A few minutes later, we were sitting on his bed, talking. At least I was trying to get him to talk, he was being annoying.
"Please just tell me what's wrong!" I almost yelled, after at least the tenth time.
"Fine!" he cried in exasperation.
"The human..." he hung his head in shame. "He got to me."
Wow... he's a convincing actor, if I was human, I would have believed him straight off. Too bad demons can sense deception. It was all too obvious that he didn't want to talk about it though, so I let it drop.
I took a risk, laying my head on his shoulder. He didn't stiffen and I took that as a good sign. I glanced up in time to see his little smile. I guess it was a good risk.
"Yeah," I laughed. "He gets on my nerves too."
"Hey," he looked up at me, there was something new in his eyes, something not happy. "Can I ask you something?"
"Shoot," I looked him in the eye.
"You don't have to tell me if you don't want to," he looked at the ceiling. "Why do you hate humans
The truth slipped out before I could think.
"I was taken prisoner by one in the 1800's, after a hunter attack," I said calmly, unintentionally. "He beat me pretty bad, raped me a few times."
I froze, realizing what I'd just said. I'd lived with that burden for so long... I'd carried that burning hate, fear and guilt... I just let it out without thinking.
Nick had frozen, staring at me. I just stared straight ahead, my mouth open slightly, no idea what to do. I had to get out of there...
"I shouldn't have told you that..." I stood up. "I'm sorry I have to g-"
"No," he stood up too, catching my wrist. "Victoria please."
I didn't look at him. After a long minute, he let go.
"Do you want me to walk you back to your room?" he asked gently.
"That would be nice," I looked at him as he stood up.
There was an uneasy silence between us for a few minutes. I could tell that he was struggling to come up with something to say, but I wasn't in the mood to help strike up a conversation. I can't believe I just told him like that... I'm so stupid.
"Nick," I said after a while. "Please don't tell anyone."
"I won't," he looked down at me. "I promise."
"Thanks," I smiled a little.
Then we were at my room. I turned to face him.
"Are you ever going to tell me the real reason you were upset?" I asked, staring straight into his eyes.
I saw the tiniest flicker of emotion and a barely controlled flinch, but that tell only lasted for half a second. He's a damn good liar.
"I did," he frowned. "What do you mean?"
"Nothing," I sighed. I'll have to find out on my own then. Maybe I should just leave it, it was his business after all, that and I had no desire to talk to that human ever again.
"Good night Vi," with a little smile and wave, he turned to leave.
I caught his arm. He turned back around, his eyes confused. I leant up and very gently gave him a peck on the lips. Then I let go and smiled.
"Night Nick," I turned around and walked into my room, closing the door behind me.
"Are you ever going to tell me the real reason you were upset?" she asked me, staring into my eyes.
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A Human in the I Taskforce?! I don't think soTeen Fiction
Victoria, she's gotten used to that name. It was hundreds of years since her real name's been used, and considering how she left home, it wasn't surprising. She'd more or lessed come to peace with her past, she'd recently left her life as an assasin...