4 Months Later
Lucy ran her blade through the flesh of the human. She was holding him high above her head. Sometimes while she lay in bed at night and thought about what she had done earlier that day she was frightened by herself. Not a day had gone by that Lucy hadn't thought about her mother, Dominic, Jason, Mark, Allison and even Aaron. She longed to go back so desperately, but she was too afraid that she would hurt them. She wanted to stop, but it was like she was possessed or had some sort of curse which bound her to do it everyday. One day as she was walking down the corridor her father caught her by the shoulder, 'I have a job for you,'
'You always do,' Lucy muttered under her breath.
'I need you to go take care of this Angel. He knows a lot about us, how we work and our location. Rumour has it he is working with a sanctuary to find me. I want you to find him. And I want you to kill him.' He said and handed her a photograph of Benjamin. Lucy gasped, 'do you understand?'
'Crystal clear,' Lucy said. Mike left and Lucy went outside to the portal. She wiped her hands gently through the air until the silver portal appeared. She stepped through and landed at the end of Stonydale Road. She staggered down the road trying to figure out a plan. The door flung open and Benjamin stood in the doorway before she had even reached it. He came toward her and embraced her. Lucy stood stifly without moving.
'I'm so happy you're alive cupcake. Come on inside.' He said and pulled her upstairs. Lucy sat down on the sofa and he went into the kitchen. Lucy let her hands fall down beside her and for a split second she felt something cold on her fingers. She looked down and saw the handle from her sword. She quickly pulled her hand back like it might sting her. Benjamin came back in with two cups of tea. He handed one of them to Lucy and she inhaled the smell of mint tea. 'So, tell me what happened.' Benjamin said
'Ben I don't have time for this. I'm sorry I just-'
'Those were your mothers clothes,' he said and examined her. 'When she was younger,'
'Ben, I'm here to kill you.' Lucy saw the surprise in his eyes. He snapped his fingers and a light blue wall of fire appeared in front of him. 'Alright sorry, that might not have been the best way to say it. What I meant was, we need to stage your death.' Benjamin's eyes narrowed suspicously but then he held his hand up high and pressed it down like he was pressing down something under his hand. The fire disappeared.
'Why?' He asked.
'Mike ordered me too. He thinks you know too much. Well he didn't order me to stage your death, he ordered me to actually kill you.'
'Alright let's get this show on the road then,' Benjamin said and left. He came back a few moments later holding a halloween knife.
'That looks surprisingly real,' Lucy said impressed.
'That is the point,' he said. 'I got to scare little kids,'
'Wow, you really weren't kidding when you said you don't usually like kids, were you?'
'Not at all,' and held up a bottle of fake blood, 'I also have this.' He ripped up his shirt and slipped the fake knife under it. 'And this,' he siad and held up a small flask with e green liquid.
'What's that?' said Lucy
'It's a potion. It kills me for about an hour and a half. But it's completely safe.' He stated
'Except for the part where you die for one and a half hours.'
'...Okay, I guess I trust you...' Lucy said hesitantly
'Good,' Benjamin said upbeat. He pressed the bottle with fake blood ad the sticky red liquid burst out covering his shirt. 'Take this, and spread it around the floor when I'm done,' he said and handed her the fake blood. He took a gulp of the green liquid and let go of the bottle. Lucy caught it before it hit the floor and set it on the table he had with drinks. Benjmin rested his head on the floor. Lucy held the bottle in her hands. She didn't notice they were trembling until she saw it. She squished te liquid out on the floor and then spread the blood on his stomach. She looked down at her blood smothered hands. The door burst open, Dominic, Aaron, Mike and Allison came in
'No way I am not hanging back-' Allison said on they're way in but they stopped when they saw Lucy. 'Lucy?' Allison asked and her eyes fell down on Benjamin, 'oh my god, who did this?'
Lucy hesitated slightly, '...I did,' she whispered. Allison jerked back in shock.
'What?' Dominic asked
'You know what? No. You... you, you walk out you choose Micros over us! The guy who kidnapped her mother over the people who saved your life and risked their own multiple times! And now... now you kill Benjamin who you had this close and personal bond with. What the hell is wrong with you? Why are you doing this?'
'Don't lie to me,' he said, 'just for once... tell me the truth.'
Lucy sighed and looked down shortly and then back up. 'He was never going to hurt me mother.'
'Don't be stupid. Come with us. We can help you.' Dominic said and took a step toward her.
Lucy jerked back. 'No you can't, no one can. When I told you to leave me alone I meant it.'
'Why are you so determined not to let us help?' Dominic asked desperatly
'Because she loves you,' Mike said and walked into the room. Lucy felt the last blood drain out of her face. He looked expectantly down at Lucy, 'well aren't you going to introduce me formally?'
'Dominic, Allison, Mark, Aaron, this is Mike... my father,'
'What? Lucy no-'
'Yes Dominic, he is. He always has been. That's why he didn't hurt-'
'That's quite enough on that subject Lucy don't you think?' Mike asked
'Yes, father,' Lucy said and looked down.
'This isn't very clean but I suppose he tried to fight back and it was the best you could do. Don't worry sweetheart, I don't blame you.' Mike said glancing shortly down at Benjamin, looked up and smiled a friendly smile at Lucy.
'Thank you father,' Lucy said still looking down.
Mike clapped his hands together and walked over to the glass wall. 'Well I'm sure he must have a portal somehwere in here,' he said. Dominic made a move against him but Lucy jumped in front of Mike protectingly.
'Don't touch him,' Lucy said
'Why are you doing this to her?' Dominic almost screamed at Mike. 'It's not like you lover her!'
Mike pushed Lucy out of the way and held a hand at the back of Dominic's head and a knife at his throat. Lucy screamed and Allison and Aaron leapeed forward but Mark held them back. 'You know nothing about love. You might think you do but you know nothing.' His voice was dark and dead serious.
Lucy fumbled at her belt and pulled out her sword and held it to Mike's spine, 'we're leaving father, before anyone get's hurt. I think I know where the portal is,' Lucy said and they walked out of the living room and up another flight of stairs where they entered one big room. It was very exotic and looked very comfortable. Must of the furniture was dark wood and the walls were painted dark red. Candles were lit everywhere. All the windows were open except for one. 'Over there,' she said and they headed to the window. Lucy ran her fingers through the air and a portal appeared. Mike leaped through. Lucy heard the stairs creek and spun around.
Dominic jumped up the last through steps, 'Lucy come with us. Please you don't have to do this. We can figure something out we can help you. This can't go on you just killed Benjamin. Please,' he begged, 'please you don't have to do this.'
'I do. I have to do this. And bring Benjamin with you. He'll wake up in about half an hour. I didn't kill him. Don't try to follow please. Unwelcome guests will be stuck in limbo forever. I'm sorry. Take care,' Lucy said and fell through the portal. The last thing she saw was Dominic running towards her screaming. She couldn't hear him but she saw his mouth moving. His face was bright red. Then she hit her father's office floor with a thud.