|Emerald walked around the area, carefully checking out each booth. She'd seen some of the other deaths, and they just weren't for her. |
She saw Joxer on the other side of the crowd and didn't want him to inadvertantly walk into one of the booths. At least not without HER! She ran over to where Joxer stood looking confused.
"Hiya Em!" Joxer said enthusiastically, giving her a big hug. "This is some kind of thing you Debs have going every year. Personally I don't get it."
"That's okay," she said, giving him a kiss on the cheek. "I know you don't like pain anyway. Then again, it'd be nice if you could come to the post death party at the mansion this year."
Joxer's face brightened, then fell again. He started to back away. "Gee, Em. I, uh... I'd really like to come to the party and all, but that death thing..."
"But Joxer..." Em started towards him, which made him take a few quick steps backwards. Unfortunately, he tripped backwards, up the stairs, into the gallows area. His head slipped right into the noose. The handler was startled (and thrilled!), and he pulled the lever. Joxer's eyes opened wide as his feet suddenly had nothing supporting them.
This attendant had used razor wire, and the unfortunate effect was that it cut Joxer's head clean off. It fell to the platform and bounced down the stairs as his body continued to the ground below. The weight of head and helmet carried them bouncing away. It rolled awkwardly, and the startled handler went chasing after it, never hearing Emerald's sobbing cries of "Joxer, my Joxer!"
Em curled up in a fetal position and wished for death. She couldn't possibly live without Joxer, but she was too grief-stricken to get up and go to one of the ready attendants. Presently, a unicorn came walking up and nuzzled her. She held on to his mane, and let him pull her up. Despondently, she let the unicorn pull her back to the barn where she sat down in the straw next to him.
Harby saw Emerald leave with the unicorn and rolled his eyes. Seriously, he thought to himself (or herself :p) that girl needs to diversify. I mean she used to dig Iolaus and Cupid and Rafe and all, but that Joxer shows up and she has just lost it. Harby quickly followed Emerald, grabbing an evil imp on the way. Quickly, Harby whispered the simple plan in the wizard's ear, and then went back to supervise the death-tivities.
Em sat in the straw, with the unicorn occasionally nuzzling her, but she'd forgotten to bring any carrots with her. She heard some footsteps in the barn and looked up to see a gnarled wand, held by a scabrous hand, pointed at her face. She barely had time to think Finally! when she had become a pile of golden-colored hay.
Em thought, Okay, this pretty much sucks.
Her death was slow and painful as the hungry unicorn began eating the hay. With each bite, she felt a piece of her being pulled apart and chewed up. After what seemed like hours, the last piece of hay was being chewed by a now-happy unicorn, and Em's last thought was, I wonder if I'll still be a pile of hay at the party, and if I am, will Joxer still dance with me?
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