Anna confronts Asmodeus at last. He quickly gains the upper hand, but she gets a little help to fight back. Attemptted rape and gory violence.
Chapter Twenty-Nine: Beat the Nightmare:
The evening brought a different mood. The couple made it back to the rented house. Anna sat alone on the porch in silence. Her mind was ready for battle. In fact, she was waiting right now.
“/Come on,/” the woman thought. “/Show yourself bastard!/” She looked out into the darkness. The sound of footsteps caught her ears. Anna trained her eyes to the darkness. The footsteps were getting close. The woman glared as she braced herself. This charming demon appeared before her. Anna sat up straight as he smirked at her.
“Expecting me?” he asked.
“Yes,” Anna replied numbly. Asmodeus looked around.
“Where is your boyfriend?” he asked.
“Out,” she said.
“So we’re alone?”
“That’s right.” Anna rose to her feet.
“I do not enjoy what you did to my Asato-kun!”
Asmodeus smirked at her. “My Asato-kun, huh?”
“Did you think you could drive us apart with your venom?”
He gave her a little shrug. “Perhaps.” Anna shook her head at him as she sneered.
“You sad, pathetic little man.”
Asmodeus laughed at her. “You won’t be saying that when I kill you!”
“You will not!”
“Bold statement there.”
Anna glared at him still. Fear and loathing blended together in her mind. Asmodeus glanced down at her wrist.
“Oh you’re shaking,” he said. “Do you fear me?”
“Yes!” Anna snapped. “But I’m trembling out of hate! He raised an eyebrow at her.
“You hate me?” he challenged.
“YES!” Anna shouted. “I hate you!” Asmodeus licked lips at her.
“Well now,” he said. “Makes things more interesting. I’ll enjoy hearing you scream as I kill you!”
“Never!” Anna yelled. “Go back to hell!” Her anger made him hungrier.
“Or what?” he challenged. Anna closed her mouth. Okay, so she didn’t fully have a game plan, but she decided to not let him see that. Instead, Anna folded her arms across her chest.
“I’ll send you back personally!” she declared. Asmodeus roared with laughter.
“Enough with the games!” he said. “Time to die!” He charged towards her with claws out for blood. Anna smirked as she drew out a knife she had hidden under her skirt. She raced forward to cut out his heart. Anna raised up her arm… this charming demon latched onto her wrist with enough force to break it into two. The knife fell straight to the ground. Anna looked bewildered. This charming demon smirked at her.
“Nice try!” he hissed. Then, Asmodeus forced his hand upon her chest and squeezed tightly. Anna struggled to get away. Suddenly, her body felt stiff and heavy. Anna could barely breathe. Her senses were still intact. She could see Asmodeus smirking at her as he removed his hand.
“Not how I wanted to ravish you,” he admitted. “But this is the only way to sedate you.” He picked her up and carried her away to the reeds. Anna moved her eyes to look for help. No one in sight tonight. She was trapped with the monster.
Asmodeus carried her over to the pond and lied down on the bank. Anna watched him smirk at her. He flipped up her skirt and pushed her legs apart.
“And now,” he declared. “You’re mine. Such a shame he took your virginity! But, that doesn’t matter now. I’ll still win!” He felt down and kissed her on the neck. The monster breathed in her scent.
“Yes,” he said. Asmodeus felt himself stirring awake between the legs. He licked his lips. Anna’s eyes widened in newly awakened fear.
“/Anna-chan!/” a voice cried in her mind. Her heart skipped a beat.
“/Asato-kun?/” she thought.
“/Get up, Anna-chan!/”
“/But you have to!/”
“/But I can’t! I can’t move!/”
“/You can’t let him win like this! You are stronger than that!/”
“/Am I really?/”
“/You did pull me out of my depression after all. You didn’t leave me. Now, I’m not going to leave you./”
“/But where are you now? How can I hear you in my head right now?/”
“/I can’t explain it either. But we don’t have time to talk about that. You have to get up!/”
“/But do I do that?/”
“/Try! I know you can do it!/”
Suddenly, Anna snapped out of the poisonous daze and shoved Asmodeus off of her. This charming demon fell backwards, startled.
“What the --?!?” he yelled. Anna pushed herself to her feet and raced away in the reeds. The demon grew pissed off.
“You!” he roared. This charming demon got up and chased her down. Anna looked around on the ground for something sharp. “/Come on!/” she thought. “/There has to be something here to kill him with!/”
She spotted a broken bottle on the ground. Some drunken kids must have left it there long ago.
“/Good enough,/” she thought. The woman grabbed the bottle and whipped around. Asmodeus ran towards her with a hungry smirk on his face. Anna smirked back at him.
“Goodbye,” she mumbled. She leapt forward and stabbed this charming demon in the stomach. Anna dragged the bottle up to his chest and pushed it in deep. Asmodeus gasped in pain as Anna twisted the bottle in as hard as she could. She yanked the bottle out with one pull. His heart was on the jagged ends. Asmodeus’ body broke down into blackened dust as he fell backwards into the tall grassed. The dust flew up into the air and vanished. Anna stood there as the last trace of the nightmare disappeared before her eyes. She dropped the bottle and heart on the muddy ground as she fell backwards on the reeds.
Hours later, Tsuzuki stood over her, looking down. Anna gave him a tired, little smile.
“Hey,” she whispered. Her nightmare was over.