Author's Note: Guess what? I remembered to post on Friday! Yay! Have a lovely week!
When I found the little eight-year-olds, they were doing something stupid. Of course they were. I swear when they were born, it was without any form of self-preservation. But this is a different world? Whatever, they still act like dorks.
Terra and Tammy were bugging the living daylights out of that Lily girl. Which would have been hilarious to watch, had Lily not been smirking. That girl was going to enjoy trying to kill them, but I was going to enjoy giving her flying lessons if she even came close.
“Naughty girls don’t get any of the cake that’s sitting in the dining hall.” Lilith’s piercing voice sing-songed, her Cheshire grin positively gleeful. “Naughty girls get the poison,” She snickered to herself as the girls dropped one more book over the railing onto her head, before speeding off.
“Never suspected you as the type of person to go after little girls,” I said, focusing on shedding the invisibility I had been using to my advantage. Smirks always look better on girls who aren’t transparent, after all.
“Sarcasm. Nice. Unfortunately for those little girls, all I have to do is keep you busy until they eat it. Then you can’t stop me.”
“Stupidity. Nice,“ I mimicked her, inching my way to the middle of the hallway. “You know, they say sarcasm is the body’s natural defense against stupidity. You certainly don’t look like a genius, but maybe you’ll surprise me.”
She snarled, advancing on me. I used it to my advantage, taking steps without being noticed in her rage. “You think you can win spitting quips? Obviously, my plan has already worked on you, however smart you think you are.”
“No, you didn’t turn out to be a genius after all. How many cheesy kids’ movies did you watch before enacting this plan? Yeesh, you sound as if you’re trying to convince yourself that the plan will work.”
I finally got into the spot Lilith was previously in as I was talking. Lily unwittingly helped me in the half-cocked plan I had worked out in my head by stepping into the spot I needed her to be in, and I acted. Crouching down, low to the ground, I snatched up one of the books Terra and Tammi had dropped, coming up to smack the dictionary-thick book hard against her face, cracking her head to the side. Her face split open in a line where the hardcover had hit, blood already pooling in the wound. I smacked her over the head for good measure, only dropping it when I saw her crumble into the ground and stay there.
I didn’t know if it was because she took a hint or I actually did some damage, but I didn’t care enough to check. It’s not as if I had a fragile ego anyway. It was firmly planted, way too big to be good for me, and it believed I was a superior warrior, so who was I to judge? Dashing to the stairs, I only hoped I could find the dining hall before the girls got to snack.