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A Romantic Overture

By Tverdost

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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" Celeste knew that now would be the right time to show no emotion. To be nothing more than an empty shell with only one mission in mind. To Listen. And she did just that. Knowing that Graves would be taking a tremendous risk, if someone was sent to spy on him revealing all to an enemy, to an angel general? Well the punishment didn’t bear thinking about.]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Although he was a being of hell. Hearing him put everything onto the table, his past, the trauma he went through and to think the only thing to take the pain away would be to take his own life made Celeste’s heart ache. But that would definitely be a one way ticket to hell, she knew of all people suicide was considered a sin. There was no forgiveness to be given there. In the beginning Celeste agreed with it, she could never understand how someone could take their life so lightly. But as she aged and heard stories from other angels that dealt with humans, she sympathised with them. She knew it wasn’t something they took lightly, it just meant that the pain they had suffered was so unbearable that it was the only way to get rid of the pain.]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" As Celeste listened, she felt the cool touches on his hand on hers. It was a lot of information to absorb and the elders would have been ecstatic with the news she was hearing, but regardless of all the information that she had been told, she didn’t see a monster in front of her. She saw a person that had been through incredible amounts of trauma, how he didn’t come out insane through all of this Celeste didn’t know and she didn’t dare ask.”]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" The coolness of his hand calmed her, with her free hand she placed it on top of his and squeezed it reassuring him she was still on his side. But now it was her turn and fear ran through her body. Was it okay? Maybe he wouldn’t ask how she managed to sneak away, maybe he would ask something simple. How would she respond? More importantly how would he respond? Was now the right time to ask to go back somewhere more private?]]

[size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" “Well seeing how you’ve been so open and honest with me it wouldn’t be fair now if I didn’t let you ask me any questions, so shoot.”]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste just hoped she wouldn’t live to regret that sentence. Glancing over her shoulder she scanned the bar to see if she noticed anyone that didn’t look like a human. Fortunately everyone’s aura’s looked normal.
Celeste / Tverdost / 1d ago
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Slabo+27px] [size14 [Slabo+27px There was a slight nervousness that found itself in the pit of his stomach. ‘Carried away’, eh? Well she could certainly try though all good things do come to an end.

[i First question: how did he become a member of Hell. Second question: What is your rank and position in Hell?] Golden ticket questions. Questions that spelled out his sentence in blood red writing. Answers he’d given to no one but the Grim Reapers themselves.

He could trust Celeste. [i Just pretend that the world has stopped. Pretend that no one is listening to a conversation between two lovers.] He took a deep breath.

[#AB2E2E “I...”] his eyes fell to the empty glass between his fingers. [#AB2E2E “I am the Grim Reaper of the 9th Circle of Hell. One of ten immortal leaders of eternal punishment. I rule the most hurtful sins man can commit, the last Circle in Hell, treachery.”] His dark eyes were soft as he looked up at Celeste, searching for any sign of disgust. [#AB2E2E “In life, my name was Samuel. I was born into poverty in America 1898. As you may know, the devil runs ramped in dumps like that, making crime easily accessible to a child. I joined a gang at the beginning of World War 1 which eventually saved me from being drafted into the army in my youth.”]

Graves took a drag from the cigarette in his other hand, looking over her shoulder at nothing but seeing memories of the long, nearly forgotten past. [#AB2E2E “I... gave into a lot of temptations at the time but what made me an asset was my lust for hurting people. My role evolved and I found myself in a position where that became my only occupation. I tortured men, women- whomever the boss needed me to pry information from before eventually ending their life. I did it so often that I was numb to screaming, pleading, begging... With my status, I met many women but eventually fell in love with one.”]

He took another breath. [#AB2E2E “One day, my boss approached me and told me my wife had betrayed us. Given information to someone- I can’t even remember now. He asked me to collect that information and dispose of her... and I did. Despite the pain, she never did tell me what he wanted to know and some time after, I came to find that she was never disloyal to us in the first place. She refused to fuck him.”] He took in another breath of smoke. [#AB2E2E “So I got incredibly drunk and hardly remember stepping off the edge of a roof.”]

