...God spared not
the angels that sinned
but cast them down to hell
and delivered them into chains of darkness
to be preserved unto judgement...
The orchard was
silent in the twilight, not even the footsteps of the man
striding through the trees, dark eyes straying to the
multi-colored sky, making a sound.
He pulled the
tailored jacket closer around his broad
lingered on the freezing night air; he wasn't used to the cold. A
bird's cry above him slashed his thoughts, he glared up, but it
disappeared before he claimed its soul. His eyes tore from the
bare spot in the sky, and narrowed in the direction of the form
beside the river.
"You are late," the
Lucifer leant lazily
against the nearest tree, and his hand reached up to snatch a
lemon from the masses of leaves.
His eyes rolled. "I
am never late," he scolded quietly, but his voice echoed through
the trees, "When time fails to exist, your accusations Ma'am are
quite impossible." Lucifer watched in delight as the figure
"Yet there is time
here." The voice richoetted around the
sighed. "Perhaps, but I neither care nor have time for mortal
reasoning. You have been watching them for far too long,
The figure shifted
in the twilight. "You have no care for your humanity, but I still
care for the remainder of mine."
"Humanity is weak."
Lucifer observed dropping the lemon as it became rotten in his
"They are strong,"
the voice corrected him.
Lucifer pushed away
from the tree, sauntering forwards. The figure beside the water
stiffened, and refused to turn to look at him. His hands, losing
their warmth, reached out towards her, inches from her hair
before his hand recoiled.
"They are weak. You
and your annoying companions are pure." He paused, "And I
He found himself
It was Lucifer's
turn to flinch now, and he took a step backwards. He said
nothing, the anger flowing from every inch of his human
"Cat got your
Lucifer bit his
human lip. "You are so bitter, Lila. You were so pure and
harmless, young and naive." He reached out, boldly touching the
white braid running across her spine. "What happened to
Lila stepped from
his touch. "You haven't changed much,
He smirked, his dark
eyes glimpsing red slightly. "Maybe not." He whispered, his gaze
focusing on the moon staring sheepishly down at them. "But at
"At least what,
darling Lucifer?" Lila spat sarcastically, "You are bound? You
will never be free?"
vanished. "You forget, mon cherie, through no fault of my own was
this consequence." He replied, his voice becoming as cold and as
hard as ice.
"Young and naive,
Lucifer. You said it yourself. A stupid little girl wanting to
live, and not die in flame."
"I am alive. I did
not die in the flames."
"You were born for
the fire, Lucifer," She motioned to herself, "I faced
smiled fondly at the mention of the word."Even in your blissful
sacrifice you would have become mine." Lucifer pondered
Lila held her hand
before her, the symbol scarred into her palm stared up at the
moon, and the moon cautiously looked back.
Lucifer blinked, his
mind flicking back those years, remembering.
eyes changed, the dark being over ruled by the red that seeped
into his pupils. He shook the memories from his mind. He couldn't
think of them. He wouldn't.
"Why did you call
me?" He asked, "I waited two hundred
"And then you gave
up hope of me." Lila finished, stooping to touch the water. "I
have a proposition."
"You are jesting?"
Lucifer frowned, rolling his shoulders in the
Neither humanity nor
one of his own had forged a deal with him in a long time. Perhaps
they had finally learnt their pitiful
Lila lowered herself
to the floor, crossing her legs into the water. Lucifer watched
as the water flowed over her legs. "I don't jest, or have you
forgotten?" Lila tilted her face to the moon."It is peaceful now,
they have ceased their crying."
before he answered. "You are causing something, little one, yet
your cards are held closely to your chest."
"Still you mock me."
"I do not mock you,"
Lucifer replied, "I simply find joy in your disobedience. I
presume he is oblivious to your deceitful
"This is a two way
"You have avoided my
question, ma cherie."
"As there are more
important things to speak of. There is endless time here, but
there are urgent matters above."
rolling his shoulders. "This proposal? What is in it for
Lila kept her eyes
forward. "A broken Bound." She replied simply. She smiled, as she
felt him jerk, surprised but almost completely
"In return for?"
Lucifer managed to keep his voice level.
"You need to help me
make One Fall. And curse his soul." Lila answered
"Tell me what I need