Grim paced about the room while Ella laid of the floor after she had fallen to the floor.
“I don’t have time for this bullshit! Wake up young lady.” he said and held out his right hand. A little bowl of water appeared on his hand and he blew into it making it as clod as ice. Holding the bowl in both hands, he threw the water on Ella’s face with a lot of force, causing the water to hit her face pretty hard. She woke up gently and yawned.
“Jeezzz, what a terrible nightmare. What an ugly face.” she said as she stretched and tried to get up.
“I’m sorry to disappoint you sweetness, but this ain’t a dream, and I’m still here.” Grim said, startling Ella who jumped from the ground to her feet. “You can atleast wait for me to leave before bad mouthing me.” Then with a grin on his face, he said, “That’s if you will still be alive when I leave here.”
Grim let out a loud evil laugh which caused lightening across the room again. The lightening frightened Ella so much that she looked pale and almost sicklyy.
“Are you some kind of a serial killer? Who sent you to kill me?”
“Serial killer? Really? That was your best guess? Give me some credit woman. Can a serial killer do this?” he said and then he disappeared. Ella looked around the room to make sure he was gone but then she felt a hand tap her shoulder from behind her, causing her to jump and run to another corner of the room by the wardrobe.
“Tadaaaaa.” Grim said and bowed mockingly. “Applause, applause,” he said and bowed again, but Ella was too scared to humor him with the applause he demanded. “Well, no? What a dry audience you are.”
“So who are you and what do you Mr ermmm.” she tried to recall his name.
“Grim,” he reminded her.
“Yes Mr Grim.”
“Just Grim, no Mr. What do you mean what do I want. Like I explained earlier, I am here to collect your soul. I couldn’t be more clearer.” he said and made to walk towards Ella.
Ella reached into her shoe rack and picked out one of her shoes with a tiny but very long heel and brandished it like a weapon making Grim to step back a little. He smiled at her amused by her defiance and then casually walked around the room.
“What do you want from me and how do you even know me?” she screamed,
“Let’s see, you’re Ella Samson, born February 20th, 1980, on a Sunday morning at about 4am, at the General hospital. Your mother’s name is Ella and you were named after her. You are the third child in a family of six and you are engaged to Alex whom you recently took a blood Oath with. Am I right or right?” he asked casually looking at Ella.
“Yes, but any stalker can know that.” Ella said trembling all over.
“Again with that? Discrediting me? I guess in some way I am the greatest stalker ever. Although I am not a serial killer even though everyone thinks I am,” he replied laughing at his own joke then realizing she didn’t get it. “It’s very close to your time so I suggest you pick a spot in this room where you would like to be found then we can go ahead. Bear in mind that I usually wont give people this option. Consider yourself lucky.”
“What do you mean?” Ella asked.
Grim rolled his eyes in annoyance, “I am afraid, I have a schedule to meet up and you are beginning to piss me off. It’s your death day and…” Grim began to say but Ella interrupted him.
“Wait, wait, please can you atleast tell me why you are here to take my soul?.”
“Isn’t it obvious? You took a blood Oath and swore to die if another man made love to you? Am I right?”
“Yes you are right. But I have been faithful. No man has touched me. Please don’t kill me.” Ella pleaded with tears rolling down her cheeks.
Grim broke out another round of loud laughter accompanied by lightning in the room. “Are you kidding me? What do you call what you did with your boss last night?”
“What? That was a dream. Does that count?”
“Are you a lover of denial or you are just clueless, daft and stupid? Your boss fucked you last night and you loved it. Now you claim it was a dream? What? You think I’m jobless? You think I would be here if you only had a dream? Damn! You are stupid.”
“Please wait wait, how can I be sure you are not lying? I mean, I woke up alone in the hotel room, my body wasn’t sore, there was no sign of orgasm and I gave my clothes to the laundry myself.”
“Oh cupcakes, you are so clueless. I may not have been qualified to take a soul before but I have seen it being done many time, I’ve helped escort taken souls to the other side. You made me qualify when you poured your blood mixed with local gin on my grave.”
“What do you mean, ‘on your grave?’ what grave?”
“Oh shit! I wasn’t told this work was this difficult.” he sighed and rolled his eyes. “There was a grave right where you poured the remaining blood and gin. You see, the blood Oath is hardly effective, but when you poured blood on the grave, it kinda brought me to life, we’ll, kind off. That made me a witness and I became the ghost of your Oath. From that day, I have followed you to make sure you kept the oath. And when you failed, I was assigned to come for your soul since I was the one who has been on your case.” Grim explained.
“This is all so confusing. If these Oaths are hardly ever effective then why was mine so?”
“Helloooo!! Have I been speaking French since? You poured blood on a grave. No one even knows someone was hurried there anyways. The property was sold by the original owners. But do you know the effect of local gin on a grave? Not to talk og blood on a grave. You are one of those spoiled kids raised in the city who knows absolutely nothing about traditions.”
“Fine, if you insist, then prove it to me. Prove to me that you are not lying to me just to kill me.”
Grim was getting frustrated. He would have really loved for his work to be easy without any futile attempt to delay the inevitable. Unlike the other agents of deaths, Grim was nice because this was actually his first time of soul collecting.
