22. A Queen?!
By the time I got to the underworld, it was 11:59. "Perfect timing! I was just about to have your brother come and get you!" I growled in their general direction and looked around. Demons from every part of the world were here, crowded in a stadium type thing. I looked over to the devil and bared my K9's. "What do you want with me this time of night and or morning." His eyes glowed slightly. "I wanted you to be here when I choose my successor. So that you know who you're dealing with." My 'brother' didn't look too happy, but he managed a very evil-looking smirk. "Oh, as if I don't know?? My 'brother' over there... Pshh! I can take him any day." He growled at me and I returned the favor. "No, my little princess... We're going to have a queen for the next few hundreds of years..." My eyes widened and I spread my wings, ready to make a hasty exit. My brother came charging at me just as a bell tolled 12:00. "No! I will never be queen!!" I jumped and flapped my wings, but my brother grabbed my legs and brought me back down. I roared and changed into my dragn form. I had to get out before it was too late. I flew off, changing as soon as I found a tunnel to exit out of. I flew as fast as I could, afraid that my brother was right behind me. Once I had made it to the top, I crashed into the pavement, leaving scrapes an inch deep in my skin. I screamed as contact with the gravel was made, getting rocks in my newly made wounds. I ran to the creek over by where we had been staying and began cleaning out the wounds with water. "Lusetta?!" I heard over my shoulder. It was Niall's voice. "Over here, Niall!" I heard a few crunching sounds and then saw him emerge through the woods. "Lu, are you--" He stopped as soon as I turned to face him.
There was blood running down her face and cuts all over her body. I walked over to her. "what happened?" I asked in a very shaky voice. "Nothing. I just crash-landed into the road and some gravel. It'll be fine, but I'm trying to get the gravel out." "Would you like my help? I mean..." She cut me off. "Please... Help would be great!" I stood in front of her as she lifted her pant legs, revealing several long, deep gashes. Something told me that she wasn't telling me the truth.
Lu had contacted me and told me to head over to the creek, so I was running as fast as I could. As I walked up to the creek, I heard her talking to someone. When I moved some branches, It revealed her and Niall. "I don't know what's gonna happen next, Niall. I'm scared to find out." She leaned against the muddy bank, looking exhausted. "I'm sure that It'll be fine! You'll just tell him that you don't want to be his... queen or whatever and you'll get on with your life." She shook her head and sighed. "He won't let me go that easily." I gritted my teeth and rolled my eyes. "Lu!" I called out, trying to sound like I had just gotten there. "Zayn! Finally!" She pulled me down so that my face was over hers and our lips nearly met. "I missed you.." She pulled my face down a little further and our lips met. "Ahem!" Niall cleared his throat and she broke the kiss. "Oh, sorry, Niall. Didn't mean to... um... Anyway, down to the important stuff!" She rolled up her sleeves and pant legs to reveal large gashes about n inch or two deep and about six inches to a foot long. "Lu, what--" She cut me off and began relaying her recent events to me.