Halls of Awaiting - IntroIn the Halls of Awaiting
"Do you walk in mourning, still wear the grief
Raiment of sorrow, remembrance of me
Through the years of bleakness, winters of bitter cold
Will you not forget me, forsake my soul
...Low-spirited is my song, downhearted my tune..."
Chrigel Ville's demise was not a pleasant one.
As he opened his sore eyes blankly to view the pulsating tones of purple and black before him, his mind was rife with panic and uncertainty. He blinked twice, and tried to move his head, only to be met with what felt like strong hands holding him fast. Pale, terrified eyes swivelled madly, pronounced lips parting in a scream which was instantly lost in the nothingness which undulated around and through him. He screamed in silence until his throat was stingi
The New World: Rebirth (TF, TG) (Part One)The dream started almost as soon as I closed my eyes. The first thing I saw was a white void. I looked around, hoping to see... something. I didn't know what. Everything felt weirdmy body was all tingly. I knew instantly that this wasn't a normal dream.The New World: Rebirth (TF, TG) (Part One)4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"...Hello?" I called out. I stepped forward, looking down. My footsteps seemed to create a kind of ripple effect on the ground below, which was this kind of Translucent light platform. I blinked-- I heard voices echoing throughout the white landscape. "...You're early~". It was a feminine voice-- unfamiliar. I tilted my head, and turned around. "W-Who are you?" I said, worried.
"My dear... I'll be seeing you very soon. And you'll be seeing me. I can feel it. The wheels of fate are turning." The voice said. I was about to call out a response-- but the dream quickly faded to black.
I jerked awake in my bed, panting a little. Okay, I say bed; it was really a sleeping bag, on the floor. I rolled over, checking the time on the clock th
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Caelum Sky Chapter 39
"Saint Michael? Like THE saint Michael?" He peered around the Colus once more with a daft sort of grin to his face. He was honest to god excited about this. Giddy.
"No, like Saint Steve. Yes, Saint Michael." I groaned, pulling the Colus from the ground as you could physically see Raziel remember he wasn't on our side, that he was our enemy, that this was our opposition. His face fell, looked over to Paul before looking back to me.
"Oh oh, god, we're screwed"
"Thanks for the reassurance, Raziel." I took a few steps towards the archangel, switching the Colus to my other hand anxiously as the wind blew past. The wings of light receded back towards him, folding up to still peep over his head by at least five feet as he took a few slow steps towards me, mimicking my actions. With our eyes locked on each other he suddenly smiled, bringing the sword up higher to flash it in my direction. I crouched lower, Colus in fr
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Caelum Sky Ch. 35
"You cowards!" I yelled out, staggering back and forth like I was drunk. Lurching in my broken, crippled body I heard him yell again, panicking. "Let me go!" I coughed out hollowly, body still aching, sick. Hearing nothing but deafening silence, nothing but the ebb and flow of time, I reared up, charging towards the barrier once more, using the Colus for whatever it had left, whatever progress in healing I'd made. Instantly it threw me back against the wall, which threw me back into the center. Those pitiful cowards, those deceitful assholes! Keeping me tied away, making me listen to Raziel be torn apart by his own kind. This was all kinds of sick; I'd fight in this slack body with every pained, goat-like breath I had left in me.
Shakily gathering to my feet, I ran full steam at the barrier, thrust more violently around the room, blood trailing after me. My body was spasming, struggling and twitching, head aching once more.
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We didn't wait long. The first angel slowly inched up to the circle with cautious, determined moves, Neri's eyes on him in an instant. She grinned her teeth , even from where I stood; you could see they were more primal, pointier, lurching forwards and sizing her opponent up. Shaking my head, I tried to make sense of it all, tried to rationalize it out; I stumbled, a major flaw in my reasoning-- I couldn't. I couldn't actually wrap my head around the idea. It felt like half my brain was missing, that I was incomplete, that 'reasoning things out' was not my primary directive. It dawned on me how afraid I was, how paranoid and scared, how empathetic I felt for everyone else besides me. I still remembered everything I had done, who I was and where I had come from, I could still see and related the things around me. But beyond worrying about everyone else and emotionally fretting away, I couldn't think of anything else. It was like hitting a fla
The New World: Rebirth (TF, TG) (Part Three)I woke up, turning over in my bed. I groaned, rubbing my forehead. I picked myself up, and looked down. The fur seemed to be slowly spreading across my body.The New World: Rebirth (TF, TG) (Part Three)4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After what happened at school, the school board had elected to send me home for the day. Mike Well, he didn't have any words of wisdom to impart to me. All he said was that it was the goddesses will. Said goddess had remained quiet after our conversation in the nurse's room.
