It was good to know there was a clear distinction between fantasy and reality.

If Beatrice had been a believer, she would probably have felt a little downhearted.

She felt cold now, so she went to the bathroom to take a hot bath. It was then she noticed that something wasn't as it should be and she screamed with genuine mortal fear. A small, beautiful silver watch ticked in the basin and, on the bathroom mirror, the Devil had written in red blood: "BEATRICE, MY BELOVED BRIDE, YOUR EARTHLY LIFE WILL SOON BE OVER. THE SILVER WATCH IS TICKING FOR YOU AND ME AND WE SHALL MEET IN THE FIRE OF HELL."

   
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