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Music Under the Spotlight (Lumity Band Au)

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Amity POV:

After the intermission, the last half of the show went on like all the rest, filled with the crowd cheering our names and screaming the lyrics as we blasted the songs with all of our hearts.

And once that was over, I had to warn Luz while we were packing up about the wave of fans that were no doubt going to swarm us the moment we opened the doors. She waved me off, saying it was nothing she couldn't handle.

Well, once we got out the doors, I couldn't help but chuckle as that was put to the test.

Luz was instantly hit with a wave of fans, asking for autographs and photos, bombing her with questions about whatever they could think of. And while she did seem a little overwhelmed by all the sudden people, she had a giant smile on her face while she answered their questions or signed their merch.

Of course, the rest of the band mates and I were also flooded by fans, but I made sure to keep a close eye on Luz. I knew there was a chance something could happen.

After a bit more signing and photos with fans, my eyes caught onto two guys pushing their way through the crowd and up to Luz. I couldn't hear what they were saying, but I could tell Luz gave them a friendly greeting.

They both passed her a piece of paper, which she quickly signed and handed back. Then, they started chatting. The two of them had this odd smile on their face, making me uneasy.

I tried to brush it off, but when I saw one of them reach up and flick her ears, I knew it was time to go. Quickly excusing myself from the fans, I made my way over to Luz and grabbed her by the arm, catching her by surprise.

"Sorry, but we've gotta go." I put on a fake apologetic smile, then started to drag Luz away, who gave the two a wave goodbye. Keeping my grip on Luz, I motioned for the others to follow after me, which they quickly did.

A faint blush started to rise to my cheeks when I realized how close I was to Luz, but I forced it down. "Those two were pretty nice." Luz remarked with a smile. She had a bounce in her step, a stark contrast from mine.

"They were creepy." I muttered, making Luz raise an eyebrow.

"I don't think they were trying to be." She argued, making me shake my head.

"Still, I don't trust them. They just gave off this weird vibe. And besides, one of them flicked your ears." Luz just laughed, giving me a slight nudge.

"What? Worried they were gonna hurt little old me?" She teased, making me groan. I gave her a light shove to get her to shut up, but that only made her laugh again.

We all piled into the cart, practically melting into our seats out of exhaustion. Once all the adrenaline of the moment left you, you were just drained of energy.

The best examples of that would be Luz, who was sprawled out across three seats within the first ten minutes of the ride back, and Boscha, who tried to convince me she wasn't tired before almost instantly dozing off.

I stayed awake, texting my siblings and scrolling through Pentsa to pass the time. They brought up how I acted when Luz was chatting with those fans, then they started teasing me for it.

Once they started teasing, I stopped responding, making them spam my scroll with messages for a couple of minutes before finally giving up and going silent. The rest of the ride was silent, and I caught myself staring at Luz's sleeping face for a majority of it.

When we made it back to the studio around midnight, the moon was hanging high in the sky. After waking everyone up, I offered to walk Luz home, not wanting her to walk alone and not wanting to leave her to sleep at the studio again.

Lucky for me, she accepted my offer.

Our walk was full of chatter, talking about how the show went and making jokes. And once we made it to the owl house, she gave me a quick hug goodbye before going inside, leaving my whole body tingling.

And by the time I made it home, all my thoughts were on Luz. I thought about our hug, her random question backstage, the way she blew me a kiss. Her words continued to echo throughout my head.

"Great! It's a date!"

Gods that broke me.

If it wasn't for Edric, I would've stayed backstage completely starstruck.

I told myself that it was Luz just being Luz, that she didn't mean it like it was an actual date. But that didn't stop me from lying awake that night, staring at my ceiling with a blush on my face at the thought of the two of us going on a date.

A sudden loud thud made me snap up in bed, squinting as the sun's rays glared in my face. With a low groan, I tried to rub the sleep out of my eyes, knowing it wasn't going to work. What time did I gall asleep last night? Very slowly, I climbed out of bed and made my way downstairs, a few floorboards creaking beneath my feet.

Climbing down the stairs, I found both of my siblings in the kitchen, both surprisingly ready for the day. Emira was standing on some soft of ball while Edric stood by her side, rubbing his side. "Morning Mittens!" Emira called out to me before nearly falling, quickly steadying herself.

"What was that loud thud?" I croaked in a husky tone, leaning against the wall as I watched the two of them. Emira grabbed onto the counter and got off the ball, then with a snap, she made it disappear.

