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Ron awoke from a dreamless sleep, just before his alarm rang he did his best to ignore the fears and paranoia which consumed him the previous night. “Just need to stay calm and get to class.” Ron said to himself as he walked to his shower hoping to calm down. His old Monday morning routine seemed to help calm his nerves as he readied himself for his first day of school since being abducted by death. he sat down with combed hair brushed teeth and a clean body, and looked at his breakfast. It was a slice of toast with a fried egg on top, he used up all his bacon the previous day on her. “Good morning future servant.” The Lady in White said with a soft smile as she appeared on the chair across the table from Ron. Ron panicked instantly, leaping from his chair and curling up in the corner. “What’s wrong?” The Lady in White said floating over to him her eyes filled with concerned. “Don’t come any closer.” Ron said his voice shaky and his eyes watering, his entire heart darkened with fear. “Oh, did someone tell you? How could they, was it Addie?” She asked several black tears starting to fall down her face. “I don’t want to die.” He said, his voice a mix of sorrow regret and fear. “I’m not here to kill you, your life lasts another forty five years at least.” The Lady in White said before vanishing. The cloaked figure appeared staring down at the scared ball that was Ron. “You seem to be, broken. What is wrong finally realising the full gravity of your situation? Or perhaps you think retreating into fear will help you escape the darkness of your life?” The cloaked one said unmoving and ominous. Ron felt his form being pulled up to face the cloaked one. “I don’t see how you could be this scared of her when you thought I was the grim reaper yet you still talk back to me. So is it really death you fear? Or is it just that you’ve seen that she’s real?” It said before vanishing leaving Ron to fall back to the ground landing on his feet. “He’s right, why am I so scared. If she wanted me dead I would have been dead by now.” Ron said wiping the tears from his eyes. “She was already strong enough to kill me without being death itself.” He reasoned as he walked over and finished his breakfast and collecting his papers for class. He left for school his nerves still shot he was shaking as he reached his first class of the day. Ron arrived in his math class just as the bell rang taking his seat in the front of the class.
“Cutting it close Mr. Ignis,” Mr. Remi said as he began writing a few equations on the board. “Yes sir, I’ve had some personal issues lately.” Ron said hoping not to call too much attention to himself. “Is that why you’ve missed the last two classes? Your place as the top student surely won’t last much longer if you let your personal matters overtake you coursework.” The teacher said with a smug grin. “Nothing is more important than course work.” Ron said with a pleasant smile which seemed to anger the teacher further. “I hope you studied all we went over in your absence, because I’ve decided to give the class another pop quiz on the subjects you missed.” He said pulling out several sheets of paper. “It’s similar to the one you missed and cannot make up, hopefully you don’t fail this one too.” He said placing one on Ron’s desk. Ron wasn’t sure why his teacher hated him, he heard students complain about teachers hating them before, but until Mr. Remi he never believed it. he looked down at the math work on his sheet of paper and smiled even bigger. This was exactly what he studied over the weekend he knew it. As soon as Mr. Remi said it was okay to begin Ron started scribbling out numbers and solving the problems, he soon placed down his pencil and looked up at the board. “What’s the matter Mr. Ignis, stuck already?” Mr. Remi said with a sickly smile. “No sir, I finished.” Ron replied holding the page up for the teacher to take. Ron felt a sense of satisfaction every time he did this sort of thing to Mr. Remi, in other classes he would pretend to take longer with his work as if it were a challenge but in this one class he enjoyed lording his skills over the only teacher who refused to actually like their star student. Mr. Remi took the page hoping to find fault with it, so he began grading it instantly. “I