There was a woman

By.Destiny Rush

There was a woman, hair as black as darkest night

Once you see her, all you will feel is her powerful bite.

There was a woman, skin as pale as white There was a woman, as beautiful as the sky

Once you see her,all you see is death in her black eyes.

Once you see her, you most certainly will die.

Atrani, Italy

Early 15th Century

Esposito, Archbishop of the Catholic Church, prepares to close up for the night. As he

walks away, three soft knocks are heard. He slowly walks back to the grand doors and

opens them. Standing in doorway was a strangely beautiful woman in a tattered black

dress and black choker. She was deathly pale with long black hair, motionless with her

head hanging down. Esposito took a cautious step toward her and asked,

* “Signora, ti sei perso?”

The woman lifted her head, opened her eyes, and smiled. Esposito gasped and quickly

backed away from her. The entirety of her eyes were a solid inky black, filled to the brim

with certain death and ill will. Her mouth was full of razor sharp teeth, jagged scars

surrounding her mouth. The woman let a dark chuckle and said,

* “ Alla ricerca, per una pasto gustoso. Farete bene~”

Esposito shut the doors and ran down towards the altar. He quickly grabbed his holy

water and his bible, starting to recite a prayer for help. In the background, the woman

silently walked to Esposito, her face twisted in a harsh scowl.

* “Ascoltami, Signore, e rispondimi, perché io sono impotente e debole. Salvami dalla

morte, perché io sono fedele a–”

* “Non c’è Dio.~”

Esposito was swiftly kicked in the face and thrown across the altar, his nose busted and

gushing blood. The woman appeared when he started to recite his prayer, her face

contorted in a vicious sneer. She began to walk to Esposito in a sensual way, her hair

swishing behind her as the doors of the church open and cold wind surrounded them.

* “Patetico. Per vivere la vita, a seguito di un essere inesistente.”

* “Mi chiedo, il tuo Dio ti salverà ora?”

The woman kneeled down to his cowering position, raising her hand ever so slowly. Her

fingers forming into long sharp claws, dark as the night sky. She traced her claws along

Esposito’s cheek, nearly caressing him. Suddenly the woman sunk her claws into his

cheek, slashing through skin meat and bone. Esposito screamed and cursed in

excruciating pain, unshed tears and blood streaming down his now deformed face.

* “Mostro! Mostro empia!”

* “ Oh, sono un mostro~? Non ho bruciato 100 donne innocenti sul rogo. Non ho fatto

in modo che le loro famiglie li vedessero bruciare!”

The woman opened her mouth wide and chomp down on Esposito’s neck, feeling his

delicious blood on her tongue. Esposito let out a weak yelp, feeling his life slipping by

the second. He look into the woman’s black eyes and asked right before he died,

*“Che cosa siete?”

The woman answered,

“Io sono Baphomet.”

* Signora, ti sei perso? – Madam, are you lost?

* Alla ricerca, per una pasto gustoso. Farete bene~ – Looking for a tasty meal, You

will do well~

* Ascoltami, Signore, e rispondimi, perché io sono impotente e debole. Salvami dalla

morte, perché io sono fedele a– – Listen to me, Lord, and answer me, because I am

helpless and weak. Save me from death, because I am loyal to

* Non c’è Dio.~ There is no God

* Patetico. Per vivere la vita, a seguito di un essere inesistente.- Pathetic. To live life,

following a non-existent being.

* Mi chiedo, il tuo Dio ti salverà ora? – I wonder, will your God save you now?

* Mostro! Mostro empia! – Monster! Unholy monster!

* Oh, sono un mostro~? Non ho bruciato 100 donne innocenti sul rogo. Non ho fatto

in modo che le loro famiglie li vedessero bruciare!- Oh, I’m a monster ~? I did not

burn 100 innocent women at the stake. I did not let their families see them burn!

* Che cosa siete?- What are you?

* Io sono Baphomet- I am Baphomet.

The Woman (Baphomet):

Esposito: