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Angels of Haunted Soul - Chapter 3


Nikki Khan is in love with words and fiction, her favourite genre.Creative writing acquires lots of practice and some great ideas.

Beware of Black Shadows | Source

Beware of Black Shadows | Source

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Mrs Sarah Thompsons was stuck in the middle of a thunder storm.On one side was Sophia who was shaking like hell and on the other side she forgot the magic lines.Sarah had to read those lines continuously while spreading the magic dust of times around Sophia’s room against evil forces.

Fear can choke you up

Rain was hitting the window at it’s full force.Sarah could hear the beating sound of rain drops which were a call of huge dark storm ahead.There was silence in the room except Sophia who was gasping now with pain and her face seemed so tired of all the shaking episode.

A door bell broke that silent mode, Sarah rushed towards the door thinking of some help to relieve her misery.

“Hey honey, the rain is so heavy man,” Adam entered with half wet coat.

“Please get a black coffee for me Sarah while I change myself, it’s so cold man,” Adam ordered while stepping up the stairs.

Sarah ran towards Sophia’s room to check on her who was leaning over her knees, seemed to have slept for the time being.

“Ohh my poor little girl, why all this is happening to ya,” Sarah mumbled while lying Sophia down on her bed.

Sarah closed the door behind her after putting Sophia’s Holy Cross necklace around her neck.Adam was standing right behind which stunned Sarah for a minute, her breath got stuck with shock.

“Wo, wo, I’m not a bloody ghost.”

“Ya just scared the hell out of me.”

“Where is Sophia? Is she sleeping but it’s not time to sleep yet,” Adam questioned while trying to move the handle of door.

“Nnnnna, don’t try’n please, let’s get down, she is tired, let her sleep for a bit until we find some way to save her,” Sarah answered heading towards downstairs.

Adam followed her in distress and agony.Sophia was his heart and soul, he was totally out of mind by now.He couldn’t let his daughter suffer like this.

Stairs seemed to him like crossing a ten miles dark tunnel which was not ending.But he couldn’t carry this burden for longer and brust out at reaching the end of staircase.

“What’s happened to her, why don’t ya tell me anything? I cannot see her suffering everyday like this at hands of those fuckin’ beasts who are lurking behind her.Don’t you treat me like I can’t understand nothing, I can see pain in my daughter’s eyes and I can also see what are you tryin’ hide.I’m not bloody blind, God damn it.”

“You are reacting exactly like your mum who didn’t tell me anything last time saying that not time yet.When that fuckin’ time will come,” Adam said all in anger while turning kettle on for coffee.

Sarah was just shocked at his reaction, she never saw this face of Adam before in her whole life.In a mintue, he changed totally into a different person who was stranger to her.Sarah didn’t know how to react to his changed attitude.Something broke inside her and she had lost all her energy to fight by now.

“This is the man whom I loved so much and I fought with my whole family for him.Did he deserve the fight? He is fully changed now, I don’t recognise this man, he is not the person I loved and fought for.”

“May be that’s what daughter‘s love is who has got all his frustration out today, or may be I never knew him, he was hiding himself from me, I can’t stand such behaviour at all, and this is not my fault.Then why is he blaming me for all? Com’n Sarah, how can you forget that after all, he is a man.He can’t be different from other mens,” Sarah whispered to herself with a deep breath of disgust and hatred.

But still she didn’t want to create any scene at this crucial time when their daughter was in grip of some awful powers and they had to save her.With this thought, Sarah collected all the shattered pieces of her heart carefully and looked at Adam who was sipping his hot cofee while checking his phone, not seemingly aware of Sarah’s state of mind and broken heart.

“Sophia was shaking up like she had some stroke.And she had that laughing episode before and we, we even lost ‘Hope’,” Sarah went on while try’n sit on sofa which seemed full of thorns as well.

“Couldn’t you call me? I was not fuckin’ at moon man,” Adam replied in anger.

This was the last knock on and Sarah couldn’t control herself now.

