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Title: Chapter 51: An Appointment with the Gypsy Lady

muffin-tacos - November 23, 2007 04:00 PM (GMT)


An Appointment with the Gypsy Lady

Arabella accepted her beer from the waitress with a curt nod before turning to the old lady that sat opposite her. She once again found herself on a community lot discussing the best way of bringing down vampires. Except this time she wasn’t at a quiet place like Rodney’s Hideout. She had picked something loud and noisy so that they would not be overheard, the local family diner.

“So what have you got for me today, Sadie?” Arabella said, after taking a swig of her beer.

Sadie, the matchmaker or gypsy lady like some people called her, slurped her coffee noisily and shrugged.

“That depends.” She said casually.

“Depends on what?”

“On how much you’re willing to pay me.”

Arabella took another swig of her beer, then stared into the old lady’s wrinkly (though she tried to hide it behind a thick coat of make-up) face. She sighed.

“Sadie, we’ve been through this already….” Arabella began.

“I don’t care.” The gypsy lady interrupted. “If I’m going to be risking my neck for this, then I want to damn right get overpaid!”

Arabella was nearly taken aback by the old woman’s forwardness.

“Sadie, we don’t have time to –”

“You know what I want, Bella, and I’m not giving you anything till I see some cash –– till I see a lot of cash.”

Bella sighed. Why did people always have to be so stubborn?

“Fine, fine.” She said impatiently. “Though this better be worth it!”

She slid a couple of simolians over the table in a neat pile. Sadie picked them up happily and stuffed them somewhere Arabella had wished was a little more… discreet.

“Trust me, it is.” Sadie said and reached for her flowery bag.

A moment later, she pulled out a tube full of purple glowing liquid. It was beautiful to look at, yet haunting and slightly creepy. It was hypnotising and sent chills down her spine at the same time.

“What is it?” Arabella said breathlessly.

“This, my friend, is Vamprocillicon-D. It turns vampires back. My own recipe.”
Arabella just stared at it, speechless. This was exactly what she had been looking for. She couldn’t believe she hadn’t thought of talking to the match maker before…

“Told you it was worth it.” Sadie smiled.

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