“Remember the first day we went to the book shop and met Esmerelda?”
“Well, yea. Of course I do. Why?”
“Esmerelda knew something about your powers. She knows where they come from.”
Sadie playfully slapped me on the arm. “And you didn’t tell me? The fuck, Nicky?”
“Sadie, calm down. This isn’t easy to say and it probably won’t be easy to hear. Those black and blue flames of yours…it’s Hell-fire.”
“Hell-fire?” she shrieked. “Why in the Fuck would I be able to summon Hell-fire?”
I paused. I didn’t want to say it, but her eyes pleaded for an answer. “Esmerelda said that means…”
I couldn’t spit the words out. So Sadie forced my hand. “Say it, Nicky! Say it!”
“This means that you must be part Demon.” There. I said it, and I regretted it immediately.
Sadie hopped out of her chair. She was obviously upset and shaking. “Bullshit!” she screamed. “I am not part Demon! That’s impossible!”
I stepped towards her, wanting to comfort her, but she backed away. “Sadie…”
“Don’t ‘Sadie’ me!” She fell down on her knees and started crying. “It’s not true…it can’t be.”
“You said you never knew who your father was. The powers, the flames, it all makes sense of you think about it, baby.”
She screamed, “It doesn’t make sense! Nothing makes sense!” She looked up at me and her eyes were rolled over and glowing black again.
I took a step backwards. “Sadie, baby…”
“What?” she hollered angrily.
“Your eyes…they’re black.”
“What?” she said in a softer tone. She stood up and stepped in front of the mirror on the wall. She took one look at herself and she slouched down and withered up into almost nothing. “Oh my God.” she whispered.
“The same thing happened right before you kicked ass and took names at Marcus’ old office.”
She turned to me, with tears pouring down her cheeks. “This is what I looked like?”
I carefully nodded my head, afraid to upset her any more. “Yes. This is what your eyes looked like.”
She fell to her knees again and cried even harder. “I’m hideous! I’m a Demon! Why me, Nicky? Why did this have to happen to me?”
I knelt beside her and carefully lifted her chin so she was looking at me. “I’m a Demon, too. And you still love me don’t you?”
Sadie wiped her eyes and turned away. “Don’t ask such silly questions!”
I turned her head back until our eyes met. “You still love me don’t you?”
She placed her hand on top of mine. “Now and always.”
I caressed her tear-stained cheek. “And that is the same way I love you. I don’t care about what you are. I care about who you are. I don’t know where life is taking us, but it’s taking us there together.”
We sat there in the floor for hours without saying a word. We just clutched to each other, unsure of what to say. Maybe we didn’t have to say anything. The force holding us together was stronger than any words we could have spoken.