Chapter 139: Repenting
“How, I thought you were dead?”
I said to Priscilla, I was completely stunned to the point where I didn’t believe who I was seeing. Theirs just no way it could be her, but as I slowly began to approach her. She held the same expression I did and carefully made her way towards me as well...
“If it wasn’t for Raven, I would be dead.”
She quietly responded as we both finally faced each other. It’s strange but, we both couldn’t help but look at one another. It was like looking at a rare painting that you have never seen before...
“Priscilla, what happened to you all this time? Why are you here?”
I asked in confusion as I noticed the scar across her neck. She soon realizes my wandering eyes staring at her throat and went to cover it with her hand...
“I don’t know where to begin?”
She softly spoke with a sorrowful sigh, bringing her head down in guilt, she avoided making eye contact with me. So I reach out my hand and grabbed her risk and pulled it away from her neck area. I knew she never had this scar before, so what could have caused it? Taking note of my actions, Priscilla’s eyes began to tear up...
“How about we start with this,” I said while lightly gliding my fingers against her deep scar.
But once I said that, Priscilla suddenly wrapped her arms around me and gave me a tight hug! I wasn’t able to see her face anymore since she buried herself against my chest. However, I was able to feel her tears pouring out as I felt my shirt getting wet. Even her intense shaking showed how panicked and worried she is, she must’ve gone through a lot with how’s she acting right now...
“Priscilla, are you-”
She voiced out in shame as she finally looked at me.
“Huh? What are you apologizing for-”
“I’ve done such horrible things to you, I hurt you...called you names. I even hated you, all because you were with him. And I-”
“Are you serious? Priscilla, this is such a long time ago. We were all just stupid teenagers back then, it’s not-”
“You don’t understand!”
She shouted in grieve as she quickly grabbed both my hands, though I could tell that it hurts her whenever she spoke loudly. She clenched her jaw and took a deep breath in...
“It’s my fault that my friends are dead. I couldn’t do anything other than just watched their heads get torn off and hear their screams ringing through my ear. He’s a monster, but I have no right to say that. When I myself have done such horrendous things too!”
She cried in despair as I watched her drop to the floor on her knees. Though she never once let go of my hands. If anything, she was gripping it more strongly, it was as if she was too scared to let me go, it saddens me seeing Priscilla act this way. I’ve never seen this vulnerable side of her, but what she said brought my attention.
“Your friends? Are you talking about the girls that were found dismembered in our hometown? And who is it that you’re calling a monster?”
I asked while patting her back to comfort her. Bringing myself to the floor, I tried my best in calming her anxious body. She was starting to look pale and I worry that she’ll put too much stress on herself and have a mental breakdown...
Hearing her say that name, I had no words of what to say. I truly wish from the bottom of my heart, that I didn’t want to believe what Priscilla was telling me. About how Elijah was the one who had other warlocks kill her friends, and that Eli just laughed at their corpses. But after everything of what I went through, I knew it wasn’t a lie...
“If I would have never done anything to you, I know for a fact my friends would still be alive. That I wouldn’t be here, but I deserve it. I know I was a horrible person back then, but I changed... because I’m ashamed of who I was. I’m so sorry, Luna...I hope you can forgive me one day,” She cried.
“Of course I forgive you, but like I said before. We were just dumb teens, and I’m sorry that your friends had to perish like that, there’s no excuse for what Elijah has done...”
I said to her feeling guilty...
“Luna, how did you end up coming here? There’s no way a demon would have came for you in the human world, you were always so nice to everyone. And that warlock you came with earlier, you do know who he is right? He’s not just some ordinary demon, he’s-”
“I know who Felix is, and honestly...if it wasn’t for him, I probably would have been dead from the inside long ago. Also, you may say I don’t belong here. But I think I’m the most sinful human in this Realm, I’ve committed the most horrible sin, of falling in love with the devil himself... Elijah.”
As I began to explain what I’ve I’ve gone through with Kings Family, the more I realized how tragic my life was. Even I was appalled with what I was saying, how the hell am I still sane right now?
