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Hessian Hex part 8

With Ichabod and Ariana both trapped inside a dark energy magic field, and the mark of the Hessian permantly implanted on my left hand….things weren’t looking any brighter.

I wanted to fight Michayala and get back at her for what she did, but something was preventing me from doing so.

“Well…have you made your decision yet?”

“Ummm…oh alright, i’ll do it. I’ll be the Hessian again.”

“Nathan! No! Don’t do it.”

“I’m afraid I have to….”

“No!”

“I’m afraid so….aaaaargh!”

I doubled over in pain as shadows began creeping up once more, a wave of intense pain began flowing through me again.

“Nathan!”

“Grrrrrr….DON’T WORRY ABOUT ME, I’LL BE FINE. AAAAAAAAAAAARGH!”

“Nathan…no…come on…you can deal with this..I believe in you!”

I groaned in agony as the shadows crept up behind me and turned my clothes black until they looked more Hessian-like.

“Aaaaaaaaargh! Grrrrrr…it hurts so damn much!”

“Nathan…you can fight this…try to resist it…”

“No…I can’t….it’s too strong….my bloodlust is rising…”

“Nathan….noooo!”

The shadows crept up to my legs and turned my shoes into a pair of black boots as the marking on my left hand started glowing some more.

I was groaning in agony as the shadows slithered down my back, forming a cape of sorts – in addition to this, the shadows snaked themselves around my hands – turning into black gloves.

“Grrrr……grrrrr…heeeeeeeelp me!”

“We’re trying. Michayla, you witch! Stop this right now!”

“It’s too late….your friend is already changing and there’ss nothing you can do about it. He’s going to attack you afterwards.”

“That would never happen. I wouldn’t let that happen to my friend. He would never do that to me!”

“Grrrrr…she’s right, you know….no matter what you say, I will never…ever…kill anyone. I’m too nice….i’m the good guy here NOT the big bad, aaargh..”

I was about to continue when more pain started coursing it’s way through my body, I couldn’t bear it anymore.

My hair turned from it’s normal brownish colour to jet black and spiked up as my skin turned pale and dark makeup appeared around my eyes.

“Let Nathan go! Take me instead!”

“What part of ‘it’s too late’ don’t you get? His transformation is already progressing further..and before you know it will be complete…”

“No! I won’t let this happen!”

“Grrrrrr…..Heeelp me, Ariana….heeelp me!”

My groans of agony were more like a series of screams now as I closed my eyes hoping the pain would go away.

When I reopened my eyes, they turned from hazel brown to aquamarine blue as my eyebrows turned black and arched becoming more menacing.

“Nathan! Hold on…you can fight this…”

“Aaaargh! Aaaaargh! Heeelp meee!”

As I screamed, my teeth started lenghtening and sharpening resembling vampiric fangs at first.

In addition to this my facial features morphed and reshaped themselves resembling the Hessian’s features a little more.

“Nathan…hold on, you can fight this!”

“No…no….Aaaaaaargh….grrr…I can’t!”

My already vampiric teeth sharpened more until they fully resembled the Hessian’s teeth as my facial features fully resembled the Hessian’s facial features.

I held my head and screamed in agony as the more vicious and bloodthirsty instincts started taking over me.

But my screams were in vain as my voice became coarse then changed to be the gruff aggressive voice of the Hessian, with my screams devolving into a series of growls and roars.

The change was complete again and I was the Hessian.

“See? That wasn’t so bad now was it?”

“Let my friends go…grrrrr!”

“You don’t need them anymore. Except as victims.”

“Victims? No, no, no, no, no, no! I would never ever…ever…grrrrrr…do anything like that! Forget it!”

“I’m afraid you’re going to have to do it.”

“Never. I WOULD NEVER DO THAT!”

I snarled as I turned to face Ariana and Ichabod, Ichabod had just awoken back up again and had worked out a way to break free of the dark magical energy field.

“Ichabod! We must do something.”

“I’m on it!”

Ichabod concentrated and created a shard of light magic energy that broke through the dark magic energy field and set both him and Ariana free.

Michayala stood back in shock as she saw the two of them break free of the dark energy magic field.

“Phew! Now stop this!”

“Why should I? I’m loving every moment of this. I can’t wait to see your reactions as your former friend here gives in and tries to kill you.”

“Are you out of your….grrrrrrrrrr mind? I would never ever…kill my friends, grrrrr! Raaaaawr!”

“You’re my Hessian warrior now, you have to do as I command.”

“In your dreams!”

Michayala got ready to cast a dark magical energy spell on my friends but I jumped in the way and deflected the spell back.

“I told you!”

“You win this round…but I will be back. Buwahaha!”

With that she turned into a crow and flew off into the night, she may have been gone for good but we knew that she would return.

“Nathan, are you okay?”

“I am…it’s…just….I feel so grrrrr…bloodthirsty…grrrrrrr!”

“Nathan, snap out of it.”

“I’m sorry, it’s these instincts. It’s like they’re taking over me or something.’

“It’s alright, just relax. I wonder if there is a way to reverse this.”

“Unfortunately since the mark of the Hessian has been permantely imprinted on his hand, there is no way to reverse this spell.”

“You mean he’s going to be stuck like this?”

