My Dark Angel [Allison church & Tsuzaki]
The images flashed, flickering one by one past Raus gaze. It was like a flash of lightning, but he could see it all. His eyes seeing everything inside the reflected image the flames brought to focus upon its blazing surface, the Earth and the mortal creatures that lived upon it. The silent still of its life showed it all, and Raus since the beginning had seen it all. He, his brothers and sisters had watch over the mortal race called humans, since the moment time had first begun to the present evolution they claimed upon now.
They had watched it all unfold, a changing world, a world who had slowly but surely had forgotten his kind. No one believed in the existence of angels anymore. They were myth, legends to comfort mortals in their time of need. In a physical sense their skills were not needed any longer. Not in this phase of time, it was no longer necessary for them to become directly involve in human matters. That fact went especially someone of Raus’ talents. What use did the mortal realm have for heaven’s most destructive warrior?
Yet Raus continued to wait, faithfully and patiently for his master call. He was committed to his duty and unlike some of his other brothers and sisters. His faith in their master would never falter. Oh it was true that most of his siblings had kept faith and remained to serve. However some after so many centuries without a single word or command had left their post and chose to live by their own authority. Many of them making the choice to live among the humans, or miraculously falling in love with one. Raus of course would never do such a thing. He had no such interest in mortals. There were much higher callings to pursue. He nodded his head, as the solidarity of his resolve communion with his recent thought of logic. Raus would remain, the master’s call would come someday, and when it did the evil that reigned upon the earth would know the true meaning fear and destruction.
Raus smiled at such a though, he might have even relished in it to, but the flame at that moment decided to settle upon a new image. A mortal, a mortal female to exact. Raus had seen this particular woman through the pool’s gaze many times. She was always alone these days, her heart bearing some heavy weight, or fear that just could not seem to be shaken. Raus at times had wondered and tried to discern the answer. However for some odd reason his empathic abilities could not grasp the answer, it was almost as if he was being blocked. Of course that was ridiculous, she was a mortal. What power or awareness could she have to feel, let alone repel his presence? It was impossible. Raus shook his smiling, as he brushed off such absurd possibility.
He continued to watch, this time taking a little more notice to her odd behavior. She rushing through the crowed, looking over her shoulder. Was someone chasing her, Raus was unsure. He willed the pool to reveal this danger, but stubbornly it remained focus on the female. “What tricks are you enacting Flame!” He demanded. Raus was not a being who liked to be kept in the dark. It left to many vulnerabilities and not enough room for strategy. He was tempted to command the fire once more, but knew a futile action when he saw one. The burning image would reveal what it deemed when the time was right, for now Raus could only watch.
The mortal female was now no longer on the public area of city streets. In fact now her swift pace was rapidity trying it seem to escape the deserted alley. If the answer to Raus question was unclear moments before, it was certainly clear now. This mortal female was indeed in danger, and by the looks of the shadows gradually revealing it-self from behind, they gaining on the girl. Raus eyes narrow, she was in danger, he needed to save her, but…
He looked around his domain, his gaze ending upon the dark gate that sealed his abode. He had a duty here and to his master. He could not leave. He had to remain loyal and wait for the call. The mortal under these regret fulfill circumstance was on her own. Raus could not help her. He sighed heavily, standing as he turned away from the pool. There was no point in watching any longer, the mortal woman’s pursuers would soon corner her, and after that fate would take its nature course. Raus teeth grounded, he didn’t really like that. However there was nothing he could do. He was stuck here, with only master call as the key to set him free. Raus closed his eyes as a sense of regret slightly washed over him, and then just as he least expected it. A strong feeling began to build inside him, Raus recognizing immediately. It was the call, his master finally had need of him.