P R E V I O U S L Y I N
S P I D E R F I N G E R S
After sweeping cake crumbs from her mouth, Steph limped over to the window of the living room, so fully aware now that this area, well it wasn’t a house at all.
'Rationality is useless here.' she said turning to look out the window.
'Aha!,' replied the blue gentleman, 'You're getting warmer.'
How the police hadn’t solved all this amused Steph slightly. These were clear dispatches and all because of the repetition of the number 26. She felt a pride playing gumshoe because Steph, why, she saw the letter A whereas everybody else buying the Evening Standard, well they would only see 1FROM26=7OF8. Steph took to scribbling out eight underscores:
‘The riddle is easy,' announced Steph, 'but the real mystery isn’t breaking the key. I still don’t know what word he’s trying to share.’
The blue man bounced on the spot in a rather undignified celebration shouting, ‘Very good Priestess! You're getting warmer.’ and to Steph’s astonishment, he began to chatter his teeth.
‘Now I’ve said my ABC,’ squeaked Elemeno in a girlish voice, ‘Tell me what you make of me?’ Elemeno’s arms outstretched wildly with the proclamation – blood slinging out across Steph’s chest and legs. Instinctively, Steph stepped back from the duo, her back against the window.
‘Good, good!’ said the blue man smiling up at Elemeno’s pin hole of a mouth, ‘What do you make of her Priestess?’
‘I do maths too!' said Elemeno, 'You wanna hear my maths?’
‘You are now the heir to all that is Spiderfingers. Your life, the chaos-bomb, it’s exploded, made itself known upon the radar of servants to the most powerful. These aggrieved deities have weakened the army that would have protected you from their jealousy – they have your scent priestess.’ And he ardently nodded his head upwards to indicate Steph’s attention to the smoke, its hashish incense fragrance gravitating up from her crisping blazing hair,
‘Maths! I can do maths too!’ said Elemeno mid handstand.
‘We feel that it is now safe for you to return to the outside world, resume your survivalists quest!’
'Come along Elemeno,' announced the blue man arising, 'let's go see if He Who is Red has found that godawful Mr Lime.'