His Demonic Possession (Book 1)

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Chapter 18: Anxiety

Luna’s POV:

Waking up the next morning feeling fully energized, I did my morning routine like usual. Taking a shower, eating breakfast, and getting my school things ready. It sucks not having a phone though! Like seriously, how am I suppose to contact anybody? I still have to tell my parents about it, and I don’t think they’re gonna let me go with just a stern lecture this time, there’s the possibility of them grounding me for this...

“Dad! Can you give me a ride to school, please?”

I yelled down the hall as I fixed my hair up in a ponytail. I then heard heavy footsteps nearing my room...

“Sure, but doesn’t Eli usually pick you up?”

Father asked as he entered my room...

“Yeah, but I don’t know if he’s coming this morning?”

I said with awkwardness in my voice...

“Have you tried calling him?”

He asked as I watched him take a sip of his morning coffee.

“Umm, I can’t call him for a while...”

I hesitantly answered him while grabbing my bag.

“And why not?”

He said while raising his eyebrow curiously.

“I’ll just tell you on the ride there, ok? I don’t wanna be late for school...”

I voiced out in a troubled tone.

“Alright then, let’s get going.”

He said as we both walked down the hall together...

Making our way out of the house, I didn’t recall seeing my mother in the kitchen this morning. Is she still sleeping? As I approached dad’s car, I entered the vehicle as I let out a heavy sigh. I wasn’t looking forward to telling my father about my phone...but it’s best to just get it out of the way!

“Dad, before you start the car...there’s something important I need to tell you.”

I said sounding very intense as I gave him a worried look. Though hearing what my father had to say made me startled!

“Oh, no...Luna, you aren’t... pregnant...are you?”

“What!? No, of course not! I’m not pregnant! Are you crazy? What would make you think such a thing?”

I said sounding in shock! I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, do I come off as becoming a teenage mom in the future to him?!

“Oh, okay...that’s good to hear, I’m sorry Luna. I just wanna make sure, I mean...you’re starting high school now. And well, you kids sometimes try to grow up too fast and that leads to very irresponsible decisions.”

My father said in a sigh of relief...

“Well, I could assure you that I’m not pregnant! So let’s stop talking about this, it’s weird! Listen, what I wanted to tell you was that...I kinda misplaced my phone at school yesterday.”

As I began to speak, I was unable to look at my father in the eyes...

“You mean you lost it.”

He voiced out sternly before turning on the car. Pulling us out of the driveway, he began to drive me to school.

“Ok...fine, I lost it. And I’m sorry that I did. I guess I was just distracted with my classes and work to notice it missing.”

I replied feeling a little bit calmer now that I finally told him, but I’m still a little scared of what my punishment might be? I don’t feel good about lying, but telling him the truth is just not an option...

“Well...I’m glad you told me. And your mother and I could just buy you a new phone, but! You have to promise me that you won’t lose this one and that you’ll be good at your grades, do you understand!”

He sternly lectured me as he demanded an answer.

“What? I mean, yeah definitely! I won’t lose it this time, I promise! You don’t have to worry about my grades either. I did get honor roll last year. But, I’m a bit surprised and mainly confused that you’re not...grounding me or something?”

I explained to him feeling speechless...

“Hmm...I should ground you, shouldn’t I?”

My father responded in a playful smirk...

“Huh!? No! I take it back, please don’t ground me!”

I quickly pleaded as I felt stupid for bringing it up!

“Haha, I’m just kidding. Oh! By the way, that kid Ren is a really good boy. Before you came yesterday, he asked for my forgiveness for the commotion he caused that night with Elijah. So, I’m glad you made a friend like him, though Alexa on the other hand...I know she’s a wild child by the stories you told me about her.”

He responded smiling, letting out small laughter soon afterward...

“I’m glad he apologized to you personally, but Ren’s friendship with me is a bit complicated,” I said to him as I grabbed my school bag.

As we approached the school parking lot, I got a sudden flashback of what Eli and I did here last time. Oh my god! I still can’t believe we did that in his truck, so embarrassing!

“Well, hopefully, you work things out, and are you okay? You look a bit red, you aren’t getting a fever are you?”

My father asked with a concerned look as we pulled up near the school...

“I...I’m fine, just feeling a little hot as all! Anyway’s, thanks for the ride dad. I love you and I’ll see you later...”

I shyly said while placing a quick peck on dad’s cheek as I hurried out of the car!

“Wait! Did you want me to pick you up after school?”

Father quickly asked as he waved me goodbye.

“No thanks, I’ll just walk home,” I answered him with a smile.

“Alright then, well I love you and take care.”

He said before I watched him drive off...

Turning myself around, I headed towards the front entrance of the school. I wonder if Eli is here already, I didn’t see his truck parked in the parking lot, so maybe he’s running late? I should have asked him yesterday to come pick me up this morning. That way he could’ve shown me around the school more...