“Oh my God, I’m sorry... I’m so sorry you had to grow through so much. I don’t think I could ever go through with what you’ve gone through, I honestly didn’t know what to make of it when I first saw you again. Even with how time goes much slower here, seeing you again is still so surreal for me. You haven’t changed, and I’m not talking about you’re appearance. But just by looking at you, I know you’ve become so much stronger. I wish I could say the same thing for me, but I think I’ve just become weaker...”
She sobbed in sympathy as she held on to my hand.
“What are you talking about? You’ve survived living in this world-”
“The only reason why I was able to survive was because of Raven. I’m sure you noticed that my voice sounds very different now, I can’t speak very loudly anymore, nor can I eat certain foods, I’m honestly very lucky I could speak at all. I was actually meant to die with my friends that night after my body was thrown and used, over and over... and over again by those vile creatures. Elijah, in the end, slit my throat and I was left to die. I felt myself drowning in my own blood, I couldn’t breathe and felt numb throughout my body. Soon everything became black for me, I really thought I was dead. That was until I woke up here, my whole body was cold and I remember just being so tired, so weak. I wasn’t able to speak at the time, so I had to do a lot of writing to communicate with Raven. Believe it or not, when Raven told me where I was, what this world does to people like me. I wasn’t afraid, and I think it was because I felt like I deserved being here. It took a very long time for my wound to heal, usually, Raven’s healing magic could heal almost anything. But since Elijah cut the nerves of my vocal cords. It became very difficult for her to heal it, she did the best that she could. And I could never thank her enough for saving my life.”
She explained with such deep emotion, and hearing what she’s gone through, brought me to shame of loving Eli. He’s worse than a monster, he’s the true meaning of evil. I get that I was being bullied by Priscilla and her friends, but it still doesn’t make it right of what Elijah did to them...
“I should be the one apologizing for what Elijah has put you through! It’s absolutely sicking what he’s done to you, and I hate myself for loving someone like him!”
I cried out to her feeling mortified...
“Luna, don’t ever apologize for loving someone. You had no clue what he did, so it’s not you’re fault. Besides, I’m alive... I just wish I could say the same thing for my friends”
“Yeah, you’re right. But I’m curious about how Raven found you?”
I asked with curiosity.
“This might sound very ridiculous, but Raven was there next to Elijah. The whole time when I was begging and crying for mercy. All Raven did was just look at me, so when I asked her why she decided to help. She told me, ‘it’s because you remind me of myself when I was once human.’ She wanted to save my friends as well, but Raven doesn’t have the power to bring the dead back to life. I also wasn’t allowed to leave this place since my identity shouldn’t be found out by the King. Because if he sees that I’m still alive, then he’ll know that it was Raven who saved me. She’ll be put to death for betraying him-”
“Wait a minute, I just realized something! Have you been here for three years, not being able to go outside?”
I asked as I stood back up, here I thought I was losing my mind being trapped in Elijah’s room for a month. But three years, I would have gone crazy for sure!
“It’s not that bad, after knowing what happens to us humans out there. I think I prefer staying here. Also, I’ve been learning a lot from Raven, she’s been teaching me how to brew different types of potions. So it’s not like I have nothing to do, Oh! That reminds me, there’s a place that’s my favorite part of this house! Come, let me show you!”
She said in a tender smile as she wiped away her tears, grabbing my arm, she had me follow her.
“Where are we going?”
I asked as she hurried us, It’s really strange seeing Priscilla and I speak so comfortably with each other, I don’t think this would have ever happened if we were still in the human world...
“You’ll see when we get there! Actually, right now is a perfect time since it’s morning!”
She explained with excitement in her voice. After she said that, we climbed a few stairs until we finally reached the top! And once we did, Priscilla finally let go of my hand and I could feel her eyes glancing towards me. I’m sure she wanted to see my reaction because I was completely blown away by what I saw!
I said while admiring the view, I had no idea a place like this existed, and I was able to get an idea where I was. We were definitely up in the mountains somewhere, judging from this breathtaking scenery in front of me, I noticed that we were surrounded by many high snowy mountains! And from the far distance, I was able to make out the Kingdom of Wisteria!