"Oh, that was me! I fell." Edric laughed, making me roll my eyes. I moved over to the pantry, grabbing a granola bar and tearing it open. "Also, what's up with you Mittens? You look like death."

"Did you pull another late night?" Emira asked, breaking a small piece of my granola bar off and popping it in her mouth. "Wait! Were you up on call with Luz again?" I tensed up, then shook my head.

"No." She tried to reach for another piece of my food, but I swatted her hand away. I took a bite, leaning onto the cool counter top.

"Alright then, were you up late because of your gay thoughts about Luz?" Edric asked, leaning on my shoulder. That made me choke on my food, a violent coughing fit hitting me while my siblings just laughed.

I shook my head, but my siblings folded their arms and rolled their eyes. "Nice try Mittens, but you can't deny it now." Emira said as she gave me a rough pat on the back, clearing my airways.

Lightly holding my throat and taking deep breaths, I glared at both of my siblings, who clearly didn't care. "So what were you thinking about?" Edric pried, a mischievous glint in his eyes.

"Nothing!" I snapped, but that only made their smirks grow wider.

"Aww, were you thinking about holding hands with your crush?" Edric started to tease, making me blush. I shoved him back towards Em, who managed to catch our brother.

"Or were you thinking giving her a kiss?" Emira chimed in, making me groan. I moved over to the table and put my head down, struggling to cover my face, which was undoubtedly some shade of red. "Looks like we've got our answers Ed."

"Both of you need to shut up." I growled, which made the two of them laugh. They both placed a hand on my shoulder, making me lift my head up slightly to look at the two of them.

They were both still smirking, shooting each other sly glances. "Poor little Mittens doesn't like getting called out~" Edric said in a singsong tone as he took a seat at the table.

"Such a shame it's so easy to do." Emira sighed, making me perk up.

"Oh hush, you're not any harder to call out." I hissed at my sister before standing up. "Anyways, I'm gonna go get ready for the day, I've got stuff I've gotta do at noon." I paused, then glared at both of my siblings. "Do not make a joke about Luz."

While Emira busted up laughing, Edric leaned his chin on his fist. "What do you have to do today anyways?"

"I've got to go get some new strings before the next gig, then Luz and I are gonna hang out." I stated, making Edric wiggle his eyebrows.

"Oh~ Gonna go hang out with Luz~" My expression dropped, then I rolled my eyes and started to go up the stairs. "And hey! Tell the old shopkeeper I say hi!"

Going back up to my room, I quickly stripped off my pajamas and threw on a new outfit consisting of a simple grey t-shirt with a small picture of an abomination hand by my heart and a pair of black jeans.

Glancing at myself in the mirror, I pulled my hair up in its usual half ponytail. I stared at my outfit for a moment, straightening out the pretty much nonexistent wrinkles in my shirt.

"Would this be alright? It's not too casual, right?" I asked out loud to no one, fiddling with the collar of my shirt. My gaze drifted over to my closet for a moment, but then I shook my head.

The outfit looked fine, it's not like it was a date. "And besides, it's Luz! She's not gonna care." I chuckled, but it quickly died. "At least... I don't think she will." My ears slowly went down as I looked at my outfit once again, now nitpicking a bunch of details about it.

Maybe five minutes into nitpicking, I heard a quick knock at my door. "Mittens what are you doing?" Edric asked as he peered into my room, Emira following after him.

"Getting an outfit for the day." I muttered, making them laugh. Both of them came into view of my mirror, leaning on my shoulders.

"Are you trying to impress Luz?" Emira asked with a smirk. I blinked, then slowly turned to her, furrowing my eyebrows together.

"Listen here, you aren't any better." Her ears went down slightly and Edric turned to look over at her. "I've still got the messages to prove it." Edric's eyes then widened.

"Hey wait a minute, what'd I miss?" He laughed, moving over towards Em with a smirk on his face. "You're telling me that Mittens has blackmail on you that I don't?" Our brother then turned to me, pulling Em in a quick headlock to keep her in place. "Quick Mittens, how much you want for that blackmail?"

I just rolled my eyes, drawing a spell to separate the two of them. Then, I started to push the two of them out of my room. "C'mon Mittens! Don't you need some help?" Emira said with a smile, making me shake my head.

"Nope, don't need any help. Don't you guys have something better to do?" Edric shook his head, gripping onto my doorway.

"Not me." He said with a smile, but Emira dawned a subtle look of realization.

"Actually, that reminds me. I've gotta go meet up with Matt today." That made me and Edric raise an eyebrow. "He wanted me to help him check the speakers."