don’t know how you’re doing this, but I know you’re cheating.” the teacher whispered angrily, none of the other students noticed this statement over their own mental noise focused as they were on their second pop quiz in the past two weeks. Ron stared at the board solving the equations their in his mind as the students around him struggled to complete their work in a timely fashion. Doing math work and one upping his teacher made Ron feel better and with his free time of around ten minutes before the rest of his class caught up he was able to think rationally about his situation again. ‘I have to find a replacement, nothing has really changed, I just freaked out because I now know exactly what I’m avoiding. But that’s okay, it’s always better to know’ he thought to himself. The rest of the papers were collected and the math lesson finally began. Mr. Remi tried keep his composure despite his anger and did a commendable job. No one but Ron saw the teacher’s hatred as he went over the new skills for them to learn. In his next class art history Doctor Kreatin began by showing them on the big screen the very picture that strange girl was looking at from his textbook a few days earlier. “This is the only surviving portrait of the Destler family, a royal family that mysteriously vanished, for that reason this is the painting with the highest rate of forgery, some even speculate this isn’t the real one either.” Doctor Kreatin explained her thick glasses seemed to reflect sun coming in from the open windows making her look like she had glowing eyes. “Now, because it’s been forged so many times I thought it would be fun to have all of you attempt to paint it yourselves, I don’t expect you to go through the efforts of attempting to age your portraits to look like they come from the renaissance but still this will test your skills.” She said smiling sweetly and placing canvases for the class. “But Ma’am aren’t we supposed to focus on art history not artistic skills?” Mindy said looking nervously around hoping someone would object with her. “Nonsense what’s theory without practice, applied knowledge is called wisdom and that’s what my class is about.” The teacher replied sternly. Mindy looked down at her feet, Doctor Kreatin was the only teacher she seemed to disagree with. “Now I’m sure whatever you do will be just fine.” Doctor Kreatin said while going back to her spot in the front of the class to watch her students paint. “You have the whole of class for the rest of the week to finish this, please do your best.” She said with a soft smile. Ron began with a yellow outline his oiled based paints outlining the shape from his mind and not from the art on the big screen. His mind slipped back to the strange girl who stared down at his book and how she felt the family looked perfect. His outline was finished halfway through the class and he began working on shading, after that he stopped. He looked around at the rest of his class still halting to look back at the big screen. “Are you already done with your forgery?” Doctor Kreatin asked. “For today, I need this to dry before I begin the next step ma’am.” Ron Replied with a bow. “You didn’t looked at the screen more than once.” Doctor Kreatin noted her blue eyes examining her star student carefully. “It’s in our book, I happened to look over it this weekend it is very beautiful. It stuck in my mind. Why has it been forged so many times?” He asked. “Because of the legends of what happened to the little girl, Princess Addelita Rose Destler.” Doctor Kreatin said as she went to her desk so she could read.
After the bell rang Ron and his friends went to the roof of the building to eat their lunch in peace, normally students weren’t allowed up there but Ron was friends with one of the janitors. The group ate up there every day, away from the loud cafeteria or the overcrowded fields around the school. “So, Kyle claims you and him had quite the adventure on Saturday.” Mindy said as she sat down and pulled out her packed lunch. “I’m sure he exaggerated a little but yeah stuff happened this weekend.” Ron said taking his usual spot sitting on the very edge of the building and looking down at the tennis court. “Is that true?” Liz said quietly. “Is that why you ran away from studying on Sunday?” She asked sounding almost sad. “No