Caledonia

By Amy Hoff

Police officer Leah Bishop gets a proposal of move to a Glasgow department of Interpol. She accepts, desirous to go away her previous at the back of. whilst she arrives at her new activity, she speedy discovers that her fellow officials are monsters, and so they have recruited her to aid them clear up a really human crime – the 1st serial killing of faeries.

Scottish folklore interwoven with the darkish fact of Glasgow, Caledonia follows Leah Bishop and her Victorian selkie associate Dorian gray as they examine supernatural crime in Scotland’s urban of tradition.

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Leah attempted, however the fog was once getting thicker and shortly she might see not anything in any respect. “Dorian? ” she known as out hesitantly. She grew to become, and observed a door off to her correct. She walked over to it and grew to become the deal with. She stepped within a room, and the very first thing she observed used to be the silhouette of a bull’s head, as her eyes started to comply with the darkness. The Minotaur. Leah attempted to duck again out of the entrance, hiding from the large kind of the Minotaur simply because it circled. Her again to the wall, she stared on the monster. there has been track taking part in within the historical past… Leah all at once known the unique model of stroll this fashion. after which spotted the place she was once. It was once a storage, choked with vintage vehicles in numerous states of fix. A mechanic’s store. The Minotaur was once engaged on a ‘67 Mustang fastback. “Hey,” it acknowledged, in a Midwestern American accessory. “Grab a lager if you would like, there’re chilly ones within the refrigerator. ” Leah’s middle slowed to a steadier velocity. She edged in the direction of the fridge and carefully took out a lager. She rotated and leaned opposed to the wall, gazing the fellow paintings. The Minotaur used to be equipped, with a large chest and muscular fingers. He used to be donning blue denims and a black t-shirt, with a pack of cigarettes rolled up in a single sleeve. every little thing approximately him and the storage appeared completely general – good, American-normal – apart from the truth that he had a bull’s head. “Well, don’t simply stand there,” acknowledged the Minotaur. “What’s your identify? ” “Leah. Leah Bishop. ” “Hey Leah. ” “Are you…are you American? ” she requested. “I suggestion the Minotaur was once from Crete. ” “Oh yeah,” acknowledged the Minotaur, “Crete used to be many years again. Wow. I haven’t thought of Crete in years. ” He disappeared less than the hood of the Mustang back. “This is America,” he stated. “Been the following for a long time. just like the land, the vehicles, the open street. ” Leah took a drink of beer. “I don’t learn about you,” she acknowledged. “But I’m within the Labyrinth at Caledonia Interpol, in Scotland. You’re the safeguard for Milo’s lab. ” The Minotaur stood up and wiped the black engine grease from its hands. “They haven’t informed you a lot approximately how all of this works, have they? ” he acknowledged. “Yeah, I safeguard that lab. and many different locations. Your Interpol isn’t only one position, it’s all over. ” “So the entire doorways within the Labyrinth –” she begun. “Actually lead someplace, yeah,” he acknowledged. “Some areas are in the world, a few areas are means additional than that. ” He crossed his fingers and checked out her. She discovered herself eager to be aware of what his human face may have gave the impression of. most likely sizzling, she assumed. “You took a fallacious turn,” he stated. “This time, you were given me. subsequent time, you’re no longer gonna be so fortunate. ” He led her to a different door. “Here you go,” he acknowledged. “Hope to determine you back someday. cease via for those who can. ” “Thanks,” acknowledged Leah, and walked in the course of the door. She stumbled on herself outdoors the door to Milo’s lab. while she grew to become to appear in the back of her, the door had vanished. “Leah! ” Dorian acknowledged, relieved. “I inspiration I misplaced you! ” “Sorry,” she stated. “I met the Minotaur. He’s form of sizzling. ” Dorian gave her a wierd glance.

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