#12 – What Do You Expect From Me? I’m Only Demonic.

Oct. 31st

11:00 PM


‘You have no right!’ I screamed. ‘Jackie! This is my body, not yours!’

I don’t think I’d ever been this hysterical in my life.

“Shut up, Eve, shut up shut up shut up! I need to save my family. I can’t focus if you keep screeching in my ear.”

‘You are so dead once I kick you out of here.’

Jackie was currently walking down the street, hidden by the shadows. She had managed to sneak out of the mansion with the help of Matt. He was supposed to meet up with us later. Apparently, Jackie didn’t care to tell him I was talking to her in my head.

“You don’t need to worry about that. I’ll probably be grounded until the end of time. Or dead.”

It took a while, but I could finally see through my own eyes. I still couldn’t take back control over my limbs, but at least I could blink when I wanted to. It gave me little joy to know that I was re-linked with sight. Slowly, my limbs had to start working with me again.

Right?

‘Why did you have to possess me? You couldn’t have just asked me to do something?’

“No. It doesn’t work like that. The demons are…they’re planning something.”

‘Yeah, the raising of the Devil. Right? I overheard your parents talking about it at the huge Council meeting where you got grounded then.’

“It’s not just that.” My head shook back and forth. It was unnerving hearing my voice talking…to me. “The demons will instantly know that I’m a demon hunter if I went in my body. A soul possessing someone else’s body can be mistaken as a demon. It will be hard for them to tell. However, tonight, when all demons are let loose to wreck havoc before the arrival of the Devil, I can blend in. What’s one more demon out of millions?”

‘Just tell me what your plan is, or the second I’m regaining power over my body, I’m kicking you out so fast you won’t be tell what hit you.’

“Tsk, tsk. Threats? Eve, that’s not like you.”

‘Not parent me.’

There was silence as Jackie hopped over a locked gate. I wasn’t surprised that we had arrived in a cemetery. The sounds of crows cawing in the trees sent shivers up my spine. Just the idea of crows made the place five times more creepy. Somehow.

“We’re going to raise the Devil before they can, so we can destroy him.”

‘What?!’ My mind froze as we neared the tomb.

“And I’m going to need all the soul’s I can get to help me do just that.”

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#11 – Double Duty Time

Oct. 31st

9:00 PM


The real question is am I going to survive the night?

I am awake but I can’t see.

I can hear and I can feel myself moving. More like I can feel the air whipping through my hair and the cuts and bruises on my skin as I power through demons, cutting them down. Chopping of their rotting heads, their empty souls shrieking as they take to the air.

Wait.

What?

“Jackie, you can’t put Eve in danger like this!”

I winced. The voice was right by my ear. A little less noise, yeah?

“Well good thing you’re here to protect her, hm?” The voice muttered. That sounded kind of like Jackie. But her voice was weird. It wasn’t as high pitched as it usually was. Did she have a cough?

How long was I out this time?

“I’m here to make sure you don’t do anything stupid.” There was a pause where I was sure they were glaring daggers at each other. “And possessing Eve is very unwise. If this is just out of spite towards your mother then, I suggest you leave Eve out of your family drama.”

“She’s already a part of it, Matt. She was as part of it even before I became her roommate so don’t go throw that crap in my face saying it’s my fault.”

Matt sighed.

“It’s not.” Man, Jackie’s voice was loud. Louder than what I usually remember. She continued, “You knew her in middle school, right? Then high school? What really happened to her parents? When did they die? Why did you get moved to her hometown, Matt?”

More strained silence.

“This is bigger than any of us.”

“Then you don’t have to be involved!”

“Then who is? My parents?” Her voice lowered. “The demons are planning something that even they don’t know.”

“And, what? You know?” Matt snapped. Wow, I had never heard him ‘snap’ before. Matt didn’t get pissy. I did, sure, but Matt didn’t.

I cleared my throat and everything went silent again. ‘What’s going on?’

No one said anything. My voice didn’t make nearly as much sound as Jackie’s had.

‘Hello?’ I shouted.

“We’ve wasted enough time. Are you with me or not? Either way, I’m doing this. If I’m going to close that portal, I’m going to have to think like a demon.”

Matt sucked in a breath. “Don’t.”

“Which therefore means,” Jackie continued, “I have to be one.”

*Turns Out I’m Not Crazy! (I think.)

A lot has happened since last time you saw me. Or heard from me, rather.

Yeah, I threw up.

I had a mental breakdown, saw a dead body, and threw up. I’m only human, what do you expect?

After that happened, I passed out. Surprise, surprise, I woke up in a bed in a freaking mansion. That dead guy in my living room – who was in fact the guy who shot Jackie in the first place and was AKA Talking On Phone Loudly Guy – wasn’t joking when he said my roommate was rich. She was loaded. Or her parents were.

Matt explained a lot of things to me and I’m going to try to explain some here before I have to go face the music.

One of the reasons I barfed up my stomach earlier was because my body – human body, of course – wasn’t prepared for what Jackie did.

Don’t get any weird ideas. She just possessed me.

No, she’s not a demon, and neither is Matt. (I asked.) They’re both demon hunters.

Jackie comes from a very powerful family of demon hunters that have been around for thousands of centuries. Matt is a demon hunter, but his focus isn’t on the actual hunting, it’s on researching demon attacks and finding out what their next moves are.

