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The Child from Hell

By Taylor1004 All Rights Reserved ©

Romance / Drama

Prologue: He Chased Me and He Wouldn't Stop

“Go! Go! Go!” My mother screams as we run up the steps after crossing the River of Styx. I reach my hand down and take hers then pull her up effortlessly to the ledge that shows a clear, straight pathway all the way out of this Hell...Well, literally out of Hell.

I yell, urging her to move urgently, “Mom! Mom, c’mon! We gotta go!”

She loses her footing and slips just as the cerberus approaches us with all of its ugliness and three heads full of sharp fangs. I scream frantically, “Mother!”

She glances behind her and begins to panic, making her way to her feet and pushing me forwards. We’re almost there! We’re almost to the other side! We run down the long corridor and reach the end where we’re met with a huge ladder leading up a couple hundred feet.

My mother looks behind her and pulls out a pearl and says to me, “Crush this when you make it to the top of the ladder and it’ll transport you above Hell.”

I ask, “Mother? You’re coming with me.”

She yells, “There’s no time! I’ll hold it off, but you need to leave!”

I watch in horror as the dog approaches us and she pulls the bag off of her back and gives it to me, kissing my head, and she whispers quickly, “I love you, Lucifer. Please, get out of here and never come back. Your father will try to find you, but just keep moving and change your name, so he never will.”

I ask, tears streaming down my face, “What about you?”

She soothes, “Your father won’t kill me, he wouldn’t want to anger Zeus like that.”

She looks behind her and notices the three-headed beast has made its way up the stairs and is now running down the corridor. She rushes, “There’s no time, Lucifer, when you’re in the mortal world you will start to become mortal if you stay away from the Gods. Do this and you’ll be fine.”

She then shoves me up the ladder and I begin to climb. I take one look down as the cerberus grabs my mother by her leg in its large mouth full of sharp fangs. She screams in anguish as she is dragged away. My breath quickens as I continue to climb up to the top. Once I reach the end of the ladder, I take the white pearl in my hand and stare at it aimlessly, in utter shock that this is finally happening.

The Underworld, which is also commonly referred to as Hell by monotheistic religions, is all I’ve ever known. Hades, or Satan/Devil/Lucifer, and Persephone are my parents, they’re the only people I’ve ever come into contact with besides Hermes the messenger of the Gods.

How will I survive? How could I leave my mother with my terrible father? I close my eyes and crush the pearl between my fingers. In a split second I find myself pressed on my stomach against red clay-like ground. I lift my head up to find three pairs of feet. One which has no shoes and black colored skin and the other two are in black boots.

I look up, sit up on my knees, and ask, “Where am I?”

I get a good look at their faces, two have white skin and the other is black, and all three are dressed in some sort of uniform. One of the white soldiers replies clearly, “Sierra Leone.”

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