“Well I wouldn’t say entirely… there is a spell we can use to make him look like his normal self though.”

“Good. Because I’ll try anything.”

“This spell lasts for 2-3 hours or more, and will make Nathan look like his normal self for a brief while – but we have to get him somewhere safe or secluded and not only that – we have to prevent him from “bloodlusting” , if he gets in a vicious mood or starts bloodlusting he’ll revert back into the Hessian again. And you wouldn’t want that now, would you?”

“No. I wouldn’t.”

Ichabod concentrated and cast the spell on me, in a flash I morphed back to resemble my normal self.

“Phew! I’m me again!”

“Yes, for a brief while that is. 2-3 Hours to be precist, unfortunately you will revert back to being the Hessian again if you get into a vicious mood or start bloodlusting – and what’s worse is that it might happen anytime.”

“I’ll better be careful, then. But thanks anyway.”

“You’re welcome.”

With that Ichabod went on his way back to the research building while Ariana and I headed back home to go and find someplace to hide out for the night.

Of course I was actually glad to be normal again – well almost normal, I looked like my normal self…but I now have to be more careful regarding those certain instincts that may remerge at any minute.

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Will our two heroes be able to figure things out within the next 2-3 hours? Will Nathan be able to keep things under control or will those pesky instincts and bloodlust kick in again?

Find out in the finale. 

Hessian Hex part 7

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Ichabod and Ariana were now hiding out in the local church, they knew that in my current state that I would not be able to cross holy grounds.

They pondered and pondered for several minutes until Reverend Garett peered around the corner.

“Hello. What are you doing here at this time of night?”

“Hiding.”

“And who might you be hiding from?”

“It’s a long story. You see there was this witch and she cast a spell on my friend Nathan and cursed him – turning him into the Hessian.”

“Ah ha. I see. And what was the name of this witch?”

“Michayala.”

“Just as I thought. That is the very same dark witch that inhabited this fair town not too long ago, she used to be a highly respected spell-mistress before she turned evil.”

“Well she put a curse on Nathan that causes him to transform into the Hessian. She wanted him to be the Hessian so that she can carry out her vengence against the town.”

“So your friend got affected by the Hessian Hex spell, hmmm?”

“Yes. Unfortunately.”

“Well i’m glad you two came here to tell me about this. It just happens that I keep an assortment of books just for occassions like this.”

“Wait…aren’t you suppose to be against witchcraft and the like? I mean you are a religious type after all.”

“No. I’ve dabbled in the dark arts numerous times, it’s just that I don’t use my knowledge of it that often.”

“So…do you know a spell or two that can reverse this?”

“I certainly do. “

Reverend Garrett pulled out a book of spells and incantations and carefully looked through the pages looking for the spell.

He found a category named Light Magic/Reverse Curses, and turned to the page titled Reverse Hessian Hex.

“Is that the spell?”

“It is. It is a very complex spell, that must be done with precision and concentration or else it will not work for very long.”

“Let’s get started then!”

Ariana and Ichabod started practicing how to perform the spell while the Reverend fetched a scarecrow from behind one of the pillars and modified it to make it look like her.

A few hours later, they heard the sound of growls and footsteps nearby, they knew I had arrived.

“He’s heeere!”

“Good. Now we need to find a way to get to him.”

Just then Ariana heard a savage roar followed by the screams of townspeople, she knew I was getting nearer.

“RAAAAAAAAAAAWR! HAAAAAAR!”

“There he is! We must do this quickly or he’ll be stuck like that forever.”

“I’ve got it, i’ve got it! Hand me the decoy.”

The Reverend handed her the decoy and she put it outside the old inn, as I drew closer and closer my bloodlust was increasing more.

“Grrrrrr……argh.”

“Hey, There’s a fresh new victim waiting for you.”

“Raaawr?”

“And she’s over there.”

“Grrrr….aaargh!”

Following my more vicious instincts, I rushed off to the decoy that was made to look like her and started hacking away at it.

“That’s it! Ichabod, now!”

“Right behind you!”

“Hey….come on now, you call that your best shot? Try again!”

“Raaawr!”

While I was hacking and slashing at the decoy, Ariana and Ichabod concentrated and closed their eyes.

As they did, magical supernatural energy began flowing them as white lightning formed in their hands.

The resulting magical energy blast created a light magic attack which knocked me backwards.

“Yes!”

“Grrrr…”

“Nathan, it’s us. Your companions, you wouldn’t hurt us now would you?”

Just then my eyes turned from blue back to their normal brownish colour as I morphed back into my normal self.

“Woah. What the hell happened?”

“You almost wiped out the whole town.”

“I did? Woah. Awesome…I mean how terrible!”

“It was. You were the Hessian. And if it wasn’t for this spell we just died, you would have killed us in an instant.”

“I know….but oddly…it felt kind of…good. I had no idea that being so bloodthirsty would be so invigorating.”

“I’m sure it was, but you almost scared me half to death.”

“I’m sorry I acted like that, but it’s just those Hessian instincts are just hard to control.”

“I know they are but trust me, we’ll find a way to fix this.”

“Who says I want to have it fixed?”

“Ummmm….well i’m just worried about you that’s all. I would hate for you to go and kill more people.”

A crow flew by and perched itself on a tree branch before landing on the ground and turning into the witch known as Michayala.

