9 May 2011, A New Novel, Part 217 I Have a Warrant for Your Arrest
For those who haven’t been following this blog, let me introduce it a little. I am currently blogging my 21st novel that has the working title Daemon. The novel is about Aksinya, a sorceress, who, to save her family from the Bolsheviks, called and contracted the demon, Asmodeus. Her family was murdered anyway, and she fled with the demon from Russia to Austria.
Aksinya is in the street before her house. Willi, the man who went around the dray to check on the horses returns...
Willi came back around the dray. He had a large grin on his face. He smirked, “Done and done, Helmut. Is it really her?”
“Don’t know. I didn’t think she would be so ugly or look like a drudge.”
Aksinya balled her fists and swung back toward them, “What’s done?”
Willi called around the dray, “She’s over here, officers.”
Two senior police officers came around the dray on the street side. They glanced first at the other carriage. Aksinya followed their eyes. She shuffled her feet to warm them a little. She wasn’t very successful. A familiar voice caused her to turn toward Sacré Coeur again.
At the entrance to the school, Frau Drescher stood just inside the door. She pointed toward Aksinya. When the priests began to walk toward Aksinya, Frau Drescher turned and yanked the heavy door shut again.
The policemen stepped up to Aksinya. They both frowned at Helmut and Willi. The two repossessors ducked their heads and walked back toward the house. They both stopped before they moved out of earshot and turned to hear what the officers had to say to Aksinya.
The policemen were both well groomed and handsomely uniformed. Aksinya wasn’t certain about their ranks, but she had the impression they were both high ranking. The older policemen didn’t nod he simply addressed Aksinya, “Are you the alleged Countess Aksinya Andreiovna Golitsyna.”
“Alleged. I’ve heard that twice already. I am the Countess Golitsyna.”
“If that is true, then Fraulein Golitsyna, I have a warrant for your arrest.”
“Under what charge?”
It is not so unusual today that the poor and the workers look forward to the righteous punishment of the wealthy and the affluent. In this period, the nobility entered into that group of those who might face censure.
What surprises both Helmut and Willi is that Aksinya looks like them. She looks like a drudge. You'd think they would have some compassion for her--but that wasn't to be. Then we see what Willi did--he brought the police who were looking for Aksinya.
If you remember, there is another carriage blocking the street. This one came from the south. The policemen came from the north. Aksinya is cold. She follows the gaze of the policemen and notes that Frau Drescher is directing a couple of priests. Do you remember the dark figure who left the school to go south?
So Aksinya is surrounded. Up the street are two policemen and down the street are two priests. Would you like to guess what they are all after?
First, I give you a short description of the policemen. The older one doesn't acknowledge Aksinya's potential rank--he just addresses her. Look at his address: “Are you the alleged Countess Aksinya Andreiovna Golitsyna.” I told you already the demon would take everything from Aksinya--we can see he is trying to take her title from her. Aksinya will literally have nothing, but it will get worse--don't worry.
Aksinya asks about the charges for her arrest--we shall see tomorrow.