5 SECRET Facts About the Villisca Axe Murders! A Look into the Historical Murders that Inspired Genesis: The Awakening!

On a quiet residential street in this small town sits an old white frame house. On a dark evening, the absence of lights and sounds are the first indication to visitors that this house is different from the other homes that surround it. Upon closer inspection, you’ll notice her doors and windows are tightly closed and covered. An outhouse in the backyard suggests that this house does not occupy a place in the 21st century but somehow belongs in another era or another story. A weather-beaten sign warns rather than welcomes. This is the “Murder House”.

The Villisca axe murders occurred between the evening of June 9, 1912, and early morning of June 10, 1912, in the town of Villisca in southwestern Iowa. The six members of the Moore family and two house guests were found bludgeoned in the Moore residence. All eight victims, including six children, had severe head wounds from an axe. A lengthy investigation yielded several suspects, one of whom was tried twice. The first trial ended in a hung jury and the second in an acquittal. The crime remains unsolved.

If you haven’t gotten your hands on Genesis: The Awakening yet I highly recommend you stop what you’re doing (yes, that includes reading this blog post) and snatch that thing up!

For those of you who have read Genesis, you’ll know that the Villisca Axe Murder house in Villisca Iowa is central to the plot of the story. A murderer is on the loose in the small collegiate town where our heroes Victoria Bouchard and Grim Reaper Kaizer Dresden reside, and if Kaizer doesn’t move quickly to eliminate the threat, the powerful immortals who cursed him to live on earth will be beating down his door looking for answers.

Despite all the interference from Archdemons and nosy siblings, Kaizer and Victoria are eventually led back to the Axe Murder house where a demon has set up camp, using the souls of the damned victims as bait. As they leap through a portal into the nightmarish realm the demon calls home, our genius heroine speculates that perhaps the original axe weilder was really a servant of the devil all along.

If you don’t know much about the axe murders, here are FIVE secret facts that they won’t tell you in history books.

5: Villisca (Wallisca) is a Native American word which means “evil spirit.”

According to “The Dictionary of Iowa Place Names” Villisca got its name from the Sac and Fox Indian word “waliska,” meaning evil spirit. White settlers of the region mistook the name for meaning “Beautiful View” or “Pretty Place”. When they discovered their mistake, they were quick to cover it up. But there’s no doubt the name left a dark stain on the town, mostly due to the brutal murders that followed.

4: The main suspect was a Reverend.

The Rev. Lyn George Jacklin Kelly, the only man tried for the eight Villisca axe murders of 1912 and a preacher with a well-documented reputation for deviant sexual behavior, served as minister at the Carroll Presbyterian Church for nearly a year following the internationally notorious slayings, as southern Iowa officials

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Reverend Kelly and his wife Laura Kelly.

focused on other suspects.

To be sure, the nearly century-old still-unsolved southern Iowa murder spree is one of the creepiest, compelling episodes in the history of the state, and the fact that more Iowans, particularly in the western part of the state, don’t know about this case is evidence of a breakdown in the teaching of Iowa history.

3: The murder weapon is on display.

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You can view the head of the actual axe used in the murders if you visit the Axe Murder house in Iowa today. You can also book investigations and overnight stays at the house, for a fee…if you’re brave enough.

2: There were neighbors sleeping next door when the Moores and Stillengers were killed.

Mary Peckham, the Moores’ neighbor, became concerned after she noticed that the Moore family had not come out to do their morning chores. Peckham knocked on the Moores’ door. When nobody answered, she tried to open the door and discovered that it was locked. Peckham let the Moores’ chickens out and called Ross Moore, Josiah Moore’s brother. Like Peckham, Moore received no response when he knocked on the door and shouted. He unlocked the front door with his copy of the house key. While Peckham stood on the porch, Moore went into the parlor and opened the guest bedroom door, where he found Ina and Lena Stillinger’s bodies on the bed. Moore immediately told Peckham to call Hank Horton, Villisca’s primary peace officer who arrived shortly thereafter. Horton’s search of the house revealed that the entire Moore family and the two Stillinger girls had been bludgeoned to death. The murder weapon, an axe belonging to Josiah, was found in the guest room where the Stillinger sisters were found.

Mary slept peacefully in her bed the night before. Most historian’s find this often overlooked fact extremely strange. In the quiet early 1900’s, it’d be almost impossible to not hear a single sound when eight people are being brutally murdered.

