As I walked out of the house, Roy tugged lightly on my dress, stopping me. “Yeah, what's up dear?” he fidgeted, not looking me in my eyes. “Um, sorry but... can I ask a favor?" I nodded "Will you say hi to my Mom & Dad when you go to heaven for me please? I know that they must be worried about me.” I nodded. “Of course I will.” because the heels made me so tall, I had to squat down to talk to him. “Now remember how brave you were today & stay brave like that forever ok? Can you do that for me?” he nodded & I gave him a pink & red necklace. “If you need me, take this & focus on it; I’ll come to you.” he smiled & I left.
I walked outside, trembling. Night was leaning on his bat, petting my wolf. “So how did it go Ai?” I put my head down on my wolf’s back; it whimpered in response. “Honestly, I’d prefer you call me Angel Face over Ai…” he smiled at that. “So how did it go Angel Face?” I shook my head. “Is the whole ‘passing judgment’ thing programmed in?” he nodded. “While I have never had to use it myself, you take the souls of the evil people in this world if they don’t repent… why have you not given this one to Father?” I took out my hair clip & held it in my hand; it changed into a glowing ball. Looking at the glowing ball in my hand gave me a sense of eeriness. It was a deep pink & black, looking like an egg… so this was a person’s soul; well an evil one at least. I held it close to my heart; it was cold, like metal sitting out in winter. “I promised Roy that I wouldn’t take it just yet… now c’mon, let’s go home.” I hopped on my wolf & ran to my house.
“What the hell happened here?” I had changed back to normal & walked into a Japanese pagoda. My wolf was walking around, taking in every scent he could; it had become the size of a one year old black lab. Night was shocked at the house’s transformation… then I realized it. “Is… is this what your old house used to look like?” he nodded, near tears. “Y-Yes… right before the fire broke out; we had just finished moving in about two months before.” He saw Skyfall asleep on the couch with a note. “Nightfall, I know you’ve been missing home ever since we came back to Earth, hope you feel better when you see this!” I saw the tears fall from his eyes. “S-She did this… for me…” he sank to the ground, sobbing. I sighed, put Skyfall into my room to sleep & went back to Night. Yuki was perched on his shoulder. He looked up at me; tears were streaming down his face… he looked so sad. It was different from his normal cool collective look. When I looked deeper in his eyes, he seemed angry at the fact that I was looking at him. This was a dumbass move, but he was worrying me. “Why are you crying?” I lifted his chin with my finger like I had Bubba, but was gentle with it. “Talk to me…” He hit my hand away. “It is nothing that concerns you… just leave me alone.” I shook my head, took his hand & lead him to the guest bedroom. I left & changed into some pajamas; an old undershirt that belonged to my dad, & pajama shorts. When I came back into the room, Night sat on the bed as Yuki nuzzled its head into his neck. As he scratched his friend behind his ears, he spoke to his bat with a voice cold as ice. “Yuki take care of the night for me ok; & be careful. Stella will be looking for you & you know how scared of bats she is.” Yuki chirped & flew into a dark corner, disappearing into the darkness. With his friend gone, Night continued to sob, his hands covering his face. Without looking up, he growled at me. “Go away Angelica… I do not want to talk to you.” I sighed. “Sensei…” he turned to me when I called him that; he always enjoyed it, saying that it made him feel important. I gently held his face in my hands. “C’mon, wipe all your tears away, what would your fans think?” I turned his face towards mine a little more as I wiped his tears for him. He soon looked away; he sat with his hands on his legs, clenched up in fists. He didn't look at me when he spoke. “I will change the house when we get home from school tomorrow.” I shook my head. “No way in hell!” He seemed shocked. “It’s beautiful, sides if it reminds you of home & makes you happy, I don’t want to take that away from you. It’d a bitchy move if I did that.” I turned his face towards me again, but his eyes averted mine. I tried to make him smile the best I could. “Got a new power. I can see embarrassment. Cool huh?” he shrugged. “Let’s see if you're embarrassed Nightfall…” I backed away from him, using my index finger to keep him looking at me & concentrated but it didn't work. “Hmmm… I wonder…” I used my right hand as a binocular & sure enough he had a pink aura around him. “So why are you embarrassed huh?” he looked away, pouting almost. “Y-You saw me crying… who would not be?” I shook my head. “So you know how to use loopholes too.” He stared at me again, & I moved back next to him. We were so close that our knees were touching. Sure enough, his glow became brighter. I hugged him around his waist tightly. “What are you doing?” he began to squirm & I chuckled at his flustered reaction. “What is so funny?” I shook my head. “Nothing just… you’re really cute when you get embarrassed ya know?” now I could see the pink tinge in his cheeks when I glanced up at him. “W-What are you saying…? Quit it… men are not supposed to be cute.” I smiled & stood up. “I'm gonna go & let you get dressed for bed so you can s-” before I could finish, Night took my arm & pinned me on the bed. I stared up at him, flustered. He hid his face in my neck; it was actually kinda cute how shy he was being. He wrapped his arms underneath me & hugged me tight. “D-Do not leave… not just yet… I do not want to be alone right now. I just want to stay this way for another 10 seconds… is that ok?” I sighed, feeling strangely comfortable. “Yeah… it’s fine” I said gently hugging him back.