“That was my first reaction too! Seeing this view every day never gets old, you could even see the kingdom from here. I am a little curious to know what it’s like down there, but maybe you could tell me about it. Raven doesn’t speak much about this world to me, so it’s nice having a familiar face to finally talk to. I’m sure after everything you and Felix have gone through, you both-”
Hearing her bring up Felix’s name again brought me back to my senses!
“Felix, where is he?! Is he okay, I need to see him!”
I shouted in panic as I grabbed hold of her shoulder. I was so caught up with our conversation earlier that I didn’t stop to think about Felix’s injuries!
“Umm, Luna...Felix, he’s not in the best condition right now. He’s still in the process of healing but...”
She avoided eye contact with me as she tried to explain Felix’s health.
“What is it?!”
I asked while feeling the anxiety coming over me as I shook her arm, I was becoming frightened with how she was acting and I fear the worse of what she’ll say!
“There’s only so many healing potions and herbs that we could give to him, but his wounds are really bad right now. And honestly, even Raven was surprised that he was still breathing. So right before Raven went to sleep, she checked up on Felix’s wounds and...”
She paused for a minute, still unsure if she should tell me anything else. So I instantly grabbed hold of both her hands and raised them between her and me.
“Priscilla, please tell me what’s wrong with him.”
I pleaded as I felt my own body beginning to shake...
“He needs a human soul, and since Raven doesn’t require humans to live off of. There’s no need to keep humans here, and finding one in the Realm Kingdom right now would be a little complicated with what’s going on. I’m sure there’s a lot of warlocks and witches looking for not only you and Felix... but Raven as well. If what you told me is true and Raven really did let Emily live. Then I’m sure Emily has told Elijah of what happened, so it will no longer be safe for Raven to go out there alone. Despite her being strong, she still has her weakness when daylight is out. She’s completely immobile and loses all of her energy. So she can’t go out even if she wanted to right now...”
She finally explained sounding apologetic as she hanged her head down in sympathy.
“So are you telling me, he’s going to die?”
I asked her with emptiness in my voice, I wasn’t going to accept this! I refuse, I won’t let Felix’s life end here!
“Take me to him, now!”
I shouted while gripping her hands tightly. She soon nodded her head and led me towards the room, not too long after she opened it. I saw Felix laying back against the bed with a chain wrapped around his neck. His eyes remained closed and his breathing was so heavy that his growls could be heard!
“Why is he wearing a chain?”
I asked while entering the room, however, Priscilla made sure I didn’t approach him any closer. But it broke my heart seeing him suffer like this...
“It’s only a precaution, Raven didn’t want to risk his demon losing control. Right now his demonic powers are only focused on healing his body, but it isn’t enough. So we don’t know what his demon will do once it awakens?”
She said while tugging away at my arm. It was obvious that she didn’t want me in here with him, I understand that it’s dangerous being close to a demon in this state. After being attacked by Elijah, I know how frightening it could be. But I know what I must do...
“Priscilla, please wait outside.”
“Huh!? What are you talking about? What do you plan on doing- No! Luna, you can’t! With how he is right now, you don’t know what he’ll do to you?! Especially since you both share a blood bond, it will be riskier!”
She voiced out in concern with tears in her eyes, her forceful pull grew stronger as she tried to force me out of the room. It was sweet knowing how much she cared about my safety, but my priority is making sure that I don’t lose anyone I care for, again...
“It’s going to be okay, I promise you. So please let me save him, he needs me...”
I said to her as I placed my hand on top of her head. And within a few minutes of silence, she finally let go of my arm and gave me a weak nod. Without saying a word to me, she left the room and closed the door behind her. So once she was gone, I turned myself around and made my way towards the bed. I paid attention to his wounds and noticed how deep his injuries were, the bleeding wasn’t stopping and he was growing pale by the minute. His face showed how uncomfortable he was as he grunted in pain. Felix, you’re hurt again because of me...
“I won’t let you die.”
I whispered to him as I began to strip my clothes off...