Euphoria Blake: Infernally Divine
Chapter Two: Summoning Darkness
She had travel long and far in the world, in search for an answer. She honed her skills and researched what she could about magic and witchcraft. Many of which were superstitius mythological nonsense, but in the heart of an African ruin she found something.
A summoning ritual for Antares, but... It required a hundred souls to summon, but her resolve did not falter. Then after leaving Africa, she left for North America, where her collection started. At first, the masses thought she was a vigilante, kiling only the criminals. But months of collecting earned her the title of a serial killer, ducking the authorities she was nearly done.
Finally she settled in New York at an abandoned factory, drawing many ritual circles on the walls and floors. Placing a tub of blood from the fallen in the center, she continued to cut her hand and drop her own into the mix. As she chanted, a demon was taking form from the blood, and arose in darkness. "Why doest thou summon me?" "I've summoned you to reclaim what I've lost." With a dark and menacing chuckle, he responded. "Thou hath not the slightest idea of what will befall the!" "I simply want my family back. That's all."
"For this thou needeth my services?" She clutched her hands reaffirming her will. "I will pay whatever the price is!" "what thou seeketh is far from simple, thou knows not what will be required." Hesitantly she answered, "What do I need?"
"What thou need, is myself." "Go on." "Free me of these bonds, and I shall find thy parents." "How do I know you aren't trying to trick me?" "Because our goals coincide. To recover thy parents, I must cross through realms." "Lies." Angered by this, he suddenly burst intl flames to intimidate her. "Either sign my freedom or you never see you parents again!" Her judgement clouded by fear of never setting eyes on her beloved mother and father, made her irrational. "How do I free you?" "Simple. You've already shed your own blood, just finish the chant."
She sensed danger, but shadow was outside. She quickly rolled away, and saw a dark tendril had alsmost stabbed her in the back. She drew her bow and arrows, and shot him repeatedly. "ARRGGGHH!!" The holy water burning his flesh, and flailing about as if on fire. "You will Pay for this!!! ARRGGHH!!!"
"I see you're not speaking old english anymore. I guess we'll see about that." She quickly knelt and slapped the ritual circle with her bloody hand and began to chant. "Bound in blood, the hate thay floods, sealed by earth. What's yours is mine, your worth no longer yours, I bind you to your word." Chains suddenly shooting from all directions where the circles were drawn, restrained and burnt him.
"I accept to give you freedom on my terms. Your life is bound to mine and likewise. Don't worry, your not in my service as long as you find them. However. Know this: I can kill you if you breach contract." Suddenly the room exploded with fire and was blasted through the doors.
As shadow dragged her to safety, she was recovering from her wounds all to quickly. She had been given power, but the world erupted in chaos. Mythical monsters and beings sprung to life, and worst of all... Antaros was free.