“Enough, I’ve had enough, it’s not all my fault if our daughter‘s in grip of some evil forces, stop blaming me for what I’m not responsible for, you are so carefree yourself, ya go out and forget everything, you could call me, but why would ya, it’s me all the time.It’s me who look after Sophia and ya are busy on work all the time, have no time for us.Again it’s me who went to father Alexander and brought that jar of magic dust to save our daughter, but forgot the lines, damn it.And ya Adam, I’m sorry to say but ya never have had time for me and Sophia.You never tried to know what’s wrong with Sophia and how can we save her from evil.”

“And what happened today, it happened so quick, I didn’t know how to respond, my all nerves had stopped working, I was so stuck to know what to do and I still don’t know how to save my Sophie,” Sarah brust into tears saying this.

“Oh stop it man, stop this fuckin’ emotional drama programme, my daughter is in danger, and still you are doing nothing except showing up your tears, all women do this when they are hopeless, I will find a wat out now, you don’t need to worry at all, I’ll protect my daughter now, you just relax and stop this crying episode,” Adam banged the door behind saying this.

Sarah was left with tears and broken heart but it seemed that daughter’s love had overcome all Adam’s feelings for his wife.He opened the door of his black Range Rover, sat in, and dropped his head on steering wheel.Then inserted the key in ignition and turned it on with some idea to help is daughter.

Very next minute, his Rover was talking to road, he didn’t exactly know where he was heading to but he remembered only one thing that he had to protect Sophia somehow.It was dark by now and road was empty to his surprise.Rain was stopped as well by now which was a great relief.

Dead end of Road | Source

Dead end of Road | Source

Love is blind

He was driving without knowing his destination.His mind was circulating round and round but not finding a way out.He was trying his hard to connect all the events in order to reach at some result where he could find a solution to Sophia’s misery.

“Sarah has messed all up, she just has one daughter to take care of, but she seemingly can’t do this job as well.I’ve to work hard to comfort my family but still my family is in distress, why Sophia‘s getting all these laughing episodes? And what was Aunt Fanie was saying that no time yet? And today that shaking episode? Who’ll answer all these questions?” Adam thought while racing his rover with stress.

Then he reversed his Rover at once while getting stuck at one name, father Alexander.

“May be, father Alexander is the right person who has all the answers, I should see him right now,” Adam murmured with joy on finding some way to his difficulties.

He was going to St Mark’s church now to find answers to all of his questions.He was hopeful that he would gather some information on Sophia’s case and father Alexander would definitely have some plan to save his precious daughter.

On reaching there, Adam parked his Rover in the parking bay, the church door was closed, he rang the bell, but there was no answer.He rang it again and again but there was nobody to answer his call.

His frustration was at peak now, he kicked the stone nearby in full force to get his desperation out, but hurted his own foot.

“This fuckin’ stone, bloody hell man.”

“I’ll wait here until I see father Alexander, no matter, how long I’ll have to wait, I’ll find answers to all my questions, and I won’t go anywhere until I find them.”

To be Continued

Please do join me in next chapter to find out all the answers to Adam’s questions hopefully and how Adam saved his daughter.

© 2018 Nikki Khan


Nikki Khan (author) from London on May 12, 2018:

Thanks Jo for coming by again, I feel so sorry for Sophia and Sarah too.Adam is suffering as well but these are the consequences of his choices somehow, so I don’t feel much pain for him.

I appreciate your visit dear!

Jo Miller from Tennessee on May 11, 2018:

I'm back to read some more of this gripping story today, Nikki. I feel for this troubled family and hope things get better for them.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on April 30, 2018:

Thanks Tim brother for coming all along,,Adam isn’t behaving very well, this isn’t the way a man behaves to his wife.Dark places are possible when your relationship is full of malice and hatred.You’ll find more about Thompsons in coming chapters to hate evil.

Bless you!

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on April 29, 2018:

Excellent story, Nikki. Adam isn't very nice to his wife, is he? They have reached a dark place in this tale. I look forward to chapter 4.



