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cherubic Gee

Before Shout with the Devil Part II

Posted on 2005.09.21 at 20:37
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Primal Scream-Motley Crue
Above link is to the first chapter.

There was nothing I could say. It wasn’t my right to speak. I spoke only when The Master wanted me to. But, how I wanted to scream so bad. To tell him what a worthy servant I was. Never had I disobeyed him...well, not direct order, anyway. A few bent rules here and there were not so awful. Besides, I only did them to secure more rewards for My Master, surely he’d understand that.

Again I glanced over to my Axl. He was smiling, but not at me. At...Mephisto. I bared my teeth and resisted the idiotic urge to go over and challenge him. How dare he look at my Axl! He was mine! And no demon, mortal, or even heaven above could take him from me. He was-


I was once again yanked from my thoughts. “Master, I apologize. I was...”

“Distracted?” he finished.

I nodded sullenly. I was making a fool out of myself and I knew it to.

“My dear Slash, you can see why your subordinates have whispered against you,” The Master’s voice was silky and low, dripping with false concern. “I can’t have that. I need you to be my right hand demon.”

Ha. The Master was making a joke. Mephisto was his right hand demon and always had been. Everyone knew that. Rumor was that even the Master himself feared Mephisto’s wrath. I wasn’t sure about that. I knew the underlings certainly feared him. But I didn’t. His eyes roaming all over my Axl, that smug face of his...it was infuriating! No, I wasn’t The Master’s right hand demon. Flattery was not my Master’s strong point.

Of course, any inclination that I had contempt for either one and I would have committed myself to that void up above me. Instead, I lowered myself to the floor and said in my most sincere voice, “I want to be by your side too, Master.”

“You swear it?”

“Of course.”

He walked over to and picked me up roughly by the hair. I didn’t flinch, couldn’t flinch at that. He brought his face close to mine. I could see into those lifeless eyes, void of any hope or light. Even I, a creature of the night, shuddered under his gaze and was forced to look away. His lips were against my ear as he spoke. “Slash, you swore you were loyal. Loyal to death?”

“Yes,” I whispered.

“Loyal even during banishment or imprisonment?”

“Yes, Master.”

“You swear on what?”

I paused but quickly answered, “On my life.”

There was a long stretch of silence where all I could hear was The Master’s breathing. “Not good enough, Slash.”


“Not good enough,” he repeated. “Swear on something else. What do you value most?”

I was shaking now, only hoping The Master wouldn’t notice. “M-my...life?”


“Master, I don’t know what you want.” With a sudden fury he threw me down onto the ground, my face smashing into the marble floor. I didn’t bother to stand up. “Master?” I called weakly.

“Swear on him, Slash!” The Master shouted, pointing at Axl. “If you are a loyal servant you will swear on him!”

Axl and I locked eyes and I saw he looked troubled. But there was nothing I could do. I had to swear on him. For my life...and his.

“I swear on Axl’s life then I’m your most loyal servant,” I hissed. “May he be killed if I disobey you, my lord.”

The Master seemed pleased with this and dismissed us. I grabbed Axl’s hands and dragged him out of there as fast as I could.

I didn’t know why I was so disturbed by it all. It’s not like I planned on disobeying my Master any time soon. But still...I could sense something was wrong. And I didn’t like it.


stonefinder at 2005-09-22 01:15 (UTC) (Link)
Ooooo, nice little set up, Cherry. We likes it, we do, don't we precious? Good start, Cherry.
funkycanuck at 2005-09-22 02:25 (UTC) (Link)
I must confess I read this first by accident and then had to go back and reread the link you posted. Love it. Soo nice to see you continuing with this story. I have nothing else to add since you know how much I love your writing. *waits for next chapter*
aris13 at 2005-09-22 04:46 (UTC) (Link)
Eeeee! Very... intriguing. :D And I have absolutely no idea what will happen next...

*Drags a little wooden stool, waits together with Funky*
sophia_lde at 2005-09-22 05:07 (UTC) (Link)
Nice. Now you've build up the tension, so please, don't let me wait to long.
bella_cheval at 2005-09-22 19:14 (UTC) (Link)

And like I said, continue with story else there'll be a squid sacrificed...
bella_cheval at 2005-09-26 03:05 (UTC) (Link)
Yay, no squids shall be sacrificed!

Love this second part. Veeerryyy good!
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