Caged By Lucifer-Chapter 3
Theme: He’s My Father’s Killer
By Racheal Dennis
Suddenly, I feel my blanket being ripped off me and I snapped my eyes open.
He smiled and wink at me.
“Your alarm woke me up”
“You could have turned it off!”
He fold my blanket and kept it on the nightstand, he move closer and carried me off my bed, he sat me on the only sofa in my room.
He begin to arrange my bed.
“Young lady, find your way to the bathroom or you’ll be late for work!”
Looking at the wall clock, I gasped loudly.
“Oh my God! Oh my God! Donovan is so gonna kill me!” I panicked and quickly head towards my bathroom.
I hear Andy chuckling.
“I’ll make breakfast!” He called after me.
I didn’t reply him before I slam the door shut, I stripped off my clothes and got under the shower.
As the water hits my back, I begin to replai last night’s event. I was so scared last night when I got home, I was trembling.
But luckily for me, Andy was still sleeping in the living room and he didn’t take note of me leaving. Else, I’d have an earful already.
The sweet aroma of mashed potatoes swift past my nostrils as I step foot in the living, I quickly rushed over to the dinning table and grab a chair.
“Oh my goodness! Andy, you are just the best!”
He did an eye roll and dished my plate.
“Eat up, I’ll drop you off before going to the office” he said, I nod and digged in.
After few minutes of eating in silence, Andy dropped his spoon and tap the table to grab my attention.
“What?” I asked.
“I forgot to tell you last night. Today is grandma’s birthday, are you gonna come with me to wish her?”
I lean forward on the table and hit his shoulder.
“Why are you just telling me? I haven’t prepared any gifts!”
He laughed lightly.
“Don’t worry, I’ll tell her we both prepared my gift”
I sat down with a relaxed smile.
“Better! Then let’s go there after work”
He nod and turned back to his food. Ok, like I told you guys…. Andy is my bestie, we’ve been friends since childhood… After I lost my parents, his grandmother took me in.
Hence, I also refer to her as grandma.
I got up and packed my plate, I snatched Andy’s plate even though he’s still eating and head towards the kitchen.
“Cat! I was still eating that!”
“I’m late, go start your car”
“But…. ” I sent him a glare and he kept quiet immediately.
“Do you want Donovan to dock my salary so that I will be depending on you?”
He shake his head and I smirk.
“Good, go start the car then!” I command him.
With a smile I continue towards the kitchen.
“Thanks for the ride, Andy”
“It’s nothing, it was on my way”
We both shared a laugh at his lie… The restaurant where I work is very far from his company and they are in totally different route.
“Alright…, So, I’ll pick you up by 5pm”
“5pm? Donovan won’t let me, I’m already late”
“You don’t know that, just try”
I nod, just then someone twist my ear from behind. I stilled cause I already know who it is… Andy, quickly start his car and drove off waving me as he does.
I turn around slowly and face him, a cute nervous smile on my face.
“G-good morning, Don!”
He smiles sarcastically.
“I saw your accomplise driving away just now, tell him I’ll dock half your salary this month!”
“But what? You overslept, right?!”
I blinked innocently.
“Lazybones! Go and get changed now!”
I nod quickly and ran inside. Ok, here is the thing… Donovan is Andy’s cousin and three of us all lived with grandma, but I grew more closer to Andy.
Maybe that’s because he’s only a year older than me… Donovan is 7years older than Andy.
I entered the changing room and drop my bag in the locker, then I begin to wear my waitress uniform.
That’s when I heard two voices talking.
*I heard Lucifer almost killed him*
*Yeah, but someone interrupted…. Who could that be? Was he or she killed too?*
*I’m pretty sure Lucifer killed that person… Such an unlucky soul*
I frown… What are they talking about? Lucifer? Are they talking about the movie?
Hmm, that is none of my business. I better do what I’m best at instead of gossiping about some movie…. Waitressing!
“Oooh.. yeah, baby right there!” The bitch m0an as I thrust deeper into her.
