Chapter 5: Angels Vs. Devils

Hi guys!

Here’s chapter five of Angels Vs. Devils!


Chapter 5

“Mom, she was really mad at me. I couldn’t risk losing her,” Faith argued. “You said I could bring her in.”

Mrs. Johnson frowned. “Yes, I did say that, but I also said you had to wait a while longer because it’s too dangerous right now. Mara Black and her team of Devils is trying to steal the Halo of Peace and they will do anything to get to it. This is a very dangerous way to treat your friend.”

Summer stepped forward. “I apologize, Mrs. Johnson. This is all my fault. I was mad that she wasn’t telling me the truth and now she’s in trouble for it. I take full responsibility.”

Faith looked over at Summer with gratitude. “That’s sweet, Summer. but she’s right. It was far too dangerous to bring you here. It’s my fault.”

“I think both of you girls are responsible,” Mrs. Johnson said sternly. “But I suppose if Mara is going to attack us,  we need to have all the help we can get. Summer, would you like to train to be an Angel?” Faith’s eyes grew wide and a large smile brightened up her face.

“Well, I don’t even really know what Angels do…” Summer said.

“I’ll explain it,” Faith said as she faced her friend. “It’s just like you see in movies. The Devils try to influence people to do bad and the Angels try to put people on the way to being good, kind people.”

“How do you do that?” Summer asked.

“We have spies who keep track of people and see what they might need. Then an angel is assigned to keep them on the right track. When we met years ago, you were my first mission. You weren’t being bad, but it was my first month as an angel, so I needed to just start spreading kindness.”

Summer frowned. “So, you didn’t want to be friends with me?”

Faith’s eyes grew wide and apologetic. “Oh, no! I did want to meet you! I just… never had the courage until it was my mission.”

Summer nodded.

“Anyways, we spread kindness through words, action and magic. Also, we have the really professional angels, who act as the voices that people hear in their heads. Telling them whether or not things are good ideas.”

Summer thought for a moment. “So, the time that I wanted to jump on the trampoline and land on the roof, an Angel told me not to?”

Faith laughed. “Yeah, and it’s a good thing you listened.”

“So, why do we make bad decisions?”

Faith frowned. “It’s the Devils’ job to help you make the wrong decisions. They plant bad ideas and thoughts in your head and try to make you go through with them.”

“Does that mean that the time when I was seven and I ate all of Mom’s Valentine’s day candy without asking, that was because of a Devil?” Summer asked.

“Yup. And even though Angel’s are supposed to do good things, they try to make sure that there are consequences for what you do, so that you don’t try to do them again.”

“Oh, okay… That’s why I had a really bad stomachache after,” Summer said.

“Well, kind of. That was just a natural consequence. But the Angel told you that if you hadn’t eaten the candy, you wouldn’t have been sick,” Faith answered.

Summer thought and thought about the whole conversation. It seemed unreal. There was no way she could just train to be a voice in someone’s head. But it sounded like a cool opportunity.

“So, do you accept the offer?” Faith asked hopefully.

Summer looked at the ground. “Well, I don’t know what I would tell my parents, and I can’t just ditch them all the time,” Summer said. Faith’s smile grew into a frown. “So, I guess what I’m saying is…. I’m going to need your help with coming up with excuses for my parents.”

Faith laughed and hugged her best friend.

Summer smiled. “So… when do we start?”


Comment down below if you have any questions about what the Angels really do. I’ll try to answer them in the next chapter.

Thanks for reading guys!

~Katie

“Humorous, shy, fragile like a butterfly.”

 

 

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Chapter 4: Angels Vs. Devils

Hi guys!

I hope you enjoy chapter 4 of Angels Vs. Devils!


Chapter 4

Summer stood there like a deer in headlights with her jaw practically touching the floor. Faith tried to clear things up.

“So, um, yeah. This is the Headquarters for the Angels, also known as A.I.C. which stands for Angels In the Clouds… And, uh, I work here! Pretty cool, huh?” Faith giggled nervously.

Summer turned her wide eyes towards Faith. “You work here?” Faith nodded. “And all these people are angels?” Summer asked. Faith nodded again. “Well, what about you? Are you a.. um… one of them too?” Faith snapped her fingers. A burst of sparkles erupted behind her and when they dissipated, angel wings were attached to Faith’s back.

Summer froze. “This can’t be real. This is just a dream. I must have been really tired last night at my party,” she mumbled.

