For @perpetuallycaffeinated who came up with the brilliant idea of “DEMON!NIGEL, HAVING GONE TO HELL AFTER HE WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD, SUMMONED BY A DESPERATE ADAM RAKI WHO MOVED BACK TO NEW YORK”
“I could kill them.” Nigel said. He snapped his fingers. “Just like that. Gone. Snap their shitty little human necks.”
“They don’t deserve to die because I lost my job.”
“They made you sad. I think it’s a fair fucking price if you ask me.”
“Well, I didn’t ask you.” Adam shifted his box. All his projects he’d started at the company. It was odd to see so many hours of his life fitting neatly inside a cardboard box.
“Why the fuck did you summon me, anyways? This is a perfect opportunity to show you my power and you got me on a damn leash like some sort of fucking dog, Adam.”
“The spell said ‘eternal devotion’. The reasons behind my actions seem fairly self explanatory.” Adam looked to Nigel from the corner of his eye, watching how Nigel managed to take a left turn in the busy road without even looking.
“Fucking here for cuddling when I could be ripping those bastards throats out.” Nigel growled, the sound reminded Adam of something bestial. His teeth were even bared. “What the fuck are you smiling about? You were a mess ten seconds ago.”
“I like that you’re angry for me.”
“You like me being pissed?” Nigel laughed, a loud bark that had him hitting the steering wheel twice. “Fucking strange you are, darling. And this is coming from someone who’s been to Hell.”
Adam shrugged, hugged his box closer to his chest. He wanted to ask about Hell, but Nigel seemed adamant to not answer a single one of his questions.
“No one’s ever been angry for me before. Only Harlan. And my dad.”
Nigel sighed. He lit a cigarette, letting go of the steering wheel entirely. The car took the next turn all on its own.
“Humans are fucking morons, Adam.” He blew out a perfect smoke ring. Adam rolled his window down. “You’re too good for them. They’re just too stupid to see you.”
“Intelligence doesn’t effect eyesight, Nigel.”
“Don’t be a smart ass.”