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Chapter Five: Snow

Something cold and wet nudged my face. I groaned and rolled over. A paw scratched at my back and the whining started. I sat up and stretched.

"Alright, alright I'm up." I looked over at Lucifer. He barked happily. I got up and opened the door. He just sat there with a look on his face as if he was saying

'Are you coming too?'

"I'll be down soon." I chuckled. Lucifer got up and ran downstairs. I went over to my dresser and got my clothes. I walked over to the bathroom. I started to change when something didn't feel right. I brushed it off and finished changing. I went over to the sink and did the basic morning ritual, brushing hair and teeth. As I turned I thought I saw something red in the mirror. It defiantly wasn't me. I shakily switched off the light and opened the door. There was a thing standing right in front of me. I backed away but the thing shuffled closer. It had on a long red robe with the hood up. The thing looked up and I saw its face. I wanted to run but I couldn't. It had the skull of a jackal! It raised its arm revealing a skeleton paw. I closed my eyes and wished this was just a really bad nightmare. I peaked and saw that the thing was gone. I sighed with relief wand cautiously walked out of the bathroom.

As I walked down stairs I looked out the window. It was snowing. I smirked, this was why I liked winter so much. Everything was snow covered and still. So silent that even if you take the quietest breath, everyone can still hear it. I yawned as I walked into the kitchen slash dinning room.

"Good morning honey." Mom put a plate of bacon and eggs in front of me after I sat at the table.

"Morning mom." I mumbled. She chuckled and went back to the kitchen. As I ate Lucifer whined from under the table. I cautiously slipped him some bacon.

"Raven don't feed the dog table scraps, he'll get spoiled that way." Mom called from the kitchen. I smirked, funny how parents know things. I continued to eat, thinking absent mindedly about the snow.

As soon as I was done I put my plate in the sink and walked over to the door. I put on my snow boots and jacket. I called over my shoulder.

"I'm going for a walk mom."

"Ok, and take Lucifer with you. From what Paul has told me, he loves the snow." As soon a mom mentioned the snow, Lucifer jumped up and trotted over to the door. I chuckled and got his leash. I walked over to him and hooked the leash to his collar. I opened the door and he all but bolted out. He jumped into a pile of snow. I chuckled and coaxed him out of the snow. Lucifer trotted beside me as we walked down the street. The air didn't have its usual stillness. I seemed heavier that before. I wasn't watching where we were going until Lucifer pulled at the leash. I ran along with him into the alcove of trees. After an hour I started to hear voices. Lucifer was almost flat against the ground as we got closer. I stifled a gasp when I heard a familiar voice.

"Thanks for everything." It was Mark. I peaked through the brush and I couldn't believe what I saw. Apparently Lucifer found a short cut to the Thorn's estate. There was a banner up near the house.

'Happy Birthday Mark.'

So today was Mark's birthday. I was tempted to stand up and walk over, when Lucifer growled.

"What's wrong Lu?" There was something that I didn't like about this. "Come on we are going home." I stood up and turned around. I started to walk back but Lucifer pulled against the leash to stop me. He growled again still facing the Thorn estate. The mumble of voices stopped and someone walked over. As the person got closer I saw that it was Mark. I really didn't want to talk to him if I have to explain the Damien and I are together.

"Raven? What are you doing here." He pulled back the brush. Lucifer growled.

"Just walking Lucifer. He kinda found a short cut from my house to here." I rubbed the back of my neck. Lucifer barked at Mark. "Lucifer hush." I bent down and tried to calm him down.

"I didn't know you had a dog."

"Just got him last night, a present from mom."

"Oh, and the occasion?"

"She was just trying to be nice, that's all." I stood up, but Lucifer whined. Mark got closer too me, and Lucifer barked at him. Marks shushed him, still getting closer to me.

" You know, I never realized how pretty you'd look silhouetted against the snow, but you are gorgeous." He was smiling.

"Um Mark?"

"Yes my angel?"

"I'm kinda with Damien." I saw his face fall. He backed away a foot or two. He looked hurt.

"Oh, ok then, I have to get back to the party." He stalked back to his house. I could see in his eyes that he was way beyond angry. Lucifer looked at me with eyes that said,

'Can we go home now?'

"Come on lets go" I walked back through the alcove of trees and Lucifer gladly followed.

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After I got home, Lucifer was curled up by the fireplace and I was in the chair reading. Dad still was at work and mom went to do some grocery shopping. Suddenly the T.V came on, which was on the other side of the room. I turned around, my eyes narrowed. It was on the news and the reporter was saying something about a journalist that was killed this morning around nine o-clock. I got up and turned off the T.V, but my mind was hard at work. Lucifer was acting very strange around that time…oh what am I thinking? My mind was just tired that's all. I moved to the couch and stretched out. All I needed was a good nap.