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The Dangerous Life of Agnes Pyle
by Jeremy C Kester
(c) Jeremy C Kester – All Rights Reserved
Brandt pushed against the hide of the demon with all his strength. Not much of it was left to him, but he tried anyway. The shock was also still registering in his mind: he single-handedly took down an Ammit. Such a feat had never been done before. No Sentry could do it alone. He was only hoping to survive an escape.
There was no give. He was pressed deep into the slop of the ground with nowhere to anchor himself. Getting out of there was now going to be the issue.
Blood was now flowing out of more areas than his head after the fight. The initial stab in the demon’s backside wasn’t the last that he had to perform. The beast bucked him off and had thrown him against the wall. Fortunately for Brandt the demon became mired in the mud and slime of the ground eventually sinking just enough to limit the creature’s movements. All that he had to do was to just avoid the jaws. That was all that he was able to avoid though.
The situation was hopeless, yet again. He looked around trying to see exactly what he was faced with at the moment. Nothing was immediately available. At least he could still breathe.
He pressed again. Nothing. The beast wasn’t going to move.
Worse yet, his estoc was also pinned next to him and wasn’t going to move either. Cutting through the beast was a possibility if only he could free his blade. He spent the next few minutes even trying to shift enough to reach it. Only his fingertips reached the pommel. It was going to take a lot more effort, but all that he could feel was a waning energy.
He wished again that he was in one of those worlds in the spirit realm that allowed for levitation or flying. How long does it take for a demon to dissolve when it is killed?
This mission had overstayed its welcome in Brandt’s mind. He cursed the rift that brought him there. He cursed the demon that lay upon him. He cursed the conduits that sent him there. He especially cursed Lef who would likely have been laughing at this situation with great joy.
Nearly an hour passed before the demon’s remains began to decompose. He was free. At least he was until he was staring down at another Sentry.
And she did not look pleased to see him.
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