CHAPTER FIVE HUNDRED AND NINETY-EIGHT
“Do you think Mike knows that he’s covered in red muck?” Jill asked as they head into the Castle.
“I don’t think he cares,” Jacob said.
Jill laughed. They’d reached the landing of the long stairway when Jill turned.
“A demon?” Jill asked.
“Annoying,” Jacob said. “He melted all of the chocolate in the 7-11.”
“Asshole,” Jill said.
“That’s got to be a sin,” Jacob said.
She stared up the rest of the stairwell and looked back at Jacob.
“You weren’t afraid?” Jill asked. “I think I would be terrified.”
“One thing I learned from Levi Johanssen…” Jacob said.
“Delphie’s abuser?” Jill asked. “The one who tried to kill her?”
“I learned from Johanssen is these kinds of creatures only care about power. What they want is power over you,” Jacob said. “By being afraid or angry, you give them power over you. You give up your time on this earth to read about them, think about them, or even worry about them. What you focus on grows. Nothing annoys the power hungry more than ignoring them. It’s the best way to hold onto your own power.”
“I seemed to irritate this one,” Jacob said.
Jill gave him a slight nod and headed up the stairs.
“Did he want your soul?” Jill asked as she entered the loft.
“It’s what he said, but how likely is that?” Jacob asked, with a snort.
They laughed as they entered the loft.
“We have them!” Jill said.
Heather and Tanesha laughed and cheered. Jill passed a package to Jacob.
“Since you’re already a mess,” Jill said.
Laughing, Jacob went into the twin’s room to find all of the toddlers in need of a change. Blane came in after him.
“You’re not ready for Hockey!” Blane exclaimed.
“After he finished up,” Jill said.
Heather and Tanesha laughed. Jacob gave Blane a package of wipes and they got started. They finished in almost no time.
“I need to shower,” Jacob said.
“Well make it fast!” Blane said. “We’re almost late.”
“Will do,” Jacob said
He went to the shower wondering what else could possibly happen on this silly day.
Denver Cereal continues on Monday…
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