Demon and angel are generals in their respective worlds. It's building up to be the end of the world foretold in the Revelations. The two happen to meet and build up feelings that may change things.
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[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Slabo+27px] [size14 [Slabo+27px Graves placed the angel down gently, giving her room to put herself back together as he too put his clothes back on. [#AB2E2E “On the contrary, that is a good compliment indeed.”] He adjusted his jacket and ran his fingers through his slightly damp hair. Only as an afterthought, did he feel slightly guilty for not giving the angel a more proper first time. [i What a fucking animal.]
Feeling the swimming sensation in his head begin to settle into a dull lull, he watched Celeste till she had tidied up and made eye contact with him once more... Then the demon felt an odd longing and grief. [#AB2E2E “As much as I want to keep you here,”] he started slowly, [#AB2E2E “I don’t think it would be wise for either of us. Someone might notice...”] He felt like he was giving her terrible news as if a loved one had passed.
Of course he felt like something precious was being teared away, as if this was meant to happen in the end. Part of the curse of being sent to hell- that he would be granted only [i moments] of bliss in his eternal servitude.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Feeling the kiss deepen on the Graves' part sent sparks flying all over Celeste's body, the taste of his tongue on her mouth made her breathe into the kiss. She couldn't explain what he tasted like, but it was hot and almost like it wanted to consume her and at this point she wouldn't have cared if it did. But soon all the excitement came to an end as Graves pulled away from her.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste could barely even hear the music anymore, it was almost like a numbing feeling. It sounded as though she was underwater and all she could feel was her pulse racing. Biting gently on her lip she could still taste him. Looking up she could see a smile on the Reaper's face, a charming smile but also somewhat like a child that had just gotten away with doing something forbidden. Feeling herself laugh a little she couldn't help but think what happened is exactly like what she had imagined minus him being a child of course.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste tried to calm herself down but she just kept having the vision repeating itself over and over again, her cheeks were still burning red with embarrassment as she finally managed to look into Grave's eyes. To anyone else they looked almost lifeless but to her she knew differently, someone that was lifeless/emotionless wouldn't have just done what he did regardless of their species.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Once more he had interrupted Celeste from her thoughts as she felt a slight nip on the side of her ear, without having time to think an ever so quiet moan escaped her lips. Something she found out today was her ears were extremely sensitive. Not knowing whether to laugh at herself or be embarrassed she leaned her head on Graves' her hair partially covering his face and neck.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Feeling a little caught off guard she wasn't exactly sure by what his question meant. Without thinking too much about it she took it as what she wanted in this actual moment. Celeste found herself getting embarrassed again as she turned to her head slightly deciding to play him at his own game. With the lightest of blows onto the Reapers ear she smiled as she whispered so even he could barely hear.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "I just want to be as close to you as possible and I would hate for this night to end anytime soon, for I fear when we will be able to see each other so freely again..."]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Although Celeste hated to admit it, it was the truth and she didn't fully know if the elders had sent someone to spy on them and vice versa on Graves' part. If that was the case Celeste may never be able to see him again, this was the night to put everything at risk. She knew it could mean the end to her life but she would have no regrets...]]
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Slabo+27px] [size14 [Slabo+27px Her touch was warm, inviting, almost to a grave weakness. Her fingers drifted from shoulder to cheek, pushing him further to investigate the taste of her lips with the tip of his tongue turning the kiss in a way the French endorse. There she was sweeter- hotter and eager.
For what seemed like mere seconds to a mortal was decades of torture released in a single kiss but he wouldn’t dare let that show on his face. Not even for her. Was it strange that he believed he could actually prove Satan wrong? Pssh. Not like anyone would care any way... with the world about to end...
Graves pulled back, feeling guilt creeping over him despite the hot rush. Again, another feeling he hadn’t felt in quite some time. The demon looked down at the angel, her cheeks flushed with a cute rosey red and he felt himself smile again. [i Yeah... now I feel a little better.]
