At the Elizabeth Hitchens Maximum Security Facility For Women in Coldwater, Michigan,
Inmate #52759 receives a visitor
At four in the morning.
This visitor is not designated on any roster of friends and family, nor is her visit sanctioned by any overseeing authority.
She is a succubus.
She enters sleepers' dreams.
She has sex with them.
She steals their souls.
She has come to see Chloe.
The cell block is as silent as a spider's web.
The succubus drifts between the bars and in.
It is rare to hear the voice of a startled mythical demon.
"Jesus Christ on a motor bike!" says the succubus. "You scared me!"
Chloe is sitting wide awake on the top bunk,
Her eyes as steady and bright as a child's.
"Hola, chica," she says.
"Wow, you should wear a bell around your neck, girl, you about gave me a heart attack. You could at least say you're sorry."
"You sound like the Judge," Chloe replies coolly. "The actions of this wicked girl...yadda yadda. Who has never shown the slightest remorse for her evil act."
The succubus searches in her shoulder bag for something and mutters, "Yeah, I get that all the time, too. Damn, forgot my smokes. Listen, Bo Peep, why are you in here, anyway?"
"Duh. The doors are all locked."
The succubus finally finds her cigarettes and sits on the edge of the bunk to smoke. "Look, sugar pea. Since I quit selling real estate, I'm a little short. I need a roommate. What d'you think? Share an apartment together, get a cat or something?"
"Would there be smoke alarms?" asks Chloe.
"Pfffft, no way, I set those things off just by walking in the door. They set my teeth on edge, I won't have one in my place. I'm all about serenity and shit. So, how about it?"
Chloe shrugs. "Sure."
The guard in his little plexiglass booth had fallen asleep. He began to have the most remarkable dream. He thought he was touching Jody Reigelberger's nipple, but it was really the button that releases the cell block doors. Then his heart stopped. "It's almost too easy," thinks the succubus.
Before they go apartment hunting, the girls stop at the Danny's across from the golf course for some breakfast. The manager is new in town, with a nice place he's rented all for himself, right near work. He just got this job, and at first he thinks it must be his lucky day when the two hot babes walk in and give him the smoky eye.
"You from around here?" asks the dark one. The younger one is silent, but he almost drops their menus when she looks straight at him and licks her lips.