1: Reverend Kelly confessed to the crimes but was not indicted.

One major reason students of the case today and prosecutors in 1917, including then Attorney General Horace Havner, believed Kelly to be the killer is an obvious one: He confessed to the crimes in a signed statement, saying God called him from the Villisca preacher’s house to commit the murders.

“I was lying in bed at the home of Reverend Ewing on the night of the murders and heard a voice say, `Rise, Peter, slay and eat,’” Kelly told investigators, according to Marshall’s book.

In his confession Kelly also would say: “I thought I was the grandson of God. I am ready to do it again.”

At one point Kelly told his interrogators, according to court documents, that “I killed the children upstairs first and the children downstairs last. I knew God wanted me to do it this way. `Slay utterly’ came to my mind, and I picked up the axe, went into the house and killed them.”

What do YOU think happened all those years ago? Let me know your theories! And don’t forget, you can read my take on the Villisca Axe Murder’s in Genesis: The Awakening!

Sources:

Iowa Independent

Wikipedia

Villisca Iowa Homepage

 

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Genesis: The Awakening An Epic Paranormal Fantasy Adventure Romance – PRE-ORDER 10/31/16

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Cursed with enhanced mental abilities and consistently degrading eyesight, VICTORIA BOUCHARD is a walking medical phenomenon most talented neuroscientists could never hope to unravel. As she struggles to cope with the news of her impending blindness, she learns of a deranged serial killer deemed by the FBI as the ‘Ghoul Butcher’ who’s rapidly making his way towards her humble University in the heart of Rural Iowa.

With police on a manhunt and the locals in a frenzy, her visual health is suddenly the least of her worries. On the other hand, her lover and best friend KAIZER DRESDEN is determined to keep his distance from the case as it unfolds.

As a Grim Reaper, stripped of his powers and exiled from his home world to serve out a three hundred year sentence on Earth; he knows he would be the prime suspect in the eyes of the immortals who banished him. But with the seemingly unstoppable Ghoul cutting a swath right for them, he and Victoria have no choice but to take matters into their own hands and investigate the murders in order to protect his new found home.

Genesis: The Awakening is a fantasy epic, over four hundred pages of action, romance, and a kickass heroine who flourishes in the face of adversity. Diverse and multicultural, Genesis breaks stereotypes and casts a unique light on the fantasy genre.

What advanced readers are saying:

…one of the best I’ve ever read. Couldn’t put it down.”–Lindsay S.

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Genesis Character Introductions: Meet Elliot Belan

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Name: Elliot Belan

Age: 23

Birthdate: June 24th, 1990

Zodiac: Cancer is a mysterious sign, filled with contradictions. They want security and comfort yet seek new adventure. They are very helpful to others yet sometimes can be cranky and indifferent. Cancer has a driving, forceful personality that can be easily hidden beneath a calm, and cool exterior. The crab is Cancer’s ruling animal and it suits them well, they can come out of their shell and fight but they can also hide in their shell of skitter away back into the depths of the ocean. They are very unpredictable. With cancer, there is always something more that meets the eye, for they are always partially hidden behind the shell. They have a deep psyche and intuitive mind that is hidden from the world. Cancer is deeply sensitive and easily hurt, this might be why they have their defense shell in place, to avoid being hurt by others.

They are nurturers so they surround themselves with people, whom after a while can offend or hurt a cancer without even knowing they did so, therefore Cancer’s protective shell keeps them safe from hurt. They are complex, fragile, unpredictable and temperamental and need constant support and encouragement, more then any other astrology signs, Cancer needs to be needed. When cancer gets the support it needs, it has a tremendous amount to offer in return. When cancer gets offended, they tend to sulk instead of confronting the persons face to face. This needlessly prolongs the pain and suffering. Cancer is very possessive, not just with material possessions but with people as well. Cancer will always want to stay in touch with old friends and anyone who has ever been close to them, because it is easier to maintain a friendship then attempt to learn to trust a new person. It is easier this way for them emotionally. If you befriend a Cancer, you will stay friends for a long time. Cancer makes the perfect mother, this is the sign that represents motherhood. They have unconditional love and caring more so then any other astrology sign. Cancer are very intuitive. Most of the psychics of the world are Cancer astrology signs. They have an excellent memory and are very observant and can read people very well. They can usually tell of other people’s intentions are good or not.

