💘HEART OF A BEAST👺
(Love is the word💓)
BY BLESSING SILVER
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I glance at Belle after the sudden silence.. She was quiet and staring into space with a look that I couldn’t decipher. If she was hiding it then she’s doing a good job at it.
“What’s wrong Belle? Don’t you like my idea?” I asked.
“It’s not about the idea son. I’m just scared for you” she said.
“Why?” I asked her, my gaze full on her.
“Cos you.. And Kayla together can be dangerous”
“You’re doing all this because of her right?” She asked.
“No. I’m doing this for myself.. I told you I’ll do anything, this is part of it. And that part about dangerous, is it about her being my death?” I asked.
“Not really but you have to promise me Melvin that no matter what happens.. You won’t have any mutual connection with her” she said and my brows narrowed.
And she just called me by my name again?? This definitely is serious.
“I don’t exactly get you Belle. What do you mean by mutual connection?”
“Y-you know like.. Sex and those stuffs” she shrugged and I chuckled on how she pronounced it like it was a new word.
“Sex? Can someone like me have sex?” I asked rhetorically.
“Well Belle if that’s your problem then you can stop worrying now. Nothing of the mutual connection you talk about can happen between Kayla and I. I mean she doesn’t even like me and apart from that, my main aim is to become human and set everything right. Not to fall in love” I assured, resting my head on the ground. My gaze now resting upward at the moon.
“You never can tell. Such things do happen and to avoid that completely you have to always listen to me and obey only what I tell you to” she said.
“Of course” I assured her giving her a look.
“But.. Do you feel anything for her?” She asked, her eyes holding so much curiosity “I mean Kayla?”
I gave her a look before sitting up.
“No. I don’t feel anything for her” I told her and she first gave me a long blank stare with cocked brow before nodding and looking away.
“I’ll be inside” she said and stood up before walking away.
I rested back and shut my eyes.
Clara immediately looked away from me and pulled away.
“Sorry, didn’t know the necklace was that important ” she said and sat back on her seat.
“Your iris suddenly change color and did you feel the spark back there?” I asked.
“My iris changes color to express my feelings, it how I was born so it’s perfectly normal but about a spark, nah.. I felt nothing” she said, shaking her head slightly “now will you quit giving me that look?” She asked.. I gulp and faced my food while she faced hers.
I took a careless bite out of my food and just as I finished chewing with no interest, I felt presences and before I could look up.. I felt a warm liquid running down my scalp to my face and then my clothes and leaving a thick brown chocolate stain on it.
With parted lips, I looked up.
“Oops.. I thought I saw a trash bin right here. Wait was that you?” Delia asked in full sarcasm.
It’s the three devils again..
“What were you expecting Delia? Girls like her always look like trash.. Next time you check for a face” Gina retorted.
“Poor nerd.. What do we do about that stain now?” Kira chipped in, looking at me with a fake pity look. “Oh right.. You need a wash up. She grabbed the bottled water from my table and took the lid off before emptying the whole content on me from my hair. It strolled to different part of my body..
I kept my face down and bore the mean treatment that didn’t seem new or strange.. I didn’t know Clara’s expression cos I didn’t look at her face.
She dumped the empty bottle on my laps.
“Now that’s much better, don’t you agree. I hope it makes you forgive me but to be honest I don’t give a fuck” she said and I sensed the smirk that must’ve formed on her lips, in her words.
“Come-on girls” she added and I sight their shoes moving simultaneously.
I sighed and my gaze gradually shot up to meet Kay’s.
“Here” she passed me a piece of handkerchief. Her face void of expression.. I collected it from her gratefully and stood.
“I’ll be in the bathroom” I told her and she nodded.
“I’ll just meet you in class” she said with a blank stare and I flashed her a small smile before walking away.. Ignoring the prying eyes of desperate haters.
After the fun part came the boring part which was listening to the teachers talk about boring and uninteresting stuffs about whatever.
