Bellona: Playing With FireMature

I forced myself to calm down, taking deep breaths.

My God, this woman was absolutely insane!

I scanned the bank of computers, trying to determine what she’d switched off.

Oxygen? Food?

What did she want me to tell her?

I had a trick up my sleeve, a plan in the works, but there was no way in hell I’d reveal it.


“I’m on your side!” I gasped, clasping my hands in a pleading gesture.


Madame Kovarian raised an eyebrow, clearly unimpressed.


“For God’s sake, what the hell do you want me to tell you?!” I threw my hands up in exasperation, praying she couldn’t see through my guise.


“What did you whisper to Serenata?” Kovarian snapped.


I let my arms fall to my sides. Oh. That’s what she wanted.


“I told her that I was sorry,” Not exactly a lie, “But it was for the best,”


Kovarian smirked, “Ah, so you were feeling sorry for her? How…touching,”


I folded my arms. I’d had enough of this bullshit.


“Whose side are you on, Bellona - Ours or theirs?”


I chewed my cheek, mulling over the most convincing way to answer, “Yours, Madame,”




“Not good enough,” She moved to the computers, turning another light off.


“God damn it!” I screamed in fury.


“Temper, temper, my dear,” She wagged a finger in my direction, chuckling.


“One of these lights will switch off Serenata’s oxygen supply…” She mentioned casually, turning back to me.




“Listen, I talked to Kiril, but I just gave him dinner and that’s it. We just exchanged a few words. And I didn’t say anything to Dr. Vanessa, except for a little white lie to get me into Sere’s room so I could apologize. I swear to God, that’s it!” I clamped my mouth shut, shocked at the waterfall of words that had come out.


Another light clicked off on the computer bank. Only two more to go, one would spell out Sere’s fate.


Madame Kovarian smiled,

“I know you’re lying. Don’t you know it’s bad to play with fire?”

The End

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