She pulled my head down and crash her lips on mine. I quickly pulled my head away and slapped her across her face.
“Don’t bloody kiss me!!”
She nod and I continue thrusting faster and harder into her. She tries to touch my chest… But I held her hands above her head and glared at her.
“I said no f**king romance!!” I growled in her face.
I pumped harder and soon I feel her c**t wrapped tightly around my d**k. I pulled out of her and shove my d**k in her mouth.
I move a few times and grunt in pleasure as I cvm in her mouth, I wait until every single drop is in her mouth before I pulled out.
She swallowed it all staring in my eyes… I kicked her out of my way and head towards my bathroom.
“Get dressed and leave!”
“I will have Chris credit your account later!”
I feel hands trailing down my back bone.
I snatched my gun from a near by sofa and points it at her head, her eyes suddenly grew bigger.
“Are you gonna f**king leave?!”
She turns away and picked her clothes from the floor and ran out without even wearing her panties.
I toss my gun back on the sofa and entered my bathroom…. I need to watch that sl*t’s scent off me.
Dressed in black jeans and bodyfitted black t-shirt, I head downstairs.
*Jane, listen to me, the boss wouldn’t like you barging in like that* I hear Jay, one of my boys say.
I hear a female voice scoff.
*Really?! But he has the guts to bring in another woman!*
I rolled my eyes. I arrived at the living room and all my boys got up to acknowledge me.
“Boss!” They all greet me.
I nod and a few return to what they were doing…. Gambling!
“Boss, she….” Jay didn’t complete his sentence before he was pushed out of the way.
She raised her hand to… Slap me I guess, but I caught her hand before it could land on my face.
I stared at her with a clenched jaw.
“How could you bring another woman home? How could you cheat on me so soon? We just started dating last month!”
“Who are you?!”
She snatched her hand from my grip and stared at me as if I’m nuts…. If I pulled a bullet in her head age wouldn’t stare at me like that next life.
“It’s me jane! Your girlfriend!”
“Look, Janet, you and I have nothing together… We just f**ked and nothing more!”
“But.. but.. you f**ked me so well and I thought we have a.. thing”
“No! We don’t!”
She stays silent for a few minutes.
“I don’t believe you!”
Too much talking is not my style… I reach for my gun in my back pocket and points it at her.
“This is the last time I say this… We have nothing together! Now, scram off!”
“No! I…. ” I cut he off with my gun, her body dropped and blood gush out of her forehead.
“Clean it up!” I told Jay.
Just then my phone beep, u checked and saw a text from Chris.
*Boss, the contains have arrived… I’m at the warehouse*
I shoved my phone in my pocket and turned to the boys.
“Tyler, come drive me to the warehouse!”
He got up and we head out.
I arrived at the warehouse and saw Chris scolding one of the boys.
“What is happening here?!”
“Boss!” They greeted me.
I simply nod and give Chris a questioning look.
“Boss, five containers are missing” he reported.
I frown and step towards the containers, I counted it and found out it’s true.
“Who received them?”
There’s silence, all the boys faced down and their bodies trembling.
“I asked a f**king question!!”
They flinched back excluding Chris.
“M-me!” One of them said.
I glared at him… He must be one of the new recruits.
“Boss, calm down, I have assigned someone to look into it. They’ll find it soon” Chris said.
“Train him well, or I will kill him! I don’t keep loafers!”
Time flies by quickly and soon it’s almost 5pm, I still haven’t have the courage to tell Donovan I’m gonna get off early.
“Cat, table 7 order is ready” Anita, my coworker told me and hands me the order.
I carried the tray and rushed towards the table.
On table 7 is my favorite customer, an elderly couple and their granddaughter, Amy.
“Granny, the food is here!” Amy fawn over the food.
I placed their orders in front of them and Amy digged in immediately, her grandparents laughed.
“Amy, slow down!” Her grandmother told her but Amy didn’t listen.
The grandmother turned to me with a smile.