"Just you alone?" Edric questioned, folding his arms with a smirk. "Are you sure you aren't sneaking off somewhere to meet someone?" A pale blush rose to our sister's cheeks, but she just smirked.

"Yes I'm sure. In fact, the reason he wants only me is because he said you'd be too obnoxious to deal with." A look of hurt flashed in Edric's eyes, but he covered it up and placed a hand over his heart in offense.

"Wow... now I should just tag along with you and really get under his skin." He let out an evil chuckle, rubbing his hands together as he started to mumble something about how he was going to prank him.

"Please, don't do that." Emira said, her tone laced with exasperation. "I've already got to put up with his poor attitude, I don't want to deal with him while he's on edge. You can drop by after we're done with the speakers."

"Aw c'mon sis, no need to be a buzzkill. That's Mittens job." Edric jabbed his thumb in my direction, making me groan. I continued to shove them out the door.

"Alright you two, you can continue your conversation outside of my room." I said, shutting the door on the two of them. They continued their conversation outside the door, their voices muffled.

Moving over to my bed, I took a seat with a sigh. Pulling out my scroll, I took a glance at the time. It was only a little after ten, meaning I still had two hours until I could meet up with Luz.

With a low groan, I laid down on my bed, silently wondering what I should do to pass the time. After about five minutes of silence, I finally decided to just scroll mindlessly through Pentsa.

Time passed and I eventually glanced back up at the time, finding that if I didn't leave now, I'd be late. Jumping up out of bed, I quickly threw on a pair of shoes and went downstairs, finding Edric sprawled out in the living room.

He gave me a halfhearted wave goodbye, completely transfixed by his scroll. Emira was nowhere to be found, making me assume that she had already left to help Matt.

I started to speed walk to the studio, silently cursing myself for not leaving earlier. The sun hung high in the sky, making me feel uncomfortably warm. "Gods it was a mistake to wear a dark outfit." I muttered, pulling at the collar of my shirt slightly.

The studio came into view and I quickly picked up my pace. Making my way to the door and pulling it open, I quickly darted off to the sound room, passing by Em and Matt, who were sitting in the main room.

"Heya Mittens!" Emira greeted, Matt grunting in response.

"Hi guys." I muttered, pulling open the door to the sound room and grabbing my guitar case. "See you around." Giving the two a short wave, I left the studio and started to make my way to the market, slowing down my pace slightly.

A griffon screeched somewhere in the distance, its cry echoing in the sky. "Alright, just gotta play it cool. We're just going to the shop, then we're gonna go hang out."

I took a deep breath, stifling the growing blush on my face at the thought of the two of us hanging out alone. A bit more walking later and I arrived at the edge of the market, which already bustled full of people.

With a low sigh, I slowly made my way into the market, remembering where Luz told us to meet. I pulled out my scroll, checking the time once again. It was noon. "Great... I'm late." I wouldn't be too late, but it still irritated me.

Searching for the owl lady's stand in the market was always a little frustrating. I swear, she was constantly moving the location of her stand. Finally, I managed to spot the tip of her tent and I made my way over to the spot.

Weaving through the stands, I found that there was a giant crowd in front of the owl lady's stand. "I'll take it for twenty snails." A gruff voice said towards the front of the crowd. I tried to move to the side to get a better view of the stand.

"Sorry buddy, but there's no negotiating. This price is dead set." A familiar voice said, making me perk up. The guy grumbled before fishing in his pockets and setting the right amount of snails on the counter. Then, he grabbed his item and walked off, the rest of the crowd pushing forward.

Then, from the side of the tent, emerged the owl lady. She stared at the crowd for a moment, then turned towards the counter with a smile. I decided to slowly walk over towards her, watching the crowd slowly move forward.

The owl lady saw me, a smirk appearing on her face as she folded her arms over her chest. "Good to see you kid, here to see if your book's in stock?" She greeted, making me shake my head.

"Good to see you too owl lady. And no, I'm not here for that." The owl lady shook her head, ruffling my hair slightly.

"I already told you kid, just call me Eda." Eda snorted when I shot her a glare, swatting her hand away. She popped her fingers, glancing over at the stand once again. "So, if you aren't here for that, I assume you're here for Luz?"

Slowly nodding my head, that made her smile and laugh. "What's so funny?" I asked.

"Oh nothing, nothing." She waved me off, side glancing at the crowd. "Well, it might be a bit of a wait, since she's managing the suckers." I slowly nodded my head, glancing over to see Luz leaning onto the counter as she negotiated with her new customer.