Basically, he made it seem like it’s some huge well-oiled machine and that I just messed it up. Well, me and Jackie.

Jackie died. She lost her body and while she was waiting – because surprise, again, apparently she wasn’t really dead – for her body to heal itself, her soul took a detour and came to the apartment. She found me just in time and took over my body. I woke up with no knowledge of that.

Apparently, part of Demon Hunting 101 is to never harm a human. Unless absolutely necessary. That includes, maiming, killing, throwing, blah blah blah, and possessing.

I didn’t want to be around when Jackie got her punishment for that. But, unfortunately, it looks like I was.

Partly because, I didn’t have a car or my cell phone. And even if I did, Matt took me to this undisclosed/secret location while I was unconscious so I now have no idea where I am and Matt won’t tell me.

Now, I was sitting in the waiting room to her room – yeah she has a waiting room to her private bedroom on her own wing of the place. Apparently her dead body is there – healing itself or whatever, and I was invited to be there when she finally woke up.

Lucky me.

I’ll let you know how it goes.

If Jackie turns out to be a zombie, I’ll post pictures.

#7 – I Swear, I Wasn’t Eavesdropping

Oct. 28th – posted: Oct. 29th because forgive me if I didn’t have time to write this after coming home past 1 AM.

Matt called me.

Yeah, Matt Charles, my friend from middle school when we were wee-babies?

Yeah, that Matt Charles.

Well, I think it was an accident. He called the apartment phone. I would remember his voice from anywhere.

You have one new voice message. First voice message sent October 28th at 11:46 PM. From: Matthew Charles. Duration: 10 secs.

“They’re coming for you. I’ve warned your family, but things are getting dangerous. I suggest you leave the apartment. Call me if you need anything. I’ll be checking on you.”

To erase this message press –

The front door lock clicked and the door swung open quietly. There were sounds of socked feet on the floor before, “Oh! Eve, you’re still up?”

“Yeah, I just got home.”

I saw Jackie glance at the clock as she flicked the light switch on. “This late?” She gave me a weird look. “Everything okay?”

I smirked. “Of course. Why? I can’t go out now on a Friday night?”

“No,” Jackie laughed, “You can, you just…haven’t before.”

I shook my head, “I don’t know. I don’t think you know me that well, Jacks. For all you really know, I’m a crazy crazy party animal.”

Jackie eyed me. “Right.”

“What are you doing out so late?”

“Me? Oh! There was some crazy Halloween rave party downtown. The Zombie Santa Turkeys were playing at the club and things got a little crazy.” She held up her heels which were broken, muddy, and mangled. It looked like someone had put it through a chopper.

“Sounds like fun,” I said, my eyes taking in her messy hair and disgruntled appearance.

She smiled suddenly and said, “I totally would’ve invited you, but it was already really hard for me to get in, and I had an invite! The bouncers carded me! Can you believe that? And then they said I wasn’t on the list and refused to let me in. I had to pull some strings but finally made it.”

“I see, well, glad you’re safe.”

“Yeah, you too.”

“I’m going to shower. Unless you want to go first?”

Jackie shook her head. “No, you’re good. I need to stuff some food in my face before I pass out.” Her giggle echoed off the walls.

Stumbling to the bathroom, I realized that I was more tired than I thought I was. And a massive headache was pummeling my brain to bits. I turned on the shower and started sliding out of my dress before I remembered that I needed to get my towel. I showered the morning before and hung my towel in my room to dry and completely forgot.

Darting out of the bathroom, I went to my room. I grabbed my towel and was heading back out when I heard Jackie’s voice.

I feel like if anyone whispers, it instantly piques someone’s curiosity. No matter what they’re talking about. My curiosity was the worst. And the death of me. As everyone that knows me has frequently told me.

“You shouldn’t have called the main line! What were you thinking?” I heard Jackie hiss. She was still in the kitchen, and I was standing in the hallway, one foot past the door to go back into the bathroom, and half of my body in the hall.

Maybe it just took me a really long time to walk back to the bathroom, okay?

“Of course she listened to it! It’s her apartment too.”

Was she talking to Matt? Wait, was the message for her? I guess that would make sense, if they knew each other. Did they know each other? But how?

“I’m fine. You don’t need to check on me, I don’t need a lousy babysitter…My mother?…Sure, you can tell my mother that…Yes, to her face. I already went to my family’s stupid conference. I don’t need a lecture from you too…I have to go. Don’t call here again!”

Before I could whirl into the bathroom and close the door, Jackie was storming down the hallway, a dark look on her face. When she saw me, her eyes widened and a split second later, she was back to her smiling, girly-squeal self.

She rolled her eyes dramatically as she flipped her hair over her shoulder. “Prank calls, am I right? So uncool.”

I gave a quick smile and nodded hurriedly before closing the door. I hopped into the shower two seconds later and stood under the cold water, hoping the brain freeze would snap me out of my triggered detective mode.

How did Matt know Jackie? And what was so dangerous that he had to warn her?

 

 

#1 – What Did She Do To The Apartment?


The door slammed shut behind me as I slowly took in the room. Even in the darkness, I could see at least ten different jack-o’-lanterns winking their orange hued glow at me. Orange and purple lights hung at one end of the room while the green glow of a witch’s brew steamed up from the corner of the living room.

There was even a smoke machine.

October 3rdst.

I knew I had made a mistake when I took in this roommate.

Everyone said she was crazy. Did I believe them? No.

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