Story Orgy – Creature Feature – Chapter Sixteen

Hi friends and happy Monday! I should be writing a Christmas themed story with our Story OrgyTerror By Moonlight_cvr prompts right about now, but there’s so much to finish up with Demetrius and Cody, I’m just going to keep on with the Creature Feature if that’s okay with you?

By the way, the first book of this series, Terror by Moonlight, is available at Wilde City Press , Amazon , and All Romance eBooks! Check out the case that started it all for Demmy and Cody!

So far this creature feature is untitled, but we’ll see what comes up as I write it, shall we?

Today’s prompt is: He had gone too far this time.

Now, grab your caffeinated beverage of choice and settle in. Enjoy!

 

 Story Orgy Creature Feature

Chapter Sixteen

Hank Edwards

(c) 2015

Demetrius was beside himself. One side was terror: what had he just witnessed and where had it taken Cody and Amelia? The other side was pure panic: what was he going to do about it?

He held the flashlight in a trembling hand as he forced his way through the thick trees. Branches scratched his skin and clawed at his eyes. The beam of the flashlight bounced back and forth, sometimes picking out a massive footprint that let him know he was still going in the right direction. His thoughts were a jumble of images and feelings and memories, thinking of Cody and Amelia, wondering if they were still alive, and hoping he could figure out a way to save them.

Memories of the swamp monster kept coming back. The dank, noxious smell of it, and the mossy skin that covered bark and branches. It had been tall, incredibly tall, taller than Cody by almost a foot, and Cody was the tallest person Demetrius had ever met at six feet five inches.

Cody.

Demetrius’s heart seemed to quiver as he thought about him, remembered those words and, even in his panicked state, tried to decipher exactly what they meant.

Story_Orgy_logoI love you.

Well, of course Cody loved him. They were best friends, after all, and had been best friends for over twenty years. But there had been power behind those words, a force that Demetrius had never sensed from Cody before, and it made him feel a whole host of emotions that seemed to live separately inside him, shunted off to a corner while the main emotions of the moment guided him: concern for Cody and Amelia, fear they were injured, terror at what he’d witnessed and what he might find, and determination to get them back safe.

These other emotions were like dopplegangers to what he was currently experiencing: concern he might misunderstand Cody’s intentions, fear Cody had meant it the way Demetrius quietly hoped he had, terror over what the future might bring if they tried to get together as a couple, and determination to find Cody, ensure his safety, and, once and for all, have a frank discussion about their relationship.

But Cody was straight. Cody liked women, and Demetrius definitely did not qualify for a whole host of reasons. However, Cody had been acting much differently the last few months, even before the wolf man case. And something inside Demetrius had seemed to pick up on these subtle changes in Cody and started him thinking about Cody in a whole different light. Best friend or not, Demetrius appreciated Cody, and not just because he was handsome with a killer body and, now that he’d seen him jerking off, a much bigger cock than Demetrius had even dared to imagine. But it wasn’t just the physical aspects, and that’s what gave Demetrius hope at the same time it scared the shit out of him.

Cody was the person who grounded him, the person he spent the most time with, the person who was ingrained into all of his memories, all of his special moments. What if Demetrius did something to fuck that up? He would never get over losing Cody.

And now, he might lose him without ever having had the chance at a relationship.

Demetrius cursed at himself as he followed the monster’s footprints. The rain was falling harder now and the wind had picked up. He’d tried to call his Dad, but his cell phone had no signal out here, and he wished now they’d waited for the police, for a proper search party. But, no. Demetrius had once again had to react before he’d thought the situation through. He had stormed off into the trees armed with only a flashlight, and Cody had, as usual, followed him, trusting in him, wanting to please him. Well, Demetrius had gone too far this time, he knew it now, and the only thing he could do was try and save Amelia and Cody.

Swamp monster. Even with everything they’d seen over the last year—the wolf man, Agatha’s dog that had turned into a blood-craving beast, and Reed Wilkes who had turned into a steroid-fueled rage monster—Demetrius still found it difficult to grasp the concept. How had this creature come to life? Was it something that had adapted the specifics of its environment, or had it been created out here from some weird mix of chemicals and happenstance? And why all of a sudden was it grabbing people, and what did it do with them?

He thought about all the missing persons posters at the hospital, and then Hubert, and now Amelia and Cody and his stomach tightened with fear. He hoped they weren’t intended to be food, but a terrifying certainty that that was exactly what they were seeped into his system. The way the alligator they’d tried to return to the swamp had turned tail, literally, and run the other direction had been a sure sign something was off. That gator had been scared by something. The swamp monster was big enough and, from what Demetrius had witnessed, strong enough to be the alpha predator in this part of the Everglades. And Hubert’s comment about there being a lot more alligators showing up in swimming pools recently seemed to make sense. Maybe the swamp monster had just migrated to this area for a new food supply.

Demetrius leaned against a tree to catch his breath. He shone the flashlight around the ground, noticing now how swampy this area was compared to where they had encountered the creature. Murky water stood in spots, the depth impossible to gauge. The raindrops that made it through the leaf coverage sent ripples across the dark surfaces, and with a shiver Demetrius wondered what kinds of things those disturbances might be awakening.

A scream from off in the distance made his breath catch in his chest. He jerked his head up and directed the flashlight beam into the dark tangle of trees before him, trying in vain to see how far he had yet to go. The silence stretched out, frightening in its implication. Had that been Amelia’s death scream?

Demetrius refused to consider that possibility. He pushed off from the tree and made his way along the softening ground between the ever increasing and widening puddles of swamp water. He didn’t dare shout encouragement to Amelia or Cody for fear of alerting the creature he was still in pursuit. This would have to be done in a stealthy manner, for the sake of all of them.

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