Bell fell in love with David the first time she saw him. David was tall, had short dark hair and green eyes. He was just so perfect. They quickly married after a month of dating. They were so in love. Everything was so perfect. Bell could not believe what she was living was real. Bell felt as if she were dreaming.
One late night Bell awoke thirsty. She stretched out and yawned before opening her eyes. When she finally opened her eyes, she was terrified at what she saw. Her husbands face had changed. Bell laid there in shock staring and began to think.
“What is wrong with David’s face?”
At that moment David woke up as if he had heard what Bell had been thinking. Bell was quickly startled. David looked at Bell and asked, “What is the matter honey?”
Bell faintly answered, “Nothing, I just woke for some water.” David continued to stare at Bell and then asked, “Are you sure nothing is wrong, you seemed scared?”
Bell could hear her heart pounding on her chest. She didn’t know what to say. His face looked deformed. Bell began to reach for the light slowly. David yelled, “Don’t!”
Bell jumped at the sound of his voice. David then sat up on the bed, turned his head away. Everything was silent for a few seconds. Then David stood up and began to walk towards Bell. Bell was frozen in fear.
David stood in front of Bell and then bend down to turn on the light. When the light was turned on Bell saw that David’s face was normal. David asked, “Are are afraid of me?” Bell replied, “No, its just that I had a nightmare.” David smiled at Bell and then hugged her. Bell began to doubt what she saw.
The next day Bell continued to think about what had occurred. Then she said to herself, “I know what I saw.” Then continued to ask, “Or do I? Maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me? It was dark after all.”
Bell decided to tell David what really happened the night before. After all she had decided it was a figment of her own imagination. When Bell told David, he looked surprised.
David responded, “Yea, you must of been dreaming or hallucinating.” But there was something in David’s tone of voice that Bell did not like. She knew when David was lying. He was after all her husband.
Bell asked, “David, what are you lying to me about?” David looked nervous and replied, “I am not lying about anything.” Bell noticed that the tone of voice was the same as before. So Bell asked again, “David, why are you lying to me, and what is it about?”
David put his head down and replied, “I didn’t want you to know this soon.” Bell looked at David and asked, “Know what this soon?” As Bell asked the question she also dreaded the answer.
David replied, “I am not completely human.” Bell began to laugh uncontrollably. David became angry and yelled, “Stop laughing!” Bell was quickly stopped laughing and was terrified at what she saw.
Davids face changed again. This time Bell could not deny it because it was light out. She could not believe her eyes. David’s nose was bigger, his pupils were thinner, his eyes were blue and his skin was peeling off. David was a monster!
Bell began to yell and turned to run for the door. David was too fast. He grabbed a hold of Bell and prevented her from leaving. Bell yelled, “Please David, don’t hurt me!” David replied, “I would never hurt you, I love you!”
Bell looked at the man she loved turned into a monster. She was terrified of him but at the same time searching for the man she loved. Bell attempted to calm down.
Bell then asked David, “What are you, Who are you really? David replied, “I am your husband, the man who loves you. I am also half man and half reptile. I was born this way. My mother was human and father reptile.”
Bell asked, “Why didn’t you tell me the truth?” David replied, “I was afraid you would look at me the way you are looking at me now.” Bell answered, “How am I supposed to look at you? Your a monster! But you are also the man I love. This is sick.”
David said, “It is not my fault what I am. I was born this way. I didn’t ask to be born. I stood away from any close relationships for years. I was afraid of being rejected. But when I saw you I couldn’t turn away. I fell in love with you instantly. I thought I could hide it. I don’t have control of the transformation all the time.”
Bell asked, “Where you ever going to tell me?” David replied, “Yes, after the birth.” Bell looked confused at David and asked, “What birth are you talking about?” David replied, “Being half human and reptile I also have gifts. I can read your mind and smell new life. My love our child is within you.”
Bell became instantly terrified. She began to think to herself, “I have a monster growing inside of me!” David yelled, “Stop thinking that, our child is not a monster!” Bell yelled at David saying, “Stop getting in my head, you have no right! If you are going to kill me, then do it!”
David lowered his voice and replied, “I already told you, I would never hurt you, I love you.” Bell asked, “So what now? Are you going to force me to stay? Are you going to make me have this monster?” Then she continued to say, “Everything has changed, the man I love doesn’t exist! My first child is a monster!”
David looked at Bell and replied, “It hurts me to see that you do not understand or accept me. I am still the man you fell in love with. The baby in your womb is your child. But don’t worry because you will not remember a thing. That is another one of my gifts. I can make you forget until you are ready.
Before Bell can yell no, David erased her memory. David then said to Bell, “Hey honey what’s for dinner?” Bell looked confused and replied, “Pork chops and white rice.” Bell felt as if there was something she was forgetting. Bell said, “If it was important I will remember it later.”
David was deeply hurt by Bell’s reaction. He thought to himself, “When the baby is born, she will fall in love with him and accept us both.”