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Lourdes of Loki part 23 - Loki
"Dad!" I stopped right in the middle of the side walk, the suite dude behind us cursing as he almost walked into me, busy as he was talking on his phone.
"Yes, cupcake!" my father made a hundred megawatt grin as I turned to face him.
"What are you doing here?"
"Came to listen to you, my dear. And your friend. You did fine both of you."
"Oh," my face turned long. "The trial! I never expected..." I composed myself. "However I'm grateful, dad. Thanks for coming!"
"Oh, certainly! How could I miss not coming and giving my daughter some support? And it was mighty fun as well, you gave that stuck-up and arrogant lawyer the chew up he needed. The chew-up most of his kind need to be true."
At that he reached for me and took me in his arms, and for a long time we hugged, blocking the side walk for people wanting to pass. Hugging back, I inhaled his particular smell, the leather jacket, the after-shave, those Turkish cigarettes, a faint trace of coffee and of banana. And most of the entire dad sm
Lourdes of Loki part 22 - The trial
"I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth," I echoed. After that the judge told me I could sit down. For the first time in my life I felt stage fever. Then again, I had never taken the stage as a witness in a trial. Not to mention an US one. And I regretted I had turned down the chance to have a French interpreter, not because I wasn't fluent in English, but a translator would've given me just the slightest moral support plus the seconds spent translating what was being said would doubtlessly give me moments to think. I was perplexed by the jumpiness of my own nerves, I was after all but a witness here, a victim.
The one on trial was sitting opposite of me, the Asgardian Tiwal Eustatos, the man who had attacked Gaetania and me on Halloween, when we had been on our way to a Halloween costume party hosted by Ezra and Valdo. He had been dressed up as a mummy, to hide his tarnished face, armed with a spray can filled with some corrosive acid and his aim had been
Lourdes of Loki part 21 - Attention Seeker
Gaetania was sitting curled up in front of the TV set, eating strawberry yoghurt and watching Urban Angels when I returned from New York. That's the soap where about half of the cast has been injected with my ambrosia, so it's sort of funny to watch them. Almost makes us proud.
"So how was it?" she shifted her attention from the set and faced me. "You found your mother?"
"I did," I said solemnly as I dumped my backpack on the floor, kicked off the shoes and joined my friend in the sofa.
"Tell!" she urged. So I did, it's after all not really that interesting to see if Ethan and Cheryl would get together yet another time or not.
"When we had learned about those creepy Vodou demons, mother and I both felt that we needed to bound. And Poseidon understood that as well, so he excused himself and went to visit some friends he has at Manhattan. So mum and I..."
"Wait, Lou! Did you just say Voodoo?"
"Well, Poseidon uses the old name, Vodou. But that's what they are. Vodou demons. Not rea
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