Originally posted on November 3, 2012
Kelly realizes that she has no clue what a plasma fruit plant needs to grow – and that the grocery store has more plasma fruit, ripe for the taking. With those realizations, she doesn’t plant the plasma fruit – she eats one of them.
Cyrus resolves to rob the grocery store himself, but since The Great Darkness has a performance that night, the robbery will have to wait. He satisfies himself with a pack of plasma juice.
While The Great Darkness is performing, Kelly goes to the local potion shop. There, she finds a book full of potion recipes. She starts reading…
…and keeps reading until the night is almost over. Meanwhile, The Great Darkness gets the opportunity he had been hoping for – a weekly performance gig!
Kelly also has some good news at work. The Duskwood Fortune-Telling Agency, having not discovered that she had been making actual readings the whole time instead of reading fortunes from the newspaper like she was supposed to, promotes her! Now she’s allowed to make actual readings, so if she gets caught doing that, she can just claim she’s doing her job – because she is doing her job!
After coming home from work, Kelly and Cyrus celebrate. After the celebration, Cyrus decides to go get some food. As Cyrus leaves to rob the grocery store, Kelly finishes up her night and gets some sleep.
Cashier: “Oh no, another vamp…oh, it’s you, The Great Darkness! Please, go right through!”
Cyrus: “That was easy!”
After using his celebrity status to get free food, The Great Darkness decides to do an impromptu performance at the park. It’s a hit!
Kelly, having heard that the local science lab is paying for insects, decides to catch a few. After she finishes selling them, she notices she’s low on food…time to go grocery “shopping!”
Cashier: “Not you again!”
Kelly: “Yes, it’s me. Now give me the plasma fruit and no one gets bitten.” *shows teeth*
Cashier: “Fine, fine! Take the fruit!”
Kelly and Cyrus embrace before they go to sleep.
Meanwhile, in the Realm of Night…
Donna: “I trust our plan to deal with the upstart is going along smoothly?”
Desirae: “Yes. When we send this alchemical mixture through the Barrier, Kelly Sorenson will be dead within a week.”
Back in the Realm of Dusk, Kelly braves the sun to plant some alchemical ingredients, fertilizing them with some of her plasma fruits.
The next night, Cyrus goes to the grocery store before the park performance he has taken to doing every night.
Cashier: “Hello, The Great Darkness. I love your performances; this load of groceries is on me.”
Cashier: “By the way, if you see that other vampire that keeps robbing us, please tell her to stop.”
Cyrus: “I’ll keep an eye out for her.”
Cyrus says nothing about telling Kelly to stop robbing the store. He also says nothing about Kelly being his wife.
From the beginning, cleaning was something Kelly hated to do. Now, she knows a way to make parts of the house clean themselves! She starts with the shower, because that’s the most annoying thing to clean; her plan is to then move on to the toilet, sinks and stove, in that order. Luckily for Cyrus, she finishes the shower upgrade just as he comes home needing to use the shower! Because she doesn’t want to upgrade the toilet while Cyrus is in the shower (she needs to keep up some Realm of Dusk standards of decency), she goes for the kitchen sink.
As Kelly sleeps that morning, Cyrus tries to do the laundry and breaks the washer. He’s too tired to fix it, however, and the broken thing leaks dirty water all over the floor. When he gets up, he sees the flood and fixes the machine.
At work, Kelly meets a new client at the Duskwood Fortune-Telling Agency. Daydream Ivy asks to have her fortune told; Kelly, of course, gives one that benefits herself and Cyrus. Daydream is satisfied and tells Kelly that they should talk again. Kelly, thinking that the Darkdusks should know some of the natives, agrees.
Kelly comes home to Cyrus still dealing with the mess on the floor. She uses the opportunity to rob the grocery store.
911: “911, what’s your emergency?”
Manager: “Hello, this is Mike’s grocery store. We’re being robbed!”
911: “All right, we’ll send police over.”
By the time the police make it to the grocery store, Kelly is long gone.
Later that night, Kelly and Cyrus attend a party that one of Cyrus’ fans is throwing. The two Darkdusks mingle with the locals and then begin to dance.
As Kelly and Cyrus dance in the Realm of Dusk, Desirae walks up to the Barrier separating her Realm of Night from the Realm of Dusk. She has the alchemical mixture in hand.
Desirae: “This should destroy my pesky younger sister once and for all!”
Desirae throws the mixture at the Barrier, and the vial that contains it shatters as it passes through to the Realm of Dusk. The older Sorenson sister laughs evilly.
What exactly will the mixture do? Will Kelly and Cyrus be able to survive? And who’s the greater threat: Donna or Desirae? Find out next time on Realm of Dusk!