PART 28: LUCAS STROVE ~becoming the devil~
Two white horns are slowly appearing on my head. The pain is unbearable. It feels like my brain are being torn apart by an unseen force. My yellow eyes are now glowing. I stand up, looking down at my astonished and petrified comrades on the floor. I close my eyes trying to calm myself as the pain slowly fades away from my head. I took a deep breath. In... and out... In... and out... Now I can feel my horns are slowly withdrawing... back into the underneath of the skin on my head. I open my eyes and my eyes are no longer glowing. I am his heir, right? So now, I'm the new devil? Could things get any worse than this?
"A little help, Lucas?" Alexander said out of a sudden. That brings me back to reality. Oh, right. They can't move. The devil did that, right? How am I going to make them move again?
"Try clapping your hands," Dasmond suggested to me. He must've read my mind. "That's what Master did."
"Er.. Okay," I said and I clap my hands. It sents a bright yellow light around the room and every single things in the room levitated including the six of my friends. Obviously this is not working. Um.. clap again, I guess? So I clap and everything falls down. They hit the floor again. They scream in pain as it happens. Holy shit! That must be painful. "Sorry...?" I apologized.
"You jerk!" Jerome scorned at me.
"Okay, how 'bout this? Move, people!" I ordered them. I saw them flinch at my words. Hell yes! Now they can move. It works! Oh, okay... This is weird. I feel like I can order people around with this power. This is almost similar to Gabriel's persuasion ability. However, if I'm not careful, this new powers could be very distructive... Now a heavy weight hits my heart. I am the devil now... What will happen to me? Does that make me evil? I'm already evil when I was a vampire. Will I be even more evil? "You guys... What now?" I asked them. They only look at me pitifully. I feel very sad over this whole thing. What was it that Master said? His plan works, right? Is this his plan? Tears are building in my eyes. "This is all his plan all along... Master wanted me to become the next devil. That bastard!" I cursed at the realization.
Gabriel walks to be by my side and he hugs me. "Lucas... I had no idea," he said. "I'm sorry..."
I cry in his arms. "It's okay. No matter what," I determined in my heart. "I will never be like him," I swore. I let go of the hug and look into Gabriel's eyes. "Trust me..." I pleaded. He only nods at me. I look at everyone else in the room. Luna, my dear sister. Jerome, who's almost like a brother to me. Dasmond, who always protected me. Alexander, a kind friend. Elizabeth, a mother-like friend of mine. I cannot take away their sufferings from the cursed that was put on them for all of these years. But there's one thing I can do to help them feel alive after living for so long but feeling nothing other than dead inside. "I lift up your curse," I said to them.
At that words of mine, they touch their heart. A pain is lifted from that space. They have their humanity again. They no longer hunger for blood. They are no longer immortal. Now, they all had tears in their eyes. Tears of relief. "Thank you," Elizabeth said to me. I only smile at them. Let me alone carry this curse... I had saved them. I cured them. They are no longer vampires...
"You cursed at me. That's a first," I said to Gabriel, refering to the fact that he called me an 'asshole' before.
"I never cursed in my entire life. So that's how to undo my ability," Gabriel chuckles. "It's funny, don't you think?" He asked me.
"Yeah... a funny way to undo a spell," I said. We both laugh.
"Why didn't you lift my curse, Lucas?" He then asked me unexpectedly.
"You've been torturing me all this while. This is a punishment to you," I said, trying to hide the truth that I just actually want him to always be by my side. He's the only one who can make me feel better and can save me from my darkness.
"Very well..." he said. It's as if he understand the hidden meaning behind my words. That's just us. We're never honest to each other. But I'm so glad that now, we understood that fact.
"I still hate you, you know..." I said.
He chuckles. "Me too..." he said as he lifted my chin to meet his eyes. We both smile at each other and we kissed. Only we know the hidden meanings to our words.