“I still cannot believe you have not been to church since your parents died…” I shrugged. “Too many painful memories of my parents…” Night nodded. “Yes, I am well aware but-” “So do you like the mall.” Night & I were walking through the mall while he kept pressing me about not going to church. Surprisingly, changing the subject worked. “It is very strange. You can buy almost anything here correct?” I nodded. “Just about everything but sex… no wait you can get that here too, if you go to the right area.” He looked at me with a serious expression. “You are aware that angels must be pure correct?” I nodded. “Yeah so?” he fidgeted. “Well… um… I-I do not know how you will react to what I am about to say but…” he kept stalling like that & I got frustrated. “Spit it out; I won’t get mad I promise.” He took a deep breath; I noticed a light pink color in his cheeks. “W-What I mean is; y-you do not… p-participate in those activities do you?” I was confused. “What do you mean?” he came to my level & whispered in my ear. “Y-You are still a virgin correct?” I blushed at his comment, hitting the top of his head. “You fucking idiot, I'm not some cheap whore like most girls on Earth got it!!! I have some respect for myself!!!” he looked genuinely hurt when I yelled at him, his brown eyes looking saddened. “I-I meant no disrespect in the slightest b-” I sighed loudly. “I'm sorry; I know I said I wouldn’t get mad but… questions like that piss me off.” He nodded. “I am-” “Anyway; let’s find a store with clothes you like ok? Flora is gonna take all day so we can get some food if you want.” He nodded as we walked side by side. He looked around at all the stores, but didn't find one he liked. “These clothes are… strange. Did you have nothing else Angel Face?” He had on an oversized black long sleeve shirt with a white wife-beater underneath & old black jeans so he looked semi normal. His hands were awkwardly in the pockets of the jeans. “First off, don’t call me Angel Face; only Tyler can call me that. Second be lucky my dad’s clothes can fit you. It’s a sheer miracle that you two have similar builds.” He sighed. “You are right, I should be grateful to him. Can you tell me about this school you attend?” I nodded. “Yeah, let’s sit down though… my feet are killing me.” I found a bench & sat down with him next to me. I told him about school; the good & the bad. He seemed interested enough in it; a light smile spread across his face. “It sounds like a pleasant experience; I never went to school when I was… alive… I might make some friends after all.” I began to tease him. “Awww am I not really your friend Night?” he looked away, panicked. “N-No y-you are m-m-my friend but… I meant-” I lightly punched him in the shoulder. “I'm just screwing with ya, chill out.”
As we walked around some more, I began to notice that he would fiddle around with his earring as he noticed girls staring at him, the fact that they were in such short clothing seemed to bother him a little. I stopped walking & he came closer to me. “What is it, are you ok; is something the matter?” I nodded. “I'm cool, but are you ok Night… you look a little off.” He looked at the ground, tightly clutching his shirt as we started walking again. “Yes… it is just that in my time… girls wore full kimonos so I am not used to seeing a woman’s body like…” he waved his hand around. I kept on forgetting that he's from 1863; his time period was so modest… this must be a huge shock to him. I squeezed his hand to cheer him up. He gave me a questioning look. “You gotta relax a little bit. For one, not everything you don’t understand means that there's a problem. Also this is how people dress here… so breathe a little ok.” he took a few deep breaths. “So how old are you anyway. I'm curious." he thought for a second.
“Like I mentioned in the park, I think I am 18 in human years… but I am not sure about Skyfall; she is older.”
“W-Wait… if it’s been 200 years, why do you only look 18 still?”
“Angels age by the hundreds of years. So if you are born in Heaven, if you turn 100, you are one in human years.”
We walked a few feet in silence for a little bit as I soaked in that information, but then I remembered something he said earlier during break.
“You remember how you said demons would come after me… were you serious about that?”
“Yes, your powers have matured so they can sense it. They will come after you.”
“But what I don’t understand is why; I just found out myself a few weeks ago.”
“Lucifer has placed undercover demons in your life, similar to how Father placed angels in yours as well. Lucifer wants to harness your powers so that way he can leave-!”
