by Harbinger of Death
I am so stressed lately, Euterpe sighed, sitting back in the sauna.
I know what you mean. With almost all the hunters dead, I have nobody to dress up
for, said Baucis.
With them dead, you have nobody to live for, Bona Dea teased. Baucis threw a
towel at her.
Im really enjoying this. I need more steam though. aneXa poured a little
water on the stones. They hissed and emitted a new cloud of steam.
Then they heard a little *click*. What was that? asked Euterpe, sitting up and
looking around. Is someone biting their nails?
No, I kicked that habit three months ago, Dea said, annoyed.
Let me see if anyones outside. Baucis went to open the door and take a
look, but it wouldnt budge. Hey! Its stuck. Give me a hand. She
motioned aneXa over to help her, and the two girls pushed on it, but it still didnt
Whose brilliant idea was it to put a lock on the outside of a sauna? demanded
There isnt one, Euterpe said.
They looked at each other, knowing it was too much of an oddity to be a coincidence.
Okay, lets not panic.
Right. Well just keep still and quiet until somebody comes to look for
I dont think theyll be looking for me here. I lied and said I was going
to help clean the dorm bathrooms.
Uh-oh. I weaseled out of chores too.
Yeah, me too.
Okay, this could be a problem.
They sat quietly for a moment. Well, hey, as long as we dont put any more
water on, the steam should die after a while, right? Bona Dea said.
Right! said aneXa, and promptly lost her balance and knocked the whole rest of
the pail of water directly onto the rocks. The room filled with an opaque mass of steam
that was thicker than the thickest fog. They couldnt see a thing. They could barely
breathe. With no one to open the door for them, and no way to release the hot air, they
swiftly ceased to function, and withered away in the lap of luxury.
Posted on Oct 27 1999, 11:51 AM