Caged By Lucifer-Chapter 19
Theme: He’s My Father’s Killer
By Racheal Dennis
# Chris .
I banged on my table and glared at Simone…. If Lucifer wasn’t in the same room with his wife, I’m sure he’d have killed someone.
“Simone! I asked you to check the boss’s car and make sure everything is ok with it!”
“I did… And everything was fine.. ”
“Then what happened?! Why was the boss and his wife trapped inside the car? Why did the brakes failed?!”
“I.. I.. I don’t know!” He replied.
I studied him closely…. His expression and his posture…. My instincts says he’s not the one that tempered with the car and I trust my instincts.
I sighed tiredly and drop on my chair…. I was hoping to ask for leave for Valerie, but with this issue on ground I don’t think Lucifer will grant it.
“Apart from you… Did you notice any other person sneaking around the car?”
“No, Chris… It was just me!”
Just then, Greg walks in.
“You are back!” He nods, I turned to Simone. “You can go back to your post for now”
“Thank you, Chris” he leaves immediately.
I turned back to Simone. “So, how did it go? Where did she go?”
“I followed her to Andy Mars’ company…. Though I didn’t go in with her!” He reports.
She went to Andy’s company? Could there it be she went there for a job interview?
No, that’s not right…. If she was going for a job interview, she wouldn’t have to be so sneaky.
I should inform Lucifer about this right away!
After thinking it through…. I have decided to warm up to Lucifer. After all, he told me we were very close when we were kids.
If that’s true, then staying close to him will help me recover my memories. Besides, spending some time with him will also help me study him in details…. then I can really know if he’s a bad man.
There’s a knock on the door.
“Come in!” I said and the door open.
Lucifer walks in, he takes small cautious steps towards me and a smile playing on his lips.
“Hey…. I know you don’t want me in here, but….” He points at the wall clock. “It’s already noon and you haven’t eaten anything since morning… I guess you must be hungry”
As if on cue, my stomach growls loudly and I quickly wrap my arms around it as my cheeks flame up in embarrassment.
Lucifer smile grew wider.
“My guess is right…. well, since Anika told me you’ve been consuming those harmful drugs, I have decided to be the one in charge of your meals”
“I mean, I’ll be the one cooking for you!”
I stared at him as if he’s grown two heads…. Him cook! Can he? He noticed my doubtful expression and shake his head.
“Hey, don’t give me that look, baby… I bet you will fall in love with my cooking skills!” He bragged.
I rolled my eyes…. I don’t really know if he’s a good cook, but I can’t I let him cook for me today.
I should cook for him instead, after all, he did saved my life… I should show my gratitude.
“Don’t worry, I’ll cook for you today!” I told him and got off the bed.
“You wanna cook for me? Why?”
“You saved me…. I don’t know how to repay, please accept this little gratitude of mine”
He stared at me for a few minutes…. then pulled my nose softly.
“Silly girl!… You don’t have to repay me for anything, you are my wife. It’s my duty to protect you…. ”
“No, I must repay you. I didn’t think I’d make it out alive but you made it happen, so, I must repay you”
He takes my hand and pulled me closer to himself, wrapping his arms around my shoulder.
“Baby, you don’t have to, I…..”
“Shut up, Lucifer!!” He shuts up immediately. “I’ll cook for you, no more arguments from you!”
He cleared his throat.
“Yes, your majesty!”
“Now, lead me to the kitchen!”
He nods and rushed to the door… He gestures outside.
“This way, your majesty!”
I raised my chin proudly and walk out like those disney princesses do. I heard Lucifer chuckled behind me as we walk down the stairs.
I stood in the middle of the kitchen and look… well, glare at the gas. Lucifer sits on a stool next to the counter chewing on an apple, he’s just staring at me.
He drops his half eaten apple on the counter and moved closer to me. He leans forward and look in my eyes.
“Baby, are we just gonna stand here? Don’t you wanna cook for me no more? Are you going back on your words?”
“No!” I answered quickly… In fact too quickly.
Actually, he’s right, I’m going back on my words. When I was bragging about cooking him a meal, I forgot the most important thing…. I’m scared of fire!
That is one of the main reasons Andy always cook my meals.
“Baby?!” He snaps his fingers across my eyes.
“I’m starving! Or do you want me to starve to death?!”
Hmm…. I can do this, it just gas.. a small fire…. It’s not like I’m setting the house on fire.
I took in a deep breath and clenched my fists.
