CHAPTER FIVE HUNDRED and FIFTY-NINE
“Now,” Abi said.
Lucifer looked disappointed, but Abi was firm.
“I am not playing with you,” Abi said. “Do it. Now.”
“Fine,” Lucifer said.
The gorgeous blonde blue eyes white man disappeared and a voluptuous light skinned woman appeared.
“Whoa,” Jeraine said.
A moment later, he transformed into the most alluring dark skinned woman Jeraine had ever seen. Jeraine took a step backward.
Lucifer transformed into a tall strong dark skinned man, and then what looked like an Asian business man from Japan and then China and then Mongolia and then …
“Stop!” Jeraine said holing up his hand to block the site of Lucifer. “I get it! He’s a shape shifter like the cat.”
“The cat?” Hades asked.
“Asteria lives here in cat form,” Abi said.
“That’s a relief to me,” Hades said. He nodded to Abi in thanks. “My wife believes that she ‘lost’ her. She will be greatly relieved to know that she is all right.”
“What would you like me to look like?” Lucifer cut in to turn their attention back to him.
Jeraine took his hand away from his eyes and immediately regretted it. Lucifer looked like a unicorn with rainbow emanating from his long horn.
“The devil can take any form,” Jeraine said, closing his eyes.
There was a noise and Jeraine opened his eyes.
The traditional demon shape of the devil stood in front of him. Even though he knew that he shouldn’t be, Jeraine was terrified. He yelped with fear and covered his eyes.
“Knock it off,” Hades said.
He heard a demonic laugh.
“Enough,” Abi said with finality.
“If he’s not a shape shifter, what is he?” Jeraine asked, still not opening his eyes.
“He’s an archangel,” Abi said. “Show him.”
Jeraine opened an eye.
Lucifer gave her a long look before turning back to Jeraine. Lucifer transformed into the brightest, most beautiful light.
“This is what they look like when they aren’t in form,” Abi said. “They take form in which the other being expects them to take. This is the only way they can interact with a physical being. It is a great honor to see an archangel in energetic form.”
“Thanks?” Jeraine said mildly. “Hey, is that why Tanesha and her mom glow?”
“That’s right,” Lucifer as a light said. “You are my brother Uriel’s grandchild’s husband. We are family.”
“No, no, no.” Jeraine shook his head. “I don’t think so.”
Lucifer as the light laughed. It was truly the most beautiful sound Jeraine had ever heard. He looked at Abi but she looked angry.
“Knock it off,” Abi said. “You injure him in anyway, and I cannot predict how this house with respond.”
Lucifer as the light seemed to wince.
“How did you get in here?” Jeraine asked.
“It was not easy or pleasant,” Lucifer said. “I will honor the rules of the house.”
Lucifer gave Abi a little nod. His form became that of an older, medium skinned man in casual clothing. As if he was having trouble keeping up, Jeraine shook his head. Lucifer raised his hands in acquisition, and Hades laughed.
“While it’s horrifying to meet you both,” Jeraine said, “I am here on a mission for Miss. T. I won’t let you distract me. I just won’t.”
Denver Cereal continues tomorrow…
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