Here’s chapter 2 of Angels Vs. Devils:
Faith hurried quickly out of The Café and ran down a nearby alleyway.
“This is Faith,” she muttered into her phone.
“Faith, we need you at headquarters right away… things are getting tougher for our team lately and the enemy is determined to end it all this time,” a gruff voice commanded back through the phone.
“I can’t keep leaving her like this. She’s going to hate me. When can I bring her in?”
“Soon, but not now. It’s not safe. We need to wait until this situation passes.”
“But we could use more help. She could be the help we need.”
“We must not risk it. If something happens, we’ll have to tell her parents. And you know we can’t do that until she’s been with us for at least a month.”
“I know, but-“
“That’s an order, Faith. You know what this could mean. You’re doing very well and you have one of the higher positions. You could be top dog one day, if you don’t blow this,” the voice said.
Faith went quiet as she thought about what he said. She sighed and looked straight ahead.
“I’ll be there in five.”
Summer greeted people at the door of her house.
“Hi! Thanks for coming!” she grinned. She waited anxiously for Faith.
Summer’s parents came up to her. “Are you sure you don’t want to welcome everyone now?” her mom asked.
Summer shook her head. “I want to wait for Faith.” Her parents nodded.
About five minutes later Faith walked in and gave Summer a big hug.
“Happy birthday, Summer!” Faith exclaimed with joy.
“Thank you for coming,” Summer said gratefully.
“I wouldn’t miss it,” Faith said as she squeezed her friend’s hand.
Summer stepped up to a microphone that was at the back of the room. She tapped the microphone and everyone turned to look at her.
“Hi everyone! Thank you so much for coming! I’m so glad you all came. We’re going to have a lot of fun tonight! We’re going to start off by doing a karaoke challenge!” Summer announced. The crowd cheered. Faith’s phone started to buzz. She tried to ignore it.
“But first I just wanted to thank my parents for helping me-” Faith couldn’t ignore the constant buzzing in her pocket. She grabbed her phone and rushed off into the empty kitchen.
“Really? You had to call now? We had a deal. No calls today,” Faith said angrily into her phone.
“Faith it’s worse than we ever feared. They stole it,” the voice said.
Faith almost dropped the phone. “What?! They stole the-“
“Don’t say it! We can’t risk anyone hearing this and knowing about you. We need you at headquarters ASAP!”
Faith sighed. “Summer is going to KILL me….” She could practically feel the the stare that the man on the phone was giving her. “But I have to.”
The voice sighed with relief. “Hurry. We don’t have much time.” The man hung up.
Summer walked into the kitchen just as Faith was about to slip through the backdoor.
“You’re leaving?” Summer asked. Her smile fell.
“Summer, I can explain. I-“
“You promised! This is one of the biggest days of my life and you’re leaving!” Summer yelled with frustrated tears welling up in her eyes. “You’ve been keeping secrets. You use the same stupid lie every time. ‘Don’t worry, Summer. It’s a family thing.’ You better tell me what’s going on right now!” Summer demanded.
Faith froze and bit her lip. “Look, I have to hurry and it’s much to difficult to explain…” She cringed at the thought of what she was going to say next. “But if you meet me at The Café tomorrow at noon, I’ll tell you every last detail. That is definitely a promise.”
Summer stared at Faith with crossed arms and glaring, tear-filled eyes. “I don’t know if I can believe you about anything anymore,” she said with a strained voice.
Faith started to feel like she was going to cry too. “I have to go. If you would just give me one last chance and meet me tomorrow, I will keep my promise and I will never, ever keep secrets from you again.” Then she rushed out the door.
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