Kai had just passed by the girl, kind of lost in his own little world, when he heard the crash and he startled then turned around, blinking. When he spotted what it was that made the sound - someone having an unfortunate struggle with books - he let out a little ‘oh’! And was quick to scurry over and crouch next to her, grabbing a couple books. “Let me help!” he said, even as he started gathering her books and papers and setting them in a neat pile. “That’s really sucky, huh? Do you have another bag you can use?”
With people everywhere scurrying to get to their next class on time, or just be the first in line for lunch, the angel really hadn’t expected any random acts of kindness from strangers. But there it was, a stranger kindly helping her out by grabbing whatever of her belongings he could and piling them up neatly for her. “Thank you.” Chaerin said, flashing the boy a smile. She scooped up the pile he made and tossed it into her bag. “Yea, but it’s back in my room. I’ll just have to lug this around until I go back.”
"That’s okay," Travis murmured in her ear as he moved with her, breath hot against the side of her neck, "dancing’s more fun…"
He gladly knit his fingers in with hers, relishing the response - everything was going far better than expected. He felt bold, encouraged, and she was so beautiful. The beat kept the time to their sway, and his fingers flicked playfully at the hem of her short shorts, brushed gently over the bare skin between them and her boots. She turned him on, and he absolutely thrilled in it.
Going a full song with this woman in front of him, pressed up against her back and grinding hips in tandem with the music, the veela could really see himself having a lot of fun in her. Her place, of course - he wasn’t about to bring a woman back to Insolitus, what with all of the rampant magic use. That would be incredibly hard to explain if she wasn’t completely blackout drunk enough to forget all of it, and even on the walk of shame in the morning she might glimpse something supernatural. It was best not to risk it.
"So how about that drink?" he rumbled in her ear some time later, feeling a little more comfortable as the DJ changed over the songs by mixing together the end and the beginning.
It probably shouldn’t have come as too much of a surprise to hear that this stranger was completely fine by her sidestepping out of his offer of paid-for beverages, and content with just dancing but it was a little on the surprising side. She’d seen plenty of guys strike out with the ladies, then move on to the next. Obviously he wasn’t as lighthearted.
“Dancing is my specialty, if you haven’t noticed.” Now even the angel was feeling pretty darn confident, and as a result, she rolled her hips around in a way that meant she was putting her butt further back and grazing on the guy’s crotch area. Poor guy. He had no idea she was just teasing him with her ability to move to the beat of the music. She felt his fingers slide over a piece of her her bare skin that was all thigh-action and subtly reached down with her own to flick it off.
It went on for a full song, back and forth with the come-ons and teasing dance moves. It was getting really hot too, with all the body heat radiating off of not only them two, but the dozens of bodies around them. So, when the drink was offered again, Chaerin decided that maybe it would be okay to take a small break and accept a drink bought for her. “Well, since your dancing is alright, I’ll take you up on that offer.” The angel smiled and moved to disengage her body from his, turning around to face him completely for the first time that night. Now, she could see all of his features and she had to say, he wasn’t half bad.
Still confused on what correlation her actions and pizza had with one another, Taeyeon glanced several times from Jieun to Chaerin, slightly suspicious on why they weren’t being specific. “I still don’t get how pizza and me freaking out over Jieun’s face are related.” She let out a squeak at the feeling of her hair being pulled and she leaned away from Jieun with a pout on her face. “Was that payback for using your glass as a makeshift ice cylinder for that bruise?”
The youngest shook her head at Chaerin’s not very comforting comments then listened to Jieun’s proposition to continue their hang out in the privacy of the former guardian angel’s dorm. The dark angel did have a point about eavesdroppers and as long as she got some pizza and an explanation as promised, she didn’t mind if they changed locations. Nodding her head in agreement, she stood up and linked arms with Jieun. Flashing them a wide smile, she looked at her two fellow angels, “I vote that we get the pizza with cheese in the crust! And you two better believe I will do something about that bruise.”
Yes she was quite sure the angel wouldnt let her rest until she had made sure that Jieun had iced the bruise, knew how to take care of it on her own and got a scolding for being so rechless to have been out so late to receive it. Perhaps she would have to edit some parts of her story out so that the other didn’t get too worried.
