His Demonic Possession (Book 1)

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Chapter 20: Unsure

Luna’s POV:

“You should probably text your parents that you’re coming home early,” Ren stated as he passed his phone to me.

“Oh, you’re right! Thank you.” I quickly responded while casually taking his phone as I texted my father shortly after.

“I hope you don’t mind me asking, but where’s Eli? I would think he would be the one taking you home after something like this...” He asked nervously as he began to drive.

“I honestly don’t know? Haven’t heard from him in two days, so I’ve been assuming he’s been sick or something....but I’m not sure.”

I sighed as I looked out the window, it’s been nerve-wracking not knowing what Eli is up to. Is he okay? Is he still upset after seeing Ren at my house that day? All these questions were making me feel so uneasy with worry and grief...

“Oh, I’m sorry I asked, I thought you knew where he was at...”

Ren apologized as he nervously tapped his finger on the steering wheel.

“It’s okay...now, do you mind if I ask you something?” I asked while turning my head towards him as I placed his phone near the cup holder.

“Huh? Yeah, sure, ask me anything.”

He voiced out as he glanced at me and smiled.

“Did anyone say anything to you about your face?”

I questioned him as I focused on his black eye that was starting to fade away. It didn’t look that bad anymore, but it was still fairly visible...

“No, not really. I got a few stares from a few people, but nobody really cared to ask or even pay attention to the matter.”

He calmly explained as he pulled up to my house...

“Well, I can’t tell you how terrible I still feel about what happened. If only I didn’t go to that stupid party that night, then maybe you and Elijah wouldn’t have fought,” I said to him as I felt upset with myself.

“But I’m glad you came...I was starting to get bored at that party. So when I saw you, I was honestly surprised but mainly happy that you showed up. I just wish you would’ve had a different experience...Luna, it’s not your fault how things turned out that night, so don’t ever blame yourself, okay.”

He said as he tried to comfort me as he reached over to unbuckle my seat belt...

“Okay, thank you for giving me a ride...I appreciate it,” I answered him shyly.

I wasn’t expecting him to get so close, I was even able to smell the cologne. He smelled of peppermint almost... but it wasn’t strong or unpleasant. As he leaned himself in more, I was able to feel his body heat being pressed up against me! Being too nervous, I felt awkward to look at him at that moment. So all I could do was shut my eyes tight until I suddenly heard a clicking noise! Shifting my gaze, I saw that Ren had opened my side of the door...

“You do the most unnecessary things to help me, you know that,” I said to him as I stepped out of the vehicle without looking at him, I’m certain my face has grown red!

“I guess I’m just too nice when I’m with you...be careful when you go out alright. Especially at night, it’s not safe.”

He warned out in concern, turning myself around I grabbed the car door and looked at him with a reassuring smile.

“Alright mom, I’ll be sure to do that,” I jokingly said as I stuck my tongue out at him.

Shutting the door, I waved him goodbye before watching him take his leave. I wanna believe that things are good between us? I still want to be friends, but I’m not sure if that’s possible. For one, my boyfriend hates his guts, and two being that Ren likes me more than just a friend. So no matter how I look at it, there’s just no way I could ever have a mutual friendship with him...

Entering the house, I saw that my father was talking on the phone with someone. Paying little attention to his conversation, I closed the front door behind me and made my way to the kitchen...

“Yes that’s fine, I’m sure she will like that- Oh! She just got home right now, would you like to talk with her?”

Grabbing a cookie from the pantry, I turned myself around and looked at my dad who was also looking at me nonchalantly. Who is he talking on the phone with? And why would they wanna talk with me?

“Alright, I’ll let her know then. Thanks for calling, I’m sure she’ll be happy to see you. Okay, bye.”

Watching my father hung up the phone, he started to walk towards the kitchen where I was...

“Dad? Who were you talking to?”

I curiously asked while taking a bite of my cookie...

“Elijah.”

Once I heard my father say that name, I practically almost choked on what I was eating as I tried to swallow!

“Whoa! Easy there. Don’t die on me now...”

My father playfully said while patting my back...

“Sorry, I’m...fine, but what? Why did Eli call? Did something happen? Is he hurt?”

