Chapter 19: Out of Sight by Erin
Miss Sophia has Luce pined against the wall with a knife to her throat. She is still speaking in tongues as she opens a hidden door. She forces Luce in and begins lighting candles. There is a chapel at one end of the room. Luce is shaking, furious at Miss Sophia, missing Penn, and fearful that no one else knows about this room. Luce asks Miss Sophia why she’s doing all of this, and she tells Luce it’s her own fault. She tells Luce to lie down on the altar, and since she’s holding a knife to her throat, Luce has no choice. She pushes so hard Luce feels a drop of blood slip down her neck. She ties Luce down, and Luce realizes Miss Sophia has been planning this since the beginning. Luce asks her why, and Miss Sophia tells her she wants Luce eliminated and Daniel “freed up”. Miss Sophia opens the Grigori book and begins flipping through the pages. She tells Luce: “I should like to have a word with whoever thought putting the fate of all our eternal souls in the hands of one lovesick pair of infants was so brilliant an idea.” Miss Sophia tells Luce that her death may be the push in the right direction that Daniel needs. Luce tells her that she will just come back, and Miss Sophia tells her that she won’t his time. She tells Luce she met her many times before, but there was something different this time. She tells Luce that her parents leaving her unbaptized means that her soul is up for grabs, and that she won’t be reincarnated-the loophole Miss Sophia was hoping for.
“I should like to have a word with whoever thought putting the fate of all our eternal souls in the hands of one lovesick pair of infants was so brilliant an idea.”
“If you’re on the good side,’ Luce spat, ‘it doesn’t sound like a war worth fighting.”
“Her heart still beat for Daniel—and until that changed, something deep inside Luce believed that love, in its power to turn her into a better version of herself, to turn her and Daniel into something glorious and good—“
Why do you think the fate of everyone’s souls lies with Luce and Daniel?
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