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Dinner With The Devil By Repogirl by Divepen1(m): 12:36pm On Sep 15, 2015
A young man, Dan, finds himself across the table
from the Devil himself.
Of course Dan knows the Devil for who he is and
knows he isn't to be trusted but he can't seem to
stop himself from listening to his offer and even
considering it....
Enjoy and pls drop your thoughts on it when you
are done. If you were in Dan's shoes, what would
you do?
DINNER WITH THE DEVIL
The room was dark and dimly lit, II looked around
but could find no evidence of a timepiece. Unable to
tell what time it was, I resigned myself to staring
back at him, studying his features and trying to
deduce what he was thinking.
He studied me in the same way and I had to put up
a poker face, not that I had ever been so good at
the game anyway.
He sat across from me on the other side of the
desk, much like the type the police had in
interrogation rooms. The room was bare save for
the desk and two chairs which we occupied, sitting
on either sides of it, opposite each other.
He didn't have to introduce himself, for I seemed to
know who he was even though the name tag above
the breast pocket of the dark suit he wore was
clear.
'Devil', it read.
He was far from how popular opinion described his
looks, rather he was handsome with soft endearing
features. The kind that was easy to trust even if he
was a stranger but I wasn't fooled.
I believed I knew him for who he was, he was the
devil, the father of lies and a deceiver. Nothing true
could ever come from his mouth.
Something told me he was here to broker a deal
and I had already made up my mind that whatever
he was selling, I wasn't buying no matter how
attractive an offer it was.
Suddenly his eyes crinkled and he smiled, his
features transformed, getting me all the more alert
for any trick he might have up his sleeve.
"So you think you have it all figured out, don't you?"
He asked but I remained mute for fear that I might
fall into some invisible trap he had set.
He shook his head before saying, "it's not that
simple, Dan.It's not all black or white, you know?
There are grey areas."
I kept mute, watching him but I knew he was
talking about my resolve not to fall into temptation.
He must have read my mind and was toying with it,
trying to explain to me that sometimes we couldn't
be blamed for our actions.
Grey areas, indeed! What's wrong is wrong and no
amount of meandering could make wrong appear as
right.
" I am going to get straight into it as I hardly have
the time to waste. I have many others like yourself
to tend to. So Dan," he called and I raised a brow
acknowledging his call.
He continued, "I have a simple deal which I am very
sure you would agree to."
I stopped him here, "then you would be very
wrong," I said, "because I am not interested in
whatever deal you are on about."
Getting up from my seat, I was about to leave when
he called me back.
"Dan, you haven't heard my proposition yet, how
can you be so sure you wouldn't be interested?"
That smile on his face irked me. It was too sweet,
too open, too fake and calculating. I chose to look
into his eyes instead, the eyes never hid much, not
even the devil's. He hungered for something, that
was clearly obvious.
"I would be the greatest fool if I got into a deal with
you! " I spat.
His smile was still up but he sat back in his seat,
leaning back on the back rest. "Just humour me,
will you?"
Humour him? I thought and decided there would be
no harm in listening to his story. I already knew my
position concerning whatever he hoped to put
forward anyway.
I sat down telling myself I was strong, I knew his
antics, I would definitely rise above whatever he was
playing at.
"Okay, I am sitting now, can you get on with it
already?" I asked brusquely, losing patience with his
slow and manipulative tactics.
"Alright, I..I have a proposition for you, a juicy
one...one that would be awfully dangerous to
resist."
" Yeah right." I scoffed.
"First let's talk about Deborah, or Debbie as you like
to call her."
I frowned, my eyes narrowing with suspicion
suddenly perplexed at what in the world might
connect Debbie to all this.
Debbie had been the love of my life. We had known
each other all our life. We had begun dating in our
early teens until adulthood.
We had just begun preparations for our traditional
marriage when she'd been diagnosed with that
started disease, cancer. Things had gone downhill
quite quickly after that. My once beautiful, healthy
and boisterous fiancee had been reduced to bones,
unable to keep anything down.
She had withered away, the disease claiming her
barely four months after diagnosis.
It was six months ago but for me it felt like
yesterday. My life had been a mess since the day
she had breathed her last.
Her last words to me had been to live my life to its
fullest as in the twinkling of an eye it could all be
taken away but where would I begin?
I had been haunted for the first few months, cursing
life, God, everything and everyone. Just trying to
place the blame on something hoping that if I could
transfer my anger at something, I would feel less of
it inside.
Now, six months after, I hadn't fully gotten over it
but it seemed I was in the beginning stages of
accepting it.
"What about her?" I asked, my voice laced with
suspicion.
Why had the devil brought her into this, what was
his game really?
"You love her." He told me.
"I loved her, she is dead." I stated.
" Yes, I am aware she is dead but you are still in
love with her? Don't bother lying....I am the father of
lies so naturally, I can spot your lies easily."
I shrugged, "Okay? What if I do? It's not a sin to be
in love with a dead person, is it?"
He grinned, shaking his head. " No it's not, of
course. "
"Okay, so what is the problem? Can you just get on
with it?"
"Okay, okay." He gestured with his hands for me to
keep calm "I have watched you these past months
and I have seen how hard it has been for you.I have
felt your pain, Dan. Your pain of loss, and it was
like none other.
You took a big hit when Debbie died, your world
was shifted rudely and abruptly. Your business,
your family, you took a break from everything as
you couldn't cope. Even now, you are still unable to
piece it back together. "
The past six months had been really rough indeed, I
agreed with a nod. It still didn't explain what
Debbie's role was in his proposition.
He continued "When she died, it was like she took a
part of you along with her l, wasn't it?"
It had been like she took all of me with her. I
realised after her death, I couldn't figure out who I
was without her. I had built my life around her, she
had been my best friend, confidant, business
partner, everything. Everything I did, saw or touched
reminded me of her.
How could I move on when she was still everywhere
around me?
"What if you could have her back?" He asked
suddenly and everywhere went deathly quiet.
I wasn't sure I had heard him right. I looked up
sharply, "Come again?"
"What if you could have her back?" He stated again,
clearly and I knew I that was my cue to leave.
I should get out of here, I thought. I should get up,
walk out and leave him behind with his tricks but I
couldn't. I still wanted to know if he was serious,
could he really bring back someone from death?
"You can't do that." I said disbelievingly.
"Trust me, that is nothing for me to do." He replied
now smug.
I regarded him quietly, the last thing I would do was
trust him but if he was serious that he could bring
Debbie back, I wanted to hear all he had to say
about it. Just so I would know what I as turning
down, I told myself.
"Imagine she was back here with you, you both get
married, kids in the nearest future, your business
thriving again? Your parents wouldn't be worried
about you anymore because you would be back to
normal....think about it....it seems like a great deal,
doesn't it?"
As he spoke, I pictured it all in my mind and it was
beautiful. Beautiful Debbie as my wife, we would
have our kids.....I wanted it.
"It can happen, Dan." He spoke as if on cue. "I will
reverse it all like it had never happened and no one
would be the wiser, except for you. Your wedding
would go on as planned but you would know what
happened, you will remember everything.
Her death, your sorrow and most especially our
conversation here today."
His gaze searched mine and I tried to hide my
weakness. I tried to fight temptation but I heard
myself ask, "what's in it for you."
He flashed that unnerving grin once again as if he
knew he had me.
I told myself he didn't, I just wanted to know his
price.
"Your soul."
"What?'
" I am in need of souls for my kingdom, grant me
yours and you shall have every lovely thing you
desire on earth. Your fiancée, a wonderful family,
money and wealth."
His voice was suddenly hypnotic and I closed my
eyes as thoughts ran through my mind.
My soul for Happiness on this earth? My soul for
my wonderful, beautiful Debbie? My soul for my
sanity? My soul for everything I ever wished for?
My soul for a wonderful life on earth.
And eternity?
I had no answer to that.
Opening my eyes, I looked back at him. It was as if
he knew even before I had made my choice because
he grinned knowingly. He didn't hide his joy, he had
gained another soul for his kingdom.
I wondered how many times he had done this
before? I wondered how many souls he had
captured through his difficult to resist deals.
What happened from then on was almost a blur, I
guess I was just moving through the motions
automatically.
He probably already had my soul then but when I
heard the sound of my love's voice rousing me
awake and into reality, that was when it hit me and I
knew for a fact what I had just done.
Opening my eyes, she came into focus. Her smile
so beautiful, her eyes so innocent and expressive,
her lips..... I had missed them. I had missed her
and right then and there, it all seemed worth it.


