scene from the “House of Eternity” of Queen Nefertari, Valley of the Queens, QV66, west ‘Uaset’-Thebes: personified 'Djed’-pillar (sacred to the God Osiris) with two 'Ankh’-signs on the wrists and flanked by two 'Uas’-scepter. On the top, the hieroglyphic symbol for “Sky”.
Your mom went to high school with a girl who went and got pretty good at singing songs, and her band came to town, so we grabbed dinner and a Valley Queen show at South on Main with the McVays tonight. A nationally recognized musician has yet to emerge from among my high school classmates, but I’m only 17 years out of school, so maybe there’s still time. (My money’s on Matt Rakes.)
Power. It was never something I knew I wanted. But once I got
a taste of it, I became addicted, wanting more and more.
And power was flowing through me as I played with the arrow,
dancing it teasingly around Malia’s throat, relaxing comfortably in my plush
“Well Scott,” I smile warmly at the werewolf, whose eyes were
flashing red. “Isn’t this an interesting turn of events?”
“I mean I never saw this coming,” I said pointing to myself, “Did
you Scott, did you see me turning into a-“ “Monster?” Liam cut in angrily.
Theo growled, advancing on the beta. I grab his wrist, “Wait,
wait,” I said smiling.
“Aren’t we all monsters here?” I ask, letting go off Theo as
I lay back in my seat.
“I mean Scott, I know you got your red eyes from being “true”
and all but you’re not a very good alpha.”
I could see Void Stiles and Theo looking at me curiously from
beneath their lashes but I knew exactly what I was doing.
“Aren’t true alpha’s supposed to save everyone? You haven’t
exactly done that now have you?” I watched Scott shift uneasily, but out of the
corner of my eyes I saw Lydia slowly trying to pull Malia away from my arrow.
“Uh oh.” I said with the same tone you would use on a five
year old. I flicked my wrist and the arrow pierced Malia’s neck, just enough
for it to bleed. Lydia jumped, backing away and I smirked.
“Anyway, my point is Scott, you haven’t really saved anyone.
I mean not Aiden,” Lydia flinched at his name, “not Stiles,” I looked up at
Void Stiles, smiling fondly at him, surprisingly he returned the favour. “Not
Scott’s whole body shook but I wasn’t sure whether it was
rage or sadness.
“How did it feel Scott?” I ask, leaning forward, my elbows
resting on my knees. “How did it feel to have her die in your arms?”
Scott roared, running straight towards me, fangs bared. Theo
caught him mid swing, his claws so close to me I felt the air move around my cheek.
I looked at Void Stiles and nodded. He stalked up to Lydia,
who backed up into a corner.
An arrow rose by itself from the floor, guided by my thoughts
as it flew through the air and landed in Lydia’s leg.
Lydia let out what would have been an ear shattering scream
if Void Stiles hadn’t caught her around the mouth.
Dark lines exploded on his fingers and up his hands as he
took in the power of Lydia’s scream, completely draining her.
Once Void Stiles let her go, she collapsed, blood trickling
from her ears.
“That feel good?” I called to Void Stiles, his eyes bright. “Oh
you have no idea!” He shouted giddily and I laugh.
With a loud roar Liam charged at me. I pulled up one of the
fallen arrows from the floor, and with on swift throw it hit Liam square in the
forehead, stopping him dead in his tracks.
From the corner Scott screamed, clutching his own head as
Theo struck him in the chest.
Blood trickled from Liam’s head as his knees gave out. I
leant out and caught him, looking into his blue eyes rolling around in his
head. “Heal from the sweetheart.” I whispered as I dropped his body to the
scene from the “House of Eternity” of Queen Nefertari, Valley of the Queens, QV66, west ‘Uaset’-Thebes: the Goddess Maat kneeling and spreading Her wings in protection; on Her head She wears the feather. On the ceiling, the starry night sky
Valley Queen’s music is rich with nuance and depth, rooted deep in California country. They are working toward that debut record, and three songs they played at the Tiny Desk were unreleased. Get an early glimpse of some growing talent.Here.
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