Lucifer’s Bride – Episode 15
A story by Faith Lucky
I alighted from my ride and walked blearily along the school, headed for my classroom.
I got to the not-too-noisy class and expectedly, Nicklaus was there already.
Gosh! What happened to Naomi? She hasn’t been in school for days now and unfortunately, I don’t even know where she lives.
Although; I’ve been to her house once, but that was when I was still new around the world. I can’t even recall a single trace of it.
“Hey” Nicklaus said in a sweet smile as I sighed and took my seat next to him.
“Good morning” I replied forlornly.
Well, at least, it’s a good thing he’s here with me.
For the past few days, he’s been really nice to me.
“Are you okay?” He asked shortly and I turned to look at him.
“It’s my friend, Naomi. She hasn’t shown up for days now and I’m worried” I replied and he chuckled.
“Is that the reason you’re all broody? You don’t have to worry about it. I’m sure she’ll come around and when she does, there’ll be an explanation for her absence” he said lucidly and I just nodded.
Gosh; I really hope he’s right.
I don’t know, but I just have a bad feeling. I have a feeling something isn’t right with her.
We had three classes that morning and when it was lunch time, Nicklaus proposed we had lunch together and I agreed.
It’s not strange anymore because we’ve been having lunch since he got here.
We got to the cafe and he went ahead to get foods for us while I sat back and waited.
He returned with two plates of french fries and canned drinks andand served them on the table.
“Um…Roxanne” he called as we got ready to eat.
“Sorry if this is coming late but, I must say you’re one pretty lady” he said and my cheeks flushed immediately.
I bent my head and smiled lightly.
“Thanks” I muttered shyly.
Why does everybody keep saying I’m beautiful? Am I?
I opened my plate of french fries and took a spoon from it. I noticed Nicklaus hadn’t touch his.
Then, I lifted my eyes to look at him and surprisingly, I caught him staring at me.
“Can I…check something?” He asked and brought his hand close to my neck.
What…What is he doing?
He placed his hand on my neck – softly – but it got me muddled.
“What are you…” I tried to ask, but stopped myself.
Then, suddenly he smiled and brought down his hand.
“Sorry, I…I thought I saw a scar there or something” he said and with a little laughter.
“A scar?” I asked and touched my neck.
I don’t have a scar
I stared at him for a short time and decided to shrug it off.
It was probably nothing.
Now I know why Lucifer’s yet to kill her.
It’s because her powers have been cloaked and can’t be accessed at the moment.
Damn it! I really needed those powers now! I can’t believe I’ll have to wait a little longer.
Anyway, she isn’t completely useless right now. She’s gonna be my revenge tool against Lucifer.
I’ll make her kill him and when that has been done, I’ll steal her powers.
That monster had me locked up for years. I’m not gonna spare him. I’ll make sure I bring him to his knees. And fortunately, Roxanne’s going to be my assistance.
Nicklaus and I ate silently for a while and it suddenly got me amused – his uncanny silence.
He looked like someone who was lost in thoughts.
“Tell me about yourself Roxanne” he said after the brood silence.
I paused to stare at him then resume eating slowly.
“I um…there’s nothing to say about myself” I replied dolfully, now picking at my meal.
“You miss her, don’t you?” He asked.
I quickly lifted my eyes to look at him and I caught him smiling.
How does he know about my mum?
“Do you need some hamburgers? Cause I was thinking of getting one for myself” he said, giving a digression to what he just said.
“How do you know my mum?” I asked curiously.
He smiled and stood up .
“I’ll be back” he said and left.
I turned and watched him as he walked over to the food desk, probably to get the hamburger.
Hold on; who’s this guy? And how come he knows mum?
I shook my head and turned back to my plate of french fries. I hope he gets back soon. I really can’t wait for him to explain all these to me.
“Arggh” A lady suddenly screamed in the canteen and I turned in fright to see her on the floor.
She passed out.
“Oh, my God!”
“Look at him!”
The rest of the students in the cafe – the female students – all started acting strangely, like they wanted to pass out as well.
Some of them brought out their phones and pointed it at the entrance, like they were taking pictures or something.
What’s going on?
� Oh, my God!
� Am I dreaming?
� It’s Damon!
� He’s in school today!
Hold on; what?
Just like a flash, I turned my eyes to the direction they were facing and there I found Damon standing by the entrance, with four guards behind him.
He was staring at me.
To be continued…