Anywhere Out of The World

  He supposed getting out of here was also left up to him as well. Aken and the Meseket was long gone from here. He still had business to attend to with his clan. First he needed to find out what and why those closest to him were hiding things. He left the table leaning against a wall. That bloodwine felt strange as it flowed through his veins, he recalled Kheresket's last words as she left. "Things are not always what they appear." Was that everything...this place with it's high gold and silver walls with carvings in them that he could not read. Anomolus hung on to the wall as he tried to follow out the same way Amenei, and Minnaloushe went. As he made it to the Queens throne, he remembered a woman there. A beautiful woman, something about her story. Was she still there? Everything became hazy to him, something he hadn't felt before. He knelt onto the floor feeling as if he would vomit at any second. "Am I drugged, what have they done to me". He heard footsteps behind him, and a warm soothing hand on his back. "No not drugged, but she did say...things aren't always what they appear didn't she?" Anomolus managed to turn over onto his back and finally got a good look at her face, every inch was Kheresket, except her hair and eyes.


  "Are you going to help me or not?" Anomolus felt like he was dying, a feeling he hadn't felt in thousands of years. The woman stood over him towering in all her beautiful glory. "No, I do not serve in fact seeing you suffer brings me immense joy, it's almost...almost, sexual, orgasmic even. She was annoying but he had to let that go for the moment, even her words although they sounded like Nephthys, they came across devilish like Kheresket's. As he laid there, he thought of her, how she used to play with her victims he enjoyed watching her. It was sexual and orgasmic. Wait...What the fuck. "What are you doing to me?" "Me?"

  She laughed, her voice was like a melody that filled the throne room bouncing off it's golden walls and came back to her. "I'm doing nothing to you Anomolus!" her voice began to rise...this woman was insane. "You brought this on your self!" The last thing he remembered was her foot knocking him out cold. Naunet bent down and caressed his face, "He is a remarkable thing, I see why she followed him for so long." She spoke to her servants that rushed up to move his body. They seemed to appear from anywhere and nowhere. "I do believe My son...you are not the right Master for my daughter, But she loves you. Shame you can't hear me." She nodded towards her servants to take him away. She turned around to see Nephthys standing behind her.

  "So I suppose, you will be leaving as well then?" Nephthys stood a few inches taller than Naunet, her hair had now turned white no one knew exactly why. "Only for awhile, Amenei really wants to go home. She doesn't belong here Mother you know that." Naunet nodded in agreement. "Yes, but I expect Anket in her place. Anomolus needs to stop wandering around being a God who knows nothing about his own house." Naunet grabbed Nephthys' hand holding it close to her heart. "I know, this will hurt the one you love most and he will never understand, but this is how our world must function Nephthys, if he truly loves you he will understand." She looked up to wipe a tear that began to fall from Nephthys' eyes. Naunet was heaven and hell.


  It was later in what he thought was evening, and Anomolus had finally awakened with a screaming headache, his head hammered and felt like knives were being driven into his skull all at once. He needed to find Kheresket and Minnaloushe and get the hell out of here, this place was starting to get to him. He heard not far from him what sounded like a brush on a canvas sweeping back and forth. He opened his eyes to see yet another room drenched in the same silver and gold but a bedroom with everything to his liking. He was not about to touch that wine but instead stared into it. "Don't worry that one is drinkable" came a voice from a balcony not far from him. Anomolus still wasn't taking the chance and grabbed the a robe that laid across the bed, and headed towards the voice. "So I was drugged, figures anything is possible with Kheresket involved." "Ah do not blame the wife, she was not involved mine was though." The man kept brushing the canvas. "And who are you?" Anomolus was getting more impatient with this place. "I am Nu and my wife, that woman whom you've now grown to hate is Naunet. Have a seat you don't look too good. Even for a vampire." Anomolus looked at a nearby bench. "I'm fine" Nu stopped painting and laughed a bit. "So be it, you don't like it here that's understandable. A lot of information has been thrown at you, but as all Gods Anomolus you have to suck it up and deal with it." "So what the hell makes this place so damn special besides my daughter being here, and Khere being born here."

  Nu stopped painting again and dropped his brush, "Anomolus I am shocked, years you have searched, you risked everything and summoned the most powerful demoness to be at your side. You have grown to love her she has given you Godhood, the ability to father children, she has brought you to the place you have searched for the primordial waters of chaos! Have you forgotten your path that quickly? Has your anger clouded everything? I beginning to think you are not the one at all. My wife thinks so. I would rather prove her wrong." Anomolus gave him a blank stare. "Well...were you lied to? This is not some little every day run of the mill lie either."