Never dupe a Cancer, they can see your motives. Cancer has a lot of emotional issues to deal with but once they overcome this large hump of shyness and insecurity, there is practically nothing they can’t do. With their strong intuition, sensitivity, powers of observation and intelligence, they will have great success in anything they undertake.

General information: Elliot Belan is the quietly concerned friend who often follows Victoria and Kaizer around like a lost puppy. Known for his signature blonde hair, green eyes and dazzling smile, he is a favorite among the student and faculty of Viking Lake University. On the outside, he looks like the type of man who would never hurt a fly, but he hides his true heritage and intentions behind a kind facade. As for Kaizer, his so called friend, is only standing in the way of finding happiness with Victoria. Extremely calculating despite his boyish good looks, there’s nothing he wouldn’t do to have pint-sized heroine by his side.

Personality Type: 

ISTP – The Mechanic

Quiet and reserved, interested in how and why things work. Has excellent skills with mechanical things. A Risk-taker who lives for the moment. Usually interested in and talented at extreme sports. Uncomplicated in their desires. Loyal to their peers and to their internal value systems, but not overly concerned with respecting laws and rules if they get in the way of getting something done. Detached and analytical, they excel at finding solutions to practical problems.

Villain Archetype: The outcast. He’s the lonely outsider, who wants desperately to belong. Tortured and unforgiving, he has been set off from others, and usually for good cause. He craves redemption, but is willing to gain it by sacrificing others. Waste no sympathy on him – he’ll have none for you.

Best strengths: Tolerant, Orderly, Appreciative, Determined.

Worst flaws: Immaturity, Two-faced, “Because I’m good at it”, Cute and Psycho.

Ego flaw: Desperately Craves Affection.

Ambitions: Pleasing his ‘father’. Finding a way into Victoria’s circle by any means necessary.

Motive: Emotional neglect as a child, an extreme need for the affection he never received from his father. The need to belong to something no matter what it is.

Internal conflict: He’s constantly at odds with an innate need to do the right thing and the need to destroy for his own benefit.

Biggest fear: Being alone.

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Genesis Character Introductions: Meet Dr. Mischa Bartlett

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Name: Dr. Mischa Helena Bartlett

Age: 31

Birthday: November 30th

Zodiac: Sagittarius seem to be guided by luck, good things happen to Sagittarius and this is usually because of their optimistic outlook and positive disposition which attracts good fortune. Despite hardships, Sagittarius is always optimistic that good things will happen tomorrow and the future carries good luck. Sagittarius have a vibrant, expansive personality that is free like a bird, Sagittarius cannot be contained. They are full of curiosity and they always look forward to the future, seldom dwelling on the past. Sagittarius are detached from emotions because emotions hold a person back, they do not like to talk about their feelings, they simply experience them and move on. Sagittarius can be reckless and irresponsible because they will jump at a suggestion of something new before they weigh the advantages and disadvantages.

General information: Daughter of Naval Captain Charon Morgan Bartlett and the late Poinsettia Bartlett who committed suicide when her daughters were ages thirteen and eleven. The sisters were raised with the mindset of following in their fathers footsteps, joining the navy and serving the rest of their lives as military women, but after Mischa met Dr. Jules Tomlin in her last year of High School, she put all her efforts into learning medicine, much to her fathers unhappiness. While she continued to fight on the sea front, she soon completely lost interest in the life her father chose for her and eventually left Dock Argus for good. Three years later, her younger sister Willow, a champion fencer and renowned naval officer in her own right, met with an unfortunate end during a demonic raid on the northern coast of Vitale, a small island known for its involvement in the “black trade”. The ship she was defending subsequently sunk, taking with it Willow and her unborn child. Mischa never stopped blaming herself for not taking her sister with her when she departed.

With Dr. Tomlin as her surrogate father, she fought through endless opposition from male physicians and was eventually the first woman in the history of the Guardian realm to not only be appointed as a Viceroy, but to hold a position of power greater than Brigadier General. During the last Great Demon War, her mentor was called onto the battlefield to support Baal Dresden, father of Führer Ezra Dresden, and when things took a turn for the worse, the good doctor was left to die in favor of Baal, leaving Mischa with a grudge to bare against Ezra who she believes made a very bad, biased call.

Personality type: INTJ – The Scientist – Independent, original, analytical, and determined. Have an exceptional ability to turn theories into solid plans of action. Highly value knowledge, competence, and structure. Driven to derive meaning from their visions. Long-range thinkers. Have very high standards for their performance, and the performance of others. Natural leaders, but will follow if they trust existing leaders.

