It was so cold. It never used to be this way. Whoever said Hell was fiery…they were wrong, I know because I’ve been there. I live here!
I can’t remember exactly what it was like before, but I know it wasn’t like this! There is ice all around me, frozen, like my heart. I’m numb, but I still feel the pain of his absence.
I’ve been like this since he had left. Hell has been like this since.
Before, when I was alive, my life was a blur. All I remember of it was my parents’ shame, the demon’s visit every evening with an overly good-looking boy. This boy had a name–Alexander and he was the son of the devil.
The next thing I remember was my wedding. I was only sixteen. He looked eighteen, but he could have been over a hundred years old. I was the payment for the debt my parents owed. They had wanted a son so badly, so the devil gave them a son. In return, he wanted me…to ease his son’s insatiable loneliness.
Marriage was what I wanted. I loved him. And he loved me. We were happy. For once in my life, I felt that I was free and able to do what I wanted, be who I wanted to be and somebody loved me for who I was.
It was the happiest years of my life, full of warmth and love. Our first child was a boy. But as they say, happiness is temporary. It was a dark and fiery evening when they came for him, the angels. They wouldn’t explain anything to me. They just took Alexander away.
I can still hear his voice, “Moira, Moira, don’t worry baby, I won’t be long. Wait for me, I’ll be back.”
He never came back. I’ve been waiting…just patiently waiting…for…for…so long…
How many years have passed?
I’m so lost.
When he left, all of hell mourned for his absence. A hush fell over the land and a pain consumed us all. His father filled his heart with as much anger and determination as possible to fight the angels to get his son back…his only child…my Alexander.
No news of either.
Things got cooler.
I’m so cold…
Everything froze…except for me.
He never came back.
Father and Son.
Devil and my love.
Everyone…frozen in place.
Like ice statues, with a sheet of ice draped over them
In an ice palace.
In the depths of hell
Jagged with frozen flames
Dangerous, but beautiful
I walk amongst them…
I caress their faces.
Looking for my son among them
In the ice museum
He went out to play one day…and never came back
Wishing to die
For I am already dead.
I think of all the people who made promises.
To do something when hell froze over.
Well it’s frozen, and so I make a promise
When hell thaws out, I will have my revenge
I will find my son
I will find the Angels who did this
And I will administer my own justice
Him and I
Mother and Son
Vengeance will be mine