Cassandra Syndrome (ONC2019 LONGLISTER)
"You're not planning anything sinister, are you?" I threw imaginary daggers at him with my eyes and tentatively placed my fingers against his.
Without any warning, he clasped my hand then drew it to his mouth for a quick kiss. His lips was soft and warm.
I pulled my hand back quickly as my head spun, the electric currents running through my body made me feel muddled and disoriented.
I narrowed my eyes at him and mumbled, "What did you do to me?"
The stranger stood far away from me, his sharp gaze scanning from left to right.
"I have done anything I could to help you, Cassandra. But maybe it was meant to happen."
My tongue felt swollen, my mouth felt dry. It feels like I have swallowed bitter cottonballs. Ugh, I wanted throw up. "What are you talking about?"
"You had the Aegis wrapped around you so I wouldn't be able to protect you from the gods." He shook his head in pity. "They have located you, Cassandra, and now you're going to die."
Cassandra has never found a fortune teller on Earth that could read her future. It's always the same cards she got over and over again from the different tarot readers she approached.
High Priestess and the Four Knights.
Knight of Pentacles. Knight of Swords. Knight of Wands. Knight of Cups.
And the last one? The ominous Death Card.
Every fortune teller has no idea what they meant and they have completely given up on her fate. Even she, herself, has given up.
Until one of the Knights showed up.
And tried to kill her.
"Be careful who you trust.
A demon was an angel once."
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