💘HEART OF A BEAST👺
(Love is the word💓)
BY BLESSING SILVER
BOOK 2 📚
It was gushing out rapidly like a waterfall from a deep cut on her abdomen.. Her eyes we’re shut tightly, pain tearing from different part of her body as she tried to belly it up.
I watched her, almost ignorantly.. Feeling that powerful urge to draw close, the thick hair on my rough skin rising in response to the rough air.. Her palm went up, calling on to me but my huge and circular head shook in refusal.. Her lips trembled as she whimpered, more blood falling from the cut and wetting the floor, leaving a thick red trail as it transported to the ground and far.
Her eyes called to me once more but what could a beast do, it was in the thickest hour of the night and my throat badly itch for a drink.
I could do nothing but stare..
She beckoned once more, an offer I couldn’t ignore as my thirst aggravated, needing an immediate soothing, with two quick steps I was right beside her.. It poured out more, not enticing me the way any other would but my throat needed soothing and without a second thought, my lips encircled her cut gently and suckled roughly at it..
It was bitter and didn’t need any savoring, it was harsh but I drank on.. Going on and on and on and feeling satisfied I let her off with one push and groaned..
Her body dropped to the ground, she didn’t stir nor move and her eyes we’re shut, not tight this time.. Her hands laid accordingly beside her and as I stared at her lifeless body, I felt a new me coming on..
Absently, I checked what the new feeling was and I realized that I was human again, right in the middle of the night..
My body stirred and I could feel my lips quivering slightly..
“He’s waking up” a faint voice whispered. My eyelids shook.
“Let him be”
Me eyes flung open and the first thing they landed on was the dark space above me, I blinked and tilt it to another direction and they caught Jolita’s face, she released a small smile at me.
“Get him some water” I turned towards the voice and sight Priola at the other end. As Jolita left she walked up to me.
“How are you feeling?” She asked, taking a sit beside me.
“I-I had a nightmare!” I told her..
“I know” she said, giving me a quick glance.
“I-I don’t understand what it meant. Belle told-
“You that her blood could heal you?” She completed, her gaze on me now and I nodded. “She didn’t lie” she revealed.
“Yes. Kayla’s blood truly can heal you and vice versa.. One amongst you both can completely break the other off the curse,” she paused, turning my surprised self to a curious one.. “Listen, while you need Kayla’s blood to be human, she needs the Luvi-” she brought out the Luvi necklace from a small sack bag that she wore around her neck and showed it to me. “This L that signifies the Luvi right here is a locket and in it are supernatural pins, Kayla only have to poke you with one of them to be free! While you die” She revealed and I gave her a wide eyed look.
I couldn’t utter a word as I collected the Luvi from her, I used both palms to touch the L and it opened and lying in it were glittering pins about four of them, all clean and with very pointy and sharp tip..
I gasped and my gaze rose gradually to her, gently, I shut my mouth, gulping hard.
“C-can you not tell her about this?” I asked, my hand shaking as it held the necklace.
“Why? You’re scared that she might want to kill you?” She asked and I nodded.
“And what about you?” She asked and I gave her a look, suddenly feeling speechless and clueless..
Will I want to kill Kayla too?? I couldn’t answer that..
She stretched her hand and took the necklace from me.
“I’ll have to give this back to her, it’s possible that she won’t discover the pins and even if she does, she won’t know it’s usefulness” she said after a long silence and I nodded, taking in another huge gulp. She dropped the necklace into her sack like neck bag.
“I have only but few hours left,” she said, staring into space for a moment
“Few hours left to do what?” I asked.
“To go to where I should be,” she said. “Kayla needs to be here first, I have to tell you both together” she said before standing up and walking away from me, my curious gaze accompanying her.
My eyes opened to meet the sharp rays of the sunlight coming in from my window, I looked away and sat up. My phone made a beeping sound beside me and I picked it up.. It displayed a text from Jake. I clicked on it..
💬Morning princess 😊, it’s been kind of a while since we last saw, don’t you agree? I missed you. How about lunch? A date.❤️ 💬
I threw the phone down and sighed, running a hand down my face. I stood up and walked to the bathroom, ready to start the day.
I left the dishes in the sink, taking a long drink from a bottle of water, I walked out of the house to the woods..
Well, we still have unfinished business and besides, I need to inquire about the marks and it’s signification.
I walked and in no time arrived at the spot.
“Hey,” Jolita waved at me, looking away from the pigeon I had earlier thought she was interacting with.. “Granny’s expecting you” she said and I nodded, giving her a small smile, I put my hand into my pant pocket.
“Um Sweirl, say hi to Kayla, she’s the friend I told you about, Kayla, this is Sweirl, my best buddy” she said and I frowned.
“Your what?” I asked, unsure.
“Oh Kayla, I’ve been expecting you! Come on in” Priola appeared at the entrance. “Sweirl, leave here before I get you reported” she talked to the bird..
Jeez.. Talking to a bird.
I followed her in, taking a sit on the fine floor.
“I’m leaving” she said, looking from me to Melvin.
“Leaving to where?” I asked.
“Where I should be, away from you both” she said, making my brows furrow.
“It might sound kind of absurd but as a helper I’m not supposed to live with you or stay anywhere close to you for a long time. We’re two completely different people from two different word who met for a purpose, it’s bad luck if a Luvian on a mission and her assigned human stay together for a long time. I only have to be close to you and fight off any harm that tries to come your way, living with you will only create awareness for the evil ones” she said.
“So you’re leaving?”
“No, I’m always with you but not always physically” she explained.