Dumping their dishes and clearing the table Jieun led the way out of the cafeteria tugging Taeyeons arm as she brushed her hair over her cheek hiding the bruise from those they might meet in the hallway. “So what were you up to before coming down? I feel like we’re having a family reunion.” She smiled shaking her head as she looped her other arm through Chaerins so that they made an inside out angel oreo in the hall.
Well, it wasn’t a surprise that she and Jieun were getting the shifty-eyes look from Taeyeon. They were obviously being passive over a matter that would only cause more worry. Oh well. “We knew you’d react the way you did. Bets were made.” Chaerin laughed, amused at both the truth of the bet and the little war going on between the other two angels. Pretty soon though, she had to stand and join the expedition to her room.
"That sounds perfect. Extra cheese on just about any kind of food makes it better." The guardian angel let her arm be looped in with Jieun’s and took the first few steps that would get them moving toward the cafeteria exit. "Technically, we are family. We just branched off and formed an alliance when we got to Insolitus. Family reunion sounds, and feels, just about right." The mood was good so far, and it was gonna stay that way despite the possibility of a major freak out on Taeyeon’s part when she found out the reason behind the bruise. Chaerin grinned and nudged into Jieun’s side gently so that she would in turn sway into Yeon at the other end. "I have the best family and friends in you two."
Mariya collapsed to the ground and slammed her fist on the ground. Around her, there were ice crystals and marks all over from her practicing her powers. “Damn it! Why can’t I do it?!” She huffed and rolled over to her back and stared up at the tree branches and leaves above her.
She had no idea what she was doing wrong, nor did she know why. Was it because she was a half vampire? Letting out a small groan she closed her eyes and tried to think of a way to make it work. She was so busy thinking that she didn’t even realize that there was someone approaching her.
Chaerin had been wandering aimlessly, as she so often did these days after class, around the academy grounds. Fall was getting nearer so pretty soon these hot days and green trees would be gone. It wasn’t time for cold breezes just yet, so when a gust of cold wind rushed her way, the angel blinked and turned her head out of instinct to look in the direction it came from.
It was kinda alarming to see so much random ice in the middle of an otherwise non-wintery area. Granted, it wasn’t a whole lot, but those icicles were definitely not normal. “Having trouble with something?” Chaerin asked, cautiously approaching the girl. Maybe she needed some help. Maybe not.
Ever since the school year had begun again, Chaerin had been a fair deal busy running to and from various classrooms with her book bag in tow. It was a little on the heavy side thanks to various books that she’d crammed in there that teachers had requested them read, notebooks, pens and pencils, and her wallet. As she hurried to library to fetch another book that was assigned to her just today for a book report (darn it with these teachers, why were they doing a book report so early?), the strap on her book bag busted with the strain of weight on it and down went all her belongings. “You’ve got to be kidding.” Chaerin murmured, staring down at the pile of books and notebooks at her feet. With a defeated sigh, she bent down and started tossing books one by one into her bag.
A small glimmer in his eyes was all that gave away the curiosity he felt while studying the angel, observing the look on her face and the motions of her body as she sat up. Demons and angels were not likely to interact very often as it was, but now an angel carried marks of darkness within her and Jonghyun couldn’t help but wonder if anyone had ever done this before them in this way. His research had turned up nothing on how this step would affect Chaerin in the future or whether she would suffer from any long-term drawbacks, so he supposed they were both pioneers in this now, sort of, except that the demon could lean back and feel safe after his work was done while the other had to live with whatever he’d just forced into the very core of her being. And this was exactly how he liked his projects to be.
"I doubt they would make the pain go away completely," he offered in a sympathetic voice and with a small smile on his lips when Chaerin suggested pain killers. "But maybe they’ll lessen the symptoms a little, let me get you something." Jonghyun didn’t mention how she might be in this pain forever unless she actually gave in to the darkness calling her by giving up her white wings instead of trying to find some safe middle ground. He also refrained from asking any more question until he was at safe distance in the kitchen, filling water into a glass and getting two medium-sized pills from a box in one of the cabinets while he raised his voice loud enough to let her hear it in the other room. “Is it strange? The absence of someone who was with you for so long? Or rather liberating?” Jonghyun himself couldn’t imagine living decades with any god by his side, whether the one with a capital G or any other, but he managed to make his voice sound neutral instead of adding personal judgement to his question. The absence of deities was always a good thing, after all, and very much a fact in Chaerin’s life from now on.
