As Skulduggery walked closer to Horath Menspinth he could feel his anger bubbling, he could feel that dark and usual feeling of rage wash over him, as he launched a fireball, he awoke through being shaken by Valkyrie.
"Wh, wha, what." Skulduggery stuttered sweat on his non existent brow.
"Well you looked as if you were having a fit or something, I thought you were dying, and then I remembered you are dead so I left you there." Valkyrie explained.
"What so you just left me there. I mean I could have been dying."
"Really." She said in an unconvinced tone.
"Well, no but what if I could've of been." He protested.
"But you weren't." At that moment skulduggery noticed the scorched curtains.
"What happened?" Skulduggery pointing at the remnants of the curtains.
"Umm, you sort of threw a fireball in your sleep." Valkyrie said mocking the supposedly perfect Skulduggery.
"What really, that's only ever happened once before when I was new to all this, someone tried to wake me up and, well it was a good dream so…" Skulduggery said.
"You just casually hurled a fireball."
"Precisely wouldn't you of done the same thing." Skulduggery replied.
"Suppose, so what was your dream about" she asked.
"One of my many secrets, which are going to remain secrets." He answered with a grin in his face, "anyway why did you wake me."
"There's someone here to see you." As she said this a tall weedy man walked in, his white greasy hair plastered to his head with muck and other such things.
"Hello my old friend." The mans voice was harsh and coarse like nails in a blender.
"You, what are you doing here, your dead, you're meant to be dead." Skulduggery said with confusion in his voice.
"So are you." The man said looking up and down skulduggery's empty ribcage.
"Yes but your not a skeleton. Your human living and breathing." Skulduggery said.
"Yes well maybe. I never died." The man said.
"How." Skulduggery questioned.
"Well you may know him, his name is Dusk, he found me a few breaths away from death, and saved me." As the man said this he pulled down his shirt revealing two large gaping holes. "You're the one who presumed I was human I said nothing."
"Sorry, excuse me but who are you." Valkyrie confused by the commotion; however skulduggery answered before the man had a chance.
"Horath Menspinth, I threw a fireball at you in my dream." Skulduggery said threatening.
"Aww, you've been dreaming about me." Said Horath teasing Skulduggery when he suddenly felt a tapping on his shoulder, as he turned around Valkyrie pushed a fireball into his face, making his skin turn red and blister.
"Leave, now." And with a growl and a threatening look towards Valkyrie he left, grumbling as he left.
"You know his going to want to kill you now." Skulduggery informed her.
"Meh, I'm used to it by now." Valkyrie shrugged.