The Double Life
Author's Note: Hi everyone! This is my first fanfic that I've written since I've stopped writing them four years ago. I just so decided to write one on Dante and my OC Cheryl. I'm not sure if I'm going to stick with the title for this fanfic yet. If anyone has suggestions let me know. I hope you enjoy the story!
Chapter 1: Called to a Mission
"Huff… Huff… Huff…"a little girl with short dark brown hair ran down the street, holding onto a hand of a boy that was a little bit older than her. Tears ran down the little girl's cheeks, "Mommy… Daddy…."
The boy led the girl to a playground in the park and stopped running. He then turned around too look at the little girl. "Don't worry sis. Mom and Dad are going to catch up with us soon."
"Ok…" She wiped the tears away from her face.
A chuckle sounded from behind the boy, "I wouldn't be so sure…"
With a gasp the boy turned around to see a silhouette of a demon. Its eyes were glowing red in the darkness. He looked over at his sister, "Stay back," he made fists out of his hands, ready to do whatever it took to protect his little sister.
The demon chuckled again and tossed a body toward them. It landed in front of them.
The little girl screamed and her brother was shocked upon seeing the body of their dead mother lying before them. 'She didn't make it,' he thought.
"You don't stand a chance against me little boy," The demon said. "If you don't want to end up like your mother, hand over your sister to me."
"Never!" The boy yelled out.
The demon raised it's claws and charged toward the boy.
"Look out!" the girl screamed.
I sat up in my bed abruptly. My palms were sweaty, my heart beat fast. My eyes darted around the room looking for a sign of danger to defend myself against.
Seeing that there wasn't a threat in sight, I sighed and tried to calm myself down. That dream again? Why did I have to dream about it again…?
I got up and washed my face, brushed my teeth, and walked back into my room. The room is dimly lit by the street lights below. The sky outside was still in a gradient of navy blue to a dark purple with a small amount of red in the horizon from the city lights of downtown. There were a few cars passing by on the street below and the sidewalks were empty.
Despite trying to distract myself by looking outside, images from the dream still lingered in my mind. I uttered a sigh and sat down on my bed. I extended my left arm towards out and reached out for something on the wall. My fingers felt a soft surface of something wrapped in cloth.
I pulled it towards me and unwrapped it. It was asword that my father gave to me. It was a reminder of what happened on that day… the day that lead to my promise.
"kodoku no hate ni hohoemi nakushite mo dare ni mo kesenai kokoro moyashite!"
I jumped and rolled over across my bed in a hurry to reach for my cellphone which was now lighting up and playing the chorus for "EVER" by GACKT. I covered the speaker of my phone, trying to suppress the noise as a means to not disturb my roommate next door. I wasn't too sure if the walls in this apartment were more soundproof then the dorms, but it was better to be safe then sorry.
I looked down at my phone to see my brother's picture showing up on the screen of my phone. I pressed on the image of a green phone. "What's up Alex?" I tried to say as lowly as I could but barely enough so he can hear me.
"Cheryl, I just got a call for a mission and I'm going to need your help on this one. Hurry, I'm waiting in the small seating area outside of your apartment."
"Got it." I hung up the phone, and got off the bed yet again. I hurriedly changed my clothes, put my shoes on, and took my wallet, phone, sword, and some other weapons with me. I slowly closed the door behind me in order to not wake up my roommate in the wee hours of the night.
I exited my apartment, seeing Alexander laying back on the small leather couch in the hallway right across from my door.
"Hey." My brother greeted standing up. He had one of his hands in the pocket of his dark navy jeans "Let's get going shall we?"
"Sure. So, what's this mission about?" I asked, looking up at him.
He ran the fingers of his free hand through his shoulder length black hair. "Apparently there have been some killings in a neighborhood not too far from here. A body of one of the victims was discovered yesterday."
"Okay…?" I pressed the down button for the elevator and got in.
My brother stepped into the elevator next, "Based on what I've found out, the suspect has been leaving weird traces behind him… Or should I say 'it'."
"It? Hmm… what tracks has our troublesome friend left for us?"
"See for yourself." My brother showed me his phone. On the screen was a picture of the crime scene.
"… That must've really been painful." I looked at the surroundings in the picture more to see the bloody hand prints only associated with a demon. "Oh, hello… what have we here?"
"Now you see why I called you for it?" We both stepped out of the elevator once it reached the first floor.
I hurriedly walked over to Alexander's car. "I'm pretty sure it's not something you can't handle." I yawned and then sighed, "I have a midterm to wake early for later…"
"It's better to be well prepared for it." Alexander held the door of the car open for me, "One of the authorities failed in pursuing the killer."
"If you say so…" I got into the car. "Thanks."
Alexander closed the door and went over to the driver's side. Starting the car, he looked over at me, "So what time is your midterm tomorrow?"
I sighed, "Ten in the morning…"
He drove the car and laughed, "Ten?! You have more than enough time to sleep for it! You're so lazy."
"I wanted to study more in the morning." I murmured slightly irritated. I thought again about the nightmare that I had, "Not to mention I didn't have a good sleep so far…"
"What was that?"
"Nothing…" I looked out the window on my side of the car. I can't tell him about the dream.
Alexander sighed, "Well, you'll be fine. You always score well in class regardless of what subject."