After walking back and offering both pills and glass to her, the demon sat down across from the couch and nonchalantly closed the books that were still open on the table between them in the same motion; not so much out of secrecy itself, but because Jonghyun liked to be in charge of what information he gave out to people — and that included letting the angel know what runes exactly he’d put on her body, if she should ask.”I think I said this before we even started this, but there really is no way to go back now. I didn’t just place these runes on you, I carved them into you and perhaps only the most powerful spells from the most powerful demon lords could reverse that.” While he knew how to get close to those rulers of Hell, at least, he also knew that his father would never agree to help him over the matter of one petty rogue-turned angel and so he kept his mouth shut about this aspect however. “You’ll have to act, not immediately but soon, or I can’t say what exactly demon spells will do to someone like you,” Jonghyun then continued, his gaze calm and his voice quiet as he studied her and yet managed to still speak with implied worry.
Was this a risk? Well yea, a pretty big one to be quite honest. The angel had just essentially put her life in a demon’s hands in order to break up the bond between her and the God she’d served since her creation. What more, she didn’t really even know what her friend had carved into her body or what would happen once it was over. If there were any long term after-effects, she wasn’t going to know until she experienced it herself because she wasn’t the one who did all the research. She’d left that up to Jonghyun, and was basically trusting him completely. Probably something that any other angel would have cringed at. Right now her focus was on the pain though, and any doubts she had about what she’d gotten herself into were taking a backseat. “Yea, I kind of figured that would be the likely case. Darn it.” The angel said the words with a small smile, obviously still trying to play off the pain as if it was just inconvenient.
Whatever, this was not fun and while the angel had been ready to decline the pills if offered, she found herself nodding when actually offered. She wanted those pills after all. “Thanks Jonghyun.” Chaerin reached behind her and began to rub along the surface of her spinal bone over her shirt, trying to ease up the burn that was still stinging pretty healthily back there while her demon friend disappeared into the kitchen to grab the pain pills. The sound of running water vaguely caught her attention, and she assumed he was also preparing her a glass of water to down the pills with. For a brief moment over the sound of the water running from the faucet, she also heard Jonghyun’s voice speaking out to her. That was a complicated question, especially when she tried to think it through. Chaerin was silent for a few moments, wondering how to put her thoughts into words. “Well, yes and no?” A grimace formed on her face, but that was more from a new serge of discomfort physically than any conscious she had about what she’d done.
“Even before I forced Him out, I had already felt like he was abandoning me. He left me alone when I really needed him and never once answered my prayers after that. Now, I physically feel that he’s gone too, and it’s strange. It’s like being disconnected from a call with a person who would stay on the line but not respond to you.” After that bizarre explanation, the angel let off a silent laugh, shaking her head. “Did that make any sense at all?” Taking the pills and glass of water from Jonghyun’s hands, Chaerin downed them without a question as if she took pills every day. The downside to painkillers was that it would probably take a good long while for them to even start taking effect, if they were strong enough to provide relief for this kind of pain at all. After having downed the pills, the angel heaved a giant sigh before holding the glass out to Jonghyun again. “I figured as much. That I can’t go back or regret anything.” It wasn’t until her demon friend mentioned something about ‘acting’ that the angel (well former angel) gave him a slightly confused look. “What do you mean by that?”
The sun was shining, the grass was green, and the shade was pretty good beneath the oak tree nearby the dark forest. It was perfect for hiding away from the harsh heat that the sunlight brought on. But Chaerin wanted to be in the sunlight, and was sprawled over the grass on her back with her wings fully extended on either side of her. It was rare for her to let loose like this, but hey, she could only keep them tucked in for so long before they needed a stretch, right? Besides, she had to enjoy the greyish white color in her feathers while it lasted.
If you want a short interaction thing with Chae, raise your hand. In word-format. O u O I’ll whip something random up because I don’t feel like hitting the books for studying just yet.
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