“Aaaaaw! Where did my fearsome Hessian warrior go?”

“I’m right there. But i’m not going to be your Hessian warrior anymore..”

“Oh really now? We’ll see about….THAT!”

Ariana and Ichabod tried to confront her but Michayla used her dark magic to trap the two of them inside a dark magical energy field.

“Let my friends go, you witch!”

“How about this instead….how about I turn you back into the Hessian and I can watch as you mercilessly attack them?”

“NEVER!”

“Too bad then.”

I leaped up in the air and tried to fight her off but she grabbed my hand and imprinted a marking of sorts on my left hand.

“Aaaaaaaagh…. what did you do to me?”

“It’s relatively simple. That marking is the symbol of the Hessian. It will glow if you get into a vicious mood and will slowly turn you back into the Hessian, the more you give into it – the more you change.”

“What? I have to change back into the…grrrrrrr…Hessian again? Oh that’s just great!”

“Nathan…you’re growling again.”

“I…grrrrrr…know that.”

“Stop what you’re doing, Michayala! Nathan would never ever try to turn against us no matter what…”

“Oh, I wouldn’t be saying that if I were you.”

“Oh no you don’t….”

“Grrr….heeelp me!”

“Nathan!”

“It’s already starting all over again…there’s nothing you can do about it.”

“Oh yes, there is. Right, Ichabod?”

“Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.. this isn’t good what with the blood shed, the killing, and the sharp teeth and the growling…oh…”

Ichabod fainted right on the spot from within the dark energy field, Ariana looked over to him in shock.

“No, you can’t flake out on me now! We have to help Nathan….”

“Help? I’m afraid there’s nothing you can do to help him now…”

“Aaaaaagh…..”

Michayala gave off a wicked laugh as I started doubling over in pain, the mark on my hand was glowing and pulsating.

“Nathan!”

“Aaaaaaaaagh….”

“No , Nathan, no! You’re stronger than this – don’t give in.”

“Aaaaaagh!”

It seemed that once again I had the curse placed upon me and looked like this time it was going to be permanent.

With that, I watched as Ariana tried waking Ichabod up and struggle inside the dark energy magic field.

What was I to do? I was left with two choices, either save my friends or give in and turn back into the Hessian. And with so little time left…this could be a difficult one to decide on.

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Will our hero triumph and save his friends? Or will he give in and turn back into the bloodthirsty Hessian again?

Find out in part 8. 

Hessian Hex part 7

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Ichabod and Ariana were now hiding out in the local church, they knew that in my current state that I would not be able to cross holy grounds.

They pondered and pondered for several minutes until Reverend Garett peered around the corner.

“Hello. What are you doing here at this time of night?”

“Hiding.”

“And who might you be hiding from?”

“It’s a long story. You see there was this witch and she cast a spell on my friend Nathan and cursed him – turning him into the Hessian.”

“Ah ha. I see. And what was the name of this witch?”

“Michayala.”

“Just as I thought. That is the very same dark witch that inhabited this fair town not too long ago, she used to be a highly respected spell-mistress before she turned evil.”

“Well she put a curse on Nathan that causes him to transform into the Hessian. She wanted him to be the Hessian so that she can carry out her vengence against the town.”

“So your friend got affected by the Hessian Hex spell, hmmm?”

“Yes. Unfortunately.”

“Well i’m glad you two came here to tell me about this. It just happens that I keep an assortment of books just for occassions like this.”

“Wait…aren’t you suppose to be against witchcraft and the like? I mean you are a religious type after all.”

“No. I’ve dabbled in the dark arts numerous times, it’s just that I don’t use my knowledge of it that often.”

“So…do you know a spell or two that can reverse this?”

“I certainly do. “

Reverend Garrett pulled out a book of spells and incantations and carefully looked through the pages looking for the spell.

He found a category named Light Magic/Reverse Curses, and turned to the page titled Reverse Hessian Hex.

“Is that the spell?”

“It is. It is a very complex spell, that must be done with precision and concentration or else it will not work for very long.”

“Let’s get started then!”

Ariana and Ichabod started practicing how to perform the spell while the Reverend fetched a scarecrow from behind one of the pillars and modified it to make it look like her.

A few hours later, they heard the sound of growls and footsteps nearby, they knew I had arrived.

“He’s heeere!”

“Good. Now we need to find a way to get to him.”

Just then Ariana heard a savage roar followed by the screams of townspeople, she knew I was getting nearer.

“RAAAAAAAAAAAWR! HAAAAAAR!”

“There he is! We must do this quickly or he’ll be stuck like that forever.”

“I’ve got it, i’ve got it! Hand me the decoy.”

The Reverend handed her the decoy and she put it outside the old inn, as I drew closer and closer my bloodlust was increasing more.

“Grrrrrr……argh.”

“Hey, There’s a fresh new victim waiting for you.”

“Raaawr?”

“And she’s over there.”

“Grrrr….aaargh!”

Following my more vicious instincts, I rushed off to the decoy that was made to look like her and started hacking away at it.

“That’s it! Ichabod, now!”

“Right behind you!”

“Hey….come on now, you call that your best shot? Try again!”

“Raaawr!”