Walking down the hall, I approached my locker and grabbed some of my books that I would need for class. Shutting the door, I gazed at the ring that Eli had given me yesterday. It really is beautiful, no matter how many times I stare at it. I always feel a sense of comfort, as if he’s by my side almost. Instantly smiling, I let out a small giggle and began walking towards my first-period class...

Approaching my classroom, I felt myself stumbling on someone’s foot! Causing me to fall over, landing on my knees first, I was able to plant my hands on the floor to stop myself from landing on my face! However, the sudden pain soon came from both my wrists since I landed wrong on both of them. Quickly bringing myself to sit, I began to shake off the stinging pain that my wrists were now in. Letting out a painful sigh, I stared at the many books and papers that were all scattered across the hallway floor...

“Oops, sorry...didn’t see you there.”

I heard a girl giggle sarcastically...

“Tch...so annoying that Eli is wasting his time with a plain-looking girl like her.”

“Does it really matter? He’s probably just fucking around with her until he gets bored.”

Hearing the group of girls walk past me, I was able to overhear their conversation. So I slowly stood myself up and turned around to face them. I instantly felt inraged once I saw it was that same girl name Priscilla, who kissed Eli at the party. Just looking at her made me want to punch her in the face, but I don’t stand a chance fighting her. Not when her group of friends are with her...I could already tell they were Priscilla’s followers and the last thing I wanna do is start a fight I can’t win. So it’s best if I just ignore them, I think that’s the best choice to go by. Because each time I look at Priscilla’s stupid face, I just get a reminder of what she did with Elijah. It still kinda hurts whenever I think about it. So I’ll just focus on picking up my books for now...

“Aww, you’re not gonna say anything? That’s no fun...”

“I guess you’re okay with any girl making out with your so-called boyfriend then. You do know that you’re not the first girl he’s been with, right?”

“I give it a few days before he dumps her...”

Trying my best to ignore their rude comments, I bit my lower lip as I avoided making eye contact with them. But as I reached out my hand to pick up my binder, one of the girls kicked it away from me as well as hurting my fingers! Quickly pulling my hand back in pain, I let out a groan beanthe my breath! I didn’t want to give them the satisfaction that they were getting to me, even though what they were saying was hurtful...

“Don’t worry, Elijah will soon leave your ass after he’s done fucking you. Like honestly, that’s all he’s after. I hope you don’t think he actually likes you. Because you would be the last person he would ever date...”

The girls laughed at me once they were done making their hurtful remarks. Raising my head, I saw Priscilla who was looking at me with pure disgust as she began to walk away with her evil minions...

I could feel my body beginning to shake with frustration! Looking down at my trembling hands, I held on to my books tightly. Humiliation was seeping in as I felt my eyes wanting to tear up with sadness as well as my heart that was beating heavily with grief. Regardless of how many girls Eli has been with before me...that shouldn’t matter. I don’t want to hold any grudges of his past...but why does it make me so upset!?

“Luna? What are you doing on the floor?”

Hearing that familiar voice, I quickly locked my eyes with Alexa who was approaching me with a worried look in her eye! Bending herself down, she began helping me pick up my papers that were still lying on the floor. I didn’t want her to worry about me so I instantly smiled to put her at ease...

“I just tripped and...ended up dropping my stuff everywhere, embarrassing, right?”

I explained while letting out small laughter...

“I swear you’re so clumsy sometimes. You know I called you yesterday and this morning but you weren’t answering. Also, why didn’t you come to school yesterday?”

She said in a bit of annoyance as she handed me back my school work.

“Oh! I’m sorry, Eli broke- I mean...I lost it somewhere in my house! I had a little stomach ache which is why I missed school...”

I answered her as we both stood up and walked into our classroom, taking our seats I let out a tiresome sigh...

“Oh my God! And I’m the immature one!?”

She jokingly teased, as she poked my cheek in a playful matter.

“You are immature!”

I answered back while sticking my tongue at her...

Throughout the day in school, I tried my best to avoid Priscilla and her friends. But there would be times where they would call me names down the hall. It was starting to get to me since my low self-esteem was already bugging me enough. Once school came to an end, I didn’t see Eli at all! Did he even come to school today? As I made my way to the school parking lot, I wasn’t able to see his truck anywhere...

“I hope he’s not sick...”

I said to myself as I began walking back home, that wasn’t until I spotted Ren at the parking lot! He was getting in his car, so I quickly turned myself around and began walking in the other direction! I didn’t want to risk him seeing me since I’m still upset about what he said the other day...

I get it, he has every right to not like Eli after their fight. But calling him a monster, that was just too much. Of course, Eli is a freaking human...I mean, sure he could be scary at times, but that’s only when he’s upset. But that doesn’t make him a monster, I’m sure Ren was just seeing things. However, I can’t shake off how serious he was being with me when he was explaining it...

“Hey! Look, there’s the garbage can!”

