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[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Slabo+27px] [size14 [Slabo+27px The demon’s smile grew wider. It almost felt strange actually moving muscles to do things again. It had been so long since he’d given two shits about looking good for someone else- or specifically- going through such lengths as to create a new human form. Flesh was just so constricting and ever since that day... when he burned up in the entrance of Hell, there was nothing like feeling [i free] of mortal boundaries. The whole dead thing freaked people out. Wasn’t the greatest face to wear, unfortunately.
[#AB2E2E “Can’t make any promises about the trouble part though. You do know I’m still bred to be evil, right?”] Graves replied with a grin. Then she said something unnaturally strange that it actually made him laugh. How he made it and how it feels? [#AB2E2E “Basic satanic magic, I suppose. It was just a gift that was bestowed upon me when I finally impressed Lucifer enough but don’t let that scare you.”]
Without a hesitation, the reaper took her uplifted hand and grasped it in his, bringing it up to the left side of his face. Surprisingly, Celeste’s hand was warm in his cold fingers though he didn’t know why he thought hers would be cool too. Maybe he thought since she was an angel they would feel like stone. Smooth and perfect. Unlike the dead.
Then he thought about how her skin felt. Not quite like his, not quite like he remembered. Gentle. A touch he was definitely not used to and almost made him pull away for fear it might have been a demon’s trick. It wouldn’t have been the first time.
[#AB2E2E “Count me flattered that I’m the first human flesh you’ve touched,”] Graves teased, smiling gently this time. ]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Seeing Graves now standing in front of her she couldn't help but feel her cheeks flush, his appearance was very handsome, it was a different look compared to heaven. Of course the men and women looked perfect, but there was something about his appearance she found attractive. She coughed a little tucking her hair behind her ear. Although he still made her laugh even when she was experiencing all these new emotions.]]
[size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "Yes indeed, I wouldn't have missed it. We will behave like humans but try not to get into too much trouble?"]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste winked playfully, she couldn't help but giggle a little as he adjusted his jacket, knowing it wasn't something he usually had in his wardrobe, but Celeste felt the same, most of the time she was in her armor or in her divine clothing. Dressing down so much almost made her feel naked.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" It's okay I understand where you're coming from. The humans of today don't seem to dress like we used to, but times change and so does fashion. As for those thing in your ears, I wouldn't wear them for myself, but they suit your appearance and personality very well, you are certain to blend in with everyone else, which is what we're aiming for yes?"]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste felt herself fidget a little on the spot, she had taken many compliments at home being who her father was, but outside of heaven it was different, but it felt nice somewhat. Maybe it was the person in particular who was in front of her though.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Thank you Graves, you look very smart yourself. I had to do some changes myself, make a more updated appearance and tone it down".]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" She rolled her eyes a little teasingly as she looked either side of his face admiring the work, then she asked something she hoped would be acceptable to him, but it would mean invading his personal space.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Taking a step forward she lifted her hands a little]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "You've done amazing work here, do you mind me asking how you did it? Or is that top secret? Also do you mind... If I touch your face, I've never been this close to human contact and I can't very well go around touching strangers faces now could I?"]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" She knew it was a long shot, part of it was true, Celeste had never put her hands on human skin before and touching her own wouldn't be the same. But it was also an excuse for now Graves was in a form she could touch she wasn't about to miss out on the opportunity.]]
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Slabo+27px] [size14 [Slabo+27px The demon felt it in his chest at first, the indication of a holy being in the vicinity that was supposed to signal a threat. Today it was strange feeling the aura. His body told him one thing while his brain told him something else. That Celeste had arrived and he was excited.
Closer and closer it became until there was a light tap on his shoulder. Graves looked up, meeting the piercing gaze of a rather beautiful woman. It was her, no doubt about it, but seemed more ‘down to earth’. He smiled, fully aware that this face had a very nice one, and let himself relax as he looked her over. [#AB2E2E “Slumming it today with the humans, are we? Glad you could make it.”]
