Attic, part 49

“Sid,” Charlie said, “are you sure you want Jenny to carry you over to the door?”

Sid looked puzzled. “How the hell else am I supposed to get there?”

“Think about it,” said Charlie. “As soon as we passed through the tower walls, I got my powers back.”

Sid just stared at him a moment, and then turned to look at Mr. Symarian. “Why didn’t you tell me?”

“You never asked,” Mr. Symarian said. “And I thought it best to not to encourage you. You may recall what happened the last time…”

“Sheesh, you gotta be kiddin’ me.” the little demon said, rolling his eyes. “All this time…” He spread his wings and gave them an experimental little flap. And rose several inches into the air. Then several more.

“That’s wonderful!” Jenny said, and clapped her hands. Sid was now flying around the room with a big grin on his face, happily trying out his now functional wings. He was still beaming like the cat that ate the canary when he flew straight into a wall and dropped like a rock.

“Ouch, that must hurt,” said Josh.

“Only my pride,” the little demon said, brushing himself off. “Us demons, we’re a hardy bunch. Now, lemme at that lock.” And with a cheerful wink at Jenny, he lifted straight into the air and flew toward the locked door.

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