*Ishtrat- a city where most of the gods live. *
Alice was shocked she saw something that can be called a paradise, the city itself was beautiful and was close to perfection .
" oh my god so this is Ishtrat, it's so beautiful I heard from. My father that it is something that lowly beings can only dream of entering "
Alice said to herself
" Only Gods can live in paradise, Only the Strong can take control "
Astaroth replied while looking at the huge building in the middle of the city
"your name is Lady Astaroth, right? " Alice asked
" Yeah so? "
"Let's be friends " Astaroth heard this and was shocked, this is the first human that ever told her this
"your not scared of me? " she asked
" yea but... Just forget that I said that to you"
Astaroth smiled she saw Alice getting flustered
" don't worry, I won't hurt you because my lord ordered me not to hurt you "
As they entered the gates they were greeted by the Sons of the Goddess of war Sera they guarded the entrance to the city
one of the guards saw Asmodeus was sweating in fear while the other greeted Asmodeus and his companions
"Lord Asmodeus Welcome, I hope you have a pleasant visit "
Asmodeus nodded at the guard and looked at the other one that was sweating in fear the other guard said to Asmodeus while pointing to Alice
" It's forbidden for lowly beings like humans to enter the city even if You are one of the 4 major Go..."
the guard that greeted saw Asmodeus getting annoyed quickly smacked his partner on the head before he finished his words and said to him
" I am very sorry that my brother acted that way to you, Lord Asmodeus "
" No, don't worry it's fine I'm not like that idiot Vazel and also tell Sera that to meet me later "
The 2 guards then bowed to Asmodeus and said
" Sure No problem, I hope u have a pleasant stay "
As the guards saw Asmodeus and the others entered the city, the guard that greeted first told his brother
" You Idiot, he is one of the strongest beings in the world, if you acted this way Infront of Lord Vazel the God of Destruction Both of us would have been dead by now. don't ever forget what our mother the Goddess of war said that we must not provoke the major gods, because they have the power to destroy the world "
As Asmodeus, Astaroth, and the others are walking on a road in Ishtrat, Asmodeus told Astaroth to take Alice with her and go to his estate in ishtrat first.
The Gods that were walking along the roads noticed Asmodeus and his group and they bowed in his direction
"Astaroth, take Alice with you and go home first, and also, prepare a room for her," Asmodeus said.
"Yes my liege," Astaroth said.
After that, Asmodeus and Greyisha went to the center building, it is where the judgment of what punishment Greyisha will receive. When Asmodeus and Greyisha already arrived at the building, Asmodeus summoned three undead bird on his hand to call the other major gods.
Asmodeus went first to the room where the judgment will happen. That room was called the judgment room. Asmodeus told Greyisha to sit on the chair which was located in the center of the room. While Asmodeus stood beside him to guard him and prevent him from escaping although Asmodeus already knew that Greyisha can't escape.
*Judgment room- a room where the major gods will decide for the punishment of the god or other powerful creatures*
The first one to arrive was Deshia, the goddess of life, a beautiful and tall goddess. Deshia is an intelligent goddess and friendly towards everyone. She is also a close friend of Tia, the goddess of the sea.
"Oh, you're first Des-wait! That bird in your arm! Is that my undead bird!?" Asmodeus said.
"Oh, I'm first, ahh, this bird? Yeah, it's your undead bird, I brought it back to life," Deshia said.
"Why would do that without asking me?" Asmodeus said.
"Oh sorry," Deshia said.
"You never change Deshia," Asmodeus said.
The next one who came in was Chramo, the goddess of creation. She's small and has a childlike appearance goddess. She has less human or other talking creature friends, but she is friendly towards any kind of animal. She is also intelligent and she loves nature.
"Hey, I'm here," Chramo said.
The undead bird was flying with Chramo. The undead bird went back to Asmodeus and it turned into a black shadow and disappeared.
" Long time no see Chramo , are the ancient dragons still alive? "
" Yeah, they are still alive,"
" so those old geezers are still alive,"
" You were planning on turning them into your soldiers Aren't you big brother Asmodeus?"
" maybe... Hahaha just kidding, "
Asmodeus and deshia continued to laugh and chramo was smiling which is rare because she never opens up to anyone
" hey chramo , its all a joke don't throw a moon-sized Meteor at me,"
" hahaha Yeah, I was planning to throw one earlier but right now I don't wanna,"
"Now, Vazel is the only one left," Asmodeus said after a few seconds.