[#AB2E2E “Feeling dangerous today,”] he said, leaning in to bite at the tip of her ear and breathe in her angelic scent. Addicting... and that could become a problem. [#AB2E2E “What do you want, Celeste?”] He could feel himself gravitating to her. He truly wanted to be closer but just because he was a demon, didn’t mean he had to be evil.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste couldn't help herself but to stare at his features, it was consuming her, she lifted her hand slightly but lowered it again quickly. She just wanted to touch his face again to have that feeling of a connection, she'd never wanted to connect with someone so much before as she did now. From the moment she noticed him in the forest there was something different about him. He didn't instantly want to fight her and in that moment Celeste felt the same way. Her own thought right now was if he felt the same way in this exact moment.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Her thoughts were soon interrupted as she felt the Reaper's lips on her own and her instant reaction was to lean into the kiss. Tasting him on her lips was almost like an addiction, she didn't want to stop. Breathing into the kiss she rested her hand on his shoulder her face flushed with embarrassment. Celeste was leaving herself completely vulnerable and she didn't care, all she wanted to do at this very moment was to be as close to Graves as she possibly could.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" His aura was flowing around her, almost consuming her but it was full of warmth, she just wished he could see what she could but even if she tried to explain there's no way he would believe it. After so many years of believing he was truly evil it's all he'd ever known, but Celeste knew differently and she was determined that one day she would get him to change his opinion of himself.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Not wanting to pull away from him she leaned into him more to deepen the kiss, now moving her hand from his shoulder to the side of his face. Celeste lightly rested her hand on his cheek and moving her other hand and resting it on his arm. Her cheeks felt hot to the touch and her heart and pulse were racing, but it was an exciting feeling and she didn't want it to end.]]
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Slabo+27px] [size14 [Slabo+27px Graves watched her carefully as thought crossed her features. It may have been mere seconds but living like he did, he grew to know when someone was telling the truth and when they were not. As an angel, Celeste was better at hiding truth but in those moments when her eyes looked into his, he could see that spark of humility. That one simple reality that this was very, very wrong. Death for an angel. Torture then insanic limbo for a reaper.
Graves was sure the alcohol was making him bolder than usual though he welcomed it. He welcomed the idea of [i feeling] again even if it was an illusion or even real- as she put it, within a clouded gray aura.
The demon lifted a hand, brushing another fly away hair back behind her ear and stroked her cheek gently, soft and warm. He leaned in, the fresh lavender scent of a holy being feeling his nostrils as he pressed his lips against hers. The action made something hunger inside him. Maybe it was the thought of being seen. Maybe it was the thought of being vulnerable. Maybe it was the thrill of the risk and danger it put him in. He had always been a sadist like that but he was sure [i this] was different. It had to be. He [i wanted] it to be.
But what could she really see in him? He was nothing but evil.
The reaper pushed harder, hungry for her affection as his arm wrapped around the back of her chair to bring him closer selfishly. ]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" At the Reaper's comment Celeste smiled. She had no idea what it was like in hell, she could only imagine any kind of warmth emotion would be classed as a weakness and in that kind of environment showing weakness would definitely be out of the question. Perhaps Graves showed a different side to to her than he did back home, by different side it could mean one thing, either he was showing her more of his true side or he was revealing this side to Celeste as some kind of lure to find information about her.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Seeing his happy expression Celeste has guessed right in him needing something a little stronger to drink, which also meant that what she had told him had affected him some way or another, whether it be good or bad. His comment interrupted her thoughts as she leaned forward to pick a glass up from the tray, as she bought it up to her lips and swallowed some of the strong drink it caught her by surprise, she placed her hand on her chest and coughed a couple times.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "That is indeed stronger than before, but has somehow still kept it's sweet flavor".]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Swirling the liquid around in the glass Celeste found herself lost in all of the pretty colors that were reflecting from the lights above them, she hadn't noticed that Graves had slowly scooted over and was next to her. She smiled at his comment but there was also truth in it, she found his life and lifestyle to be very intriguing. Hell wasn't spoken in too much detail back home, it was always a bad, evil, scary and forbidden place to go. And for a long time Celeste felt the same way as the others, but since meeting Graves either he was the only one with a conscious or there were others just like him but hadn't came forward in fear of punishment.