[#AB2E2E “Lucifer was always one for tragic endings and enjoyed all the [i treachery] that overlapped in my previous life despite how young I was. He applauded my loyalty. The last reaper had died in combat with Michael the Archangel, so I was offered an opportunity only an insane person would refuse.”] The demon made eye contact with Celeste once more. [#AB2E2E “And I’ve been like this ever since... Sorry for the depressing tale, but none of our stories as reapers are incredibly uplifting.”]

He reached over to touch her hand. [#AB2E2E “But that was [i many] years ago. I hardly lived a life then anyhow.”] He wondered if he had offended her. Murder, suicide, betrayal. He wondered if he looked just as ugly as he felt. The Grim Reaper of Treachery, trying to live again through someone incredibly purer then he was. [#AB2E2E “Are... you still okay with me asking you..?”] He trailed off. ]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste smirked at his comment, they definitely did like to take risks, Celeste of all people knew this and the two of them were indeed taking a huge risk. The waiter disappeared quicker than when he had reappeared at Graves’ request for more alcohol, usually she would pace herself but tonight she would let her hair down, after all it appeared Graves didn’t want to pace himself either.]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Out of the corner of her eye she had noticed Graves closing the distance between them, Celeste bit her lip doing her best to hide her smirk. But then Graves said something that shocked her but also piqued her interest, her eye began to sparkle under the sun setting and she felt the excitement building in her stomach. Was this is it? Was he about to leave himself completely open to her? Was he truly about to reveal his secrets to her? And did he expect her to do the same? After Celeste was hiding a dangerous secret from him.]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste leaned forward closing the space between them even more, she turned on her ‘poker face’ as the humans called it and smiled.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" “Well well well, there’s something I wasn’t expecting to hear out of your mouth, I thought your personal life were not to be repeated? However when you dangle something like that in front of me, well it would be rude to turn something like that down, so forgive me if I get a little carried away”.]]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste lightly placed her hand on his leg and gave him a playful squeeze, an even larger smirk appearing on her face.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" “For now I won’t be too greedy and limit myself to two questions, whether you choose to answer those if entirely up to you. My first question is how you came to be a member of hell, I know you revealed to me your crime were to be heinous, but you never disclosed anymore information on that topic. My second question, I know you are high ranking to Him, but what exactly is your position in hell? Of course I will answer whatever questions you are interested to hear”.]]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Internally Celeste was a hysterical mess, she knew the risking letting him ask whatever he wanted, but she needed to remain calm, if she gave any hint of her hiding something Graves would sure enough pick up on it, luckily she had mastered the art of her ‘poker face’ not even her father could pick up on her lies now. She was determined for this night to end up fun and not in bloodshed.]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" The waiter had returned with their drinks, Celeste smiled when Graves clinked his glass with her own and then downed it in one, being highly competitive herself she did the same and downed the liquor in one go.]]
Celeste / Tverdost / 40d ago
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Slabo+27px] [size14 [Slabo+27px His smile widened at her answer, inclined to keep conversation himself despite the prolonging of flesh on flesh. They finished yet another drink to the waiter’s startled surprise over the angel’s shoulder. These humans, always staring... though they were all made in God’s image, were they not?

[#AB2E2E “Well you know how much I love to take risks.”] The reaper patted the table, the young man hurrying to refresh the empty glasses. [#AB2E2E “Tequila as well, porfavor.”] The waiter ducked away as Graves shifted a little closer to his date. [#AB2E2E “So Miss Curious, you first. What exactly about me or Hell do you want to know?”] He already had a thought about where this might go and... he supposed it had been long enough since he told [i his] story and if she were inclined to ask, he would tell. If she hadn’t left him by now knowing that he was a Grim Reaper (not really knowing exactly which one), then the demon was sure he couldn’t really deter Celeste with anything.

