"I'm asking for your help." The attractive human(?) was gripping the bars of the closed door and was giving me a desperate look that just added to how attractive he was. But I knew I shouldn't just blindly help him out.
"...Help you how?" I was still feeling hesitant about helping him out. This is like a huge red flag in a horror movie and I don't want to be a stupid character from a horror movie who ends up getting killed for their kindness.
"That's what I'm about to tell you. Make sure to listen closely. Now, you can't open this door. Neither of us are capable of that. Because it's sealed with a very powerful sort of magic. In order to break the seal, you need the consent of Lucifer and his six brothers. But they're not exactly nice folks. It's not like all we have to do is ask politely and they'll lift the seal. You must already know that, right? But you're a special case. You can make them do it." I still wasn't fully on board with what the male was saying to me but I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep if I didn't hear him out fully.
"Okay, want me to try asking them? Will that work?" I feel like it may be hard for me because I am a human and they are demons but maybe I can do favors for them and they will have no choice but to pay me back?
"Oh no, there's no need to do that! Because you have the power to bend demons to your will. What I'm trying to say is that you should make pacts with these demons−all of them. You've already got Mammon and Leviathan under your control, right? Well, doing the same to the rest of them will be just as simple." He gave me a charming smile but I felt really suspicious at the moment. How did he know about the pact that I made with the brothers…?
"Wait, how do you know about that?" I was getting such bad vibes from him and I really didn't feel like he was telling me everything. It feels like he is just giving me surface information.
"That's not important. What matters is that I'm counting on you to come through for me, Yuki. You're the only one who can help me now. You're my sole ray of hope in this bleak, bleak world. You've got to start by gaining their trust. And if you want to do that, you can't tell them you came here and spoke with me. Whatever you do, don't mention that." I felt conflicted with being flatter and being worried about what he was making me do. It felt like this was a way for me to get killed.
"Let's see, you should probably start with… Beelzebub. Yes, he'd be the best choice. You need to get close to him. I have faith in you, Yuki. I know you'll get me out of here. So then, we have a deal. I'm counting on you, Yuki." The male smiled at me and I just blankly nodded my head at him as I went back down the stairs.
I went back to my room and fell onto my bed. I reached for my sheep stuffed animal and hugged it in my arms. I really felt confused about what just happened. There is someone in the attic of this house and I needed to help them out.
But how can I even know if this person is someone good? This is too confusing and I really felt so tired. This student exchange program is way too much for me to handle and I want to go home to my room with my anime merch.
I fell asleep with countless thoughts in my head and I didn't sleep well at all. Just kept having stress-filled dreams. I was sitting at a desk with Lucifer giving me a cruel smile as I signed countless papers. There was also a dancing sheep in the background.
When I woke up my hair was all over the place and I had drooled on my face. I couldn't bother to deal with my hair so I put it in a messy ponytail and just wore my glasses since I was too tired to put in contacts. I put on my school uniform in a half-ass way and made my way to the dining room.
"Good morning, Yuki. I have to say, I enjoyed last night immensely. I listened to that record over and over… I can't tell you how many times. And because of that, I'm running on far too little sleep today. But I'm in a great mood. I see you're up late today. I take it you didn't get much sleep either." Lucifer looked at my tired appearance with a raised eyebrow and I tried not to let out an irritated sigh.
"Did something happen last night to keep you up?" Lucifer gave me a look that reminds me of a look my mom would give me when she knew I did something I wasn't supposed to.
"...Y-You're reading into it too much." I couldn't look Lucifer in the eyes as I said this. I felt so bad for lying to him but I knew if I said something about the person in the attic he would be mad at me and I may die…
"Hm, perhaps you're right. Let me give you a piece of advice. You should focus on surviving this year here, finishing the exchange program, and going back to the human world. That's all you need to concern yourself with. Would you like me to make it a bit clearer for you?" Lucifer leaned in closer to me and the air got tense between us. Lucifer felt like he was towering over me.
"Curiosity killed the cat. Surely you've heard this expression? Well, curiosity can very literally get you killed here as well. Hmm, I guess that's more of what you'd call a word of warning than a piece of advice… Eh, but why split hairs?" Lucifer backed away from me and gave me a polite smile. The tense air was gone but my heart was still beating fast.
"Forget all about what happened last night. I allowed you to satisfy your own curiosity as a favor to you since you brought me that record. But rest assured, it won't happen again." Lucifer gave me a distant smile as he walked past me and I was left by myself. I felt like sitting down from how nervous I currently was.
Holy fuck Lucifer is the scariest demon I ever met and I really should think carefully before agreeing to help out that mysterious person…. I need coffee…