Key Seven: Prep Time:
Meanwhile, Road had to get started on her work. Her plans got moved up to tomorrow night. Aizen needed to break Allen faster. But first, she would need some tools to make it happen. Lucky for her, the monster knew the right place to get them.
Road took the elevator to Paradise. Heh, looked the same as always. The red jasmine perfume didn’t faze her. She only had one destination in mind. Road walked all the way down the hall. She arrived at the last door on the right. The monster knocked on the door.
“Who is it?” a woman’s voice asked.
“It’s me, Road Kamelot,” Road said. “I have an appointment with you today.” There was a pause from the other side of the door.
“Enter!” the woman said. The door slid open. Road walked inside. The smell of the perfume had died down. The music sounded muzzled. She didn’t pay attention to the spinning pink colored lights from the ceiling. On either side of her were shelves and shelves of sex toys. Some of them were old while others were new. On the other side of the room was counter. A woman in black leather clothing leaned over reading a porno mag. Road walked up to the counter and rang the bell.
“Yeah?” the clerk asked. The other monster cleared her throat.
“I have come for more supplies,” she said. “What do you have?”
“Soft or rough?” the clerk asked. Road broke into a huge grin.
“Rough,” she said. The other monster glanced up at her.
“1 to 10?” she asked.
“Pardon?” Road asked. The clerk closed her magazine.
“How rough do you want to go?” she asked. “1 to 10?”
“Ah!” the mistress said. “Eleven.” The clerk smiled.
“Come with me,” she said. She turned and walked to the back. Road followed behind with a smirk.
The back of the shop was for special interests. A smoky smell filled the air. Road didn’t mind it. She has smelt worse. But that’s not why she was here. The clerk turned to her.
“Where do you want to go?” she asked. “Any kinks in particular? Or are you keeping it basic?” Road looked around at the whips on the wall.
“Hm…” she said. She reached out for a giant cat o’ nine tails. The leather of the handle made her shiver.
“Is this for rent?” Road asked.
“Yeah,” the clerk said. “This is a personal favorite of everyone in Paradise.”
“I can see why,” the mistress said.
“Interested?” the other monster asked. Road turned to her.
“Did you have to ask?” she asked. She took it off the wall. The tails called out to her.
“Yes,” Road said. “This will be perfect.” Her eyes started to light up.
“What else do you have?” she asked.
“How adventurous are you talking?” the clerk asked. Road took a moment to think.
“How adventurous are we talking?” she asked.
“Well, there is branding, pegging, fire play, pet play, electric play, spanking, humiliation,” the other monster listed. “We have every sort of fetish here that you can think of.” Road began to smile.
“What do you use for branding?” she asked. The clerk smiled.
“Let me show you,” she said. They walked over to a display case on a counter. Road looked down at all of the fancy knives in a glass display case. She gave off a low whistle.
“Beautiful, aren’t they?” the clerk asked. “They aren’t used for everyday use. They are only used for branding of angels.”
“Is that all you use?” Road asked.
“We also use fire branding,” she said. The mistress took a moment to think.
“Fire branding seems to mainstream,” she said. “Give me your best knives.” The clerk gave her a little smirk.
“Would you like to see the vibrators and dildos too?” she asked.
“What kinds do you have?” Road asked.
“Come with me,” the other monster said. The girls headed back up to the front of the shop.
Time does not exist for Allen. How long had he been lying here? He didn’t know anymore. Tyki looked up at his watch.
“Heh,” he said. The doctor got up and pulled out the tube. By now, it started running clear. He flashed a light into Allen’s eyes.
“Can you hear me?” he asked. The angel didn’t move. Tyki held up a mirror underneath Allen’s nose. He drew it back fogged up.
“Good, good,” he said. The doctor bandaged up the wound on Allen’s chest. He walked over to the wall on the side and picked up the receiver. One quick call later and he was done with his part. Now he just needed to wait. Allen lay on the table still strapped down. Aizen had calmed down in his body. Same with his heart. But his parasite “buddy” was still there. Allen rolled his eyes and softly groaned. Was he going to be stuck with him forever?
Tyki was about to go to sleep when the door opened. He turned to see Road standing in the doorway. She had her bags at her side.
“He’s already to go,” her uncle said. Road picked up.
“Nice,” she said. She set down her gear and pulled out the leash. Tyki happened to peek down into her bag.
“Oh!” he said. “Having a good night tonight?”
“Uh-huh,” she said as he hooked the leash on the collar. Allen didn’t like the sound of that. Road turned to her uncle.
“A little help?” she asked.
“Oh, hang on,” Tyki said. He walked up and unlocked Allen’s restraints. Road pulled her pet off the table.
“Thank you,” she said. She looked down at Allen. “Come along.” The angel walked with her against his will. Tyki waved them off.
“Have a good day,” he said. Road waved back. Allen cursed himself in his mind. That crazy doctor was joking, right? If he had more control of his body, the angel would’ve turned around and tried to choke out the doctor. But here he was leaving to go back to the cage. Road smirked to herself.
Or so he thought.