Faith looked at Summer. She looked kind of dizzy. She went over to her. “Are you okay, Summer?” she asked. Faith’swing accidentally brushed Summer’s face. Faith gasped as Summer fainted.

Faith bit her lip. “I should’ve expected that,” she said. “Daisy! I need some help, please!” she called out.

A young girl around the age of ten or eleven stepped up next to Faith. Her bouncy blonde hair blew behind her in the wind. “What’s wrong-” she was about to say, but then she noticed Summer laying on the ground. “This is your friend?” Faith nodded. Daisy sighed. “Do you want me to get a gong to wake her up, or a glass of water?” she asked. Faith looked at Daisy like she was crazy.

“Daisy! Really? Obviously, we would have to use the gong! We can’t get her wet!” Faith said. Daisy nodded and ran off. After a few seconds Summer woke up.

“Faith, I had this crazy dream. You were an angel and you worked in this place that looked like a cloud. And then-” Summer looked around. “Oh… It wasn’t a dream,” she said in shock and realization.

Daisy ran back into the room with a miniature gong and played it loudly in Summer’s face.

“Oh… You’re awake now. I’ll just go put this back,” Daisy said with a slight hint of disappointment.

Faith helped Summer up off of the ground.

“Why didn’t you tell me?” Summer asked.

Faith sighed. “I wanted to. I really did. But we’re supposed to be an secret. If everyone knew about us, then we would have to deal with-” She was interrupted by a loud noise and she turned around to see a black puff of smoke in the middle of the room. People were screaming all around.

Then a girl walked out from the smoke. She had beautiful hair and she was wearing a red and black outfit. She had wings like the angels, but hers were pitch black.

“Who’s that?” Summer whispered.

Faith whispered back, “Her name is Mara Black. She’s the leader of the Devils. She’s cold-hearted and she’ll do anything to get what she wants.”

“How did she get here?” Summer asked.

“She isn’t really here. She just using magic to make us think she is. I’ve been trained to notice things like that,” Faith replied.

“Hmm…” Mara said as she strutted around the room. An evil smirk on her face. “I see that you all are trying to hide something,” she said as she walked up to a group of shivering angels, guarding something behind them. Mara snapped her fingers loudly and the angels scattered in fear, revealing a shiny golden ring, floating above a pedestal. 

“Ah, yes. The Halo of Peace. Quite a beautiful artifact,” she said as she stroked the golden ring. “I’m assuming you all know the story of this halo, seeing as you’re all angels.” No one moved. “No?” Mara asked. “Well, it’s quite a tale. Let me tell all of you, as just a quick reminder.”

Mara walked into the middle of the room. “A long, long time ago, a young girl died and she woke up on a cloud. She found a golden ring laying gently on the cloud. She was about to pick it up when someone stopped her. It was her archenemy, who some refer to as ‘The Devil’. Apparently, he had passed away too, and he wanted the ring, for it was made of pure gold.

“The little girl, who had wanted the ring for herself, tried to share the ring with her enemy, hoping her kindness would rub off on him. But she was wrong. The boy grabbed the ring right out of her hands and held onto it for himself,” Mara smirked with slight pride. “But the ring was magical, and since the kind little girl was the first one to touch the ring,  the evil boy couldn’t hold the ring with it burning his hands. When he grabbed the ring out of the girl’s hands, he yelled in pain and his hands were red and raw. The boy then stumbled off the side of the cloud, falling countless miles back down to Earth. He ended up breaking a hole deep in the ground, and it become his home, soon known as ‘Hell’.

“Meanwhile, the little girl placed the ring atop her head and the cloud magically transformed into a golden and white town, known as ‘Heaven’.

“The boy could not touch the halo for millions of years. But now, even though it is still very powerful, the halo’s magic has worn down enough to where the children of the Devil can take it. So, they can disrupt the peace and bring evil to the hearts of the kindest souls,” Mara said with a malicious grin. “This ring is now known as the Halo of Peace. And now, us devils can take it…” Her evil grin then grew into a fake innocent smile. “Any questions?”

The room was so quiet, you could hear a pin drop. Summer shuffled her feet nervously.

Mara’s head quickly turned to the source of the shuffling noise.

“Who’s this, now? You don’t have any wings. Not even baby ones like those half-brained young angels in training,” Mara said. Daisy sniffled and looked at the ground while Jessica glared at Mara. The teenage devil was mere inches away from Summer’s face.

Summer glared into Mara’s beady black eyes. “Look who’s calling who ‘half-brained’! The only brains of yours that I see are up your nose!”

