mouth drops “You have the Emiltoray Tone as well??” these words fall blankly on Agatha.
He then lets go of her arms “Yessss…” he almost seems to hiss out.
“You used to be a man” he says, and then turns and walks towards the door.
Agatha is stunned by this.
Before Hemmingbyrd departs, he turns back towards her “In another time that is…”.
“Why… Thank you? I think” she replies.
“Most alarming, eh… Himdoob” are his last words, as he turns and leaves the Chamber.
“Himdoob?” she turns to look at Iliad for some kind of explanation.
Iliad stands and dusts himself off “It means–” he begins to say as he adjusts the three tips of his Jester Hat, which each have a bell… “BLING BLING BLING”.
“It means “Fool Take her to her chamber, so she might freshen up before dinner”" Iliad plainly states.
“You got all that from one bizarre word?”
“Indeed” he replies.
“We’ve known one another for a long time…” explains Iliad.
“I had no idea he even saw you down there” replies Agatha.
“Oh… Well… Hemmingbyrd sees all..” he says with a mock smile, as he reaches up and wiggles one of his bells.
“Now, come along…” he then leads her out into the Dark Hallway.
THIS ENDS CHAPTER 5 (PART ONE)
PHOTO CREDIT – The Jester
Chapter One – The Protector
Chapter Two – Another Life
Chapter 2.5 - Hemmingbyrd’s Dream
Chapter Three – Check
Chapter Four – Hunting for Unicorns
Chapter 5.5 – A Fool’s Heart
Chapter Six – Table Manners
Chapter Seven – Elias
Chapter Eight – West Bound
Chapter Nine – Red And Blue Forest
Chapter X – Yokade Labyrinth
Chapter XI – Vanishing Sky
Chapter XII – The Curse
Chapter XIII – The Minotaur Orft
Chapter XIV – Queen Sorceress Olamna
Chapter XV – The Final Piece
Chapter XVI – Agatha Rising
Chapter XVII – The Dragon Truth
Chapter XVIII – The Grey Dragon Tu Masa
Chapter XIX - The Stand In King
Chapter XX – The Game
Chapter XXI - Infiltrate
Chapter XXII – Into The Belly of The Beast