The only nice thing in this school is the tasty foods and well.. My new friend Kayla. She seem more like an introvert and doesn’t talk much.. Just the kind I like and honestly, it’s pretty great having people to talk to apart from the animals in my habitat.
This human life do have something good to offer.
After school, I bade Kayla bye and moved to the taxi that had come to pick me.
Well, I introduced him to Kay as my dad to curb any suspicion. I can’t get caught now.
I got in and he started the car and began driving, during the ride I took out a chocolate bar from my backpack.. One of my very best snack that I recently got to discover in that school.. I made sure to fill my backpack with it.
The cabbie dropped me at my destination and I paid him.
The ride was pretty interesting too. That’s why even though it’s useless I still take it.. It’s another thing I like about this place.
I head into the scanty part of the wood and with less than a step I was home. I quickly rushed inside, grandma was on the floor, sitting and staring at nothing.
“Good afternoon granny” I greeted, taking my backpack off and flinging it. Caring less where it lands.
“You found her, didn’t you?” She asked.
“Ugh! You’re such a spoiler. I wanted to say it as a surprise. Why do you always have to read my mind?” I asked but she was quiet. “Okay, yes. I found her. The whole sign showed it and she has this strange necklace on her neck. She refused to let me touch it” I said, taking a large bite out of the chocolate.
“It’s a connection. I saw the mark on his knee” she said.
“What mark. Wait, you found him already?”
“I found him a long time ago. I only met him and I saw it. He doesn’t have much time to live, he’s being manipulated and I have to stop that” she said and I rolled my eyes.
“And how do you plan on doing that, you once said your powers are nothing compared to hers” I said, grabbing another chocolate pack.
“It is. That’s why I’ll do it from here, it might seem strange to them but it’s the only thing I can do” she said.
“I hope it works cos I really can’t stand those mean ugly-looking ladies, I almost had to deal with them myself and I’m pretty sure I would’ve if I had intervened.. I just can’t stand their guts on her! They better not try that with me” I grumbled.
“What do you expect.. It’s part of the curse. That’s why you have to keep being Clara.. It’s a good confusion and distraction while I do my part from here”
“Okay gran.. Do your stuff. I’m getting a weird itch wearing this face. I’ll go take it off” I stood up and walked out, taking another chocolate pack..
. 💘HEART OF A BEAST👺
(Love is the word💓)
BY BLESSING SILVER
👑 👑 👑 👑 👑 👑 👑 👑 👑
I found nothing to do in the late hours of the afternoon so I just sat on a thick fallen tree branch and stare into space.. Reminiscing on my problem.
Belle was yet to get a proper get-in into Melville high without any suspicion for me and I guess that’s when a step to being free will be taken. I really can’t wait to end all this.. I don’t think anyone have an idea about how it is, doing things that you don’t actually do or do I say you’re spiritually unconscious about.
Being a beast made me that person.. Causing havocs, killing people and inflicting injuries on some without me even knowing well, until I become human but then again, it’ll be too late.. The harm would’ve been done.
I wonder how many lives I’d have taken if Belle hadn’t introduced me to animals blood.. Of course, It wasn’t as tasty and relishing as humans but it was a good cover up.
I’m used to being guilty of everything!
Everyone seem to blame every certain bad happening in this town at me, the beast and even though I’m oblivious or innocent I just take the blame; not that I have a choice though. I just hope I don’t end up this way..
I sighed and suddenly turned when I felt something light touch my cheek and popped, splashing water on that part of my cheek.. I saw them, lots of them; bubbles.. Jumping in the air and surrounding me, bursting and giving birth.
A smile crossed my lips as I began poking them, the more I poked the more they increased and I just kept poking them. It had become a hobby I took in after becoming that hairy mean being and I knew Belle was doing it to brighten up my mood. I poked and poked with laughter until gradually they stopped coming.
I sighed tiredly and felt a palm on my shoulder, I turned to see Belle.. She had a half smile on.
“Son, I wish to see you smile like this or even more once all this is over. I know this one is just a physical phase but the next one hopefully will come directly from the heart and will stay with no atom of doubt” she said and my smile slowly lessened.
