Out of the Darkness

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Chapter 9

“Raven, what is it?” I asked her alarmed. I couldn’t think what would be so urgent that she decided to drag Jonathan and myself to the office at 3am.

“I think I know who the little girl is.” She said.

“Really? That’s great! Who is it? How did you figure it out?” I asked.

“Ok, well I don’t actually know her name, but she looks like this.” Raven said as she handed me a drawing. The young girl had straight black hair, and very distinct, pink eyes. I showed the drawing to Jonathan and his own eyes widened.

“Are you sure?” Jonathan choked out.

“I think so yes.” She said.

“How do you know?” He asked her.

“She sent me a vision when I was asleep.” Raven explained.

“How do you know it wasn’t a dream?” I asked, just to be sure.

“It felt too real to be a dream.” Raven said and silence fell between us.

“Jonathan, could it be?” I asked him.

“Could it be what?” Raven asked, confused.

“It’s too young to be her.” Jonathan said.

“You think that little girl is Sierra?” Raven said, catching on rather quickly considering the early hour. I nodded.

“Could she have had a daughter, and that be her?” I asked.

“Maybe, she is 26 today.” Jonathan said.

“But isn’t the little girl supposed to be something to do with me?” Raven asked, confused.

“Maybe he’s using it to screw with both of you at the same time.” I suggested.

“If that’s true. Then that would make her my granddaughter.” Jonathan stated.

“And Damon must also know where your daughter is surely.” I said.

“But Damon won’t tell us anything.” Raven said. “But I know what might.” She added. She pulled out the Exitium, twisted the points and looked deep in to the golden light. She stared in to it for a few minutes and then snapped it closed.

“Did it tell you anything?” Jonathan asked hopefully.

“Not much, only that the little girl is indeed your granddaughter.” Raven said.

“I can’t believe it. I have a granddaughter!” Jonathan said happily. But then his smile fell when he remembered who held her captive.

“It wouldn’t elaborate on where she is.” Raven said. She concentrated for a moment without telling us what she was doing. “And Damon has blocked me from tracing her to a location.” She said.

“This is impossible! How the hell are we supposed to find her?” Jonathan said angrily. “Unless….” He said, looking at me.

“Are you serious?” I asked him disbelievingly, he couldn’t seriously be suggesting what I thought he was. But he nodded, confirming my thoughts.

“Is anyone going to clue me in here?” Raven asked.

“We’ve been keeping a high level demon captive for many years. Every year, for the event for Sierra’s birthday, we keep him in a cage in the middle of the hall.” Jonathan told her.

“Why?” Raven asked.

“We hoped that seeing everyone that cared for her would make him give us information.” Jonathan said.

“But demons don’t have feelings.” Raven replied.

“We have begun to notice that.” Jonathan said. “We will just have to try and get the information out of him some other way.”

“I may be able to help with that. I’m pretty good at getting people to tell me what I want to know.” Raven stated.

“I can imagine. But for now, we should rest.” Jonathan said.

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