Daisy barely stifled a laugh. Mara glared at her and Daisy quickly put her head down. Then Mara turned back towards Summer and said, “I’d watch my step if I were you. You have no idea who you’re messing with.”

“With the little amounts of brain that you have, you probably don’t know either!” Summer fired back. Mara growled in frustration, then she snapped her fingers and erupted in a black cloud of smoke. Once she had completely disappeared, all the angels clapped and patted Summer on the back. She was one of the first ones brave enough to face Mara.

Faith was about to congratulate Summer when a lady walked in with a very disapproving look on her face.

“Faith! You are in big trouble!” she said.

“Oh no, it’s my boss. I wasn’t supposed to bring you here!” Faith whispered to Summer.

“I told you not to do this! How are you going to grow up to be a professional angel if you bring in humans without authorization?” the woman asked.

“Hey, wait a second. Isn’t that your-” Summer began to ask Faith.

“I’m sorry, Mom!” Faith apologized to the lady.

“Oh boy,” Summer said.


OMG, that was a really long chapter, but I hope you guys enjoy!

Thanks for reading!

~Katie

“Humorous, shy, fragile like a butterfly.”

 

 

Chapter 3: Angels Vs. Devils

Hi guys!

Sorry I’m late on this chapter. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂


Chapter 3

 

The next day, Summer pondered about whether or not she was going to meet Faith. She had seemed sincere with her apology, but Summer was so angry with her. Faith had promised to stay at Summer’s birthday party, yet she had ran off with no explanation.

Summer finally decided that the visit might clear things up. She didn’t want to lose her friend.

Meanwhile, Faith was waiting at The Café very impatiently. She had no idea if Summer was going to show up. And she was risking her high position in the organization if she did this. But she didn’t have a choice. Summer was Faith’s best friend. She needed to fix things between them.

Finally, Summer showed up and sat at the table with Faith. She didn’t say a word. The silence lasted a long, long time before they said anything.

“Summer, I’m so, so, so sorry that I keep leaving you. I promise you, I have real reasons for leaving,” Faith said.

Summer crossed her arms. “Okay then. What are your reasons?”

Faith squirmed in her seat. “I’m not supposed to tell…”

“Yeah, of course you’re not. That’s just so convenient, isn’t it?” Summer said angrily.

Tears  welled up in Faith’s eyes. “Summer, would I ever lie to you?” she croaked.

Summer’s expression softened ever so slightly. “You used to be able to tell me everything. Back when we were little kids, you told me everything and you never ran away. What happened to that? What happened to us?”

“Nothing happened to us. Nothing happened to you. It’s all my fault.” Faith looked around and then leaned forward and whispered. “I can tell you my secret, but you have to follow me. Trust me.”

Summer hesitated. She wasn’t sure if she could trust her. Everything could be a lie. Summer wasn’t sure if she could believe a single word that Faith said.

“Okay. Where are we going?” Summer agreed.

Faith’s smile grew a little. “You just have to follow me.”

Faith got out of her seat and held the door open for Summer as they walked out of The Café.

Summer followed Faith down to a dark alleyway. There was graffiti all over the side of the dingy brick wall.

“This is where you brought me? How does this clear things up?” Summer crossed her arms again.

Faith turned to the graffiti covered wall. She placed her hand flat against the wall and closed her eyes. She whispered something that Summer couldn’t understand.

Faith removed her hand and a sudden burst of light erupted from the circle of bricks. the bricks moved out of the way to reveal a white pathway with fog layering the bottom of the floor.

“What the…?!” Summer said in shock.

Faith reached out for Summer’s hand. “You want to know what I’ve been leaving for? Come on in.”

Summer nervously took Faith’s hand and stepped through the pathway. The brick wall quickly closed behind them.

Faith pulled Summer into a big white room filled with a bunch of people. And were they wearing… wings?

“Welcome to headquarters!”Faith exclaimed.

“Headquarters for what?” Summer asked, still in shock.

Faith flashed a large and slightly mischievous smile.

“This is the headquarters for the Angels.”


Thanks for reading guys!

~Katie

“Humorous, shy, fragile like a butterfly.”

 

Chapter 2: Angels Vs. Devils

Hi guys!

Here’s chapter 2 of Angels Vs. Devils:


Chapter 2

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.”

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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.


Thanks for reading guys!

~Katie

“Humorous, shy, fragile like a butterfly.”

