“Do you know how long it took to get here?”
Satan was shorter than he was expecting. He hadn’t moved from his throne as Sam marched towards him with the blood of a thousand enemies on his face and clothes.
“I have crossed the river of fire, defeated your minions and destroyed the dead souls that have suffered for millenniums. Show me your best warrior and I will defeat him!”
Satan took his time before speaking, which was good. Sam was trying not to collapse with exhaustion after defeating the giant parrot. He hadn’t been expecting the giant parrot.
“You have…defeated our greatest warrior.”
“Was it the turtle? Why does the lake of fire need a turtle?”
“No, it was Tiyanak, the doomed innocent.”
“What the bitey baby thing?”
Satan sighed, “yes, the baby thing.”
“Oh, you really should give that title to the turtle. I mean he’s now dead to be fair but-”
“You have spent a lot of time getting down here. There must be something you want. A lover, a lost family member. Name it and I will grant you their soul as long as you leave and never return.”
John fished in his pocket for the small blood-stained photo.
John looked her and then thrust it back in Satan’s face
“Tibbles’ isn’t normally that red, but you get the idea.”
If John didn’t know any better, he’d say Satan was judging him, like everyone else. He huffed, he did not need to explain himself to the Devil.
“Look do you have Tibbles or not?”
There was another beat before Satan raised his hand and a portal of fire and horrors erupted. Out of padded Tibbles, unscathed and yowling
“Tibs! Come to daddy!”
The fluffy cat ran into his arms and let him brush her singed fur.
“I know, I know. I came as soon as I could.”
He looked back up at Satan. He was definitely judging him.
“I’ll…umm…leave the way I came.”
His legs shook and the blood in his hair would take forever to get out but Tibbles meowing made it worth it