I thought I left the oven on, but it’s fine I didn’t I’ve just been distracted lately.” Ron explained hoping she wasn’t too upset with him. Liz looked up into his eyes for less than a second before shyly looking away. “So distracted yet you still finished that quiz in math ten minutes before us.” Mindy said sounding annoyed. “Yeah well Mr. Remi is a tool.” Ron said still staring off into the distance. “Speaking of distracted he’s not really paying attention right now.” Kyle said. “You’re one to talk.” Mindy said sternly. “Still you have no idea what he may have done while you were with that girl.” Mindy said eyeing the two of them suspiciously. “I did nothing, unlike this secret party animal,” Ron said pointing to Kyle. “She was something, special.” Kyle said staring off into distance as if he instantly forgot everything else. “They’re not important, what matters is my life is back to normal.” Ron said with a friendly smile trying his best to reassure his friends they had nothing to worry about while still plotting to use one of them to take his place. Despite knowingness them for years Ron felt zero guilt over this. He never knew before how ruthless he was, yet there he was truly ready to betray one of them leaving them a servant of death. His eyes darted between Kyle and Alan and a sinister grin began to spread across his face. “Now you’re looking sort of creepy.” Liz said picking up her lunch and walking away to eat away from the group for the first time since the five joined up. For a moment Ron felt his heart ache as she moved away from him, but he ignored this and kept his focus on Alan. “What about you, do anything interesting while I studied with your doppelgänger?” He asked. “I actually got lost trying to get home. It was pretty fun to just explore the streets. I never really notched how little time I actually spend on my own before. I was actually kind of scared at first.” Alan explained with a smile. “Speaking of alone I’ll go see if your sister is fine.” Cindy said taking charge of things as usual and walking over to see Liz. “Kyle really shut up after Cindy mentioned that girl he was with.” Alan remarked waving his hand in front of Kyle’s face. “Yeah he clearly had the time of his life.” Ron said with a small laugh. “Maybe I need to hang out with you next, see what kind of adventure I can get.” Alan said softly as if both afraid and excited by the thought. “Tonight is good with you?” Ron replied his mind trying to figure out ways to make his friend more suitable for death.
The queen of the secret land sat on her bed trying to catch her breath as she smiled up at her husband. “Okay that’s enough! If we’re hosting a dinner party I really need to get dressed.” “is she really bringing a mortal here?” Abrellio questioned. “Worked out fine when you did it.” The queen replied while slipping on a black and red gown she was saving for a special occasion. “I’ll go round up the kids and see if I can’t make a meal out of the late are offering from the huntress.” Abrellio said while pulling on clothes and kissing his beautiful wife on the cheek. “Take your Time m’love, Lilith will probably want to talk before she goes to get him.” Adelita stated as she went to make sure her home was in order for that night. The two parted ways to make sure that night would be perfect, they were so focused on this goal they hadn’t noticed Lilith appeared in their room and just sat there watching how people in love acted. She smiled as she sat there in the corner of the now empty room. “I know this will work, once he sees how great everyone is he won’t want to leave at all.” She whispered to herself reassuringly, trying to calm her nerves. She stood up and walked over to Addie’s mirror looking at her pure white gown. “It’s so hard to find any clothes that still look good after my body bleaches it like this… Maybe I’ll get Addie to help me pick something.” She said as she floated in a little circle so she could see the back of her reflection. “To think any mortal could resist this.” She said with a little smirk. “He doesn’t hate me, that’s a good start.” She whispered softly while floating back over to lay on her friends’ bed. “It’s about an hour or two until he’s done with school, but maybe I should just check in early.” She said with a wicked grin before vanishing.