I walked out into the hallway, wearing my pyjamas. I headed for the bathroom, where I examined my face, and my ears The fur on the ears was that of a red-foxwhich wasn't quite surprising, since that was the colour of the fur on my chest. My face also looked more Rounded. It was hard to describe. It still looked like *my* face, but there were Things, about it. Feminine things. The cheekbonesthe jaw, even.
I shuddered, and took a shower. The fur bristled as water ran through it... It was an incredibly odd sensation, yet it als
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Caelum Sky Chapter 24
"I feel like singing a song, anyone else feel like singing a song?" I rallied, verging exhaustion, trudging on. We'd found a new house. Abandoned, hopeless little thing some mile and a half over, large, spacious basement, abandoned due to water problems, a flood of some sort, multiple levels, set aside in a far, strange end of an even more desolate block. No doubt it smelled, festered with asbestos and mold, which, thankfully, were not big health concerns on our list. No, our main health concern was the army of death approaching our stronghold, of the Cherub's recurring wrath.
We'd been staying in a temporary house for a month while we searched out the perfect one. This meant everyone, demons and angels alike, stayed inside all hours of the day, no matter the disagreements and frustrations that arose. Worse than that, the standby house was cozy at best. Cozy for a four person household maybe, so with 12 resident spirits including a massive coilin
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Caelum Sky Chapter 37
We talked for some time; Raziel never asked about any of the "big picture stuff." He didn't want to know. Seemed to be okay with a whole line of ends that didn't meet up, of explanations that provided more reassurance then answers. That anger for where we were and what I did, it disappeared; so I'm not entirely sure how he reasoned all that out in his head, but he didn't want my answers. So instead, we talked about the weird subtleties of what had happened in the past, little unimportant things. Where I went back in that gymnasium being invisible from everyone else, educated him on the whole demon subsystem that took about five minutes total, being the same as up top; it was a little worrying that he didn't care for knowing more than elaborations on what he already knew. No matter, with Palug's return, I'd be explaining a lot more whether he was okay with it or not.
Sitting there, playing cards, we were both enjoying the rest from
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"You've .you're joking, right?" I said breathlessly, trying to look around the new pike head, trying to reach his eyes. "I--- I'm sorry for what happened, I feel terrible that it I mean " I backpedaled, forgetting my vocal stance with him once again, trying to make sense.
"Leave." He said coldly, walking slowly towards me, weapon outstretched "This is not a request, it's not a joke, and it's not a ploy. I don't want you hiding in the yard, I don't want you thinking everything's fine, I just want you to get the hell out of my home, NOW!" Gauzier chuckled, leaning against the wall. Something was wrong here, this was not all his decision; it couldn't be. The guy I knew, who I'd spent nearly four months with, this wasn't him.
"You should be so thankful you can leave at all." Gauzier said lightheartedly, "If it was my decision, I would've seshimi'd you the moment I got back here, cut into thousands of little pieces. That's the
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Caelum Sky, Chapter 1
It began like a listless, fevered dream; my soul stretched apart like a canvas worn thin; the gentle ebb and flow of a sputtering heart rocked me slowly in a world devoid of features. Sinews of consciousness barely touched one another, sparking with flashes of life, of reality around me for just a moment before they drifted apart, back to nonexistence. My reality was devoured by something empty, barren and white. Silence in its purest form.
Drifting, aimlessly, the waves began to collect, faster then before. I strained, mind twitching with thought in my dreams, tension becoming greater and greater. More thoughts, more life! A spark, a jolt of energy, a snap of vibrancy much more brilliant than before hit me hard, snapping my mind back to reality, back to the very real world I had detached from. Everything had been white, brighter and brighter, something lovely, peaceful and new as I opened my eyes.
