Once Dead Spectator Entry: Luciea
Trusting the Moon
Luciea couldn’t get to sleep that night. Some of the other competitors were still roaming around the hotel’s halls finding their respective judges and it scared her; thinking of the zombies she fought at home.
But there was one face that seems to pop up in her mind all of a sudden that chased all of those fears away…
One with pointy pierced ears, red and blonde streaks in his black hair, strange dual-coloured eyes of bright violet and medium brown, and a gentle smile to go with a soft brother-like touch of her hand. That same face that used a neat trick with a couple of security cameras that helped her and Arc find Barlow earlier and allowed her to get her knife back after he was beaten. One with a funny and sarcastic partner that secretly made her smile behind her bandanna.
That nice boy Eclipse; for some reason she felt comforted around him and she did find it only a little bit strange.
Maybe if she was nice enough, he’ll help her sleep?
Gathering some of her courage, she went outside and wandered the halls to try to find his room, keeping her minigun close to her just in case. Despite the changing halls, she found her destination at last.
Room 188-Eclipse’s room.
How’d she could tell is that she can hear his familiar half-British voice arguing with his partner through the door, rather than seeing the number on it since she was, unfortunately, mostly illiterate.
“BLOODY HELL NEW MOON! I NEED SLEEP!”
“And I’m bored as heck! C’mon Eclipse, I want to roam the hotel more and you know I can’t stray too far from your pendant!”
“No means no! Stupid program…”
Taking a deep breath she knocked on his door.
“Oh for the love of-Just a minute!” was heard before he opened the door with his trench coat in his hand, and the annoyed expression he first sported on his face turned into one of concern and surprise after seeing her. “Luciea? What’s wrong?”
Saying nothing, she felt herself automatically cling onto his legs for dear life after dropping her minigun, shaking out of fear.
When his initial surprise passed, it didn’t take him long to clue in at her problem. “Oh…Is all the noise from the other guests scaring you?”
She quickly nodded, then suddenly she felt him pick her up and turned her head to see him gently drag her weapon inside with his foot before closing the door.
Then he put his trench coat on a chair and gave his gentle smile before saying, “I’ll let you sleep here then. It sounds like you need some sort of sibling-figure, huh?”
Then he shot a stern look to the violet streaked, demon-winged look-alike. “Now then, both Luciea and I need sleep so you better stay quiet or God help me you’ll miss out on your next weekly upgrade when we get back to headquarters!”
New Moon looked scared for once and then nodded, saying nothing since Eclipse sounded serious on his threat.
“Good,” he said with satisfaction as he put her down on the bed and gave a nervous and apologetic smile. “Heh, sorry about that. He tends to be a handful.”
She giggled slightly but soon yawned as she laid down onto the pillow. She felt another weight behind her and turned around to see it was only Eclipse climbing into bed, pulling the covers overtop them.
“Don’t worry Luci, you’ll be safe with me,” he said in a soft, gentle voice that seemed to soothe her. “I do admit I don’t have any siblings, but I guess I can still be a big brother huh?”
She slowly nodded then began to drift to sleep as he held her close, like he wanted to protect her from any night terrors, and drifted off himself. New Moon said nothing as he shook his head at the dreamers before returning to the pendant with a soft smile and a light chuckle. For once in her life, no nightmares came to her mind for she seemed to earn herself an older brother that she can trust.