Diabolus: The Lost Phoenix

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Chapter Twenty One

KAI WOODS

The wedding ceremony was probably the most romantic, the most beautiful, but most importantly, the truest thing I’ve ever experienced. Almost every girl was in tears; except Lexi, who’s definitely more tough than Aaron; even he seemed to be crying in tears of joy. But the most important thing was that I saw happiness in all of their eyes, for the first time.

After the ceremony, we walked down in the rain of rose petals, the air was thick with cheers, applause and laughter; our every kiss seemed like the greatest thing we ever did, leaded by cheering from our friends.

But one thing that kept the happiness growing inside me, was Beverly, her wide, honest smile, and eyes filled with such love that I probably haven’t seen before. My happiness isn’t fireworks and chatter. Just being near her lights me up inside, gives me a serenity I can never feel without her being close. It’s like the breaths I take aren’t full when she’s away, like the smiles I smile are incomplete somehow. Just being next to her is my favorite place in the world.

It’s Beverly that creates the warmth in my soul, Beverly that fills me full of love and keeps the fire burning in my eyes.

“I’d like to say a toast.”

Brent’s teaspoon, rapping on the side of his wineglass signalled everyone to silence. After the wedding, we went to a small place we rented to celebrate our wedding, to have a party and a little fun in here. All I can say is that Brent and others did a good job, helping me with this wedding; I couldn’t imagine it being more perfect.

“I want to personally congratulate my best friend, the brother of my soul, by marrying the best girl in the whole world. I can’t imagine how she didn’t run away from you yet, but I’m glad she didn’t.”

The room fills up with laughter and such a great emotion that this happiness reminds me of one you felt when you were a kid; true, and honest.

“But this is only the start of the difficulties to come, and I’m not talking about troubles you’re already facing every day. Love is not only a joyful feeling, it’s the hardest work, and if you won’t work on yourselves, on your relationship, you’re going to lose it. It’s not perfect, none of you are. It isn’t a fairytale and it doesn’t come easy. Love is overcoming obstacles, facing challenges, fighting to be together, holding on and never letting go. Love is work, but most of all, love is realizing that every hour, every minute, every second of it was worth it because you did it together.”

Brent slowly raises his glass of champagne and smiles at both of us, while others raise their glasses too.

“To Beverly’s and Kai’s never ending love.”

The cheers erupt like an auditory volcano. It is all quiet one second and then deafening the next, rising to a crescendo, but the most important thing, there’s only happiness surrounding us.

“Now how about that first dance?”

The cheering grows even louder as I look at Beverly, at her ocean blue eyes and that honest, beautiful smile that secretly wants me to take her to dance. To dance not only for the first time as a husband and wife, but for the first time ever.

“Finally.” The slow, romantic music starts to play and, no questions asked, I grab Beverly’s hand and take her to the dance floor, spinning her around a few times before she bumps into my body and I catch her, feeling her tiny embrace in my hands. “Ready for our first dance, Mrs Woods?”

“I was born ready, Mr Woods.”

The lights are twinkling with every step as we spin in delicate circles, her white dress billowing out, my eyes only on her and it seems like the others just disappeared, leavingus together, in our own space, in our own world.

“I hope you were born ready to be mine, as well.” My words turn into a whisper, and her eyes turn into two sapphires, glowing in the light. “Born to be the mother of my children.”

I watch as her hair spin out and bounce more with each move and beat. This is perfect. Perfect for me. Perfect for the moment I waited for a very long time; maybe I shouldn’t be doing this right now, but I know I can’t wait any longer. And the surprise in Beverly’s beautiful face just shows me that she didn’t expect this, as well.

“Do you...”

“Yes, Beverly, I do. One day, the day when I will meet the person that’s half me, and half you, I will be the happiest person on Earth. I don’t care if it’s him, or her, and I will probably love it more than it’s normal, but I know I will give all my heart, all my soul just to make you and our child happy.”

“Oh my God, Kai...”

She stares at me in awe, probably wondering how one that looked so evil, so heartless could become this soft, this loving. Actually, I question that myself. But probably it was always in me; I just needed true love to get my humanity back. To figure out what I really want, and need.

And it’s Beverly. Beverly and a chance to have a family together with her.

“Do you imagine how much I wanted to hear those words?”

“Then it probably means you want the same thing as I do.”

“I can’t wait to see you becoming a father.”

