“Just a couple more minutes”
Magnus groaned as his arms tried to turn off the alarm. His eyes snapped open as he realized that wasn’t an alarm. He sat up straight and picked up the phone quickly. “ Hello! This is the Supernatural Investigation Agency. How may we help you?”
He was a complete mess. His hair was in a wild disarray and black circles had begun to form around his eyes. His office was surrounded with a mess of papers. Yet he had a big smile on his face as this was his first call. You see, Magnus had set up a business of sorts which dealt with supernatural phenomena such as strange dreams or irrational illnesses that came from nowhere. He had to deal with tons of paperwork but managed to get it off the ground.
“This is extremely urgent. I think the devil possessed a bunch of kids! There are five kids with this crazed look in their eye and their slamming a bat into a hanged donkey” A shrill voice said on the other side.
“Ma’m. Tell me where you are.” Magnus said as he wore his usual outfit.
“3630, 3rd Ave. Bronx, New York” The woman said.
He noted that it wasn’t that far away from here and hung up the phone. He felt the Mana Particles around him rush to the back of him and pushed on him -sending him flying. It gave him a good boost.
Magnus finally made it to the area and pulled out the Wand of Watoomb. He wouldn’t be able to play around if it was a demon. He was in slight fear as he never had the chance to fight an actual demon. Magnus held his breath and got ready to cast a spell.
A woman came up to him with blonde hair and brown eyes. “Thank the Lord that you came! There are the possessed children” She says pointing to a backyard. Magnus nodded and ran towards the fence. He jumped over the fence and landed into a role. Once he stood up, he said, “Get ready to go back to hell!” Mana particles materialized around him ready to be used.
He felt sweat drop from his face as he saw…..a group of children beating up a pinata turned to him with confusion and fear. Several adults turned to him in confusion and anger. Magnus put two and two together and guessed that the women assumed that the birthday party was some kind of demonic ritual. ‘You have to be fucking kidding me’ He thought.
An hour had passed and Magnus was sitting back in his wheelchair. “What kind of dumbass confuses a birthday party for a satanic ritual!” He yells as he slams a miniature globe into the wall. “Why can’t my first case be something like fighting the Lord of Nightmares or defeating some arcane beast. Nooooooo, just calls of cats climbing into trees” Mana particles around him swirled around the room causing different items in the room to levitate in the air.
“H-holy shit! You can actually use magic” A surprised, young voice said from the door.
Magnus’ head snapped to the direction of the door. “Yes. I apologize for the outburst. What is it that you need?” He said as his eyes glanced over at a young woman who seemed to be of indian heritage. Her long,dark hair shone under the sun while her brown eyes glinted with fear.
“I-I need some help. My name is Parvati Kama” The woman mumbled out of her mouth as she toyed with her fingers.
“Parvati Kama? Names of two Indian goddesses. What do you need help with?” Magnus said as he snapped his finger -altering time to make his hair go back to normal.
“I’ve been having….strange dreams. They’re absolutely terrible.” Parvati said as she shuddered.
“I’m gonna need more details than that to come up with a conclusion. What was it? A killer clown?” Magnus said, making a small joke.
“I was surrounded by a mess of flesh and the smell of rotten flesh. No. It was more like the ground I stood on was made up of moving flesh. Sometimes I saw the faces of people screaming out for help on the floor. But what was the worst was….it. The place had giant green tentacles wrapped around it which looked like it was ..searching for something. There was one time when one of the tentacles found me. It held me up with some invisible force as this green energy surrounded my body. I flew up into the sky and saw it. A giant red eye which radiated pure evil.” Parvati said, clutching her chest as tears began coming out.
“It’s okay. I can say for sure something supernatural is going on. Listen, I’m going to need you to sleep here tonight. I’ll be using my magic to enter your dreams. Hopefully I can get to the bottom of this” Magnus says, giving a reassuring smile.
“I don’t know but there is something about you saying that I can trust you” Parvati says smiling.
