Caged By Lucifer-Chapter 1
Theme: He’s My Father’s Killer
By Racheal Dennis
Yeah, my roommate and bestie is a guy. We are way closer than some female besties…like he pampers me a lot.
I groan tiredly and drop my bag on the table in our living room and slumped onto a couch.
“Water!” I whispered.
He stretched out a glass of water in front of my eyes, I snatched it quickly and take large gulps.
“Slow down or you might choke!” He scolds me but I paid him no attention.
I finished the water within the twinkling of an eye and slam the glass on the table.
Andy sat next to me and stare at me silently for a few minutes before he speaks.
“What took you so long? I was beginning to get worried”
“It’s a long story”
“I have time”
I cleared my throat.
“Well, I was trapped by the rain and I ran into a bloody man” I gasp quietly and slapped my hand on my mouth.
I shouldn’t have told him about the bloody men, I promised him I won’t breath a word of it to someone else.
“Bloody man?!” He narrowed his eyes. “Hey, missy, don’t tell me you ran into some trouble! And why didn’t you f**king called me?!”
I hit his shoulder with a light frown.
“Don’t curse in front of me!”
“Tell me, how did you run into a bloody man?!”
I covered my mouth and shake my head.
“What do you mean by that?”
“I’m not saying nothing”
“I promised him I won’t tell anyone”
He snatched my hand away from my mouth and held it down.
“Are you being serious? What if he stalked you home? What if he sees you outside again and do something bad to you? And tell you not to tell anyone, will you still listen to him?”
“That is different”
“Different how?” He paused and glared at me. “Start talking, missy!”
Andy ain’t gonna let this go, it’s best if I tell him everything.
“I’m waiting” he raised his brows.
“I knew it was gonna rain heavily, so I ran into an alley and I met him… He was bleeding so much, I just couldn’t leave him there to bleed to death so I had to help him wrap up his wound”
“What?! you helped a wounded man….and the first thought that came in your head didn’t tell you to run for your life?”
I chewed on my lower lip and blinked innocently.
“My conscience wouldn’t let me….”
he leans forward and flicked my forehead, I hissed and glared at him.
“What’s that for?” I whined.
“I pray your kindness don’t land you in trouble one day!”
I smiled and wink at him.
“it pays to be kind”
Right on cue, my stomach growls loudly and I grab the hem of his shirt and tug it gently.
“Andy… I’m hungry” I give him my cutest puppy eyes.
He looks at me in amusement before he shakes his head and got up.
“Go to your room and freshen up, I’ll set the table”
I quickly shot up and flung my bag on my shoulder.
“See y’all in five!” I dashed into my room.
I can’t wait to eat… Andy’s cooking is the best!
I raised my head and saw my right hand man, Chris.
He helped me up and led the way to where he parked my car, I got into the backseat and he enter after me.
“Boss, are you alright? Or should we call Anika to come over to the penthouse?”
“I’m fine, someone wrapped me up!”
“Oh! have you killed him or her? do we need to take care of the corpse?”
I raised my hand and shake my head.
“It’s fine. I didn’t kill her”
“Yeah, a female” I clarified.
“And you didn’t kill her?” I can hear the surprise in his voice.
I shake my head and look ahead, I tapped the driver seat.
“Drive!” I told the driver.
Chris held my arm to have my attention.
“Why didn’t you kill her? Aren’t you afraid we are gonna be exposed?”
“But our number one rule is: don’t let others see us wounded to avoid suspicions!”
I didn’t say a word.
“She won’t say a word”
“How do you know that?”
“Not another word!”
He nod and turn away, he knows not to disobey and speak.
I strode into my penthouse with Chris following closely behind.
“Boss!” my boys chorused when they saw me.
I ignore them and head towards to the staircase.
“Boss, the guy that ambushed you have been found” Chris reports.
“Hmm” I hummed.
“We’ve locked him up waiting for your orders”
I nod and entered my room, I head straight to my bathroom to take a shower. Standing in front of the mirror inside the bathroom, I took off my shirt and stared at my chest.
That female did a pretty good job… though I didn’t see her face clearly, but I captured her eyes and scent.. and that’s enough for me to recognize her anywhere.
After shower, I step out and head to my closet, take out a shirt and pants. I changed and step out of my room.
“Boss, Should I take you there?”
I nod and he led the way.
“That’s him” Chris points at him.
I stopped in front of the f**ker and observe him… he doesn’t seem like a Mafia, he’s more like an assassin.
“Speak! Who sent you?!” I growled.
He stays silent and stares at me… no, glared at me.
“The boss is asking you, who sent you?!” Chris asked him.
“Just kill me! I won’t say a word!”
I reach for my gun in my back pocket, since he’s asking for death why not fulfill his wish.
I don’t waste my time on people like him.
“You might wanna rethink your decision” Chris told him.
He glared at Chris. “You won’t get anything from….”
I didn’t let him finish his statement before I lost few bullets in his head.
“Have the boys clean this mess up!”
I shove my gun back in my pocket.
“Come with me… let’s pay someone a visit!”
“You’ll know soon!” I smirk.