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Chapter 20 Heidi
TJ Nyx
Jun 11, 2018
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            I held the match to the candle. I had to keep them lit at all times. He didn’t like when the candles went out. He told me he liked candlelight. That it helped him think and kept him calm. I think he liked scented candles because it covered the smell of alcohol, which was always lingering on his breath.copyright protection4PENANAPFHaj1nzi0

            He said he drank because my mother died. He said it helped him to forget her. But I seemed to remember him being drunk even when she was still alive. In fact, I’m pretty sure my mother met him at a bar when she was trying to drink to forget my real father. I was sure of it. He had always been a drunk. He had just been a happy drunk when she had been alive. Now he was mean, and drunk, and a waste of space. I hated that he was my only family. I hated that I was stuck living with him until I turned 18.copyright protection4PENANAecr2k8YXsN

            “Two more months, Heidi.” I muttered quietly to myself.copyright protection4PENANAiUJCo8ZbUJ

            “What you say?” he slurred from the other room. I had just gotten home from school, but already he had polished off the bottle from yesterday. Long ago I’d realized he’d drink away my college fund. I knew eventually he’d drink himself into debt, but I stopped caring. I just needed him to not drink through the utility bill money for another two months, it would be close.copyright protection4PENANAFKpmUJoiiG

            “I said I have two more days until my psychology test.” I shouted.copyright protection4PENANAiwSJzcSxal

            “Psych-hic-cology?” he stumbled into the room, sure enough an empty bottle was in his hand. “Ain’t that brain stuff?”copyright protection4PENANAktf46Ec5P7

            “Yes.” I nodded shaking the match to put it out. The candles were now once against at full force, fighting his stench.copyright protection4PENANAPvSeSNXg6g

            He grinned. “I took some psych in college.” He leaned against the doorframe. “Do wanna study together?”copyright protection4PENANAWoMP8l21Sd

            “It shouldn’t be too hard.” I shook my head. “I think I’m almost done actually.”copyright protection4PENANAmdGChMguS6

            “Shame.” He shook his head. “I’m real good at it.” He pointed at his head. “I got Freud stuck up here. Kill your father, love your mother. You got any kind of interest in that?”copyright protection4PENANABHBuWthUKn

            We had studied Freud last week. I was all too familiar with the Oedipus complex, which I think is what he was referring too. “In psychology or Freud?” I asked.copyright protection4PENANAaGMWwViyXb

            He laughed. “No, the other part.” He took several staggering steps forwards. “The loving your parent part. All I remember from psych is that…” he paused to let out a burp. “Most people want to be with their parents unconsciously.” He was too close to me for comfort. “Do you have any interest in that?”copyright protection4PENANALjosWFfc97

            “I’d like to try the kill your father part.” I admitted, glaring at him.copyright protection4PENANAjLPUgLoxG8

            He laughed. “You’re funny.” He tried to take a drink from his bottle. He couldn’t realize it was empty. “You’ve grown up Heidi.” He muttered. “I’ve noticed.” He reached out quicker than his inebriated state should have permitted. He ran his fingers down my cheek. “You look just like your mother.”copyright protection4PENANAVQPINlE5UB

            “I think it’s time for you to go to bed.” I tried to gently push him away. “At three thirty in the afternoon…”copyright protection4PENANAgFVF8Rkn4u

            “Can I get a goodnight kiss?” he asked. His fingers were getting dangerously close to my chest. I wanted to hit him. Slap his drunk face so hard he’d think it was the worst hangover of his life. I yearned to grab the bottle and break it over the side of his head. But I couldn’t. He was my family, the only piece I had left. At least he was for two more months. I turned away from him and retreated to my room. I locked the door.copyright protection4PENANAvngliw7H4N

            His unwanted advances were not entirely new. Thankfully he wasn’t very persistent. “Two more months.” I told myself again. I laid down on my bed, looking up at the ceiling. Something was moving around under my covers. I got up and threw my comforter off the bed.copyright protection4PENANAQ0DGJq2nvW

            “OINK!” a tiny pig was staring at me indignantly.copyright protection4PENANAZMBVrKMM7R

            “Vestido.” I picked up my pet teacup pig. “Baby you can’t be mad at me.” I cradled him like a baby. “It’s my bed not yours.” Vestido nudged my arm with his snout, letting me know he wanted to be let down. I set the pig down and it ran under my bed. “The silent treatment?” I said pretending to sound offended. “Really, This is how you treat me? I could eat you.” I dropped to my knees and peered under my bed to see the pig curling up on a few old t-shirts I had thrown under there rather than wash. “Oink.” I muttered poking my pig. “Gobble gobble, yum yum you taste like bacon.” I patted the pig before deciding to leave him alone. I sat at my desk and started studying. I actually did have a psychology test coming up. I found it too difficult to study Freud however, I kept thinking of what my stepfather had said earlier. I closed my book in frustration.copyright protection4PENANAgCfxYy35g7

