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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[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.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Feeling a hand around her waist, the gap between the two grew even smaller. She could feel his breath on her cheek and neck as they began moving to the beat, Celeste's heart was racing, she was never not in the lead and now she was being lead around the dancefloor, glancing up at the Reaper a small smile appeared on her face, even in the dark his 'created' skin seemed to be glowing under the light. The coolness of his touch was refreshing and was the only thing keeping her temperature down.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" As the Reaper leaned her backwards Celeste leaned her head back, letting her hair hang back her pale kneck and shoulders were exposed to him. Feeling his cool breath on her jawline, Celeste almost thought at one point his lips may have brushed lightly. Standing her up and letting go rather suddenly she looked at the Graves who notioned her back towards their seats for more drinks. Celeste thought for a while if she had done something wrong, but hearing the song finish she put it down to that, not giving it much more thought she followed him back to the table and sat in the same seat as before.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Glancing up at the Reaper who in return was looking at her she came to realise something. Something she had never given thought to before, these emotions were growing stronger every hour she was with him. This was a very dangerous game she was playing and so was he, but Celeste didn't have it in her heart to end things. Why end something you wanted to feel so badly? She hadn't even got to feel Graves yet and there was a possibility his feelings for her wasn't the same as she felt for him.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste shook her head, the night would have to come to and end eventually and she wanted to enjoy what time she had with the Reaper. Who's to say when they would be able to meet up again. Smiling at Graves Celeste leaned forward so she was close enough to hear,]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "How about I get the drinks this time? See if my knowledge of the mortals has paid off".]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Before she could give him chance to object she was gone, during the short walk to the bar Celeste realised there was now a lot more people standing around, letting out a small sigh she tightened the grip on her bag and squeezed through until she came to an empty space. Luckily she recognised the bartender, it didn't take him long to head in her direction. After asking what the angel wanted to drink Celeste pointed to the table where Graves was sitting and said]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "same again please".]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Of course she was going to play it safe, the last thing she wanted was some weird concoction that would knock her off her feet, she pulled out she mortals money from her bag and handed it to the bartender, luckily enough it was the right amount and she even got something metal back for it, shrugging her shoulders Celeste quickly walked back over to the table before anyone could grab her and joined Graves once more.]]
[size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "See that wasn't so bad now was it?"]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Giving the Reaper a playful wink she rested her hand across the table as more people joined the dancefloor for the current song playing. [size14[i[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Must be a popular one,]]][size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste thought to herself.]]]
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Slabo+27px] [size14 [Slabo+27px At first, the reaper over thought the whole situation. It had been a while since he’d danced, let alone danced with someone he personally knew. Not that he and Celeste knew each other but she definitely knew enough to know how dangerous of a creature he was. Why would he like to dance? Shouldn’t demons specialize in more treacherous things like battle?
He mentally rolled his eyes. Once he had been told that it [i looked] like he danced on the battlefield. Not the kind of comment he ever strove for.
The angel, however, took the demon by surprise, taking the lead and tiptoeing around him in the most majestic way. The sway of her hips had him transfixed on the shape of her body, purposely keeping his attention on her. Her touch made him feel the illusion of warmth, even though the soldier inside him went stiff. He had to stay loose and the alcohol was definitely helping with that. He didn’t want to scare her off because old habits never died.
Celeste, whether intentional or not, had him wanting her... badly. Of course, every other male did too but were deterred when she leaned for a seductive whisper. [i Keep your cool, Reaper.] Ironically, he took a breath to calm his instincts and instead channeled them into his own form of dance.
Growing up in the era he did, Graves’ perception of the art was slightly dated but nevertheless a flawless approach. The demon stepped daringly closer wrapping an arm around her waist that she was holding on to him. He took a couple steps in a swing dance-like motion before dipping her back, her hair falling off her shoulders and exposing her pale skin to the light. He leaned forward over her, a breath caressing the skin under her perfect jawline.