The shots arrived and Graves clinked her glass before downing the liquor. He pondered what his next questions would be while he waited, watching her pucker her lips in such a seductive way. Heh, Graves could just imagine what she could do with those...]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" The comment on the 'it might be our last' made Celeste laugh, mostly because of how true it was. It was always mentioned whenever they met up with each other. But there was always that possibility. Celeste nodded in agreement with the follow-up comment on being lucky Celeste smiled.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "We have been extremely lucky to have been able to be in each others company as many times as we have. This is why I say it as many times as I have. If someone were to find out about what we were doing it wouldn't be good for either of us. However, you seem like a guy who likes to take risks".]]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste decided to take a bigger sip, wanting to keep the mood light with Graves. She wanted to laugh as she'd never done before, to sit back and relax with someone she felt truly comfortable with. His next comment though made Celeste bite her lip in excitement. Of course, that was what she wanted, but she also wanted to spend as much time as possible with him. Celeste felt that if they skipped straight to the intimacy then their time together would be cut short, so for now she had to control herself.]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Graves was making it incredibly difficult though, the devious smirk on his face almost made her want to drag him out of the restaurant and lose control of herself again. Clearing her throat Celeste shuffled a little in her seat, fighting with herself to remain calm, her pulse was racing and the excitement building up in her stomach was becoming worse every moment.]]

[size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "As difficult as you're making it to control myself my dear Graves, I'm going to force myself to decide on option one. I feel like there is still much to discover about each other, and after all, you know how troublesome my curiosity is".]]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Flashing him an equally devious smirk Celeste lightly bit her finger that was resting on her lip. If he planned to tease her tonight it was only fair she had a go back. If the heavens could see her in this mischievous way, she would definitely be looked down upon and have the name 'harlot' thrown at her. But of course, he was a demon, so 'harlot' would be putting things lightly.]]
Celeste / Tverdost / 77d ago
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Slabo+27px] [size14 [Slabo+27px It was an expected answer, to start. Angels and demons seemed to find each other’s polar opposite enticing though the pair of them taking it a step further than any other of their kind. Why would someone as pure as her fall for someone as filthy as him? They were both traitors and it tickled him that they had that in common. If they had more time, he was sure they would share more similarities.

Graves took the next drink thankfully, swallowing his fill before he answered. [#AB2E2E “Happy to hear we’re on the same spectrum,”] he smiled, shifting in his seat slightly. [#AB2E2E “And why do we always say ‘may be our last meeting’? It seems we’ve been rather lucky despite our risky ventures.”] The demon was set on keeping the mood light. He had enough dark secrets that he wasn’t privy to spilling them all in one sitting.

[#AB2E2E “So I suppose my next question is do you want to get a little drunk talking about whatever comes to mind before slipping away to somewhere a little more... private or do you want to skip to the to [i that] instead?”] His smirk was devious, content with either decision since both had the same outcome which he was sure was the main inclination for Celeste wearing such a revealing garment. He sipped on his drink patiently.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" As she listened to his explanation she smiled in between the sips of her drink. Celeste had to admit his answer to her questions surprised her, if he truly didn't want the world to end then why did he choose to work for the Devil? A high-ranking demon at that? She could only put it down to over the years that had passed his feelings began to change. After all, Celeste did keep seeing this aura around him which was fighting to be seen and heard.]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" She also knew him revealing this much information would get him into serious trouble in hell, especially if someone had followed him from there. The same went for Celeste though she had to keep her guard up in case her father found her missing and sent someone to look for her. That definitely wouldn't be good...]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Realising she'd finished her drink sooner than she had expected to, she placed the empty glass onto the table and looked deep into Grave's eyes. He was being honest and Celeste could sense that, but after all what would be the sense of lying now after all this time? And then it hit her... she was the one that was lying, acting as though their meeting was perfectly fine and none of the elders knew. If only that was the case. Tonight was supposed to be his execution and Celeste dreaded to think what would happen to her if she returned without his head.]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Feeling slightly uncomfortable with herself she shuffled in her seat, she needed to tell him tonight... would now be the right time seeing as they were on the topic of conversation? But then it might be the end of things for them and Celeste was feeling much too selfish for that, she wanted to enjoy her time with him what little she had left. Celeste had made her mind up, at the end of the night she would tell Graves everything and would leave it up to him to make a decision on what would happen between the two of them.]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" But for now she was going to enjoy herself, which was just in time as it was her turn to answer his questions now. But just before she did the waiter returned and asked if Celeste would like a refill as to which Celeste flashed him a smile and nodded thanking him, she was nervous tonight from many things so the alcohol would help.]]

