Sophie was panting heavily and gripping her chest as she gazed down at Damion's unconscious face as the voice began to yell in her head.
"HoW dArE hE sToP uS! tHe PaIn WoN’t StOp UnTiL yOu EnD iT!"
"B- But he saved me-"
"DoN't FaLl FoR iT! dO iT! eNd YoUr PaIn WhIlE hE’s StIlL oUt CoLd! DO IT!”
As Sophie was once again taken over, she glanced down Damion's leg and saw the dagger he always carried. Pulling it from the sheath, she ran her fingertips along the edge, and blood began to trickle onto Damion's chest from her fingers. She lifted the dagger high above her head.
"YES! DO IT! JUST ONE MOMENT OF PAIN AND IT WILL ALL BE OVER! YOU'LL BE FREE!!!"
"Free." She repeated hoarsely, closing her eyes. She swung the dagger towards her chest, hearing muscle being sliced, bones beginning to crack, and blood splattering her face and hand but something wasn't right. There was still the unbearable pain in her chest with the absence of where a knife was supposed to be, she yanked her hand again. Some force was stopping her from ending it all. She opened her eyes to see a mix of anger, fear, and pain on Damion's face as he looked down at her. Sophie looked down to see a calloused hand wrapped around hers, with the blade right through it. Sophie paled and suddenly felt nauseous. She yanked again pleading "Let go! Just let me go Damion, I-I don't deserve to be here!"
"No." Was his answer as he gripped the dagger so tight his knuckles turned white and blood flowed from his wound. "Why are you doing this Sophie?" He asked her with searching, pleading eyes. That's when he noticed it, a leeching soul eater on the back of Sophie's neck. They aren’t physically strong but their real specialty is causing enormous mental pain to its victim until they commit suicide, letting it feast on their soul. He cursed himself, how could he have not sensed it sooner? He reached with his other hand to pluck the vile creature from her neck. Looking at the disgusting creature he said in a low dangerous voice "You dare attempt to kill what is precious to me?" As the creature continued to struggle from his grip, Damion crushed it with his thumb and forefinger with a satisfying squishing noise. Looking down to see Sophie face, he saw a horrified look on her face as she began to break through the haze in her vision.
"D-Damion." She said, beginning to sob "Wh-what have I done?"
"It’s alright Sophie, it’s over." When he released her hand, he pulled the dagger from the mauled looking wound.