Hearing her minions painfully screams, Dame Athanasia bitten her lips. Her genius plan was all screwed up again! She stamped her leg. All went wrong. She took a deep breath and stepped into the cave.
Kajira's and Livonna's bawling was so loud, that the vampiress easily sneaked into the deep part of the cave. She saw the book dropped by the witch, when a grapevine caught her. Athanasia looked from the witch to the she-werewolf and thought to herself: "Well, you two should know better, when you went to get the grimoire! Now I'll take it, and for you two this would be a good lesson!" She grabbed the book and ran away like a lamplighter, but after just few steps she felt, how vines caught her hands and legs, making her to bend in a very uncomfortable position. Few seconds later the bottom of her britches was thorn away and a switchy vine started whipping her mercilessly. Athanasia howled in pain, unable to struggle.
Rhokar growled. He focused at controlling the vines and lost a moment, when she-werewolf, who he thought was already almost helpless, suddenly squirmed away from his lap. He turned around and saw, how she thorns the vines, which were holding the witch apart.