Suddenly we were surrounded by a group of girls. I stood staring at Night; dear God, if this was the mall, what was gonna happen at school. I guess he looked kind of handsome, then again he’s an angel; they're supposed to be beautiful. He moved closer to me, almost like he was trying to hide. “You have got to be shitting me right now…” I looked up at him; he looked at me with pleading eyes. “Well speak, go on now…” I whispered to him. “Um… hello there… can we help you?” he looked at the ground as they smiled, a blonde girl pushing her way to the front of the group, I guess the leader. “Yeah actually, can we have your number Hottie?” he seemed confused. “Me?” the girls giggled. “Well yeah you silly, so what's your name?” he froze. “It’s uh…” his voice somewhat wavered. Guess after being literally in the dark for so long, he didn't talk to people that much. Not only that, but he had to recall info that was about 200 years old; I don’t blame him.
“What’s wrong Hottie; cat got your tongue?”
“M-My name is Kuroto… Kuroto Sato...”
His name sounded nice; at least it blended well together. The one asking all the questions ran her finger on his chest. I heard him gasp in surprise. “That’s a sexy name…” she shot me a glare from the corner of her eye. “Is this your girlfriend here?” she motioned to me; girlfriend my ass. Before I could protest he innocently tilted his head to the side & spoke. “Who her…?” he put his hand on my waist & hugged it. His fingers felt really nice on my exposed skin, they were soft. “Oh no, this is a good friend of mine. We were very busy looking for clothes…” he looked at me with a smile “I hope you are not too mad with how long we are taking Angel.” he kissed my forehead as I seethed with anger. I told him not to call me Angel, what the fuck…? The girls backed off when they saw that. I controlled the anger in my voice & managed to sound calm. “No, not at all Kuro… but your sister might have left already if we don’t hurry.” I grabbed his hand as the girls waved goodbye. “Why’d I have to get stuck with the hot guy huh?” I muttered, when he suddenly grabbed my hand tightly, entwining his fingers with mine. I felt my face get a little flushed. “Oi... what do you think you're doing I’ll-” He stopped me. “My power is suppressing the transformation, you are fine… & if you think that you would transform with something small like this, I cannot imagine what will happen when you get your wings. However…” he smiled charmingly at me. “If you get flustered just by holding hands, then you are incredibly innocent. It is perfect for an angel of your specialty.” I blushed harder & looked away. “So what was with the kiss back there huh?” he smiled. “Answer me! Hey!” I noticed everyone; well all the girls really, were staring at us. “Um… could you let go of my hand now?” he stopped walking, hand back on my waist. “Oh~ I hate you sometimes.” I growled at him. “This way we can finish sooner without anymore distractions from human girls.” I smirked. “How do you figure?” “They think we are dating, so they will leave us alone… Angel Face.” he said with a smirk as I glared at him. “Only Ty can call me that got it.” he smiled & continued walking. “So why is it that around those girls you were so shy, but around me you’re so… flirty?” he sighed. “Do you not listen? Like I have said, you are the Angel of Love; do not forget that, being around you brings out the love in people & even more so for the person that loves you. They become uncontrollable with love for you, making their personalities differ greatly.” We reached Spencer’s & he froze outside. “Here… I want clothes from here please.” I pumped my fist up in the air. “FINALLY, SOMEWHERE I KNOW WHERE TO SHOP!”
We walked in, still hand & hand, & looked around. “This place… is amazing.” He stood in awe at the clothes on the wall. “It is like it was created for the night…” I let go of his hand & he looked at me. “Go on, have some fun, I’ll buy anything you want ok. But whatever you do, don’t go into the back ok; there's stuff back there that you don’t need or want to see.” he walked off. I stood with my back on the wall & saw a friend of mine… “Well hello my little Angel, who's your boyfriend huh; he’s kinda cute. Can I have him when you're done?” I waved to my friend Noiz as he smiled at me. He was a blonde with some piercings in his face & one in his tongue. He wore a ripped red T-shirt & black skinny jeans. He was the manager of this Spencer’s so I got some stuff for free. Noiz wasn’t his real name; it was Steven, but Noiz sounds a lot cooler for a Spencer’s manager. He took his name from some gay dating game; he did look cool I’ll admit. He was Ty’s boyfriend, but that didn't stop him from flirting with other guys almost all the time. “He's not my boyfriend Noiz; he's just a friend of mine.” Noiz smirked at me. “Oh really, you sure about that my little Angel; I see the way he stares at you.” I sighed. “Anyway, he needs some clothes from school & he liked this place so here we are.” Noiz laughed & looked towards the back of the store. “Well don’t look now Angel, but he's in the sex toy isle. You two plan on doing it tonight?” ah fuck it all. I ran back there & grabbed his hand. “The hell are you doing back here, get out now! I-” “The Night isn’t as easily controlled as the others…” Oh~ I hate him so much now. “Noted; now c’mon Night, we gotta pay for it now.” He shrugged, grabbed the clothes he wanted & we went to check out. “$100.00 is your total, but for my little Angel… $50; only because your mom saved my cousins life from that tumor.” I smiled, paid him & left.
