This is a story of a young tourist girl in London and her encounter with a Demon.
‘I had arrived in London knowing of the recent ongoing knife attacks and acid attacks and lately the crimes had risen. But very lately the crimes and murders had been much worse – much more savage.
It was a late night in London and I made my way home towards my hotel heading towards the tower of London. I remember walking with my headphones in and my new iPhone. It was a dark autumn night and the clocks had just been changed back and it had gone dark early. It was now roughly midnight.
Thats when I seen a few men stood in my path in hoodies. They faced my way. I quickly went down a nearby alley to avoid danger. Thats when before me stood three other men. The other three men surrounded me and pushed me to the floor.
Give us the phone bitch. One of them said.
Another planted a gentle kick in my ribs.
Leave me alone please. I am not from here. I said.
One pulled me up by my hair and put a knife to my throat.
Your kind do not belong here. He said.
The phone. Another man said.
Then footsteps came from the shadows. I seen all the men look behind me into the dark alley.
First I seen red dots. Then a shadow appeared with red glowing eyes.
His eyes glew red and everyone went quiet.
One of the men showed his knife to the man who had appeared.
Get out of here or I will knife you. He said.
One approached the shadow and threw a punch at him but the shadow with red eyes moved and lifted him up high by his throat with one arm. The man shouted and then went silent. The shadow with red eyes dropped him to the floor.
Then the other men suddenly screamed in horror as if they was burning but there was no fire. The man with red eyes stood still.
I quickly made a run for it. As fast as I could wearing heels.
I went down the street over a cobbled street by the tower of London. I could sense darkness and evil following but I didn’t dare look. I could hear footsteps.
I entered my hotel and headed up the stairs as the lift was taking ages and there was no time. I got to the 5th floor and looked over the balcony and seen the arm of the shadow on the bannister making his way up the stairs following me.
I was frightened. What was this monster going to do to me?
I got to my hotel room and shut the door and put the chain on. I peeped through the peephole for ages but nobody came… I waited ages but nobody came.
That night while I was asleep I briefly awoke and thought for a second I seen the demon at the end of the bed. The red eyes gazing at me but then he dissapeared into a black cloud within a second. I lay in bed wondering what and who that shadow was. The night had terrified me…
The following morning I got the courage up to leave the hotel room again. The room had a small scent of fire and flames. I watched the news and seen an organized crime gang of muggers had been murdered on the streets of London. The gang which had stopped me. I paniced in fright. I went to call the police, but what would I tell them? I never made the call.
I headed outside into the new unknown…
I walked the streets and out of the corner of my eye I thought I seen the demon watching me everywhere I went. Perhaps it was just my imagination.
That night on way through hotel hallway my shadow passed along the wall and for a second I seen another shadow pass mine on the wall. But there was nothing there when I looked. But I smelt fire again…it wasn’t till the next day I re-encountered the demon.
I was visiting the tower of London and there was a few people left as it was late and night set in. I headed down a winding staircase in one of the towers when I lost my footing and knew I was about to plummet and fall down to the bottom. I felt myself falling – When a shadow reached out of the wall and grabbed me and held my arm and pulled me back to balance. I turned and looked in horror. A black shadow stared at me. Then its eyes flickered red and dissapeared and returned to the wall and shot off as a shadow along the wall…. The demon had saved me again.
I continued the journey home shaken and scared. I could hear someone with me but there was nobody there. It sounded as if the sounds came from someone crawling along the walls from high above on buildings. The scent of fire was noticable.
Thats when without thinking due to being frightened I stepped out into the road and a car which flew towards me with no time to stop or for me to move and was seconds away from killing me when I was grabbed and carried to safety by someone. I looked around and I was flying through the air with this shadow. We flew and flew and flew. I could hear the gentle sounds of wings flapping. Then we landed on the ground again.
I turned and faced the person who saved me once again. I looked around frightened and faced this shadow.
Before me stood the shadow who saved me a few times. He stank of fire and his eyes glew red. I found him hypnotic.
Who are you? Please dont hurt me. I asked.
He never responded just stared. He went to move forward but he was disturbed by a dog barking.
Then someone was coming and he dissapeared into a black cloud and dispersed quick. I never found out what would of happened if he hadn’t of been disturbed.
That night I had a dream. I dreamt that the shadow with red eyes was crawling up the side of my hotel whispering my name demonically. He came up higher and higher. Then he was outside my window. I could see his red eyes looking at me through the glass. Then he slithered in and began crawling up my bed saying my name. Then I awoke sweating.
Everywhere I went I sensed the demon. Walking back across Tower Bridge I could sense him there with me watching me constantly.
The news was full of murders of wanted criminals and gangs murdered brutally. No one could understand what happened to them. But I knew because I was the witness to one of the attacks.