“Keep your knees high as you march!” The coach yelled at Ron who was falling behind for the first time that year. Gym class, the bane of every nerd’s existence. “Sir yes sir!” he panted heavily while picking up the pace. The only student any slower than him was Kyle, who was actually very athletic when he had a reason to run, but as always had zero motivation for anything but his books. “You can do it!” Cindy cheered while lapping Ron for the third time. “You keep saying that.” He complained weakly, but then something caught his eye. In the bleachers he saw The lady in white sitting there watching him with a smile. Fear filled his heart causing adrenalin to fill his veins, suddenly he wasn’t tired, his feet felt lighter and he moved quicker. “Now you’re getting it!” the coach cheered sounding happy about Ron for the first time all year. He passed several students he never spoke to before and approached the twins. “Actual speed? This is a side of you I’ve never seen.” Liz teased with a smile. Ron wanted to say something back, but a cold feeling occurred every time he opened his mouth. After a few attempts he simply looked down at his feet wondering why he felt faster than before, it couldn’t just be fear. “So we’re still on for tonight?” Alan asked as they finished their fifteenth lap, a few of the fastest students were already beginning their final stretches or heading to the locker rooms. Cindy was watching her friends from the bleachers, Lilith moved down a few rows to sit next to her. “Hello Cindy, I’m a friend of Ron’s, we go way back.” She said with a soft smile. “Your hair is so pretty, it looks like you bleach it but it looks so healthy.” Cindy said focusing on the stranger. “It’s natural, I don’t use anything on my hair other than a few oils every now and again and frequent combing.” Lilith replied twirling one of her pigtails happily. “So you’re a friend of Ron, did you know him before he became a brainiac?” Cindy questioned. “I’ve known him, since he was six.” Lilith replied smugly her eyes turning back to Liz, who in her opinion was still far too close to Ron. “What was he like?” Cindy asked eager to hear Ron’s secret past life. “He was sort of a brute back then, he got into fights a lot and didn’t pay much attention to what others felt.” Lilith explained. “I guess you can say he was kind of like a beast, but then one day he changed.” Lilith said with a soft smile her mind going over her memories of the kid she stood over many times expecting to die from one fight or another. “Was he really that different?” Cindy asked. “Well some of the old him is still there, but he’s a good person now. Very few people can actually change, seeing someone actually switch their entire lifestyle like that.” Lilith said hoping she didn’t sound like a swooning fangirl. “I guess he’s more impressive than I thought.” Cindy replied with a smile as her friends finally finished their runs and panted in exhaustion. “Did he win?” Cindy questioned. “Not normally, but that never stopped him,” Lilith replied while getting up to leave. “Just tell him I stopped by.” Lilith said as she started walking away, quickly sneaking out of the gym and teleporting to the rooftop to wait for her chosen one to exit the building.
Ron Marched to his home with Alan following closely behind, neither of them noticed the lady in white following them silently. “So who was that girl Cindy was talking about?” Alan asked. “Not sure, but it’s not important I happen to have a few old contacts who would be more than happy to invite us to some parties.” Ron said with a cheer. Lilith felt rage for a moment as she walked up to the pair and hugged Ron from behind. “Found you.” She cheered trying to sound like a normal person. “God you’re cold” Ron complained as his entire form shivered from the cold dead arms wrapping around him. “Sorry I just saw you walking by and realised I needed to talk to you, would you mind?” She asked sweetly. “Uhh sure hold on a sec.” Ron said trying to sound calm despite the terror building up within him. “I need to talk to my friend really quickly here’s my house key and a phone number for someone who calls himself big Jim, tell him I said you need a good party and he should hook us up, I’ll try to get back quickly okay?” Ron said handing his friend a small paper with a number scribbled on it and his spare key. “Yeah I’ll try not to party without you but no promises.” Alan said as he ran towards Ron’s house.
“Nice kid,” Lilith said as the two of them watched Alan exit the scene. “Trying to make him more independent, hopefully he’ll be more to your liking then.” Ron said trying to keep himself calm. “Well if you really want me to have someone to my liking, there is someone perfect for me.” She said with a soft smile. Ron tensed up at the thought. “Actually, I need a favour.” Lilith said looking away shyly. “What kind of favour, I don’t have to kill anyone or anything right?” Ron asked nervously. “Of course not, it’s really kind of stupid it’s just I told some gods I would bring a guest with me somewhere and I have no one, ideally I’d order my servant to come, but you haven’t found anyone yet.” Lilith explained her voice practically stuttering as she suppressed all signs of her embarrassment. “What kind place is it?” Ron asked. The Lady in white clapped her hands and suit and tie appeared in her hands. “Just a fancy dinner party, put on this stuff and eat some food prepared by gods. Actually I need to pick up more loaves of bread, so I guess I’ll bring you with me to Paris.” LIlith said with an eager smile. “Well I’ve never been to france, and I guess Alan will become even more independent if he goes to that party by himself.” Ron reasoned. The goddess leapt up and down her joy overflowing causing Ron to smile. “Do you have somewhere I can change without being watched?” Ron asked before the world around him changed into the strange room he found himself in a few days before. “Welcome to my second home, you know it well I’ll be outside let me know when you’re dressed.” Lilith said speaking faster than normal her excitement causing her to zoom through each word and rush out the door slamming it shut. Ron looked out the window before changing to see a small town it looked perfectly normal if not a little old fashioned, but something seemed very off about it, he ignored this gut feeling and changed into the suit. “I’m ready,” he called expecting the lady in white to teleport him to some new area. “Let’s walk this time.” She said while pressing on the window the glass floating away and forming steps, and entire glass staircase leading out to the town. Ron was amazed by the power of a god but more than that his mind finally pieced together what was wrong with the town, it was empty.
