They say the Devil is the lord of lies. That his tongue spews only vileness and deceit.
Well, I saw the Devil. He spoke to me. The hellfire of his words still burn in my mind. He confirmed my darkest fear, answering all of my questions before I could even ask them.
"It's true, David. All of it," The Devil said. "She never loved you. They're not even yours."
The Devil's stare pierced my very soul. No one else believed me when I told them the kids weren't mine. Everyone would scoff, saying Anna would never look at another man.
They would say the children even have my icy blue eyes. I don't believe it.
Yet, He believed me. He knew it, and he even came to me to confirm it.
I stared down at the sink, watching the steamy hot water flow down the drain.
The Devil didn't just come to tell me about that wicked adultress. No. He wanted something better. A win-win situation, you might call it.
We made a pact. He would punish them for eternity if I were to sell him their souls.
I gladly accepted.
Earlier tonight while everyone slept, I watched as he claimed my adultress wife. Next, he claimed her bastard children.
Still looking down, my hands finally met the warm water. It brought a smile to my face as I rubbed my hands together, washing their crimson sin down the drain.
After turning off the faucets, I looked up into the mirror.
The Devil's icy blue eyes stared back at me.