“Great, you need proof? I will give you proof. Now take my hand.”
“Why?” scared Ella asked.
“I will take you 24hours back to the past so you can see the whole thing unfold with your own eyes.”
“You can actually do that?” Ella asked surprised.
“Yes, I can do anything. Do I need to remind you of that? Take my hand. Don’t be scared, if I wanted hurt you, I won’t need to lie to you. I’ve told you I’m only nice to you because this is my first assignment. None of my colleagues act like this. They just go in there and take the soul they need. So just take my hand and close your eyes, the sooner I give you proof, the sooner I can get out of here.”
Ella reached her hand out and placed it into Grim’s hand. She closed her eyes even though she was freaked out. There was cold gust of air a again in the room which made Ella almost pee in her pant.
“Now open your eyes.” Grim said in just a few seconds later. Ella opened her eyes and the sight she saw scared her so much she looked pale. She was in the same hotel room that she was the previous day and her boss was taking off her clothes.
“Oh my God! I’m double. How is that possible? How can I be standing here and another of me is lying on the bed at the same time. It’s as if I have an identical twin.” Ella whispered to Grim.
“No need to whisper, they can’t hear us. Nothing here is real. Just watch and understand.”
Ella watched as her boss took off her clothes, phoned the laundry. When the laundry guy came to pick the clothes, her boss handed them to him. Giving him a large sum of money he instructed the laundry guy to tell Ella that she had called him and handed the clothes to him by herself, to Ella’s shock, then she watched as her boss went back to bed and began to caress her body. She saw how her boss dialed her phone and and waited for it to ring.
“Oh my God! I can’t watch this?” Ella said and she covered her face with her hands.
“Permission to fast forward? Besides, I already watched this yesterday and I have no interest in watching it again.”
“Do what ever you want. But how come I never noticed anything.” Ella asked.
Grim waved his finger in a circle and the room spun. Ella staggered a little and when she looked up, she saw her boss cum on her feet. Then he got up and went to the bathroom to wash up. He brought out his kerchief and fetched a bowl of very warm water. Which he used to clean Ella’s pussy and legs. He also wiped her mouth. After he was done cleaning her up, he picked her panties and wore her back also adjusted her sleeping position and arranged her hair.
“I have to leave now, the drug I slipped into your drink will ware off in a few hours. See you in the morning Sweetie. You have a sweet pussy. I hope we can do this again. I will plan many more trips.” her boss said as he made to leave the room.
“That sick son of a bitch. Pervert! Rapist! I could strangle you with my bare hands. I hope you rot in hell you bastard.” Ella cried at the top of her voice and made to attack her boss. But as she threw a punch at him it felt like punching the air as her hands went right through him.
“Save your energy. That’s a waste of time. None of this is real. Remember it was in the past. Now take my hand, it’s time to return to the future. I don’t have all night.” Grim ordered and she obeyed crying.
In a second, they were back in Ella’s room. By this time, reality dawned on her and she began to cry hysterically. “How could he do that to me, I respected him so much. How could he use my body like that?” Ella continued to cry and went on her knees, Mr Grim…. sorry, Grim, please don’t kill me. I beg you. As you can see, it wasn’t my fault. I was raped. I was drugged and taken advantage of. That should cut me some slack please I beg you. I did not consent to it. I was raped..”
“Tomatoes, Tometoes.. what’s the difference? You took an Oath that you would die if you have sex with any man other than Alex. It doesn’t matter if you gave your consent or not. Bottom line is that another man had sex with you. There was no clause in the Oath. You should have put all these into consideration before you agreed to take an Oath with an insecure stupid goat you should have walked away from. Right now my job is to take your soul to the other side. So come along I haven’t got all eternity,” Grim said sounding impatient for the first time.
“Wait, please,” she begged, “…have you ever been persuaded to overlook someone? To let them live a little longer?” Ella asked in tears.
“Hmmmm like I said, you will be my first soul. I have been an apprentice until the day you poured blood on my grave. But I know my colleagues have turned a blind eye on a few occasions allowing a soul to live longer than their time was meant to be” he said.
“See? I bet they were not even as nice as you are. But they did. If they could do it, you can do it for me. Please Grim. I beg you, don’t kill me.” Ella continued to cry.
Grim glanced up at her pitifully, he sat down on her bed and considered her for a moment, choosing to ignore her comments, “However, in the end the big Boss of the under world found out and issued a long lasting punishment to those who failed to get the souls. So turning a blind eye to a collection never ends well, hell is hot enough as it is.”
Ella rushed to him falling to her knees in front of him in anguish, “What can I do to prove to you that I want to live? Please I beg you. I can’t end like this. Please don’t kill me.”
“Damn! I never knew my job was going to be this Hard. Stop saying ‘Kill’. I am here to collect your soul. Call me death or soul collector.”
“What’s the difference. I’m going to die anyways. Same same. Please I beg you. Give me a second chance.”
“Second chance? Hahaha. You humans are so funny. Death is staring you in the face and you are talking about second chances? Even your bible says ‘There is no repentance in the grave.”
“You know the bible?”