The two of them walked side by side, Ron wasn’t sure but he thought the goddess tried to grab his hand a once or twice as the went on their way. “That big mansion up there is the place, you’ve already met the lady of the house, Addie.” Lilith explained while pointing at her best friend’s house. The two of them walked over at a slow pace to the house Lilith knew her new friend would want to soak in the environment and take everything in. Lilith knocked at the door it opened upon her request revealing Venus. “He actually came?” Venus exclaimed, “and you got him in the suit, I’m impressed.” She added with a smile before turning to walk deeper inside giving the two room to enter. “This place is huge.” Ron remarked as he stepped past the threshold to see the beautiful interior design. “You get used to it.” A man about the same age as Lilith replied, his hair was brown and his eyes were a dark ivy. “Umm, hello, I’m Ron.” Ron said bowing reflexively. “Don’t worry, I’m not a god either, there are actually a few of us here, name’s Malic.” The man replied as he walked over to a large couch and laid down as if exhausted from a busy day. “Oh, umm okay…” Ron said, unsure what to say. A tall man entered the home and bowed to Ron. “Greetings Ron,” The man said warmly. “Are you a god?” Ron asked. “Yes, I’m Abellio the apple god. Nice to meet you.” The man replied sticking a hand out to shake. “What do you think of him?” Lilith questioned. “He’s, suitable. Fit mind strong will, endless determination. I’m sure he could end up being a terrible monster or a great hero.” Abellio said in a cold emotionless voice. “Also Athena said she couldn’t make it, she wanted to do something in the mortal realms.” Lilith said as if she completely ignored every words of the god’s analysis. “Her actions are kind of brash, if anyone else were doing this I’d probably be worried you know.” Abellio said as he walked over to the kitchen. “So that’s a god, I thought they’d be scarier.” Ron said with a chuckle. “I’m divine too you know.” Lilith said floating in front of him as if eager to be the centre of his attention. “Yes but you’re different, he seemed so indifferent to me, I could tell he only cared about me because of my connection to you.” Ron replied. “I’m almost certain I couldn’t offend him if I tried.” he added. “So you’re saying I’m easily offended.” LIlith said with a harshness to her tone. “I guess it’s only natural since I’m closer to my goddess than any other.” Ron said more to himself than to the goddess floating inches away from her face. Lilith vanished for a moment returning once she was done blushing to see Ron being interrogated by Vera. Lilith rolled her eyes and just stayed there and listened. “How long have you known my aunt? Have you tried to touch her? If you hurt her you do know there’s no where in the world you can hide right?” She asked quickly as if trying to finish the questions before Lilith could return. “It’s only been a few days, I wouldn’t dream of touching a goddess, and I really don’t want to hurt anyone, not anymore.” Ron answered just as fast before noticing Lilith and waving at her with a strained smile that seemed to scream save me. The Lady in White grabbed his hand and pulled him into the next room. “Sorry about her, she takes after her mother.” LIlith said while still holding Ron’s hand as if refusing to let go. “Her sister is a little different.” Lilith added her eye gazing into his longily. “Well it wasn’t that bad, I can see why you didn’t want to show up empty handed.” Ron said trying to reassure her with a soft smile. The Lady in White looked away shyly before wrapping her arms around his neck in a cold hug, instead of fighting back as he normally would Ron decided to hug her. The hug only lasted a moment but when it was over Ron noticed Venus staring down at them from the stairwell. “She’s creepy.” Ron whispered to Lilith. “She’s just a little nosey, probably didn’t think I could get someone to come with me.” Lilith responded trying her best not to blush again as she lead him to the kitchen.
