Shadow Kiss (Zak Bagans Fanfic): Chapter 21
"I said put your hands behind you head and get the fuck down!" the man screamed pointing the barrel of the gun at each of us in turn.
Nick and Aaron dropped to the floor. Zak, Mason, Luke, and I exchanged looks. We were all thinking the same thing. Surely this guy couldn't do too much harm considering the hand that was holding the gun was shaking so bad he couldn't even point it straight. We needed a distraction so Zak or Mason could tackle him to the ground while the other snatched the gun from his hand.
I took a step forward with my hands raised as high as my chest in surrender. I slowly walked around the counter. He aimed his gun at me unsteadily.
"Look, sir, no one wants to get hurt and you certainly don't want to kill anyone," I quietly said as I inched closer to him. "So how about you put the gun down and we can talk about whatever trouble it is you're in, okay?"
"No! NO! I don't need your help! Just give me the money out of the cash register and
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I've never been the prettiest person in school. My body isn't all that great and my skin is far from perfect. Instead of wearing pretty sparkly clothing, I wear anything and everything black. My hair is a deep midnight black. My sky blue eyes are rimmed thickly with black kohl eyeliner. Because of they way I dress, I stick out in my uptight school. I've never made any friends, and frankly I don't need any. Why take the chance of being stabbed in the back by someone you care about?
My parents barely talk to me since they were always busy with work. I may as well have lived alone. No one cared about me, so what was the point in living anymore? I was tired of having everyone, students and teachers, glare at me like I was a waste of space and their precious time.
But that was all before I met him.
He made everything I knew about the world
He made it all change.
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This is not where I wanted to end up. Not at all. How in the hell did I even get here? Oh yeah that's right. I remember now. I was dragged here on a dare. She said it was going to be funny. That something good might come out of it. That in the end we'd be laughing. Well, guess what, Natalie? I'm not laughing right now and by the look on your face? Neither are you.
"So, anyways, enough about me. What do you do for a living?" the all too eager guy sitting across the table from me with oily hair dangling in his face asked me. What was this guy's name again? I glanced down at the sticker on his faded Abercrombie & Fitch t-shirt. His name was Tim. I slid my gaze over to the large timer sitting on the podium up front where the girl who had arranged this was standing with a large fake smile plastered on her face. I still had another minute and a half with this guy. I inwardly shot myself in the face.
"I'm a female impersonator," I dully retorted.
Tim blinked a couple of
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Five years later
A lot of things have changed since that night when I was raped. For one, I'm now seventeen and no longer living with my mother. She passed away last year from drug overdose. I had the option to go live with my grandparents, but they had never cared much for me as their grandchild since my mother had birthed me out of wedlock. My grandparents most certainly did not appreciate that. So now I am living on my own in a tiny apartment working two jobs while also attending school. That's ok though. Even when I had been living with my mother, I felt like I had been living alone.
Another thing about that night that I should mention, the white cat that had licked my nose shortly after the man had left? He had come back home with me where I fed and took care of him inside the safety and comfort of my room so Mother wouldn't know we had gained a new pet. Otherwise she may have killed him. I had given him the name Nakir after the Angels of Justice, Munkir and Nakir
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I watched her with bated breath as my words slowly sank in. I could see each and every emotion flicker across her face. First, she merely blinked at me before quietly chuckling almost nervously. Aerolynn sat up and raked a hand back through her dark silky hair. She glanced down at me; her face showed a mixture of fear and happiness.
To be honest this wasn't quite the response I had thought I was going to get. Sure, I expected her to be shocked, but then I figured that shock would turn into overwhelming joy. The more she stayed silent though, the more nervous I became. I started thinking that maybe telling her had been a bad idea. Even though I knew that telling her now may not be the best of times, I figured she needed to know where my feelings lie. I didn't want to keep her balancing on the thin line of how I felt about her. I didn't want her to have any more doubts. I wanted her to be confident in the way I felt about her so she could proudly
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I woke up later that day to the bright rays of the afternoon sun shining directly upon my closed eyelids between my bedroom curtains. I brought my hand up to block the sun from beating down on my face as my eyes slowly fluttered open. A large, languid smile spread across my face as I stretched out my limbs under the covers. I let one arm fall beside me in search of Zak, but found only a large empty space. I sat up in bed and looked around the room. The clothes I had taken off him yesterday were gone. That could only mean two things: he was gone or he was merely in the other room. I prayed that it was the latter.
