Theodore opens the gate to the orphanage play yard. I walk down the path, looking in both directions at the kids playing. I started to get discouraged at the site of nothing, but humans. Theodore must have noticed my disbelief, because he grabbed my arm, wrapping his into my elbow, and led me forward. I shook off my disbelief. This was not the time to give up. I needed workers, and these children needed a home. Theodore opens the doors to enter the building. As we walked in, kids of all ages ran up to us.
"Are you here to adopt us?"
"Take me! Take me!"
"I can work!"
Emma stood at the doorway, with fear in her eyes. Theodore walked up to her calmly. “ May I ask what you just saw?” His voice was the tone of an angel. I knew he was using his powers to get her to answer. I knew the voice he was using. It makes you feel calm, makes you forget what's going on around you. It draws you in as he speaks, making you want to answer whatever questions he has. I can barely fight it on a good day, he uses it on me only when he's worried about me. “I would love to, Theodore.” She walked closer to him as she spoke. “Lila got mad at the sight of these kids, and how they live. She looked at me in anger. I know I have done nothing to help though, so maybe I deserve it. Lila ran at me with her palms out; ready to slap me. You tried to stop
As we walked down the fields to get to our house, the kids ran, and played. It was like this was their first time being outside. They stopped to look at everything. They were interested by the way the plants grow, by the wind that made the trees dance, and by the sun that felt hot on their skin. I smiled at the sight of them running around. I had made the right choice. As we got to the walkway that led to our front doors, the children stopped mid play.“Are we to live here?” Tempest asked in awe.“Is it not to your likings?” I asked. I was not sure what they were expecting. We only had four rooms, but I had thought about what to do as we walked. Me and Jamira would share a room, while the twins would take Jamira’s room. Tempest can sleep downstairs in Theodores room. And for the last ch
“Okay kids… I want you to know your new last name. If you decide you would rather be Theodore’s or Jamira’s child, that will be fine too. If you will have me as your mom… your new last name will be Celestia. That is my human family name.” I had no clue what my deman family name is, but that was a question for another time. The children looked at each other.“So we are going to be brothers and sisters?” The twin holding the baby asked shyly. I got down on the floor, and sat beside them.“Is that a problem? You can always have Theodore or Jamira adopt you.” I wondered if maybe one of the girls already fell in love with Tempest. Jamira’s eyes shot up as she realized why we had our little conversion in the kitchen. Theodore just shook his head. He
Flora was really shy about undressing, but hearing her sister’s past, I was patient. I sat in the chair next to the tub, heating the water up, as she walked over.“I’m ready…” I looked up at her. She was covering her chest and vigina. Her shoulders were scrawny. You could see each bone clearly. Her collarbone looked like it was sucking in her skin. Her rib bones showed on her ribcage. Her hips were so visible, it looked like she did not have any fat. She had a small belly… Barely there. I was not disgusted at her, but at the way she came to look this way.“Do you need help getting in?” I feared touching her. I felt one wrong move would break her. She shook her head no, and stepped inside.“Is the water
I laid in bed, listening to Jamira and Theodore put the kids to bed. The baby boy laid beside me. I had him wrapped in my arms. We have not bought the extra beds yet, and since it was the kids first night in their own beds, and rooms… Jamira slept with the twins in her bed, and Theodore sat in a chair, watching over Tempest as he slept. Theodore says it is a choice for an angel to sleep. I wandered over and over about the gift from God that Theodore spoke of to no avail of the answer. All I could think about was the children. I hoped for the future together, and I prayed that I could change their lives for the better. I laid in bed, thinking for some time. When I looked out my window, the sky was dark. Lights filled the sky. The moon is hidden by darkness. It was pitch black outside. I got up, unable to sleep. The baby, too, was unable to sleep. He laid on my chest… eyes wide open. He did not make a sound. His eyes just stared at me.
I walked into the house, slowly closing the door behind me. I did not hear any noises. I assumed everyone was still asleep. I was in a rush, but had to move slowly. I did not want anyone asking questions. I really didn’t want anyone to know what just happened between me and Ezekiel… because I didn’t know myself. There was passion in that kiss. But where did that passion come from? I did not have feelings for him, and from what I could tell… He did not like me either.“Focus!” I spoke to myself softly.“Momma!” Sanguinex was smiling in my arms. He was precious. I had only had him a day, but I already felt a mother-child bound for him. For all four of the kids. I felt like everything would be alright now that they were here. I hugged him to my chest… not t
I opened my eyes to the sight of daybreak. The sun was barley in the sky, so I knew it was still early. Sanguinex was asleep next to me. He must have tired himself out last night. I got up, leaving him on the bed. I looked through my wardrobe for something to wear, and got dressed. Should I leave him on the bed sleeping? I looked at him peacefully sleeping. I decided to carry him with me. I took a thin cover, and wrapped him around my chest snuggly. This will work. I opened the door, and headed to Jamira’s room first.“Good Morning girls!” I tried to be as uplifting as possible, afraid they were still hurting from last night.“I want to wear this one!” Rosalita yelled with joy.“Aunty, can I wear this one?!” Flora was excited a
“Are you ready to go princess?” Jamira was standing against the cave entrance. I was going home… Or what I am supposed to call home. I told my father I would stay for a few years. I wanted to get to know him and mother. I wasn’t sure if we would get along. Jamira reminds me all the time that I am nothing like the demons in hell. She says my human nature stops my true potential. I laugh everytime she says that though, because Theodore says the opposite. He thinks my demon side gets in the way of my potential to be an angel. I am happy just being myself.We are going through a cave, because I wanted to bring some of my belongings. JAmira says we can’t teleport a lot of objects. She tells me the cave entrance is a portal to hell. I find it interesting, because it is not an unknown cave. She says you must know the right words to say to be able to enter. No human can