Prisons and Palaces Pt2 Ch11It was midnight before I finally was able to go to sleep, way past my usual bedtime. I was used to curling up with a good book by 9 and reading until 10. Then up at 6:30 to start my day. When I was a kid, I always felt that planning world domination was best done in the morning when everyone else was in a half zombie state. And I guess the "early bird" cycle had just stuck with me.I was troubled by the fact that Eris, even though annoying, usually was correct when she indicated that doom was on its way. I had no doubt that I had enemies who were poised to strike. I could only hope that I could build up an army strong enough to defeat anything that came my way. I could handle Mindy....she had even more enemies than I did, and I hoped to make friends out of all of them.With these thoughts in mind, I finally drifted off into unconsciousness.
Prisons and Palaces Pt2 Ch10How wonderful, the Goddess of Chaos herself decides to come rapping on my chamber door. Well, so much for going to bed at a decent hour. I needed to alert Grim and Irwin. I almost caught myself calling for Grim at the top of my lungs considering I was still in a somewhat foul mood after feuding with Billy. So, I calmed myself a bit, counted to 10, then toggled the intercom."Grim, Irwin, could you both come to my office please? We've unexpected dealings with an old...friend."They both acknowledged, although Grim seemed a mite irritated. Maybe he was watching his shows? I really didn't care.After a few moments, Grim and Irwin pretty much arrived at the same time, and of course, Grim WAS watching his shows."What is now, Mandy? I was watching Wheel of Poverty." Five points for me, I thought. Irwin smirked slightly and mouthed quietly that it was a rerun anyway."Eris has just paid me a visit." Both of them reacted pretty much as expected."ERIS, dat erratic cyclone? What does she be wa
Prisons and Palaces Pt2 Ch9I was still reeling with fury as I walked out of the apartment. Seeing that the castle car Billy had taken home the night before was still parked in the lot, I decided to take it back instead of walking. As I suspected, the key was still in the ignition. Since he had gone off in a semi-fit last night I figured he would forget the little things. If he wanted to go somewhere, let him take his clunker car or walk! And hopefully, none of that until he was sober.It was growing dark by now and I wasn't going to be caught outside at night, being a young, single woman and Queen to boot. I also knew there were probably still people in this town who remembered me from childhood and would probably not be happy with the thought of me being Queen until I proved myself. I started the car and headed back to my new home.Billy was such a liar! I was sure he wasn't a virgin, he was just saying that to make himself look good. I was kicking myself for letting slip MY secret about it. Even if he was tell
Prisons and Palaces Pt2 Ch8I saw dat me last comment had been taken de wrong way, so I decided to try and fix it. "Mandy, I meant simply dat seeing you in yer birthday suit makes Billy realize how much he loves you. Tink of it as de whole package kinda ting." All she did was glare, I was jus' makin' it worse!"PACKAGE!?" Mandy was livid! "Well, I certainly don't intent to be UNWRAPPED by the likes of him!"Ok, wrong word, but I'm certain Billy would never compare you to some streetwalker, and if you'd CALM DOWN, I'm sure you'd realize dat. Let's face it, da man would step in front of a train for you.""Either you LEAVE or teleport ME to Billy's!"Grim could see that Mandy had been spun up rather well, and it would be some time before she calmed down, so he relented."I tink...I'll leave. Dat way you can calm down a bit on yer way to Billy's. I suggest ya walk. Oh, and I am truly sorry for laughing at you. Choosing to remain an innocent in dis crazy day and age is morally commendable."I leaned in an' kissed her
Prisons and Palaces Pt2 Ch7At 7:00 I was served a five course dinner, something that I wasn't used to, but certainly wasn't going to turn away. The chef had stayed on, since Mindy has expensive tastes (something she didn't allow the rest of Endsville to take advantage of..they still were confined to the fried burger and pizza joints) and I knew I was truly going to be eating like a Queen for once in my life. I made a mental note though to make sure that potential restaurant proprieters knew they could open up new places in the Endsville under my rule.It was wonderful...I could feel the power surging through my veins and the respect and love of my subjects. Granted it made me feel somewhat "superior" but I felt guilty for that and figured it would pass once I got used to things. The important thing is I was making a difference, and having my name and face in lights was just a nice side benefit of the job.I was cutting into my Chicken Cordon Bleu when Grim suddenly appeared in front of me."Ah, there you are. Ch