The Devils Queen

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Chapter eight: the note

Mason stormed into his office with Ryder and Hudson trailing behind them. Megan stayed outside the room allowing Mason to deal with his problems. "Who was that Mason?" Ryder asks with concern evident in his voice.

"Everything! He knows my name and I don't know the fuck he is. And that's a problem."

"So what do we do now?" Hudson asks while leaning against the door frame and crossing his arms across his chest.

Mason glances at Hudson unsure of what do to. "I . . . I don't know."

"Well we'll have to do something."

"Sure we will but I don't know what yet."

Mason paced his office furiously with his left arm crossed and his right hand up against his mouth while he's thinking. Megan finally had the courage to step in. "Mason."

"What?" He stopped pacing glaring daggers into her eyes. "You're eyes . . ."

His eyes changed from his seaweed green eyes to blood red. "What about my eyes?" He snarled daringly. His fangs are peaking through, his horns and wings are itching to appear but Mason is attempting to contain himself.

"They're . . . Red."

He shook his head continuing to pace around. "His eyes become red when he's furious. It happens all the time."

Ryder walks towards Masons' desk sitting in his chair, propping his feet at the corner of the desk.

"You shouldn't do that," Megan replies.

"Why shouldn't I?"

"He'll become furious with you."

"No he wouldn't. I'm special to him," Ryder says as he picks up a pen and twirls it around his fingers.

"Mason?" Ryder quietly asks.


"I just thought of something, is this guy knows who you are, will he know who we are?"

"I . . . I don't know. I hope not."

Being bored out of his mind, Ryder found a blank piece of paper and doodles.

"I don't understand how he knew me."

"Maybe you knew him from a long time ago and you forgot about him," Megan suggests.

"Mason never forgets anyone," Hudson answers.

Ryder flips the paper over as he's finished doodling on the one side, noticing the writing.

"You have someone of mine. You will be sorry Mason."



"What . . . What is this?" Ryder holds up the note for him and the other two to see.

Mason turns towards Ryder eyeing the note carefully. Without a word, he swiftly walks up to him snatching the note. After he read it Mason cursed under his breath while Hudson rips the note from him and reads. Megan stands behind Hudson and reads the note as well. Her expression contorts into a worried one, and Hudson's face into horror. "How did you get that?" She asks.

"Auggie found this note on the lights. I forgot all about it when I needed deal with Megan," he turns to glare at her. "He saw someone there but no one was. He gave me the note but I completely forgot about it."

"What do you think it means?" Megan asks while backing to the wall, sliding down then holds her legs close.

"I have no idea what it means. But whoever is doing this will be fucking sorry."

All the lights went out as the red lights came on with the alarm blaring.

"What the hell is that?!" Megan screeches while scurrying up.

"Somethings up," Hudson replies as he exits the office.

The other three trail behind him as they enter the trainings centre. Everyone is rushing out with some stampeding over others. Mason sighed as he shook his head. "Don't they know to exit calmly?" He asked himself.

"Is there a fire? Is that why the alarms going off?" Megan asked as they followed the others.

"No there's no fire. This place doesn't burn easily."

As they followed everyone out into the halls Mason pushed his way through everyone. The others stayed behind while Mason rushed to see what's happening. He found Auggie near the front hurrying to the ball room.

Yes they have a ball room for large gatherings like this.

"Auggie, what happened?"

"I don't know."

"Stay with everyone."

Mason rushed further up front. Once he's in front he sprinted towards the ball room. Pushing opening the doors the ball room lit up in red as the alarm grew louder as the noise echoed through the room. His father stood at the front where there's a landing with his throne.


His eyes snapped towards his son racing towards him.

"What the hell happened?"

He shook his head eyeing everyone come in. "I'll tell you soon."

Mason walked up to the platform standing beside his father watching everyone getting settled as they cover their ears. He spots Ryder, Hudson, and Megan standing in the far left wall with clear view.

The alarm quieted down but the red lights still lit for alarm.

"There has been an emergency. I don't know what happened but I need everyone to be on guard. We need to make sure nothing happens."

Then, the red alarm light faded into darkness. Gasps and whispers echoes through the room when a flash of light blinds everyone in the room. When the light settles down, everyone searches the room for the source of the light only to find a shadow. Everyone gasped and pointed behind them.

Mason and Satan glance back towards the throne when they glared at the shadow. He laughed evilly.

"Hello. Sorry to intrude you're highness," he got up and bowed. "You're soon to be king," he bowed towards Mason.

"What a lovely place you have here."

"How the fuck did you get passed the guards?" Satan snarled.


"What the fuck do you want?"

"I think you know what I want, Mason. You read my note, you heard what I said earlier."

Whispers erupted in the ballroom asking what the shadow's talking about. "Enough!" The shadow yelled.

The whispers died down quickly as the shadow continued with his "evil" speech.

"I want what's mine! I need it back!"

"Who the hell are you talking about?" Satan asks glaring at him. His glare burned into the shadows soul.

"I think you know. If I were to you I'd watch your back, because I will take what's mine."

Smoke appears out of nowhere and he disappears leaving his maniacal laugh.

Whispers started up again while Satan's flares burns into Mason.

"What is he talking about?" He snarled lowly.

Mason sighs then proceeds to tell him the story of how Auggie found a note on the light, and how earlier he saw this shadow figure kill Megan's father. Mason then proceeds to tell him what the more says but hasn't got a clue what it means.

"You need to figure out what it means because we are endanger. I don't care how long it takes, get it under control. Being the future king it's your responsibility to protect your subjects," his father lectured.

"Yes father."

"Good" Satan turned towards the crowds and silenced them. While he instructed them to go back to their work, Mason zoned out trying to figure what the shadow and the note meant. Several questions surrounded his mind.

What do they both mean? Did the shadow put the note there? Or was he stalking us and knew about the note? Who is this person that we took? Who will he take in return? Mason thought.

He didn't notice everyone has left except for Ryder, Megan, Hudson and Charlie, until he felt a firm grip on his shoulder. Snapping out of his thoughts Charlie's face was the one he saw first. Glancing behind him he noticed the other three looking worried.

"You okay dude? We heard what you're father said," Charlie exclaims.

"Yeah I'm fine. He's right though I need to get this under control."

"So what do you do then?" Megan asks placing her hands on her hips.

"Well, let's start with the note. There's got to be something there that can help us."

"First off, how did the note get up on the light?" Ryder asks.

"Auggie said he saw someone up there thinking they may have needed help. Plus, the shadow person knew about the note."

"So let's say, hypothetically, that he's the one the placed the note there. We all know he can teleport easily. So he placed the note there and spotted Auggie seeing him from down below. When Auggie is climbing on to the lights, without him noticing he disappeared before he made it up," Hudson replies.

"And the lights are pretty strong. So it was peculiar that the lights has fallen. What if he loosened the bolts on the lights when Auggie was climbing up?" Ryder added.

"That is a good possible solution. But now the question is why is he targeting us?" Mason asks almost to himself.

Mean piped up, "what about the security cameras? Could you check those?"

"There aren't any cameras except for the ones in the dungeons," Charlie replies.

"We'll why not?"

"This is hell. We don't need to watch over anyone. The only place that has security cameras everywhere is Heaven," Mason said.

"Have you been there?"

"Yeah, it's too much white and kind people," Mason disgustingly said.

"What's wrong with that?" Megan asks.

"Nothings's wrong with it. It's just too much for me."



Mason started walking out of the ballroom.

"Where are you going?" Ryder asks while they follow him.

"Where it all started."
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