That's when the most wonderful aroma slipped into my room and assaulted my senses. Bacon. I could smell bacon being cooked in the kitchen. A strange sense of relief washed over me knowing that he hadn't left. He had merely gotten up to go fix breakfast. My eyes glanced at my bedside clock. It was nearing 1:30, so I guess I should say Zak was fixing lunch.
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One week later
I was home from the hospital finally, but unfortunately they refused to allow me to do anything except shower and change my own clothes. And by 'they' I mean Zak and Mason. Mason would keep an eye on me throughout the day and then switch out with Zak at night when Mason had to head over to work my shift at Luke's pizza place. For now, Zak had edited all the episodes and sent them into the TV station saying he was going to go on temporary hiatus from the show. The producers were ok with it since he had turned in everything for the next season. They just didn't want the break to last for an extended period of time.
Mason was just about to head out for work, we were just waiting on Zak to arrive.
"You know you can leave, Mason," I sighed as I sat on the couch watching him wear down a slight trail in the carpet from all his pacing. He glanced down at his watch for the thirtieth time in the past five minutes.
"No. I won't leave you here alone," he answered gr
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It had been four months. Four ridiculously long months since I had seen her. Since I had seen her dazzling smile, her large brown eyes, and that twinkle she got in her eye when she called me Princess. There had been a few times during the past four months when we had stopped at a place near Sunfire Falls, but I had been too afraid to go and visit her. I was afraid she may have moved on to someone else. Someone that deserved her. Someone like Luke.
Luke I growled to myself crushing the soda can that was in my hand.
"Dude." I vaguely heard someone say to the right of me.
"Zak. Zak? Zaaaaak." Why did they keep calling my name? Didn't they see I was busy trying to sulk?
"WHAT! For fuck's sake, what?!" I growled turning to face Nick's bemused face.
"Finally, he acknowledges us," Nick replied flatly.
I rolled my eyes. "What do you want? I'm trying to sul erm review the tapes here!" I snapped quickly covering up what I ha
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I stared down at the little slip of paper in my hand for what felt like eternity. What was this supposed to be? What in the hell was it supposed to MEAN? I didn't quite understand. It felt like a flirtatious note saying I was his soul mate, but if that were the case .why was my body trembling with slight fear?
"What's that?" Natalie suddenly asked in my ear snatching the paper from my hands.
I jumped, startled, at the sudden sound of her voice.
"Don't do that!" I snapped trying to calm my rapid heartbeat.
"Do what? Be a ninja? It's not my fault you're deaf and didn't hear me say your name. TWICE," she shrugged nonchalantly. Her eyes scanned back and forth over the short poem written on the paper. She quirked a dark blonde brow once she finished reading the paper.
"What is this supposed to be? Some sort of cutesy pickup line?" she scoffed. Tossing the paper back at me.
I reached out and caught it while it floated in the air. I folded it back up and placed it back i
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"Get up," my roommate said kicking my legs. I groaned and burrowed my head deeper into the pillow refusing to be pulled out of my dreams.
"I will get a bucket of water. Don't doubt me," Natalie warned. My eyes snapped open and I slid my gaze up to look at her.
"You wouldn't," I growled.
"Don't test me. Now get up. Go sleep in your bed," she said walking away.
"But the couch is so comfy," I whined.
"It's one in the afternoon. Just because you're off today doesn't mean you can spend it sleeping the entire day," Natalie said in a chastising tone. I made a face at her behind her back.
I sat up on the couch and stretched my arms high above my head until I heard the satisfying crack of my lower back popping.
