CS Worlds Destroyed Chapter 5
I can't believe my sisters had been beaten by THESE soldiers.
Actually, that was a good point. They were horribly easy. So they let themselves get killed, because let's face it- they were hardly organized and barely worth the effort. If that was true, then this whole call of alarm...
Looking back to Cempe's head on the pike just next to me, it still held that very dead, eyes barely open dried out looking face-look to it. I frowned, leaning closer, blowing a puff of air at her eyes; it blinked, to the shock of the crowd. The corpsy head slowly grinned, opening an eye up cockily.
"Why, how nice of you to join us!" Her disconnected head said in a raspy voice, grinning as I leaned over and flicked her hard on the nose. "Ow!"
"You did this on purpose, didn't you? You let yourselves get beaten by these idiots just to lure me back here?" I could strangle this already dismembered head if she only had enough neck for me to do so. Cempe grinned wider as i flicked
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I drifted back into another memory, something random and entirely nonsensical that happened years and years ago with Raziel. Sometime after our goat-demon fight where I managed to save his sorry hide with the Colus, an unfairly new weapon to me at that time, we made regular exorcist calls. There wasn't any real reputation gathered and I hadn't been suckered into killing off the good demons, along with the bad, just yet. Gauzier was kind enough to let our ruse, as shallow and transparent as the air around me, continue on unhindered; it was a memory nestled into a quiet, happy pocket of life that I got to enjoy and I wouldn't trade the world for it.
So way back when, we pulled up to this one house; a single floored , ranch-like house with an extensive carpeted basement, furnished and decked out in knickknacks of every variety. The priest had informed the two of us that the woman was hearing the usual. Scra
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I gasped, struggling for breath; at my heels bit a hoard of demons, screaming, yowling for my blood with the super demon leige himself leading the charge, Perseus.
Two years had passed. No Colus.
It never let up. Not once. Not a single day went by that I had a moment to rest from this mess, with the only difference being a few hours per week that I hid, that I could catch as much sleep as I dared. I had been captured too many times to count, I'd been declared every cursed name under the sun. I was hated, despised, and the world knew my name once again, but only as the insidious demonic spy for the angels. As far as everyone understood, i never did any good for these demons. I never cared for them. Never put my neck on the line to make sure their safety wasn't in jeopardy. No. Everything was demoted down that whatever good I had done for them, was to profit the angels somehow. That's the lie he spun.
The Colus was gone. On very rare, random occasions, i
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I searched that entire night. Looked around the house, was careful to avoid the two parents sitting up pin straight in their chairs in fear, nervously talking about what they thought they saw and praying that someone would come to save them. I scoured every inch of that house for just...something. A note, a message, a clue, just anything. Checked in the normal place Ian used to hide things, checked the insides of the walls if something was sealed into them, tried everything. Eventually the sun wandered back over the horizon, the light eeping into the window's edge as I watched it, thinking, tired.
The entire place had been wiped clean. Even in the worst situations, even if everything had turned to chaos at the drop of a hat, he still would've left something for me. We were not that distanced. I knew that part of our friendship would've held true. It was just like he completely vanished in the blink of an eye. Without a note or a hint of an idea, I eventually left.
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"Noooonaaa" Cempe's aggravated tone rang down the hall of the estate. My groggy eyes snapped open in my room, a semi-assembled new Utopia under the crust. Less waterfall, more stream. Less rocks, more soft moss. More glow worms, more mushrooms, more of everything that was different then before. Out of it, I heard the voice again, "Nona! Your 6 AM fight appointment is here!" Bellowing out loud, I rolled over, stretching.
"Tell him to go away! Lock the barrier and just let him tire himself out!" I complained, grabbing at my head that this was happening all over again. For the whole last week. Either every day, or every other day, he'd be back. He'd come by and get his assistant to bellow and holler that we were cowards, and that I was hiding from his glorious power. Then I'd trudge out, smack him with the Colus a few times, and he'd retreat. Rinse and repeat for a week. Sometimes he had part of his fan club following him around, sometimes not. But if he w
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Back inside, our talks were vague and somewhat brief. I told them about what happened to everyone in Greece. They were shocked, but not outright surprised. Told them about this supposed disease, this horrible coincidence, and they felt the same way, that it was an unfounded piece of superstition. It was all quick, to the point- until i told them about Paul and what had transpired, then it became an all-out 'gab a thon' that at this point, that event had happened some years previous. I was happy to finally have it in my peripherals, have my vision clear of the utter frustration and annoyance with how that ended, but a chance to vent a little to a sympathetic ear lifted some of the crushing weight of guilt. Cempe was noticeably more happy then she should've been about it, Aisa seemed generally relieved too. I forgot exactly which one it was that told me they'd heard a rumor that he had secretly been cheating in my absence, back trapped as an old lady . But since that
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"Alright, so, hold it like that" Cempe's tone was starting to wear on me, doing it's best to keep my confidence high. But it had long since crumbled. The Colus wasn't just being finicky anymore, picking and choosing when to work and when to fail; with our hours of working on it, hours of trying to fix the problem, it was having a hard time staying around at all. Instead of giving out after a hours of work, it gave out at the slightest nudge. One hit.
