Hex In High Heels by Linda Wisdom - Interview With The Gargoyle Horace
The gray stone eight-inch gargoyle wasted no time in checking out the gorgeous Siren sitting in the red velvet chair across from him. A floating camera hovered just over her right shoulder. After a cursory check that nothing was on his horns, he smiled at the Siren known as Serena with a voice that lured many a poor mariner to his doom. Now she softened her song to entice viewers to watch her gossip program on the SNN -- Supernatural Network News.
“How wonderful to see you again, Horace,” she spoke in a lyrical voice that even perked him up.
But then, what can you expect from a gargoyle that had been cursed by a troll for hitting on the troll’s wife?
Serena sifted through her note cards. “I understand you’ve had some excitement in Moonstone Lake again. That Weres have intruded on your territory.”
“Not for long,” the gargoyle assured her. “Blair’s on the job”
“But doesn’t she have enough to do with working on her romance with hunky carpenter Jake Harrison?” Serena purred. “And what a surprise to learn he’s a Were Border collie. The man is delish.”
“Maybe, but his family sure doesn’t help. And let’s not even talk about the elves that’s now in town.” He scrunched up his face. “And they call ME disgusting! I don’t have yucky things coming out of my ears.”
“Yes, but back to Blair and Jake. Is it true that his mother and brother also showed up in town determined to create some trouble?”
“Yeah, the Alpha female was there and she is not a nice wolf. She’d eat you as soon as look at you. Well, not me.” He polished off his claws. “And his brother isn’t all that cool either even if he dresses like someone in those fancy men’s magazines. Jake’s got the stuff, if you know what I mean.”
“No, actually I don’t.” She batted her lashes at him.
“Well, I can tell you that when Blair and Jake are together the snow melts.” He raised his eyebrows. “Blair’s got a lot going on with Jake’s mother and brother and the elves.” He mimed gagging.
“Good thing they have me to save the day. You know, like find out what Roan did to Jake and I was the one to exact vengeance.” He bobbed his head. “It was a good one too.”
Serena leaned forward, sending a waft of seductive perfume Horace’s way.
“Perhaps you’ll give us a hint,” she whispered in a voice that oozed sensuality.
“Well,” the gargoyle drew out the word as he also leaned in. “I could tell you, but wouldn’t it be better if you read all about it in Linda’s book instead?”
Serena made a moue of disappointment. “No hints, darling?”
“Let’s just say I bring a lot of oomph to the Weres,” he chortled.
“That is what I love about you, Horace. You are such a tease.” Serena turned to the camera. “I don’t know about you, but I intend to find out just what Horace did to turn him into an enemy of the Weres.”
“Enemy? Who said I’m an enemy?” His head practically swiveled 360 degrees.
“And that the Weres won’t put him on their Most Wanted Dead list,” she went on. The camera light winked out. “And we’re off. Thank you so much, Horace.” She graced him with one last smile as she stood up and moved off.
“Whaddya mean Most Wanted Dead? It was like a joke! Okay, a messy one, but no harm, no foul.” He hopped off the chair and ran after her. “So you were joking about that Most Wanted Dead, right?”
Serena smiled at him. “Maybe I was. Maybe not.”