I awoke in the bowels of Hell. Light faded entirely, a
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I figure I'm about due for a little explanation.
So around a hundred years ago, for one reason or another, we had a sizeable battle. The terms were the same, and the reason was muddy as ever- it wasn't the largest battle I was a part of, and it certainly wasn't the smallest. Generic, middle of the road battle. Average. I lead this one as I often do at the leading edge of the attack in my formal garbs, same as what I normally wore, only I don on this large, fearsome looking wooden-like mask and attach some white to red silk to the holes in my horns. Demons wanna be lead by a respectable figure, and surprisingly, a bright-eyed 17-19 year old woman was not everyone's idea of fearsome. The mask keeps me somewhat aloof, mysterious; that usually scores better and gives some much needed privacy when I want it.
I had been informed beforehand that Raziel was in this battalion. Despite my soul-hopping, I do like to keep tabs on friends and family, make
Symbol of Peace N Guardian p.2 As the sun light peeks into the bedroom window a young woman wakes up by its rays of light. She opens her blue eyes looking around the bedroom noticing her lover was gone. She slowly got out of bed and slips into her formal water tribe gown that was handmade by the Northern Water Tribe a couple of months ago.Symbol of Peace N Guardian p.24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She sits down in front of the dresser mirror and starts to comb her hair. One year has passed since the defeat of Fire Lord Ozai. So much had changed after that. Avatar Aang went off in search for more air nomads still hoping to rebuild his culture while fulfilling his Avatar duties, he didn't stay long at the Fire Nation palace.
Next to leave was her brother Sokka and Suki; heading back to the Southern Water Tribe wanting to stand by his father's side and help rebuild the tribe to become stronger and to reconnect with their sister tribe of the North. Katara was sad for a while once her brother left but she was happy once she started receiving l
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Caelum Sky Chapter 32
I was afraid of this. Instantly this meeting became an all-out tactical body-war.
"Listen! Listen to me Emalee!" My hands were jerking back and forth like I was having a seizure. Thank god I hadn't taken more than half! The old soul thrashed back and forth, fighting with every inch of its being as my hands grabbed tightly to the hospital bed sides; she started to work the feet instead, kicking like I was marching in place and pulling the covers from our body. "Stop that, we'll be cold!" I let go of one hand and grabbed the blanket back up, fingers shifting back and forth as I tried to keep my voice under a dull shout so I wouldn't alert the night attendants. I could feel her starting to tire out, starting to wear down already. She seemed fragile, even mentally.
"Get! Get get get get get out of my head!"
"I'm trying!" I fought back, trying to focus; it felt like my brain was starting to wander, starting to daze about like it forgot what
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I learned practically squat over the next three weeks. My days were dedicated to sitting around by the angels, fake sleeping in the sun, listening to their unrelentingly boring conversations about how the day was, how it'd be tomorrow, from sun up to sun down. Repeat the next day. They knew I was listening in, so they kept everything torturingly PG. Not like I'd leave and suddenly the velvet curtain would go up, and it'd be crude, salacious dirty talk from the fallen angels or anything, but that they'd relax. With me around, no matter how much I smiled, they wouldn't so much as talk about how much they hated anything. Everything was good. Everything was pretty, and fine, and the weather was fantastic, and my god I wanted to bash my head against the wall after the second day.
I got relief from my duties when Palug and I went perusing for new souls, new recruits. It was pretty slim; he and I kept pestering this one stubborn
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The heartbeat was there; sloppy, lazy, crotchety and annoyed with all actual existence, but still there. Stirring back into consciousness the grass was beneath me, blades of it pricking into my nose. I was still alive, a real thing for the time being.
