In the biblical flames
As he walked down the hill, his feet ached to rest. He had been wandering around all day without finding what he came to look for. It was dark, the trees were singing, and his stomach growled. He couldn’t remember the last time he ate.
He couldn’t believe all the stories and legends were false. There was no demon hidden in the woods, nor in the mountains. Why did everybody lie to him? Why would they think that was funny?
He slowly made his way down the path he had marked with small rocks, attempting not to get lost. If he didn’t find his way back, a demon was not the biggest of his problems.
He stopped on his tracks. That was a whisper but it was clear as day. His face slowly turned around, afraid to find what he knew was hiding.
“Come to me”
His legs started shaking. Why did he come up here in the first place? Even after everybody’s advise not to? He looked around with his hand close to his chest, gulping what was left of saliva in his mouth. “Sh-show me the path and I’ll be out of your way, I-I promise”
Silence. The trees were not moving anymore, the animal kingdom as quiet as it could get, as if all of them were simply bowing to this evil. He stood there quite a long time, unsure whether he should continue and pretend nothing ever happend, or acknowledge it again.
But before he could say anything, a figure emanated from the cumulus of trees and flowers. Peter couldn’t see his features until he stepped into the moonlight. His eyes were blood red, and his hair sweeped back, like an expensive actor from the 70′s. He was carrying a smile, one that went strangely well with the black suit. The boy could barely step back before he noticed the red tye. It was the same color of his eyes.
“Well, who do we have here?” exclaimed the man as he reached out to take a strand of Peter’s hair and examine it, delighted by the unmistakable caramel color.
“I-I came here… to find you. Sir, yes”
The man smirked and blinked, his eyes turning redder, as if that was possible. “And what can I do for you, darling?”
(hello! this is my first attempt at fuly coming back. what do you think? thank you!)