Nikki Khan (author) from London on April 23, 2018:

Thanks Lawrence for stopping and for commenting!

Adam is trying hard but damage he’s already done, can’t be retrieved.You’ll find out in later chapters, what he’s done and what’s the motive behind all this.Just stick along!

Lawrence Hebb from Hamilton, New Zealand on April 22, 2018:

So, Adam's finally getting his act together to try and save Sophie, but the damage he's done to his relationship with his wife, that doesn't bode well for the future.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 31, 2018:

Thanks Harish for following Sophia and her family!

Your appreciation is a great support for me to write more, the tension shows some real facts of life as when something happens to children, couples’ relation gets tensed too.

So it’s a reflection of real human emotions how we all react to distress.

Bless you!

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on March 30, 2018:

This morning chapter is also captivating. Nikki, I enjoyed the story , especially the portrayal of tension building up between the couple. Now segued to the next chapter.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 17, 2018:

Thanks William for stopping along!

A well woven narrative spoken by characters is very necessary for a deep and effective narration as it takes along whole story.

Next part would be up soon, keep on following!

I’m truly honoured by your appreciation!

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 17, 2018:

Thanks Chris for coming along!

This is a horrible time for poor Sophia and her family!

You’ll find out soon what’s going to happen next.Just stick along.

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on March 17, 2018:

Hi, Nikki. Another great episode. I like the way you weave your dialogue and narrative together. Ready for the next chapter!

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on March 17, 2018:

This is a dark place to leave us, Nikki. What will happen to this family and poor Sophia?

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 15, 2018:

Thanks Flourish for coming along!

Black shadows are lingering over Thompsons house and both of Sophia’s parents are trying their hard to get away from evil.

Let’s see how they succeed or may be not in next chapters.

God Bless you dear.

FlourishAnyway from USA on March 14, 2018:

Something very dark has gripped her and it’s understandable that the family responds with such panic. This is definitely not the story I imagined it would be in the first chapter. I like the dark twist.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 14, 2018:

Thanks Linda for stopping by dear.Parents want to do their best for their kids, and if there is some difficulty faced by their children, then it’s the most horrible situation for parents to face it and solve it.

Next chapter would be coming soon, just stick along.

Bless you.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on March 13, 2018:

You've described the emotions of the parents very well, Nikki. What a horrible time for the family. I'm looking forward to the next chapter of the story.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 13, 2018:

Thanks Eric, God bless you as always.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on March 13, 2018:

I can relate to the whole thing. Well done

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 13, 2018:

Thanks Gypsy for your precious visit, next part would be up soon dear.

I saw your book of poetry yesterday, went on your profile but couldn't see that hub today.

Can you please send me a link, I would love to read it.

Bless you.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 13, 2018:

Fascinating and cannot wait to find out what happens.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 12, 2018:

Thanks Sean brother for enjoying this part, his behaviour is rude but sometimes you reach to this point when you get frustrated and desperate which affects your behaviour as well.

Let’s see how it goes.

God bless you always my brother.

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on March 12, 2018:

I am afraid that those dark powers start to embrace the whole family,

how else can someone justify Adam's behavior?

Let's see, let's see...

Thank you for the thrilling joy, my talented sister

I cannot wait.


Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 12, 2018:

Thanks Bill for such a great appreciation, truly this story can be related to any parents who are trying to save their child from pain or lessen it.As all parents want best for their children and can’t see them in any kind of difficulty.

Bless you Bill as always.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 12, 2018:

I think any parent can relate to this story.We all want to shelter our children from pain, or at least lessen it. Anytime a story can relate to most readers in a very basic emotional level, it has a chance to be a very good story...this is one such story.

Blessings my talented friend!

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 12, 2018:

Thanks Manatita for coming along and for your precious comment.

A father’s love for his daughter can frustrate him to dead end, especially when he is not able to reduce her pain.

Bless you.

manatita44 from london on March 12, 2018:

One really frustrated and emotional man, trying to do his best for his daughter. Hope he's better soon; hope that all ends well.

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