In the Kitchen Addie the small girl from yesterday sat on a counter talking to Abrellio. “I don’t know if that’s a good place for you to go fishing, I mean there are so many people there that time of year, you could try ice fishing in the arctic circle.” She said lazily as if she had all the time in the world. “Well I could but that’s a completely different kind of fish, they’re the same species but they eat different foods and swim in different waters, I’m sure it changes the flavour drastically.” Abellio replied. “Well, maybe but I’m sure you could still make it delicious m’love.” She said softly, her voice filled with love and affection. Abellio waved to Lilith and Ron without looking away from his cooking. Addie rushed over and hugged Lilith. “I’m sorry about saturday, I really thought everything would be fine.” She said sadly. “It’s okay, he’s still here, and that guy wasn’t killed.” Lilith said hugging her best friend back happily. “Hello again Ron,” Addie said waving to him while still clinging to her best friend tightly. “Hi, how have you been?” Ron asked. “I’ve been well, sorry about the other day, Venus tends to get a bit wild sometimes.” Addie explained as she finally let go of the lady in white.
Soon the small crowd of people gathered at a table to eat, Ron sat between his goddess and a young girl named Christine, he could see the resemblance between her Vera and Addie. If he didn’t already know Addie was their mother, he would have assumed they were sisters, it seemed none of them aged past twenty years. Christine, was oddly quiet when compared to the rest of the family and friends who were all arguing about things Ron didn’t understand in the slightest. “No, there’s no way Amaterasu would go into a city like that, you know he hates smog.” A man named Brenn said to Malic. “Well unless some other snow white wolf was out in the streets it was him.” Malic countered. “Maybe he wanted to find someone.” Vera chimed in. “I doubt it, pollution is like his one true weakness, I wouldn’t be surprised if he went to another world to escape it.” Addie said with a smile, her eyes proudly going between all her children. “Venus, have you caused any more problems since Saturday?” Abellio asked. “Of course not, I found other outlets for my urges.” Venus said with a satisfied grin. “Good, I’d hate to have to bring you to justice.” Abrellio said coldly while eating a few slices of apples. Ron began to slowly cut and eat some of the food placed on the plate in front of him. “This is really good!” He shouted in excitement before eating even faster. “Thanks I worked hard on it.” Abellio said with a smile. Ron was so lost within his consumption he barely noticed any of the chatter going on around him, aside from occasionally hearing a name he heard in passing before, some legend or another, he couldn’t help but wonder how many of them were true. When he finally looked up from his plate he saw the table was empty save for him and the lady in white. “This was really good, and your friends all seem nice.” Ron said after wiping his face with a napkin just in case something spilled. “They try.” She replied her eyes fixated on something in the distance clearly lost in thought. “Do you like this place?” She asked after a moment of silence. “It’s pretty but a little empty, I can’t help but wonder who lived here before them.” Ron replied. Lilith smirked and grabbed his hand. “I want to show you my favourite painting in this house, then I’ll show you around town then we’re off to France then back to your home!” She demanded. Ron barely had time to nod in agreement before the lady in white began dragging him off to see a huge painting hanging above the fireplace. Ron instantly recognised it as the painting Addie pointed out in his textbook. “Is this the real one?” Ron asked. “Of course it is, Addie was so sad when her Father passed she demanded I take the original, we all took turns trying to make fakes to replace it, in the end Athena’s looked the closest and took it’s place in the old castle.” Lilith explained. “So that little girl is the queen of this land?” Ron questioned. “Is it all that surprising? You already realised she doesn’t age anymore, I mean her children look like her siblings now.” The lady in white remarked her gaze fixed upon the young princess, who clung to her brother as if no one else would protect her from the world. “Divine life is something I’d need more time to get used to.” Ron said softly. “Yes, well you’ve got a few weeks left to get used to the strange.” Lilith replied before dragging him outside to see the rest of the strange town known as battleground.