  "She didn't lie, she just didn't tell you. Entirely a different thing." Anomolus stood up ready to knock him off the balcony but that would do no good. "Of course take the demon bitches side and let me guess you are her father." Although the tension was growing Nu kept his cool, which only made Anomolus even more angry. Which was something he knew he had to learn. These Gods in Amenthes and out of Amenthes don't operate on anger, even Kheresket is strangely cool about things. Nu stepped closer to Anomolus which felt like a challenge to him but he dared not take it, this was the place they went to die. "Yes Lord Anomolus, I did create the demon bitch. And everything she does is for a purpose, she was created to obey has she EVER disobeyed you? At night when you yearn for her, when your body calls for her, when you hunger and it is only her you feed from she runs to you yes? She KNEELS to you yes. She only screams YOUR name even when she desires the wolf yes? When you punish her for such she thanks and continues to love and devote her entire non existent life to YOU yes? She has given you children, and WILL give you more yes?  This is what she was created for Anomolus! She is a Demonic Goddess made to rule and breed until her body is worn and you banish her to the abyss stop complaining and wondering, and thinking and rule over her!  He leaned in even closer to Anomolus. WHOM does she call Master?"

  Nu picked up his brush and continued to paint his picture; "I believe we are done here Anomolus it was a pleasure meeting you." Anomolus stared with his mouth open, what the hell was that about. He bowed his head and left the balcony without saying a word. Nu was right, hell how could he be wrong.

   He found his way back into the throne room, his journey back was interesting the temple was magnificent. He wanted to stay actually, but there were things that needed to be done and soon. He sat down attempting to rest, he wasn't tired he just wanted to feel tired. Remnants of festivities were scattered about. "Guess I slept through it." He picked up a chalice of wine and held it between his hands. He still didn't bother to drink just stare at the endless swirl. He heard footsteps behind him but was to drained to look up. " Why are you here?"

Naunet approached him she was a beautiful woman he didn't want to look at her. Kheresket was so much like her. Except Naunet had brown curly hair that framed her face, and her smile was sweet and motherly. She was the complete opposite to his wife. He wanted nothing but to rip her lovely throat out.

"And if you did all of Amenthes would fall upon you, you don't have to look at me." she said as she sauntered over to him.

"You still haven't answered my question."

"Well....for one Anomolus, you don't rule here I do. 2nd this is my home. So now you have to listen to me."

Anomolus looked up but not at her and placed the chalice onto the table.

"Fine get it over with Naunet."

She could sense the pain he was in, his heart cried out in agony although his big mouth said different.

 "  Anomolus, we exist in an evil place, our job...your job is to sentence the damned, damn the sinners, guide some into their afterlife, judge the dead." She hesitated before she laid a hand on his back, he stiffened but she managed to ignore it . "But through so much evil we still love, and we loose our way sometimes. Do you know how long she searched for the perfect Master?  An entity as unique as her will not kneel to anyone Anomolus. Many summoned her and they died trying to control her." Naunet stroked his face which was cold and hardened and froze even more from her touch. "Until you Anomolus. She felt you were worthy to receive her gift of submission her devotion. And look at you now! she has made you a God! This has caused you to have enemies my son, enemies in your own family! and SHE must die! Because I will not have it! and neither will You!. Your clan will ask for Minna, but you cannot let them have her, you will let Kheresket kill them, you will let her take down the Brujah and you will love her until you die! She never wants you to suffer and you will not do the same to her" Tears began to stream down Naunets face as she choked up on her last few words.

Anomolus finally looked at her, even in tears she was beautiful. He was in Amenthes too long. He was ready to go. He got up from the table leaving Naunet behind her innocence was disturbing to him.

Naunet wiped away her tears, and picked up the chalice he left behind there was no point in wasting good wine so she drunk the rest of it and slammed the cup on the table. Kheresket appeared from the hallway at the other end from where Anomolus left. She was dressed in human street clothes of modern day, which consisted of skin tight jeans, a black tank, leather jacket and of course spike heels.

Naunet glanced back. "Take Minna, and summon Azrael when you get there. I don't care if he is loyal to Anomolus. He is bound to you by blood, and adores you, he'll do it. Kill every single one of those pieces of shit you come across, even their elders. Go into their shitty little churches if you have to. Bring them to Amenthes, Kheresket. I want them to suffer, and I want that bitch of a sister of his to die. When Minna is strong enough, kill her and her clan as well.

Kheresket stood there for a moment thinking things over, calculating, communicating. "They have no souls for me to take, but they will get here either way....but...this goes against my binding Mother, Anomolus might have removed the collar but we are still bound, I cannot disobey commands, you can't create me to obey and make me disobey a Master." There was growing fear in Kheresket's voice.

"Kheresket..."

"I've already lied, and hidden things like a common demon. Now you want me to disobey like one. What if I'm banished to that Gods aweful abyss again? I guess that's how they found out I don't like being trapped. My former Master who by the way...when were you going to tell me he was fucking Sakhmet?"

