Emma Brandt wasn't sure were she was. All she knew was that she was very lost and very late for her job interview. "Just great!" She muttered. "I finally get a job interview and look what happens. I can't even read the map right!" Emma threw the map into the backseat of her car and pulled over the gas station she saw at the corner. She only prayed that someone there would be able to help her. Emma went into the gas station to see no one. "Well isn't this my lucky day," she growled.
Emma turned around and ran straight into someone. That someone was a very tall, handsome man. His hair was black matching his nicely tanned skin. His eyes, however, were bright blue. Not a subtle, darkened blue, but bright at the ocean on a clear sunny day. "Oh," Emma said wide-eyed. Maybe she would have some luck after all. That would be nice for a change.
"You shouldn't be here," the man said staring at her confused.
"Excuse me?" Emma said staring back at him with a frown. "And what is that supposed to mean?"
"Look, you need to go. Now! And if you see anyone else try to come in, don't let them." The man had taken a firm grasp on both of her shoulders and was pushing her outside.
"What is going on? I just came to ask for directions!" Emma shouted trying to dig in her heels.
She was at the door when the man turned her to face him. "Where do you need to go?" He asked, but he was looking everywhere but at her. His gaze was frantically searching the area behind her.
"I'm trying to find the Krenshaw-Chambers Building," Emma informed him.
"Go back three blocks and turn left. Keep going straight and you'll find Turner Drive. It is six blocks right on Turner. You can't miss it. Now please. Just go."
Emma turned on her heel and marched back to her car. "Well he was rude," she muttered getting in. But what she refused to admit as she turned her car around to follow the man's directions was that he was still very cute.
Isaac had been rude. He knew that. But he wouldn't ever apologize for it. He would never forgive himself if an innocent bystander got hurt. Especially someone as beautiful as the woman he had just seen. She had short curly hair that was light brown. It reminded him of the trees that had grown near his home. Her eyes were a dazzling bright green. He had just wanted to stare into them and not let her go. But that could have gotten her injured or worse…dead. He wouldn't allow that to happen.
Isaac turned back to the inside of the abandoned gas station. "Afraid of me are you Henak?"
"Afraid of a puny half-trained sorcerer?" Henak asked from all around. "I think not." Henak was directly behind him. Isaac feinted left but spun around to the right instead and threw a taste of his power into the shot at Henak.
Henak dodged it. "Oh, that wasn't very nice magic boy. You might have hit me."
"I thought that was the point." Isaac sent out two blows this time. The first one missed Henak, but the second grazed him.
"Your aim is improving," Henak growled with displeasure.
"Yes well, that's another point isn't it?"
"I think it's about time I taught you your lesson good and well boy," Henak smashed into Isaac out of nowhere. "That girl was pretty wasn't she? Maybe you should learn to shield your thoughts better." Isaac lashed out at Henak, but the demon was already gone.
Isaac stood up slowly and unsteadily muttering archaic curses under his breath. Just great, he thought. My first mission and not only do I let the demon escape but I lead him to a potential victim. Abigail is going kill me. He had to get to the girl before Henak did. That was his only choice. If only he knew her name.
Emma wanted to cry. And for good reason too. She had lost her shot at the job interview. How could this happen? She though desperately to herself. She had wanted, no needed that job almost more than life itself and now her shot was gone. Emma went into the women's room and stared at herself in the mirror. Her eyes were tearing up. She would not walk out of this place crying. She told her herself. She splashed her face with cold water took a few deep calming breaths. "You can do this Emma. You don't need this job." She looked at herself in the mirror and sighed. "Yeah right."
"Not much I can do about it now," Emma muttered. She grabbed a few paper towels and wiped her face clean. She stood tall and walked out of the women's room like she didn't have a care in the world, which of course was a lie. She had bills and student loans to pay. She needed a job, but again, she had failed to obtain one. Her luck was really down. The best thing that had happened to her in the past year was meeting the mystery, rude guy at the gas station. Her life was really pathetic.
Emma walked down to the indoor parking lot and went straight to her car. Maybe she would go to the grocery store and use her last reserves to buy ice cream. Yes, chocolate ice cream…her best friend at the moment. "Excuse me miss," a voice said behind her making her jump. "Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to startle you." The speaker was a man about average height with curly brown hair and dark eyes. "I was just wondering if you could help me with my car."
"Oh…um…sorry sir. I don't know anything about cars." Emma said turning to her own.
"Then we could always take yours." The voice was a whisper right in her ear. Emma wanted to scream, but a hand clamped around her mouth. "Sh, quiet now darling. Someone might hear you. Though that might be a good idea. I could get two or maybe even more for the price of one."
Emma struggled against the man, but couldn't get free. "That sorcerer needs to learn a lesson don't you think? He was so rude to you back at that gas station. I wonder if he knew it would be the last time he would see you alive."
"Henak! Get away from her!" It was the guy from the gas station. What was going on?! Emma had become very, very confused.
"Are you still trying to spoil my fun boy?" The man holding her asked.
"I won't let you hurt her Henak. You're fights with me. Don't you at least want a challenge?"
"No," the man Henak growled. "I want sport. In fact…I think I know exactly how to get it." Henak released her and pushed her towards the guy from the gas station. "I'll see you again soon my darling." Then Henak vanished into thin air.
"Are you alright?" The guy asked helping her stand up fully.
"What was that?!"