“I’m not letting you do a reading for me again, not after last time.”
“Tarot cards don’t lie, Natalie,” he grinned.
“That’s exactly why I won’t let you do it.”
“Well, you’re boring,” he mumbled.
I laughed once and finished my pizza.
“So, what do you want to do tomorrow?” I asked, wiping my hands on my jeans.
“Didn’t we buy a load of DVDs a while ago?”
“All the horror ones my sister suggested? They should be around somewhere, or there are the sci-fi ones I got for Christmas and we never watched.”
“We could watch those horror ones,” he suggested.
“When we watch horror films, you’re always correcting it and you moan about it afterwards.”
“Well it’s not my fault they aren’t accurate.”
I rolled my eyes. “If you really want to watch them, we can. But for now, I’m going to bed. I’ll see you in the morning,” I said, standing up.
“Night,” he said as I shut the door.
Sighing, I walked up the stairs. I couldn’t see much in the darkness, but I wasn’t scared; all the things I knew existed were too terrified to enter the house. I found it rather ironic that the devil had chosen to live with a girl that had grown up with Catholic teachings, not that I’d ever practised them.
Lucifer had lived with me for almost two years after being trapped on earth in a human body because of a summoning done by a Satanist’s apprentice that went wrong. Over the course of those two years, I’d met Djinni, Al, and all sorts of other demons.
I reached the top of the stairs, and a black cat ran across in front of me, making me jump. Thankfully, I didn’t fall down the stairs. The cat was sat in front of my bedroom door, watching me. Its pupils were thin red slits, clearly marking it as no normal cat.
“What do you want, Aidan?” I asked, knowing it was him. He just sat there. “I’m going to kick you in a minute.”
He gave in and turned into a human form.
“How did you know it was me?” he asked, grinning.
“Well, it obviously wasn’t an ordinary cat, and you’re the only Afrit that will come in,” I said, crossing my arms across my chest.
He shrugged. “Reasonable.”
His short red hair matched his red eyes, with his thin pupils. He was taller than I was by several inches.
“So, what do you want?” I asked again.
“Nice to see you too, Natalie,” he said sarcastically.
“Aidan, I’m tired. It’s one in the morning, and I want to go to bed,” I moaned.
“It can wait. I’ll come back tomorrow,” he said, about to leave.
“Lucifer and I are staying home tomorrow, after his stupid Ouija reading. I think we’re going to watch a couple of films, you could join us if you want?”
“That would be nice. Okay, I’ll see you tomorrow then.” He smiled and flew out the open window in the form of a magpie.
I closed the window and went to my room, falling into bed still fully-clothed. And I was finally able to sleep.