Saturday, March 16, 2013
What Goes Unsaid
“First, she shaved her head. Then, she started piercing everything.” Aunt Aggie cataloged my sins to Pastor Joe, as I waited on the hard bench outside. “Now, she has a tattoo.”
“It’s not your fault,” he soothed. “Puberty is ripe for demonry.”
I stared at the floor. “He should know.”
“We can save her from the Abyss, Agatha. Send her here after school, every day.”
I started shaking.
Amber reached for me, promise ring glinting. “Is it true, what you told me?”
I nodded, crying.
She grabbed my hand. “Then tonight, he finds out what a real demon can do.”