CS Worlds Destroyed Chapter 28
My stomach flipped in loops and loops, everything in my senses telling me that this spirit was some sort of unbalanced, mental and social miscreant. Trapped in the web of feathers I tried to back away, ducking down and shimmying back out to the world of light as he pulled back, confused and hurt. I put my hands up, my eyes now not quite focusing anywhere out of shock. or fear. I really forget, i was terrified.
"NOPE. noooo, not gonna..nooo" I spit out in plain English, hoping the language barrier might keep the Latin speaker from feeling the full force of my sarcasm and blunt opposition to this statement. My body language was one that bridged gaps like that, hurting the cherub anyways as I hushed myself, trying to keep it together. "Sorry...yeah, sorry, no, you've got the wrong person, I'm afraid." I took a few breathes as the cherub looked down at the ground, saddened. I switched back to Latin.
"" I said quickly as I was planning to elaborat
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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,
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Caelum Sky 9
With weary, dragging steps, I found myself overlooking the neighborhood, still cast in darkness. Lights dotted the streets, the stars starting to fade as the early dawn approached, still some time away. The roof was lit in subtle blues, darkest parts still almost indefinable. It was pretty, it really was. I lay down on the roof, head draping over the peak, absorbing this new neighborhood. The streets were lined up, parallel to one another, with a larger, intersecting street at the end; down this same street, all the houses lined up identically. The homes across the way were still closed up, lights off, people sleeping peacefully inside.
The clouds above me skated across the sky; thin, wispy lines that looked almost dark in comparison. There was very little sound, very little disturbance, general peace. I lay there, practically catatonic, unmotivated and filled with regrets; it was my
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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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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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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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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
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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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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
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Caelum Sky 19
"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 Chapter 7
"What are you drawing?" I asked Amber, sitting against the wall as the child, now six, scribbled in her sketchpad on the ground. It was a fleshy looking thing, heavy strokes of black and red crayon coming together to look like a spiky caterpillar; ominous, even in a kid's drawing. The face was nothing but sharp, dagger-like teeth, green eyes lined with what looked like a red raccoon mask, standing on two legs. I tilted my head to see around her body, reaching up with my back leg to scratch something under my chin.
"It's a surprise." She laughed once, shielding the picture more. Her enthusiastic scribbling wrinkled on itself, watching her start something new lower on the page. I gave her privacy, looking to the complete opposite direction until I heard her knock away the rest of the crayons, holding up the picture for me to see. There were three figures, three amorphous blobs; the first was the black and red
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Caleum Sky 8
"What are you?" the angel shook the pike-head at me, threatening to cut me with it.
"I told you, I don't know." I said flatly, struggling to re-adjust my arms more comfortably.
"Who do you work for? Who is your master?" He slammed the pike down, rattling the table.
"Santa Clause. Can you just let me go?" I felt rebellious, short-tempered and incredibly unhappy. My arms were tied to my ankles; a loop of some sort of blessed rope was around each wrist, my knees folded to where my feet almost touched the back of my head. There was a loop of rope around each ankle, tied together. We drove back to the priest's house like that, wheeled inside and plopped on a chilling cold operation table like a slab of beef; not a wisp of black smoke to be seen.
The angel figured on screaming at me for a few hours, mostly with the same question, What are you, who do you work for, why are you here- I answered the first time best I could, just gi
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Caelum Sky 21-
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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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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Caelum Sky Chapter 4.
I spent that day outside, broken, disheartened, a heaping pile in the field. Did my best to ignore the massive graveyard next to me, or notice the mount of dirt with the grass seeds sprinkled over it in the middle of it, where some big, dumb idiot of a demon came bursting out of the ground. I didn't look around much, mostly cringed at how long my nose was, and cringed at the stubby-ness of my demonic fingers. Vanity was on my mind.
There was a gratuitous amount of sulking involved, self loathing at what I was forced to be, self regret for being stuck with the people I hurt. I could tell it was a stupid thing to do, that of all things to worry about, worrying about what I had no control of was low on the list. I could fix it; the thought rang in my head, and pulled my shredded will together enough to sit up and drag myself off the ground. The sun was low in the sky, the tall trees on the rim of the for
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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 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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"Oh god oh god" I ran like a desperate little thing, bolting straight north. Just keep heading north; go straight north until it the ocean faded away, then go northwest without another thought. Just..north, keep going north.
I killed her. My steps pushed faster.
"Would you hold on a second? Maybe we can figure this damn thing out!" Nona bitched as I coughed and wheezed, exhausted already. They'd sealed all the energy the colus had, that black smoke only able to barely give another form, completely useless and white and tiny as it was. I didn't have that boundless energy, I couldn't fly, I couldn't skip frantically through space like I once could. I was just one little disabled dog/goat demon, running flat out on my own power. I was not as athletically fit as I thought.
"You figure it out, you're the one with the time, let me just run!" The two of us were bickering and fighting like children inside this frantic brain, both wanting the opposite. Nona wanted to stop a
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My dream was filled with colored skies, of clouded spires, of flying. The sky was painted in hues of green as more color mixed in further up, clouds reaching high above me, ending only as they drifted out of sight. It was a perfectly endless sky as I walked beneath, taking tentative steps. The sun warm, the day calm; wind blew beautifully. It was something I missed, the wind. It was accepting and reassuring at the same time, showed you how you truly existed, how life was able to move around you as an actual thing. More then that, it was the essence of vitality, the force that never grew still; I pined for it dearly in my waking hours. But this was not reality.
With unbridled joy I began to run, feeling it all, the grass underneath my feet, the wind, the sun, the air of everything around me, so alive. My heart pounded out of my chest, eyes open as I ran, stretching my limits, passing and conquering each hills as I ran past it
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Caelum Sky -17
"Eh!" I grunted at Raziel, scouring the various crap around the room in complete and utter boredom. He pretty much just gave up on trying to actively hide what things were about, what he did and didn't tell, as long as it didn't get personal. So I was free to point and grunt at what I wanted to know, and he'd tell me. This time, it was a small silver cross, about an inch high, with some sort of description on the bottom in a language I wasn't sure was real. Flipping it onto the back, I could see it was a pin of some sort.
"You get that for graduating the Angelic Academy" He sat on the couch, half aware, half zoned out, late on a Sunday night.
Snickering lamely, I placed the item back on the shelf, looking around curiously at whatever else I could learn.
Fourth months had passed since the goat demon, things remaining generically peaceful. Every now and then Raziel had to check in with Gauzier, what he'd exorcised, any problems he'd had, what he'd be
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Caelum Sky 5
The next two weeks went by uneventfully. I wasn't spoken to, I didn't speak to them. Things greatly relaxed between us all, I considered it a grace period; it gave me time to really take in my surroundings, to know the people I was 'guarding', to develop a sense of myself all over again.
The house was perched on lifts, stilts, almost, on the edge of the Juan Julio Cemetery. I had no idea who Juan Julio was, but he was apparently important enough to get his own cemetery named after him, that lucky dog. The Faegels, my landlords so to speak, lived in a practically uninhabited area- there was the cemetery, an abandoned house much farther down the road, and something like a fishing dock farther then that. That was the limit of my vision. I habituated a brown house, the very back end of the second level touched regular ground, with the basement acting as the bottom level, while the front was held up by thick supports. The garage was partially into the ground as well, a d
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Caelum Sky 20
"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 18
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 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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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