I was too deep in thought that I was completely unaware of who was driving up behind me. It wasn’t until I heard their voices that I turned my head to see that it was Priscilla pulling up right next to me in her car! I also saw the girls from this morning in her vehicle as well. Before I could even tell them to leave, they began to throw their leftover cafeteria food at me! I instantly felt like vomiting from the strong disgusting odor that the food had! Trying to get away from their assault, I began running away from the street so they wouldn’t be able to follow me! However, I wasn’t paying attention to where I was sprinting that I ended up tripping in a puddle!

“Holy shit! Did you see that!? What a fucking loser...”

“Oh my god, how cute. The trash matches her a face...disgusting.”

Hearing the girls voice out in laughter, I watched them leave as Priscilla drove off in a smile...

“I guess I really am clumsy...”

I whispered to myself feeling more pathetic...

Slowly picking myself up, I looked down to see my clothes that were now ruined! One side was covered in disgusting cafeteria food that I think has spoiled a few days ago and the other side was just drenched with muddy water. Quickly looking around, I was relieved to see that no one was around to see what just happened, I was a bit far from the school so at least no one else is here to make fun of me. With the cool winds passing by, it only made my wet clothes feel a lot colder against my skin. Causing me to shiver uncomfortably, the walk back home was very unpleasant and I felt very stiff not wanting my clothes to touch my skin. The awkwardness of the many cars that came driving right past me was so embarrassing that I wish I could curl up in a ball and cry in a hole somewhere...

It wasn’t until I reached my house that I had a sense of relief that neither of my parents was home. Immediately entering the house, I quickly got in the shower and let the warm water consume me. But I was starting to feel myself breathe heavily with anxiety as I brought my hands up to cover my face! Feeling the many tears starting to fall, I surrender to the pain that I had dwelling inside me...

I cried out the whole time I was in the shower, I don’t know if I can handle this abuse at school every day from now on. I did nothing to those girls, so why are they being so ruthless to me!? Stepping out of the shower, I began to dry myself off as well as my tears. I wasn’t hungry nor did I feel like doing any of my homework, all I wanted to do was just lay down on my bed for the rest of the day...and that’s exactly what I did.

Wrapping my body within the sheets, I thought back as to why Elijah didn’t go to school today? I wish he was here to hold me right now. Closing my eyes, I began to feel myself drift off into a deep sleep, I had a very long and horrible day today. So hopefully tomorrow...things will be different...

*

“Luna, are you okay?”

My father asked as he drove me to school the next morning...

“I’m fine...”

I simply answered as I stared out the window...

“Okay, you’re just usually more chatty. You didn’t come out of your room last night when your mother and I came home from buying groceries. Oh, by the way, I’ll be picking you up after school for the next few days. And I’m not taking no for an answer.”

I heard him say as he pulled up to the parking lot.

“I’m sorry, I was just...feeling a little under the weather. And alright, I’ll meet you here in the parking lot then, but why are you so strict on picking me up after school? You usually don’t mind me walking home.”

I said while stepping out of the car...

“Well, last night there was a horrible incident.”

Father explained with uneasiness in his voice...

“Incident?”

I asked with a questionable look...

“It’s nothing for you to worry about, we could talk about it after school,” he said.

“Okay, then I’ll see you later. Bye, Dad...”

Waving him goodbye, I closed the door as I watched him leave in a smile. Trying my best to smile in return, I wasn’t sure if I can handle another day of torment with those girls bullying me. But I have to be strong, I don’t want to come off as weak...

“Luna!”

Hearing someone calling my name in a panic! I immediately turned myself around and saw Alexa running at me in full speed!

“Whoa! Alexa, slow down. Are you okay?! What’s wrong?”

I asked worriedly as I watched her trying to catch her breath the moment she came up to me...

“I’m fine...but did you...see the news this morning?!”

She asked sounding completely breathless, placing her hands on top of my shoulders she tried to keep herself balanced as she looked at me.

“News? Alexa, you know I don’t watch the morning news or any news for that matter. Nothing interesting comes up except the weather.”

I said to her as I began to fix her disheveled hair...

“Well, this morning something interesting did come up, though I don’t think I should be using the word interesting for what happened. I think the word scary and horrible is more suitable.”

Alexa began to explain as she pulled out her phone...

“What are you talking about? Did something crazy happened?”

I curiously asked while we both made our way to the campus...

“Are you serious? I can’t believe you haven’t heard anything. Everyone is talking about it right now at school, here have a look!”

She voiced out as she showed me her phone...

As I went to grab it, I began to read what was on the screen. My eyes grew wide with shock from the words I was reading! The whole world seemed to have stopped moving at that very moment for me, I felt my heart drop for a split second and my hands began to shake uncontrollably with fright!

It was all of the five girls that bullied me yesterday, including Priscilla. Their bodies were found in a ditch this morning decapitated as well as their hearts being cut out. They were...dead. However, Priscilla remains missing and since they don’t know if she’s alive or not...the reports are assuming she’s the one that killed her friends. But I knew that wasn’t possible, someone must have kidnap her, but who?

“What the hell is going on? How did this happen?”

I said to myself, feeling absolutely petrified...

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