"Miss, are you okay?" My thoughts struggled to gather, to recognize who was screeching at me, breathing hard as my heart raced out of control. Wait. I knew that voice. Woah, woah woah, wait. I pushed myself from the ground, propping onto my elbows high enough for my head to turn to the side, finding the priest standing over me. He wasn't looking past me, wasn't sensing some sort of ghostly disturbance somewhere else, it was me. Right at me. I flopped a hand to my jaw line, feeling the side of my face completely smooth, devoid of jaw-horns. Like a driving force to the back of my head I coughed up a lot more blood, coating both arms in the stuff. You could practically hear the priest's blood pressure skyrock
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Caelum Sky Chapter 27
" I think I need a drink" I rubbed my eyes again, wandering about the auditorium, picking up bits of armor and whatever else was around and putting it into a pile in the middle. Thank god the blood evaporated away like they did or this place would probably just be coated in it. Though I have to say, I was a lot less bothered by what I did then I would've been yesterday. I stopped. "Hey uh... my eyes, they're not dead-fish looking, are they?"
The angel squinted, "They're normal."
"Good, glad to know that, awfully frightening without the yeah " I mumbled into silence, twisting one piece of angelic armor that was practically turned inside out, middle of it ripped baren by what I sure hoped was the paddle weapon's spike. What a mess I made. " Oh and also, I'm formally recanting my previous statement of you being old."
"Oh yeah? Why's that?" He was on the other side, gathering things up as well.
"Because I am much, much, much
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"It may be best not to say much. Demons here are mostly a mix of human and fallen angels; they don't expect intelligent conversation from a larger demon like you, Neri." Palug and I sauntered through the neighborhood; heading up to what I was told was the local, makeshift home base. "More then that, they might be a little edgy if you tell them you've been exorcising demons for nearly half a year"
"You don't think I can still make friends?" I laughed, stretching out my wings just a bit. Our travels took roughly an hour, landing a few times to walk with the cat demon for some much needed background information.
The Avilla Demonic War, first started by some angel named Avilla and her best buds in the middle ages, was something that had been going on for thousands and thousands of years. At times, demons took reign, and at others, the angels did. It was a war souls fought because they could, not because they knew why, and the reasons were pretty primal; demons
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Caelum Sky 11
I could hear the wind outside, rattling the windows. Thunder rumbled low, some distance away from the three of us, Gauzier, Raziel, and I. Arching high as I could, my tail whipped about the room, knocking things over; neck curled up, leaning back to strike. From the fight with the demoncat, I knew a few things about my opponent; he didn't screw around, he didn't drag out a point; he killed what needed to be exterminated, and did it by whatever means, honest or not. Raziel, on the other hand, dawdled. I wasn't sure whose side he was on, but with his instructor here finally seeing the demon he'd been trying to kill for days, it wasn't looking good for me.
Gauzier flipped the sword in his hand, re-adjusting his grip on the weapon as he leaned over to Raziel, excited.
"This is your demon from before, isn't it?" He nudged him playfully, as Raziel stood there with a less then happy look in return. "He's got your signature on the side, I can see it.
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Caelum Sky Chapter 6
"Putting a little more song and dance into this routine, eh?" The demon mocked me, the two of us bristling. It gurgled around on disjointed hands, lurching forward without a lot of grace. I'd been waiting for this, for a real fight; practicing on being as fluid as possible, as graceful as a chunk-headed demon like I could be. The best I had scared away in my time guarding here was some unwanted solicitors, and the occasional moral lacking teen who though it'd be fun to throw rocks at the house next to the cemetery. By comparison, a large, black lumbering mass of half-exorcised demon was a whole different challenge. I didn't circle because I was looking for an open opportunity; I circled because I wasn't sure what to do. Could two demons even kill one another? Weren't we supposed to be on the same team?
Was I even really a demon, then?
The monster surged at me again in a charge, grabbing hold o
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It was hours before he'd talk to me again; hours longer then that when what he said was more then two words long. We gained some distance, mostly walking along the highway we traveled on; it didn't really make a lot of sense why I didn't just fly the two of us back, but time outside of the exorcist's home and exploring everything around me was refreshing. Light had faded hours ago, our illumination came from the cars as they whizzed past, streaking far ahead of us along the roadway and disappearing from sight. I could feel myself wearing out, the massive expenditure of playtime earlier had really grated me down to a soupy pulp as my feet began to drag.