Chapter 1: Angels VS. Devils

Hi guys!

Here’s a new thing I’m starting. Every once in a while, I’ll post a chapter for a story and you guys can see the story unfold. I wrote this story a few years back and I was very proud of it, but I was very, very, depressed when I clicked onto it one day and only a few pages remained. I didn’t even try again to finish it. Now I will attempt to write it chapter by chapter and to take you through the world of my characters (who may be totally different from when I wrote them before, who knows? For example, I’m totally renaming them).

Without further ado, here’s chapter one of Angels Vs. Devils:


 

CHAPTER 1:

The two best friends giggled as they left the movie theater. They had expected the movie to be dramatic and heartbreaking, but the girls were shushed twice for giggling and mocking the movie.

Summer Miller lifted a burgundy lock of hair from her ponytail and stretched it across her face like a mustache. Then, in a terrible french accent she said, “Oh, mademoiselle! I have loved you since the day I spilled my coffee all over you!”

Faith Johnson giggled. “You know the line was supposed to be ‘I’ve loved you since the day I met you’.”

Summer dropped her hair and smiled. “I know, but he did spill his coffee on her.” Faith shook her head with a smile and pushed open the door to The Café.

The Café was the girls’ favorite hangout place. They had met there when they ordered the exact same item.

The waitress came up to the table. The girls normally would have been slightly intimidated by her lip piercing and half-shaved hairdo, but they knew her very well.

“Hi, Kylie!” the girls said in unison.

“Hi guys! You look like you just had a good laugh. Sorry I missed it.” She winked at the two girls. She had thick, luscious mascara on. The girls were always impressed by Kylie. She was three years older than them at age 16, but Kylie treated them like they were all the same age.

“We just watched a romantic movie,” Faith said.

“Was it a romantic comedy?” Kylie asked.

Faith and Summer looked at each other. “No,” they said together.

Kylie laughed. “You guys have a strange sense of humor. So you two will have the usual?”

The girls nodded.

“Okay, I’ll be right back with your drinks.”

Summer turned to Faith. “So, you’ll be at my birthday party tomorrow?”

“How could I miss the thirteenth birthday of Summer Rain Miller?” Faith smiled back. She had always loved Summer’s middle name. Summer Rain. Summer Rain. It made her think of cool water dripping down her face without drenching the beautiful flowers below, with the sky still shining bright with the rays of the sun.

Summer smiled. “Thanks. Hey, I’ve been meaning to talk to you about-” Faith’s cell phone beeped.

Faith frowned at the phone. “Um… Summer I have to go.” Faith got up from her seat and grabbed her purse. “But I’ll see you tomorrow okay?” 

“But I…” Summer looked at her feet and sighed. “Just promise me you won’t leave my birthday party tomorrow.”

Faith’s frown turned into a determined smile. “I promise. I wouldn’t miss it for the world.”

Summer sighed. That was what she had wanted to talk about. Faith had been hurrying away more and more lately. It was like she wanted to spend her time somewhere else.

Kylie brought the drinks over to the table. “Two hot chocolates with extra whipped cream, extra chocolate, and marshmallows drenched in chocolate syrup on the side.”

“Thanks Kylie,” Summer sadly took a sip of her steaming hot chocolate.

“Left again, huh?” Kylie sighed as she took Faith’s seat.

“This is the fourth day in a row she’s done this… Maybe she just doesn’t want to hang out with me anymore.” Summer felt tears welling up in her eyes.

Kylie looked at Summer and said, “Summer, I’ve known you and Faith for a while now. If she didn’t want to hang out with you, she would tell you. And you know she would let you down easy. She wouldn’t just make up excuses to hurt your feelings.”

Summer nodded, but she was finding it hard to believe Kylie. Whenever Summer wasn’t an optimist, her mom would call her Rain. When she was bright and happy, her mom would call her Summer. Summer’s dad was a goofball. He would call Summer “Thunderstorm” when she was a pessimist. Right then, he would’ve said something silly like, “Come on Thunderstorm, don’t you have an umbrella?” Summer really missed her Dad. He died in a car accident about six months before. Now he wasn’t even going to be able to come to Summer’s thirteenth birthday party.

Kylie patted Summer’s head. “The hot chocolates are on me.” She started to walk away before she looked back and said, “Everything will work out.” Summer wasn’t so sure it would.


There it was guys! Hope you enjoyed. Leave a comment down below!

Thanks for reading!

~Katie

“Humorous, shy, fragile like a butterfly.”