“Dear, Catherine, you’re the reason Amy loves coming to this restaurant”
“Yeah, she looks up to you”
I crunched and watch Amy eat for some minutes, also wondering why she’s looking up to me… I’m poor and ugly.
She stopped eating stared back at me.
“Catherine.. you are so pretty” she fawned in her 6 years old voice and I frown slightly.
Is she blind.
“I told Mom about you and she said I’ll grow pretty like you if I eat more food.. is that true?”
Hmm, that’s not true but I can’t let her know that.
“Yeah, it’s true” I replied.
“Wow.. I’m gonna eat more!” She starts stuffing her face again.
I got up and face her grandmother.
“Grandma, I should get back to work”
She nods and I head back.
Not watching where I was going, I bumped into… From the sound of his grunts, I guess it’s Donovan.
“Don’t you watch where you are going?” He scolds me.
“Sorry, I was in a hurry”
“Hurry to do what exactly?”
I bite my lower lip. Maybe I should use this opportunity to tell him I’m getting off work at 5pm… I hope he agrees.
“Erm… Don, I wanted to ask you of something”
“Wait! Don’t talk.. Andy already told me and he’s outside waiting for you”
Then he rushes off before I could say anything more.. I wanted to ask if he’s coming to grandma’s birthday party too.
I rushed towards the changing room and changed from my waitress uniform, flung my bag on my shoulder and rushed out.
He was leaning against his car, he raised his head and walk towards me.
“You’re out” I nod, he leans down and kisses my forehead. “How was work today? Stressful?”
I shake my head.
“Nope! Though the restaurant was packed, Don didn’t let me work too much”
He takes my hand and leads me towards the passengers seat, he opens the door and I entered. He round the car and got in the driver’s seat.
“You know, Don, he may act all tough but trust me he’s a softy inside”
My stomach growls loudly.
“That wasn’t me!” I said quickly.
“You’ll eat something when we get to grandma’s”
I nod and we continue our journey in a comfortable silence.
Cool music fills the air as we step into grandma’s home…. though the music is that of the 80s.
Memories rushed in my mind as I walk in… I remembered the first day grandma brought me home, when she introduced me to Don and Andy.
“Cat!!” Andy called me out of my memory lane.
“Let’s go and greet grandma, she’s sitting over there” I nod and we walk towards her.
“Grandma!!” I called her excitedly and she turned to us.
A wide smile spread on her face and she opened her arms for me to come in.
“Ooh, my grandbabies are here!”
I jumped in her arms and she hugged me tightly, she kissed my forehead and caress my hair.
“Happy birthday, grandma!” I wished her.
“Thank you, darling. How have you been? How is Andy treating you? Is he bullying you? Does he give you enough food?”
“He’s taking good care of me, he wouldn’t dare bully me”
She shake her head with a frown.
“You’re lying! Look how thin you are!”
Andy sits next to her and scoffed.
“Grandma, you’re being biased, what if she’s the one bullying me?”
Grandma eyed him and huffed.
“I’m not talking with you” she takes my left hand and raised it up, she holds out my ring finger. “When are you gonna put a ring on it?!”
“Grandma!!” Andy and I exclaimed.
I stared at her in confusion… Me and Andy… I shudder. Why will she even think of that…
I glanced at Andy, though he’s looking surprise but I can see his neck and ears turning red… He’s blushing?
“What? You two are old enough now, it’s time you ask for my blessings”
“Grandma…. ” She raised her hand and cut me off.
She turned to Andy and pulled his ear.
“It hurts.. grandma, it hurts..”
“Yeah.. so you’ll learn your lesson. Go get an engagement ring and engage her soon before someone else does it!”
“Am I clear?”
“Yes, yes, yes” Andy said quickly.
What is grandma saying? I look at Andy, he simply wink at me and begin to rub his ear.
Grandma is just having a weird thought…. I only consider Andy my best friend… In fact he’s my brother.
“Promise me you’ll propose!” Grandma said looking at Andy expectantly.
I also looked at Andy wondering what he’s gonna say.