Raziel had remained quiet for a while, either ashamed of himself, of me, or something in between. I don't think he was exactly mad, we walked side by side; no avoiding, no snide comments. I hadn't tried talking with him because leaving it off where I had seemed like a proper idea. Even when there were
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Caelum Sky - Chapter 34
Stop. Stop. Stop. Each stride I took in the waning light of the sunset was the Colus itself fighting against me, begging and pleading to ease up. I couldn't. This close, just these last few miles away, I just couldn't. One doesn't run for 10 days and just start walking those last few bits, doesn't stop so close to the end. Blood matted the fur around my nose, matted it under my eyes, matted like a fresh kill beneath my lips and burbled down my neck as my stubborn soul fought on.
"Neri! Please!" Nona was trying to keep the Colus together like a heap of loose parts, using all her energy to do so. "If they've survived this long, another few hours won't kill them!"
"You don't know that!" Dammit, she was right. Groaning out loud in a pitiful little bay, I began to slow down, heavy feet dragging and scraping underneath me as I plodded stubbornly along, marching forwards instead. A few hours back there'd been a spike, a little surge in direction;
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Caelum Sky Chapter 26
1633-NewCastle upon Tyne, England
My name was Joan. At least this time around it was; In 1633, I was 10 years old. My father was a wealthy lawman with a strict hand, my mother a robust, strong and able bodied woman. They raised eight children; I had six older brothers, one younger sister. We lived a good life far from the wretches of peasant living; my father had made sure of it.
For a while my mother made sure to home school us, judging the local school house to much too mixed for her tastes, for her refinery. When times grew tougher, when my father's dignity came into question and doubts passed about the town, my mother had to occupy more of her time with paid work; she was a brilliant seamstress, sewing any thought or idea into an amazing work of design. We tried to use my older brothers to help teach the lessons, but with my father out of the house most days, and my mother busy with herself, nothing was ever taught. This
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Caelum Sky Chapter 29
"So." Raziel started, verging on utter revolting terror. My head snapped around to him, bewildered. Well, now I had absolutely nothing to hide in any sense of that word. I wanted to figure this all out on my own, wanted to make sure what was true and what wasn't before coming forward with this information. No one wants to start panicking about possible heresy, especially not an angel. It wasn't really his business, thinking about it. But breaking that trust, that flimsy, finally established open trust, it looked bad. Really bad. "Gonna try to be you know relaxed about this, even if I'm now going through a massive internal war"
"Raziel, I'm she's it's dammit." I relented, jumping into the demon form. "We gotta leave, right now."
"Is it true... 'my queen'?" you could hear him starting to get angry that my answers were not the apologetic type. I held a hand out to him as he kept his arms crossed, incred
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Caelum Sky Chapter 22
I flew for a while, aimed nowhere specific. The sun rose on another day, cascaded into the sky like it always did; lighting the land below it, the earth above it, everything in between but myself and anyone else who happened to exist in this little shoddy plane of existence. I don't know what I was looking for, or what ditching a fellow demon in the middle of a fight would accomplish. It was probably one of the very few honestly true times that I wanted nothing better then to be left alone. I wasn't looking for Raziel to follow me and try and make me feel better, or to have my every move watched by Palug. This little identity crisis was something I needed to solve, not something I needed someone to take my hand and figure out for me. They saw me as a child.
I swooped lazily between the clouds, head upwards, looking. Trying to see heaven for myself, a glint, a glistening; just something to reassure me that it existed, that th
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God, what had I gotten myself into?
I felt like I was repenting for all my demonic transgressions, right here and now standing by this smouldering clump of pure angelic death. It was a subtle jab, Raziels idea to prop me right next to this thing, watch me writhe as I did my best not to cross my eyes and gag on the stench, of the aroma wafting through the large, expansive house. Holy incense.
"This should drive out our demon, don't you think?" Gauzier fanned the fire just next to me, happily grinning and completely oblivious to the torment I smiled through. It was a horrible, horrible smell, a mix of rotting bodies, sour cream, molded rat poison doused in sulfur; they told me it smelled like lavender. The stuff made my lungs drop out of my body, made my skin crisp and tense up, made me feel like a big bowl of uncomfortable. Shakily I gave him a thumbs up and a smile, glaring at Raziel as soon as is boss's attention drifted away. Standing next to it now,