Lola is in shock as the demon stays bent down on one knee, his right hand extended in a gentle manner as if he was asking for hers.
“Princess?” Her mind was in a million places at that moment. She was ready for death, she was ready for anything else, this took her by surprise. The demon stands up, his eyes sealed shut with hard rusted barbed wire.
“It seems your memory has been altered. I am Delkatov, your personal bodyguard. And you are the princess, we’ve all been looking for you.”
“The princess of what?”
“Of Hell, my dear.”
Lola gets a head rush and feels faint. She falls sideways onto the bed as Delkatov gently reaches out catching her in his arms. Other demons begin to crowd in the entrance, all of them bathed in blood and entrails.
“Princess, let me show you. It will all make sense to you, please.” He places his palm across her forehead.
Her vision blurs as lights in hyper speed blind past her sight. Everything looks cloudy for a moment, the picture becomes clearer and the sight of a pregnant woman is being chased through the woods. She falls on her back and reaches up begging for mercy.
A man and woman walk up and mumble something Lola can’t understand. The woman looks familiar. The man pulls out a cross and a book, the woman begins to chant throwing some kind of herb on the pregnant woman.
The pregnant woman screams and lays flat on the dirt, she holds her stomach crying. Wind begins to pick up and howl through the leaves, Lola feels as if she’s actually there.
The pregnant woman trembles as she goes into labor. Her eyes widen while transitioning into a darker color, into a pure black. She screams in a language Lola can’t understand, the woman tosses more herbs on her. The man reads lines from a book, the pregnant woman arches her back. Her body writhes in pain then suddenly collapses on the floor.
The couple stare at her and begin to walk off when they hear an infant’s cry. They turn and see a baby crying on the dirt just underneath her dress. The woods grow loud with rustling and growling, the mom picks the baby up and runs with the dad.
Lola feels sick to her stomach, things slowly come together like a jigsaw puzzle. Lola’s real mom was killed by the woman who raised her.
Things flash forward to Lola seeing demons, telling her mom about them. She remembers her advice about drawing them. At night her mother sneaks in grabbing the pictures and pricking her finger with a needle, she dabs a spot of blood on the photo trapping the demons.
Things forward once more to the night she was outside her room banging on the door as her mother screamed. A man bent over slashes her with a blade in a blood frenzy, he stands up and turns toward the door. Lola’s heart stops when she sees his face. The lover she called Kiel.
He begins to walk towards the door hearing a cry from the other side when a demon flies in through the window. Terrified, Kiel jumps through a neighboring window. Landing on a balcony he runs to jump off and trips slamming his head against a rock upon his landing. He stumbles to his feet too scared to think about his injury and continues to run.
Cops find him a day later wandering down a road with no memory, he was completely unaware that he was wanted for the murder of eleven women. His lawyer convinced him to plead insanity although he knew nothing of what was going on. Even up to his first day at the asylum everything before was a blur.
Lola opens her eyes gasping for air. She sits up and begins to throw up. Delkatov pats her back as she wipes the drool and vomit from her mouth.
“I’m so confused, Kiel was a killer? Who was my real mom, and why was she murdered? Who am I?”
“Your mother carried the seed of the dark master. You are his daughter, the princess of Hell. Your foster mother was trying to do an exorcism with her husband. Your real mother died in the process, but you lived. They didn’t have the heart to kill an infant. So they took you in, raised you as their own. Your ‘mother’ was a demon hunter. Your ‘father’ never died in a car accident like she told you. He’s still alive, still hunting our kind. They knew how to trap us and knew we were getting close, they tricked you Lola. You weren’t just giving us names you thought of, you knew it in your soul, it’s why it came so easy to you. We’re here to save you. Now please, come. We mustn’t waste time.”
“I loved him…why? How?”
“He had an unforeseen evil in him such as you do, it attracted you to him. Come princess.”
Lola looks around the room she called home for so long, she didn’t know what to think and found this all hard to believe. She stands up and walks out of her room. Demons of all sizes and sorts out in the lobby and hallway take a knee with their heads bowing down.
Lola stares at the mass of demons and looks over to Delkatov. “Where are we going?”
Delkatov holds his head up and whispers, “Home, to prepare princess.”
“Prepare for what?” she asks still in shock.
He looks down at her. “We’ve been urgent to find you before it starts, Heaven has declared war.”