"Kheresket..."

"Fuck it...I'll do it. But when Alphas start jumping out the wood work asking why the hell is Amenthes filling up so damn fast you better be prepared to start goddamned talking cause I'm not saying shit! Not excuse me I have legions of fucking vampires to kill."

 Kheresket stormed back out into the halls, the doorways that led to every sublevel of Amenthes and to one in particular the surface of earth. Hell was about to break loose.

End of Part 2






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The Garden of Nu and Naunet

"You don't trust me" she said looking straight ahead at nothing.  "Of course I do Khere, but you are first and foremost a demon, and you are an untrustworthy lot."


  Kheresket grinned, but it quickly faded. "So I've disappointed you?" she whispered. Anomolus slightly hesitated to answer in a way she did, but how would he explain that? "Not at all My love" she leaned her head back and looked directly at him but Anomolus kept his position. "Then why the hesitation Anomolus? Thousands of years I have been at your side, not once have you hesitated." "Kheresket, he said after another long pause it is when you take me to places and not tell me where. You've been hiding something which is not you, do I have to force you to tell me?"

  Minnaloushe watched them from the other side of the boat, this trip was extremely long the more they stayed on this strange thing the more agitated her parents got, the more they argued and things flew across the boat. Her mother was never giving up information on their location. At times she often wondered did they forget she was there, in the shadows watching. Did they notice she had grown? Did they even care? She caught stray thoughts from her father, he regretted ever knowing her mother. Why? Minna thought. Kheresket was so beautiful, the most misunderstood being in all of Amenthes. Sad thing is....Minna knew where they were going.


Old Acquaintances and Other Strangers:

  Naunet watched as her servants lit the candles in the entry chambers, she was so excited to have guests she oversaw every little detail. She was most interested in meeting Anomolus face to face, she had heard many stories about this strange being in the upper realms and it was about damned time Kheresket bought him here. And of course Minnaloushe...to finally look upon that child's face her... "Still excited I see my love" Nu approached her from behind and kissed her neck. "I know we don't get visitors often but this is a bit much don't you think?" Naunet laughed "Never"...she stopped to think about it for a moment. "Nope never, not when it is Kheresket the Great, and all those other thousands of titles she bears. She's an old one the other half of the fifth. And this is home."

  Nu nodded in agreement. "True, true...let's just hope she doesn't kill him in the process of getting here. I've heard things have been getting ugly. He wants to know where she's taking him of course she won't tell so he's doing what any other Master would do. Punishing her." Naunet frowned and looked down at the floor which suddenly turned to a viewing glass beneath their feet she knew she shouldn't have looked Kheresket was in pain and she felt every bit of it. Nu laid his hand onto her shoulder to calm her. "My dear, Masters..especially Vampire Masters can often be quite cruel, even for our standards." "And where is Minnaloushe?" Naunet asked. "Terrified." Nu said before walking away.

  The Meseket came to a full stop, Minna was excited they had finally come to the end of this long journey, which had seemed to have taken them months. Kheresket was tired, and at this point was thankful she could get this over with. Whatever the end result didn't matter much anymore. The waters had become dark, and they no longer heard the cries of spirits lost, and the souls of the forgotten. This place was quiet...eerie. Anomolus stood and scanned the entire area...nothing. It all seemed devoid of life. "What is this Kheresket?" She just looked at him not saying a word her eyes were in pain. She still was not going to answer him. He stepped towards her but she moved quickly towards the small ramp Aken had set out for them to exit.  The light fog that had descended as they approached parted and encircled her wrists as if welcoming her. Anomolus thought it as strange. As he got closer to her the fog attempted to keep its distance. He looked up and out to see large columns of marble leading them to a walkway.

  Minna was in awe she loved every second of it. To finally see this place, her mother whispered stories about it as she laid swimming inside her womb of darkness. She reached her hand out to touch one of the columns and the light fog happily encircled her arm. As it cleared monstrous statues were lined against what appeared to be a temple bathed in some form of light. Anomolus as he walked, stared at each of the statues, they all looked like his wife. Even down to her menacing grin. He quickly turned to face her. "What the hell is going on here? Will you ever fucking explain this to me Kheresket? I will NOT beg you!" Kheresket moved closer to Anomolus fearing what else he might do to her. Tears streaming down her face, she had lied, betrayed and caused her Master, her Lover, her Husband to hate her. To...mistrust her. She was a common demon and she should be treated like one. But there was no other way to explain this. "Maes..." he cut off her words by grabbing her by the throat. "I tire of your weakness Kheresket" His words were calm and more calculated then his usual heated. How ironic Khere thought...to die here of all places, a shrine built for her eons ago. Her home, the place where Gods had to die to get to. The place where she was created, the place where she was born...