"Ah," I sighed in relief. There is no greater feeling then popping your back. Well there is, but you get my point. It feels really good.
"Alright, you got me up. Now what are we doing?" I inquired as I stood up and headed for the kitchen where Natalie was pou
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I watched Syria leave the room dressed in nothing but an extremely large shirt that seemed to engulf her small body. When I had knocked on the door, I had expected her to answer with her long hair in pigtails and her usual cat eye glasses and dressed in her typical sweats and t-shirt. Not this time though. I didn't expect her to be dressed in nothing but a large t-shirt that barely fell to the middle of her thighs.
I had never really seen her dressed like that before. Sure throughout the years since I had known her, she had been scantily clad before, but I hardly gave notice because that wasn't really my style. I didn't like how women wore clothing items that left absolutely nothing to the imagination. So why was it that when she wore nothing but a shirt, I couldn't help but stare at her long sun kissed legs or the way her normally perfectly styled brunette hair was now disheveled like she had just woken up a few moments before I arrived?
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"Why in the fuck do parents let their kids dress that way? I mean honestly," I sighed, shaking my head with disappointment. Natalie and I were sitting in the food court, both of us drinking a caramel macchiato from Starbucks, and doing some good ole fashioned people watching. A couple of teenagers, who were probably no older than 13 or 14, had walked by us wearing daisy duke shorts that rode up their ass crack and low cut, skin tight tops. What bothered me the most was the fact that they both were wearing Ugg boots with their outfits. I inwardly facepalmed myself. Those were the ugliest things ever created by man and girls felt the need to wear them, not when it was cold, no. They decided to wear them with short shorts and a tank top in ninety degree weather.
Natalie shrugged. "What I don't get is why the parents just lets these kids run amok throughout the mall. Shit, when I was that age my parents still wanted me to go no further than they could see me. Yet with this
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"Zak, where are we going?" I asked as I exited my room. I had changed out of my pajamas and into a pair of jeans and a red long sleeve t-shirt with a white winter vest zipped up over top. I flipped up the hood that was lined with faux black fur, stuck my hands in the pocket of my jeans, and cocked my head to the side looking at Zak.
He looked me up and down before meeting my gaze with a smile.
"You look great. Are you warm enough?" He asked completely avoiding my question.
I nodded. "Yes, I'm fine. Seriously though .where are we going?"
Zak laughed and grabbed my hands bringing me in close to him. He wrapped his arms around my waist and kissed my forehead. Except I got a different feeling from him then when my brother had done it.
"You'll see. Now stop being so impatient," he cryptically answered. He glanced down at his watch making me look down as well. It was 11:23 at night.
"Come on we should get going if we want to get there on time," he urged tugging on my ha
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We had arrived back at the apartment in a little under twenty minutes. Zak had barely put the car in park and turned off the engine when he was suddenly by my door opening it for me. I gazed up at him underneath my lashes. The pale rays of the moon shone down on his back casting the front of him in shadow.
He reached out a hand waiting for me to grasp it with my smaller one. My heart raced; my palms shone with a light sheen of sweat. How had it come to this? How had we gotten here? I mean this was Zak Bagans we were talking about. Not some everyday person from my hometown. This was ZAK. BAGANS.
I took a deep breath and grasped his hand in mine. I couldn't help but worry about his reaction to holding my sweaty palm in his, but all he did was gently tug me out of the car and close the door shut behind me. Before I could move forward, Zak pushed me up against the car door pressing his body close to mine. I could feel the heat of his body radiating off him in waves an
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The following morning
When we finished speaking with Mary, we left to go find Nick and Aaron only to emerge from the bedroom and finding them filming the whole thing. Zak, angry at what they had done, made them delete the entire footage right there on the spot saying that they had no right to share something like that. That what had just happened would stay between us four. Although the men had been disappointed at the stunning piece of evidence they had collected, they understood what Zak was saying.
