[This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, businesses, events, and incidents are the products of the authors imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.]
A woman in her thirties walked into a room where a young man was sleeping with sweat covering his face as if he had some nightmare.
The woman didn pay any heed to Lukes expression. She had worn a red dress showing the cleavage of her white melons and looked very tempting. However, she had a glass of cold water in her hand, which she poured on Luke sleeping on the bed.
Luke woke up abruptly, and he panted heavily as if he was suffocating. He once again had a nightmare about his father beating him up and his step-sister and step-mother just gloating from the side, not doing anything but adding salt to the wound.
”How long are you planning to sleep?! Wake up and go to work. At least, don waste your fathers fees he paid for you to get this job, ” the woman said harshly. ”Useless, ” she said before leaving the room.
Lukes lips moved as he cursed her before looking at the table on his left side of the bed. There was a photo of a beautiful woman with a young 8 years old kid. Mom…I miss you, he thought as his eyes became slightly moist before he sighed.
Shaking his head, he got off the bed and walked toward the bathroom, but….when he looked at the clock, he got angry. That bitch woke me up way sooner!
There were still one and a half hours until he needs to go to the workplace.
He was not allowed to pursue further studies because his stepmother convinced his father to not spend more money on his studies and just find him a job.
To a certain extent, he was relieved because school and college life were not less than a nightmare for him. Even if he was bullied, he couldn say anything. He had no **ing power or family support.
He was already numb to it when he reached 3rd year of high school.
But if that was not worse, he was not even allowed to pursue Arts, which he was best at! Instead, his father forcefully admitted him into mechanical engineering college and, after he got his bachelors degree, his father found him a job.
Great father, right? No!
He doesn even remember how many times he was beaten and cursed since he was eight years old! If that was not enough, he had two stepmothers in his life! The first one **ing ran away after taking money and jewelry, which increased his fathers violence towards him even more.
This second one was worse! She and her daughter, who was of the same age as him, never let him live in peace! Always mocking him, calling him out, and never missing a chance to taunt him.
What the ** did he do to them? He didn deserve all this!
Moreover, he couldn raise his voice against them or tell them off because then… his father would beat him up after these mother-daughter duo filled his ears!
After Luke went to work and returned in the evening, his father called him into the hall.
In the hall, his stepmother and his step-sister were sitting on a couch while his father was sitting on a sofa chair.
”Luke. Sit there, ” the middle-aged man said. He was Lukes father, Davin.
Luke sat down on a chair sofa as he faced his father with a table between them. ”What? ” he asked with some hesitation because the atmosphere seemed off.
”We have made a decision, and its that we tell you about it, ” Merina, the stepmother, said with a smile on her face. Her daughter was not paying attention at all and only looked at her mobile.
”What decision? ” Luke asked as he looked at his father.
”From tomorrow onwards, you will live in an apartment, ” Davin said with a stoic expression. ”Since you have a job now, you can afford yourself and live however you want. I have already paid 5 months rent for that apartment, so you don need to worry about rent for five months. ”
However, Merinas mouth and eyes twitched slightly. I told him to pay for 4 months rent! No sex for him today, humph.
”Oh…ok, ” Luke nodded indifferently before he stood up. ”Then Ill go pack my bags, ” he said. Actually, he was kind of happy that he could finally leave this hell-house.
”Wait, ” Davin said before he took out some papers from his portfolio on the table and took out some papers. ”Sign them, first. ”
Luke took the pen and walked toward the table. He was ready to sign whatever he wanted. He didn give a **. But he still asked what were the papers about.
”These are property papers of this house and our tiny land in Vermont, ” Davin answered.
”Oh…, ” Luke nodded as he understood. ”So you are removing my name from these properties? Well, not that I care. ”
”Mind your speech, bastard. I am your father, ” Davin narrowed his eyes.
Luke slightly shuddered and didn say anything as he quickly signed the papers and went back to his room.
He just laid on his bed after packing his clothes and other things, thinking about happy memories that he barely remembers as they were only with his mother and him. He didn even want to think about his father.
[Hehe, boy. Are you sure?]
”Who!? ” Luke was suddenly startled to hear a creepy voice that reverberated in his head.
[Don try to find me, hehehe. Only you can hear me and that too in your head.]
”Y-you…who are you? ” Luke was startled and scared by this sudden phenomenon.
[Relax, I have no intention of hurting you. Hahaha, I just finished reading everyones memories in this house, including yours. They were quite interesting. Alas, you signed those papers wrongly.]
”What do you mean? ” Luke asked as his anxiety reduces after not happening anything to him.
[You don know but that property in Vermont is not tiny and, this house and that property both were given to your father by his father-in-law when you were born. Thats why those properties had your name on them. They should belong to you.]
Luke sighed and laid down on the bed. ”What can I do even if they belonged to me? I signed those papers already and I don give a **. I am finally free from this house and will live alone peacefully. ”
Suddenly, a palm-sized creature with two golden horns and a pair of wings with black and golden patterns appeared in front of Lukes face. The creature also wore golden armor with a brown, gold, and red design.
However, Luke got scared and involuntarily screamed…but no sound came out.
Luke tried to speak, but he couldn hear his own voice.
”Relax, hahaha. I just sealed your voice and prevented a ruckus. Anyway, let me introduce myself. I am Ulioran, a hybrid from Ninth Realm, ” Ulioran said with a grin, showing his white teeth.
”You what? ” Luke was confused and then surprised. ”I can hear my voice again. ”
”Hahaha, yes. Now listen, kid. If you think your future is going to be peaceful, then you are wrong. I haven seen your future, but I have calculated it to be very bad. However, I will give you a chance to enjoy it. So goodbye. We will meet soon, ” Ulioran said while laughing before he disappeared.
Luke was startled to see Ulioran suddenly disappearing, and then he felt dizzy and closed his eyes. After he fell asleep, a tiny golden spark appeared on top of Luke out of nowhere and entered his forehead.
Luke spent the next two years peacefully. He worked in his job to earn money, and bought anime, manga, and video games to play. He lived his life without stress and just enjoyed peace.
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