Maqesh waved his hand and Lu went flying backwards. Maqesh grabbed the sword’s handle and slowly pulled it out, grimacing all the way. He stared at the clean blade. “Cute.” He then raised, his arm ready to throw the sword when it suddenly exploded.
"Was that cute, too?" Lu asked.
I attacked Maqesh with my pipe, but he easily waved me off. Still, my attack managed to give Lu enough time to freeze him solid, but Maqesh quickly melted through it.
The two magicians locked up, both glowing with magical energy. Their glow became so bright I had to turn away. There was an explosion and they were thrown apart. Lu slammed into a far wall and collapsed. Maqesh went tumbling in the other direction. He started to get up and I attacked him with my pipe. Maqesh waved his hand at me. It was not a strong push, only enough to tip me over.”No, human,” he said. “I am not yet finished.”
I could see the Sharkwoman creeping up behind him. Her head was changing, transforming. Her hair was pulling back into her scalp. I could see her skin getting greyer, her eyes turning black. I could see her mouth grow, her teeth get sharp.Her dorsal fin pushed out of her back. She had reversed her usual transformation! Her body was still human but her head was that of a shark!
The Sharkwoman stepped up behind the rising Maqesh, bit down, and tore his head off. She spit his head onto the ground and it rolled several feet away. I moved toward it and was startled when its eyes moved to look at me. Maqesh’s body remained unmoving, partially upright, in midst of standing up. It didn’t flop over, lifeless. I expected it to begin moving. “Step away from it,” Lu said, picking himself up.
I glanced at the head. It snarled at me. I stepped back. Lu, with his seal in hand, walked up to the still moving head. “I told you, you would not win, Maqesh. I told you we would defeat you.” He pressed the seal against Maqesh’s forehead as the disembodied head tried to bite him. “Go back to the darkness, demon! Begone!” The head lit up like a jack-o-lantern and it suddenly burst into flames. The flames went away in a puff of smoke leaving behind only dust.
to be continued next week
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