Link to the uncensored version: Magnificent About six years ago.... Dr. Todd Conway closed the file he'd been looking at for the last ten minutes, placing it unto the pile of rejections with a sigh. The two of them had been at this all day. Looking through proposals and going over reports from the current projects. Todd had steadily been turning down all proposals so far, while Avalynne had been checking up on the happenings in the divisions. She'd have made good progress if Todd wasn't asking her to bring him another file every few minutes. Ever since he'd promoted her above the other researchers to use as an assistant he'd been doing this, asking her to perform menial tasks. The man wasn't even practiced in magic, but he'd been ordering her around the better part of the year since. As if on cue, "Bring me another file, Avalynne." he said to her. The files were on the the center table of his workstation and hers on opposite sides yet he insisted on her bringing him the files. Probably so he had a reason to look at her half naked body without drawing suspicion. "Yes, of course, Doctor." Avalynne stood up and walked around her workstation to the side of his. She was wearing only what loosely could be described as a skirt. It more resembled underwear with a few panels of cloth that didn't even hide the parts they should. A few strands over the curves of her thighs and hips, a small strand of cloth crossed her flat belly to attach to what could crudely be called a top. Small pieces of fabric were the only things covering her breasts, hardly providing her areolas with a minuscule shred of modesty. The rest of her breasts hung full and pert on her chest. The whole outfit seemed to defy gravity. Got to love shawarmaing magic? She had a pleasant smile on her face and a middle finger in her head. "I have to work late every damn night because I have to do both of our jobs, you selfish prick." She leaned over his desk, bending at the waist and stretching provocatively across the table. "Get a good look. I hope it makes your heart stop." She leisurely picked up the file with a sultry arch of her back before straightening herself. She walked the few precious feet to deliver the file into his hands personally. Turning to face her as he took the file she offered. Todd, tried to hide a faint smile as he appraised her with his eyes. That usual lusty look flashed across his face. "Thank you... So are any good things happening with the projects?" He asked, no doubt, so he could keep her there just to add another image to his spank bank. He'd already asked this question four times today. Maintaining that pleasant, job-keeping, smile as she repeated herself again. "The twins in the Transcendence Project are still exceeding expectations. They are scheduled to start the Advanced Behavioral Modification Program now." "Hopefully your simple mind will retain the information this time." "Anything else you need my assistance with, Doctor?" He opened his mouth to speak, but was interrupted by a knock at the door. Todd closed his mouth and jabbed a thumb over his shoulder with an expectant look on his face. "Yes, Doctor." She turned, her smiled dropped as soon as her face was out of his sight. "Doorknobs are soooooo complicated. Don't stress that brain, Todd." She puts back on her award-winning smile, grasps the doorknob with her right hand and opens it inward. She started her generic greeting, "What can I do for yo----" She was staring at the middle of a man's armored chest. She let the 'ooo' carry as her eyes traveled up that armor to the stern face waiting atop it, "--ou." Keliek, wearing red colored armor with a red plate helm tucked under his right arm stood in the doorway. Brown hair and mustache on his relatively handsome face, his green eyes squinting slightly as they look over the top of her head into the room behind her. Without moving his head, his eyes glance down to her. "I'm here for Dr. Conway. Stand aside." He says simply with the gruff voice of a man, obviously used to barking orders. Holding her smile while her keen mind studied his face briefly. She then stepped to the side, pulling the door fully open with her. Dropping her eyes and bowing her head respectfully. Her voice sounded pleased as she said, "It's for you, Doctor." Keliek flicked a glance at her from the corner of his eye before striding into the room his head turned towards Todd. The doctor appearing to grow more nervous with each step Keliek took. Stopping at the table he placed his helm upon it with a heavy 'thunk' as his looked back to Avalynne. "Close the door and take your seat." He said to her. Dr. Conway's nervous hands seemed to be shaking, small beads of sweat appearing on his forehead as he looked up to the Commander. Avalynne stepped forward pushing the door closed, her eyes refusing the leave the scene unfolding. As the door latches, she walked across the room to her chair, her bare feet making no sound on the carpet. She pulled her chair out a couple feet from her desk and sat down. Immediately crossing her legs, right leg over her left as she leaned back in the chair, resting her hands on each matching upper thigh and studied the doctor quietly. "What did you do... to get an unscheduled visit from him Todd, hmmmm?" Keliek reached behind his breastplate with his left hand pulling a small book and tossed it on the table. Avalynne immediately recognized it as the expense report she finished and turned into the doctor three days ago. Todd's face went completely white as he looked at it. He gripped the file he was holding tighter, his knuckles turned white, as his hands began to shake. Keliek reached up to his face with his left hand to smooth his mustache as he looked from Todd to her. "Explain." He