[size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "Pretty much the same as you really but with some curiosity thrown into the mix. All my life it was drilled into my head that Hell's children were nothing but mindless killing machines that were full of corruption and hatred, very intelligent and they were also sinners in their human lives and that's how they ended up in hell. For many years I believed that I prepared myself for it in fact up until the last fight actually. So when I saw you alone at the lake, well I couldn't help but wonder if you were of the conversing kind, which thankfully you are".]]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste let out a slight laugh as the waiter returned with a fresh drink. Immediately Celeste bought it to her lips as she leaned back in her seat and continued.]]
[size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" " So, of course, the second chance of our meeting I couldn't turn down, I had so many questions I wanted to know because up until that point I didn't think your kind didn't even know what mercy or compassion even meant. Just like you though I was prepared for an attack or even an ambush, but again I felt some kind of pull and every fiber of my being was screaming to not pass this opportunity up, you could learn something new. Who'd have known what would happen between us".]]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste flashed him a flirtatious smile as she took another sip of her drink.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "Is there anything else you wish to know? After all it may be out last".]]]
Celeste / Tverdost / 89d ago
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Slabo+27px] [size14 [Slabo+27px The demon felt himself smile, a mixture of happiness and pride lifting his mood back to normal. She didn’t regret it. Any of it. The one flaw of a general on one random day was the best decision he ever made. Despite how long ago it was, Graves clearly remembered why he took the chance to tempt an angel.

[#AB2E2E “As much as I want to admit it to being my [i good nature] keeping me from killing you that day, it was honestly pettiness. Lucifer had been making his intentions clear about the Revelations for quite some time prior to our meeting and... I was sick of it. Not killing you made me feel like I wasn’t just existing to do His dirty work. Made it feel like I had a choice. I let you live because I don’t really want the world to end.”]

He paused, drinking the rest of his liquor. [#AB2E2E “Had you attacked me, however, I might have fought but I don’t think I would have given it my all.”] His eyes met hers. [#AB2E2E “You intrigued me, had a sort of gravity that drew me in. I might have let you cut me down just because we are so radically different. Heaven deserved that chance. Not Hell.”]

If anyone from the underworld had heard him say that, he would have been flogged, stripped of his power and left out for ridicule before finally being dismissed into the Void. Reapers didn’t say that. General’s didn’t betray Satan. Punishment meant you still existed. No one really wanted eternal nothingness. He might be insane.

[#AB2E2E “So, since it was me who offered the first truce encounter, why didn’t you kill me on the second? After the information I provided, you knew what kind of a threat I was.”] Graves inhaled the toxins of the cigarette left in the ashtray, curious to what girly, fantastical notion she had for the appeal of a beast.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" The smile began to fade from Celeste's face as Graves spoke about how life was like in hell. She felt rather foolish in thinking that just because he was someone of importance to the devil himself he would be treated well. She almost wanted to kick herself in the foot but controlled herself after all she'd never been there and all she knew about hell was the stories her father told her when she was only a child. Hell was a cruel and evil place and so was everything that belonged there, people had a choice to be good and evil and the ones who picked the dark path ended up in hell.]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" And whilst Celeste believed those stories growing up and even now part of her still believed that. But sitting in front of Graves made all of those theories seem to be, well theories. Graves was different and unique, when the two first met he didn't immediately try to take her head off or devour her. The time they had spent together he was surprisingly very kind to her which always intrigued Celeste. What made her so different? Maybe now was the perfect opportunity to ask.]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" But before she could open her mouth she noticed the dark aura beginning to grow around him and light began to fade. All Celeste could do was look at Graves sympathetically, he knew how she felt about him and knew there was good in him but after believing for so many years you were meant to be in hell and convinced yourself you were nothing but a monster. Well it's hard to believe someone that tells you otherwise.]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" The silence between them grew which made Celeste nervous, she felt as though any minute the awkwardness would swallow her whole until she heard Graves speak once more. His comment caught her off guard as her face flushed from embarrassment. She picked up her drink taking a large sip and smiled at him.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" I feel the same. My life was the same old repetitive routine day in and day out. You were the first person to look at me and actually see me for who I am and not the 'general' or the 'general's daughter'. I mean obviously, I would have liked to meet better under different circumstances but I'm glad I let my curiosity get the better of me and followed you to the lake".]]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste looked at Graves with a heartwarming smile as she continued now finding it the right time to ask the question she was desperate to hear the answer to.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "Something I've always wanted to know though. What stopped you from immediately attacking me? Most 'residents' of hell wouldn't have thought twice about it. So what made you so different?"]]]
Celeste / Tverdost / 120d ago
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Slabo+27px] [size14 [Slabo+27px Graves always thought he had a full house up his sleeve, destiny always on the devil’s side. He was confident he’d have no problem swooning the young angel into another steamy encounter. Her following topic of conversation was interesting, however. If anything, utterly innocent. He liked that she had hope even though feelings like that were far and inbetween in the realm of Hell.

