An excerpt from LIGHT MY FIRE ~ EMERALD SEER II
2008 – Lucian
Why anybody loved the dampness of downtown Seattle escaped him. It reminded him too much of his time in London. The people smelled just as foul now as then, homeless bums and meth heads milling about begging for money, polluting downtown with their utter disregard for life, especially their own. Strange how you could walk a few miles in any direction and find an entirely different population of people and certain neighborhoods fared better than others at holding the riff raff at bay. Walk a few more miles and you could find water or mountain with plenty of beauty to steal even the hardest man’s affections. Still, he sought the witch Sophia and this is where she lived. Lucian followed her for weeks, watching her actions and reactions, wondering if she practiced as her ancestor had. More often than not, Lucian wondered if she practiced magic anymore at all. Each day it seemed less and less likely.