Hero(ine) Archetype(s): 

  • The BOSS: a real go-getter, she climbs the ladder of success. This is a “take charge” female, who accepts nothing but respect. Reaching her goal post the most important thing in life to her, and she isn’t bothered by a few ruffled feathers along the way.
  • The LIBRARIAN: controlled and clever, she holds back. She’s prim and proper, but underneath that tight bun lurks a passionate woman. Dressed to repress, she might be the know-it-all whose hand is always up in class, or maybe she is the shy mouse hiding in the library.

Best strength: Logical problem solving. If you have a problem, she has an answer.

Worst flaw: 

  • Inferiority Superiority Complex – Sometimes, it turns out a character who seems to think the world of themselves actually doesn’t; their high-and-mighty attitude hides crippling insecurity. They’re often eager, even desperate, to prove themselves, and they won’t take it well if their attempt fails. Commonly they’ll try to feel more secure by putting others down.
  • Irrational Hatred- Hates someone over something that isn’t their fault or have no control over.
  • Married to the Job – Is so devoted to their career that it seriously affects their ability to hold any kind of relationship outside of it.
  • The Perfectionist – Has to be perfect at what they do, or at everything they do.

Ego flaw: Sugar and Ice Personality – Acts aloof and apathetic despite really being sweet and kind.

Ambitions: Guardian.

Motive: She has something to prove, not only to herself or her father, but to the young women who are subjugated by the males of her world.

Internal conflict: Her need to remain aloof and professional that is constantly at war with the passionate being she really is.

External conflict: Trying to remain a level-headed, rational women in a world dictated by cowardly men. If she reacts to their taunting and cheap attempts at intimidation she’s considered a ‘bitch’ or ‘unfit for her position’. So she hides her hurt and anger behind her work.

Biggest fear: Not being respected as she deserves.

Connections: Secretly dating General Axel Mariselle.

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Genesis Character Introductions: Meet Zain Dresden

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Name: Zain Dresden

Age: 27

Birthday: September 29th

Zodiac: Libras are the diplomat of the zodiac. They are able to put themselves in other’s shoes and see things through another person’s point of view. They are the ones that always want to make things right and have balance and harmony in their life, their surroundings and the lives of the people close to them.

They have captivating charm, elegant taste and they are easy to like due to their eager-to-please, easygoing nature. In return for a Libra’s amazing ability to be a good listener, sooth and calm people, they expect admiration. Libras will gather a group of people, everyone will become friends then the Libra will be in the center of the group. They like the attention and the admiration for the people that they have brought together. Libras are very intelligent, they often hide this inside their easygoing exterior. They express their intelligence through creativity, most are involved in some sort of artistic or creative pursuit. Many people overlook just how intelligent a Libra actually is. When others see a Libras wide range of interests and hobbies, their intelligence and creativity is more then obvious. Libras love variety and different situations. They welcome change. Libras love luxury. They will spend lots of money and surround themselves with beautiful things and they seem to be constantly fussing over their appearance. They love anything upscale and classy. Libras work hard to please others, and others find them incredibly captivating.

General information: Born the fifth son of Baal and Zahra Dresden, he was the first in over a hundred years to be diagnosed with the Hysteria Gene–a genetic disorder common in large Reaper families that is catastrophic in nature, granting it’s barer extraordinarily destructive power in the form of uncontrollable rage. Around the time of the last great Demon War, some fifty odd years ago, Zain returned home to his pregnant wife Maia and the gene was activated, sending him into a frenzy that ended in the termination of the woman’s life and her pregnancy. Though, he is completely unaware that he committed the heinous deed, he still blames himself for not being able to protect them, despite his obvious mental and emotional instability. He spends the rest of his life muted, diminished by mind altering drugs, constantly toeing the line of his burning need to avenge her, and wishing he could join her in death.

Personality type: INFJ – The Protector

Quietly forceful, original, and sensitive. Tend to stick to things until they are done. Extremely intuitive about people, and concerned for their feelings. Well-developed value systems which they strictly adhere to. Well-respected for their perseverance in doing the right thing. Likely to be individualistic, rather than leading or following.