Aaron reported not much happened in the basement except there were a couple times he heard a girl sobbing in the corner, but was unable to catch it on the EVP. Nick's report was much the same on the dining room. He had seen nor heard anything to raise suspicions. To my surprise, Zak hadn't seemed too disappointed over the lack of actual evidence. He had just shrugged and said they would come back and investigate the house another time when thing
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After my episode, Aerolynn and I had gone back to bed where we made love once more. Only instead of it being fast and intense, it was slow and passionate. Long and endless. I had to fight back the urge to cry as I realized this would be the last time we made love before I left her. There was just no way I could stay after what had just occurred. She may be able to forgive me, but I could not forgive myself quite so easily. I held her tightly to my chest as I watched her fall into a deep slumber.
Once I was positive she was fully asleep, I hesitantly unwrapped my arms from around her soft, warm body. Even when she was asleep, Aerolynn radiated life. That was I wanted to keep seeing. That brilliant glow of life shining from her. Not the dull, cold feel of her skin from where Death had ripped it from her. The way I almost had. I couldn't bear to see that look of fear shining in her eyes again. I just couldn't.
I stood up from the bed and began sear
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"Zak, let's stop here for a sec," Aaron piped up pointing out the window. I looked over real quick to see what he was referring to. My eyes immediately went back to the road.
"No. HELL no," I immediately replied.
Aaron laughed. "Awh, come on, man! It'll be fun."
I narrowed my eyes at him before concentrating back on the road. My hands gripped the steering wheel. The exit for the place was coming up soon.
"I have already been to one of those places. I'm not going to another one. Not after what you guys did to me that last time."
I was referring to the time we had gone to the Clown Hotel and I,
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Just when I could see my vision start to tunnel, the steel grasp around my esophagus loosened making me crumple to the floor gasping for air. Ragged coughs escaped my lips as my lungs became overwhelmed by the oxygen that was flowing into them.
I glanced up through watery eyes to see Lilith had wrapped her tiny fist around the long, silken white strands of Lucifer's hair and yanked him down onto his knees where she proceeded to twist his ear in her grip. His eyes were squeezed tightly shut in pain as his lips moved murmuring something under his breath.
"Lucifer Morningstar!" Lily snapped angrily twisting his ear even further.
"Aaahhhhhh, darling," he grunted. "You know not to call me taaggh!" Lucifer cried out as her fingernails clawed across his chest. The wounds healed almost instant
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"Do you remember when we first investigated Bobby Mackey's Music World?" Nick asked his eyes locked on with mine.
I slowly nodded as the memory of watching their first episode flooded my mind. That had been when Zak got those three nasty scratch marks down along his spine because he had pushed the demonic entity too far.
"So then you must remember what happened in that episode to Zak?" Nick assumed.
"Yeah. Wasn't that the series premiere of Ghost Adventures? Where Zak got scratched really bad on his back?" I questioned hesitantly hoping I was thinking of the right episode. They had done investigations at Bobby Mackey's a few times. It was just a matter of sorting out which one he was talking about.
Nick nodded in agreement. "That's the exact one. I think that is when everything started."
I slightly squinted my eyes in curiosity. "Oh? How so?"
"Well, when Zak got scratched, do you not remember how he reported feeling dizzy and this weird sensation inside of him? Not only that
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"Those scratches on his back were just the beginning. Over the next year, things just steadily progressed," I told her as I played with the wedding band around my finger. I was mulling over what exactly I should tell her next that had a big impact on Zak's behavior and just his overall personality.
"What happened next, Nick?" she asked. Worry was interlaced throughout her voice as she gazed at me through pleading eyes.
I released a heavy sigh and fell back onto the bed. "I think it grew worse when he got possessed during our lockdown at Poveglia Island near Venice, Italy."
I closed my eyes remembering that specific investigation where Zak had claimed to have blacked out during the time he was cursing at Aaron and snapping at every little thing. I don't think I had ever seen him so completely overtaken before.
"You're talking about his possession," Aerolynn quietly indicated.
"Yeah, but that's not the worst of it."