“This way, there’s so much to see.” The lady in white cheered sounding more like an excited cheerleader than the physical embodiment of death. “How did you end up like this?” Ron asked as he struggled to keep up with her fevered pace. “What do you mean?” She asked stopping suddenly to look at him questioningly. “Well, if The queen was born somewhere as a normal human, maybe you were too.” Ron reasoned aloud hoping he wasn’t overstepping his boundaries. “Well yes, I was born and I died, I lived my entire life in a small village that no longer exists, in a land forgotten to time, overtaken by a forest paved over by roads and a tourist trap, everything that I had, gone. I don’t like to talk about it.” Lilith said coldly before going back to walking, but now at a much slower pace. “Well, I know what it’s like to start over. And to have everyone you loved taken.” Ron said in an attempt to show empathy. “I know, it’s just another reason you’re perfect.” Lilith replied with a small smile. “What’s that building?” Ron asked after a few moments of awkward silence. “This is the great forge, Abellio comes here to make old fashioned weapons when he’s stressed, you know swords and shields that sort of stuff.” Lilith said floating closer to the building. “Do you have a sword?” Ron asked. “I have a scythe, but I’m pretty sure I shouldn’t show you it.” She replied without looking at him, as if she couldn’t bare to see him whenever she discussed her job. “It’s okay, in about a month I’ll probably be forced to deal with it.” Ron said. The lady in white turned her gaze back to him, her entire form glowing like the pale moon, she raised her hands and a long black scythe appeared in her hands. Even the metal blade was pitch black, as if even light couldn’t escape the darkness of her weapon something about its simple design terrified Ron to his core, but he grinned baring the fear with a fake smile. “This is my weapon, I use it when a soul tries to rebel against death.” She said her voice echoing from all directions. Ron’s mind struggled to find something positive to say, he wasn’t sure why he felt the need to do this but he struggled to find anything to say other than a comment on how terrifying she was. “That glow makes you look pretty.” Ron said finally noticing the way her eyes seemed to sparkle when her skin glowed with her strange powers. Lilith floated back down to the ground smiling and blushing, her body beginning to return to normal. Something just barely grazed past Ron’s head and into the plank walls of the building he was standing beside. A long dagger was buried in about an inch deep. His eyes went wide he looked around to see Addie and her two daughters and another girl sitting on the roof of the forge all holding knifes and laughing “Don’t worry they won’t hurt you.” Lilith glared at the four of them. “Why are they doing this?” Ron asked his voice filled with the signs of his growing fear. “Because they think you’ll hurt me, they clearly don’t see what I see in you… Abrellio seemed to see it though, maybe he can talk some sense into them.” She said loud enough for the girls to hear her. “My husband would never seek to control me.” Addie shouted down at them. “Why are you seeking to control me!?” Lilith yelled back before grabbing Ron’s hand and vanishing taking him with her to leave the girls to think about what they did.
Ron found himself on an empty street the smell of fresh baked goods wafting from a nearby building. “I wanted to show you more of the town, but I got mad and stormed out of there, I’d be more than happy to show you more of it sometime if you want, but for now, this is Paris, as promised.” Lilith said with a sad smile. “Your friends, they must really love you.” Ron said his eyes downcast. “I guess, still no one seems to respect my decisions, I wanted to bring you, I trusted you, they had no right to do that.” She said her eyes turning red. Ron hugged his goddess. “It’s okay, I’m safe, you saved me.” He whispered to her softly. “Thank you.” Lilith said as she enjoyed his warmth. “Would you mind showing me around the town before we pick up your baked goods?” Ron asked still feeling full from his diner. “No, I’d rather pick up the basket first.” Lilith replied as she waved a hand and the doors to the bakery flung open and she floated over to it. Ron followed her curious to see what would happen. “Fantôme!” shouted a french women from within the building, several other voices shouted the same thing until an old man carried a large basket filled with several breads, he smiled at her and bowed after she took it. She floated over to him clearly pleased with her hull. “Okay, I’m ready to show you the city of love.”
