The Endeavors of Grim: Meeting Mammon

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
The second part

Submitted: April 06, 2009

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Grim had settled down his emotions once he left the cemetery. He chose not to walk toward his house. Knowing that his dad was there was enough to decide that home was the last place he wanted to go. He needed to clear his head, get himself calmed down, and he found that walking was usually the best remedy to achieve that. He thought about everything that had transpired over the past few weeks. Going to that planet seemed like a dream now. He had trouble convincing himself that it really did happen. He just couldn't grasp any perspective on it. No matter how many questions he had about that place, if it came down to the option to go back there to get all the answers, he wouldn't do it. Most people spend their whole life trying to figure out if Hell existed and what it's like. Little did they know that he had seen (and experienced) all their worst nightmares with his own two eyes, and whatever their vision of Hell was, Black Planet was ten times worse. He had decided to take some rarely travelled alleys, and he noticed that it was getting dark. Whenever you were in deep thought, time had a tendency to speed up and slip away from you. Grim had been an introvert his whole life, was never very social, was not out-going. He just kept to himself and enjoyed his independency. He didn't mind being alone. But there was a big difference between being alone and feeling alone. Right now he felt alone. He had lost the best friends he ever had, and the more he thought about it, the more their deaths infuriated him. And just as he thought that, he knew he wasn't alone. He stopped. It was all the way dark now. He looked behind him. Nothing. At one point on that dreadful planet, he got the sense that someone was watching him, and he had that sense again. He started walking again, only now he had all his senses on high alert. He took a peek behind him, very quick and subtle, still nothing there. He had walked by a trash dumpster and he stopped again, and he stared. He stared almost as if he was able to see through it, and then the creature launched himself out and sailed twenty feet in the air, right at Grim.

Grim ran a little ways and then he rolled, so the thing wouldn't land on top of him. The black as night creature made a solid landing, not more than ten feet away from Grim. He was cloaked and had a hood over his head. Grim could see the faint outline of a large knife in his hand. Either of them moved for what seemed like an eternity. "Who the fuck are you?" Grim said slyly. No response from the shadowy figure that stood in front of him. Grim kept his eyes locked on that knife. "You hear me? If you don't get out of my face in the next ten seconds you're going to regret it." Grim said cooly. The creature took a step toward him. "You killed my master, maggot, and you will pay for that, with your life." The thing said in a whispering, menacing tone. "I don't give a damn who I may have killed that was affiliated with you. Are you going to answer my question, or should I just snap your neck right now and not even busy myself with who or what you are?" Grim continued to say his words smoothly. "You can call me Mammon, and you will soon get to know me on a very personal basis. You will see me again, mind mover. We have unfinished business." And as quickly as he had jumped from the dumpster, he was gone. Vanished before Grim's eyes.

For the first time in his life, Grim felt fear. He tasted it in his mouth. It tasted like copper. It was Mammon, and he was out for revenge. The Devil's son himself was coming to spill his blood. Oh god. What had he gotten himself into?


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