The CAP - Unexpected Help
A soft breeze wafted through the Belfry. Antares settled herself in the open window of
her stone walled room. The heat down below was oppressive, but up in her aerie the soft
breeze made the temperatures quite
The stray black tom cat that frequented the tower soon got tired of playing with the
billowing curtains and jumped up in her lap. She absently scratched his ear as he butted
his head up against her chest. Antares had taken to calling him Dis, she didn't think he
really belonged to anyone, but he helped to keep Maurice and company out of her room. She
was glad of his help, who knows what Maurice's boss would have them up to, if they could
actually gain entrance to the bell tower.
Antares leaned her head against the wall. She could hear the murmuring of voices. Few knew
of the peculiar acoustic qualities of the tower. She could sometimes hear whispered
conversations from far away when the wind was right. As far as Antares could tell hers was
the only room where these remote conversations could be heard.
The silky furred Dis gave a few licks to his shoulder with his light pink tongue, and
curled himself up in Antares' lap. The sound of BlueTopaz's voice caught her attention.
Ceasing the random musings of her mind, Antares concentrated on the words. Bt's voice was
soon joined by the concerned voices of Jackie, Keleos and Birdly. Other voices were there
too. Was that Manto's she heard, or was it Ladybug's. Maybe it was both of them.
Their dire tones spurred Antares to action. She jumped up, dislodging the dozing cat and
hurried down to the Underworld. They needed help, and she knew just how to secure the help
of the ruler of the Underworld.
Hades was after all Astraea's uncle.
Posted on Aug 09 1999, 09:44 AM
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