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" His next comment however caught her a little off guard. Why did he want to know if she was at risk? Maybe he was testing her? Of course she was still at risk by being in this club and drinking alcohol alone. But the elders knew to a certain extent of where she was, she bit her lip for a few moments thinking whether she should tell him that her higher ups knew she was here for 'information'. After a few seconds of quick thinking she decided to keep that information to herself. After all she was here for information but she wasn't about to put his life in danger, there was also the case of if she did tell the Reaper would he believe her or think she was lying?]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste turned her head to look at the Reaper but surprisingly she hadn't noticed how actually close he was to her. Their faces inches away from each other Celeste found herself blushing, she quickly tucked her hair behind her ear smiling as she looked up at the Reaper.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Death... Death would be my punishment..."]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" It was still a huge risk for her to be here... and a huge risk for her to be this close with a Reaper. Celeste could feel her heart pounding from the way Graves' was staring at her and also from the alcohol which was now starting to give her that warm fuzzy feeling.]]
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Slabo+27px] [size14 [Slabo+27px The reaper watched Celeste muddle over an answer, taking a minute to think before finally speaking. She began with a basic explanation of her gift, telling him about how she saw colors in everyone’s aura, including demons. She said he was holding onto an [i appearance] like somehow he had convinced himself to be something more protected, armed.
But... being told there is a warmth underneath all the blackness was... disturbing. Should he be allowed to feel after what he had done? Satan certainly didn’t think so and certainly prided himself on Graves’ personal ruthlessness. He was the Grim Reaper of the Nine Circle of Hell afterall. He wouldn’t be in his privileged position with fucking emotions. What the hell was he doing?
Graves was thankful when the angel got up, he assumed to get more drinks on the table. He couldn’t think of any clever quips to her revelation and decided to just say what was on his mind when she returned. The honest kind of comment to something as heavy as that.
The demon moved the empty glasses and trays to the table behind them as she returned with the next round. [#AB2E2E “Well,”] he started as Celeste took her seat, [#AB2E2E “Let's hope that none of my blood-thirsty colleagues never find that out.”] He grabbed the next glass, eager to get more alcohol into his system and was taken aback by the potency of the liquor. [#AB2E2E “Whoo, yeah, exactly what I needed.”] That’s a girl who knows how to drink.
Graves cleared his throat, looking back up at the angel. [#AB2E2E “So, let's talk about something else besides me though I know how interesting I can be.”] He scooted himself closer to her side of the table. [#AB2E2E “What would happen to you if someone in Heaven found out that we were together tonight?”] He was sure it would be something similar to his predicament but Hell was far worse at distributing punishment. Celeste was lucky to have something like forgiveness where she was from. [#AB2E2E “You don’t have to tell me but I was wondering if you were truly at risk as much as I was.”] It would feel less lonely. [i Just don’t start drunk talking now, Graves.] ]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" As the last of the drink had been drank Celeste placed it gently on the table and reached for another and to her surprise they were all out. Without seeming like a fool she played it off and leant forward resting her arm on the table. A light blush formed on her cheeks as he mentioned about his attention on certain things or 'people' which meant she was deemed worthy enough of his attention, she thought about teasing him for it but decided she would just take it as a compliment.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" It was her round for drinks but she had noticed Graves' interest in his aura which brought a smile on her face, she thought for a few seconds the best way to explain to him so he would be able to understand. To Celeste it was simply colors but those colors and shapes they formed explained to her what kind of person someone was. They could put up a front as much as they wanted but their aura always told the honest truth. Which was a big help back home when men asked for her hand.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste coughed once bringing herself back out of her thoughts, glancing up at the Reaper she looked directly into his eyes, almost as though she was looking into his soul but she wasn't sure whether he still had one or not. Trying to hold in her giggle she wished she'd had a drink to hide her smile right about now but instead tried her best to put the thought to the back of her mind.]]
