The Halloween Party at Cupid's Temple

I finally made it!

Date: 10/24/97
From: Destine

Here's the next part. I hope I can keep everything straight that's going on at this party.


Destine and Sinbad walked down the stairs and into the hallway that lead into the foyer. They heard voices inside and hung back a little so they could just slip in with the two new guests. One Destine recognized as Iphicles, the other man she had never seen before. ~Oh, this is so silly,~ she thought to herself, ~I'm just going to go a head and go in, no sense standing around in my own home.~ So she pulled on Sinbad's hand and brought him out to meet the two men. After the introductions were made they walked into the main ball room.

The ball room looked beautiful, well, as beautiful as it could look with fake spider's webs draped about the room in strategic spots and candles giving off an errie glow. It was a Halloween party after all Destine had to remind herself. She saw many of the other priestesses already there.

She saw Kiari over by the buffet tables listening to another version of the Joxer song. Jenni, Hercules, Ped and Draco stood in a group near the bar. And some blonde woman with Caesar was doing body shots. ~I wonder if Kim knows that someone else learned her trick?~ Destine thought idily as she looked toward the bar. ~Wait, that *is* Kim! What did she do to her hair?~ she thought in shock as she noticed her friend. ~Well, she pulls it off well, no matter what happened to it~ As she scaned the dance floor she saw Zelena and Cecrops taking a turn about the floor and enjoying it from the looks of it. She was about to look around some more when she saw Sinn approach her and Sinbad. Dread swelled her throat shut, suppose they didn't want him here? What was she going to do then?

Sinn came up and hugged her and her fears vanished. "Glad you made it," Sinn said.

"I'm glad I could make it too, Sinn. I wouldn't have missed it. I guess I should introduce you to my date," Destine said with a smile and gestured towards him, "This is Sinbad. He's an old, uh, friend."

"I'm pleased to meet the High Priestess of Cupid's Temple. It is an honor," Sinbad said as he bowed low in front of Sinn.

"Glad to meet you and I hope you have a good time. I hate to run off so soon, but I need to speak with Jenni. Will you excuse me?" Sinn asked.

"Sure. I can always talk to you later," Destine replied.

She watched as Sinn went to Jenni at the bar, said a few words to her, and then they walked out on the balcony together. ~What has been going on while I was in my room? I hope everything's ok.~

"So, are we going to stand in the doorway all evening, or are we going to dance?" a voice whispered in her ear.

Destine snapped out of her thoughts and smiled at Sinbad. "I thought you'd never ask."

Just as Sinbad started to lead them to the dance floor Destine caught sight of Ares comming toward her....and he didn't look happy.

"Uh-oh. We're in trouble,"


Oh, BTW, I posted the next part to my scroll at Ares' temple, in case anyone's interested. (I'm shameless, I know. )


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