The demon stood from the bench, adjusting his leather jacket. [#AB2E2E “Honestly though, can’t say I really understand today’s standards on fashion but what do you think of these?”] He pointed to the gauges in his ears. [#AB2E2E “I thought only girls wore them. Not too mention that you look lovely as well.”] He gestured to all of her, feeling unnaturally nervous. He [i never] felt nervous. What in hell? ]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste was nervous for this day, she had spent hours perfecting her human form, she tried to keep it as similar as her usual look just 'toning' it down ever so slightly so she didn't draw attention to herself. Looking in her mirror she sighed a heavy sigh]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "this will have to do, I'm already late as it is, but then again aren't women supposed to be fashionably late?"]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" She shrugged her soldiers and after fixing her hair and makeup a few times she finally decided it would do for now, she could always choose to change it later on if her looks and fashion weren't suited to today's 'standards of fashion'. Heaven was different, heaven was ALWAYS different.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Just a temporary fix Celeste opened her wings and flew down from the heavens, she landed a little outside of Paris so no one would see anything they shouldn't. As she landed the cool breeze hit her cheeks, she smiled a little as she closed her eyes, concentrating for a few seconds and when she opened them her wings had disappeared. She was now a 'human' and at her most vulnerable.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Looking around she felt a little lost, she rarely ever landed in mortal cities, they were far too busy and people were always in a hurry. Plus she was always so busy with training she never had the time. But she couldn't help but envy the mortals a little, this city was beautiful. No wonder Graves wanted to have dinner here. She giggled a little to herself walking along.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" A few moments later she picked up a familiar aura, Celeste's heart skipped a slight beat. She frowned hitting her chest once.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "Calm down, you're here for research remember..."]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" She messed with her bangs a little more as she passed a shop window. When she was finally pleased with how it looked she moved closer to the aura now growing stronger.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" There on the bench she noticed someone, it was Graves' aura but he looked different... Human, was this his human form? No of course not there's no way he would reveal something so personal, but still it suited him. Celeste picked up the pace almost skipping as she closed the gap between them, standing to the side of him she tapped his shoulder lightly.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "Graves is that you? It's me Celeste if you didn't know already."]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste let out a light laugh as she stood up, she felt a light flush on her cheeks, what on earth was wrong with her?]]
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Slabo+27px] [size14 [Slabo+27px It was quite sometime before a message was received from the [i other] end. His fingers brushed against his breast pocket, reaching inside the bones to retrieve the Tear of Christ. It spoke, the tone of the Angel General ringing out in the small condominium- giggles and all.
Graves smiled to himself. A date, hm? That’s an intriguing notion and he was sure being alone was making that much more obvious. Though an angel willingly going out of her way to meet a demon in broad daylight amongst humans was definitely a leap in a dangerous direction. He wondered if God could see them from his throne. Well... there was only one way to find out.
Mr. Graves had to admit that he absolutely [i hated] being out in the human realm. Being an immortal entity, meant that he had more ‘experience’ seeing the sin in the living and it was one of his duties as the head of the 9th Circle of Hell to sway the minds of mortal men and, oh, were they so easily manipulated. Though today he wasn’t working. Today he was awaiting an angel to ascend from her castle in the sky to meet the dirt of a sinner for lunch.
The skin the demon chose was a human face. A tall, dark haired man dressed in a style to fit today’s standards without looking out of place or drawing too much attention and... well he quite liked the look even though he was born in a time where suits and ties were considered mandatory to show one’s worth. He wondered if Celeste would like this face. It certainly wasn’t his but what right-minded demon wanted his own anyhow?
The Reaper adjusted the leather jacket he wore and took a seat on a bench along the Seine River where he could see the Eiffel Tower. The weather was fair here in Paris which kind of uplifted his mood. A taste of normality. He vaguely wondered if the Angel would still be able to sense the evil that still rolled off his shoulders even in disguise. Of course she could. She was a fighter and so was he. He could pick out angels in a sea of people if given a chance. With the apocalypse coming, that may happen sooner rather than later. ]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Entering the large golden gates in front of her she breathed out a little, she knew the next thing she would have to do would be to tell the elders how the 'little' meeting went between her and the Reaper. She would give some information enough of what they wanted to hear, but giving him her crystal she would keep to herself. Not only is she putting herself at risk but heaven entirely. She just hoped she could trust Graves and not end up shooting herself in the foot so to speak.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Not bothering to close her wings away for she would need to fly to reach them. The safest place in the heaven where only winged creatures could enter, more specifically angels. But even the devil was once an angel. Celeste smiled at the thought as she flew up to the tower, thinking of what to say so the elders would let her arrange another meeting with the Reaper. She still had many things left unanswered, she wanted to know Graves' rank and she hoped over time when he trusted her more he would eventually open up and reveal to her exactly how high up he was.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Landing outside some rather large gates even more extravagant as the gates to heaven she folded her wings in and walked towards the door, opening again without the need to knock. Of course she was expected, they would want to know every little tiny detail. Celeste glided over to the elders and kneeled before them with a hand across her chest]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "My lords...]]]
