Dinner with Egyn
When the clock reads 6:50, I'm ready for my date with Egyn. I look into the mirror with pride at what I had done to myself. My short hair is curled and the strands frame my face in a cute way. I'm wearing a short, yellow, sundress with a strap that goes around my neck, some white sandals, and I'm holding a small white clutch bag. Around my neck is my silver heart locket that I always wear, and in my ears are small white crystal studs. I look to my face. I'm wearing a little bit of foundation and some light pink blush. My eyelids are colored with a pale yellow and I have on mascara and eyeliner. My lips are a light pink color and shine with gloss. I don't need Gabe to make me look good, I think to myself. I can do it all on my own.
Neither Gabe nor Gabriel had come to talk to me since what had happened earlier. Gabe would come talk to me eventually, though. He would apologize and try to make it up to me, and then I would say it wasn't his fault that Gabriel is such a dick. Then he would probably go back to the subject of my date and tell me what he thought. Sigh. I felt bad for Gabe. It couldn't be a nice experience to have your body taken over and not be able to do anything but sit and watch.
Knock, knock. "Hello?"
Speak of the devil. "Come in," I reply.
Gabe walks into my room and sits on my bed, looking down at the floor in guilt. "I'm sorry," he says sadly.
"It isn't your fault, Gabe. I tell you that every time. So stop apologizing."
"Yeah, I guess you're right," he says starting to look up. When his eyes hit me they widen in surprise. "Woah! What did you?"
"I got dressed. Did my hair. Did my makeup. That kind of stuff."
"Why are you so dressy? And how did you manage to pull it off without me?" he asks incredibly.
I frown at him. "I can get myself ready, thank you very much. And not that it matters to you, but I have a date tonight."
His eyebrows squint together in confusion. "Another one? Amaimon must be something..."
"It's not with Amaimon," I say before I can stop myself.
Now his eyebrows raise up in surprise and question. "Someone else?"
"Yeah..." I trail off.
"I thought you and Amaimon hit it off?"
"We did! But, someone else asked me out too."
"Who is it?"
"His name is Egyn," I say. "He's, um, Amaimon's brother."
"Oh, Cici! What have you done?!" he yells.
"Hey! It isn't my f-" I'm interrupted by the beep of a car. Gabe and I both look to my door before rushing out of it and to the front door. Gabe makes it to the car before I do.
"Why hello there! You must be Cici's date!" he says loudly. Egyn looks at him with confusion.
"Yes, I'm Egyn. And who might you be?" he asks politely.
"I'm Gabe, Cici's brother," Gabe says with a smile.
"Well, now that introductions have been made, let's go Egyn," I say quickly and get into the car, a blue Ford Fusion.
"Oh, okay then. It was nice to meet you, Gabe," he says as he puts the car in reverse and backs out of the driveway.
"You too!" he yells as we drive away.
"God, he's so annoying. Sorry you had to experience that," I say irritably. I think for a moment and then add, "Actually, no I'm not. You deserve getting annoyed much more than that with the way you annoy me."
He laughs but doesn't say anything. I scan him up and down. He's wearing black dress pants and a blue dress shirt, a black tie around his neck. His hair is in it's usual fashion, down and covering his left eye. He looks pretty good, I think and blush at my thought. He seems to notice and looks to me when we come to a red light.
"Why are you blushing?" he asks.
"Huh? What are you talking about? I'm not blushing!" I yell and look out the window. He laughs and continues to drive when the light turns green. We spend the rest of the drive in silence.
"Okay, we're here," he says to me and gets out of the car. I follow his actions and also get out of the car. I look at the place in front of us. It's a fancy restaurant called Serene. It's a large building and it looks to have two floors. It doesn't look like much on the outside, but it's a whole different story when we walk through the doors.
The sight in front of me makes me gasp. The ceiling is high, with a large chandelier in the center and multiple smaller ones surrounding it. The floor is white marble tile and there is a long red carpet that reaches from the entrance to the grand staircase on the other side of the room. Scattered around the room are many round tables, each one draped with a white tablecloth and red, plush chairs surrounding them. Many of the tables held people, all dressed in elegant clothing and conversing with one another. I look down at my dress, suddenly feeling underdressed, and then continue to observe the room. Looking up, I see the second floor of the restaurant. Instead of round tables, there are multiple booth tables lining the walls. That must be some kind of VIP section, I comment to myself.
"Reservation for Evans," I hear Egyn say, bringing my attention back to him. He is speaking to the hostess in a polite manner, as always.
"Yes. Please follow me," she says and leads away. We follow her down the long red carpet and up the stairs. She stops at one of the booth tables. "This will be your table. Your waiter or waitress will be with you soon."
