Lucifer’s Bride – Episode 1
A story by Faith Lucky
The knock on the door came repeatedly and I rushed out of the bathroom to check It out. I opened the door and of course, It was mum.
“Roxanne” she called with relieve.
“Where have you been? I’ve been knocking for some time now”.
I sighed and walked back into the room and she followed me behind.
“I was taking my bath mum” I replied but she still looked around the room.
Hold on; is she doubting me?
“Seriously mum, do you think I’m lying?” I asked and scoffed.
“Where else could I possibly be in this cell? I’ve been locked here my entire life. It’s not like I have a choice anymore”.
“Roxanne” she called tenderly and held my hand.
I kept quiet and tried not to look at her.
“Baby, I know you’re upset. But I want you to know I’m doing this for your own good”
“I’ve been hearing that for the past nineteen years mum, but you still can’t explain it to me. Why are you keeping me locked in here? Why don’t you want me to go out? I don’t even know what the outside world looks like. The only people I know in my entire life is just you and miss Margaret. Come on mum, I’m nineteen already. Isn’t it enough?”
She heaved a sigh and closed her eyes. Then she opened them and placed them on my cheek.
“I love you, Roxanne” she said sadly.
“And one day, you’ll get to understand I’m doing all these for your sake”.
“Your tutor is waiting for you in the sitting room”.
I left her and went to the bed to sit.
“I can’t learn today. I’m feeling dizzy” I replied as I sat on the bed.
She walked up to me then kissed me on the forehead and left the room.
I sighed and stood up to go stand by the window. I looked outside and saw the same view I’ve been seeing my entire life. I don’t even know where I am.
When I look out the window from the tallest part of the building where my room was, all I could see were trees and grasses – looking like a forest. I’ve been this way my entire life.
As soon as mum gave birth to me, she kept locked in here. Yes, I’ll call it locked because I have no idea what the outside world looks like. I don’t even go to school and miss Margaret has been my home teacher right from childhood. I don’t even know what having a friend looks like because the only people I know is mum and miss Margaret.
Mum has forbidden me from going out because she said it’s dangerous and it’s something I’ve been trying to understand. What does she mean it’s dangerous?
I mean, they’re other people out there in the world. Even she herself goes out. So, why’s my own case different? Why’s she doing this to me?
I don’t even know my dad. According to her, he’s dead. But why do I feel unsecured about this whole thing? What could mum’s secret be? Why’s she keeping me away from the world?
I walked out of Roxanne’s room and met Margaret there in the sitting room. I felt so bittered.
“She won’t be able to receive lectures today” I told Margaret as I went to stand by the window.
“Oh! Why’s that? What’s wrong with her?” She asked but I didn’t reply immediately.
“She’s angry with me. She wants to get out of here” I said and a brief silence stepped in.
“Well, you wouldn’t really blame her, Harriet. She’s been treated like a prisoner for nineteen years” Margaret said, standing up.
“Well, what am I supposed to do?” I snapped and turned to look at her.
“My hands are tied, Margaret, and you know it. Damon’s out there looking for her and if I let her step a foot out of this building, he’s gonna sense her and find her.”
“So,,do you plan on keeping her locked up for the rest of her life? Is that what you plan to do?” She asked.
“I don’t know Margaret. But the most important thing right now is keeping my daughter safe. You know what Gerald did Damon. He killed his entire family. He murdered Damon’s mother in front of her very eyes when he was a kid and now, all he wants is revenge. And that’s why he grew up searching for Roxanne till date because she’s Gerald’s only child. Margaret,you won’t blame me if I’m scared. Only God knows what Damon will do to Roxanne if he lays his hand on her. I don’t know what to do”.
I sniffed and buried my face in my palm. I was really so scared – scared for Roxanne.
Damon’s a beast and I can’t let him lay his hand on her.
“It’s okay Harriet.” Margaret said and drew close to console me.
I stood by the door and listened to the moans of the lady as she screamed his name, begging him to stop.
“Oh! Damon, please! Stop it.
At first, all she wanted was to get on his bed. I mean, every lady wants to be in the arms of the Almighty Damon – but now she’s finally gotten the opportunity, she’s begging for him to stop.
Well, that’s one thing about Damon – he’s a sex freak.
Soon, I stopped hearing the lady’s screams and I figured he was done with her. It’s possible she actually paased out.
“Come in, Zara” I heard his cold voice from inside and I wondered how he knew I was actually there.
I adjusted my skirt and her could opened the door with the file in my hand.
I got into the dazzling room and met him taking his jacket from the bed. The so called lady was actually crawling to the bathroom.
I took my eyes back to Damon as he backed me and wore on his long black jacket.
