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Part IV Island Of Voodoo
Chapter 1 Raua tries to escape
Jacques enters the kitchen as Raxl and Quito stand next to each
other. "Quito I wish to speak to Raxl alone."
"Go Quito I will be fine." Raxl tells him as he glances at her.
Quito walks to the doorway. "I will be in the next room if you need
me." He says to Raxl.
"Leave us!" Jacques commands.
Quito steps from the room as Jacques closes the door behind him then
turns and faces Raxl.
"I don't fear you." Raxl says to him.
"Really Raxl you act as if you have done something wrong." He says
as he walks towards her.
Raxl backs away from him until she bumps into the cupboard. "What
you have done is monstrous."
"And what have you done Raxl?"
"I tried to right a wrong."
Jacques stops in front of her. "Raxl did you really think the
Master would allow you to interfere with my plans?"
Raxl tries to dash around him. Jacques grabs her arm and Raxl
screams as she is engulfed in flames.
Quito pounds on the door shouting when he discovers he cannot enter
the kitchen "Raxl let me in! Jacques Eloi Des Mondes open this door!"
Jacques glances down as Raxl. "I am the Master here and if you want
to live you will obey me! Isn`t that right!" Jacques says to her.
"Yes." Raxl sobs.
Jacques releases her then steps to the door and opens it. Quito
steps back. "Quito Raxl doesn't feel well. Perhaps you can help her
to her room" He says then steps past him and walks away.
Quito enters the kitchen and touches her shoulder. "Raxl what did
he do to you?"
"Nothing Quito it is as he said, I don't feel well." Raxl replies
then rushes from the room.
The next day Raua enters the crypt and seeing Jacques she steps back
to give him his privacy. As she starts up the staircase she stops as
she hears him speak.
"Well my lovely Huaco it is too bad that you cannot be here to
witness the marriage between your sister and myself. After all it was
you that asked me to bring her to you after our wedding ceremony. You
might be alive today but for that request."
Raua lets out a small gasp.
Jacques turns towards the staircase. "Come join us Raua."
Raua walks back down the stairs and joins him. "How can you be so
"Cruel? Why my dear I did it for us."
"Did what, Jacques what did you do?"
"Your sister was not needed any longer so I helped her leave."
"Leave ?" Raua glances at her sister's tomb. "No you couldn't
have!" She cries out as she glances at Jacques.
Jacques smiles then begins to laugh.
Raua turns and runs from the crypt sobbing. She runs into the
kitchen to find Raxl next to the stove. "Mademoiselle what is wrong?"
"Raxl he killed her! Jacques killed my sister!"
"Oh Miss Raua I had hoped you would never learned the truth of your
"Raxl you knew?"
"I came upon them as he pushed her to her death."
"Why didn't you tell me?"
"I could not."
"Raxl we must inform the authorities."
"And how do you plan to get off the Island my dear?" Jacques asks
as he stands in the doorway.
Raua gives a cry as she turns and sees him.
"Come now Raua I have no reason to harm you. Come we will talk."
"No! Raxl help me!" Raua says as she turns back to Raxl.
"I am sorry but I cannot." Raxl says then turns her back to Raua.
Jacques grips Raua by the arm and drags her from the room. He
enters the Great Hall and releases her.
Raua rushes across the room and stands behind a chair.
"Please sit down."
Raua shakes her head no.
"Very well until you sit with me and listen, you will remain on the
Island. I will leave orders that no one is to travel to the Mainland."
With a sob Raua rushes to the staircase and up to her room.
Jacques pours a glass of wine and sits with a smile of contentment
upon his face.
Later that day Raua enters the servants quarters and knocks on
Opening the door Quito stands in the doorway. "Mademoiselle is
"Quito help me, I want to leave the Island."
"Mademoiselle Raua it will be dark soon. We cannot cross until
"No I want to leave now!"
Raua turns away with a sob and rushes down the hallway.
Quito runs after her. "Please Mademoiselle wait."
Raua rushes down the staircase and out the door.
Quito runs down the stairs as Raxl steps into the Great Hall.
"Quito what's wrong?"
"Mademoiselle Raua is very upset and begged me to take her away from
"Quito go after her."
Quito rushes out the door as Raxl follows and stands in the doorway.
Rushing to the beach Quito watches as Raua climbs into a row boat.
He races to the boat and grabs her arm. "Please Mademoiselle come
back to the mansion."
"Quito he killed my sister I can't stay here!" Raua sobs as she
tries to pull away from him.
"I promise I will help you leave but not now, the tides are turning."
"I don't care!" Raua shouts as she pulls free and dives into the
water and begins to swim.
Quito climbs into the boat and rows after her. He sees her go under
and dives in after her. He doesn't find her and comes up for air. He
goes back under diving deeper until he spots her. He grabs her and
gets them to the surface then pushes her into the boat rowing them to
Raxl waits on the beach as Quito carries Raua to her. He places her
in the sand as Raxl kneels next to her. She looks up at Quito.
"He will pay for this Raxl. I swear upon our God that she will be
avenged." Quito says then races towards the mansion.
"Quito stop you don't know who you are facing!" Raxl cries out as
she stands and runs after him.
Jacques steps outside as Quito reaches the mansion.
"You murderer!" Quito shouts then grasps Jacques by the throat.
Reaching down Jacques pulls a dagger from his cloak and strikes
Quito in the chest with it.
With a shocked look upon his face Quito releases Jacques and
clutches his chest as he falls to the ground at Jacques feet.
"Oh no my friend you will not get away from me that easily."
Jacques places his hand upon Quito's chest. "I call upon the Master
to grant me the power to keep this man in the shadows between life and
death and forever will he be silenced and do only my bidding."
Jacques straightens and steps back as Quito lumbers to his feet and
stands before him.
Raxl had stopped near the tree line and watches in horror as Quito
comes to his feet.
"Now go and bring Raua's body to the mansion." Jacques orders Quito.
Quito lumbers away as Jacques looks at Raxl. "Raxl come here."
Raxl shakes her head no.
"I said come here!" Jacques shouts at her.
Raxl walks towards him trembling.
"You will help Quito and take Raua`s body to the crypt.
"Yes Master." Raxl replies then enters the mansion.
Quito carries Raua's body to where Jacques stands. "Take her to the
crypt Raxl waits for you."
Quito nods then steps around Jacques and enters the mansion. Quito
enters the crypt and lies Raua upon the same marble table that her
sister had lain upon before being put in her grave.
Raxl steps up to Quito. "Oh Quito what has he done to you?" She
places her hand upon his chest but feels no heartbeat. "We must
contact the Conjure Man he is our only hope."
Quito stands just staring ahead.
"Quito look at me." Raxl tell him.
Quito does not move as heavy footsteps are heard upon the staircase.
Raxl turns to see Jacques enter the crypt.
"Why Raxl what ever is the matter?" Jacques says as he steps closer
Raxl backs away from him.
"The infant cries go take care of him." Jacques orders.
Raxl races past him and up the staircase.
Jacques watches her then turns towards Quito. "I am sending for
D'Anton and informing him of the death of Mademoiselle Raua. I am
sure he will want to pay his last respects. Now go to your room and
clean yourself up. We can't have visitors arriving and you looking
like that." He says as he looks at Quito's bloody cloths.
Again Quito stands not moving.
"I said go!"
Quito nods and lumbers up the staircase.
Jacques turns to Raua's body and touches her hair. "Poor Raua I
told you that you couldn't leave the island." He kisses her cheek and
walks from the crypt.