While I was hacking and slashing at the decoy, Ariana and Ichabod concentrated and closed their eyes.

As they did, magical supernatural energy began flowing them as white lightning formed in their hands.

The resulting magical energy blast created a light magic attack which knocked me backwards.

“Yes!”

“Grrrr…”

“Nathan, it’s us. Your companions, you wouldn’t hurt us now would you?”

Just then my eyes turned from blue back to their normal brownish colour as I morphed back into my normal self.

“Woah. What the hell happened?”

“You almost wiped out the whole town.”

“I did? Woah. Awesome…I mean how terrible!”

“It was. You were the Hessian. And if it wasn’t for this spell we just died, you would have killed us in an instant.”

“I know….but oddly…it felt kind of…good. I had no idea that being so bloodthirsty would be so invigorating.”

“I’m sure it was, but you almost scared me half to death.”

“I’m sorry I acted like that, but it’s just those Hessian instincts are just hard to control.”

“I know they are but trust me, we’ll find a way to fix this.”

“Who says I want to have it fixed?”

“Ummmm….well i’m just worried about you that’s all. I would hate for you to go and kill more people.”

A crow flew by and perched itself on a tree branch before landing on the ground and turning into the witch known as Michayala.

“Aaaaaw! Where did my fearsome Hessian warrior go?”

“I’m right there. But i’m not going to be your Hessian warrior anymore..”

“Oh really now? We’ll see about….THAT!”

Ariana and Ichabod tried to confront her but Michayla used her dark magic to trap the two of them inside a dark magical energy field.

“Let my friends go, you witch!”

“How about this instead….how about I turn you back into the Hessian and I can watch as you mercilessly attack them?”

“NEVER!”

“Too bad then.”

I leaped up in the air and tried to fight her off but she grabbed my hand and imprinted a marking of sorts on my left hand.

“Aaaaaaaagh…. what did you do to me?”

“It’s relatively simple. That marking is the symbol of the Hessian. It will glow if you get into a vicious mood and will slowly turn you back into the Hessian, the more you give into it – the more you change.”

“What? I have to change back into the…grrrrrrr…Hessian again? Oh that’s just great!”

“Nathan…you’re growling again.”

“I…grrrrrr…know that.”

“Stop what you’re doing, Michayala! Nathan would never ever try to turn against us no matter what…”

“Oh, I wouldn’t be saying that if I were you.”

“Oh no you don’t….”

“Grrr….heeelp me!”

“Nathan!”

“It’s already starting all over again…there’s nothing you can do about it.”

“Oh yes, there is. Right, Ichabod?”

“Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.. this isn’t good what with the blood shed, the killing, and the sharp teeth and the growling…oh…”

Ichabod fainted right on the spot from within the dark energy field, Ariana looked over to him in shock.

“No, you can’t flake out on me now! We have to help Nathan….”

“Help? I’m afraid there’s nothing you can do to help him now…”

“Aaaaaagh…..”

Michayala gave off a wicked laugh as I started doubling over in pain, the mark on my hand was glowing and pulsating.

“Nathan!”

“Aaaaaaaaagh….”

“No , Nathan, no! You’re stronger than this – don’t give in.”

“Aaaaaagh!”

It seemed that once again I had the curse placed upon me and looked like this time it was going to be permanent.

With that, I watched as Ariana tried waking Ichabod up and struggle inside the dark energy magic field.

What was I to do? I was left with two choices, either save my friends or give in and turn back into the Hessian. And with so little time left…this could be a difficult one to decide on.

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Will our hero triumph and save his friends? Or will he give in and turn back into the bloodthirsty Hessian again?

Find out in part 8. 

Hessian Hex part 6

Now that I had been transformed into the famous Hessian himself, I had been taken over by these more vicious instincts and urges.

That night after the transformation, I jetted off and ran off into the woods to go and do a bit of slaughter.

Ariana was now more concerned about me than ever, and she really wanted to make sure that she would be able to fix this.

“There’s got to be someway to fix this. Nathan? Where are you?”

She ran through the woods and checked to see which direction I headed off into, it wasn’t too long until she came across a clearing.

Two young men were talking to eachother as they walked through the woods, one was a scientist named Nigel and the other was a blacksmith named James.

“I don’t feel safe here, James.”

“Relax, Nigel. There is absolutely nothing in these woods that is going to come out and attack us.”

“But what about the Hessian horseman?”

“The Hessian? No. That’s just a silly urban myth.”

“Ummm..guys, I would hate to tell you this but….but….but…”

“But what?”

“The Hessian is real.”

“What?”

“And he’s going to chop your heads off if you’re not careful.”

“He’s right you know, we should get out of here while we have the chance.”

“Relax…we’ve got plenty of time…”

Just then, as he was about to run – he heard a growling sound coming from not too far behind.

“Oh no…no…it can’t be.”

“What?”

“It’s….it’s….it’s…..”

The growling got louder as it got closer and closer, until Nigel finally turned around to see what it was that was making that sound.

“Aaaaaaargh! GRRRRRRRRR!”

“Aaaaaaaaaah!”

“It’s the Hessian!”

“Grrrrrrr!”

“Let’s get out of here!”

James decided to make a run for it and headed back towards town to go and tell everyone about what he just saw.