“HEY BITCH!!!” Night looked up at me while at the food court. “Is there a dog around?” I shook my head, covering my eyes. “If only; people use bitch as an insult in this time period, normally used towards women ok?” Not these clowns… Night looked behind me & scowled at the ones that called me out; he actually looked kinda scary. “Who are they…? They smell bad.” I couldn’t help but laugh at Night’s comment. “They’ve bullied me since I was little, it's fine.” I turned around watching one girl & one guy head towards me. “They look… familiar in a way; I think I knew them when-” Night started muttering in a low voice, so I couldn’t hear him. They came up to the table & I smiled sarcastically. “Clear, Cinder… what do you want now?” Clear sighed, he had grey hair, gold eyes & glasses; he looked like a taller genderswapped version of his younger twin. An orange top, jeans & boots was all he & his twin wore. He took a seat next to me, smirking, gold eyes glittering with glee. “Awww, are you not happy to see me Bitch?” He had a skull earring on his right ear. He flicked the end of my cross earring with his tongue. Since it dangled slightly the sensation traveled all over my ear. I held my ear to try & stop the weird sensation.
“No I'm not, what are you doing here?”
“Nothing much, just wanted to see you.”
“You wanna get your ass kicked that bad; oh honey you could’ve just called me.”
I heard what I think was a snort from Night; I was shocked, he’s never laughed at anything I said & the crack wasn’t even that good. Clear started stroking my thigh. “But anyway… I heard you turned 18 December 16th & it’s January 5th; so now all the stuff you do with guys is finally legal huh.” They were confident that I was a prostitute & that I would do anything for a little cash. “You guys are devils you know that.” The duo smiled at me, speaking in unison. “Oh, you don’t know how right you are.” I flipped them off & looked at his sister. She sat down at the table with us, cornering Night. She was all over him & he seemed so uncomfortable. “So who’s this slut, your boyfriend or your pimp?” she ran her finger underneath his chin. “Either way he’s hot.” I snorted. “Trust me; I have a better shot with him than you ever would Whore.” She got mad. “Tch, whatever slut, how's your coping about your parent’s death going anyway.” That’s a low blow. I saw Night get angry, his skin turning darker, like an angry storm cloud. “C’mere.” Clear suddenly pulled me onto him. He was abnormally strong, so I couldn’t move. “Enough about him, let’s talk about you. How much do you charge for some head hm? Do you mind getting burned?” I knew he had a huge fire fetish, he loved getting & burning others. He roughly grabbed my face, turning it towards him. “It’d be a shame to burn a pretty face; but it may be worth it in the end…” I saw Clear pull out a lighter & turn it on; I began to cry. Ever since my parents’ car accident, I have a huge pyrophobia, a fear of fire; I know that Clear & Cinder understand that, so they threaten me with it all the time. I couldn’t form words, but small sounds came out of my mouth; I whimpered like a kicked puppy. “Leave her alone, now.” Night’s voice came out as rough as sandpaper. Was he getting so defensive over me? I slowly wiped my tears & managed to hit the lighter away from Clear; he turned & looked at Night. “Heh, what if I don’t h-oh wow… didn’t think I’d see you again Night Owl… so-” he made a series of sounds & soon continued his sentence like it was perfect English. “But ignoring all that… how's your family doing huh?” his sister seemed confused. “What's up Clear?” He smirked. “It’s our little Night Owl… so your Air Head might be near.” Night tensed up, as if he remembered something very important. “How dare you show your face in front of me after what you did. Do not speak of my sister like you know her!” he started to jump the table, but I held him back. "Night we’ll be thrown out of the mall if you fight him here.” He didn't like it, but he sat down. Clear licked my face & I shuddered… at this rate I’ll-fuck it. I hit him away, jumped up, & ran into the bathroom. I saw the pink swirling around my feet. As soon as I shut the door to a stall, I transformed. I noticed a slight pink coloring in my skin but shook it off. “Shit… people can’t see me like this…” I walked out & saw a woman standing in front of me. “Oh, sorry. I’ll be more care-what?” She walked right past me; did she not see me? I ran out in my heels crashed into Night. “We need to go…now.” I heard the urgency in his voice & we ran out.