Hero Archetype: The LOST SOUL: a sensitive being, he understands. Tortured, secretive, brooding, and unforgiving. That’s this man. But he’s also vulnerable. He might be a wanderer or an outcast. In work he’s creative, but probably also a loner. The PROFESSOR: coolly analytical, he knows every answer. He’s logical, introverted, and inflexible, but genuine about his feelings. At work, he likes cold, hard facts, thank you very much, but he’s also honest and faithful, and won’t let you down.

Best strength: Coolly analytical, good at problem solving.

Worst flaw: Self-depreciating.

Ego flaw: Wants to do it ‘all’ himself. Refuses to ask for or allow assistance.

Ambitions:

Motive: Survival. Zain is biding his time but for what no one knows.

Internal conflict: He struggles with some innate knowledge that he did something very bad but can’t bring himself to face his past. He misses Maia terribly and often still searches for her in his dreams, awakening to only nightmares and an empty bed. He lives each day in his own personal hell, his body, a jail cell he has no hopes of ever escaping.

External conflict: He still physically fights against the Hysteria Gene, even with the help of the medication there is some foreign part of him that craves that power. He wants to taste that darkness inside of him, to claim it and bend it to his will, but he knows that the Gene will only drive him to destroy everything he loves, including himself.

Biggest fear: Losing anyone else to the Hysteria.

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Genesis Character Introductions: Meet Axel Mariselle

Genesis: Meet the First General who needs no introduction.

Axel Mariselle has dedicated his life to the service of Führer Ezra Dresden and his cause, whatever it may be. From conquering dates in High School to the vanquishing of nations–Axel has remained dutifully by his masters side. Yet, behind those eyes that smolder like simmering coals, is an undeniable madness. He’s quite insane, quite literally off his rocker, but he’d sooner take his own life than not be the man that hand delivers to his lord everything he’s ever dreamed. Ezra’s Dark Knight, he is an assassin, homicidal genius, master of war and best friend. And his unquenchable thirst for destruction is leading him down the irrefutable path of his own demise.

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Name: First General Axel Mariselle

Age: 31

Birthday: August 1st

Zodiac: Leo is the lion, this well suited symbol represents Leo very well. They possess a kingdom which they protest and cherish. The are high esteemed, honorable and very devoted to themselves in particular! The kingdom could be anything from work to home to a partner, whatever it is, you rule it. Leo is always center stage and full of flair, they enjoy basking in the spotlight. A Leo always makes their presence known. Leo are full of energy that acts like a magnet for other people. Others are attracted to Leo’s wit, charm, and what they have to say for they speak of things grand and very interesting. Leo will never settle for second best. They want only the best which can cause lavish excessive spending habits as they enjoy their life of luxury, which is all to easily justified by the grand and magnificent Leo! Public image is very important to Leo, with luxurious possessions and ways of life, this keeps the public image in high standing. They will do whatever it takes to protect their own reputation. Leos are very generous, kind and openhearted people. If a Leo is crossed, they will strike back with force but they are not one to hold a grudge, they easily forgive, forget and move on. Leos are always trying to make things right in the world, they have larger then life emotions and they need to feel like they have accomplished something at the end of the day. They react to situations with action instead of sitting back and thinking about it, they are not impulsive however because they look at the future and consider consequences of their actions.

General information: Prominent First General of Führer Ezra Dresden and son of Colonel Augustus Mariselle, a war hero who served alongside Baal Dresden in the first, third and fourth Great Demon Wars.

Personality type: ENTP – The Visionary – Creative, resourceful, and intellectually quick. Good at a broad range of things. Enjoy debating issues, and may be into “one-up-manship”. They get very excited about new ideas and projects, but may neglect the more routine aspects of life. Generally outspoken and assertive. They enjoy people and are stimulating company. Excellent ability to understand concepts and apply logic to find solutions.

Hero Archetype(s): 

  • The SWASHBUCKLER: Mr. Excitement, he’s an adventure. This guy is action, action, and more action. He’s physical and daring. Fearless, he’s a daredevil, or an explorer. He needs thrills and chills to keep him happy.
  • The BAD BOY: dangerous to know, he walks on the wild side. This is the rebel, or the boy from the wrong side of the tracks. He’s bitter and volatile, a crushed idealist, but he’s also charismatic and street smart.

Best strength: Executing complicated plans, following orders, taking care of tough decision making, reliable. He has a strict preference for duty and policy over ethics and will always see things done, even if they aren’t the right thing.