But Nigel on the other hand wasn’t so lucky, as I leaped out from the shadows and grabbed him, grabbing him by the neck and then slicing his head with my axe – letting out a menacing roar while doing so.

“HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!”

“Nathan. What have you done?”

“I have no idea…but for some reason it feels good…I want more.”

“No…don’t…don’t….”

“Grrrrr…I must kill some more! I can feel my bloodlust increasing by the minute.”

“Nathan…snap out of it.”

“It’s too strong….I must feed my growing blood-lust.”

I jetted off back through the other side of the woods and headed towards town, upon reaching my destination I searched for more victims.

Ariana followed me but along the way something stopped her, she heard an eerie song being sung by a little girl, the girl looked to be about 7 and had a rather ghost-like appearance.

“Don’t even scream. Don’t even cry. The Hessian is coming by. Looking in windows, knocking down doors. He’s going to slice heads off and he might get yours. You can’t even run, can’t hide away. You’re going to end up without a head.”

“Okay…where did that creepy little girl come from?”

“I’m a ghost. Beware….”

“I know. Beware the Hessian.”

A group of townspeople froze in fear at the mere mention of that name, it seemed to have frightened them.

“The Hessian’s here?”

“Yes.”

“Aaaaah! Everybody run for your lives!”

Everyone in town started panicking, running and screaming. They knew about my presence now and were afraid of what was going to happen. All except one, and that person was Ichabod Crane.

“What’s this I hear about an encounter with a certain sharp-toothed horseman?”

“Oh hi, Mr Crane.”

“Please call me Ichabod.”

“Right, Ichabod. Anyway, I was wondering if you could help me here.”

“I’ll try – tell me what it is you want.”

“Well this is about my encounter with the Hessian. You’re not going to believe me If I do though.”

“What?”

“My-best-friend-got-a-curse-placed-upon-him-and-now-he-s-become-the-Hessian.”

“That’s never happened before! Did he kill anyone?”

“Yes…Nigel.”

“You mean that scientist?”

“Yes…and now he’s on a mini rampage of sorts.”

“Oh dear…we have to get to the bottom of this before it’s too late.”

“We better make it quick because he’s drawing nearer.”

“Right. Follow me to the church.”

“Why a church?”

“Because he can’t cross holy grounds specifically not churches.”

“Oh, I see!”

“Let’s hurry up with it, so he doesn’t find us!”

With that, Ichabod and Ariana ran off towards the nearest church and once they got there they headed inside to go and hide from me.

While I continued on my little mini rampage through town, slashing and hacking at various people and slicing their heads off – growling and snarling all the way.

They looked to see if it was safe, so far so good – they wouldn’t have to worry about me trying to attack them – as they knew I wouldn’t be able to cross on holy grounds.
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Will Ichabod and Ariana figure out a plan to get their friend back to normal? Or will Nathan be stuck as a rampaging Hessian warrior forever?

Find out in part 7. 

Hessian Hex part 5

Following from what happened last time, me and Ariana had left the alchemist and headed back to the inn to go and think things through.

I was concerned for the both of us now, not just for myself but for her as well. I feared that this whole thing would get in the way of our friendship and I might end up turning against her in someway.

And at the rate things were going now, it would only be a matter of time until I would start turning.

“Ariana. I just want to thank you for supporting through all this. I hope that you won’t be too traumatized by this whole thing.”

“No worries…i’ve seen much scarier things before, i’m pretty sure there is nothing that can scare me.”

“Are you sure?”

“Yep. I am used to this kind of scary stuff.”

“Oh well. I can certainly say you’re a lot braver than my other friends are, normally about this time they would start freaking out over the fact i’ve been put under a spell/curse.”

“Well i’m sure that we’ll get through this A-Okay.”

“Yeah…you’re probably right.”

I started freaking out a little, I felt more worried and tense than usual – knowing that it could probably happen at anytime.

“Nathan. Are you alright?”

“Ummmm…..yeah, why?”

“You’ve been acting strangely all night long, it’s due to the spell that’s been cast on you – it’s slowly turning you into the Hessian.”

“I know. And the scariest thing about it is – that I actually think I am starting to enjoy the process. I mean I can’t fight these urges and instincts. They’re too strong.”

“No, Nathan, no! You must fight them. No matter how difficult it is, you have to fight them, you have to. You’re not a killer and you wouldn’t harm anyone.”

“Maybe you’re right. And maybe….”

“Maybe what?”

Before I could reply, I felt a wave of pain jolt through my body and I doubled over in pain – this wasn’t going to be good in the slightest.

“Aaaaagh…..aaaaaaagh…”

“Nathan! Are you alright?”

“GET AWAY FROM ME!”

I snarled and as I did my eyes turned from brown to aquamarine blue as my clothes started turning black and my teeth started sharpening.

“No….Nathan…you must fight this.”

“Aaaagh……..Aaaaaagh! Oh god, this hurts. Oh good god it hurts!”

“Nathan…you must fight this, you must. Don’t worry I can help you.”

“Aaaaaaaaaaagh!”

“Come on Nathan, you can do this.”

“You’re right. I can!”

I calmed down for a second as my eyes returned to their normal colour as did my clothes and my teeth returned to normal.

“Phew! Good job, Nathan.”

“Thanks…I think I got that under control….”