said while his left hand dropped from his face to his side, his right hand moving to rest on the handle of the kryss on his left hip, "Now." She looked from the expense report calmly to Keliek, her eyes glancing over at his right hand and then back to his face. "What? Did Todd sign his name wrong? Probably." She thought to herself. "I completed it, then gave it to Doctor Conway to sign. Was there an issue with it, sir?" she asked him calmly. "Why was there twenty thousand gold pieces allocated to Transcendence that they never received?" The file in Todd's hands fell to the floor. He immediately bent down starting to paw at the loose papers that scattered. Keliek turned to look at him, eyes narrowing as he looked at the doctor. After a brief moment he looked back to her. Avalynne arched an eyebrow, as she looked to the Doctor for a second then back to Keliek. "I didn't do anything with any missing funds." she says as she looks back to Todd, "Doctor Conway? Any theories?" "I... Uh... Well..." Todd stopped speaking to swallow nervously. Keliek walked over to where the doctor was still kneeling trying to collect the files contents. He looked down on Todd and waited for the mans eyes to look up at him. His right foot shot forward catching the Doctor square in the face. Todd's head snapped backwards as the rest of his body quickly followed. Landing on his back with a whimper then curled himself up into a ball. Keliek looked back to her. "It has your signature on it." He says gesturing to the book. Avalynne sat up in her seat. "Oh ****."She points to herself, "-My- signature?" "Look for yourself, " he says. The leather handle on his kryss creaked as he tightened his grip on it. Todd continued to sob quietly, a small pool of blood forming near his face and dripping from his hands. Avalynne uncrossed her legs, standing up abruptly. She walked over toward the desk, and paused rather than making an attempt to circumvent his authoritative stance. "Pardon me, sir." She said to Keliek. After a glance down to her, he stepped to the side. She walked past him saying, "Thank you." Avalynne and looked down to step delicately over the sobbing doctor, pointing her toes as she placed her feet strategically. She turned around and used both hands to lift herself to sit on the edge of her boss's desk. She crossed her legs as she picked up the expense report, and opened it. She flipped through the pages to the section for the accounting of that particular research project. Her eyes scanned down the page. "That *******!" a scowl marking her beautiful face. She flipped the report to the last page and looked at the signature, her scowl deepened. Closing the book abruptly and setting it down right next to her left thigh, she looked back up at Keliek. "Those are not the figures I wrote and most definitely not my signature. Previous documents I have signed will verify the signature appears forged." "Indeed." He said, studying her for a moment. Using his foot, he turned the chair so its back was against the desk next to her before he sat down heavily. "On your knees, Todd." Keliek ordered. His head half turned to her, his eyes started at her knees and moved up her thighs passing her hips and chest on their way to her face. He then drew his kryss while Todd struggled to get to his knees. Keliek placed the tip of the blade on the floor, his palm balanced on the pommel as he looked to her. "I've already checked your signature." He said as Todd finally managed to right himself, blood from a broken nose dripping down his face. "This man has wronged you. Deal justice." Avalynne looks over at Keliek and forces a polite smile to her face, "Thank you." Todd finally managed to summon the courage to speak "It w...wasn't me. Tell him, Avalynne!" he stammered. She turned to look at the doctor, her eyes narrowing at him. "I think Commander Keliek's judgement is accurate and requires no assistance. You couldn't shawarma me in the flesh, so you decided to try and shawarma me personally. You ended up only shawarmaing yourself. That shouldn't be anything new to you, you sad excuse for a man." Todd started sobbing again loudly, wailing like a child. "Ugh. Pathetic." She looked over at Keliek, opening her mouth to speak as Todd's blubbering reached a new crescendo, threatening to drown out her words. She sighed slightly, lifting her left index finger to Keliek a moment before glancing to Todd again. She lifted her right hand, gesturing intricately. "An Ex Por, " she says simply. Todd freezes mid-howl, his torso hunched over and cemented in place. Avalynne looked back to Keliek as she lowers her finger and smiled. "That was getting annoying. Now..." she looks down at his kryss. "...do you have anything..." her eyes trailing up his arm, "...smaller..." lifting her eyes to meet his, as she held her smile. "... that I can use?" Keliek offers her a slight grin. His eyes going from her to the kryss and back to her. "Smaller? Yes, but not by much, " he says. Dropping his hand to the hilt of the weapon with a reverse grip he lifted it and shoved it into his scabbard, without even a glance, as he stood up and moved closer to her. Keliek reached his right hand behind his breastplate. A moment later, she heard the snap of a button and then metal sliding across leather. His hand pulled out the handle of a long knife. The blade flashed as it caught some light from the nearby window when it cleared the breastplate. Flipping the knife over and catching it by the blade with his gloved hand, he holds it out to her. "I trust this will -satisfy- your needs," he said with a distinct emphasis on the word satisfy. Avalynne's eyes stay focused on his as he extends the hilt, smiling with a relaxed demeanor. "It looks more than