God's Little Princess Part 5
"Where are they?" Carmen asked anxiously. Both she and her devilish husband sat in the living room as they waited for the return of their daughters and their aunt.
“They’re fine, honey.” Lu reassured. “They’re probably still wandering around, checking out all the sights.”
“But they’ve been gone all day,” Carmen reminded her husband.
Gone all day, she said. Lu lips curled with that delightful idea caught in his head, like a fly in a spider’s web. His scarlet eyes beamed at the worrisome woman with thoughts of eroticism bubbling his mind. He slinked his arm around her, his pale fingers then creeped along her thin shoulders.
"You know the more my siblings take the girls out,” He suggested as he softly caressed his wife’s shoulder. “The more you and I can share some alone time. We can play a few games while we wait."
Carmen picked up her sinister husband’s signals. Her lips curled much like how Lu’s did. "Games, huh? What'd you have in mind?"
"Oh just some poker. Maybe a little twister. Or maybe we can play something that doesn't require any clothes."
Carmen chuckled when Lu began to kiss along her neck. She then placed her soft hand on his fuzzy chin, and directed him to her lips. They kissed once, then twice. They both slunk along the comb, eyes closed shut and lips still locked together while making lustrous moans. Their sexual journey came to a halt when they heard the front door slam open and the wild howls of Lu’s sister, Gabriel the archangel.
"Hey, I'm back!" Gabi hollered.
"And now I don't want to play anymore." Lu growled as they reset themselves back up on the couch. They looked over to the front and saw only Gabi alone, all hunched over with a bottle of booze in her right hand.
“Where’s the girls?” Carmen asked.
“H’wah?” Gabi hiccupped, still staggering her way to the living room. Both Lu and Carmen saw how bloodshot her eyes were. “Oh, they’re fine. They’re just getting’ dinner.”
"But where are the girls?!" Lu demanded, his temper grew in his voice.
"You know this house is pretty big." His sister stammered on. "But I wasn't aware that it was so big that it had its own echo."
"Maybe you didn't her us clearly, Gabi. I only want to know one thing." Carmen growled. She then grabbed Gabi by the collar and looked into her with monstrous eyes. "WHERE THE HELL ARE MY BABIES?!?"
Rosemary and Regan sat patiently at a table booth inside the prosperous tavern of Dante’s Inferno. They were left undisturbed by any of the patrons who drank away and played card games. For their entertainment Regan colored on the back of a paper menu with some crayons given by the bar’s owner while Rosemary played a game on her smartphone. Her thumb flipped back and forth as she tried to catch some kind of monster with a small ball within the game. The bar bell rang when their parents and their aunt ran inside, frantically looking around for them. Once spotted Carmen ran to them and wrapped her arms around them. She held them so tight that her daughters could barely breathe.
“Oh thank god you two are alright.” She cried. Lu and Gabi approached from behind and stood by.
"Hey, where'd you go?" Regan asked.
"Yeah, you went to the bathroom like ten minutes ago." Rosemary also said.
"See? Said they'd be fine." Gabi jested while she took another swig of booze.
"Fine? Fine! How could you just leave them here?" Carmen raged on. Her temper was fiery than her husband's. "What if something happened? What if someone took them?"
“Carmen, sweetheart, let me handle this.” Lu suggested, helping his wife simmer down.
Carmen took a deep breath and deeply exhaled all of her negative feelings. She clung onto their hands like unbreakable chains when she escorted them walked outside to the car, leaving the archangel and the devil alone inside. Gabi shrugged off her sister-in-law's rampage and helped herself to a pair of shot glasses from the table.
“Since we’re here, how about a drink?” She cheered. She poured herself a shot and another. She passed one of the glass of to her brother, who caught it without look down at it. Within his tempered grasp, the alcohol boiled into a bubbling brew before it evaporated along with shards of broken glass.
“This is the last straw!” He grumbled.
“I think they got more somewhere.” The archangel joked.
“No, this is the last straw, Gabriel!" Lucifer roared. "I want you out! I want you to stay away from my girls! You abandoned them! How could you do something so-"
Lu felt a smiteful slap strike against his left cheek. It burned worse than hellfire. He angrily stared back up at his sister who too glared with furious anger. She had never hit him before. A teasing poke or even roughhoused a little, but never intentionally harmed him. The patrons of Dante’s Inferno fell silent as they watched as the archangel and devil stare down one another.
“Don’t you dare talk to me about abandoning family!” She ranted. “Don’t you dare talk to me about that! What? Did it hurt? Did it sting when those mortal children were left behind? Left all alone in this cruel, diseased world? How do you think we felt? How do you think I felt?
“You abandoned us for a horde of flesh-eating, rotten, selfish serpents, whose purpose is to torture and kill all life in their path. You chose them over your own blood, your home, and you led them to Heaven’s gates. They nearly destroyed everything that we’ve built only to be pushed back, leaving you to take the fall. Father should’ve done worse to you for all the damage you’ve caused to our family.
“I know you, Lucifer. I know you don’t care about nothing or anyone but yourself. You didn’t care about us, and you sure as hell don’t care about them! Family means nothing to you. So don't pretend that you started caring for someone else now, after all these eons, because chances are you're going to be leaving them behind too!”
“Well that's where you're wrong, Gabriel," Lu shouted back. "I do care, but it isn't to you or anyone else of the high heavens. Those three ARE my family, and I LOVE them! You mean NOTHING to me! Not anymore! They're a far better family than you or Father have ever treated for so long! So you don’t have to worry about baby brother leaving you anymore, do you? Because I want you out of my life, and I want you to stay the hell away from my family.”
Gabriel's felt a huge strain in her chest. It felt like her heart was stabbed with razor sword. Her anger melted off her face and left only a saddened expression. A small, single tear rolled down her cheek. Obeying her wicked brother, she picked up her booze bottle and summoned her wings. A flashing light and a roar of thunder rallied through the bar when her silver, energized wings sprung from her shoulders. The large, mighty wings took one flap down and the archangel disappeared behind a bright light.
Abandoned by his sister, Lu looked on at the bar. The patrons witnessed the whole outlandish show with awe and shock before immediately returning to their businesses to avoid any confrontation from the devil. Lu breathed a sigh of depression. He had gotten rid of his sister, but not in a way he wished for. He dragged his feet across the messy floor and made his way toward the door. Once outside he approached his car where his family sat patiently inside. He climbed inside and kept his head down, hiding his depression from his wife.
"Where's Aunt Gabi?" Regan asked from the backseat, but Lu did not answer. He ignited the car and drove them home. Lu may have been glad to be part of their family, but he remembered his sister's words about how he abandoned his other family, and how he left her. Wherever his sister disappeared to, Lu knew that he was walking out on her again.