[size14[b[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "You may rise Celeste"]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Doing as instructed she took up standing with her hands behind her back awaiting permission to speak. The one elder waved his hand allowing her to do so,]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" My lords the meeting with the Reaper was a success, he revealed a small amount of his ranking, but was still very cautious, but I have a feeling he may be very close to Lucifer if not his second in command. I feel if I meet with him a few more times he may let his guard down and reveal to me something either to do with himself or Lucifer's plans. However I wish to meet him alone, he knew I was with comrades and I feel this is the reason he didn't reveal too much to me. With your permission my graces I will meet alone with him once more and try and gain some more intel to help fight off Lucifer and his army".]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste breathed out a little, she hoped it was what they wanted to hear, but most of all she wanted them to grant her wish, so she could meet Graves without eyes watching them from a distance, on both sides... They spoke amongst themselves and then one of the elders stood up,]] [size14[b[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "the elders and I are pleased with this information you have told us, you have done well for this Reaper to tell you this much, your beauty alone must have helped a great deal. We will allow you to meet with this Reaper alone as you are our most trusted servant and the fact of your father's reputation is also a great help in your favour. Do not let us down and report to us straight away as soon as you're back from your meeting. You may now leave".]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste bowed once more and stood up turning her back to the elders she left the tower and flew to her room.]]
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[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Sitting on the edge of her bed she slammed her fist onto the mattress in anger,]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "My beauty alone?! What fools! Is that why I rose in the ranks?! My father and my beauty! Such idiots!"]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste bit her lip in anger, realising she stopped and took a deep breath remaining calm. She needed to keep her head clear to get away with what she was doing, maybe that's what they wanted her to do, testing her and testing her loyalty to them.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Just as she was about to lie down the crystal in her pocket began to glow, she pulled it out, a smile on her face, she didn't need to hear the voice she knew who it was... Graves. Celeste pulled the crystal close to her chest and smiled as he began to speak she couldn't help but let out a giggle.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "My dear Graves you're asking me to dinner at the most romantic city in the world? Is this a date?"]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste couldn't help herself and laughed a little louder]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "But yes of course I shall be there. And this time I will be fully alone, aren't I the trusted little angel?"]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Once the call had ended Celeste decided to tuck the crystal into her breastplate where there was no chance of anyone taking it or her losing it, her life is on the line and she hoped luck was on her side. She smiled to herself, she knew very well it wasn't a date, but she couldn't help feel that twinge of excitement and nervousness in her chest.]]
[size16 [Slabo+27px The angel honestly kept surprising him, seeming to, in fact, embrace this dark side of his instead of making the wise decision not to engage. Surely, this must have been against all those godly rules they seem to uphold there in Heaven.
[#AB2E2E “Intrigued and desperate indeed,”] the demon agreed, the tendrils fluttering as he held his hand towards her. A red crystal was dropped and instantly he knew exactly what it was and he almost quivered at the sight. The Reapers have been trying to get their hands on one of the Tears of Christ, as they called it in Hell, for eons, color distinction coincidence or not. Prime communication for a sinner into the holy world.
Graves gave her no indication that he knew more than he let on and was genuinely happy that she was interested in him as he was her. [#AB2E2E “Be safe,”] he replied, watching her spread out those glorious wings. He gazed after her till she disappeared from view and even then... spent a little more time there.
The crystal laid on his bedside table, glimmering in the light cast by the fiery flames of Hell coming from his window. This was risky. Troublesome. He shouldn’t have this... but he couldn’t help but to feel a sense of pride in it. Reapers would kill- shed thousands of skins for what he had stumbled upon. The blessing of an Angel who was willing to let him get close enough that he could have touched her. Skin... something he hadn’t felt in decades.