“Fine! I’ll cook… But, can you please turn on the gas?”
“I should turn on the gas?” He asked in a surprise tone.
I nod and he laughed lightly.
“Don’t tell me you don’t know how to turn on the gas”
I didn’t reply… I simply send him a glare and he raised his hands.
“Ok! Ok! I’ll turn it on!” He walked towards the gas.
I watched as he takes a lighter from his pocket…my eyes followed his every move and I feel myself panicking already….he turn on the gas and set the flame.
On reflex, I clung onto him from behind, wrapping my arms tightly around his waist with my eyes shut.
“Baby, what’s wrong?! Why are you clinging onto me?!”
“Fire! Fire…. There’s fire… ” I panicked.
He turns around and held me…
“Fire? There’s no fire….”
I tone him out as my breath quickens… I gasp for air.
Right now, I don’t know what words are actually coming out of my mouth…. I’m just scared, scared that the fire will burn me.
“Khalid… Khalid… fire… it’s burning… fire….”
# Lucifer .
“Khalid … Khalid… fire… it’s burning… fire….” She called me.
Her grip on my tightened…. worriedly, I carried in my arms and brought her to the living room.
I laid her on a couch, I tried to go get some water but she dragged me down and pulled me to herself…. wrapping her arms around my neck.
“Khalid… fire… Khalid save me…”
Why does she always calls me Khalid when she feels like she’s in trouble? What should I do to calm her down?
“There’s no fire, we are safe!” I said.
But she seems not to hear a words, she keeps crying fire….tears are already running down her cheeks.
Not knowing what to do…I crashed my lips on hers and kissed her slowly. She’s quick to reciprocate the kiss…though it worked and she quiets down!
After a few minutes she breaks the kiss and her arms around my neck drops softly and I got up…. I noticed she’s fallen asleep, I sighed.
I raised my head and saw Chris standing in front of me, he glanced at Catherine then back to me.
“Boss, is boss lady ok? Why did she pass out?”
“Panic attack! I guess she had a history with fire….she went into shock the moment I turned on the gas!”
Chris stays silent and frown….I guess he’s thinking about something.
“Boss, is there a possibility that she witness when the fire started back then?”
Hmm…now that he’s said it, I think it might be true.
“You must be right! Also i noticed something, she always calls my name anytime she’s having panic attack….but doesn’t remember calling it when she gains consciousness!”
“Well, maybe her subconscious mind remembers you”
“Huh?!” I asked confused…..I don’t understand what he meant.
He waved it off. “Honestly, I don’t know what I’m even saying….but I have a suggestion, it’ll help her recover her memories quickly”
“Er…I think you should let her call you Khalid from now on… calling your name frequently will help fasten her recovery!”
“You think it’s gonna work?”
“Yes….since she’s kinda familiar with it”
I nod… I’ll try anything. I move my gaze to her… she’s still sleeping. I’m never gonna let her step foot in the kitchen no more!
“Right, boss, I have something to report”
“What?” I asked caressing Catherine’s hair.
“It’s about Ms Jones daughter, Janice”
I stopped and turned back to him.
“What about her?”
“I saw her left the mansion this morning while I was patrolling….I had one of the boys followed her and he reported that she went to Andy Mars’ company”
“Andy Mars’ company?! Why would she go there?!” Everyone in this mansion knows I don’t do well with Andy Mars…then why did she go there?!
“I don’t know why she went there…it could be she went there for a job interview!”
“I don’t care what she went there for!! Bring her to my office later for questioning!!”
If she is thinking of betraying me, I swear I won’t consider her mother…. I’ll kill her in cold blood!
# Ms_Jones .
“Janice, where are you coming from? You left the mansion 3hours ago!”
She rolled her eyes and walk towards her bed and sat on it….I feel like my daughter is becoming rebellious recently.
“I only went out for a walk Mom” she replied.
“You went out for a walk? For 3hours?!”
“Mom, I’m not a child anymore…. I can look after myself now”
I pulled her ear and glared at her.
“Janice, listen closely….I don’t know what you’re up to lately but hear me, if you get yourself involved in any evil act…I swear I’ll see you it that you are dealt with according”
“Shut up! Your brother is already following your grandma and Andy in their evil path…if you join them I won’t regret handing you over to face the consequences!” I let go of her ear and left her room angrily.
I feel like I don’t know my daughter anymore…she doesn’t listen to me these days. Only God knows what has come over her.