Orena was dreaming heavily her castle and labyrinth of nightmares was visible as if she was really there. Her demon horses, gargoyles, serpents and dragons were all running the place in her absence. She missed her castle and her people it was a second home to her it was her escape from reality. She even missed her demon like wolves, now these creatures would rival that of the demon dogs that were running around.
They were covered in fur with lean bodies and long tails some were bushy with spikes others just had tails that were wolf like and could curl around themselves. Variety was good when it came to her security in her throne room there were two wolves at each side one named Shadow a deadly male wolf that used to frighten children by entering their dreams before Orena tamed him by giving him love and a home his black fur seemed to shine as he moved and is blue eyes shone bright. Lilith a female wolf was a different matter she had a vicious appetite for murders and intruders and would go blood-thirsty for months before finding her next victim to devour. Her fur was pure white and her eyes were a piercing red.
Intruders were her main diet these days, but murders were a special treat and were hard to come by. So any king or queen that didn’t want to have the issue of executing their murders sent them to her castle to give to Lilith who was more then happy to oblige to the task since she loved playing with her food before eating them in a bloody gory way.
Orena always had Lilith clean her mess since she never tolerated an unclean castle or labyrinth, but in most cases she did allow Lilith to drag her food to the dungeons or the Lake of Blood a place not even Jareth would enter or would want to see, for the lake is nothing but a watery blood filled drenched place where Orena’s enemies meet their fate when they thought her realm would be taken by force oh, were they all so wrong.
Orena could see her throne room and there was Shadow and Lilith talking to each other and laughing about something amusing. Suddenly they both stopped and listened both sniffed the air and howled “ Mistress have you returned?” curious Orena spoke “ Hello Shadow, Lilith how are things in my realm.” Both wolves stepped down from the throne and gazed around there was no sign of Orena, but she could be heard.
“ Where are you mistress?” Lilith asked looking around with her red eyes. “ Here.” Orena said stepping out of the darkness and into the light of burning torches and the large black granite fireplace.
Both wolves charged with delight and knocked Orena to the ground. Licking and rubbing against their leader for they were happy to see her alive and well. Shadow’s very long slender tongue was out and wrapped around Orena while Lilith’s long slender spiked tail wrapped around both her and her mistress.
“ Alright you two I’m glad to see you as well please let go.” Both reluctantly did and sat next to Orena who was covered in saliva and bits of fur. “ Oh, my your different than normal mistress why your hair it’s a well a shimmery gold then usual.” Shadow said running his paw along her hair and examining it up close.
“ Agreed, you have changed mistress and your aura is somewhat recognizable, but with a strange twist and you have a slightly different smell what is this change?” Lilith asked as she looked Orena over.
Orena told them what had happened to her and Sarah and how Armel tried to help her along with his father to enhance her healing time, but it went terribly wrong. While she fought his spell she remembered seeing a beautiful golden dragon with emerald eyes that rose deep within her and came out, but only to retreat back again when they were in midair after that she went uncousious and hit the ground which she didn’t feel and then she was having this dream. Lilith and Shadow just gapped at her what on earth would try to kill their mistress and the strange female dragon that for a moment consumed Orena only to retreat back inside her.
“ This is most unsettling beyond compare.” Shadow said while passing in front of the fireplace. “ Yes well at least your safe now mistress no need to worry about those demon dogs in fact we have been very busy keeping them out of this place and having a snack now and then they are great BBQed. Lilith said smiling her toothy smile at the thought of BBQed demon dog.
“ I’m sure but what do you suppose they want with me? I had a dream about two of them and they would be back to get me for their master who was interested in me. So far that hasn’t happened.” Shadow stopped and pondered Lilith was quite thinking about an answer.
“ I think we must proceed with caution your in danger my mistress and that is unsettling about this strange being whoever it is trying to abduct you.”
Lilith growled low in her throat and her tail wrapped around Orena in a protective gesture. “ Over my dead body will anyone or thing dead or alive will have my mistress taken from us or her lover.”
Lilith made that her promise she liked Armel not because he was a prince but he was one badass bad boy. He was handsome and could be compared to Hellsings Alucard from the anime show. “ You know its been a while since you have been here mistress and Armel hasn’t been in a while. Why not come and hang out for a while everyone would be excited to see you both and we can find out more about these delicious demon dogs. Lilith proposed licking her black lips.
“ Alright I suppose it wouldn’t hurt to come back for a while it has been ages since I’ve been here and besides Jareth and Sarah need some alone time I think.”
Orena got up and looked around her throne room one more time before turning back to her wolves.
“ I don’t suppose a clean up of the castle would hurt would it? Looks like a few cleaners have been neglecting their duties as of late. Lilith have the small dragons clean the windows and high areas and find those maids I hired months ago to refresh the rooms and bedding I want everything gleaming by the time I return which should be in a few days give or take.”
She then looked over at shadow. “ I want my steeds Nightmare and Reaper to come to the Labyrinth beyond the goblin city with my favorite carriage within a few days for me and Armel. I trust you can handle those two yourself Shadow?”
Orena asked him her eyes looking straight at him for any sign of fear. “ Please Mistress those two are a piece of cake when it comes to your demon horses just a few carrots and red roses and they are as sweet as come be besides once I tell them they will be picking you up they would gladly rush to you.” Shadow bowed and kissed his mistresses hand before whispering in her ear.
“ We have all missed you mistress your safe return is all we want and I with Lilith shall keep an eye on your dreams for you. You will be safe from those monsters what ever the cost that we promise you.”
Lilith in turn rubbed her body against Orena and half purred a deep note in the throat.
“ I will return soon then we can have fun, but let me get this new body figured out and this riddle with the dragon. Then we can have all the fun that we used to have.” Orena kissed both of them on the check before vanishing back to her own body and a bright sunny morning.