“When are you going?” I asked.
“Before nightfall. Jolita will be returning back to our world, she’s not ripe enough to go on tasks of her own yet, she was allowed to come cos I needed her” she said and an awkward silence erupted.
“Well.. I have something to ask you” I said and she gave me a go ahead nod.
“Yesterday, after I felt pain from… Well Melvin’s necklace, I got these on my body-” I took my blouse up to show her the marks that were still there. “They suddenly appeared and I think Melvin has it too” I said.
“I do” he said and when I looked at Priola she had a shocked expression on..
“W-what does this mean?” I asked, getting scared.
“Priola?” Melvin called when she was quiet.
“Lucinda’s trying to enhance your curse” she said and I frown.
“What does that mean?” I asked.
“She wants to share Melvin’s inhuman self with you, I mean his beast self” she said and I gasped. “She wants your own family to hunt and kill you” she said..
“B-but how? I-I-I mean w-why?” I stammered, gulping to ease my itching throat.
“How is that she has your soul trapped already and why is that she hates you more, it’s closest to getting rid of you!” She explained and my legs suddenly start to weaken..
“T-Trapped?!” I stammered the word.
“Yes, trapped cos you’re Clara!” She revealed and I didn’t know when I plopped to the floor..
BOOK 2 📚
“I’m Clara? Like I’m cursed!?” I asked, not believing I heard her right earlier.
“Yes. You are” she said, clearing all atom of doubt and disbelief that I had.
“But how.. I-I mean how can I be Clara? I don’t even know this Lucinda person and I’ve never met Melvin in my life until recently so how in God’s name is that possible!”
“Trust me Kay, you do know Melvin and you know everything that’s happening now but can’t just remember and I can’t help you with that now.. We have to find a way first to ruin Lucinda’s plans” she said.
“Bu-but this is just so.. I mean like I’m in a curse like him?” I pointed to Melvin, my fingers shaking.
“You’re in a curse worse than his, you’d have seen it but just haven’t thought it’d be a curse” she said and I could swear that I didn’t understand any of what she said. “She’s ruining your life and family bit by bit, she had turned all your close relatives and friends to your enemies and you to a complete opposite of what you were! She’s going to separate your family completely in the most painful way” she explained..
Separate my family?!
Am I truly living a different life right now..
Could she have been the one that killed Tracy?? Oh goodness!
“There’s a way to end this right?” I asked, agitation clogging completely at my voice.
“Patient can only do it but there’s a way to stop or at least prevent her from making you like Melvin” she said.
“Well how?!” I asked.
“By lessening Melvin’s” she said.
“And how can you do that?” Melvin asked.
“Lucinda right now is close to being powerless, it’s possible that she used almost all her deepest powers to keep you both cursed till this time despite the Luvi and I think that if we’re able to get out of this, I mean bring her plan to make Kayla like you to futility, then we’ll be weakening her more,” she explained. “And to gradually reduce the effectiveness of the beast curse, you have to do everything, if not almost of what human do, like how they live, what they eat, things they do and others” she said.
Melvin and I gave her an even confused look.
“Okay, Melvin as a beast what do you crave for mostly?”
“Blood” he answers.
“And how do you always get that when you don’t kill?”
“Belle provides them for me, from animals” he answered.
“That’s more like it, she knew giving you that constantly will only increase your urge greatly for more and when she finally vanishes from your life, you’ll be worse than a bloodsucking beast and kill emotionlessly”
“What?” Melvin gasped.
“Yes, she knew doing the opposite continuously will bring a physical partial healing and she very much avoided that” she said and shook her head with a sigh. “So if you want to partially get out of this, help Kayla and neutralize the effects then you have to push all your beastly cravings aside completely and only take the ones you detest; what human takes. If raw things satisfies you then you have to go for processed and cooked ones and more like that, it’ll help shift you closer to your humanity and prevent Kayla from sharing in your beast-self”
“B-but I tried that before and it completely irks me, the smell alone makes my craving more fierce-”
“That’s why Kayla is here. You’re not alone and you both should remember that it isn’t only for one party, it’s for the good of you both and everyone you call family, so you can’t be selfish about it. The more you do this the closer we get to bringing Lucinda down, only you both can save your entire families from this” she said, looking seriously from Melvin to me.
I turned to give Melvin a look and surprisingly our gaze met.. I looked away.. My heartbeat going faster than the usual.
So the tipsy turvy turn that changed my life was caused by Lucinda?? She knew me and had cursed me.. And I knew her.
But how.. It all sounded so strange and unbelievable but true..
If she had cursed us, I mean Melvin and I then she must really hate us, a very deep hatred is the only thing that can lead to this even though it couldn’t completely justify it..
I wonder what we did to deserve it or why exactly she had done it..
“I have to prepare for my departure! If any other thing comes up, you’ll both see the sign, that’s why you have to be watchful, we all have different roles to play to end this!” Priola had barely completed her words when my phone suddenly began to ring.. I quickly took it out from my pocket and peered at the caller ID.. Mom?
I looked up to see their gazes on me.
“Um excuse me” I said before walking out. I answered the call.
“Kay? Where are you?” She asked and I looked around..
“Um.. I’m in the library, why?” I asked.
“Well cos someone is here to see you, he’s been here for over two hours, he says you’re expecting him” she said and my brows curved..
“Who’s he?” I asked..
“Oh he says his name’s Jake and he’s your boyfriend!” She said, her voice cocky at the ‘boyfriend’ part.
“Um.. Okay, I’m on my way home!” I respond before ending the call..