“Due to the freak snowstorm that covered the area today, all schools are cancelled.” Who turned on the TV in the other room…? & what the hell was holding me? I opened my eyes slowly & saw Night lying next to me. I sat up in the bed & he let me go quite easily. I gently ruffled his hair. He looked so peaceful; a small smile appeared on his face as I did that. “You're cute when you sleep too… you're just cute in general huh?” I stopped playing with his hair & played with his hand instead. He suddenly grabbed my hand & kissed it. “Why thank you Angel Face… I believe that you are cute as well.” I moved my hand away & covered my mouth. He sat up in bed, no shirt on & in boxers… great because I wasn’t embarrassed enough. I silently prayed to God that Skyfall wouldn’t walk in on us. Shit, when did I become such a girl? Getting flustered at every little thing… then again, it could be because of my powers. “Fuck off- huh…?” I saw a flash of black & pink on the left side of the bed. It was my wolf; he jumped on the bed, sitting next to my feet. “Why hi there… what am I gonna name you? How about Kirai… you like that?” he barked, wagging his tail. He barked some more & I somehow understood him. “Oh, I was wondering why she didn't wake us.” I turned to Night & explained. “Skyfall went to the store to get some things, she’ll be back soon. Also we don’t have school today. Some freak snowstorm covered everything so we can stay home.” Night sat up on his elbows & nodded; something odd happened to Kirai. A pink glow engulfed him & when it disappeared, he was a stuffed puppy. “Oh, I love you so much…!” I picked him up & he licked my lips. I nuzzled noses with Kirai, smiling widely. “I take it you like animals?” I smiled faintly. “Yeah, my mom had a lion & my dad had a tiger; I thought it was normal to have animals that exotic… but hey; they never hurt anyone or anything.” Night nodded. “What did you name him…? Kirai was it? The name does not seem fitting for the Helper of Love.” “Helper…?” he nodded. “All angels have some type of animal helper that deals with their expertise. I deal with the night, so that is why Yuki is a bat.” I nodded slowly. “So my name means love?” he nodded. “Normally you're named your element but… you are a special case; your parents can trace themselves back to Japan. But a wolf however… I have never known an angel to have a wolf for something as delicate as this.” I shrugged. “I like the fact he's a wolf.” Night gave a worrying whine. “You know that Kirai means Hate correct; again it does not seem fitting.” I shrugged. “Just seemed right ya know? He's my other half…” Kirai squirmed out of my arms, & ran off into some room, still a stuffed animal. I lay back down, still next to Night. He began to play with my hair like I had done with his moments before. His soft fingers brushed my nape, traced my collar bone & went back to playing with my hair. It sent pleasant chills down my spine. “Hey quit it…” I said, but made no attempt to move from his touch. I felt his chin rest on my head. “No, it feels nice to me…” I tensed up at that. He kept playing with my hair as we laid there. “Your mother & father said-” I stopped him. “You talk to them; how?” he chuckled. “Your father was my teacher & your mother treated my wounds when I pushed myself too far with training when I first died." That sounds like my dad... helping out everyone even when he's long dead. Not even death got him to sit down. "Anyway, they said that you had longer hair when you were younger, why did you cut it?” I sighed & turned around in the bed to face him. “My mom had the prettiest pink hair; it was long, curly & beautiful. When she died I panicked, going into a depression. I was so angry that I cut my hair… I kept it that way ever since. Not only that, but it’s a pain taking care of long hair.” His hand moved to the top of my head & ruffled it. “If you want my opinion…” he put some hair in his hand & ran his fingers through it; I felt a wave of energy something start from my head & soon felt something brush against my back. “You look better with it long.” I sat up, escaping his hold. I saw my hair fall all over my field of vision. It was to my Angel length but not in pigtails. I grabbed it frantically, trying to yank it out for some reason. “What the hell did you do? Put my hair back to normal right now got it!” taking my hand he showed me how to do it. “Imagine transforming… the sensation only traveling in your hair; it will shrink see?” I did as he asked & sure enough it was back to normal. “You can alter your appearance now; however you should keep your hair long…” he pulled my face close to his, whispering in my ear. “I like long hair, especially on you.” I blushed as he sat up & pulled my entire body next to him; I ended up sitting in his lap & he laughed. “Just what's so funny Nightfall Kuro Saito?” he kept laughing, refusing to answer. “Oh shut up will ya?” he finally stopped laughing & for a while we sat there, listening to each other’s breathing. I never noticed how much larger he was compared to me until now. He had at least a half foot on me, which made him 6’3. His broad chest was warm… it felt nice to my skin. I felt his chest rise & fall as he breathed. I grabbed the remote & turned on the TV. Sure enough, all schools were canceled like I heard this morning. “Wait… why are the schools closed again?” I heard a slight panic in his voice. “Snowstorm… it’s weird for it to be in March though. Don’t worry we won’t leave the house if you don’t want to.” I felt his chest tense up, his heartbeat going crazy. “Oh no… not now… why did she not come before?” I looked up at him. “What… what are you talking about; who’s coming?” he looked panicked, so I knew this was bad. I turned around, still in his lap, & faced him. Wrapping my arms around his neck, I stared into his panicked eyes. “What's so bad about some snow huh?”
I am so fucking sorry I've ever asked any fucking question in any damn point of my damn life. A blast of cold air blew into the room. I screamed, clinging to Night as he made a protective barrier around us. He wrapped his free hand around my back; soon I felt his hold on me tighten. I looked up at him to respond. Somehow I could hear him through the howling wind in the room. “Whatever happens… do not let go of me. You may freeze to death; transform if you can & you will be fine.” I nodded, trying to change but it didn’t work; I was too panicked. “I can’t change… I'm too scared.” I let go of his neck & grabbed his hand instead. He stopped hugging me & entwined his fingers in mine, making sure I wouldn’t let go. When the wind died down, he lifted the barrier & I couldn’t believe my eyes.