"Yeah, but that's alright." She glanced down at me, then sighed, placing a hand on my shoulder. I gave her a slightly confused look.

"Well then, c'mon. Don't need you to fry out here in the sun." Eda kept her hand on my shoulder as we walked side by side, I could hear her mumble something under her breath about how Luz would kill her if she left me.

"Where are we going?" I asked, looking up at the silver haired witch. She motioned towards the tent.

"The back of the tent. Hopefully you can put up with the rascal back there while you wait." I glanced at her confused for a moment, then it dawned on me that she meant King.

We both went to the back of her tent and she lifted the flap up, motioning for me to go inside. "Thanks." I mumbled, carefully walking inside. My gaze landed on the multiple items that littered the floor and covered the walls, noticing they were all human items.

"No problem kiddo. I'll let Luz know you're back here." She looked behind me, her eyes falling on something in a chair. "Hey King! Don't kill this one." I looked back at where she was, finding the demon's yellow eyes staring at me.

Then, Eda left, moving towards the front of the stand. King trotted over towards me, his eyes slanting downwards. "What are you doing here?" He asked, a bit of venom in his voice.

"Oh, I came to hang out with Luz." I muttered, setting my guitar case down and taking a seat on the ground. King huffed, folding his arms over his chest and turning away from me.

"So you're just here to steal my buddy away from me again." He growled, making me roll my eyes.

"No, I'm not here to steal your buddy." King spun back around to face me, his eyes still slanted downwards. "Technically, it was Luz's idea to hang out anyways."

"Either way, you're still stealing her away." He huffed, taking a few steps closer to me. "And there's only one way to make up for that."

"Which would be?" He suddenly hopped up on my lap, getting comfortable.

"Scratchies." The demon demanded, flipping on his back and pointing at his stomach. "The King of demons needs them. And if you don't give them, I'll use you for the next sacrifice."

I rolled my eyes, hovering one of my hands above him. "How do I know you won't bite me if I try?" The tiny demon hesitated for a moment, blinking a few times before just folding his arms.

"Just do it right and I won't." Slowly shaking my head, I started to give the demon what he wanted, gently scratching his sides. "Oh yeah, right there is a good spot." He mumbled, stretching his arms out over his head.

Chuckling softly, I shook my head. "I can see why Luz likes you so much." King flipped over onto his stomach with a soft sigh, motioning for me to keep going.

"Oh yeah? Why's that?" His voice sounded a lot more relaxed than before, making me crack half a smile.

"You're pretty cute." King suddenly flipped back over, an angry look in his eyes.

"I'm not cute!" He squeaked, but stopped when I started to scratch a different section of his stomach. The flap at the front of the tent suddenly opened, light pooling into the room.

Looking up, I saw Luz standing there, looking back at the stand. "Thanks Eda! We'll be at the owl house if you ever need us!" She turned to face us and then her face lit up. "Oh my gosh, you two are so cute!"

King jumped up out of my lap, stamping his foot on the ground. "I told you, I'm not cute! I'm supposed to be feared!" Luz just shook her head, scooping up the demon in her arms.

"You're right, you're absolutely terrifying." She gave him a little tap on the nose, then put him down. Turning to me, she gave me a smile. "You ready to go?" I gave her a nod, standing up and picking up my guitar case. "Great! Lead the way!"

We both went to the back of the tent as Luz gave King a quick goodbye. Then, we started to make our way through the market. Not wanting to walk in silence, I struck up a conversation with her, asking her about her day so far.

She started to ramble about her morning at the stand, talking about all the different kinds of witches she sold items to. I happily listened to her talk, nodding my head to what she was saying.

"Oh wait! I've got to show you what Eda taught me this morning!" She quickly started to pat down her pockets, frowning before turning to me. "Do you have a paper and pen on you by any chance?"

"Nope." Luz scowled, then put on a quick smile.

"Alright, hold on be right back!" She suddenly darted off, leaving me standing alone. While I waited for her to come back, I got this weird feeling that someone was staring at me.

I slowly glanced around, not seeing anyone looking at me. Shaking my head, I shrugged it off that I was just being oddly paranoid. "You're just nervous because you're with Luz, that's all." I told myself.

"Amity! I'm back!" Luz's voice made me jump, and turning in her direction, I saw her running towards me. She skidded to a stop, bending down with her hands on her knees for a moment as she tried to catch her breath.

"Are you okay?" I asked, earning me a nod. She took in a few more gulps of air, then stood up straight. In her hands was a piece of paper and a pencil.

