ICHABOD Chapter 6


“That was one very fucked up life,” Adams said, pouring him another drink. “So you killed your wife on your wedding day and you were then locked up in a coffin.”
He smiled, “yea, cheers to that.”
Adams sighed. “So that night that you found me, at the graveyard, that was Odin that I met.”
“Yea, he is the reckless, evil one.”
“Cos I was so surprised when you woke up the next day and you were all gentle and apologetic about kidnapping a poor old man but seeing you in your normal self, I had to just stay. Your luck is the worst I have ever encountered.”

“Thanks for the compliment.” He replied and they both cheered before drinking.
“So what next?” Adams asked.
“The next thing is for me to go find this lady. The witch had said the salvation is the downfall of one, meaning, whichever one gets to her first. Odin has been creeping out in the midnight to meet her, if she ever allows her in, I would lose. “
“Allow her in how?”

“Well, you see, vampires don’t enter people’s house unless they are asked to ‘come in.’ Literally speaking, the same applies to her heart, if I make her fall in love with me, if the love is so strong enough to repel the evil on the night of the full moon when Odin will finally be at his strongest, I might be able to defeat him forever. But if I fail to do that and the full moon occurs, Odin will take her, there will be no connection between us to fight of the evil witch. The witch is trying to punish me for not loving her daughter. Now she is trying to make me make another love me, she might, she might not.

I don’t know how that will work out. If Odin has intercourse with her on the full moon and then bites her because that has to occur first before she gets bitten. Her blood will make him-or should I saw –us immortal. But there will be no more Ichab, just the beast. Imagine if a vampire stays in this country forever, no one will be safe anymore.
On the night of the full moon, if the love is really true, the love will overpower the evil and, Odin will be banished forever but everything is so interwoven and I am so afraid. She is the only one that can save me from my evil self but that is just like throwing a cat a fried fish and hoping it wouldn’t eat it.”

“This is so twisted. What if you win? Are you going to leave her and go your way or what?”
“I have not actually thought of that cos, all I have been thinking is that there is no way I would win. How would I make her fall for me, when I am someone else in the day and someone else in the night. “
“How soon is the full moon?”
“It’s four months away.”
“Wow! Then you have wasted enough time. You need to start acting fast Ichab. Odin is not resting you know.”

“I know.” He replied sadly. “I just don’t know where to start from.”
“Wait, what kind of a lame name is Ichab though? Is that a first name or what?”
“It’s Ichab Nuel. When the witch kept casting the spell, she kept mentioning ‘Odin’ and that was how I became someone with double personalities. I guess it was just okay for us to be called Ichabod I guess. Odin came up with the name though.”
“A fusion of a man and a beast, I understand. At least both of you agreed on one thing. Charming. So now, what’s left is to find the lady, right?”
Ichabod nodded.

Adams stood up, banging the cup against the table. “First, we need to get rid of this ancestor’s suits you have been wearing; you need a change of wardrobe. Thank God that Odin was wise and greedy enough to keep with him some gold from the past. Those are worth a fortune. I will sell that and we can finally start afresh and for God’s sake, keep that ring on your finger. I am the only help you will have right now and from what I’ve seen, Odin knows how to mess things up and one more thing. You need a hair cut.”



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