[size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "I'll try my best to explain it in a way for you to understand. It can be quite difficult to understand if I explain it my way, so please don't take offence. So aura's kinda work to your mood? So each color represents how you're feeling kind of like mood rings i've heard humans speak about however they're not accurate at all, you cannot simply place an emotion into a ring. Nevertheless it's very similar to that. But with reading aura's you're also able to see through someone's true intention or whether they're really who they say they are or not".]]]
[size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "Now that i've given you a brief explanation i'll go onto yours. As I said whether you choose to believe this or not is entirely your choice but I will not lie to you about what I see. It actually took me a while to figure exactly what your aura was doing, now either you're extremely good at keeping your true self hidden or the other reason is you're of an age where you've kept up this 'appearance' for so long you simply don't have to try anymore. But after spending time with you it became more clear to me. There is warmth to your aura, although it be very small but this is due to almost like a shield or walls around it, for very much of your aura is dark grey or black. Which at first I put down to you being a children of the damned, as many other creatures have the same aura as yourself".]]]
[size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "But as I got to know you more and spend more time with you, it's almost as though you 'opened' yourself to me ever so slightly and revealed this warm light, now I'm not saying this doesn't make you holy or anything, it just simply means you have emotions and feelings... but you have hidden them for a very long time, almost to the point where you've forgotten they have ever existed".]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" She looked at the Reaper for a few moments and smiled, now was the time to get the next round, he'd either leave and never see her again or he would need a strong drink after the process. Celeste knew exactly how he would feel, Graves seemed as though he was evil, he may have done many evil things in his life but Celeste knew if he was truly evil like others she'd came across he wouldn't have hesitated with her that day and simply lured her in and cut her head off. She arrived at the bar and asked for the same again just this time a little stronger. She glanced back over at Graves and smiled.]]
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Slabo+27px] [size14 [Slabo+27px Two drinks more and Graves felt more inclined than ever to listen- though he was feeling in a talkative mood himself. He found her bits of insight interesting, again mostly opposite from his own world. From the sound of it, it seemed she didn’t date a lot or even gave other angels a shadow of a thought. How boring it must have been to have everyone virtually the same. All from the same home with the same traditions. No one would bring stories from flawed experiences like those in hell but that wasn’t necessarily a good thing. Why didn’t she date individuals in heaven for example?
[#AB2E2E “Interesting to know that even angels can be filled with Greed,”] he laughed. Graves knew the Deadly Sin personally down below and he’d probably be tickled to know his sin existed outside of human realms. Then... she spoke of him. His looks, handsome enough to attract other mortals, but an aura? He almost felt awkward knowing that. Something good in him after all? Decades too late for that.
The demon finished off another drink, enjoying that lovely tipsy feeling he used to love too much. Doing this used to get him into a lot of trouble alive and after death. [#AB2E2E “Honestly, I hadn’t even noticed those women until you pointed them out. I’ve gotten so used to being stared at that I hardly notice when it happens. My attention is particular lately and giving it to those I deem interesting.”] He finished the last pair, already ready for the next rounds. [#AB2E2E “But you have me intrigued again. What does my aura say about me?”]
