So dark is the night
With things crawling around.
Noises come and fight
With your mind with out a doubt.
Footsteps are heard wherever you are
It does not matter if they are far.
-A scary night, by: Ivette Coranado-
Hundreds years later.
The little Raine was tucked into her bed after her mother done with her bedtime story. Her curly ink black hair scattered all over the white pillow as her cherry lips form a cute yawn and her eyes fluttered in attempt to fight the drowsiness.
She still wanted to hear her mother's voice, but her sleepiness got the best of her.
Raine Tatum was an adorable eight years old girl who will turn nine the day after tomorrow. She was so excited for her birthday party that had been arranged by mother and father.
"Good night Raine" Her mother kissed her forehead before she stood up and turned off the light while walking out of the bedroom.
"Good night mommy."Raine said, cuddling her teddy bear. The next second the little girl fell into a deep sleep.
The night was silent, too silent.
The unusual thick darkness felt like heavy mist which surroundings Raine. She had woken up when she felt a cold hand touch her legs, she tried to brush it away and went back to sleep, thinking it was only a dream.
However, the grab tighten, only after that Raine's eyes flew opened. She looked down at her leg and eyes as red as blood greeted her.
In an instant, a chill started to creep on her body. That 'thing' with red eyes was crawling on top of her.
The place where a mouth was supposed to be there was replaced by a hollow with sharp teeth around it.
It cold hands were moving from her legs toward her neck with intention to strangle her. That 'thing's' hot breath fanned Raine face, leaving the poor little girl petrified.
In her shock she couldn't even breath, let alone screamed asking for help. Her body was shaking uncontrollable.
The air was sucked from her lungs, leaving her breathless. She didn't know what would happen, but the pain because of lack of air made her uncomfortable. Her body convulsed, starting to give reaction.
Raine tried to kick the 'creepy thing' that strangled her in futile attempt.
When she felt her vision turn blurry and darkness was about to pull her in, the door slammed open along with high pitch gruffy voice of a man.
"Stop!" He yelled.
The red eyes jerked away and released her.
Raine took the opportunity to breathe air greedily as her body collapsed to the floor with pain.
"Mommy" She managed to call her mother weakly. "Mommy" She called her again between her sobbing, however her small voice no louder than a whisper.
Raine raised her head slowly to look at the man who was standing on the doorstep of her bedroom. He was wearing a black sweater and ripped jeans, his long black hair was tied on his nape, and his smile
His smile was so vicious, showing his elongated canines from his gums. Raine gasped loudly, before broke into a fit of cry.
"Shut up!!!" He snarled.
Raine was afraid and her cry became louder, calling for her mother. "Mommy Mommy"
"SHUT UP!!!" He roared. His right hand smashed the top of Raine's drawer and it shattered into pieces.
The little girl sucked in cold breath and crawled backward with her four limbs under her bed, she stay there while cowering in fear.
"Shift!" He ordered the red eyes to transform back.
With a grunt, that 'thing's body shook strangely as its long and cold fingers shrunk into a normal human size. The hollow on his face replaced by lips that curled into a smirked and his body turned into a human, shirtless. The only thing that remained was his red eyes.
"Why did you stop me?" He asked. That man intentionally sat on the top of the bed that made it dip down by his weight and Raine who was crouching down under it flinched and made a short shriek. "She is the girl that Lucifer had been looking for this past century."
"How do you know it is her?" The man on the doorstep was narrowing his eyes dangerously at the red eyes man who shrugged his shoulder as he spoke.
"She is able to see me when I shifted."
For the fact that any other ordinary humans wouldn't have been able to see shape shifter in their other form, thus Raine didn't suppose to be able to see him before, but she did. The little girl saw him clearly.
The other man eyes gleamed as he stroked his chin. "We will bring her to Beelzebub alive."
When he finished speaking, the eerie chuckled filled the room from the red eyes man, the bed was shaking with the vibration of his voice and Raine whimpered.
"Didn't you hear me dead man? I said, I will bring her dead body to Lucifer." His hands started to shift back with threatening claws in the end of his fingers.
"Lowly Shape shifter" He muttered with mocking tone. "I found her first and I will get my bounty from Beelzebub."
He had fully shifted when he roared, "In that case, I will make you taste a second death!" And he lurched forward his nimble body onto the other man.
Both of them fought with each other. The sound of bones cracking and the roared were deafening.
Raine pressed her knees onto her chest, wrapped her small arms around them and buried her face on it. Her body shivered violently and the anguish screamed from the red eyes man didn't help her to feel better.
Finally, after the long growled and cursed came silent.
Raine scurried away when the man who was standing on the doorstep before hoisted her bed with one hand like it was weight nothing.
"Come here you little brat." He said while panting. "Beelzebub has to pay me handsomely for this." He spitted to the lifeless body on the floor. The red eyes man dead with his blood pooled under him.