I rang my mum back home on video call. I wanted to see a friendly face. We chatted for five minutes when behind her I noticed something. I froze because on the wall behind my mum was an unexplained shadow. It stood there and watched. Its red eyes flickered. Then moved away quickly along the wall.
Mum did you see that? I asked.
No what? She said.
I quickly made an excuse to hang up the call as now the fright was intense. The shadow was even at mums house for me to see on video chat behind her.
The demon was dominating my life and scaring me beyond words and I felt truly alone and scared.
It wasn’t until the next night where I faced my final encounter with the demon.
I had felt safer outdoors in the daytime. Safety in numbers where the demon surely could not harm me. But on my journey to my hotel as the night set in I encountered a house fire. A woman stood outside screaming her baby was inside. An old man who tried to help lay on the floor covered in smoke.
I decided to help quick. I rushed towards the house fire and entered and felt the heat. Thats when I froze and couldn’t move. A force held me from moving forwards or backwards. I was being held still by an unknown force. I fought and fought and fought to move. Then before me coming down the stairs was the shadow. It carried the baby crying and then I was unlocked and free. The shadow passed the baby to me and I left the house quick. The shadow stood there and didn’t move. I put the baby in the mothers arms just as the fire brigade turned up when the house exploded with the shadow inside. I turned and looked in shock.
The woman took the baby in hospital to have the baby checked out while I accompanied the old man. He had one relative and sadly died on the way to the hospital.
All I knew is if it wasn’t for the demon – I would of died in that explosion.
I decided to wait with him in the morgue until his sister arrived. It was a quiet eery place and the old man lay on the table. The doctor left to go and retrieve some files and left me with the old mans corpse.
I had never seen a body before and was a little in fear. I felt sad for the old man and began a prayer for him.
Then I was stopped in my tracks… For the corpse spoke to me.
It whispered my name twice.
I stood up and the mans head moved a little. His eyes glew red.
My heart beat fast.
He said my name again and raised his hand.
Who are you? I asked.
I am the demon who has stalked your every move for days. The corpse said.
What do you want from me? I asked scared.
A bride. My bride. Come with me and join me in the fire as my bride. He replied grinning evil.
The tempt to kill you is strong but the resistance is so much more powerful. He said.
I possess this mans body to say you are free now from me. I have protected you the best I could. Said the corpse.
Did you harm my mum? I asked.
No. I protected you. I never harm you or your family. As pathetic as such a notion is of family. He said.
I suddenly didn’t feel as scared by the demon who had protected me often.
Thank you for protecting me. I thought you wanted to kill me. I said.
I have struggled so hard not to kill you. But you was vulnerable when I found you. You needed help not more fear. Mankind gives enough fear to mankind. Said the corpse.
I grabbed the hand he held out. It felt hot.
Maybe next time you will kill me. I said joking.
There wont be a next time. The fire has destroyed my existance in this world. I am made of the smoke of fire. And the fire fought fire with fire. I must return to the depths soon. Said the corpse.
What are you? I asked.
I am a demon who has come to Earth to punish mankind for its sins. To remind them of super beings and destroy the wrong doers. Mankind has forgotten we exist. The lure to kill all is strong. He said.
Why did you protect me? I asked.
He looked at me.
I may look like a monster but I am not. I may be demon but demons was once angels. I have a light side. You needed help and I brought it. He said.
Demons are evil surely. You have killed many. I said.
Mankind is evil to each other. Mankind has always been the true evil. I am merely the punisher of evil. Within heaven and hell there is no evil towards each other such as on Earth possesses. He said.
I was warming to this entity which has protected me.
Thank you for looking after me. You have been kind to me. I am scared of you yet attracted to your presence. I said.
I craved you to be my bride. To be in darkness together forever. For you to be mine. But that never shall be. I have watched the kindness of your actions and you belong in the light. Said the corpse.
You have no place in this world. You belong somewhere else. Are there others like you? I asked.
There are many of us who are made from the smoke of fire. But not in this world. He said.
Tell them to stay where they are please. I said.
They obey all commands given. No one has a choice just like mankind doesn’t have a choice. Destiny exists. He said.
Life here is such a beautiful paradise but mankind has made it a place worse than hell to live in. Gratitude is seldom and weak and a dying emotion on Earth he said.
I will never be your bride. As kind as you have been to me. Never. I said.
I already know your future. Beware of a man name Rouge. He said.
Who’s that? I asked.
You will know when you encounter him. I must go now and return to the fire. He said.
Please dont think I am evil. I am of the fire with no empathy or emotion. Evil is this world.
You are evil. But you have done kind things too. I forgive you but I dont want to see you again. I said.
I clutched his hand and he returned to a stone cold corpse.
The following day was my last day. I experienced nothing of the demon. It was true that he had gone.
I walked up the aeroplane steps thinking how chaotic my time in England had been, how dangerous it had been and how my life would never be the same again.
Perhaps in life – it is the demons who protect us afterall
Since then I have never seen the demon since…..