"Do you think anybody is in there?" Winston kept his eyes on the house. They watched a man dressed in a top hat and tuxedo marched proudly out the door. He stood waiting at the bottom of the steps for them.
"Yep." Smith was never one for loquaciousness.
The two of them made a show of adjusting their garments and beating off some of the dust, while carefully hiding their weapons. It wouldn't do to spook the man. At least not until it was too late.
"I am very glad to see you two!" The man shook their hands emphatically. "I despaired of ever seeing another living soul after this last blast! Come in! Come in!"
Top Hat held the front door wide open. Winston smiled politely as he thought about killing the man right then to save on clean up. The two stepped across the threshold into a cool darkness, most of the front room in shadows, and a soft sigh echoed around them.
Top Hat slammed and locked the door behind them. Winston pulled his gun.
"She will be merciful if you don't struggle!" The voice was muffled through the door. Winston banged his fist on the door.
"Just what the hell is this place?" He screamed. He put his back against the door.
"This is the temple of Kali," Top Hat said.
"But we're Christians!" Winston screamed, as something grabbed Smith's leg and pulled him into the darkness.
Images are a favorite around here, and we all love words, so this week I’m giving you one of each:
petrichor(noun): a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weatherand
The prompt is the third definition of the word "Pedantic".