* Five Hours Later *
“Everything is going to be okay. I’m gonna need you to be relaxed and trust me” Magnus says looking at Parvati who was laying down in his bed.
“But what if it does it further? What if it decides to eat me alive this time? What if-” Parvati stopped with a slight blush as Magnus put his finger on her lips to shush her.
“I’ve done this a million times. This time is no different” Magnus says lying as he never even entered someone’s dream in his life.
However, Parvati believed him and began to calm her nerves. “Here’s a glass of water” He says, handing her a glass.
She took a couple of sips of the water. “T..ank..ou” She says as the room started spinning and energy began draining from her body. She began to feel the warm bliss of sleep.
The glass fell from her hands as Magnus caught it. ‘Sorry but it would’ve taken you way too long to sleep’ He thinks as he gets into a meditation pose. ‘Breath. Just calm down your nerves’ Magnus brought a gun to his head and shot it. It was a trigger for him to do an astral projection.
Magnus looked at his glowing hands and shook his head. As interesting as it would be to test some things out, business came before pleasure. He tapped Parvati’s head and felt a suction effect -pulling him into her dreams.
He was floating in the middle of a strange world of moving, rotting flesh. He held his nose as he smelled the scent of rotting fish. Bile seemingly crawled up his throat before going back down. Magnus saw a giant, green tentacle which had enough size to wrap around skyscrapers with ease. He looked around and saw a trembling Parvati surrounded by multiple tentacles.
“By the Peaceful Nature of Galinia, Halt!” Magnus recited as a white energy emanated off of his body causing the tentacles to slightly recoil.
“Magnus? You actually came” Parvati says, shocked.
“I keep my promises” He responded back as a bolt of mystical energy sent him flying.
“H̶̛̩̏̈́̀é̴̬l̴̜̮̠̒̔ļ̶͇͠ǒ̸̡͖͍͒͆ͅ ̷̲̥̪̏ã̴̞̅p̵̢͖͋̓̐̂p̷̨̝͊̍͛r̷̡̲̹͕͋̍e̷͚̹͒́t̷̛̘̭ĭ̴̤̳̰̿͘n̶̬̘̹̽̈̓c̶̨̗͝e̵̯̤̬̽͋ ̸̨̓o̷̝̩̟͋́ͅf̵̨̩̤̀̋̓͘ ̸̞̝̄̏̅t̴̡̧̄̔͋ḧ̵̼́̀̏̅e̵̛̙͙ ̴̙̃͌͝S̶͎͔̭̉͌̆o̸̫̐̓̓ṛ̶͊͌̉̈́c̶͕͂͊e̶͔̗͝r̴͈̳͋͆̒̚e̷̗̱̙͒r̴̨̽̚͘ ̴̫̓̏̽͝S̴̼̞̩̞̃ü̴̮̗͖͋̐͝p̶̦͠͝ṟ̴͊͜ȩ̸̛̩͇̅m̵̢͠e̸͔̞̘̋̀͝.̷̫́ͅ “ The voice came from everywhere but nowhere at the same time. It was archaic and powerful. Magnus could both understand and wasn’t capable of comprehending the voice.
“Hello, Big and Ugly” Magnus said, wincing as he held his side. “Mind telling me what the hell is going on?”