Selfishly, he was dying to know the answer. Maybe Celeste would see something different then all of the vile and rotten things he saw in himself. Was he just an evil man who damned himself to Satan’s eternal servitude or was he worthy of a pure angel’s affection? Even at the end of the world, it felt like they had all the time in just one evening. ]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Multiple things Graves had said in such a short amount of time Celeste found herself laughing at pretty much every one of them. She didn't know if it was pure humour or if the alcohol which was giving her a fuzzy feeling had a part to play. But it was nice to just be able to sit and relax, it had been many many years since Celeste had laughed as much as this. As soon as she became a general, the serious face had to appear and many people felt like they couldn't or shouldn't get close to her because of either her rank or her father, so she simply buried her head into her work and kept to herself, until now...]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste reached over for another drink and leaned back in her seat, watching the Reaper and listening to his response. This brought a smile to her lips. Not only was he admitting he'd had multiple women over the centuries which was to be expected from a creature of hell. But he also admitted he didn't have a particular taste which meant he preferred to have relationships, but short enough so no vulnerability was shown, which made Celeste smile.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Setting her drink down on the table she leaned forward responding to Graves' letting out a slight laugh shaking her head.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "Of course, you got me. However did you know?]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Tucking her hair behind her ears she continued,]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" However... regardless of 'looks' or 'personality' they are of course added bonuses but I'm attracted to someone based on aura alone, in heaven everyone's aura's are pretty much the same, their personalities are what ruin them. I have been approached many times in my lifetime each one for their own personal greed, all have been rejected. They look at me and see themselves in my father's place, they will be respected by everyone. So I shoot that dream down for them. Not once did their aura reveal that they were genuinely interested in me..."]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste sighed a little and looked at the Reaper with the faintest of smiles as she reached for glass and finished it one.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "So regardless of the bad boy appearance or not, don't get me wrong though, the appearance you have right now is very attractive and it's not only me that thinks that way. Two girls over there have had their sights set on you all night. But your aura Graves... whether you choose to believe it or not is what first piqued my interest with you. I have met many demons and creatures of the damned in my time, but yours was the first that had a different light about it. So instead of charging in with my sword I decided on conversation and it worked out quite well wouldn't you say?"]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Picking up another drink she was starting to feel the effects of the alcohol now, she looked over at the girls staring at the Reaper as a smile appeared on her face. Had he even noticed them previously? Or maybe he'd been down that road already, but Celeste was starting to regret revealing that information in case this would be the last moment they would be alone together. So her idea was to drink to forget about it as she awaited his answer.]]
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Slabo+27px] [size14 [Slabo+27px At his comment, the angel practically spit all over the table, having Graves nearly spit out his. It was adorable seeing her do something so human that he might have mistaken her for someone mortal. He might have mistaken the both of them being human. Like they may have had a chance.
Pssh, who was he kidding? All this sappiness just because she did something cute? He was losing his hellish edge.
Celeste smiled, embarrassed of her reaction. He felt his expression soften with her or... maybe because he was starting to feel that welcoming buzz again. The demon revelled in her answer, enjoying the enthusiastic way she spoke. [#AB2E2E “Fine,”] he laughed, downing another drink, [#AB2E2E “To tell you the truth, I’ve had every kind of woman and while big bosoms are pleasant, I don’t need the whole nine yards to think a woman is attractive- let alone one that obeys my every command.”]