“Well that’s good. For a second there, I was worried that you were going to turn and start going on a killing spree.”

“Don’t worry Ariana, I would never do that…remember what I told you earlier, no matter what happens we’ll always be friends.”

“Aaaw..come here.”

She reached out to hug me but as she did, a cold chill ran through my spine as I sensed that something wasn’t right.

Another wave of pain jolted through my body as shadows started creeping up behind me, causing me to double over again.

“Aaaaaagh….aaaagh!”

“Nathan…..what’s wrong?”

“Run….get out of here, now…before it’s too late!”

“No, i’m staying here with you.”

“I think it will be better if you left.”

“No. You’re my friend and i’m going to help you get through this!”

“But I might end killing you.”

“Nathan….you could never do that, you’re the opposite of that Hessian – you’re kind, you’re heroic, you’re sweet – you’re not bloodthirsty or vicious.”

“True….BUT THE ONLY ONE WHO’S STOPPING ME FROM A GOOD OLD FASHIONED KILLING SPREE IS YOU! LEAVE THIS PLACE AT ONCE! LEAVE!”

“Nathan…i’m scared.”

“I’m sorry…it’s just….Aaaagh…aaaagh…aaaaaaaagh!”

The shadows creeped up my body and slowly but surely my clothes turned black, as did my shoes – changing them to a pair of black boots.

The process was quite unpleasant and quite painful, Ariana wanted to leave but she knew that if she were to leave me alone – then it would only worsen.

“Nathan! Nathan! Come on, you can fight this…I can help you!”

“I’m afraid….I don’t think there’s anything you can…grrrr…do about it!”

The shadows slowly crept up on my hands making a pair of black gloves appear on them, my clothes were now looking more Hessian-like.

I was overcome by more pain and feelings of bloodlust as I grew slightly taller and the shadows appeared behind my back, forming a cape of sorts.

“Nathan…oh no. Come on Nathan…you can do this! I have faith in you…”

“Grrrrr….no, I can’t. The urges, the bloodlust…the instincts! They’re just too strong!”

“Come on. You can do this, we can do this.”

“No….get out of here right now!”

My hair slowly spiked up and turned jet black, as my skin turned pale. I closed my eyes, but they opened up again as they turned from brown to aquamarine blue with a rather ghostly tint.

My eyebrows arched and turned black, becoming more menacing in the process. I couldn’t help but let out a few growls and snarls as it happened.

“Nathan!”

“Grr…grrrr…..GET OUT OF HERE NOW!”

“No…i’m staying here with you.”

Dark makeup appeared around my eyes as my lips turned a pale shade of pinkish. I growled in pain as the changes progressed further.

I felt a rather unusual stinging sensation in my mouth, and as I felt my teeth with my tongue – they started to sharpen and resembled vampiric fangs at first.

“Ariana….”

“Yes, Nathan?”

“There’s something I just want to say to you before this process completes itself and grrrrrr…the Hessian…grrr…takes over.”

“What is it?”

“…..I…..I…..I……Want to say thanks…for being my…grrrrrrr..friend.”

“No problem, Nathan.”

“Now….there’s something I want you to do for me..”

“What, Nathan?”

“Promise me…that…you’ll….make sure that I, grrrr…don’t end up…killing..anyone.”

“I promise.”

“Aaaagh….aaaaaaagh…thank you…now…grrr…get out of here!”

“I’m staying here with you. We can get through this….”

I growled in pain some more as my facial features morphed and reshaped themselves until they fully resembled the Hessian’s features.

In addition to this my already vampiric teeth sharpened more until they now resembled the Hessian’s teeth.

“Aaaaaagh……aaaaagh…aaaaagh. Grrrrrrrr….get out of here, before….”

“Nathan, i’m here for you. Don’t worry….”

“I know…it’s just…grrr…aaagh…aaagh…aaaah…aaah…..”

I held my head in pain as the more vicious instincts and urges of the Hessian slowly took over me.

“Nathan….you’ve got to keep control.”

“I’m trying…but I…grrrrrrr…can’t, not anymore…..I………I….”

“Nathan!”

My last words were cut short as my cries became a series of gutteral growls, snarls and roars – in other words, I now sounded more like the Hessian than I did my normal self.

My horrifying transformation was complete and I was now the Hessian, I turned to face Ariana.

“AAAAAAAH! RAAAAAAAAWR!”

“Nathan…I know it’s you in there. Don’t worry, I might be able to fix this.”

“Grrr….”

“Just don’t go killing anybody now.”

“Raaawr?”

“I know you are far too good to be so vicious.”

“Raaaawr…”

She went up to me and tried to talk me out of this but the Hessian’s bloodthirsty instincts were too difficult to control.

With that, I jetted off out of the main entrance of the inn and went off to go and do a bit of slaughtering.

“Nathan! Nathan!”

“HAAAAAAA! RAAAAAAWR! AAAAAH!”

“Oh no…this isn’t going to be good.”

Now that I had fully transformed into the Hessian, Ariana was more concerned about me than ever.

She really wanted to help and to figure out a way to reverse it and to cure me, but somehow she knew it wasn’t going to be easy.

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Our hero has now turned into the Hessian. Has the spell fully affected him completely? Will he come to his senses? Or will be Michayala’s ruthless cold-blooded killer?

