"Oh! Hi Elvyra, I didn't know you were coming over." The guy in the red shirt said after opening the door, "And who's this you've brought? I've never seen him before and I'm sure I'd remember him."
The guy looked at me with a slightly disappointed look.
"Like seriously who wears an orange shirt with red and yellow striped sleeves, ripped jeans, and flip flops? And his hair is a mess, does he not know how to comb it?" The guy whispered to Elvrya, despite the fact that I could hear him just fine.
"Um excuse me I happen to find these flip flops quite comfortable," I said to the guy, "And my hairs is a mess cause I haven't been here long enough to find a comb. I also got shot in the head, but that's a long story."
The guy looked at my head,
"That explains why it looks a bit sticky. Bloods tricky to get out of things, trust me, I'd know."
I wasn't quite sure why he would know that blood was tricky to get out of hair, but I wasn't sure if I wanted to know why.
"So what's your name?" He asked, "It sure would be nice to know that."
"Oh uh it's Lexus. Lexus Sirindit."
"Nice to meet you Lexus. I'm Ifnie," He said, sticking out his hand for me to shake it. I shook his hand but I was still cautious around this guy – if Elvrya was a demon, could this guy be a demon as well? I wasn't sure if it would be good or not for me to meet another one.
"So Ifnie, I heard you went back to Pittsburgh earlier this week. How'd that go?"
Ifnie shrugged, "Well you know how it started. I just wanted breakfast when I didn't have enough energy to keep my human form up. Becoming a demon in the middle of a restaurant isn't the best thing in the world you know."
"Well I guess that confirmed my suspicions about him being a demon, but that still doesn't explain why he knows how hard blood is to get out of hair." I thought, directing my gaze to the ground for a minute, "Demons don't bleed as far as I know, so unless he's killed people before..." I stopped thinking about it as Elvrya tapped my shoulder and whispered "Are you listening?" I nodded my head and looked at Ifnie once more as he continued.
"...So after I got back from visiting you Elvrya, I went to sleep. I woke up early however, and for some reason thought it was a great idea to wake up my cellmate. Turns out it was Devon Holliander, the guy who sentenced me to death. I told him that I was a demon to see if I could get him to believe that my name really was Illias, but that didn't work...."
I zoned out at this point. Ifnie sure has an eventful life but I honestly don't think retelling the entire trip again is necessary.
"...That night the sunset was beautiful and orange. I'm not sure why it was like that but it was nice."
"Oh Ifnie, the sunset was orange because I was falling to Earth. I guess the color of the sky corresponds with the soul color of an angel arriving here. Surprised it still did that for me, since I was banished and all."
"Wait Lexus, you got banished from Haven? What'd you do to deserve that?"
"I killed some guy on accident trying to protect a kid. But apparently the Ruler doesn't understand that I was helping her. So I got banished, big deal. My wing do look a bit cooler now." I paused for a second, debating whether or not it was a good idea to show these people that I just met my wings. I decided to wait a bit, as to not risk any humans seeing me.
"Anyways, Ifnie, back to your story. Anything happen that night?"
"Actually, yeah. Quite interesting too, with what had happen the day before."
Before Lexus could continue on telling the story, Ifnie pushed him out of the way of the mic.
"Let me tell this." (Please know that Lexus is now on the floor. He's refusing to get up and sit in the chair next to Ifnie.) -
"So," I said, "I saw an old friend again."
Elvrya looked kinda worried at this point, since she knew where I met a lot of my old friends.
"It was interesting seeing him again. I never thought that he would take up his brothers position either." I sighed and pulled an old Polaroid photo out of my shirt pocket. The photo was stained with blood, some of it covering a few faces.
I showed it to everyone and pointed at a certain blood-covered face.
"See that guy? Probably not since his face is covered with my blood, but his name is Micheal. You guys remember me saying I met the old gang boss Devon? This is his younger brother."
Elvrya tapped my shoulder,
"What's that photo Ifnie? You've never shown it to me before."
"Oh, its just an old photo of me and a few friends," I pointed to the person in the front, "That's me. Well, Illias Denotum." I winced slightly at the fact I had said my name again. Elvrya tightened her grip on my shoulder.
"Anyways," I said, "I ran into him on my way to the bus station. I had passed by the old gang meeting place, but it had been cleaned up and blocked off for years now. So it was a surprise when I found out the gang was still around and that Micheal was leading it."
Both Elvrya and Lexus looked at me, resting their head on their hands and waiting to hear more.
"He saw me and walked towards me. I don't think he knew it was me – which was probably a good thing, since he was the one who had to kill me. He came closer and stared at me, probably judging what I was wearing, since the shirt still had a small hole it in from when I got shot. He tapped the shoulder of one of the guys next to him and whispered something I couldn't quite make out. A few minutes later he handed me a uniform.
I reached into my bag and pulled out a black jacket and jeans, and a blue shirt.
"He's making the gang wear uniforms now. He dresses exactly the same as Devon did though. Same puffy jacket, same shoulder-length black hair, he even wore a tie like Devon did. If it weren't for the fact that Micheal's jacket was blue, and that I had just met Devon in jail, I wouldn't have been able to tell the two apart."
Lexus laughed a bit,
"He's making them wear uniforms? What, does he think their some evil Pokemon team or something?"
"Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if he did. Anyways, he handed me the uniform and told me to come back in a few weeks."
"Well, are you going to?" asked Elvrya.
"Of course not. I wanna stay as far away from Pittsburgh as I can after what's happened."
I looked down at the Polaroid that was still in my hand. Micheal was just standing in the background, looking at his phone and trying to avoid having his picture taken. That was one of the best days that we had spent together. Of course, it ended with Devon threatening to kill one of us if Micheal didn't go and meet him, but the day was good besides that. A tear rolled down my cheek and landed on the photo, somehow managing to slightly wash away the blood on Micheal's face. I quickly wiped the tears away before anyone could notice them. I slipped the photo back into my shirt pocket.
I was about to speak when the sky seemed to open up, practically letting out a beam of light as the clouds parted. A figure seemed to float down from the sky and land in front of the neighbors house. She got up and brushed the dirt off her long skirt and fixed her hair a bit. She knocked on the front door, but no one answered her. She sighed, turned around, and started walking towards us.
It was at this point I finally recognized her. I don't think anyone else did, as they didn't seem to notice the blue angel walking in the middle of the street.
Once she reached us, she turned to me and said,
Elvrya answered her before I could.
"Why do you need her? Just who are you anyways?"
The angel's eyes seemed to darken a bit as she said,
"That's classified information that I can't tell you."
"Haven's problems are only handled by angels. Demons like you aren't allowed to know."
Me and Elvrya turned to look at Lexus.
"He's an angel." I said, pointing to him.
Lexus looked up from staring at the ground again,
"What? No, I'm not an angel. Well, I was, but I'm not anymore. I'm sorry but I don't know who or where Sara is, and I can't go in her place."
The other angel didn't seem to notice that he had spoken at all. Instead she said,
"Please tell her that Mari stopped by and needs her to come up as soon as possible. Something has come up."
And just like that, she was gone.