3 years ago
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I sat in my car, eyes closed, as I wondered what Aerolynn was doing at this exact moment. I peeked open an eye to see what time it was. The dashboard read 4:03. Surely she would be awake by now. I glanced down at my phone that was clutched tightly in my hand. I lit up the screen. No calls. No messages. Nothing. Of course, I didn't expect Aaron or Nick to try and call. Since Nick had probably told Aaron I had left and needed to be alone for a while, but to have nothing from Aerolynn? Had Mason been right?
I sighed. Of course he was right. He knew his sister better than I did. Aerolynn wasn't the type to go batshit crazy and hound me with call after call after call. Especially if her brother had done his job and she now hated me. Somewhere deep in the back of my mind though I still wanted to receive a pissed off text from her. Just so I knew she was ok. So I could tell myself that she despised me for what I had done.
Forget her, my brain t
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"So, where is this place that you're taking me to?" I asked rather angrily as he walked us out to his car. The rest of our dinner had been quite silent after my outburst, but that was fine by me. If we had talked, it probably would have only grown more awkward anyways. Although the mischievous smiles and playful glances he sent my way made it harder for me to try and stay angry with him.
"Why ruin the surprise?" he chuckled.
"I just want to make sure I can send a text to my roommate so she knows where I'll be DYING tonight. Not that she'll care," I mumbled.
He shook his head with a smile pulling out his keys and unlocking his car. There was a quiet beeping sound and the headlights of a sleek, deep red sports car lit up the night. I stopped in my tracks when I saw the car he was walking towards. At first glance, you would think it looked like any other sports car, but upon nearing it, it was definitely unique in its model. He pressed another button on the car remote and
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I sat behind the steering wheel of the car taking deep, deep breaths. I was sitting in the parking lot of Olive Garden waiting for the clock to strike eight. Right now, it was 7:51. If I went in there now while he wasn't there, then it would make me look too eager. Too desperate. That may turn him off. Then again, if I arrived there a little passed eight and make him wait that might make him think that I don't care and that might turn him off, too. The only real option I had was walking through those doors on time, but then what if he thought that I was too much of a perfectionist by arriving EXACTLY on time?
I placed my sweating palm against my forehead as I started growing dizzy from all the thoughts and just the heat itself starting to get to me while I sat in the car with no air on. I knew I was totally overthinking all of this, but I couldn't help it. I was nervous. This was the first date I had been on since my ex and I broke up and I wanted to make a damn g
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The sky was a cloudless black exposing the brilliant shine of each individual star like diamonds that had been tossed into the air and became stuck in the sea of night sky. On that night, the moon was round and full with light as it glowed peculiarly bright upon a small house nestled snugly in a neighborhood of other homes just like itself. Only this one was a bit different. Looking down the street of the neighborhood, you would see all the lights turned off inside the homes signaling that the occupants inside were sleeping comfortably in their beds on this clear, cool night. The only house lights that could be seen belonged to the house lit up by the full moon in the diamond sea night sky.
Inside the house and into the dully lit room was a girl. Her room was tidy enough with a desk, vanity, dresser, and stereo all comfortably fit into her small bedroom. The lamp by her bedside washed the room with its dull light as the girl sat curled up on the bed clutching a single picture to her ch
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The world had come crashing down upon me. I no longer had my best friend to lean on when I felt weak; to laugh with when I had a funny story to share; to cause all sorts of trouble with. I'm not sure the reality of the situation had hit me until just now that my best friend was officially gone. He had left me at the worst possible time in my life. He had left me in the middle of my battle against the darkness inside Zak. Knowing that Luke wasn't going to be waiting back at the pizza shop after all this was said and done .it paralyzed me. I couldn't move. How could I?
Luke was dead.
"Aerolynn? Aerolynn!" A deep concerned voice called out to me bringing me out of my dark thoughts. Feeling almost numb, my eyes slowly lifted up to meet a pair of large stormy blue orbs staring back at me.
"We have togah!" Zak cried out as his head was slammed back onto the ground and his body convulsed beneath mine. His hands unconsciously tightened their grip around my arm