The demon remained silent as the waiter brought in a second round of drinks before continuing. [#AB2E2E “It’s flattering that you think I have [i that] much leeway in place like Hell. I suppose it makes sense that angels are not just created up there for you, however, things are much different where I come from.”] He took a swig from his drink again, trying to word things correctly. [#AB2E2E “I’ve kind of... lost my opportunity for anything as wholesome as a family. As high ranking as I am, I’m still in Hell for a reason.”]

Graves paused for a moment, thinking about the old life he used to have for the first time in decades. [#AB2E2E “I’m technically still being punished for my sins just less gruesome and horrifying thanks to my talents, charisma and expertise.”] He felt he was beginning to drone on, that cloud of darkness in chest beginning to creep up again. He wondered briefly if she could see that with her aura thing he didn’t quite understand, and secretly hoped she couldn’t. [#AB2E2E “I would have liked to create a family in my old life but I fucked that up long ago. Those things are out of reach for me.”]

The reaper cleared his throat, awkwardly. [#AB2E2E “But there is good news. You’ve been the first and only bit of light since I was sent down there so I must thank you.”] He forced a smile, trying to lighten the mood up again.]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" There was a nod of agreement to what Graves had said, of course, he'd said this a few months ago but it was still a bizarre topic to pick up seeing as 'good' and 'evil' were at war with each other. You'd think the last thing on his mind would be his 'tainted' daughter needed to settle down and start a family. It had been something Celeste had thought about but not at her current age. She was only in her early twenties in human years and angels aged a lot slower than most creatures.]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Rolling her eyes at herself for bringing her mood down she smiled at Graves.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "You'd think right? But let's face it the guy has been asking me for grandchildren when I first became general. He's going to be waiting a few more hundred years though before I decide to settle down. How about you? Have anyone in hell pestering you to settle down and start a family? Or is hell more of a 'do what you want' kinda thing?"]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" And for the first time Celeste realized that was the most adult thing she'd ever asked Graves. Maybe he did have the same mindset as her, eventually, he would have his own family or maybe he was the type that didn't want to be held responsible for anything. She just hoped he didn't think she was dropping any hints.]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" However all the serious atmosphere had left the room as Graves' facial expression almost made Celeste burst out laughing, she had the admit though his awkward laugh and smile was very cute. As he leaned forward Celeste did the same, obviously, it was going to be something you didn't want everyone to hear. And she was right. The comment caught her off guard, but she wasn't as embarrassed compared to when they'd first met. Instead, she smirked biting her lip teasingly with an ever so slight blush on her cheeks before opening her mouth to speak.]]

[size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "Well as the humans say. If you play your cards right Mr.Graves then you might get to do just that"]]]
Celeste / Tverdost / 141d ago
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Slabo+27px] [size14 [Slabo+27px Celeste was laying it on thick- almost out of character. Though... if he was being honest, they didn’t know each other very well to begin with. Not that he was complaining. He was quite drawn to this flirty side of the angel, despite his cautious nature of self preservation.

