Between Two Fires - Fic Version: Prologue -XelfiBetween Two Fires - Fic Version: Prologue -Xelfi by MoonStarDutchess
Between Two Fires
Original Plot from a comic by Rinoaebastel/Rinoax
Fanfiction version by: MoonStarDutchess
Prologue: Shattered Pot and Spilled Tea
She stared down at her favorite teapot, one that took a lot of cursing, four visits from Xellos, three maces to his face, and five efforts to fire, before she got it formed just the way she wanted it. Painting it took another six visits from Xellos and curse words she didn't think she had the ability to speak due to her oh so proper upbringing at the temple. Xellos drew many things out of her, every one of them negative just as he wished. When she'd let out a melodic string of curses in his direction, he had the most pleasant look on his face, like she had when taking a huge sip of the rare tea blend she got but once a year.
She removed a tin of tea from her cupboard, opened it, and scooped some into the pot, careful not to spill any since it was expensive. She'd bought it especially from a shop at the center o
To Live Another Day 87Slayers: AliveTo Live Another Day 87 by MikariStar
Episode 087: Forward! Moving Step By Step
After taking a few more seconds to look into the mirror of truth, Amelia broke the long silence that hung between her and Zelgadis. "Time to use the key," she retrieved it from her pocket, thankful that it had not been lost in the water. She approached the silver tile on the wall. "I'm going to use the key now, Zelgadis."
"Yes..." Zelgadis continued staring into his reflection with bitter longing. This was who he could be, his human self.
"Let's be on our guard just in case," Amelia looked at Zelgadis for a long moment. He nodded in response to her warning, indicating that he had heard her, but didn't move an inch from his position staring into the mirror. Taking a deep somewhat concerned breath, Amelia inserted the silver key into the matching keyhole on the silver tile on the wall and turned it. The response was a soft click and nothing more. A few seconds passed and Amelia was about to conclude that there were no further obsta
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Episode 086: Annoying! Tricky Treasure Guards
After the Dragon Slayers poisoned Filia and Phythan, Filia made Phythan take the only antidote and thus a new mission began to find a spell book that could heal Filia of her fatal poisoning. The needed book was in a vault underground beneath the wooden clock tower that required three keys to open it, which needed to be inserted into locations far from the vault itself. Looking to speed things up, the team took four separate paths with Xellos and Filia heading towards the vault. Lina and Gourry had the first key, Amelia and Zelgadis the second, Onyx and Phythan the third. Unfortunately, Celo and Tiffany failed to warn them that the paths were guarded.
Lina and Gourry found an unpleasant surprise in the shape of a giant octopus that used an incantation to curse them into speaking octopice, rendering Lina unable to cast any spells. "Octo, octo, octopus!" The giant octopus attacked Lina and Gourry, who jumped left and right of it
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Episode 085: Antidote! A Classic Fairytale Legend
To say Xellos was very enraged would be an understatement. No one bossed him around... except maybe Beast Master, but that was a whole different story.
"That's it, dragon, eat it all up," one of the Dragon Slayers was giving Phythan some strange gummy things that Xellos knew were not regular candy.
Phythan wasn't in any conditions to tell the difference though. "Hee hee, yummy candy!" Before he knew it, he was sound asleep.
"Knock that horn clean off with Flare Arrows!" The Dragon Slayer leader commanded, still holding Filia hostage.
"Hey Xellos," Filia was starting to get impatient with the situation. "How come yer not rescuing me like like like a damsel from those romance novels?"
"Maybe because the villains in those novels are polite enough to tie the damsel over a boiling pit of lava instead of inconveniently holding her hostage with a poisonous dagger to her neck?" Dire situation or not, Xellos was still Xellos and h