“Fa…,” she coughed. “Arkmenos. I have done such awful things in my life and I just can’t do it anymore. I am watching young women and men have their lives ruined because the people I work for and with are depraved individuals.”
She puts her face in her hands and starts crying.
“These…creatures…I can’t call them people because neither of them are human…are horrible….HORRIBLE. One of them is a Naga who can now walk like a human thanks to this female half-demon…..” She pauses and looks up at me, a pained look crossing her face.
“I..I’m sorry, I know you are half-demon but you aren’t like …her….” She shakes her head, closing her eyes and then opening them again. “Come to think of it, “ she sniffles a little, “you looks somewhat like her. Not that I’m saying that you all look alike because I know from experience you don’t, but wow, the resemblance…”
My eyes widen at her words.
“What is this half-demon’s name?”
She swallows hard, leans in close, and whispers, “Rovari. I daren’t say her name loudly, I’d be afraid she’d hear me and show up here.”
I startle a bit as she confirmed my fear. I look at her and watch as her eyes look like a deer caught in headlights, and she moves like she’s about to bolt like a scared rabbit.
“I’m…I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have come here. I see by the look on your face you know her. I may as well as just have handed myself over to her huh?”
“No. Sit. Please.” I reach out and gently touch her wrist to keep her from leaving. “No. You have no worries about her getting to you here..” I sighed. “Yes. I do know her.” I pause, then state the words I hadn’t said in almost five years. “She’s my twin sister.”
“Ohhhhh fuuuu…” she coughs, and looks around as a look of guilt crossing her face. “Shit…. DANGIT!” A deep red blush crosses her beautiful cheeks. “SORRY! I forgot where I was for a moment!”
I let out a soft chuckle. “It’s fine, really. Worse words have been heard in this chapel Rei. We do not forbid cursing in here, especially when it is a situation like this. As long as it is not abused, a few shits, damns, and even fucks, are allowed.” I wink at her, hoping it puts her a little bit more at ease.
She then lets out an adorable little giggle, which goes into laughter, then moves right into hysterics, until she has slid onto the floor bawling uncontrollably. I move the other pew out of the way and sit next to her, rubbing her back while she lets it all out.
Right at this moment, I hear the door open again.
“Pastor Arkmenos, we…” The voice of Katherine, our resident former-nun, reaches my ears. I move a little so I can look over the pew Rei and I had been sitting on.
“Now is not a good time Katherine. I need you to find one of the others to help you with whatever the boys have done now. Would you please put a “chapel is closed” sign on the doors? I am helping someone and I need no interruptions.”
“Oh my. I’m so sorry Pastor. Can I…” Katherine starts to ask and moves a little bit into the chapel, stopping only when I speak.
“No. It’s better you do not get involved with this.” I send a thought into her head. <<Rovari>> and that was enough for her to give a little gasp, then a nod, closes the door, and I hear the scraping of the closed sign going on the door after a couple of minutes.