Find out in part 6. 

Hessian Hex part 4

When Ariana returned from her search at the research lab, she was in for quite for a shock as she saw Joseph (one of my dearest friends) lying on the ground dead with his head snapped clean off.

“What the hell happened here?”

“I don’t know…one minute I had my instincts under control, the next I start getting all bloodlusty and poor Joseph here became minus a head.”

“Oh no…don’t tell me it’s getting worse.”

“What do you mean getting worse? I feel fine.”

Just as I said that my skin turned pale as my clothes turned black as well as my hair turning black, shadows beginning to creep up on me once again.

“It’s just as I feared, it is getting worse. You’re looking more like the Hessian now.”

“I am perfectly fine. And besides…I don’t feel like killing anyone. Although the sound of a head spinning off one’s body is music to my ears. Wait…no it isn’t, snap out of it!”

“That’s better.”

“So what are we going to do about this?”

“Maybe we can just go to the alchemist.”

“I’m pretty sure Morgoth will have the answers we need.”

I calmed down and as I did my skin turned back to it’s normal colour and my hair turned back to being brown and my clothes returned to normal as the shadows disappeared.
The one place that both me and Ariana knew we could get answers from was the local alchemists.

Luckily there was one near the library, and once we got there Ariana went up to the counter and rang the bell.

Morgoth answered it, he resembled Alice Cooper and sounded like him as well – he was the most well known expert on all things supernatural being that he was the owner of the Scaretorium and all.

“May I help you?”

“Something’s happening to Nathan. And it’s supernatural.”

“Let me guess…he’s got a case of Werechicken Pox?”

“No. It’s not that. He turned pale and his clothes and hair turned black.”

“Oh he’s just going through what is commonly known as a ‘goth’ phase. It will wear off.”

“No it’s worse than that – his teeth sharpened and he developed feelings of bloodlust.”

“He didn’t get bitten by a vampire did he?”

“No it’s even worse – he’s growled at me more than a few times.”

“What kind of growl are we talking here? Are we talking werecreature type growl, grinch growl, heavy metal death growl, or something much more sinister?”

“It sounded a bit like this……HAAAAAAAA! RAAAAAR!”

Ariana demonstrated, doing an impersonation of the Hessian’s famous growls, baring her teeth as she was doing it.

“Oh no….don’t tell me….he’s turning into the Hessian Horseman.”

“Unfortunately…he is.”

“Oh no! This is horrible, but awesome. I’m afraid I can’t think of anything that can be used as a cure at the moment.”

“What? You’ve got to think of something.”

“I am…it’s just I am unusure if any of the vials I have here would do the trick. I’ll have to check the inventory.”

“Good. You do that, Morgoth.”

“AAAW COME ON. YOU GUYS ARE TREATING ME LIKE I HAVE SOME KIND OF CONTAGIOUS DISEASE OR SOMEONE WHO IS ABOUT TO TURN INTO A WERECREATURE RATHER THAN SOMEONE WITH A CONDITION THAT WITH THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF CARE CAN LIVE A NORMAL HEALTHY LIFE! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!”

I snarled and this time as the shadows crept up on me and my clothes turned black, looking a bit more like the Hessian’s attire and less like my own, my eyebrows arching and becoming more menacing as they too turned black. My teeth sharpened and lengthened until they looked a bit more Hessian-like.

“Nathan, calm down. You’re really scaring me now.”

I calmed down and returned to normal as I turned to her and gave her an apologenic look.

“I’m sorry, i’m sorry.”

“It’s okay…we’re here for you.”

“Man you were right, this is getting worse. Morgoth…what would do you in this situation?”

“Beats me. I’ve tried everything, but there’s nothing in the inventory.”

“Oh well…thanks anyway.”

“No problem.”

“Come on, Nathan. Let’s go!”

“I’ll be right there.”

With that the two of us left the alchemist and ran off back over to the inn to go and think things through.

It was a lot worse than I thought, I was starting to turn more and more like the Hessian each time I got into a vicious mood and Ariana was just as concerned as I was….I asusred her that everything would be alright, but I knew that deep down she was worried about me.

“Nathan….those Hessian instincts are getting harder to control by the minute. If you’re not careful you could turn and end up attacking someone, or worse – killing them.”

“I know, but rest assured – it’s going to be alright…”

“No it’s not, this is seriously scary. I’ve never had a friend turn against me before.”

“Maybe this whole Hessian thing won’t be so bad. After all – how many people can say that they have the Hessian Horseman for a companion?”

“Well…to be honest, none – considering the majority of those people got killed and had their heads cut off.”

“I know, I know.”

“We will find a way to fix this, believe me.”

“I hope so because I wouldn’t want something like this getting in the way of our friendship.”

“Don’t worry…we’ll be fine. Just don’t go hacking people’s heads off.”

“Aaaw thank you.”

I hugged her for a few brief seconds before regaining my compolsure and turning around to check if anyone else was around, so far so good – most of the townspeople were probably busy or had locked up for the night.

Ariana really was right, this whole Hessian thing was really starting to take over me and the more it did, the harder it was to resist.

I didn’t know what to do, if there wasn’t a way to fix this I would unfortunately be at the risk of turning and going all Hessian berserker mode and seriously killing some innocent people.