No. He won’t betray Celeste’s trust. At least not [i yet.]
Graves reached across for the Tear, rolling it between his two boney fingers. It began to pulse slowly, as if ready for something. Tilting his head curiously, he whispered, [#AB2E2E “Let’s meet in, oh... Paris for lunch? My treat. Day after the morrow.”]
Smiling, he pocketed the artifact into his breast canal. As long as he held the power of the 9th Reaper, no one would know his secret and he had to keep it that way. All the work he put into becoming what he was, wasn’t about to be lost in a day. ]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Raising her hand in agreement Celeste nodded to his comment. It would only complicate things if they were to address each others rankings. After all this was only their second meeting and she didn't know who or what could be listening nearby.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" At his next comment on auras Celeste leaned her head back and laughed before putting her index in front of Graves wiggling it followed by a 'tut tut'.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "My dear Graves I can see as clear as ever. Even though others might not be able to see as clear as me I have seen thousands upon thousands of auras and if you want to stereotype 'good' and 'evil' doesn't make a difference with aura. As I said before some shine more brightly than others. But I guess you'll have to trust me."]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste smiled giving a playful wink.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" She watched the Reaper throw his cigarette to the floor, something that never interested her but then again everyone was 'healthy' in heaven so cigarettes would be frowned upon. What he did next though surprised Celeste which was something that rarely happened. He leaned in close enough so she could feel the smoke from him on her skin, she felt herself flush and her heart skip slightly, she coughed controlling herself.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" She smiled at his question, unsure whether it was rhetorical or not she answered anyway.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "Whatever the reason you being sent to hell is no business of mine. However whether you will agree with me or not, we are both curious creatures desperate to see how the other lives, intrigued even as we have both lived hating either side. We have surprised ourselves by instead of fighting we have conversed, so regardless of 'aura' or what sins we have committed I'm happy to continue this and learn more about you and your world".]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste looked behind her then back to Graves who mentioned they should part for now, Celeste smiled and nodded]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "I couldn't agree more, it also gives you time to think on how you choose to reply to my statement. Now hold your hand open".]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" She waited for the Reaper to hold out his hand as she dropped a small red crystal into his palm and smiled.]]
[size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "This little crystal here is a means to contact me without being traced, I chose the colour for the whole hell thing, something dark coloured won't be suspicious"]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste waved her hands a little playfully and rolling her eyes smiling.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" We can decide where to meet up through these, it was nice speaking to you again Graves. Be safe..."]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste opened her wings before giving the Reaper one last playful wink and shooting up and out the forest leaving a gust of wind behind her. She rejoined her comrades as they made their way back home, but not before taking one last glance at the Reaper now nothing but a dot in the forest.]]
Oh he knew the question would arise but Graves knew better. It was safer to not know then they could at least place some sort of ignorance... or at least he can. Although Lucifer was no idiot. If any of the Nine found out what he was doing, he would be exposed to the Void. No doubt about that. But here he was... Risking it all just to be seen.
[#AB2E2E “Now you and I both know that we shouldn’t speak of titles here. We know we’re highly regarded. We know we’re powerful creatures. We know each other's ‘names’. Isn’t that enough for a curious winged warrior?”]
Then she did it again. Leaning forward into his personal space, making him almost uneasy. It was difficult to tell but he’d almost bet that Celeste was flirting with him. It peaked his mood like he was given permission to test boundaries with her.
The demon’s armor shifted around in it’s usual way, giving her the illusion of an amused face as she pulled away from her sensual whispering. Particular aura of judgement? Ha! The aura he carried was always a dark and twisted one. Full of the screams of victims and tendrils of sin. [#AB2E2E “Shine and bright aren’t usually words associated with me or any of my kind for that matter, angel,”] he laughed. [#AB2E2E “In fact, I dare say, you’ve been blinded for way too long from those around you.”]
Graves dissipated his cigarette and put his hands behind his back, leaning close enough that she could feel the cold brush of the black smokey darkness that steamed off his armor on her skin. [#AB2E2E “Do you feel it?”] he whispered. [#AB2E2E “Do you want to tangle with a creature like me? Judge this [i aura]? Because, as you might imagine, I went to hell for a reason, pureblood...”]