            “Oink.” Vestido was looking up at me from under my bed.copyright protection4PENANAS78vNRWPes

            “Two more months.” I told him. “Then we can go live our lives.” Just then our doorbell rang. I knew my stepfather was probably passed out by now. I unlocked the door and left my room and started walking towards the front entrance. I peeked through the peephole. I saw a mane of red hair. Whoever was at the door was clearly a woman. She was probably a salesperson, or someone trying to convert me to her faith. Either way I wasn’t thrilled to open the door. I would have left them outside, but people tend ring the doorbell multiple times, and that tends to wake drunken stepfathers. I took the lesser of two evils and opened my front door.copyright protection4PENANALeen9G7Wsf

            I was not ready for what I saw. The woman was facing away from me, but she was clearly naked. She turned as I gasped at the sight. Had I not already been gasping from her nudity, I would have when I saw her face. She was gorgeous, truly stunningly beautiful, but that’s not what caught my eyes. It was hers, her eyes that is. One was hazel, quite a normal eye, however its partner was a glowing orb of brilliant white light.copyright protection4PENANANJS3hQBkVS

            “Hello.” The woman told me. “May we come in?”copyright protection4PENANAsOZAkMsgCG

            “What the hell?” I stepped back. I wish I hadn’t, I was now out of reach to close the door. The woman followed me inside. She was looking passed me into the house.copyright protection4PENANAIoVXM4DU06

            “Who are you?” she asked.copyright protection4PENANA9NQ2R7StsO

            “Heidi.” I muttered. “Why are you here, why are you naked, and what is wrong with your eye?”copyright protection4PENANAlUCkvW6XdJ

            She raised a knife before her, it was not pointed at me she was merely showing it to me. “We are here to defend love. And we have one eye for each of us.”copyright protection4PENANAEV7zSTEwNE

            “We?” I asked.copyright protection4PENANACXssZjASM2

            “No!” the woman shouted lowing the knife. “She is innocent. We are not here to kill her. Love has not touched her, she had done nothing against love.” Before I could be relieved the knife was gone, she was on top of me pinning me to the floor. Her free hand wrapped around my throat, the dagger wagging in my face. I noticed a dove a carved into the long slender blade.copyright protection4PENANAG7Wjssgzqt

            “Jesus!” I screamed. “Please don’t kill me.”copyright protection4PENANAi5opFhjjN7

            “OINK!” Vestido was on the scene. He was running around the woman, oinking and squealing. Clearly panicked by her presence.copyright protection4PENANAYp4qS4KsWw

            “Pig?” the woman looked away from me. “That’s a good question…I don’t know if pigs can love.”copyright protection4PENANAuCErW6UcFk

            “HEIDI!” I had never been so relieved to hear my stepfather coming. “SHUT THAT DAMN PIG UP!”copyright protection4PENANAFYq4o5lHo9

            “Yes.” The woman nodded. “Yes, he is why we are here. He has affronted love. He has betrayed the bond and assaulted love. He will die.” The woman got off from on top of me and began walking towards my stepfather’s voice, dagger raised. She was going to kill him. I got to my feet, Vestido still going crazy besides me. I felt no love for my stepfather, but I did not want him dead. I had to help him.copyright protection4PENANAOmyTNrXxUT

            “NO!” I shouted. I charged the woman. We wrestled and grappled for the knife.copyright protection4PENANA4owIQsPKFv

            “WHAT DO YOU MEAN NO!” his footsteps quickened. He was still drunk, and my apparent defiance of him enraged him. “I’LL FRY THAT LITTLE SHIT FOR BREAKFAST!” he was storming into the room. Just as I lost my balance and stumbled backwards.copyright protection4PENANA5ltvpSALzZ

            “We can’t kill her.” The woman said even as she came at me with the knife. “Aphrodite NOOO!!!” the woman’s arm jerked to the side, causing her to fall down besides me.copyright protection4PENANAUomth9VfHP

            “WHAT THE HELL?” my stepfather was now here. “Heidi what’s going on?”copyright protection4PENANA8LeEu47kPM

            Traitor to love!copyright protection4PENANAPU8jpybZjL

            A voice shook the house. The woman got to her knees and glared at my stepfather, baring her teeth in a sickening smile.copyright protection4PENANAZe9lIrvEGc

            Die now and know your pain will never end.copyright protection4PENANAtPXIusNBMC

            “NO!” I grabbed her ankle, preventing her from pouncing. She looked at me and hissed. The knife came down hard at me. She crushed the blade’s handle into my skull. My grip went limp as I blacked out. I remember hearing my stepfather scream as her ankle leapt through my slackening fingers.copyright protection4PENANAoCwxWV57Vp

A/N: Hey readers! This chapter is obviously a new POV character. Tell me what you think of Heidi. She'll be sticking around in the future. Any guesses as to what her role will be? Any comments on Albany's transformation? Anybody just like teacup pigs?8Please respect copyright.PENANAXv0Vdun069
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