[#AB2E2E “So if you’re not into muscle head bible thumpers and you’re alone in a nightclub with me, then you must be into bad boys who ride motorcycles and wear earrings like these?”] He pointed to his own ears. [#AB2E2E “Oooooor you like bad boys who party- though hopefully not those who are sexist pricks.”]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste laughed at his comment, tempted? oh no no no this was all her idea and he fell right into her trick. She leaned forward with a huge smile on her face,]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "that is where you are wrong Reaper. I have in no way been tempted by you whatsoever, this is me and my thinking alone".]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Giving Graves a playful wink she leaned back in her seat. Of course she was wrong, she would never have dreamt of doing anything like this back home, mostly because there was no one there who piqued her interest. But she wasn't about to let him know that, some things needed to be kept a secret.]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" She felt herself flush a little at his comment on the dancing, so it looks like it did work, she wanted to get his attention and did exactly that. However she did scoff at the first lot of rubbish to leave his mouth, she circled her wrist with her index finger pointing upwards.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "Oh well aren't we the foolish little Reaper. I see you have gotten your words crossed here, let me help you. By the end of the night I will have drank you under the table not the other way round".]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Relaxing her arm she watched the Reaper head back over to the bar, there was no point in stopping him for he wouldn't have taken no for an answer. This made Celeste smile, she sat there for a little while resting her head on her fingers. Watching the lights on his skin was truly a flawless creation, but what Celeste saw glowing was not just his skin but also his aura. There was no point in expressing that to the Reaper as he would never believe her. She just lightly shook her head and waited for him to return.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Thankfully by now the men from earlier who was staring at Celeste had lost interest, the amount of time she'd spent with Grave's must have finally sunk in that she was interested in no one else but him. The women from earlier however still hadn't gotten the picture, sure enough everytime Graves went to the bar the girls suddenly appeared. Celeste found it humorous at first but now was beginning to feel rather annoyed. Luckily Graves hadn't noticed and he made his way back over to her.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" As the drinks were laid out in front of her Celeste waited for him to have first pick as she decided to try a new colour of drink. She didn't even think this much alcohol could come in so many different colours. Bringing the glass to her lips Graves began to speak, what he said next though caught her by surprise as she spat some of her drink out. Swallowing what little she had in her mouth she burst out laughing followed by pure embarrassment knowing Graves had just seen that reaction.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Coughing in between laughs she adjusted herself and calmed herself down, taking a quick gulp swallowing what was left of the drink, placing the glass onto the table she leaned forward once more.]]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "Excuse me for that but I couldn't quite believe what just came out of your mouth. Do you honestly think an angel of this stature would settle for some albino hunk and crystal clear ponds. That is so beneath me that I find it truly insulting of you Graves. I feel wounded.]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Acting as though she'd just been stabbed in the chest Celeste continued you to speak]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "But no you couldn't be more wrong. First of all I don't like apple cider, as for the albino hunk i'll pass, all those types care about is getting as high up the ranks as possible and all their intelligence has gone to their arms to support their overly large muscles. So now it's my turn, shouldn't you be sat in the fiery rings of hell with a big busty black haired succubus sitting at your feet waiting on you hand and foot?"]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste teased back a large smile on her face as she picked up another glass from the tray waiting for the Reapers answer.]]
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Slabo+27px] [size14 [Slabo+27px Graves found himself mostly preoccupied with watching Celeste from across the table. Despite all the ogling of mortals around them, no woman could compare to the flawless beauty of his companion. Shamelessly, he’d seen a lot of expensive whores in his time to know. They must have looked like quite a pair sitting there. He was never shy among public displays and that was a toss up whether it was a good or bad thing.
The angel piqued his interest once more with a bold challenge, a wicked smile played across his lips. [#AB2E2E “You don’t want to call any bluff of mine,”] Graves replied, taking down another shot. [#AB2E2E “I thought goody-two-shoes angel’s like you wouldn’t be tempted by a devil.”] He locked eyes with her, enjoying teasing her as much as she teased him. What could it hurt? As long as he made it back to the without making a scene, everything should be on the sour end of [i fine].
Together they finished off her round of purchased drinks before Graves started conversation again. [#AB2E2E “I would like to see you dance again but I’m tempted to drink you under the table first. It was... a very stirring display.”] To say the least. He knocked on the table, gathering himself to a stand before she could come up with a retort. [#AB2E2E “Be back in a jiffy,”] he smiled before turning on his heel.
