Chapter 102: Rexx

At last, I reigned as a king of hell. The ninth, not the tenth, but it’d do until Velvet and I wanted more.

It was difficult for her mother and brother to visit, flammable as they were, but Val and Belle came over when they could–and even Belle’s dog, who Velvet was very fond of.

“Velvet can’t…actually still speak with dogs, can she?” Val asked. “And I haven’t read any studies about dogs’ inherent abilities to sense pregnancy…”

“Dogs are very intuitive animals,” I said. Velvet wasn’t a dog anymore, but that intuition remained. “And she says Gaston told her that Belle is one hundred percent pregnant. Sorry.”

“It’s not that I’m…not amenable to children,” he said dazedly, “but I suspect her father will be less than pleased should she give birth prior to marriage…”

“He isn’t even a demon, Val. How scary can he be?”

“…His methodology and knowledge of torture rivals that of the queen of the eleventh hell.”

“That bad, huh?” I let out a low, appreciative whistle. Belle came from good stock. “I take it my tips have been helping? Apparently I should’ve introduced you to some contraception that burns away any chance at accidental spawn.”

“Belle has…been extremely appreciative of my new techniques,” he admitted. “However, I think she would take issue with the application of fire near any of our reproductive organs. What of you and your queen? Belle tells me she’s very eager to raise children of her own, and you no doubt desire to strengthen your hold on the ninth hell’s throne.”

“I haven’t…with Velvet,” I mumbled.

“I’m well aware this is outside the bounds of our usual conversation, limited as it is, but…why not? While staying at my lair, you defiled the premises with no fewer than two hundred thirty-six partners, some of them simultaneously, not to mention the students in your office and classroom. This behavior is out of the ordinary.”

Who knew the guy kept count? He did like meticulously organized records of everything, though. “I know. I just… It’s not the right time yet. And she’s with me because she has no choice. If I break her heart…she’ll never be able to forget it, not when she has to look at me every day. I’ve broken so many hearts, and I never really cared…”

I looked over to where she chatted happily with Belle. Seeing her friends and family brought her so much joy…and seeing her in the “queen of hell” outfit Belle had picked out for her brought me a lot of joy too.

Things would’ve been easier if Val and I had switched partners. He and Velvet were both innocent in their own ways, easily pleased if they got the one thing they wanted. I’d thought Val would never want anything more than peace and quiet for his research, but I couldn’t blame him for falling for his student…

But Velvet… Could she ever really be happy here? She would’ve been better off with Val, so close to her family, not hidden away in the depths of hell. We rarely had guests that I didn’t have to kill, but she loved to socialize.

“…Did I make the right choice, Val? Saving her?”

“It was a high price,” he said. “But I think I would’ve paid the same for Belle…though I do wonder if she’d come to regret it.”

Velvet might’ve been better off if she’d remained a dog, with a dog’s wants and needs and understanding of the world.

Our friends had to leave altogether too soon. But they had lives up on the surface, lives far from us. Should I have tried to be satisfied with a life up there too–to try to deny my demon heritage? My deal with the warlock who’d summoned me was never meant to be a permanent arrangement.

Velvet always looked happy when she was at my side. Maybe this was enough. Would continue to be enough.

“They can come back whenever they want,” I said, “and I think Belle was really happy to learn about her impending spawn.”

“Gaston says it’s a girl,” Velvet said. “If I had a girl pup, they could play together… They could be like me and Belle.”

I tried to keep smiling. “They could be.”

But when we were alone in the bedroom we shared, I decided to be honest with her.

“Velvet…you know I’m a fire demon and incubus. I’m impulsive. I do whatever–and whoever–I want. I’ve never cared about the consequences…burn it all, I’ve never even thought about them. But now…now, I need to.”

“Why?” she asked.

“Because forever’s a long time, and I want to be sure. Before we…mate, or have spawn, or make any big choices that involve both or either of us. But when the time comes, I hope my choices bring you only happiness.”

As she fell asleep beside me a short while later, she whispered, “You always make me happy, Mr. Ashes.”

That night, I had the most vivid nightmare of my life, showcasing my own personal hell…

There was no escape.

But when I set my eyes on my queen’s joyful face…the torment faded, and the nightmare morphed into a manageable dream.

Yes, I would make her happy.

27 thoughts on “Chapter 102: Rexx

  1. It’s so funny to see the incubus, of all characters, be the one who doesn’t have a sex scene this gen 😂 But it also speaks volumes about how much he cares for Velvet too. His concerns are valid, to a degree — forever IS a long time to be stuck together with literally no option of ever breaking up 😬

    But on the other hand, if they’re gonna be stuck together regardless, why not have a little fun? 🤷🏻‍♀️ 😛 (also, they definitely need to make those adorable demon spawn a reality!)

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    1. LOL! I wondered if some people might be disappointed if Rexx and Velvet didn’t have a sex scene, but like you said, I thought it’d mean a lot more that he didn’t.

      …That’s not to say there won’t be any Rexx-Velvet babies in the future, of course. 😉

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      1. 😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈

        at least this many ty 😘😉❤

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  2. OMG!!! That last pic was hilarious!!! Eight little girls! Bahahaaa!! So cute! I hope she gets them! I love their cute horns!

    And Belle is going to have a little girl!!! I can’t wait to meet her!

    Rexx was so sweet in this chapter. I have no doubt that his running around days are over. He has eight little girls to raise. 😁

    That palace was beautiful!! So perfect! Glad Belle and Val could visit. Hee! And what Val said about Graham made me laugh!!! Better keep her pregnancy quiet! Lol!

    Great chapter!!!

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    1. 7 girls, 1 boy. 😉 The little boy was clinging to Rexx! Probably hiding from all those girls…

      ❤ ❤ They'll be little hellraisers, that's for sure. Rexx will have his hands full.

      I was so lucky to find that palace! Perfect for a demon family. And Graham probably already knows about the pregnancy, being Graham. LOL.

      Thank you!! ❤

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  3. Shipper WitcHazard: This was so precious they’re so adorable together eeeekkk definitely my fav ship the gen!

    Lover WitcHazard: This was so cute it didn’t need a sex scene it would ruin the emotional journey they’ve decided to go on together! Also it’s a pet peeve really but why is Velvet still calling Rexxy Mr. Ashes?

    Nooboo WitcHazard: These demon nooboos will be mine! LadyLobster you are bound to produce the contents of those final two shots! Also I knew I liked Val the gets to work and get the job! Don’t worry about Graham no stands between me and precious nooboos NO ONE!😈😈😈

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    1. ❤ ❤ And now I find out who Shipper's favorite ship was! It's an honor. 😉

      And Lover not needing a sex scene?! Aww, I made the right choice!! Velvet is a strange girl, even if she's not a dog…it's her pet name for him, apparently. LOL. Maybe she'll stop…eventually?

      LOL, there will be plenty of nooboos next gen, I promise!

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      1. Aww ty for remembering. BTW, I haven’t been commenting regularly on stories bc life stuff, but I am back – and I’ve read the entirety of Gen 3 so far twice over and I’ve loved it all. Can’t wait for the next one!

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      2. Never worry about not commenting!! ❤ It was such a pleasant surprise that you did, though–and I've noticed you liking my chapters. Hope life calms down–and that you love next gen too!!

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