“You really think that next smile will happen?” I asked, not knowing why I was suddenly being doubtful.
“Turning to negative town again?” She gave me a stern look.
“No but sometimes I just feel like I’m hoping on nothing. I feel like everything won’t go as smoothly as we think or plan” I said, a full frown on my face now.
“Of course son, every ride has it’s own bumpy path. What matters is staying alive to witness it and trust me, you’ll both witness that destination” she encouraged and I smiled.
“Thanks Belle” I said and hug her, her arm wound up around me and we pull away and suddenly I was starting to feel much better and my faith grew stronger.
“You should get set, you’ll be starting school tomorrow” she told me and walked away.
I got home that afternoon and found mom in the living room, dressed in her night wears, watching TV and drinking wine.
Okay, when was the last time this happened- definitely years ago when she and dad had a fight. And for her to still be on her nighties means she didn’t get out of it all day.
She glanced at me once I stepped inside.
“Oh hey honey” she smiled toothily at me.
“Hi” I said and immediately she stood up and engulfed me in a tight hug.. With a twitched face I took in the tightness and frowned when the odor of alcohol hit me..
Mom took alcohol!!
I was able to carefully push her off and she smiled.
“I was waiting all day for you” she said, her voice a little slurry.
“Um okay. Why?” She sat and signaled for me to sit beside her and I did.
“You took alcohol?” I asked.
“Yes” she nodded rapidly “I couldn’t help it. I know I’m not laying a good example to you right now but after last night… I just couldn’t help it” she said, shaking her head with a sad frown.
“Mom.. I’m sorry that you guys didn’t catch the beast and you..well feel like a failure about it but this isn’t the way to solve it. You’ll always remain the best detective that I know.. Someone brave enough to take a case as tough as this one obviously isn’t ordinary” I said and she smiled at me.
“Thanks honey,” she sighed. “But how did you know that we failed, I didn’t tell you about it and I know you’re not really a news person” she said and my face went blank.
“Oh.. Yeah, you see um.. Well my schoolmates,” I shrugged “they were talking about it” I said with a slight gulp.
“Oh.. Right. Well I made dinner, we’ll have it together.. I’ll just take a shower first, okay?” She asked and I nodded. She smiled at me and stood up before walking to her room.
I breathed out heavily and stood, taking the cup on the table I drew it to my nose and sniff.. My face twitch at the terrific alcoholic odor and I disposed it in the kitchen before going to my room to freshen up.
While I brought in the plates and cutleries, mom was busy getting the food. After a while, we were both seated in the dinning, our food on the table.
I had barely take two spoons out from my food when mom’s phone began ringing.
She stood up, fetched it from the coffee table and swiped to the receiver..
She must’ve put the call on speaker cos I was hearing their discussion from where I sat.
“Yes Roberto” she answered.
“We have something vital from all we found at the woods and I think you might really want to see this” he said and mom immediately got interested, I strained me ears to listen too.
“We found hair strands and some blood, definitely from the beast cos it matched with the ones in the file but the hair strands doesn’t. From what I observed it belongs to a female, a teenage female”
A teenage female?! Me!!
The spoon carelessly dropped from my hand and the food in my mouth suddenly turned sour.
Mom gave me a look and I gulped nervously and pushed my gaze from her.
“A female. Probably his helper and the only one that can lead us to him” mom said and my feet suddenly turned to jelly..
A bile rose up to my throat, too hard to gulp..
“Yes” I heard a voice from the other end respond.
“Have you done the test? You know what, I’m coming right away.. Start the test at once, we need immediate result, tell Raphael to begin with the database.. Everyone of you must be busy! I need everything over with today!” Mom said with every iota of seriousness.
“Yes detective Kincaid”
She hung up and grabbed her jacket and car keys.
“Something really big came up and I have to leave now. Take care” she gave me a rough peck and hurried out.
Oh geez!! What the heck just happened?!