I began to drown my father with numerous questions, as glad as I was that Eli was okay... I’m confused as to why he would call my dad?

“Slow down there, I could only answer one question at a time missy. He just called to let you know that he will be coming over later today.”

He responded with a smile as I watched him put his phone away...

“What?! Really? When is he coming over!? How long will he be staying?”

I yelled out excitedly with eagerness in my voice...

“Luna, what did I just say.”

“Oh! Sorry, I just haven’t spoken with him in a few days. It feels like forever, so I just wanna know what’s going on with him...”

I explained with an anxious look, hard to believe how paranoid I’m getting. But it’s not my fault! Eli has always been by my side, so I’ve grown used to always talking to him and knowing what he’s doing...

“I know, but you can ask him when he comes over in a few hours, alright?”

Father said, making his way back to the living room...

“I understand. By the way, where’s mom?”

I asked Father as I finished eating the rest of my cookie. I didn’t see my mom’s car parked outside when Ren dropped me off, so I wonder where she could’ve gone?

“Oh! I forgot to tell you that your mom went back to work. She’ll be working overtime again, seriously. I don’t know why my wife loves working so much? But I guess I can’t complain, after all. Your mother always loved helping others, even back then when we were young. It was one of the main reasons why I fell in love with her, I just hope she takes it easy...”

It was cute listening to my father speak about Mom, I could tell that my Dad was still head over heels in love with her after all these years! That’s what I adore them, it gives me a sense of hope that my love for Elijah...will stay strong forever. I just hope Eli feels the same way about me.

“I’m sure Mom knows her limits, but I’m glad she’s found something she loves to do. And did Elijah tell you what time he’ll be coming?”

I asked while adjusting my backpack over my shoulder...

“No, he just said he’ll be dropping by later on today. I’m sure one of the reasons why he’s coming is because of the tragic incident that happened last night.”

My father implied as he gave me a look of worriedness in his eyes...

“Yeah...I don’t wanna talk about it. Everyone at school was already freaked out, and I just don’t wanna discuss what happened...it’s not like I knew those girls.”

I said in a troubled sigh, unable to look at him I stared at the floor instead. I wasn’t sure how to feel or what expression to give since these were the same girls that bullied me...

“Oh, okay. Well, it’s a real shame...those girls were still very young and had a whole life ahead of them still. Hopefully, they could find that missing girl one day. I don’t know what kind of sick bastard would do something this horrible.”

My father voiced out in disgust, I knew he was getting angry just thinking about it...

“Dad, can we please stop talking about it? I just wanna forget the whole thing already and focus on my school work...”

I explained to him as I began walking towards my room...

“Huh? Luna, is something wrong?”

Father asked with confusion in his voice as I continued to walk down the hall...

“I’m fine, I’m just...tired. If you need me, I’ll be in my room doing homework...”

I said before closing the door behind me, I didn’t really give my dad a chance to respond since I was mentally exhausted already. Throwing my backpack onto the floor, I let out a deep sigh of heavy emotions as I laid myself in bed...

Closing my eyes, I adjusted myself more comfortably onto the mattress. Maybe, I’ll take a quick nap before doing any homework...

“Eli...I really...miss.. you.”

I quietly said to myself as I fell into a deep sleep as I wondered when Elijah will come?

*

“Luna...”

Hmm...is someone calling me?

“Luna, wake up. I have to go to work in a bit...”

“Who?! What? Where’s what? ”

I mumbled out my words in confusion as I quickly got up in a complete daze!

“I’m sorry for waking you, but I just got a call from my boss and I need to leave for work right now...”

My father suddenly explained as he fixed my disheveled hair...

“Really? Wait, what time is it?”

I asked him as I looked over at the clock by my nightstand. Wait! Did I really stay asleep for five hours!? Holy shit, I didn’t think I was that tired?

“I didn’t wanna wake you earlier, so I let you sleep a bit more. I made dinner so make sure to heat it up later when you get hungry. I have to get going in a bit, I probably won’t be back until tomorrow night. Though your mother should be coming around in the early morning.”

