(5) The mystery of the stolen gold package 📦

Casimir ~*hurries away from Divina’s with a package in his hands , he knows it contains a dangerous item , he has to deliver it and quickly , he hears noises behind him , he knows better than to turn around and look at what it might be , he walks faster , his own boots making loud crunching sounds in the dried leaves , the woods, always dark ,seem even darker this evening , suddenly he hears a rushing sound as something shoves him in the back , before he even has time to react he is face down in the fallen leaves , a black clawed foot rips the package from under him where he was trying to secure it , he feels sharp claws digging into his back , he dare not move or do anything to upset whatever it is that has him pinned ,then just as suddenly as it happened it ends , whatever it is releases him and all he hears is a rushing of wings as it soars out of the woods ,leaves falling as it makes its escape , he catches a glimpse of it but can’t make out what it is , but he can clearly see the package tucked in one of its huge claws because it is wrapped in shiny gold paper and it catches the moonlight , he sighs and gets up brushing himself off , says defeatedly * …this is a good way to lose my job … *mutters to himself * but then , no one appreciates how hard this job is … *mutters again but incoherently , something that sounds like , “when she finds out “and “I’m gonna die when she does “*

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*a dark cloaked figure stands not to far away from the dark woods , where Casimir is currently picking himself off and brushing the leaves from his clothes , The figure is holding out a black gloved hand , a dark shadow hovers over the figure , the rushing of wings flapping above is the only sound in the dark night , a shiny gold package is dropped into the black gloved hand and is then quickly tucked away into its cloak, the figure vanishing as soon as it receives its prize *

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Divina~*somehow realizing her package was intercepted , looks more annoyed than worried , but she knows if she does not alert someone , there could be dire consequences , after all the object in the box is quite powerful and dangerous , she quickly sits down at her desk , takes hold of a black feather quill pen , dips it in an ink bottle and begins to write on a piece of parchment paper , a letter , the scratching of the pen the only sound in her very quiet house *

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*the dark figure appears at a very large house , it steps inside as the door to the house opens automatically , the door closing slowly as the figure enters , its dark cloak billowing out behind it as it disappears into the darkness*

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Divina ~*folds the letter , slips it into an envelope and seals with her wax crest , she snaps once and a crow lands on her desk , seemingly from nowhere , she holds out the letter , it takes it in its beak and jumps to the edge of the desk , then leaps into the air , flying at the front door which opens for it , it takes off into the air , she stands , leaves this room herself and heads calmly towards the door , watches the crow as it disappears , then , satisfied , steps back allowing the door to close *

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*a figure in glowing white is standing in front of Divina’s house , the figure shines like a beacon in the darkness of this part of the woods , it slowly makes its way to the steps , the doors opening to it as if expecting this figure , because indeed this figure is expected , the long train of its glowing white cloak follows behind it obediently , flowing as the figure glides up the stairs and inside Divina’s dark house , the gargoyles that guard the stairs do not even glance at the figure ,as they do most visitors, instead their eyes are lowered in either respect or fear *

To be continued …