I carefully place my hand against her cheek, giving me more support to push myself towards her, and connect our lips again. My lips are firm against hers, but the kiss remains soft, gentle, slow.

We hold it for a few seconds, before our lips begin to move in perfect sync, slowly, cautiously. I exhale through my nose, not wanting to let go. My entire body has been taken over by the overwhelming feeling of relief, combined with eccentric panic, and lust. I move my hand from her cheek to the back of her head, my fingers tangling in her long, golden hair, lightly pulling her into me, adding more pressure to our lips, deepening the kiss.

The cheers, applause makes the silence disappear, but all I know that I never felt happier in my entire life.


BEVERLY WOODS

I can’t believe it happened. That I’m married. That we both want to have children. It’s like we had the whole time in the world to achieve what we want, and all of my dreams came true today. One day, full of only beautiful emotions, conversations, that it feels like I’ve waited for forever, and it all happened today. The happiness, the joy is so big inside me, that it feels like it’s about to explode, and I can’t keep myself still, thinking about all the things the future might bring.

Not the bad things. Not the Yellow Eye. But the future between me and Kai, as a married couple, but most importantly, as parents.

Like we had to expect, the wedding party was amazing. Aaron and Lexi got drunk and left early, probably, to build their relationship. I couldn’t stop staring at Avery and Brent, who were having the best time of their lives, finally being together. Brooklyn and Kevin, sharing longing gazes, not paying attention to anything around them. And all of us danced. Danced, until we couldn’t feel our feet, until the place was so hot we had to leave it, because there was no air to breathe.

And we left to the beach. Only me and Kai.

“God, my feet hurt so bad.”

“I bet, you wore heels all day.”

We reached the sand dunes; the softest of golden hills, softly wind sculpted as if they were ocean-born waves. Kai doesn’t wait for me to complain any longer, taking his jacket off and placing it directly on the sand for me to sit down.

I do as he wants me to, finally feeling the ground under me and letting my feet to relax. Kai sits next to me, and I feel his strong, inked arms wrapping around me, giving me the feeling of the safest place I’ve ever been in.

Stars light the sky like snow flakes in the night, yet appear still, like an old photograph. I start to smile, feeling the soft, warm wind blow my hair out. Though my cheeks already hurt from smiling, laughing all day, I just can’t stop, being happy, after all this time.

But I knew that the things that keep me worried will come back, will take my happiness away, replacing it with anxiousness, anger or fear.

“What do you think will happen next?”

“Well... I think we’ll go to sleep.”

I chuckle, turning to Kai to look at his beautiful, smiling face.

“You know what I mean.”

“Do we really have to talk about this? Tonight?”

“We haven’t talked about it...”

“It’s our wedding night, baby. We’ll get back to reality tomorrow. Tonight, I just want you to be happy.”

“Our wedding night... Sounds like you’re expecting something.”

Kai puts a curvy smile on his face, the one he’s doing when his thoughts are evil, or indecent, but that’s probably the part I love about him the most.

“Maybe I am.”

His arms wrap around my back and in one gentle pull our skin touches. I feel his hand in my hair, how he loves the softness, watching it tumble as he releases it. Then his hand moves down my cheekbones to my lips. That’s when the kissing starts and our lips start to move like partners in a dance. Our lips fit together as if we were made just for this, to fall into one another, to feel this natural rhythm.

Once again my breath is sucked out of my lungs with the passionate kiss, with the dominance of his tongue inside my mouth, with his hands all over my body. My veins start to burn, every nerve in my body feels like it was on fire; hurting, aching just for Kai.

I feel electricity in my skin, hormones shutting down of my brain and the rise of my animal self, the moment Kai’s fingers reach for the zipper on the back of my wedding dress.

“Wait, Kai, not here...”

“You’re mine, and I’ll do whatever I want to.”

He whispers on my lips, taking the full control of me, of my body, unzipping my dress and letting his hands explore under it, touching my naked skin, completely shutting down my mind, and now it’s only his body I can think of. Crave for. And nothing else matters anymore; just me and Kai, right here, right now.

“You’re so fucking perfect.”

I grab onto his shirt, ripping all the buttons apart and letting myself enjoy his inked, hard abdomen, his firm chest, rising up and falling down when his breath gets hard. The moment of lust, the moment of desire took all the softness and gentleness away from him and in seconds, my wedding dress is laying on the sand, Kai’s hands enjoying every inch of my hot, bare skin.

