A Barter Too Better
She followed her instructors fingers, and nimbly found the notes on the piano.
Except he clicked his tongue at every turn, on missing the proper connection.
Despite being a blind man, he had an acute sense of hearing. That is how he taught his favourite girls, the ones he thought were intelligent, ambitious, and willing to make a mistake and admit it.
"You should use your senses, Nina",remarked the instructor after enclosing the piano case.
Nina gently acknowledged, and impressed on the fact that she was not in her best of rhythms. She also looked ashamed at not meeting upto her teacher's expectations like every other day.
"I'll tell you what....You can come to my house and we can practice on my Steinway", requested the instructor.
Despite Nina's early hesitation due to family issues, she persued his request...
Nina was scrambling on the floor dragging away from a pool of blood, that lay sprawled around her legs.
The entire house was eerily silent, except her scraping sound.
That was when something ran behind her at break neck speed. She could not turn to witness, what was looming down her back. The pain was excruciating.
That was when she saw, a pair of human feet standing before her. Its skin colour was unusually red and it had a forked tail that parted sideways around the soles.
She slowly lifted her face that was wet from tears....
Professor Desmond blissfully played her piano in the other room, while her screams filled the house in a dark orchestric theme.
He smiled...finally his research was materialising, his dreams were realising, his sacrifices proving fruitful.
Beside his piano lied the book, and it's inscriptions were in Latin.
He got inspired and created his own way to summon something inhumane into the earth through musical notes. He translated the phrases, and then demanded something in return.
However, only too aware that deals with the devil comes at a big price.
He was content, he was delirious, and he knew his dreams were coming true despite all the girls he had given away, and inspite of losing his eyes forever.