The reaper straightened his posture and suddenly felt a frigid pull. The pull of a higher entity calling back down to the hordes. They probably needed a different approach if they were going to meet again. Consorting on a battle ground wasn’t exactly ‘safe’ for him.
[#AB2E2E “Shall we continue this playful banter another time, Celeste? Maybe somewhere a little less important?”] Graves wasn’t exactly sure what response he wanted but really anything was better than sitting in that prison down below and... this was fun.
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Although Celeste was putting herself at a huge risk by revealing her strongest and weakest forms, she truly believed if the Reaper wanted to attack her by now he would have done so already. Something they were both similar in was no one had ever gotten this close to a demon and vice versa, it always ended in bloodshed. Celeste was always curious as to how the other realm lived and she knew deep down Graves felt exactly the same.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" But his next comment caught her interest as she smiled a little]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "so tell me... if only the highest ranking demons can shapeshift, I take it you are a high ranking demon yourself? Well that's obvious being a Reaper of course but how high are we talking here?"]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" The smile on her face grew larger by the second. Although she didn't find it humorous, of all things she found it exciting, the risk of revealing so much to an enemy which could potentially turn around to bite her on the ass.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste placed her hands of her hips leaning forward closing the gap once more between the two and teasingly said]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "well now aren't you the inquisitive Reaper Graves?"]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste giggled a little but continued on answering his question]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" It's not so much we prefer the human appearance, I guess it's just what a lot of people are used to, most of the angels as you know were made. There is only a small amount of us that are 'purebloods' including myself. My father is of great importance".]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Smiling to herself Celeste decided not to continue with information about her father as then things would get complicated, she also had a feeling the two would need to part soon before suspicions arose from both parties. But she did quickly add one more comment to see the reaction from the Reaper.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "However personally, it doesn't bother me either way. I tend not to judge someone on appearance alone, there is something very particular I look for to judge a person".]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste moved even closer, the closest she imagined the Reaper would allow and whispered so quietly even the Reaper could barely hear.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "What I look for my dear Graves, is aura, everyone has one and some shine more brightly than others."]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste stepped back smiling, before crossing her arms once more taking her original stance.]]
The demon smiled despite himself, a curious creature this angel was. Asking a lot of questions for someone whom was supposed to despise his kind in every shape and form. Has being deprived of interaction made him more gullible and weak then he thought?
[#AB2E2E “Only the highest ranking demons can shapeshift. Human looking or not is more of preference really.”] He listened closely to her information as well, quickly realizing how delicate it was to be delving into facts like these especially to a demon within the ranks of the Nine Circles, though he was sure she didn’t know that.
She mentioned she was at the ‘very top’ meaning she must have been the Head General of God’s army or something of the like. He wanted to know her official title but that meant she would want to know his, which would be very dangerous for the both of them. The elite did learn one important thing, however. This form, this moment, the General was her weakest.
Graves brought a finger to his chin, playing thoughtfulness at her question for further inquiry. [#AB2E2E “Do you truly prefer the look of humans rather than a form of your choice? I mean, us demons, we kind of [i hate] our former human selves. Were you born an angel?”]
The idea had been something the reaper had thought of before. Were angels born or created to be self righteous? To harbor a default hate for demons even though it’s against God’s rules to ‘hate’ in the first place?
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" At the violent creature comment Celeste smirked a little]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "that is true Mr. Graves, but in this situation we have both surprised each other, you thought me to be arrogant and selfish did you not? And I thought you to be a mindless killing machine, but you have proved me to be wrong, so no I do not think of you of solely a violent creature."]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" After Celeste stepped closer to the Reaper, she smiled a little, waiting for a reaction, although he didn't physically show his surprise, his aura changed for a split second. But Celeste decided she would keep that to herself and listen to his reply.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste crossed her arms and nodded in agreemnent.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "I could see that making sense, I guess everyone has multiple forms which are still their own."]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste put her hand in front of her mouth and laughed, somehow his comment made her genuinely giggle, but feeling a little embarrassed she composed herself and took her original stance.]]