““̵̥̒ ̷̗̊T̵͕̾ḧ̶̰́ả̸̖ṯ̴̌ ̸̲͠g̵͔̈́i̷̢͆r̴̩͠l̸̻͘ ̵͉̄i̸̙͌s̵̗̔ ̶̲̐s̵̫̋ë̷̫ň̴͍s̴̡̽i̴̲͝t̶̘̊i̷̬̋v̴̤̈́ȅ̵̤ ̴̬̃t̷̯͗ö̸͉́ ̴̻͐s̷͚̀p̴̖̒ḭ̶̀r̴̰͛i̴̠͝t̸̺̔ŭ̴͎a̵̳̒l̴̖̔ ̵̯̒p̴̯̀h̴̎ͅe̵̜͘n̵̙͋o̵̯̔m̵̩̾m̶͉͊ơ̷̟n̵̘̏ḁ̵̉.̴̦̈ ̵̲̏S̴̳͠h̴͎͋ẽ̸̦ ̷̰̊d̷̩̊r̶͇̊i̶͚͠f̵̥̀t̵̹͊e̷̟̚d̷̨̑ ̷̺̏t̷̘͐ơ̷̤ ̷̺̾m̵̻͑e̶̦̒ ̵͉͆ả̴̝n̴͉̉d̵̡̑ ̵͓̔Ǐ̷̖’̴͌͜v̵͔́e̸̳̅ ̶̃͜ḵ̸̂e̵̬̿p̶̹͛ť̵̞ ̴̣͊h̷͕̃ḙ̷̀r̷̳͝”̷̞̂ The eldtrich voice responded to Magnus as another one of his tecntacles extended towards Magnus. He luckily managed to dodge it.
“You can squatch us anytime…if you are who I think you are. Why don’t you?” Magnus inquired as kept dodging.
“̷̝̑I̶̩͌ ̵̍͜l̸̩͐i̶͙͝ḱ̶̯ẽ̷̫ ̸̩̓p̵̱̒l̶̦͘á̷͚y̷̻͛ỉ̴͉n̴͇͝g̴̱̈́ ̴̣͋ẃ̴̹i̵̧͊t̵͔̂h̵̪̎ ̴̧͒m̵̹̏y̴̨̽ ̷͇͗m̵͙͒è̶̗ȁ̸͉l̴̹͘”̸͈́ It retorted back as a green tentacle appeared where Magnus was standing -capturing him.
“No. That’s not it. This isn’t your mindscape. This is hers. You managed to essentially hack into it. But she had the final say. Parvati! I’m gonna need you to concentrate. This is your world!”
Parvati trembled as she tucked herself in. “I-I-I can’t. He’s too powerful. I’m too weak”
“Then why hasn’t he killed you? Because he knows he can’t. Just believe in yourself!” Magnus yells as the tentacle constricts.
Parvati begins to gather up courage and stands up. “This is my mind. My safe space. My home. It belongs to me” She says as an orange like energy radiates off of her. Giant swords made from the same energy fall down from the sky pinning the being down.
Magnus had managed to free himself from the grip and recited an incantation. “By the Might of Dormammu, Open a Gateway to the Material Realm” The space in front of him seemingly folded and twisted on itself -revealing a portal. “Come on!” Magnus says waiting for Parvati to get inside the portal. They both dash in and exit.
Parvati’s eyes snap open as she quickly sits up with amazing speed. She notices a sliver of sunshine through the curtains. Her head turns to Magnus as he loudly groans. “Am I…..truly freed from that menace?” She asks slightly worried.
“You should b-” Magnus stops as his walls begin to shake. He felt a mass build-up in magical energy around his building. He dashes outside and stares at a rift forming in the skies. “What is Dormammu’s name?”
From the dark abyss of the rift came a long green tentacle which wrapped around a building -pulling on it. As it continued to pull, more green tentacles came out. “No…It can’t be” Magnus uttered to himself as a giant red eye came from the rift.