Lurching in the full colus form, my head remained pointed at the ground, brain stumbling, trying to think. The only motion running over and over was that I had to leave. That staying there, around other demons, other elder spirits, I was putting them in jeopardy. If i stayed, we'd have a repeat of Greece, my stubborn actions would completely cripple hell's systems. Cempe was working on pure desperation now, trying to keep positive; I didn't doubt she knew full we
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I found myself in a dank, dreary part of the world eventually: Canada. After some years running around Europe, trying to find similar cases, trying to find clues, I figured it was best to go to the source, where-ever Adonis had gotten his little disease from. Without an real definable clue to go on, I searched around these parts without success for years. I'd lost count of how many. It was a very uninspired, bleary span of time that even now, I don't remember much of. An endless sea of flashing faces, blips and flashes of brilliance, but still tied into the world, I was still apart of it. But my soul was broken.
It was like i lost grip of the edge of reality, stuck in this limbo between what I could understand and what I tuned out. I tuned everything out. It was only when I spent some time in Norway and Iceland, hung around there, took pointless fishing boats out for the sake of it,
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Best I could tell, Mr. Jacob Meizel was going to collect his newspaper, prim and tidy at the end of his driveway. He took a long deep breath of the new morning air, enjoying his time as a free man, listening for the early morning calls of the American Robin. That's pretty much as far as he got. There were a few seconds of undecided standing about at the end of his driveway, turning to head back towards his house as I barreled into that man at full tilt. Swirling as something of a poltergeist, something of a regular spirit, I was too angry and wandering too close around blind rage to care. His slippers were left on the edge of the driveway as I punted his murdering self into the grass, following through as a full Colus spirit and pressing him heavy against the dirt with a delirious snarl. Even if he couldn't see me, I'm pretty sure I knocked his senses far past the end of this block, at least.
"YOU!" I snarled at him as the man writhed around
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Ascending into heaven eased my transition by exactly nothing, I can tell you that.
Ground was below my feet, and instantly I was fighting. Blind. Something held around my arms- I knocked my head against it, shoving myself away. White; I couldn't see anything, couldn't hear anything, I stumbled against something that bit into my shins, taking a step over it to be shredded by up my other leg. Grunting in pain I kicked through it, deep cuts in one leg; a structure, a wall of some sort.
"Raziel!" I called again; my eyesight was barely registering shadows, some blurry masses against the wall to my left. I tore it away in a desperate attempt to find something sturdy as a hand grabbed my wrist, stronger this time. I struggled once, putting all my force into it and pulling away, punching into the wall in front of me with over-force. "Raz " I huffed in breath, grabbing a handful of this wall and pulling it away, t
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I lazily loafed around his house for about a half hour, afraid to go outside. Afraid to know what " blending in" I'd be doing in a realm that knew my face, knew my mannerisms (fake or not) and knew the proper action was to send the entire populace into a frenzied stampede to kick me out as soon as possible. That, and the last time he helped me to 'blend in', the smug little bastard stuck me in a skirt. So I stuck around inside, looking at the portrait after portrait done in his namesake, by the artisans of the time period for so many years. My opposite in damn near every way. We did the same job. We held the same kind of power, and we fought the same brand of enemy, everything was just mirrored. While I caught shit for taking the demon's side in this backwards war, in different situations, I'd be in his position and he'd be in mine. I was bad because bad WAS bad. He was good because good = heavenly. Maybe that's why he w
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I wandered around Athens for a while, in a stupor. I knew where Paul was, but i didn't feel like reconciling that mess just yet. I wasn't sad exactly about this entire dead friend business, it hadn't really hit me , and it felt more like walking around an old home that you lived in, only with a couple thousand other people owned it now. None of the trees were the same, the landscape was barely recognizable, streets had been reorganized, hotels stood where obviously, there were not hotels in the past. Everything was different. With each step it began to feel less like home, and more like a vacation spot. The notion saddened me more then the loss of my originator religion did. Greece had always been the one spot that no matter where i moved to, where i settled down and claimed, that it was home. That is was my place of origin. Now this land belonged to someone else, and my involvement was completely devolved to 'those people that did
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"Can I...help you? She looked to the saint once more, before peering at me, thinking. I was not as apprehensive. Or as tactful. Or reserved.
"Amber!" I screeched out, grabbing her into a hug before I could think that it's probably been at least thirty years since she'd seen me last. Like her mother, the older she got, the harder it became for her to see me at all, and by the time Ian had been born, I was completely invisible, my voice had gone silent . The thought of fading out to another person, after all that had happened so far with my last unaffiliated tie, was another difficult thing to get through.
But given that she no longer saw me, didn't mean she no longer could tell I was there. Amber had made a point early on to sit me down, talk to the empty side of a table for about a half hour with solemn, confident tones. That even if she no longer saw me, i was still welcomed, that she would always try to keep me involved; that just because o