sufficient to satisfy my immediate needs. Thank you, sir," she said, while she lifted her right hand towards the offered knife. A low-pitched whine started emanate from Todd interrupting their exchange. She sighed again and looked over at him. Todd's eyes widened as he slowly sat up and the irritating noise increased in volume. She moved her right hand, aiming it at Todd again. "An Ex Por." Her right index finger lifted to her lips, and pressed gently against them. The wailing ceased again. "Shh... child. The adults are having a moment." She drops her finger and looked back to Keliek's eyes. She reached up and wrapped her right hand around the grip, her thumb towards the guard. She doesn't pull the blade, but waited for him to release it. Keliek studied her eyes intently. After a moment he smiled to her as he released his grip on the blade, his hand dropping to his side. "Tch Tch Tch, You shouldn't have crossed this one, Todd." Avalynne rewarded Keliek with an appreciative smile at his compliment. She uncrossed her legs and swiveled them to the right while placing her left hand on the edge of the table to steady her as she hopped down. She moved forward and paused in front of Todd to lower herself to a crouch balanced on the balls of her feet to look him in the eyes. "You not only betrayed me, you betrayed our organization and more importantly, our cause." She stays there a moment, studying the man's horrified eyes. She stood then moved around behind him. Crouching again, and placing her left hand on his shoulder she leaned forward near his left ear. She placed the blade against the right side of Todd's neck, about three inches below is jawline. Her hand lifted, angling the hilt higher to channel the blood away from her. Her gaze lifted to fixate upon Keliek's eyes as she spoke into Todd's left ear and slowly slid the knife back and forth in a sawing motion. Applying only slight pressure, she allowed herself time to speak before the pain started to reach him. The sharp edge of the blade sliced into the foolish man's main artery as she said "For these three offenses, you don't deserve a quick death." The knife carved into Todd's carotid artery and she sliced forward. "Lucky for you, I'm absolutely -sick- of looking at your face." She pushes against his shoulder, sending Todd onto his face. She allowed Todd's momentum forward to sever the rest of his own artery as she simply held the knife firmly in place. Staring at Keliek a moment longer before she looked down at Todd's collapsed body. She wiped both sides of Keliek's blade on the back of Todd's white lab coat, cleaning it. Standing slowly, knife still in her right hand. She circles wide, stepping carefully to avoid the still expanding pool of blood. She went back near to Keliek, and hopped up to sit on the edge of the table. She swiveled her legs back in front of him as she crosses them again, right over left. She places her thumb securely over the guard of the knife, pressing it to her hand, as she turned over her wrist and opened her other four fingers extending it to him. She looked from the knife to his eyes, "It definitely satisfied me. Thank you for letting me use it, sir." Keliek reached over to take the blade from her, his breathing was a little heavier, as if he grew excited from watching the violence ensue. His eyes moved to the blade then back to her. "Magnificent," he says as he tucked the blade back behind his breastplate, "It would appear this position has been vacated." His eyes looking her up and down. "Why should I give you the job?" he asks. She put her hands behind her, fingers turning away from her and palms flat on the desk. She leaned back on those hands in a relaxed pose. "Four reasons. I can do the work and give you exceptional results. I am loyal to our cause and our organization. If you promote me, I'll make sure you look good and I'll make your life easier. And finally, I'm sure as -shawarma- allot easier on the eyes than he ever was." Keliek grinned slightly as his left hand again came up to smooth his mustache. "And a lot shawarmaing smarter than this piece of ****, " he says pointing to the corpse with his right hand. "I suspect you've been doing the majority of his job for months now." His eyes staying locked on hers as he spoke, "How is you think my life will get easier?" Still leaning back on her hands with legs crossed at the thigh her feet kicking playfully in front of her. "I'm sure there will be many reasons, but for example... You won't have to come down here and kill me for sabotaging our cause for greed." She grinned slightly keeping her eyes on his. He took a half step nearer to her as he said, "Besides the obvious reasons what will I have to come down here for?" Avalynne's feet stopped kicking as she grinned up at him. "Do you really need a reason. You should be able to come down here anytime you want." He again took a half step closer, coming right up to her. Grinning down as he leaned closer to her, his eyes still locked on her eyes. "There is no should about it, Avalynne. I -can- come down here anytime I want." She took a deep breath, exhaling only slightly as he leaned forward. "Absolutely right." she confirmed as she lets out the remainder of the held breath. His grin softened to a smile as he reached his right hand towards her, cupping her chin in his palm. Avalynne blinked a few times, but managed to keep her eyes on him as she held perfectly still. He leaned even closer to her, "Do not disappoint me." He then dropped his hand to his side and abruptly turned away from her, going to the table to collect his helm. He crossed the room, stopping at the door to look back a final time. "Magnificent," he said again before he flung the door open and strode through it.