[size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "So I have another question, in hell can all creatures have multiple forms? Or even 'human' looking forms or is that only for the higher ranking demons?"]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" This information would be perfect to report to the elders, but Celeste wasn't done yet, no one in heaven had ever gotten this close to a demon, let alone conversed. And deep down somewhere this Reaper must have a certain level of trust with her to meet with her in private.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste snapped out of her thoughts as Graves asks a question himself. She smiled taking another step closer, the risk she found to be exciting, also to the reaction of the Reaper she desperately wanted to see.]]
[size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "We do actually have multiple forms. Depending on your rank you're more 'over the top' as you call it. So you could call me near the very tip of over the top. However as we're in the human realm we don't look as near divinely as we would in heaven. Everything is bigger and more glowing but it's rather beautiful, maybe one day you shall see".]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste gave a playful wink knowing all too well that would never happen, but she liked to joke and tease a little. She crossed her arms before continuing.]]
[size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" But we can also remove our 'divine form' entirely if we wish to blend in with the mortals. But this is at our weakest as we have to suppress our angelic form and powers so the mortals will not suspect. If you didn't know already they're not very good with processing things they don't understand. I know they already know of the creatures Lucifer has sent however heaven has stated full confidentiality when showing them our true forms.]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste smiled her wings fluttering a little before tucking themselves back away as she turned her attention back to the Reaper.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "Now Graves is there anything else you wish to know?"]]]
The reaper felt himself smile, amused by her sense of humor. It was so hard to feel light like that now days... or rather any time at all. Did that make him desperate or stupid?
He watched her carefully, noticing the little motions of caution as if she was trying not to get caught out here with him. Graves knew fully well that he was safe but he knew it wasn’t the same for angels. [#AB2E2E “I agree entirely. I may be a violent creature but at some point it does become needless.”]
Barely a moment passed before Celeste suddenly closed the gap between them, catching him off guard but not showing it physically. The angel eyed him curiously, her sudden interest piquing his personal interest in her as well. How brave. [#AB2E2E “Technically all my forms are true but skinless is not really appealing with casual conversation. Might as well be naked.”] He chuckled, [#AB2E2E “I still have some form of dignity after all.”]
[#AB2E2E “What about you?”] he asked, gesturing slightly to her. [#AB2E2E “Always sporting over-the-top angel wings?”] The demon didn’t pull away from the close proximity, finding the encounter a tad on the dangerous side. An engaging experience.
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste lightly placed her hand on her chest acting surprised and jokingly said]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "Well I'm not sure you know this but my anatomy is that of a female. So that would mean I'm a lady would it not?"]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" giving a light smile, she quickly looked to the side slightly making sure her or the Reaper hadn't been spotted. She knew she was meant to be here, but she couldn't say the same for the Reaper.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Turning her attention back to the Reaper she smiled answering his question]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "we've heard reports of an army moving towards the villages and so far there has been no attack, we're just observing for the moment, we don't want to fight unless necessary, we dealt with enough of that yesterday do you not agree?"]]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste observed the Reaper, he looked different today, something perhaps Reapers did on a regular basis, Celeste's curiosity spiked and she couldn't help herself. Moving forward a little closing the gap between them, she placed her hand on her hip.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "So Graves tell me, your appearance is somewhat different today, which form is your true form, or has that not been revealed to me yet?"]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste wouldn't be too shocked if he didn't answer her, maybe it was forbidden for them to reveal their true form, but she wanted to know more about him and the best way to start was to ask.]]
She must have been feeling more light hearted then the first time they met. Relaxed and even being within attack proximity. [#AB2E2E “Are you a lady now?”] the Reaper shot back, chuckling between puffs of smoke.
Graves nodded towards the forest line he figured was a half a mile away from where they were standing. From where the army of demons was waiting. [#AB2E2E “Since there hasn’t been a battle cry, I have to ask why you are here with me and not tearing the scum of the earth apart instead?”] He watched the angel carefully, noticing her stance, her armor, her tone. The way her blonde hair fell and her wings fluttered.
For all the demon knew, this could all be an elaborate trap. He was by himself but he had slain many an angel in his time as a reaper. He didn’t believe she was harboring a vendetta of any kind but he had been wrong before.
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