We sit down on opposite sides of the table, facing each other.
"So, what do you think?" he asks suddenly.
"This place is...amazing," I say in disbelief.
"I thought you might like it," he says with a smile.
"Don't you think it's a little fancy for a first date, though?"
He shakes his head. "I don't think so. Shouldn't the first date be the most memorable?"
I nod slowly in agreement and look down at the table. Why am I so nervous? Do I actually like him?
"Are you okay?"
I look up at him and nod quickly. "I'm fine!" I assure him.
"Okay good. I wouldn't want you to feel bad on our first date," he says with a grin.
I blush and look back down at the table, glad when our waitress walks up to our table.
"Hello!" she says in a peppy voice. "Welcome to Serene! I'm Rose, and I'll be your server tonight. Here are your menus. Would you like something to drink?"
"I'll have a virgin merry mimosa," says Egyn.
"Um, I'll just have, um..." I say trailing off.
"She'll have the same," says Egyn, saving me.
"Okay! I'll be right back with those drinks and to take your order," says the waitress and leaves.
"Thanks," I say.
"No problem. You seem a bit nervous."
"Well, I've never really been on a fancy date like this," I admit shyly.
He chuckles lightly at me and I blush in embarrassment.
"That's alright. Let's just find out what we want shall we?" he says.
I nod and look at the menu, scanning all the fancy foods, eyes widening at the prices.
"Aren't these a little expensive?" I ask in shock.
"It doesn't matter to me. I would pay any amount to spend time with you. Your company is priceless," he says with a small smile.
I blush at his comment and look back at the menu. I settle on some chicken fettuccini alfredo and set my menu down. I look up to see Egyn watching me with deep blue eyes. Green meets blue as our eyes meet, staring for a moment before looking away. Looking into his eyes suddenly remind me of something. I'm about to bring it up when our waitress walks up with our drinks.
"Two virgin merry mimosas," she says, setting down our drinks with a smile. "Are you ready to order?"
"Yes, I'll be having the chicken in cream sauce with rice on the side," says Egyn smoothly. He's clearly done this before.
"Oh, um. I'm having the chicken fettuccini alfredo," I say quietly.
"Okey dokey! I'll get right on that," says the waitress, happily bouncing away.
"She sure is hyper," I say with a giggle.
"At least she's not one of the snooty servers," he says with a laugh.
I smile at him and he smiles back. I look into his eyes, remembering what I was going to say earlier.
"Oh! Egyn, I need to ask you about something," I say.
"Anything," he says, still smiling.
"What was up with that dream?" I ask quickly.
His smile fades and he looks at me seriously. "Dream? What dream?" he asks.
"Don't play dumb with me, Egyn!" I loudly whisper. "You invaded my dream! That's how you knew me when you came to school. You looked straight at me."
He sighs. "What exactly do you remember of the dream?"
"I remember you, and a beach, and you talked. I can't remember what you said though..." I trail off.
"You probably won't believe me if I tell you," he says calmly.
"Fine. I'll tell you once I drop you off at your house. I don't want you to cause a scene here," he says.
"I wouldn't cause a scene," I say, crossing my arms and pouting. He laughs at my expression.
"You're really cute when you do that," he says with a grin. I blush again as our waitress walks up with our food. I eagerly take mine and begin to eat. We talk as we eat, talking about school and just getting to know each other. He doesn't tell me much about himself, which I find somewhat suspicious. Before I know it, we're done eating and heading out the door.
"Now tell me," I say once we pull into my driveway. He sighs and turns off the car, looking to me.
"Okay, fine. I was able to invade your dreams because I am a demon," he begins slowly. When I don't say anything he continues. "That's not all though. I'm a demon king. Demon King of Water."
I look at him in disbelief. He sighs and speaks again.
"Amaimon and Kage are also demon kings. Kage is Demon King of Shadows and Darkness, Amaimon is Demon King of the Earth," he says.
"Demons?" I repeat, remembering something Amaimon had said when we met in the forest.
"You have demon sight."
"Demon sight," I whisper. Egyn nods at me.
"Yes, you have demon sight."
"So then, when I was younger, I wasn't seeing hallucinations. I was seeing demons," I say more to myself than him.
"Hallucination?" Egyn asks in curiosity.
"When I was younger, I had hallucinations of strange creatures. I was taken to a mental institution where I was treated. They went away eventually," I say. "But, if they were demons, why did they end up going away?"
"A mental institution? Cici, I had no idea. I'm so so-"
"I need to go," I say and get out of the car. I rush to the front door and yell out a "goodnight" before going inside. I quickly go to my room and shut it behind me, collapsing on my bed for the second night in a row.
Demon kings? What the hell is this, some kind of fantasy story?