“B O O K O F S H A D O W S…”
I gasped and stopped when an unfamiliar voice ripped through my mind. It was completely different to Sachiko’s and it startled me to the point where I felt like I would have gone into a seizure of sorts. I slowly turned my head towards the alleyway where the voice had called for me.
“Hello?” I whispered uncertainly “Who’s there?”
I was motivated to move down that alleyway and stopped beside the dumpsters where a book with a skull at the front lay. I frowned and crouched down towards it. Books shouldn’t be treated like this. I picked it up and gazed upon the spooky cover in wonder.
“You’re beautiful, why would anyone throw you away like this?” I asked before feeling it some more.
It felt like animal hide, it must have been expensive. I opened it and felt the pages which had foreign words and runes inscribed on them. I flinched at the unusual texture.
“Skin?” I whispered as I shook on the spot “What kind of book are you?”
I flicked through the pages thoughtfully before coming to terms that this was some book of witchcraft. How interesting though, very interesting. Such topics always fascinated me. So I decided to close the book and take it home with me where I could read it. I won’t practice any of the magic, however, such taboo acts should never be practiced by a mere human like me, right?