When Elias Marcello started seventh grade at a new school, he didn’t have many friends. He often found himself sadly eating lunch alone in a deserted corner of the cafeteria, completely isolated. But just when Elias had resigned himself to being lonely, his amazing classmates did something totally awesome: When they saw Elias eating by himself at lunch, they got together and summoned the Devil to sit with him.
What incredible kids!
This heartwarming story took place last week at Westbrook Middle School, when Elias’ history classmate Avery noticed him by himself during lunch period and sprang into action, drawing pentagrams on Elias’ table in black Sharpie. After scrawling 13 insignias needed to summon the Beast, Avery rounded up a group of friends to join hands for the Invocation of Satan, and after just a couple minutes, all of them had collapsed shaking to the floor and the Devil himself had risen up through an ash-black hole in the linoleum to sit with Elias for the remainder of lunch.
And… we’re crying. This is the kind of story that gives you hope for the next generation.
One of the kind seventh-graders named Crystal Tran said that though she had originally thought of Elias as a weird outsider, she realized that just because someone isn’t in the in-group doesn’t mean that she shouldn’t rouse the underworldly personification of evil to help make him feel more at home at school. “Elias may not fit in with the other kids, but I decided not to let that stop me from slitting the throat of a rat we found on the blacktop and using its blood to draw the Sigil of Baphomet so that the Devil would materialize and Elias would have someone to eat lunch with,” she said. “Just seeing him spend the rest of lunch sitting quietly next to the obsidian-horned Lord of all Darkness instead of all alone made me realize that we did the right thing.”
Well, it doesn’t get more heartwarming than that. If you thought all preteens were self-obsessed monsters, it might be time to revise that notion. To Elias, to the kids at Westbrook Middle, and of course to the Devil, we want to say thanks for making us smile. And keep up the great work, because you’re making the world a better place.