"Sorry, I had to go back to Eda's stand and snag some supplies!" She said, still out of breath. "But watch this!" Luz quickly started scribbling on the paper, drawing out a rune.

Once she finished it, she closed her eyes, then tapped the paper. The rune lit up and a small blue outline of a feather appeared above it. Luz opened her eyes, then her face lit up. "Oh wow..." I said softly, staring at the small illusion in awe.

"I know right! It's so cool!" She pressed down on the feather, making the paper disappear in the process. "Though, that's about how big I can make them. I don't really know how to make them any bigger yet."

"Wouldn't you just have to increase the size of the rune?" I asked, but she shook her head.

"No, I tried doing that, but it didn't work. Dunno why though. All the other spells I can do increase in size when I do that." Then she shrugged, placing the pencil in her pocket. "I'll figure out how to do it eventually!"

"I'm sure you will." I said with a smile, turning away from her slightly as a pink blush rose to my cheeks. There was a moment of silence, then I noticed Luz turn towards me.

"So how was your morning?" She asked, a big grin on her face. I adjusted my grip on my guitar case and shrugged.

"The same as most." Luz nodded her head, now glancing around at the different stands. We both fell silent, slowly moving through the market.

"Where's the shop you need to go to?" Luz finally asked, popping her fingers as she continued to look around.

"Oh, it's towards the back corner of the market. It's more like an actual building than a stand." I could see her furrow her eyebrows slightly, rubbing her chin.

"I don't think I've ever seen that place." She finally muttered, making me chuckle.

"It was constructed last year, that's why you've never seen it." Luz nodded her head, a soft oh escaping her mouth. We both made our way between a set of stands selling different kinds of pelts and once we made it to the other side, I could see a glimpse of the building in the distance.

The rest of the walk was short, and we finally made it up to the door of the building. "This place looks nice." Luz commented, making me nod.

"Sells some of the best band stuff. I've been going here ever since the band started." I said, placing my hand on my hip. "You can stay out here if you want." I told Luz, who nodded her head.

"Alright! Besides, I saw something cool at a stand over there and I wanted to get a closer look." She gave me a quick wink and salute, then started to head off towards the stand.

"Just meet back over here when you're done!" I called after her, earning me a thumbs up. There was a bit of blush rising to my cheeks that I tried to shake away as I entered the shop.

The little bell above me rang, earning the old shop owner's attention. He adjusted his glasses, then his eyes lit up when he recognized me. "Amity! Good to see you here again!" His gruff voice seemed to soften.

"It's great to see you too Avalon." I smiled, setting my case down on the counter and cracking it open. I could see the excitement fill his grey eyes when I revealed my guitar.

"Keeping good care of your instrument I see." He said, carefully taking my guitar out of its case and looking it over. I chuckled, leaning on the counter.

"Why wouldn't I be?" I joked, making him chuckle as well. He set it down on the counter, running one of his fingers over the body.

"So what are you in here for?" He asked, his eyes meeting mine.

"Came to get some new strings before the next gig." Avalon nodded his head, gently plucking one of the strings. Then he turned around, heading towards the door behind the counter.

"Give me a moment and I'll be back with the strings." I didn't say anything as I watched him disappear into the back room. While I waited, I started to drum my fingers against the counter.

Someone else entered the shop, the little bell ringing over their head. I glanced over in their direction, finding some guy maybe as tall as Luz walk into the shop.

I didn't pay him any mind and turned my gaze back to the counter, watching as Avalon reappeared from the back room with a packet of strings in his hand. "Here's your usual." He smiled, passing me the packet.

Fishing in my pockets, I pulled out the correct amount of snails and placed them on the counter, sliding them over to him. "Thanks Avalon." He gave me a nod as I put my guitar and its new strings back in its case.

"When is your next gig anyways?" He asked as he pushed his glasses further up on his face. I closed my case and made sure it latched shut.

"Four days from now." I stated, making his eyes widen slightly in surprise.

"Didn't you guys just have a show yesterday?" I nodded my head, making him softly shake his. "Wow, you guys are busy." I nodded my head again, a low chuckle rising from my throat. "Well, make sure you tell the rest of your band I say hi, come back if you ever need anything, alright?"

"Alright." I spun around, taking my guitar case off the counter before pausing. "Oh, and Ed says hi by the way." Avalon smiled, giving me a slight nod before turning around and heading back into the back room.