“Um…g…good morning sir” I greeted nervously.
You wouldn’t blame me if I’m acting this way around him. I mean, there’s just something about this guy – a strange aura that surrounds him and makes the people around him shiver.
He turned and looked at me and I quickly took my eyes to the floor. You don’t look at Damon in the eyes when he’s staring at you.
“Tell them I’ll be with them in a sec” he said cheerlessly and walked away, going into the inner room.
Dang! He read my mind again and knew I was coming to tell him the board of directors were waiting.
I watched him as he walked away and I also turned around and left the room.
Want a little introduction?
Well, Damon’s the richest, most handsome baddest guy I know. Trust me when I say this- he’s weird.
He owns the top best high school in the country and also deals in the building and marketing of real estates. I don’t know how he was able to acquire all these, but they’ve made him stinky rich.
His mere presence around you can make you pass out and that’s because he’s just too handsome and se*y – too handsome and se*y that I think it’s not ordinary.
I don’t really know how to explain this Damon of a guy because like I said, he’s weird. Every body’s scared of him – even the authorities and that’s the reason none of them could question him about his wealth.
I get to know just little about it and that’s because I’ve been with him for a long time now. I’ve also been down there on his bed and trust me when I say this – Damon’s the best when it comes to love making. Although, sometimes, he uses it to punish some ladies when he’s angry with them. I really don’t know how he does It and that’s why I say he’s wierd. Sometimes, I feel there’s something supernatural about him.
He doesn’t even have a family; no friend, yet, he’s this stinky rich.
Somehow, I think he’s been looking for a lady. I don’t really know her or anything about her, but with how desperately he’s been looking for her; I fear she’s gonna be dead if he finds her.
I went out to the balcony and joined the rest of the board members on the round table where they sat, awaiting Damon’s arrival.
“He’ll be here soon” I said to them as I took my seat and one of them sighed.
Hmph. They’re so scared of seeing him.
They all started cross checking the files they were to present to him. They had to make sure there’d be no mistake because Damon picks offence at every single thing
I also decided to go through my own files as well and in the process, I heard footsteps and the men started making little uncomfortable sounds – like they were shivering.
I lifted my eyes and saw Damon walking gracefully towards us; his right hand in his trouser pocket while the other operated his phone.
He was now putting on white long sleeve with the three top buttons opened, exposing a part of his chest – giving him the perfect killing look.
I got lost staring at him – wondering how someone could be this perfect -so cute. He was overly charming and mere words cannot describe him.
He got to the table and that was when I realise I was making a grave mistake. I was supposed to be on my feet!
I quickly sprang on my feet and joined the rest of the men who were already standing. You don’t sit when Damon’s standing.
“Good morning; sir” the men greeted with a little quiver in their voices.
These are married men with families, being so scared of such a young boy.
I mean, he’s so young and it puzzles me to know how he became this powerful.
He didn’t say a word as he walked over to the head of the table and sat on it and that was when the rest of us sat as well
He dropped his phones on the table and sank his fingers into his hair.
“I’m listening” he said coldly as he leaned on his comfy chair.
The first man – Luke – stood up with his own file.
“So far, the school has been progressive. The success is getting tripled by the day and there’s no way any other school in the country can ever beat us as the best” he said with carefulness and took his seat after Damon nodded.
The second man also stood up and was about doing his own presentation when Damon suddenly cut him off.
“I told you not to sign the deal with the Western Company, didn’t I?” He asked and the man’s eyes drooped.
How did he get to know about it?
“Uh…Sir, that’s…that’s what I was about trying to explaining to you…”
“I told you not to sign it, but you went ahead to do it your way” he cut him off again without looking at him.
“Actually sir, I went over it again and got to discover a lot of benefits attached to It. It was really awesome and I felt it’s not something we should miss. I’m sure if you get to hear the benefits as well, you’ll also…”
A sudden cough interrupted him as he started choking.
He held his neck and coughed profusely and I flinched. The rest of the men were also startled.
I looked at Damon and he was just staring at the table. Blood was already coming out from the man’s nostrils.
Immediately, the coughing seized and he held onto the table for support as he almost fell to the floor.
“Get out of here and never show your face to me again” Damon said icily and without reluctance; he took the files from the table and ran away immediately.
The suspense in the room doubled as everyone became stunned at what just happened. Their fears increased.
“Who’s next?” Damon asked and the man who was next to talk cleared his throat and stood up.
Nervousness could clearly be seen all over him.
But immediately, a maid showed up and interrupted the moment.
“Sir Damon” she called politely with a bow.
“Sorry to disturb you, but there’s a lady requesting to see you. She said it’s important”.
To be continued…