Like a match to the gasoline, he sets my guts on fire, fire of passion and lust, completely destroying the part of me that I thought was being a good girl. I place kisses, bites down his neck and chest, unclipping his belt at the same time, listening to his hard breath, enjoying his silent little moans that turn me on even more.

I pull his pants away, the same moment he rips my bra apart, finally being able to touch my breasts. The feeling of his hardness, pulsing on my skin gives me nothing but hunger, hunger for him, to taste him, to take him, all of him.

And so I do. I push him inside me, inside my mouth, hearing him groan like a lion. Feeling his hand, grabbing my hair, pushing me to take him in deeper, faster. I twirl my tongue around the tip of his erection, taking him deep inside again, choking on him, watching his face, biting his lips, hearing him moan. Feeling his hips flex under me as I start sucking harder, faster. He starts to push it deeper and deeper inside me, pulling my hair at the same time.

“Fuck, Beverly...”

He pulls me back by my hair, throwing me on the ground and crawling on me. Fast as a lightning, he takes my panties away and inserts his fingers inside, twirling them, pushing them deep; my body grows numb and I try to grab on something when it feels like the bomb of hunger with explode inside me.

Kai spreads my legs, getting down between them and it feels like the air is getting thicker, every second it’s harder to breathe. I feel his tongue when he pushes it inside me, twirling it, touching my whole body with his hands at the same time.

I arch my back, grabbing the jacket I’m laying onto. My eyes can’t be opened as much as I try to, the pleasure is too strong. And as soon as they close his tongue gets even deeper, setting every inch of my skin on fire.

“I want you so fucking much.”

“Take me, please!”

He quickly crawls back on me, locking my lips with his and getting his dick deep inside me. His hand grabs my hair as he pushes himself, my head starts to spin. I feel the sand under me, everywhere on my body, but it doesn’t bother, not when I’m with Kai, not when he’s inside me.

“Don’t stop...”

With every push and with every spank, with every moment his hand squeezes my neck even harder; and it feels like he’s taking a little of oxygen away from my lungs, setting my veins on fire and taking all power away from my body.

I feel him, I feel all of his impressive erection inside me, pushing it fast, deep, making my back arch more and more with every push. My nails dig deep into the skin of his back as I feel that the explosion is quickly coming.

And it does, faster than I expected. Both me and Kai, at the same time, as I feel his dick pulsing inside me and his muscles loosen, only his heavy breath on my lips. And my breathing disappears completely, taken away by the wave of heat that made me feel like I don’t feel my body anymore. It’s pain, mixed with such pleasure that it hurts, but it’s the best feeling in the world, because I have felt it with Kai.

The love of my life.

“Kai...”

He lifts his head up and looks me in the eyes, there’s no such thing as smile on his face, but the eyes are full of love, care, that I wished to find all of my life.

“You know I will love you forever. Till my last breath.”


I reach for the last knife that’s on the table, placing it into the bag with the other knives and daggers. The morning after the wedding, and we need to change the place where we’re living, so it would be harder to find us. It’s probably unnecessary, I believe that Caden is watching us; but that’s what Kai wanted to do, and no one even tried to argue with him.

“How much stuff are you carrying around? I have like, only one bag of clothes.”

“It’s mostly knives and other weapons. I don’t have much clothes, either.”

Avery helps me to pack mine and Kai’s stuff, being done with her own clothes, while the men are taking all the things to the cars. I know we have to hurry, especially when Kai told me about that phone call; it means that Caden knows where we are, and what we’re doing.

That just means we have to find Daryl, the man that has the script, and try to make him be on our side.

“Let’s take those bags to the car, I don’t think they’re very heavy.”

“Sure.”

I take a couple of bags and head to the door, but as I open it, a face of a man meets me.

He’s middle aged, gray hair, and gray beard on his face, but at his age, I would describe him as very handsome. He smiles at me, but the smile can’t hide the confusion on his face.

"Um, hello?"

"Oh, I’m sorry. I was looking for someone, I probably am at the wrong floor. My mistake."

"Which room are you looking for?

I look at the stranger, but Avery’s scared voice, right behind me, makes me turn around to her.

"Beverly, close the door, right now."

"What?"

"That’s Alexander! Caden’s father!"

I quickly turn back to him, shutting the door already and pulling my knife out of the pocket in my belt; but the last thing I see is the tip of the gun, hardly, painfully reaching my head, and with a hard punch of it, making me fall into the complete darkness.

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