My name is Angelica Smith but everyone calls me Angel, & this is my story. My parents, Sarah & Alex, died in a fiery car crash that looked like it came straight out of hell when I was 10. My dad was a cop & my mom was a part time nurse. Before they died, they said I’d have people, friends of theirs, come see me on my 18th birthday & they’d tell me something very important. They also said that the friends would live with me. Normally I live alone, but my god-parents pay for everything I have so it’s ok. Since then I became the biggest Tom-Boy, I'm in most sports, but I lead our track team. I'm the fastest my schools got, so they say I have wings. One day though, my life changed forever… it was on my 18th birthday when I found out I was Ai; the Angel of Love.
I was walking home from school for the start of winter break. It was oddly warm outside for this time of year, so I had on a lightweight jacket. “Yo Angel Face, wait up!!!” I turned around & saw Tyler running towards me. “You think your boyfriend will like you calling me that Ty?” he shook his head. “Probs not… but hey YOLO right… & sides even with that Tom-Boyish act, you’re cute & I'm gay. Sides he loves you too much to get mad at you.” I chuckled & grabbed his hand. He was a freshman in college, but he swung by the school every so often. “Anyway what's up?” I looked at my childhood friend. He was tall, a red head with a strong build & green eyes. His hair was an undercut that went to his ears, but it looked even more intimidating for him. His boyfriend was a family friend, so we hang out a lot. He got into a racing position & looked at me; his loose, faded gold top with a white wife beater on & his small hoop earrings dangled. “Race ya home Angel Face.” that was his nickname for me & only he could use it. I matched his position, my black eyes glittering with excitement. “You got balls, challenging me to a race. You know I got wings…” he snorted. “I have the perfect route for us. You know the old factory downtown, first one there wins.” I nodded. “Ready… set… go!!!” I ran off, my short black hair flowing in the wind. Thank God I had on my track suit.
The rules went like this; we each take the longest route & go opposite directions of each other. I sprinted through the park, going as fast as I could. A nice cool breeze cooled down my hot face as I ran. I looked behind me & grinned. “He’s probs a half mile behind me-!” something big & black flew onto my face, holding on tight. “AHHH!!!” I immediately fell down & when I fell it got off my face. I saw someone run up to me, panting hard. “I-I am… so sorry…” He was a nice tan color, like milk chocolate, long straight dark brown hair, he has a cross earring on his left ear; he wore a black & white kimono with a random gold pattern. He looked like he was in his mid 20’s. He blushed when he saw me; then he blinked a few times. “N-No, it’s ok; here let me help you. This is yours right?” I held up a ball of black fur to the man. He smiled sweetly. “Thank you Angelica.” He said; his voice was like black silk. I blushed & looked away from his steady gaze & warm smile. “I-It’s no problem…” the smile soon went away however, as if he remembered that he wasn’t supposed to smile. “You look quite young… 13, 14 maybe?” I shook my head. “No, I'm 18; it’s my birthday today actually, what about you?” he hesitated for one reason or another. “I am… 18. Happy birthday…” we smiled awkwardly at each other. “Hey you ok Nightfall?” this time a girl ran up to us, a falcon following her. The man nodded as he helped me up; his hands were really soft. The girl was paler; she had on every color of blue imaginable in her one dress. Her hair was sky blue, matching her eyes. Holding her pigtails up were two blue & white bows. She had a bow & arrow case slung across her back. “Yes, Angelica helped me. Now Yuki…” he said, petting the ball of fur; it was a bat, as in vampire bat. It was honestly really cute. “You can’t race off like that here ok.” I hit my forehead. “CRAP THE RACE!!!” I ran off again, not giving them a second thought.
I reached the warehouse. It was abandoned, every step I took resonating throughout the building. “YES I WIN!!!” I threw my hands into the air; Ty was the only person I could never beat. “Ah, ah, ah, not quite; patience is a virtue.” I turned around & saw Tyler standing on his skateboard. I sat down, out of breath. “Not fair… you fucking cheater… you used a skateboard.” He smiled & helped me up. “Never said I couldn’t right?” I shook my head & flipped him off. “Fuck you… so why the hell did you bring me here huh?” he shrugged, handing me a present. “No reason, just wanted to say happy 16th birthday Angel Face.” I took the present & opened it. It was a spiked pair of sneakers. “Oh my God…” “You’ve said you wanted this pair for a while now; Noiz & I finally saved up enough to get them for you.” I was stunned; these shoes were about $100 on sale. “You sure it’s not a small hint that you like bondage?” he smiled. “So you never figured out I like it from our nights together?” I laughed & hugged him tight. “That’s cute… our little girl is all grown up. Can’t wait to move in…” I've heard that voice before, when I ran into that guy in the park. We looked around to see who was there when suddenly a gust of wind blew through the building. I covered my face with my arm, trying to see what was going on. Soon the force of the wind was so strong we were pushed up against the wall. I struggled to look at Ty; his hair was flying all over the place. “ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS RIGHT NOW; WHEN THE FUCK DID WIND STORMS HAPPEN IN OHIO, THIS IS FUCKED UP!” I yelled. “MAYBE GOD HATES US OR SOME SHIT!!!” Ty yelled back. Soon we fell to the ground & saw two pairs of bare feet in front of us. The wind died down & we heard this woman’s voice. It was the same one before the wind started up & the one female voice I heard at the park. “Oh no, God doesn’t hate you, in fact, you are very special to Him, isn’t that right Nightfall?” Nightfall… I've heard that before. “Skyfall do not get carried away, remember what happened last time; Yuki was thrown into her face…” these were the same voices I heard in the park. What the fuck was going on?