Stacy is young, and in trouble, the problem is the solution isn't quite the one she expected. A brand new piece of the Dentarius saga, new characters and new stories all in a world we already know.
You know how they say some moments you will never forget? Well this is the story of one of those moments for Stacy, she was finally going to be opened to a world she had only ever been able to imagine, today was the day she would finally find her place in life, things were about to change.
Stacy was a very regular eighteen year old, she had been sexually intrigued since she was fifteen, the problem is she didn't want to just go with anyone; she wanted her first to be for love, of course that had led to a long wait for the right person. Still she wasn’t aware this night, a Halloween party she had been looking forward to for a while, she had an amazing dress, frilled in all the right places, a princess would be proud to wear this dress, a princess from a dark underworld of course, the princess of evil was her look tonight.
The time came and as she admired herself in the mirror she couldn’t help but smile, she looked good, really good tonight, she took a self-pose picture and then headed out of her room, said goodbye to her parents, who simply muttered in reply, she suspected she could have walked past them totally naked to return the same dull response from them.
Thirty five minutes and she’d be at the Marells Halloween Party, the party of the decade so folks had been saying. The street looked awesome, pumpkins and ghouls and ghosts and all manner of lights sent the street into a chaotic eerie sight, the best time of year she thought to herself.
It was the usual story, a college party while the parents were out of town, which she was fine with, the fact she had been invited though, that was a surprise, she wasn’t usually one to be invited, but by been invited she had of course had decided she was going to show those popular kids she was worth a second glance, it was her chance to prove her peers wrong.
As she entered it was the usual drill of demons, goblins and all manner of creatures, and of course the cheerleaders were some kind of bunnies, heaven forbid they should do anything other than the standard I’m a slut make up. Still they looked at her as she passed then huddled in chat and childlike giggles.
She found the bar and grabbed herself an orange juice, she wasn’t about to get all stupid with alcohol though she suspected even the orange juice had some in it, as she looked through the patrons of the party she felt oddly content, then things changed as another party goer arrived except this one caught her eye, tall, a dark coat then went to the ground, long hair, she couldn’t tell if it was a costume but from here he looked amazing, perhaps some kind of vampire lord she thought and sipped her orange.
There was something seriously odd with this guy, he simply walked past the cheerleaders, he did throw them a glance then simply carried on, he was a presence that caught everybody’s attention as he made his way through the room, she had of course failed to notice that the end of his passage through the party guests placed him squarely beside her.
“You look good” He spoke softly, she squeaked in surprise and of course that caused everyone to look at her, she smiled meekly then looked back to him, his eyes were an odd shade of green, his words made her blush just a little but the looks on the popular girls faces, those were what made her happy inside, the cute guy was paying attention to her.
“M, me?!” She croaked and awkwardly took another sip of orange mentally scolding herself for been so stupid.
“Yes, you look good” he replied cracking open a beer bottle with an effortless ease.
“I’m Stacy” she said watching his reaction a moment
“Kane” A soft reply “I think we should go sit outside, it’s such a pleasant night outdoors”
She didn’t argue as she followed him through the house and out of the back doors, the odd thing was as they exited the house she didn’t recognise the place they now, she instantly knew she wasn’t where she started, she felt funny inside as she slid to the ground her eyes closing the world going dark.
As she stirred she could smell the forest, the air vibrant and so very fresh as she pushed herself to her knees she looked around the moon was oddly bright casting light down through the trees, almost magical, the she pushed herself back suddenly feeling uneasy as she quickly realised this was not home.
“Ah your awake, that’s good I wasn’t sure you’d wake” Kane stated as he strode from the trees carrying a pile of wood which he promptly threw in a pile as a fire flickered to life, she hadn’t seen a match so that was odd she thought
“Where … what … “She stopped as her mind raced “You kidnapped me?”
“Kidnap is such a strong word” He replied softly “You can go home if you want, just get up and walk right back into those trees, back to that party and all this will be forgotten” his voice was oddly calming and she could detect no danger to him he simply looked at her and waited for her answer
“Home? As in? I’m not there now?” Her tone still oddly confused and her mind still racing at the fact that something wasn’t adding up here
“No you’re not home, nor are you, on earth, well your version of it at least” Kane replied gently, his tone patient as she fought to find a grip, worse still understand that last statement
“Great, I find a cute guy and he is an alien and abducts me” She shook her head now trying to wake up from what she could only consider a dream
“No” Again his tone level and sincere “A second dimension that exists beside your own, that’s why I was able to use the door as a jump, for us at least, I just thought you might like a little freedom, and some time to think things through, your mind is so chaotic, but as I said if you want to leave you are free to do so”
Stacy had now backed into a fallen tree stump that allowed her to rest against and hopefully gain some perspective on this whole thing, she had in essence been kidnapped by some kind of inter dimensional traveller, or she was having a very bad hallucination right now and any second those grad kids would burst through the trees laughing and calling her names, though the forest beyond looked very odd indeed.
“So not dreaming?” She shook her head trying to shift the odd feeling in her mind
“That will pass, human minds tend to take a day or two to adjust to the” He paused as if looking for the right word “Physics, I guess, our realms laws are a little different to those of your world”
“What you can fly?” She retorted a little childishly now
“Some not all, I can’t but some races can, witches mostly, dragonkin perhaps depends on the strength of the bloodline in most cases” He shrugged as if this was a perfectly rational explanation, she breathed a moment and decided to try and get answers from the top
“Ok, ok fine, let’s try to understand this in a way my primitive brain can handle, why me? And why now?” She asked
“That depends on your view of things, you see this as a kidnapping or sick joke perhaps, a dream even, I assure none of the above are correct, I am not holding you against your will and you can as I have said on more than one occasion leave at any time, however you wanted to escape the life you had, you believe you are destined for better things, I believe you may find that here, you by choice or by design wanted to escape, I have provided that” He replied with a soft smile then stretched his legs forward and then back to his chest.
“Huh, so you’re here to save me from my miserable life? Erm, you do know people are kind of going to miss me” She sighed in frustration at his lack of helpful answers
“Yes well, that can be fixed, or left to other side to determine, people disappear there all the time” He replied almost matter of fact and simple, as if things really worked that easily
“I have family, friends” She replied
It was then she caught the faint shimmer in the trees, and beyond she saw the distorted view of the kitchen she had previously occupied, the cheerleaders were pointing and giggling and then sneering as they pointed in her direction, well as in her direction as a dimensional sense could indicate
“Where is here?” She asked
“This is the Everlands, think of it as a collection of your fantasy worlds, what you believe to be fantasy has a more practical application here, magic as you would call it is very much real magicka here in our realm, of course staying here is not without its danger to yourself”
“And I can go home whenever I choose?” She asked again
“Yes” Was simple reply, gentle and to the point as he looked to her
“Ok then, so were you planning on keeping me here in this forest?” She asked, if nothing else knowing she could go home meant she should at least explore this land a little, a little freedom right now was better than the mind numbing trap that waited for her beyond that shimmering mass another second and it was simply a path into the forest, her way home gone for now.
“Of course my little one” He replied and a second later his hand was helping her to her feet it was an odd moment as his touch set something inside her a warm fuzzy kind of feeling.