By Robert Asprin
Skeeve used to be a magician's apprentice--until an murderer struck and his grasp was once killed. Now, with a purple-tongued demon named Aahz as a better half, he's on a quest to get even.
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I did as he said. It was hard not focusing on a specific point, so I set my mind to wandering. What to think about? Well, what was I thinking about when the candle almost lit. Oh yes. I am Skeeve. I am powerful and my power is growing daily. I smiled to myself. With the demon’s aid, I would soon become a knowledgeable sorcerer. And that would just be the start. ” I said, sitting upright. ” “Don’t give me a hard time, kid. ” “The ring, eh? It figures. Well, that’s it. ” He scraped the rest of the loot into a sack, leaving the ring on the table.
I was growing more uneasy by the minute. I wasn’t used to having people, much less demons, being nice to me. “Um… That’s okay. I was just wondering…” “You see, the situation is this. Garkin and I have been… playing little jokes on each other for some time now. It started one time when we were drinking and he stiffed me with the bill. Well, the next time I summoned him, I brought him in over a lake and he had to do his demon act armpit deep in water. He got even by… well, I won’t bore you with details, but we’ve gotten in the habit of putting each other in awkward or embarrassing situations.
I don’t mind admitting I was beginning to despair, lad. What made that lesson so hard? ” “I thought about it, but extra light could draw unwanted attention. As for starting a diversion, I’d be afraid of hurting someone. I don’t want to hurt anyone, just…” I stopped, realizing what I was saying, too late. A heavy cuff from Garkin sent me sprawling off my stool. “I thought so! You’re still planning to be a thief. ” He was towering in his rage, but for once I stood my ground. ” I snarled. “It beats starving.
Another Fine Myth (Myth, Book 1) by Robert Asprin