" I doubt that he will come," Deshia said.
"Yeah, me too," Chramo said.
After a while, the last undead bird came back to Asmodeus. The bird went to Asmodeus' shoulders and it turned into a black shadow figure and disappeared.
"So Vazel couldn't come," Asmodeus said.
"Why?" Deshia asked.
"He is having a hangover, he was drinking last night," Asmodeus explained.
"That idiot really," Chramo said.
"Well, it can't be helped, let's just proceed," Asmodeus said.
"Yeah, let's do that," Deshia said.
Then the three of them went to Greyisha and proceeded to the judgment.
Astaroth was walking with Alice. She was giving Alice a tour of Asmodeus' palace. Then they stopped at the living room for a while to rest. Astaroth called Arithro to pour them tea. Arithro is their butler, an ant butler. Arithro went to them and poured them tea.
"Thank you Arithro," Astaroth said after Arithro poured them tea.
Arithro walked out of the room carrying a tray. Astaroth and Alice took a sip from their tea. After Alice took a sip, she placed her teacup on the table and asked Astaroth a question.
"By the way Ms. Astaroth, I have a question for you,"
Astaroth placed her teacup on the table and responded, "what is it?"
"How did you meet the god of death? How did you meet Asmodeus?"
"Why? Are you curious?"
"not really, I just want to know,"
"Well, it was a long time ago, when I was still an angel..."
*flashback of Astaroth's childhood*
"Mama, mama," Astaroth called.
"What is it?" Her mom said.
"What's our dinner for tonight?," Astaroth asked
"tonight's dinner is a stew," her mom said.
"Let me help you cooking dinner," Astaroth said.
"Okay, chop the vegetables for me," Astaroth's mom said.
"Okay," Astaroth said.
Astaroth went to the table and started chopping the vegetables, while her mom prepared the pot to be used in cooking for their dinner.
When Astaroth was done chopping the vegetables, she handed it to her mother. While waiting for the stew to be cooked, they prepared the plates and utensils on the table. After a few minutes, Astaroth's father arrived from work.
"I'm home," Astaroth's father said.
"Welcome home papa," Astaroth said.
"Welcome home darling," Her mom said to her father.
"What's for tonight's dinner?" Her father asked.
"Our dinner for tonight is a stew," her mom responded.
"Oh? Looks like our dinner for tonight is also delicious," her father said.
After that, Astaroth's father went to their bedroom to change clothes. After changing clothes, the three of them started eating their dinner. After eating, Astaroth's father sat on a chair in their living room, while Astaroth's mother washed the dishes and Astaroth wiped the table. When it was about their bedtime, Astaroth's mother and father went to their room and Astaroth went to her bedroom.
"Goodnight Astaroth," her mother said.
"Sleep well," her father said.
"Yeah, goodnight," Astaroth said before entering her room.
When it was in the middle of the night, Astaroth went to the comfort room. Then, she heard an explosion. Astaroth went to a window to see what's going on. Her mother and father were also awakened by the explosion. Her mother and father went outside their room to check on Astaroth.
The other angels started to go outside to see what's going on. There were demons, about a hundred of them, they were also led by an archdemon.
"What's the meaning of this! Why are you attacking our town!?" An angel yelled at the demons.
"Angels of this town! Surrender yourselves quietly and become our slaves, if you will not, then we'll do it the hard way," the archdemon said.
"That's nonsense! We'll never make ourselves a slave!" an angel yelled to the archdemon.
"Yeah! That's right!" The other angels started yelling.
"Then, it seems like you want the hard way," the archdemon said.
"Darling, go hide in the room with Astaroth, don't let anyone in," her father said.
"Okay," her mother said.
When Astaroth and her mother already went into their room, her father went outside to help the other angels.
"Mama, do you think papa will be alright?" Astaroth asked.
"Yeah, papa will be alright, he's strong after all," her mother comforted Astaroth.
"My fellow demons, it seems that they don't want to agree with us, therefore we shall kill all of them," the archdemon said.
"Can we kill them already?" one demon said.
"As you wish, kill them!" The archdemon said.
The demons started attacking the angels. Demons started killing the angels, they started exploding the houses with their ability to create fireballs.
"Don't be scared! Attack the demons, let's protect our town!" An angel shouted to encourage the other angels.
"Yeah!" the angels shouted.
𝘐 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘥𝘰 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘮𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘥𝘢𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘳, Astaroth's father said in his mind.