I glanced outside, seeing that Luz still wasn't there. Instead of going out and waiting in the sun, I decided to take a look around the rest of the shop. I slowly moved around, my eyes traveling along the walls of different guitars and instrument pieces.

Traveling towards another section of the store, I could hear footsteps behind me. Pausing, I pretended to be looking at an item while I looked behind me, finding the guy who walked in earlier standing not too far away.

He had his hood up, hiding most of his face. That put me on edge, however, I tried to shake away the feeling. After all, he was probably just looking around for something. I continued to look around, and soon enough, I was hearing his footsteps start again.

"Is he following me?" I asked myself, sending another wary glance in his direction. He was still walking behind me, keeping his head low.

Yeah, it was time to leave.

I subtly picked up my pace and walked out the door, Luz still nowhere in sight. The door opened behind me, so I just started walking. I went to the edge of the building and quickly turned the corner, hoping there would be some kind of way around the building to escape.

Instead, I found myself at a dead end alleyway.

"Fuck." I muttered, turning back around and nearly slamming right into the guy. He grabbed my wrist and pinned me against he building, making me freeze up out of surprise.

"Don't even think about screaming." His voice was low and gruff, making my ears go down in fear.

My breathing got faster, but I tried to keep my cool. Putting on a neutral face and swallowing down my nervousness, I stared him down for a moment. "What do you want?" I asked, a little surprised I managed to keep my voice from wavering.

He chuckled, then reached up with his free hand and pulled off his hood, revealing his silver blue hair and sharp, serpent like eyes. He gave me a toothy smile, revealing his pointed teeth.

"Thought I'd just say hi to my idol." He drew a quick spell, then wrapped his hand around my other arm, keeping me in place. "That's all." His voice sent shivers down my spine, but I refused to let it show.

"Well if you thought this was the best way to do it, you'd be wrong." I growled, still staring him down. He started to chuckle, his grip tightening. Swallowing, I continued to stare him down, waiting for him to drop his guard.

If I could get him to falter, even if it was just for a moment, I'd be able to cast an abomination spell to pull him off of me. His eyes focused back on mine, his pupils slimming down to thin slits.

"I know it isn't ideal, but this was better than the first plan." He smiled, making me silently question what he originally planned to do. Taking in a shaky breath, my eyes darted down to his jacket, which rattled slightly with each breath he took.

"So what do you want? An autograph?" I hissed, my grip on my guitar case tightening. He shook his head, taking his hand off of my arm that was holding my case. But, when I tried to move it strike him, I found I couldn't.

He used a spell to freeze me in place, that bastard.

His hand moved up to the side of my face, gently cupping my cheek with a smile.

Oh fuck no. Not happening.

While his thumb brushed against my cheek, I used my hand he had still pinned up against the wall to quickly draw a spell circle. I felt the circle connect and smiled, but nothing happened.

Panic quickly started to set in, which I struggled not to show on my face. I tried to draw the spell again, receiving the same results. He finally noticed my movement and side glanced at my hand, then chuckled, shaking his head.

Slowly, he reached into his hoodie and pulled up on a chain, showing me the necklace he was wearing. My eyes widened when I realized he was wearing a relic, which was glowing a pale purple with power.

"Do you like it?" He asked with a smirk, letting the necklace hang off of his neck. I stared at it for a moment, then back up at him. "I figured I'd need it if I wanted to talk to you."

I wanted to ask how he was even able to get a hold of one of those considering the fact they were not only extremely rare, but also illegal to own, but another thought came to mind. "You have some kind of weapon, don't you?" My voice wavered slightly and I mentally kicked myself for it.

He looked surprised, then started to laugh. "Wow, you're pretty smart." He snorted, wiping away a tear from his eye. With a sigh, he grabbed onto his jacket, his fingers rubbing the fabric. "But don't worry, if you don't put up much of a fuss, I won't have to use it. After all, the noise would probably attract people."

What did he even have? I knew he had some kind of potions on him based on the sounds his jacket was making, but what else did he have on him. A knife? Some kind of blunt object?

"So what do you want from me?" I asked again, knowing there was something else he had to have wanted if he came this prepared. His grin grew a little wider.

"I just wanted to see how you treat your biggest fan." That made me raise an eyebrow. Then, I noticed how he was slowly leaning in closer, making my eyes widen. I turned my head to the side, making him growl in annoyance.

He grabbed onto the bottom of my chin, roughly turning me to face him. He opened his mouth to say something, anger flaring in his eyes. But, before he tried to make another move, a voice rang out and stopped him.

"Hey!"