Arech appeared in front of Usha.
“You should knock.” Usha said wiping her mouth with her hand. She had been investigating what happened with Josh. She found a place were demons seemed to hide, and she needed to be in shape, if she was going to face them alone.
Arech looked at her disgusted. The man lay face-up, with chest completely eaten.
“What was his fault?” He asked still looking at the man.
Usha look at the man too and shrugged. “I was hungry.”
Arech went to sit on the other bed in the room. The room was small and bare like most of the motels room.
“I’m not here under anyone’s orders.” Arech clarified. Usha raised an eyebrow and stared at him. He didn’t look back. The room was still for a moment. Usha decided to light a cigarette and sat in front of Arech, half-naked and covered in blood.
“You should stop doing this.”
Usha brusted laughing.
“Are you threatening me?”
“No. I’m trying to let you understand that what you are doing is wrong.”
“Oh really, wrong for who?”
“You can stop, and everything will be over.”
“I’m not stopping Arech. Not until I find Adam.”
Arech looked at her. “if you stop, he’ll come back.” The room was silent again. Usha hardened. She knew what he was trying to say.
“I’m not going back Arech.”
Arech nodded. “Then save him, but not like this.” He said looking at the dead man on her bed.
Usha snapped furiously. “You think I have a choice? How can I fighting demons when I’m weak.” She stood and went over to him pointing her finger. “I’m the daughter of the devil, I cannot be weak. They have to fear me.”
Again silence. Usha went over to the window to finish her cigarette. Arech sneakily look at her. No matter the blood, he still found her beautiful.
“I’ll help you.” He found himself suddenly saying. Usha turned, cigarette in her fingers.
“I said I’ll help you.” He stood up. “But you have to promise this won’t happen again.” He pointed at the dead man. Usha looked at the man too.
“I won’t kill them, but if I need to I’ll feed on them.” Arech sighed, it was better than nothing.
“I have to go now,” Usha nodded and looked out of the window again. Arech vanished.
Usha looked back to where he was standing seconds ago. Then at the dead man. She shook her head and continued absently to look out of the window.