Alessio led PD into main hall of the house. At this point, PD’s head was quickly filling with many questions. Who is behind this plot? How is Alessio still able to communicate? Where did Suspectum wander off?
This last question was answered soon after entering the conservatory. Upon entering this magnificent room, PD could only gasp in awe. The entire back wall of the room was an ornate heavy-glass window. The conservatory seemed to be the only room not cut off from the real world. Rows of plants, mainly aloe vera, blossomed beautifully under the gentle glow of the moon.
In the center of the room was what had to be the strangest site PD had ever seen. A weird-looking device stood there. Inside of it, a Gila Monster was suspended in a green liquid. Finally, on the floor in front of the device, Suspectum knelt on his pudgy paws in a bowing position.
“Suspectum, what are you doing?”
“Ssssilence,” the Gila Monster replied. “Pay ressspect to my leader.”
“Your leader? You mean we found him?” PD asked excitedly.
Suspectum only nodded. Meanwhile, Alessio had been playing with some buttons on the device’s control panel. He claimed he was spying when they set it up. He managed to drain the fluids and open the contraption. Immediately, the Gila Monster woke up.
“Oh! Thank you very much,” this Gila Monster replied. “ I am very grateful.”
Suspectum still remained in a loyal position. PD was a little confused.
“So,” he asked, “who are you?”
“My name is Cinctum. Unfortunately, we have little time for pleasantries.”
It was clear Cinctum spoke without as much hissing as his fellow Gila Monster.
“What do you mean?” PD asked, a bit puzzled.
“This whole thing was a trap! You were supposed to find me! We must leave!”
PD and Alessio looked at each other, bewildered. Suspectum remained bowing.
“He’s quite right, you know,” came an unfamiliar voice from behind them. “This is a trap. And, it appears to have worked.”
Before they could look to find the speaker, a cage dropped over the two Gila Monsters. Simultaneously, a sphinx-hair net dropped onto PD, instantly transforming him back to human. When they were finally able to look, all four victims were horrified at who they found.
Last Edit: Dec 24, 2005 18:28:47 GMT -5 by polydactyl
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