[i Stop. Don’t cross that line. Don’t cross it.] Graves pulled back, lifting her upright and smiling. Was he nervous? Why? [#AB2E2E “Thirsty,”] he said, gesturing back to their table as the song ended, desperately hoping she wouldn’t catch his awkward behaviour. ]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste tucked her hair behind her ear, exposing some of her pale neck, somehow she thought moving her hair would make it easier to hear what he was saying, it didn't really make a difference but Celeste found herself leaning over to hear what he was saying over the loud music. Once she could finally make out what he said she laughed and nodded in agreement. His comment definitely had some truth in it, mostly being surrounded by men Celeste over the years had gained a tolerance for being able to hold her alcohol. Although they were immortal to a certain extent they would easily be able to out drink the regular mortals of the world. But there was one difference, Celeste didn't know Grave's limit but she had a feeling he would easily be able to drink her under the table.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Not giving it much thought about the drinks laid out in front of her, she thought herself rather foolish for not even hesitating, but he hadn't planned anything yet, he could have easily slipped something into her food earlier, she just found herself to relax around him and was enjoying herself she didn't give it much thought. But Celeste guessed he was just teasing so she responded back,]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "well it would be pretty low for even a Reaper such as yourself to slip something in my drink, I thought you liked a challenge".]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Leaning on elbow on the table and resting her head on her hand she smirked at the Reaper, in almost a seductive manner. Celeste knew she was wanted for marriage back home, but that was down to her name and position, or so she thought, Celeste never dreamed in a million years that one of Lucifer's children so to speak would ever be truly interested in someone like her. A part of her wanted to explore more with the Graves, but it was strictly forbidden and if anyone were to find out they would both be executed without hesitation.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Too deep in thought Celeste didn't give much thought to the unwanted attention they were getting from the mortals until Graves made her aware. Bringing herself out of her thoughts which were quickly bringing her mood down she laughed at the Reapers comment and clinked her glass with his,]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "Cheers to that... And you're on Reaper"]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste gave a playful wink and she finished her drink in one and gently placed the glass on the table. She stood up and smiled as Graves held his hand out towards her, without giving it a second thought she placed her hand on top of his cool palm, the coolness was almost refreshing for her as she followed his lead to the dancefloor.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" When he turned to face her, the brush of his lips against her ear almost made her weak at the knees, the only time Celeste was thankful of the dark room was so he couldn't see her flustered face. As she felt herself being pulled towards him it made her feel as though she was as light as a feather. Lightly placing her hand on his chest the two locked eyes as they began to move to the beat of the music.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if Graves could feel her heart beating as loud and as fast as it was. Feeling as though it was about to burst, she took a deep breath and took a step back creating the smallest distance between the two. Her emotions were running away with her and she needed to calm down, these emotions and feelings were all completely new to her. If they were both members of the same realm then maybe things would be different... but they weren't and she would do everything in her power to stop the elders from finding out about her feelings towards the Reaper.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" But she didn't want to think about the consequences for now, she wanted what little time she had with the Reaper to be everything she wanted and more. Shaking the thoughts out of her head she had a huge smile on her mouth, she was about to show this Reaper what he was missing out on. Throwing her arms above her head she began to swing her hips from side to side letting her hair fall through her fingers and flow around her shoulders and down her back.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste put one foot in front of the other closing the distance between her and Graves, lightly placing her hand on his shoulder she walked around him before spinning away and returning to the position of her arms above her head. You couldn't exactly call it the dance of the heavens but even angels wanted to feel sexy with needs and desires as long as things didn't go too far.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste looked to the side and realised she was getting unwanted attention again and decided to calm it down as she took her original position against the reaper, with her hand resting gently on his chest, she leaned in with a smile on her face and whispered into the Reapers ear.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" How was that? Godly enough for you or not as divine as you were expecting?".]]]
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Slabo+27px] [size14 [Slabo+27px His coy smile turned into a sly grin. For not knowing so much, she knew a simple rule of the drinking world. [#AB2E2E “True,”] the demon agreed, [#AB2E2E “It is not wise to mix drinks if you didn’t know what you were doing but we have an advantage.”] Graves leaned forward so that she could hear his lowered voice. [#AB2E2E “We’re immortal. It’s very unlikely that something could go wrong.”]
The reaper pulled back, downing back two shots easily. [#AB2E2E “And it seems you have no problem trusting what I put down in front of you.”] He snapped his fingers, lighting the cigarette in his fingers and taking a long drag. He noticed her curiously looking at the groups of mortals around them. All young and writing their lists to claim a seat in hell. Life was so full of mischief that he vaguely wondered how people even got into heaven with everything like this at their fingertips.
He also wondered if the on-lookers were bothering the angel, both men and women ogling the pair of them across all directions. It was this downside to being the creatures they were and mere mortals couldn’t help it.