The angels started attacking the demons to protect themselves and their town. A few demons died, and few angels died too. The angels were at a disadvantage, for the demons were stronger than them. Some angels gathered including Astaroth's father to create a ball of light to kill the demons. When the ball of light was ready, they aimed it at the archdemon to kill him.
"It's useless," the archdemon said.
The archdemon countered the ball of light with his ability to create a black flame. The black flame also affected the angels and died. Astaroth's father survived but he was critically injured. The archdemon walked towards him.
" Oh? One of them survived?" the archdemon said.
𝘐 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦... 𝘐-𝘐 𝘮-𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘥𝘪𝘦, Astaroth's father said in his mind.
The archdemon bowed his head and said to Astaroth's father, "I must praise you for surviving my black flame".
"I won't b-be killed by t-t-the likes of you!" Astaroth's father angrily said to the archdemon.
The archdemon grinned and said, "Then, goodbye".
𝘐𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘥? 𝘕𝘰! 𝘐 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘮𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘢𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘳!, Astaroth's father said in his mind to encourage himself.
"Black flame," after the archdemon said that, a black flame appeared in his right hand.
The archdemon aimed it at Astaroth's father. Then he struck Astaroth's father with his black flame.
𝘓𝘪𝘷𝘦! 𝘓𝘪𝘷𝘦!, Astaroth's father said in his mind.
"See you," the archdemon said.
𝘐 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦!, Astaroth's father yelled in his mind.
Before the black flame reached him, with his ability, he created a holy shield to protect himself from the flame.
"Oh? Still living?" the archdemon said.
"GRAAGGGHHH!" Astaroth's father struggled.
"Then, I shall make it stronger, so that I can end your suffering," the archdemon said.
The archdemon made his black flame stronger that it made a crack on the holy shield. Then after a few moments, it broke the holy shield and it hit Astaroth's father.
𝘚𝘰... 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘥.... 𝘐'𝘮 𝘴𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘺.... 𝘐'𝘮 𝘴𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘺, after Astaroth's father said it in his mind, his eyes slowly closed and he died.
*inside in Astaroth's home, in where she and her mother were hiding*
"Is it almost over? Are going to be killed?" Astaroth asked her mother.
"Don't worry, we won't get killed, because papa is going to protect us," her mother comforted her.
After a few moments, they heard someone going inside their home. They also heard footsteps near the room where they were hiding.
"Is it papa? Is he finally home?" Astaroth asked.
"Let's hope that it's him, go hide under the bed," her mother said.
"Okay," Astaroth said.
When Astaroth was already under the bed. Her mother created a light orb to prepare. When she eas finish creating the light orb, someone suddenly tried to open the door. When they knew that it was locked, they stopped. Then after a few moments, the door suddenly exploded and it was on fire, the room outside was also on fire. When Astaroth's mother saw that they were demons, she aimed the light orb at the demons and launched it. The light orb exploded and it killed the demons. But there was still one living, it was the archdemon.
"That was quite powerful," the archdemon said.
"Go away or you'll be killed!" Astaroth's mother warned the archdemon.
"Oh? What a strong woman you are," the archdemon said.
Astaroth's mother started creating light orbs again, but this time, she created two of them.
"This is your final warning! Leave or you'll be killed!" Astaroth's mother intimidated the archdemon.
"It's true that you are powerful, a mere demon would be killed if they wouldn't leave... But, I'm different, I'm stronger than any demons around here," the archdemon said.
"You're just bluffing!" Astaroth's mother said as she aimed and launched the light orbs at the archdemon.
The light orbs exploded that it broke almost half of their home and it also created a smoke. Astaroth's mother breathed deeply, then she went close to Astaroth to check on her. When the smoke was faded away, she looked back and she saw the archdemon still standing.
"I told you, I'm stronger than any demons around here," the archdemon said.
Astaroth's mother was surprised, she can't believe that the archdemon was still alive. She created a light orb again.
𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵!? 𝘏𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘰𝘳𝘣𝘴!?, Astaroth's mother said in her mind.
The archdemon started walking towards her. While Astaroth's mother kept creating and launching light orbs at the archdemon. But none of them had any effect on the archdemon. When the archdemon was already close enough to her, she tried to move back. But the archdemon caught her with his left hand on her neck. The archdemon strangled her. Astaroth's mother tried to remove the hand of the archdemon, but none of them worked. Astaroth peeked to look at what was going on. When she saw that her mother was struggling, she went out from where she was hiding and was frightened.
"M-mama," Astaroth was frightened.