CHAPTER 1 Vassago
"Do you think she has any idea of her importance?" An evil grin played across Astaroth's lips.
Vassago looked ponderingly at the girl standing before him unknowing of his presence. He shook his head slowly. "Not a clue. She thinks she is worthless. Believes it actually."
Astaroth's smile faded as she gazed at Vassago. "Surely you have no sympathy for this mortal bitch? Your job is to keep her off track and away from the light. Not to sympathize!" she spat.
Vassago broke his gaze from the girl and in a fluid motion grabbed Astaroth by the neck and held her up. "Do not presume to think that I feel anything, but malice for this woman." his tone calm but sound.
Astaroth vanished beneath Vassago's grip. In the place of her human form was a glowing orb of black and dark purple swirling masses. "The bearer of light has plans for this one. It will free us all. Do not attempt anything foolish."
Vassago gave the woman a fleeting glance and then too disolved into a dark orb. The two beings drifted off and vanished altoghether.