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With the changes progressing further…will our hero find a way to reverse the affects of the spell before it’s too late? Or he will go full blown Hessian and go on a killing spree?

Find out in part 5. 

Hessian Hex part 3

That night we were in the research building looking through various books about magic to see if there was a spell to use that could serve as the cure for what was happening to me.

I had dabbled in the dark arts before but with results that were less than stellar, and I wouldn’t want to risk accidentally causing supernatural paranoia to break out.

“Anything?”

“Well let’s see…there’s spells to turn people into animals, spells to raise the dead, spells to turn oneself into a werecreature, spells to turn people into zombies… ah ha! Soul Transferance/Hessian Hex spell.”

“What does it say?”

“It says that the effects tend to be very slow and gradual – and unfortunately….are un-reversible.”

“Unreversible? You gotta be kidding me.”

“That’s what it says. Only white magic spells can reverse it, and unfortunately I am no white mage.”

“Oh.”

“But don’t you worry, there’s gotta be something we can do. You know before it’s too late and you end up going full Hessian and start hacking people’s head off as if they were a turkey on Thankskilling – I mean thanksgiving night.”

“You’re right, but the problem is…what if it actually happens before we can figure out a way to fix this? What if I turn and I attack you?”

“You wouldn’t turn against me, like I said you’re not entirely bloodthirsty – yet. But you’ve got to keep those instincts and urges under control, or it will worsen. There’s just got to be someway to reverse this and make you normal before it’s too late.”

“NORMAL? NORMAL? WHO SAID I WANT TO BE NORMAL AGAIN? NOT ME. MAYBE I LIKE THE IDEA OF BEING A BLOODTHIRSTY HESSIAN WARRIOR, AND HAVING SHARP TEETH AND SLASHING PEOPLE’S HEADS OFF!”

I snarled, and as I did my eyes turned that eerie shade of blue again as my hair turned jet black as the shadows began creeping up.

“Calm down, calm down. You’re starting to scare me!”

“Sorry…it’s just I don’t know what came over me.”

“I know…man these instincts are getting harder to control by the minute.”

“Hang in there….we can get through this.”

My eyes turned back to their normal colour as my hair turned back to being brown again, I gave a sigh of relief as the shadows faded.

“Phew. Man…that was terrifying.”

“It sure was. I’m glad you’ve calmed down.”

“I know, me too.”

“Those Hessian urges and instincts are pretty dangerous and not to mention scary, if you keep them under control though we shall have no problems at all.”

“What if people question this and ask why i’ve suddenly got blue eyes, black hair, and razor sharp teeth and bloodlust on the brain?”

“You could always say that you’ve got a fever and the only presciption for it is more cowbell!”

“Ha ha, hillarious.”

“I know…I couldn’t resist.”

“You know what I can’t resist? I can’t resist the thought of all the carnage and destruction i’ll cause once i’ve fully turned into the Hessian. It just sounds invigorating!”

“Nathan. There’s nothing invigorating about that. You’d be charged with death threats if you’re not careful.”

“At least i’m not at risk of being burned at the stake like in the old days. And besides being the Hessian could actually be kinda fun. I could scare people all I want and no one would be able to yell at me for it. And I could get away with murder and not get arrested.”

“Sure you’re saying that now, but once it actually happens…you won’t be thinking that.”

“Man, you’re right. I’m so sorry, this whole Hessian thing has got me starting to not only think like him but also to look like him. This is seriously frightening. What are we going to do?”

“Relax, keep those instincts under control – i’ll go and see if there is a way to fix this. Stay here, and please try not to kill anyone or cut their heads off.”

“But where’s the fun in that? Grrrrrr…., oops…sorry.”

“It’s alright. Just stay calm.”

With that Ariana left to go and into one of the other rooms to check and see if there was any way to reverse the spell.

“‘Try not to kill anyone’, hmmm? Oh well…I said that I would try to keep my instincts under control, but…maybe…I should just accept this and embrace it….perhaps it is a time for a little bit of Hessian headhunting…grrrrr…”

I snarled once again and as I did my eyes turned a ghostly shade of aquamarine blue and my teeth lengthened and sharpened becoming almost vampiric but also resembled the Hessian’s teeth a little more.

It was too tempting to resist, the bloodlust building up inside was just flowing through me like well – blood. And this may have just been the Hessian instincts kicking in slowly, but to me this whole thing really wasn’t so bad.

“Gah! What the hell am I saying? Nathan…you’re a scientist, not a bloodthirsty Hessian warrior. And no matter how tempting it may be…I would never kill anyone EVER.”

My teeth and eyes returned to normal as I calmed down a little and thought for a second. What if this was something more powerful than any other supernatural curse I would be placed under? What if this was far scarier than I imagined? And what if I would end up actually liking it?

I regained my compulsure as I looked around, luckily the spell’s effects will slow and gradual and if I kept my instincts under control, then it wouldn’t be much of a problem.

Whatever the case may be…I was not only growing more concerned for myself but also for Ariana and the others, for she knew that I would probably snap at any minute.

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Will our hero learn to control his more bloodthirsty instincts? Or will he give in and go full blown Hessian and try to go on a rampage?

Find out in part 4.