"If I don’t kill him first," the Sharkwoman said before jumping into battle.
"You always attract the sweetest girls, Frank," Tilly said.
"Maqesh!" the Sharkwoman screamed. "Get away from Lu!"
Maqesh rotated in the air until he was looking right at her. “Gruesser?’ he laughed. “Aw, how sweet, you came after your love? Well, that was awfully dumb of you.” Maqesh’s hands lit up with magical energy.
I had to move quick or he’d fry the Sharkwoman alive. She didn’t have enough experience with legs to be able to escape him. I ran out the other side. “Maqesh!” I yelled, waving my arms.
"And the human," Maqesh said with glee. "You’re all here, ready to die together."
"We’re not going to be the ones dying."
Maqesh broke out in laughter. “You are just too much, human! Too much! Perhaps, I should keep you alive to amuse me when I’m feeling bored.”
"You’re not going to win, Maqesh."
"And who’s going to stop me? You?"
"No," General Zlodeyskiy said, stepping out of his palace. "I will."
"And who is this?" Maqesh asked. "Another of your friends?"
"I am the ruler of this land!" Zlodeyskiy yelled. "I will defend it from all foreign powers! None will take my power from me!"
"And what power do you have, little human? I have defeated your soldiers, slain your monsters, destroyed your flying machines. What else do you have?"
"I have Dragons!" The gates behind him opened and a pair of dragons came running out. One was short and fat and had tiny wings and breathing problem. The other was incredibly long and moved like a snake, swinging its body back and forth. It also seemed to have difficulty lifting its head.
"These are your dragons?" Maqesh asked.
"I also have one more." He pointed up and we all looked just in time to see the creature fly in. The first thing I noticed was its huge bat wings. Each one was the size of a bus. With each flap, it was like being caught in a hurricane. It roared, letting out a loud screech. The other two dragons answered in their own way. Even after all I had seen in that other dimension, I was floored. THIS was a DRAGON. A real live dragon!
"That’s a little better," Maqesh said. "But is he more than just a pretty face?"
"Dragons!" Zlodeyskiy shouted. "Crush!"
Fire flew from the dragons mouth. Maqesh raised his hands to stop it, but the flames got past his defenses consuming him completely.
to be continued next week
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