Worst flaws: 

  • Berserker – The Berserker is a character who throws himself into a fight with such reckless abandon, it seems like he WANTS to die. It could be over-enthusiasm, overconfidence,Unstoppable Rage, or the desire to die in battle. Whatever the cause, it’s usually accompanied by a bellowing warcry Sometimes with total obliviousness to whether he’s actually fighting the enemy. And he never, ever retreats.
  • Deadpan SnarkerProne to sarcastic and cynical remarks.
  • Entitled to Have You – Believes that he is entitled to the affections of his love interest simply for existing.
  • Fearless Fool – Not scared of anything even if it is dangerous.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Making them angry is suicidal.

Ego flaw: 

  • Hair-Trigger Temper – This character will get extremely angry for many particular provocations — or has never learned how to control his temper.

Ambitions: Serving the Führer until there is no one left to serve. Be it Ezra or another, he’s tied to the position by a strong sense of honor and duty that later transfers to Ezra himself, in whom he finds a friend/brother.

Motive: Duty, Honor, Fulfilling the destiny of his father.

Internal conflict: None. He’s the most mentally fucked up yet harmonious character I’ve ever met.

External conflict: Kaizer, Mischa, Ezra–Basically everyone who apposes his way of thinking.

Biggest fear: Dying in battle as his father did. Though this fear isn’t nearly enough to keep him off the battlefield, it just makes him work harder.

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Genesis: Second Excerpt!

     It had been over three years since he’d last laid eyes on the man who’d thrown him out of his home and Kaizer would be lying if he said he wasn’t still holding a bit of a grudge. He knew he’d have to return sooner or later to sort things out with the asshole, he just didn’t think he’d have Victoria in tow. What if something happened to her? What if Ezra took out his frustrations on her instead of him? He didn’t have the power to fight off one brother, let alone his entire guard, especially his first general, if he was forced to defend himself. He stared down at her, his body tensing as doubt and uncertainty flooded him. Was he making the right decision? Or should he be headed in the other direction, running for her life as well as his own? The thought of losing her kept him rooted in place, unable to move for the fear of never laying eyes on her again. Kaizer watched a door open down the hall as Zain stepped out to greet them, his all knowing eyes reading his posture and knowing instantly that he was thinking of bolting. “Zain’s waiting for us, Kai.” She smiled up at him, completely oblivious to the dangers they were about to face. He couldn’t help but sigh as he placed a hand at the small of her back, keeping constant contact as he pushed them forward.

“I guess it’s too late to run now.” He muttered, watching Zain nod knowingly as they approached. He didn’t speak as he stood aside and allowed them to pass into the confines of Ezra’s personal sanctuary. He remembered that office clearly from his childhood, having been sent there for punishment at least twice a week until he graduated high school. It once belonged to their father and just entering it again made him feel like a sniveling child, begging for forgiveness for whatever petty crime he’d committed. It almost felt like stepping into a principals office, knowing you were either going to be suspended or beaten with a yard stick longer than you were tall. It was decorated in rich woods and earthy tones that were aesthetically pleasing to the eye, welcoming and warm, a place you never would have expected to be a military briefing room. He stared over at the antique claw-foot, wooden writing desk, polished to perfection and reflecting the grim image of the man who sat behind it, a golden pen in hand moving smoothly across parchment as he signed orders to move his armies around the world. Ezra Dresden was a man to be feared, not only because of his power or the soldiery he commanded, but for is intelligence and dedication to completing any task he set his mind to. A formidable foe, he was not the type of person you wanted standing beside your enemies on the battlefield, and although at that moment he could have launched himself across the room and strangled him for his expulsion, he couldn’t help but be proud that such a person was his own flesh and blood.

Kaizer watched him lift his head, as if he’d only just noticed them entering the room, his dark eyes going from Zain’s calm form to Kai who moved to stand protectively in front of Victoria. Those eyes of his flashed as he shuffled the documents he’d been working on and set them aside. Rising gracefully from his high-backed, antique chair, he moved to stand in front of his desk, leaning casually against it as he slipped his hands into the pockets of his expensive cotton slacks.

“Before we begin,” He spoke, his deep voice erupting from his chest in the form of a thunderous growl, “I just want to remind you that were we not in the presence of a young woman, I would be slamming your head against the floor for your ignorant, ill-advised, behavior.” His eyes briefly burned a brilliant amethyst before returning to their natural jet black.

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“The Führer”

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