The Timekeeper

You want me to believe who? The demon who strives my death to put an end to his eternal torment or the boy who is born to kill me?


2. Can I Take Your Time?


"Can I take your time?"

It's the same question she asks every single time she plans to take someone's time. And it's exactly what she does, like she stretches her hand and takes a piece of their life as easy as picking a toy. Almost no one has ever rejected her polite question till they know who she is which makes it never!

And that's what she  was planning to do when she asked the young man in a suit.

The young man, being nice to the girl standing in front of him smiled in return.

"Sure, what can I do for you?"

Simple as that, he gave her the permission. She brings an old antique pocket watch out of her bag and put it on his hand.

"You see, it's a very beautiful watch. And I'm looking for an antique shop to find another one. Do think you can help me with that?"

"Yes, I guess I can." The man said, still having the watch in his hand. "You need to go down the street, and you will find it."

"Thank you."

"By the way, it's a very unusual watch."

"It's the reason of being special." Erica gave him an enigmatic smile.

She took the watch from the man's hand.

"I really appreciate your time." 

She didn't wait for his response. She turned around and walked in the direction he had said. Soon she found the place she had asked the man. She looked back to make sure the man is not there and opened the watch's lid. Instead of being numbers and hands, there was a latin word written in it; and a bar which was showing a number. Just waiting for a second and the number goes up by one. She grins as reading the number.

"270. I'm getting good at this."

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