Lilith said as she made the basket float over to him as a way of offering some to him. He kindly refused on the grounds that he was too full. “City of love?” Ron questioned. Lilith seemed to blush for a moment as the basket of bread vanished. “That’s what it’s called, most cities have names, I’m pretty sure it’s called that, like how New York is the city that never sleeps.” Lilith said in a panicked voice. “Well I thought it was the city of lights.” Ron replied his focus switching to the eiffel tower in the distance. “Let’s start there.” Lilith said changing the subject and teleporting the both of them to one of the upper floors of the iconic landmark. “You can just be anywhere in the world?” Ron asked. “My powers are glorious, and if you decide to stay with me, we can go anywhere in the world.” Lilith said softly her mind lost in thought. “Maybe serving you won’t be too terrible, what would I have to do?” Ron asked realising he had no idea what he was fighting against. “Just a few menial tasks, a divine being needs perspective, it’s hard doing what I do. I see so much suffering it’s heartbreaking, I need someone there to keep me sane. That’s your main job, the rest is just pretty much intern work you know grabbing coffees or whatever it is people drink these days.” She explained her entire form seemed to stiffen as she spoke about it, which in Ron’s mind meant she was hiding something. He didn’t feel the need to pressure her into spilling all her secrets, he simply smiled at her and looked across the beautiful city she took him to, life with death might not be as bad as he thought, but he still had to fight against it, he had to reach his dreams. This simply meant to him, he didn’t need to feel so bad about whoever he tricked into taking his place.
Their date lasted hours Lilith did her best not to reveal too much of her past or how much she knew of Ron’s past, she tried her hardest to be charming and dainty. Ron could see past her charade but found it amusing. She had to translate what the people they passed said to them and she was more than happy to speak to a few people in french, Ron couldn’t understand it but he noticed his name came up a few times, and she often followed that up by grabbing onto his arm pretending to seek his protection. As if anyone in all of Paris could scare lady death. After they were done exploring the city seeing the sights and enjoying the atmosphere LIlith took him to his home, they were standing outside the Louvre one moment and they were in his bedroom the next. “Thank you for tonight, it was special.” The lady in white said shyly. “Well, it was the least I could do in exchange for my last month of freedom.” Ron replied before flopping onto his bed clearly exhausted. “As a final kindness of the night, I’ll find your friend and make sure he gets home safely.” Lilith said with a smile. “Be nice to him, he’s probably going to be your servant.” Ron replied before yawning. At that moment something changed in The lady in white’s face, Ron couldn’t quite tell what it was, she was still smiling but it seemed, distant. He didn’t have long to think about it because she vanished without another word. Ron was alone in the darkness of his home dressed in a suit likely crafted by angels. He didn’t know why her departure upset him it cut like a dagger. He looked about his house making sure all was well before he prepared for bed. There was a note on his kitchen table written in familiar almost illegible handwriting. “Yo Ronny boy, long time no see you sent us a loser but we did our best to show him a good time, for your sake. Let me know when you want to have some fun yourself though. Parties aren’t the same without a monster like you.” Ron read the words aloud to help him understand what it said past the poor penmanship and several spelling mistakes. “I need to get my spare keys from Alan tomorrow.” Ron said with a yawn, he didn’t realise how late it was, when he was in Paris it was well past midnight but now that he was home it was barely eleven, even still he felt like he’d been awake for days.
Well that’s how words are rwad, good job reading that.