"Come on, Shay, show it to me," Claire whined.
"It is backless. I'm not wearing it." I took off the dress and reached for my clothes.
"Fine, then try on this one.” A dark colored dress was thrown over the top of the dressing room door. “No plunging neckline and a full back."
I groaned as I grabbed the hundredth dress today and looked it over. It had promise. I slipped it on and zipped it up. I looked in the mirror and smiled.
"Ready or not, here I come." I opened the fitting room door and showed off the dress. It covered all my scars and still looked sexy.
Claire lifted up her arms towards the ceiling. "Hallelujah! She approves of a dress!"
We walked out of the store laughing, arms full of bags and shoe boxes. I walked Claire to her car and helped her put in her haul.
"You better not bail on me tomorrow tonight, Shay," she said. "I have a lot of people coming to help you get hammered on your first legal day."
"I won't, I promise. See you then."
Claire drove away and I walked to my car. I reached into my purse to pull out my keys when the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. I looked around for the source but couldn't find it. I quickly got in my car and started driving away. My eyes were drawn to a man walking into the mall. He glanced at me and a hungry grin spread across his face. My head started to ache and I kept driving.
I made it home and unlocked my front door. I dropped my keys on the table and went to put all my new things down on my bed. I flipped on the light and almost screamed.
The man from the mall was sitting on my bed.
I threw my bags at him and ran for the front door, but I was stopped dead in my tracks. I tried to move, but I was frozen to the spot.
The man walked around so that I could see him.
"Hello, Shay. It is nice to finally meet the woman who is giving my firstborn the hardest time ever."
I couldn't move to get my phone. I was getting really scared and I could feel Lilith getting stronger. I fought her back, and whoever was standing in front of me, was smiling at my struggle.
"Now, now, it isn't so bad to be possessed."
"Go to Hell."
"Rather not. Oh," the man jumped, "I haven't introduced myself, though we did meet the other night. My name is Lucifer." The devil picked up my hand and kissed it like he was a gentleman.
Lilith grinned while my blood ran cold. This was the man who Sam, Dean, and Cas were chasing. The one Lilith had called.
The devil reached over and brushes my cheek with his fingertips. "Lilith, you couldn't have made a better choice. She is beautiful."
"Don't touch me."
Lilith laughed in my head and almost pushed me aside. I gritted my teeth and pushed her back. My fingers curled and straightened at Lilith's whim.
I was losing.
I don't know why, but I silently called out to Cas. He would help. Somehow I knew he would always help.
"Not so fast, sweetheart." Lucifer grabbed my chin and made my eyes meet his. "I don't want my little brother to interru.... What have we here?" Lucifer gazed deeper into my eyes, like he was searching out my soul. I felt Lilith squirm under the scrutiny. She didn't know what he was looking for, but it made her extremely uncomfortable.
"It isn't possible." The awe and utter confusion in the devil's voice made me wonder what he found. Next thing I knew, he was tearing away my shirt and bra. I couldn't move to cover myself from his gaze.
But he didn't touch or try to make a move on me, he just stared at my scars. He walked around me to see the scars in my back. He traced marks on my shoulders, looked and found the same one in my front and muttered, "Interesting."
A blanket was thrown over my naked torso, and Lucifer walked to the door.
"Come out of her, Lilith. Find someone else."
I could feel Lilith's groan bubbling to my lips, but it was overwhelmed by the feeling of something trying to force it's way back up my throat. At that moment, I wished for a trashcan more than anything. This feeling was worse than dry heaving with the worst stomach flu ever.
I expected something to come out of my mouth, but nothing did. Satan glared.
"Lilith, I command you to leave her."
This time I started renching, but still nothing came out. A frustrated growl sounded inside my head. Lucifer looked intrigued again.
I heard wings and Castiel came into my vision.
"Hello there, Castiel. I was just leaving. Have fun with your new toy."
Before I could say that I wasn't anyone's toy, the devil vanished. Castiel paused and turned to me.
"Did he hurt you?"
I shook my head. "But something really weird happened. Isn't a demon supposed to obey Satan's every command?"
"They leap to do his every command just to earn his favor. Why do you ask?"
"Lilith didn't obey."
Castiel blinked. "What?"
"She didn't. He told her to get out of me, and she didn't."
It wasn't from lack of trying, bitch.
"Shut up, no one asked you."
Cas looked at me. "Lilith?"
I nod. "Yeah, I can actually hear her. It still hurts, but nothing I can't handle."
Looks like we are going to become really good friends.
I roll my eyes at her. I'm getting you out of me as soon as I find out how.
Have fun with that. I don't think anything like this has happened before, so let's see if you can find anything that can help you in this situation.
I sighed. I looked at the Angel in front of me, a hopeful look in my eyes.
"Please tell me you can get her out of me?"
Twenty-two hours and an entire library of old lore later, we found zilch. Nada. Nothing.
I was about to throw the book I was reading against the wall, when I saw the time.
7:00. My party started in an hour.
I grabbed my things and bolted for the door. Sam followed close behind me.
"Claire is going to have my ass if I'm late."
"I will meet you down there," Sam said, trying to be the calm one. I took a deep breath. What was the use in panicking? I would get there when I got there, and it was my party for crying out loud. I could be late if I wanted to.
Luckily, I'm not a primper. I was ready to go by 7:30. That left me with a half and hour to make a fifteen minute drive. With downtown Friday night partiers traffic, I left then to make sure I got a parking spot relatively close to the Rabbit Hole.
I rolled my shoulders, trying to ease the ache that had settled between my shoulder blades, as I walked down to my car.
Let the best night of my life begin.