Who: Charlie McGee, open to Andy or just a narrative. When: Tonight! Where: Her apartment with Andy What: Finding Lucifer’s present for her. Rating: Not high. Just lots of anger and fire.
Tensions had been high ever since the incident with Death, mostly because Andy had been worried about the two men who had taken on Death’s role, but the stress had seeped into Charlie, as well. She’d been a little quieter than usual, smiling a little less, but hadn’t complained at all for fear of adding more stress onto Andy’s shoulders. She was dreading the big fight that might as well have been promised to them. She knew there would be casualties, maybe even people she knew.
All of this led up to her finding a simple package in her doorway when she opened the door. Her heart felt like it had sunk to her stomach. Charlie was instantly afraid and all over a small package. These days, though, everyone knew what a package meant. She wanted to just chuck it in the trash, but her curiosity got the best of her and she picked it up, turning it over in her hands before opening it.
Inside there was just a vial. She wrinkled her eyebrows, lifting it closer to see what had been written on it. Charlie gasped loudly when she read the label. Just one word and a number - ‘Lot 6’ - but that meant more to her than anyone in Lawrence really knew. It took Charlie a second to realize that she’d somehow let the box slip from her hands and fall to the ground. She’d been staring so intently at the vial that she’d forgotten the world around her.
Charlie swallowed the lump in her throat as her surprise was replaced with anger. She let out an anguished cry as she chucked the vial at the wall with enough force to shatter it. Dorian the cat let out a tiny meow and hurried out of the room, seemingly scared by Charlie’s display of frustration. She wasn’t finished, though. She eyed the box the vial had come in and lifted it, quickly allowing it to be consumed by flames and burnt into mere ash. It was the first time in a long time that Charlie had let her anger get to her on this level, but she didn’t question how justified it all was.