More drinks were bought from the neon bar, slipping a little extra to the bartender for his discretion. They didn’t want to get kicked out so early if they were drinking more than a normal mortal. That would be no fun. [#AB2E2E “I do wonder,”] Graves started once he returned to the table. [#AB2E2E “If the Captain of God’s Army is setting a good example to her underlings. Shouldn’t someone like you be schmoozing it up with some albino hunk in a crystal clear pond in Heaven drinking apple cider under the cloudless blue sky?”] The demon sipped slowly on the glass of liquor. ]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste smiled at the Reapers comment, but he was right it could have been worse. She looked over to the bar and noticed the men who she spotted outside were here. Celeste rolled her eyes as they winked at her, the lust was practically leaking out of them. Honestly mortals leave nothing to the imagination from what she's gathered here tonight. Now turning her attention to the Reaper she sat and wondered, leaning her head on her hand. What type of person was Graves into? Surely he'd never been this close to an angel before, or well at least one to have survived and so on. But did he have a personal type? Maybe his tastes changed once he moved from mortal to Reaper, but it wasn't exactly something she could just blurt out without things becoming awkward and fast.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste knew for a fact this is the closest she had been with a demon, let alone a Reaper of such high ranking on such a close and personal level. Let's face it seeing an angel and a reaper going out to dinner followed by dancing wasn't something that was seen or heard of every day. Picking a glass up from the tray she bought it to her lips, Celeste was never much of a drinker but her thoughts was bringing her mood down and alcohol made things happy and fun according to Graves. As long as she didn't leave herself vulnerable what hurt could it do?]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Moving her hair to the side Celeste was beginning to feel the heat from the club, it was all good and well when she was close to Graves, being cool to the touch somehow managed to keep her temperature down and this outfit she had on wasn't the thinnest of outfits. Leaning back in her chair she continued to watch the mortals dance and fondle each other. Angels were allowed to be intimate in heaven but only if feelings were involved. Intimacy for pleasure alone was forbidden, but never being in that position herself she never gave it much thought and having such a high rank she never had the time to date.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Not being able to hold in a laugh Celeste put her hand in front of her mouth, she nodded in agreement but leaned in with a smirk on her face.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "My dear Graves, whatever do you mean? I thought my dancing was that of the gods? Or would you prefer a more mortal way of dancing?"]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" She leaned back in her chair once more with a teasing expression on her face. He never did mention anything of her dancing however the way he responded after gave her all she needed to know.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" But Celeste wasn't about to stop there, before she let her thoughts run away with her anymore she picked up another glass and knocked it back. She knew she could handle herself and decided to encourage the Reaper in front of her.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "I thought you said you had a high tolerance for alcohol, or was that just a bluff?"]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste held her glass towards him, giving him a playful wink. Would he back down from the challenge, from what she knew about him which was very little, she had a feeling in her gut this he wouldn't turn away from.]]
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Slabo+27px] [size14 [Slabo+27px Graves was used to a fast paced environment but this was entirely different. It [i felt] different. He hadn’t had reactions like these for satan-knows how long- at least not since... not since before he died. Whilst he desperately longed for those emotions, he knew it never could be. He was evil, damned and always will be. Urg, the thought almost decompressed his entire mood.
The demon exhaled deeply, lounging back into the chair, watching Celeste as she joined him. She seemed to be enjoying his company which made him feel a tad better. He leaned in as she did announcing she would buy the next round of drinks. Before he could protest, the angel stood and made her way over to the bar. He looked after her, watching that attractive figure gracefully sway over to the neon bottle filled shelving. How could something so god blessed and holy be that sexy?
The reaper turned his head back to the worn wooden table, staring at the empty glasses refracting the colored light. He should be enjoying this more instead of wallowing in self pity. Just because he wasn’t used to touch anymore didn’t mean he had to be distant with the angel. He wondered if she had obligations back in Heaven. If there was someone in her life that she thought about. Together, they were here as- what? Enemies? They weren’t even friends. Just two creatures. He might have been looking for a different connection in his eternal empty afterlife but what about her? Why was she here with him?
There was a small clink as Celeste set down a new tray, sliding back into her chair, a victorious smile across her face. [#AB2E2E “Could have been worse,”] he teased back, grabbing a drink and knocking it back. Demon bodies never seemed to hold a buzz long enough for things to get fun. It was almost torturous which must have been some of Lucifer's twisted fun. [#AB2E2E “Be careful. I don’t think we want to get drunk together. Who knows what could happen if I allowed you to go dancing like that?”]
Graves tried to lighten the mood, having a small feeling that maybe Celeste was coming to the same conclusions as he was but no one wanted to admit it. This might be the last time they saw each other less they wanted to draw attention. Angels wouldn’t want to be caught with a reaper of his caliber. Well... if she even knew.]]
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