[#AB2E2E “I’m surprised he wants to bring up the conversation of family at all during a war. I doubt we’ll be going on for decades but you never know.”] Graves didn’t want to be a downer but he was almost afraid that Satan might have a chance of overcoming the All Powerful. All those preparations. All those lies and deceit. All the death to come.

There was a touch, a leg rubbing against his that pulled him out of a spiraling thought process. He couldn’t help to laugh, almost awkwardly, as he returned her smile. He leaned forward, keeping his voice low but loud enough for her to hear. [#AB2E2E “If I were to be frank, my only plan was to spend time with you and eventually get you out of those tempting clothes and in between those delicious legs of yours.”] He pulled back and finished his drink. [#AB2E2E “Otherwise, yes, I’m going to ‘go with the flow’ as you say.”] ]]
[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste rolled her eyes smirking as she heard Graves mention her drink was on his tab. Just like before. Once the waiter disappeared it was just the two of them alone. For a few moments, Celeste wondered on what topic of conversation she should talk about, watching as he morphed a cigarette out of thin air. If she wasn't already pretty comfortable around him his next comment would have made her turn bright red. Celeste knew that Graves got some pleasure teasing her and seeing Celeste flustered but she wasn't going to give him the satisfaction this time. She was going to play him at his own game.]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Leaning forwards close enough for only him to hear she smiled.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "Can you tell I dressed to impress? It seems I'm catching up to you on your artistry".]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Celeste winked as she leaned back in her seat, moving her hair that was once sitting over her shoulders to now the side of her revealing the rest of her dress. Knowing that tonight may possibly be their last together Celeste decided to let loose after all if the elders or her father didn't kill her then she would most likely perish in the war.]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" The mention of her time at home Celeste almost laughed, she didn't know whether he was being sarcastic or serious.]] [size14[i[Font "SimSun-ExtB" 'Yeah it's been great, the elders are up my ass for your head and my relationship with my father is now non-existent now that he knows what happened between us'.]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Is what she wanted to tell him, but it was too soon for that, for now, she was going to enjoy a few drinks and let her hair down and instead gave a more positive reply.]]

[size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "It's been... as good as can be. The elders have been on my back about training as many new recruits as possible. My father's also been on my case about starting a family... You can imagine how that conversation ended up".]]] [size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" There was some truth in that, but it had been a long time before her father had spoken to her, as far as he was concerned Celeste was no longer his daughter.]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" Just then the waiter returned with their drinks. He set them down on the table and quickly disappeared again. Bringing the drink to her lips she instantly felt the nerves subside, looking up she noticed Graves drink the glass in one. A smiled appeared on her face as she did the same. Celeste wasn't sure if he was nervous or just wanted a drink but she wanted to play a little.]]

[size14[Font "SimSun-ExtB" She moved her leg forward and slowly began rubbing it up and down his leg a smirk on her face.]] [size14[b[#00BFFF[Font "SimSun-ExtB" "So did you have something planned for tonight or were you just gonna go with the flow and see where we end up?"]]]
Celeste / Tverdost / 158d ago
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Slabo+27px] [size14 [Slabo+27px [i Ha! Handsome, she says. My face artistry is really at its peak.] The demon smiled, trying not to make his bashfulness too obvious. [#AB2E2E “The lady’s drink is on my tab. Double tequila with lime, please.”]

As the waiter walked away, Graves manifested a cigarette out of thin air and lit it with the tip of his finger. [#AB2E2E “Glad my little greeting has you all riled up. You look absolutely sexy this evening.”] He tilted his head slightly, studying the angel from across the table. [#AB2E2E “I’m sure Hell has been giving Heaven a hard time but I hope that hasn’t affected you too much.”]

The waiter soon returned, placing the two drinks between the pair. He clinked glasses with Celeste before nearly downing the whole beverage. He hoped that Celeste wouldn’t judge him too hard for his manic mannerisms. ]]