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ChloeWrites t1_j8fuepj wrote

Part 1 - The Letter

I stared in confusion at the letter I held in my hand. I'd read it twice already but still didn't understand. "This has to be some twisted joke that my brother Jake is pulling. M-maybe if I read it again..." Jill shuddered, goosebumps crawling up her skin, causing her purple hair to raise a little.

"Dearest Jillian Lancaster Popper," The letter began as she read it aloud this time.

"You have been chosen to be saved from this wretched planet. In one year, humanity will unleash nuclear armageddon upon the land. Obliterating everything and everyone you know and love. However, my esteemed colleagues and I have decided to give you an opportunity to continue living, on another planet, in a separate universe. I will stop by personally in thirty of your earth minutes to confirm your invitation" Jill sunk to the floor.

"This is a prank! Nuclear armageddon, the literal end of the world as we know it! For what?! This is utter bullshit..." Jill sighed, placing the letter on the coffee table before walking into the living room to sit next to her greyhound, Alister.

"What an I gonna do boy, if this isn't a prank?" Alistor curled up in my lap as I drifted off to sleep.

End part 1


ChloeWrites t1_j8fzht1 wrote

Part 2 - The Visitor

I woke to the sound of Alistor's loud snoring. "Geez, boy. Why do you have to be so loud..." I blinked and rubbed my eytes, but as my vision cleared, my jaw dropped. "W-who are you and how did you get into my house?!"

Alistor woke, lifting his left ear off his left eye, he sized the man up with a long, hard stare, before covering his eye and falling back asleep.

"Some guard dog you are..." I sighed, holding my hands up. "Take whatever you want... just leave my dog and I alone..."

"Ah, darling. Is that... apathy I smell?" The man smiled a bit that motioned for the chair along the living room wall, across from the TV.

I rolled my eyes and gestured for him to sit. still holding my hands up. "Maybe... I don't know how you got in here. No signs of forced entry only... is that a burn mark on my carpet?" I looked closer, then placed my head in my hands. "And you torched my floor, somehow..."

"I'm sorry, did you not get my letter, miss Jill?" He snapped his fingers and the letter appeared in his free hand.

"Oh... you've gotta be kidding me. That wasn't a joke?" I continued to hold my head in my hands.

"No, not by a long shot I'm afraid. Trust me, myself and my colleagues wish it were the case. So, what are you feeling about the idea of moving to a new home world?" The man snapped his fingers again and a coffee mug appeared in his hand, before he took a sip of... whatever it was.

"Okay, let's say this is real and not some elaborate joke by my brother. How many other people are going to be on this planet in this other universe? How are we all getting there?" I looked up at him as he took another swig of his drink. "And who the bloody hell are you?"

The man chuckled as he placed his drink on the table. "I go by many names and pseduonames. 'The Devil,' 'Lucifer,' 'The Serpent' that 'made'," he emphasized with air quotes, "Eve take the apple, the forbidden fruit. But, you may refer to me as Luci, should you choose."

"As for how many other... humans specifically, we're undecided on that matter. How you'll get there: Portals, teleportation, etcetera. Whatever ends up being most efficient. The goal, however, is not to just save humans, but all humanoid and anthropomorphic individuals, entities, and anomolies. We, my colleagues and I, wish to build a new. Start from scratch. No hiding in the shadows or having secret lives. Everything will be in the open. No more 'monsters' being hunted by humans, though, arguably, humans are more monsterous than the things they hunt, but hey, who is counting?" He let out a hearty laugh.

"I'm sorry... you're telling me that all the creatues we read in fantasy novels, fan-fiction, and so on... are real?!" My voice hit a higher pitch as I squeked in the end.

"Exactly. Come now, you didn't really think humans were the only sentient and sapient beings, did you? The goal is to have a strong, cohesive community between humans and everyone else." Lucifer chortled as he picked his drink back up.

"O-okay... but... that begs the ques-" Lucifer held up his hand, a motion for silence. I sunk into my sofa quietly while waiting, gently petting Alistor.

"We've been watching you. You've never shown ill-intent or malice towards any animals, they love you. Sure, you've had attitude with your fellow humans, but come on, your species is full of... depraved souls. Look, this is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity. The offer will remain on the table, take another thirty days to think about it and we'll reconvene then." He stood, smiling at me.

I looked at the man, then my dog. "Okay, I'll see you in thirty days, big man."

With that, he was gone in a flash of fire and smoke, leaving another scorch mark on my carpet.

"God, fucking, damn it!" I went to grab the cleaning supplies.

End part 2