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Re: Dinner With The Devil By Repogirl by modelmike7(m): 12:39pm On Sep 15, 2015
This is a very great and insightful piece. It just gave me some reality check.... Dear Lord, please never let me allow the devil to take my soul from me. Let me reign with you in paradise in the last days my father and my God. Amen....... (Addendum: is this written by Divepen or Repogirl?!)

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Re: Dinner With The Devil By Repogirl by Divepen1(m): 1:12pm On Sep 15, 2015
modelmike7:
Reading another great one by the great Divepen..... Still reading!................
lol. it was actually by a friend and a writer
Re: Dinner With The Devil By Repogirl by modelmike7(m): 1:19pm On Sep 15, 2015
Divepen1:
lol. it was actually by a friend and a writer
...... Okay, you answered me already. Nice one by Repogirl....... Hope you and all our e-family are all doing good bro? Missed you all for real!
Re: Dinner With The Devil By Repogirl by Divepen1(m): 1:25pm On Sep 15, 2015
modelmike7:
...... Okay, you answered me already. Nice one by Repogirl....... Hope you and all our e-family are all doing good bro? Missed you all for real!
I miss you all. I think I want to open a new thread. Would that be wise.
Re: Dinner With The Devil By Repogirl by modelmike7(m): 1:35pm On Sep 15, 2015
Divepen1:
I miss you all. I think I want to open a new thread. Would that be wise.
...... I believe it will. Though, 20 children cannot play together for 20 years, but i am sure many of us will be happy to come over, though schedule and chance now won't be like back then. But definitely many other new members will be glad to join. You can give it a go bro...
Re: Dinner With The Devil By Repogirl by Divepen1(m): 3:09pm On Sep 15, 2015
modelmike7:
This is a very great and insightful piece. It just gave me some reality check.... Dear Lord, please never let me allow the devil to take my soul from me. Let me reign with you in paradise in the last days my father and my God. Amen....... (Addendum: is this written by Divepen or Repogirl?!)
amen
Re: Dinner With The Devil By Repogirl by repogirl(f): 3:45pm On Sep 15, 2015
Wow....thanks Divepen1......thumbs up. grin
Re: Dinner With The Devil By Repogirl by Divepen1(m): 4:59pm On Sep 15, 2015
repogirl:
Wow....thanks Divepen1......thumbs up. grin
Thanks
Re: Dinner With The Devil By Repogirl by Kitme(f): 11:45am On Sep 16, 2015
Divepen1:
Thanks
I've replied your mail.
Re: Dinner With The Devil By Repogirl by Golderald(m): 4:37pm On Sep 19, 2015
Good day REPO GIRL,i read a story of yours recently FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS,which got my full attention,pls,pls and pls can you give a complete update of that story,pls don't turn down my request,thanks and God Bless.
Re: Dinner With The Devil By Repogirl by Divepen1(m): 5:53am On Oct 30, 2015
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Thanks in advance.

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