My father explained as he pulled out his phone to look at the time. This sucks! I’m usually okay with staying alone, but not when there’s a killer on the loose! But I can’t let my dad worry, I have to be strong. Besides, what are the chances of the murderer breaking into my house anyway? I have to think positive and I’m sure Eli-

“Wait! Where’s Eli?! Did he stop by already?!”

I quickly asked without a second thought...

“Relax, he hasn’t come yet. But I’m sure he’ll drop by in a bit. However, he needs to be out of the house by nine o’clock, understand?”

He said while giving me a strict look, though I was relieved to hear that Elijah hasn’t come yet.

“I understand, I promise I’ll kick Elijah out of the house by then,” I respond with a bright smile.

“Alright then, Eli is the only boy I trust being alone with you. Since he practically sees you as his little sister. So I know I have nothing to worry about, but make sure you both have the front door locked, understood!”

It was so hard to keep a straight face and not laugh. I guess one of the perks of having a boyfriend who you grew up with has its traits. That being that both our families could never picture Elijah and me dating...

“Alright, alright. I will make sure, now get going or you’ll be late.”

I voiced out as I patted my dad’s shoulder to reassure him. But I was beginning to feel anxious, it feels like forever since I last saw Eli. All I wanna do is give him a huge hug and never let him go...

“Okay, well I love you and I’ll see you tomorrow.”

Father said, placing a light kiss on my forehead he hugged me shortly before leaving. Hearing his steps echoing throughout the house they began to fade away. Not too long after, I heard the front door being shut, letting me know that I was all alone now...

This feeling of being alone...felt uncomfortable. It’s a feeling that always lingers in my heart, and it all started when I was very little...when I got lost? So hopefully, Eli comes very soon! Looking at the clock in my room, it was already seven. Maybe I should take a shower?

Approaching the bathroom I began to strip out of my clothes and felt the chill air hitting my skin. Slowly stepping inside the tub, I reached for the knob but not before staring at the ring that I was wearing...

“Should I take it off when I’m showering?”

I said to myself as I stopped myself from turning on the faucet. Stepping out of the tub I reached for the towel on the counter and placed it around my naked body. But just as I was about to take off my ring, the ringing of the doorbell went off so suddenly! Not even thinking twice about putting my clothes back on, I quickly rushed out of the room and sprinted down the hall! I didn’t even care that I was only wearing a towel at that moment, all I cared about was seeing Eli! Reaching the door, I quickly unlocked it and felt the excitement brewing up inside me! Not wanting to wait for a second longer, I eagerly opened the door! However, that cute bubbly feeling inside me quickly came to a halt. Because when I opened the door, it wasn’t Elijah who I saw...it was nothing, there was no one outside waiting.

“Hello? Is anyone there?”

I quietly said as I looked around the dark neighborhood. But just as I was about to take a step outside, someone’s hand clamped over my mouth and pulled me back inside the house with such brutal force!

Unable to scream, I began to struggle in fright as I tried to get away from whoever was holding onto me! How did this person get in the house, if all the doors were locked?! The person behind me soon reached his hand out and shut the door right in front of me, locking it closed! His heavy breathing could be felt pressing against my neck as I panicked! This only made me want to struggle away from him more! My eyes were starting to water with fear as I tried to yell! But it was no use, he was too strong! I then had a moment of realization, could this be the psycho killer!? Is he going to rape me and then cut my head off!?

No, I won’t let him! So I immediately took all the strength I had and bit down as harshly as I could against his hand! Feeling my teeth break into his skin, he immediately let me go as he let out a painful grunt! Taking this chance, I ran straight down the hall at full speed towards my room! Though I wasn’t able to get very far as I felt my body being pushed down to the floor right after!

“No! Let me go! Please! I beg of you! Eli, help!”

Shutting my eyes shut, I began to scream out Elijah’s name in hopes he can hear me as I felt this stranger hovering his body over mine! Trying my best to fight him off, he grabbed both of my hands and pinned them right above my head! My body was now trembling as I felt his breath closing in on my face!

“Please...don’t do this...

I cried out as I felt my tears running down my cheeks...I don’t wanna die!

“Luna...please stop crying.”

Hearing him whisper right next to my ear, I felt his fingers rubbing softly against my cheek as he dried up my tears that couldn’t stop falling...that gentle touch of his and his tender voice. I knew who this was...

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