On The Inside
We open with Timothy Hunter as an adult doing terrible things to his younger self’s guardian Martyn. Timothy seems to be under the control (or at least influence) of Barbatos, a daemon. Barbatos is overly flattering but very insincere.
Next we find he young Timothy writing in his diary being very much a confused teen. He goes downstairs to talk to Martyn but is stopped by a golem who holds him by one arm in the air. Tim is able, through fear and confusion, to change the golem’s face from brooding and scary to a smiley face and gives him a new name, Happy. This makes the golem answer to only Tim. Happy puts him down.
Leah, a servant of Martyn, witnesses the whole thing and tells Timothy that what he did was impossible. Timothy comments that he was glad he didn’t know that.
Leah and Timothy soon find that Martyn has been killed quite brutally. and decide to leave together. Before they do Leah asks timothy to take a box of her with him. He does. Leah then burns the house down but Timothy asks if the golem is flammable. Leah tells him the golem is not and Timothy is relieved.
The two drive to see Timothy’s dad, not his real father but the man who raised him, who is injured and in a coma. Along the way Leah explains that she is not just a servant and really a succubus. And that timothy is her new master.
She explains that in the box is a drugged cat and if Timothy sacrifices that cat in a ritual and performs a spell he can save his dad. Tempted, Timothy refuses saying that he the cat is unaware of his situation and an unwilling participant. He lets the cat go free.
Leah then tell him that she must obey every command of his and do he commands So Timothy then commands her to go have a good life and never take commands from anyone, especially him. She leaves smiling.
Timothy wonders aloud if she will be alright when the cat he released comes back and he picks it up and carries it away.
in the future (2012) we find an adult timothy disheveled in an alley living in a cardboard box. Barbatos is whispering flattery and telling him how great and wonderful he is. Barbatos seems pleased with the situation.