  "Father don't..." came a familiar voice, Anomolus had not heard in so long his heart broke the instant he heard it. He pushed Kheresket away, who checked her neck making sure it was still in place. He stood in shock staring at the girl whom the voice belonged to, but she was no longer a girl. She was a grown woman, her red long hair cascaded down her shoulders. She was his favorite, the one most like him, in every possible way. She stood there like a porcelain doll. "Amenei...?"  she stepped forward and took his hand, Anomolus looked down at it, blinded by the tears in his eyes. "Why?" he choked on the word. He looked broken, inside and out. Kheresket was scared to death but she had to start talking and fast. "Anomolus....a long time ago..." she paused, and stepped back. Anomolus raised his head and glared at her. As she began to speak again the temple doors opened, Kheresket couldn't think of a more inappropriate time for her to show up. Just make it worse for me she thought.

The doors opened to a grand room of gold, and silver tables lining each side, and it's heavy large gold thrones sat in the back. Anomolus wondered if he would ever get his explanation or more interruptions.  The creature that opened the doors gave him another shock, she looked exactly like Kheresket. Could this place get anymore strange. Would she sound like her as well? "No I sound and act like the other one. Please..my child...begin your troubled story, and then..I will tell mine." The woman walked back to one of the thrones and promptly sat down straightening out her robes. Then she acted as if she wasn't even there. Waiting for Khere to either start..or finish. whichever.

"Kheresket just tell me, this is tiring." Anomolus was worn down at this point. He sat down at the nearest table, the chair was so comfortable he could fall asleep, he was so tired. Amenei, and Minna took seats near him as well as Kheresket. Finally she began again..."Anomolus a long time ago, a bargain was made, when Azrael died, Amenthes could not function without death. I had to not only give up some of my power but I had to give a life in order to keep death. Amenei agreed to it. She wasn't going to be here alone. Nephthys is here as well." "So you not only lied to me you lied to Sandalio too? Not that I give a shit about him and his feelings but still...Neph left without a word, Amenei is his child to. You took her from all of us Kheresket that is unacceptable." a servant came by and filled the chalice in front of Anomolus with bloodwine, strangely it had Khere's blood in it when he tasted it. At that point he didn't want to know. "What would you have me do leave Amenthes to ruin? You act as if I didn't loose anything."

  Anomolus looked at her and laughed. "You silly bitch, you didn't loose anything, you knew she was here all the goddamned time!" Kheresket rose from her seat "I'd be careful of my words if I were you Anomolus, your power means nothing here, your words mean nothing here, and I will no longer tolerate this abuse. You have the fucking answers you've been dying for. Open your little eyes and look around you "My love" things are not always what they appear. I did it to protect this family." Kheresket stormed off, she had had enough of this. Anomolus took a drink. "Your mother is deranged." Amenei leaned back in her chair. "So I guess no one plans on telling me where the hell we are? So you died but not really..." Amenei stayed silent, she had been this way since she first spoke when they came off the Meseket, she eyed an empty chalice in front of her and watched it instantly fill with a regular dark colored wine, she lifted the chalice and swirled it around. Pausing before spoke. Minna watched both of them. Her father was a mess and her new sister was a interesting creature she wanted to know more about.

"She's not deranged Father...after all you love her wouldn't that make you slightly deranged as well?" Amenei took a drink from the chalice and smiled.  "I didn't die, I was traded. It was my decision and mine alone. I care about Azrael too much. This place...is where they come to when they...or shall I say...WE die. It's the Primordial Waters of Chaos, it's where mother was created. I figured you would have known that when you got here...you know with all the calmness and not actual chaos. But I suppose you were too busy beating information out of my mother."

"Amenei..."

"It's OK Father you're a Master I get it. I'm not angry, someday I'll be on that conquest for the perfect Master just like my mother. Now that I know I can leave here.

Anomolus was confused.

"I never wanted that for you, you are a princess, and heir to your mothers throne."

"Yes but Father...I'd have to kill to get that...something I'd be happy to do since dear old sis isn't doing her job. Which by the way, how is it that she is still alive with her recent disrespect to Kheresket? Or did that slip by you as well? You and the wolf need to sit and have a chat." Amenei turned her attention to Minnaloushe her new little sister was so beautiful the perfect combination of both her parents she ran her fingers through Minna's hair. Minna smiled. "Minna come let me show you around this beautiful place, it will be the only time you will ever get to see it in your lifetime. Let us allow our father to wallow in his sadness." Minna thought her sister was extremely bold at her choice of words, and she loved it. They both got up and exited through a hall by the Queens throne. Anomolus, listened to them as they chatted and laughed down the hallway his daughters. But then he thought...what the hell was going on around him? Everyone spoke in code, no one came right out and said anything. He had to find out just what exactly it was that everyone was hiding. Maybe that's what it was they wanted him to do....

Stay put for part two coming up...

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