Red Bones


Key Twenty: Nephilim:

Ami sat in the doctor’s office as she waited. Something felt off about this place. Why was it so cold back here? The nurse had no emotion on her face as did the basic examinations. She didn’t even talk to her. Ami already wanted to run out of the office. But, she felt that she didn’t have a choice. Ami made herself breathe and calm down. Maybe it was just nerves.

The nurse finished filling out the chart.

“The doctor will be with you soon,” she said. That was the first time she spoke. The nurse sounded so robotic though. She didn’t even make eye contact.

“Okay… thanks,” Ami said. The nurse turned and walked out of the room. The heiress sat in the chair as the door closed. Something wasn’t right. She felt like she was in the middle of a horror movie.

Calm down. Calm down. This is all in your head. Breathe. Think positive. Think positive.

Where was Lavi? He was right behind her, but when she turned around, he was gone.

“Where’s my boyfriend?” Ami asked.

“He’s not allowed back here,” the nurse told her. That didn’t sound right.

“But…” Ami said.

“He’s not allowed back here,” the nurse repeated. She pushed the mother-to-be further down the hall. Red flags went up in Ami’s head.

She looked up when she heard the door open. A female doctor walked into the room.

“Good morning,” she said. “How are you?” Her smile and chipper tone were unsettling enough. Ami forced herself to smile.

“Fine…” she said. Ami scooted away in the chair.

“Don’t be frightened,” the doctor said. “I’m not going to hurt you. Just relax.” That was not helping. What was this doctor hiding? Ami glanced around for cameras. The doctor sat down at her computer.

“Any pains lately?” she asked.

“No,” the mother-to-be said.

“Still taking your vitamins?”


“Keeping to the diet you were put on?”


“Good, good.” Harmless questions so far. Nothing to worry about. This could turn out fine. But then, the doctor looked up.

“Having any visions lately?” she asked. Ami looked up.

“Excuse me?” Ami asked. The doctor laughed off her own question.

“Oh pardon me,” she said. “Just talking nonsense.” Ami gave her a strange look. Okay then… The doctor typed on the computer.

“Please step up on the bed,” she said. The teenaged girl reluctantly did so.

“Very good,” the doctor said. She pulled out the stethoscope. She listened to the baby’s heart. Ami looked down at the tool. Something still didn’t seem right. Who was this woman really?

“Are you really a doctor?” Ami asked.

“Of course I am,” the doctor said.

“Since when?”

“Quite some time.”

“Okay…” Ami tried to look away. The doctor glanced up at her.

“Having any visions lately?” she asked again.

“No,” the heiress said. The doctor looked her in the eye.

“Are you lying to me?”


“I can tell when you are lying.”

“I really am not.”

The doctor drew back the stethoscope. “I see. Heartbeat is good.”

“Okay…” Ami should be happy to hear this. The doctor wouldn’t take her eyes off of the patient.

“Keep taking your vitamins,” she said. “Stay on the diet.”

“I will,” the heiress said, nodding.

“We want you to have a healthy baby,” the doctor added. “We can’t afford to have anything to happen to your little boy.” Her tone made Ami shiver.

“What are you saying?” she asked. The doctor had a sharp look in her eyes.

“You know that the mother of a nephilim almost has no chance of survival, right?” she asked. The color drained from Ami’s face.

“What?” she asked. The doctor’s eyes became cold.

“Don’t you know?” she asked. “Once the nephilim is born, the mother either dies or goes mad.”

“But why?” Ami asked. The doctor shrugged.

“That’s just how it is, darling,” she said. She leaned in close to Ami’s face. The mother-to-be could see the hazy red rings around the irises around the doctor’s eyes.

“Who are you really?” Ami asked. The doctor gave her a crooked smile.

“Oh,” she said. “Just a friendly doctor checking on the well-being of our king.”

“Your king?” the mother-to-be asked.

“Yes,” the doctor said. Suddenly, the door burst wide open.

“Ami!” Lavi shouted.

“Lavi?” Ami asked. The doctor snickered.

“Well, well, well,” she said. “Looks like you managed to get past my little crew.”

“You thought they were going to keep us out?” Lavi asked. He turned to Ami.

“Are you okay?” he asked. His girlfriend trembled.

“No,” she murmured. The doctor tried not to laugh.

“What the hell did you do to here?!” the angel shouted. The possessed doctor smirked.

“Nothing,” she said. “Just gave our king a little check-up. Oh and told her the truth.” Ami grabbed her arms, trembling.

“Am I really going to die?” she asked. Lavi hesitated.

“Uh… well…” he said. The angel lowered his eye. The doctor put her hands up in the air and laughed.

“Alas, the lies pile on,” she said.

“Ami, it’s not like that,” Lavi said.

“Don’t!” Ami cried. She lowered her head. The angel’s anger turned to the possessed doctor.

“You!” he hissed.

“Hey, don’t get mad at me,” she said. “All I did was tell the truth.”

“It wasn’t yours to tell!”

“And when were do going to tell her?”

“When the time was right.”

“And that was going to be?”

“I don’t know. When it was time.”

“Heh. In other words, never.”


“Doesn’t look like it to me.”

“Shut up! What do you know?”

The doctor narrowed her eyes. “Everything.” She froze as her eyes grew wide. The doctor could not move. Her mouth stretched wide open. Lavi smirked.

“Got you,” he said. The doctor turned her head. Bookman stood in the doorway with a charm in his hand. She glared at the younger angel.

“You!” she hissed. “This was a trap, wasn’t it?” Lavi smirked and shrugged at her.

“What can I say?” he asked. “You demons aren’t the only ones good at deception.” The doctor’s eyes burned with a heated glare.

“This is not over yet!” she shouted. The demon flew out of the doctor’s body. The freed vessel collapsed to the floor.

“Are you okay?” Lavi asked Ami again. This time, she only nodded.

“Yes,” she said in a small voice. The angel held out his hand.

“Let’s go,” he said. Ami slid off of the small bed and took his hand.

“We don’t have much time. We have to get going now!” Bookman said.

“Right,” the young couple said. All three of them ran out of the doctor’s office.

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