The Harpy’s grip on the gun never wavers as he levels the automatic at my forehead. It’s black mouth sneers, knowing I was going to die no matter what I did or said. The Leviathan stands over to one side, glaring fiercely at me through cold, dead pan eyes. He could have chosen a better place for me to die. The location(from what I saw after my blind fold was removed) was a warehouse, its broken eyes crying tears of broken glass and its numerous doors vomiting piles of rubbish and old leaves. Not a particularly auspicious place to die
The thought ran unbidden through my mind, corrupting the freezing fear tearing through me. I guess I should be grateful for small mercies.
“Come now Phoenix. I know you have it.” The Leviathan’s voice grated upon my ears, roaring like water crashing over a cliff face.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about.” I spat.
The Leviathan nods at one of the Harpy’s who stand by watching. I grimace at the slimy tentacle as it makes contact with a slap, leaving a trail of mucus in its wake. I gritted my teeth. All I had to do was hold out until Pegasus and Griffin arrived here and saved the day. Worry gnawed at me. They should have been here by now. Leviathan smirked.
If you didn’t know Leviathan you could easily mistake him for a perfectly respectable business man in his smart suit and tie. It was only when you got to know him that you realised he was an evil maniac who was actually a giant sea serpent when in his true form. At the moment he was glaring at me with hate filled eyes, his mind probably thinking of six different ways of killing me.
“Do not lie to me Phoenix. You were there when your fellow Immortal Griffin stole it from it.” His voice was fast becoming a low, threatening hiss that reminded me a lot of the waves washing up onto the beach.
“I’ve already said that I don’t have you’re stupid essence!”
Leviathan tutts and paces from side to side. “We both know that’s not true my friend. I hope you realise I am prepared to do anything to get it back.”
I can’t help but laugh. “You do know who I am right?”
“Oh yes, I’m fully aware of who you are…Phoenix.”
A shiver runs down my spine and I send out a silent plea for my fellow immortals to hurry. I didn’t want to die, even if it was only temporary. Death, no matter what form it comes in, is painful.
There is a crash and Leviathan and his Harpy’s glance up to see the roof caving as Pegasus and Griffin fly to the rescue.
“Boy am I glad to see you guys.” I shouted.
A smile splits Griffin’s beak. “Will you ever not get into trouble?”
“Probably not.” I answer sheepishly.
“Well I hate to break up this little reunion.” Leviathan drawls, gesturing towards the gun wielding Harpy.
The last few moments blur together. Pegasus gallops towards me, Leviathan laughs as he steps backwards through one of his portals and a loud explosion tears through the warehouse.
I see the blur of the bullet as it greedily tears up the air to get to me and the beginning of an agonising, sharp pain. Slowly, surely everything fade to a deep, colourless black from which there is no escape.