Since that would have been a huge cliffhanger, and I’m nice… I put this up too.
Holly woke up in a white concrete room. She tried to get up, but couldn’t get off the cot. Her hands were tied behind her, to the cot. She took a look around and found Artemis staring at her contently.
“What in Fronds name is going on Fowl?!” She snapped angrily.
“You asked me why didn’t I kill you before.” He paused, pretending about it, “Well, better late than never.”
That was when Holly first noticed what was in his hand. She tried to back away from him, but couldn’t.
He strode up to her, “Now I wonder how much magic you have left. Or the question should be, How many cuts until you run out.”
“Don’t do this Artemis, please.” She quietly begged, tears gathering in her eyes.
He positioned the knife on her right cheek, tears flowing freely onto it. She screamed when he pushed down, the knife biting the skin and finally breaking it. When he removed the knife, he watched with curiosity as blue sparks sprung up top to heal the wound.
He moved to the top of her arm, dragging the knife down. Blood poured from the wound he was making, and she screamed as loud as she could.
“BUTLER!” she screamed. She knew the bodyguard would never have let him hurt her, would he?
“Aww, that’s cute.” he purred, hate and anger flashing in his eyes, “You actually think he can hear you.”
After a few more serious cuts, she finally ran out of magic, and Artemis couldn’t risk making any more cuts. For if Butler found out… Artemis shuddered, not even wanting to think about it.
Holly was gasping for breath by the end of the session, tears still running down her face.
Artemis untied her. “If you even think about telling Butler, the consequences well be ten times worse. I will keep you alive, but make you beg for death.”
The magic had healed her wounds, but Holly had still lost a lot of blood. She slipped out of consciousness, Artemis being the last thing she saw.
Artemis was about to leave, but took one look at Holly. Tears stained her face and immediately he regretted doing what he did.
He was just so…upset about this. And her making him mad every five seconds wasn’t helping her case. But it wasn’t fair, she didn’t mean anything by it. She had just been upset, and she had a right to. And she still does.
Artemis shook his head. It was about time Holly saw all of the manor.