Graves turned back to his companion, grabbing another glass off the tray and clinking it with hers. [#AB2E2E “Don’t worry about all the staring. We can’t help that our faces are of expert craftsmanship. How ‘bout this last one and you can show me those dance moves that gods speak of.”] The demon consumed the clear liquid with the slight wrinkle to his nose before taking one last puff and discarding it.
The buzz was turning more into a swimming sensation as he stood and held out his hand the beautiful angel. He led her through the crowd of bodies, hoping to find a space large enough to avoid touch... but it was a nightclub and there weren’t many options. [#AB2E2E “This will do,”] he spoke in her ear, pulling the delicate figure closer to him, savoring feeling the warmth of a living body. There was a strange sensation that urged his every fiber to get away from Celeste... This was wrong. If they found out-
But he would make sure no one would.
Very carefully, Graves moved, copying those around them but trying not to make Celeste feel awkward in any way. She was stunning under the patterned dim lighting, her hair aglow like she was radiating a captivating allure.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Feeling a sense of relievement come over she smiled, she was happy Graves wanted to 'hang' out with her a little more as the humans would call it. Hearing him plan something more exciting piqued Celete's interest, they had parties up in heaven but she had a feeling the human's way of partying would have been completely different to her experience of a party. Taking one last large gulp of her wine she placed the glass onto the table and stood up, putting her small bag over her shoulder and followed the reaper out of the restaurant, feeling rather proud of him for paying a lot of money for the staff, which made her wonder if there was truly only evil in him.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" As they made their way back onto the sidewalk she noticed the human population seemed to have increased around them, she also noticed a lot of unwanted attention from the men, some winked, some called to get her attention but Celeste kept her eyes either on the pavement or on Graves. He seemed to know what he was doing so she decided to put all of her trust in him.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Seeing him hold his arm out to her made her smile, without hesitation she hooked her hand around his arm stepping closer to him, she felt that little bit safer which made her think. Did he do this because he knew she felt uncomfortable with the unwanted attention she was getting or was he simply doing it to be polite? Celeste felt them both dodging the endless bodies of people, both for different reasons, when an angel touches a human it's almost like a feeling of ecstacy or pleasurable warm feeling she has also heard. Celeste never really needed to get close to humans it wasn't her 'department' but she'd heard talk amongst the other angels over the years.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" As Graves lead her to a building Celeste stopped dead in her tracks letting go of the Reapers arm. The name instantly jumped out to her, she had never been here herself or any other angel for that matter. It was a place strictly forbidden for angels, she'd heard a lot of sin was committed in this club and a lot of demons went there to seek out 'prey'. Celeste placed her hand onto her chest calming herself, she glanced at Graves who had now disappeared into the building. Was this all a trick to lure her here? Would there be an ambush waiting for her when she stepped inside?]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Hearing some calls behind her the men from before began to make their way over to her, without giving them chance she stepped into the building after Graves holding tightly onto her bag. She had something of great importance in there if plans were to go sour later on in the night. With a sigh she put on her angelic face once more and quickly caught up to Graves hooking her hand around his arm once more.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "As it turns out I haven't which is such a pity as my dancing is something of the gods, or so i've been told".]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste gave a playful wink, wondering if Grave's had seen it seeing as the club was incredibly dark but seeing the lights and everyone dancing woke something up in Celeste, she could feel her heartbeat beating in time with the music, she felt... excited? Part of her also couldn't understand why it was so forbidden, she was expecting it to be some dingey run down place and it was nothing at all like that.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Sitting down at the table while Graves disappeared to the bar she noticed he'd also caught the attention of some girls who were incredibly beautiful for humans. Celeste watched inquisitively wondering if they would get his attention or if they would act on their own. Celeste was all new to this so it was still knowledge. However her thoughts were soon interrupted as the Reaper returned to the table and set drinks down of all different pretty colours and shaped glasses.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" From what little knowledge Celeste did have of the human world she began to tease the Reaper,]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "Now Grave's I do know a thing or two about mixing drinks and it's not the wisest decision, do you have something rather sneaky up your sleeve?"]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Picking up a drink which was rather small she drank it in one sitting as she placed it on the table. She glanced over at the dancefloor at all the humans, girls dancing together and also men and women dancing rather close. This caught Celeste a little by surprise that strangers would dance this close with one another.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" She could feel her legs bouncing under the table, part of her wanting to join in on the fun. But she removed the thought out of her head and turned her attention back to Grave's who was looking at her. She smiled picking up another drink from the tray and bringing it to her lips.]]
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