“ B̶͖͂ȩ̸͓̑͌f̵̰͓̾o̶͉̎r̸̗̹̀e̶̙̜̔̀ ̶̳̟̆ȁ̴͎l̶̦̂l̷̬͙̀ ̴̧͚̃ẘ̸̭̥͝ȁ̴̼s̵̩̓͠,̴̯̖͂͝ ̸̲̅I̴̮̻͠ ̵̘̐͆w̶̹͑a̴͎̥̾̒s̵̭͓̈́̀.̵̡͇͐̿ ̶̙̊B̷̤̒ë̴̳́f̷͚͋ő̵͍͍͛r̵͉̅̎͜e̴̪̿ ̶̢̋̋t̸̻̓͌i̸̡͚̐m̷͕̣̑͠e̵̤̾̊ ̷̧̎w̶̞̝̿a̵͔̋s̷̪̓,̸̞͉͛ ̴̝̍̿Ǐ̶̪͝ ̷̖̌̚w̴̠̙̎́ą̸̻͌i̶̖͋͊t̸͔̓̓ͅe̶̼͚͒d̸͚͖̆́.̶͙̎͘ ̴̭͐̈́I̵̓͜ ̷͚̂̉f̷̨́e̶͙̙͐́d̷̻͇́ ̴͙͐̈́ơ̴͚n̷̲̔ ̷̯͇̀ţ̵̮̐h̷͕̖͒̍e̵̮̝͐̅ ̵̳͆͜s̴̗͊c̵̛͖̗r̷̮̆̎ę̶̹͛ả̷̼̣͒m̵̰̤̿͒i̶̝͂̏n̶̥͊g̴̢̺̓ ̸̺̬̾s̷̬͐ǒ̵̡u̴̺̒l̷͒̐ͅs̵̨̑̅ ̴͇͔̑ō̷͚̹͝f̴̣͘ ̷̲̿͘ț̶̛̣h̸͚̼̓ȇ̴̼ ̶̦̗͗̍u̶̘̅n̷̗͑i̸̬͝v̵͚̝̐e̴̱͍͆̔r̵̠̝̆s̶̙̱͌e̸̢̛̿s̶͕̄̉.̵͚̜̀̚ ̷̱̾ͅI̷͕͂̈́ ̴̤͈́d̷̗̖̄r̸̗̉͌ḁ̷͊̀n̵̟̓k̴̮͑̈́ ̵̥̜͋t̷̡̄ḫ̶̠͛͌e̷͚̝͝ ̶̙̓͝ş̷͈̕p̷̖̥̉̑o̷̤͕̐̅i̵̮͉͗̀l̷̤̮̈́̈ẽ̵̦̽ḑ̷̜̾ ̴̘̞͐m̵̬̂̚ī̴̧l̸̲̈́ķ̵̬̈ ̸̨̄̃o̵̺̅̃f̵̠̌ ̶̭̽́d̸̡̅̉ͅe̶͎͆͜ǡ̸̘͔ḑ̵̞̾͝ ̸̲̺̏s̷̱͆̿t̷̩̣̿͌a̸̛̩͎̍ṙ̵͚̪͑s̷̗̺̆͘.̵̳͗͛ ̷̘̀Í̸̧ ̵͍̾͜ă̵͓̓m̸̠̌ ̵̠̩̆t̴̗̂h̶̛̪ȅ̵͔̱ ̴̺̀͠e̷̼̔͝m̷̮͍̏̏p̷̠͇͂͝ṱ̵̔̆i̴̯̍́n̷̰͝é̵̹̅s̶̨̅͂ṣ̵̊ ̴̥̱̒͠o̵̞̦̓u̴͕̹̕t̴͖͌s̵͔̓i̷̫͎̍̇ḑ̶͍̏̾ȩ̸̧͑ ̸̨̻̅̒a̷̘̮͑ĺ̶̠̋l̴͎͊͊ ̴̳̑u̸̙͋͌ͅn̸͖̗̾ḏ̸̻̉̄e̷̛̳̕r̸̙̐̏s̴̩̽t̶̠͛̓a̷̳̓n̸͉̅d̴͈̍͆i̶̺̠͂̇ņ̴͎̄̕g̴̥̾͊.̸̩͔̈́͘ ̷̞̾̎I̶͈͂ ̵̧͉̐a̶͚͊̃ḿ̵͔͚ ̷̝̥̓͋S̴̤͗h̵͓̐ȗ̶̢̓m̷̺̲̾͌ȃ̶̬-̵̬̆G̴̺̫͂̉o̷̢͎̊r̸͈͌̾a̸͇͓̍t̴͇͙͘h̵̘̀.̴͇̏̓”
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