Therianthropy: The Unseen Evil 5

Updated on February 18, 2019
Jacqueline4390 profile image

Ms. Williamson is a published author and educator with a Bachelor of Business, Master of Public Administration, and Master of Science!

The Sensing of Approaching Danger ...

Jenny has been in Portville for two weeks now. She has to go to Clay’s supervisor and explain an incredible story of how he died and what her future plans are.

“That’s quite a story, Jenny.” Darren Mitchell says.

“I didn’t expect you to believe me, Darren.” Jenny states looking directly at him, “But I know you do.”

“Eddie and Kevin had discussed with me at lengths their feelings regarding the Christmas Cottage Inn. At first, I just thought they were spreading old wives tales but then your information convinced me.” Darren confesses.

“I just can’t shake the feeling that this is not over.” Jenny says.

“It’s not—” Sheriff Hamilton has been standing at the door. “I’m Sheriff Henry Hamilton from Davis County.” He extends a hand to Darren Mitchell. Then both men firmly shake.

“How are you, Sheriff Hamilton? Please, close the door behind you.” Darren cautions.

“What is it, Sheriff Hamilton?” Jenny asks, already aware of what he might say.

“Hugo and Webster have been brutally murdered, and Josh has gone into hiding. Madame Zaire sent me here.” Henry advises.

“NO! I knew there was something just not right about Victor Andrews. And now dear Hugo! No, no, no!” Jenny burst into tears. Both men are at her side trying to console her.

“Hugo saved me on more than one occasion. I told him to be careful when Victor Andrews came to the Christmas Cottage Inn. There was something unnatural about that man.” Jenny laments.

Sheriff Henry Hamilton
Sheriff Henry Hamilton

Henry Hamilton begins the story of what he knows about Hugo’s and Webster’s death. Then he retells the fascinating story regarding Phineas and Victor Andrews.

“Therianthropy!” Jenny cries.

“Exactly!” Henry says.

“I fear you are in greater danger than I could possibly imagine.” Darren says.

“You know about Therianthropy?” Henry asks.

“I became fascinated with it after my discussions with Eddie and Kevin. Those two are deep into the occult. Again, I dismissed it as just mythology. But now—you will need to get out of that apartment.” Darren advises.

“That is a good idea.” Sheriff Hamilton agrees.

“But what about my lease?” Jenny says, always being practical.

“Hang the lease!” Darren exclaims. “You are a rich woman. Just get your lawyers to get you out of that lease. Hell, sublease the place, girl. Just get out of there.”

“Darren is right, Jenny. That’s the first place that Victor will be looking for you. Oh, by the way, Madame Zaire sent this talisman for you. You have to wear it at all times. Do you understand me, at all times!” Henry is emphatic.

“I understand perfectly well, sheriff.” Jenny says taking the talisman and putting it around her neck. It seems to glow next to her skin.

“That greedy bastard of a husband really got you into some deep dung here. None of us could understand, at first, why you married him. However, after these past events, it’s obvious that supernatural forces could have played a part.” Darren surmises.

None of the men at Cumberland Manufacturing Company liked Clay. He made it clear that he felt he was better than the others and once he married Jenny—it was all too obvious what his plans were.

“Do you have a plan, sheriff?” Jenny asks.

“No, not at the moment.” Was Henry’s reply.

“Well, I think I have one—but I’ll need to consult Eddie and Kevin first. It could be very dangerous!” Darren informs them.

“I’m all ears.” Henry Hamilton replies.

Victor is about to claim his next victim ...
Victor is about to claim his next victim ...

A Minor Setback ...

Jenny has been moved into the home of Darren and Emily Mitchell. Darren explains the story to his astonished wife. She readily agrees to house Jenny, giving her use of the spare bedroom. Since Jenny hasn’t officially returned to work, she is obliged to confine herself temporarily within those four walls until later.

Eddie and Kevin have constructed a mannequin to resemble Jenny, equipped with her cologne and a look-alike wig. Then they situate it in Jenny’s bed and begin to line the windows with wolfbane which is supposed to also work with Ailuranthropy. Each is armed with a gun that has a single silver bullet. It will critically wound Victor Andrews, but not kill him. This would give them a chance to bind him in golden threads.

Sheriff Hamilton contacted Madame Zaire to acquire the necessary incantation to immobilize Victor so that they could imprison the spirit of Viktoria Andras in an earthen urn. Everything is set.

Later that night, Eddie dims the lights in preparation for the ritual. Phineas makes his way from the street to a drainage pipe which lead to the patio of the Chateau Palmer—the penthouse where Jenny and Clay Albright had lived.

As the creature creeps closer, Kevin begins to feel slightly ill.

“Damn!” He exclaims to himself. “What a time for my allergies to kick in. And me without my Benadryl.”

Since the glass patio door is not fully closed, Phineas has no problem getting into the bedroom and takes several steps before his metamorphosis into Victor.

“At last, I will have my ultimate revenge! You thought that you’d destroyed me when I fell into that pit. Now we will see who has the last laugh!” Victor proclaims. However, before he can contract and extend his razor-sharp talons, Kevin sneezes.

“What?” Victor turns around and spots Kevin in a dark corner. As Victor prepares to pounce he catches the glimmer of steel. Reverting to Phineas, he tears through the plate glass and falls several floors to the pavement below.

“Why didn’t you tell somebody that you were allergic to cats?” Eddie demands.

“Who cares about that? Nothing could have survived that fall.” Kevin defends. Both he and Eddie rush to the balcony. There on the pavement lies Phineas.

To Be Continued ...

© 2019 Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, letterpile.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://letterpile.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)