- Sep 14, 2006
Spoiler ShowA Demon’s Fate
Angie cartwheeled away, her blood pounding in her ears. Watching as Dante leapt away from his own opponent, she took note of the burning fury in her friend’s eyes. “Control Dante, remember that.” She called, her own eyes flaring blue in response to his red. Sensing the roaring wall of hatred rushing toward her, Angie dove to the left to try and avoid her opponent, the duke of Wrath, Moloch.
Feeling the archdemon’s arm collide with her side, Angie tucked into a roll to ride out the blow. Springing back to her feet, she took a moment to rub out the worst of the pain; but she wasn’t being stupid this time. Keeping her eyes glued on Moloch, she swore softly as he used his powers to disappear from her sight. Blue eyes darted from left to right, searching out the arch-demon, only for instinct to make her whip around.
A snarl clawing up her throat, Angie hissed, “There’s no running from this pain.” The words had barely left her tongue before reality started to bend and twist in on itself.
“Behind you Ange!”
The shout from Dante came in time, ducking low to the ground, Angie kicked out behind her. This succeeded in unbalancing Asmodeus for a moment, but it also got Angie’s bloodlust to skyrocket. Looking the demon of lust in the eye, Angie snarled, “Back off f.ckface.”
Blasting her grandfather with a mix of her illusion and fire magic, she took the momentary distraction to scamper backwards. Returning to her full height, Angie felt comforted when the familiar heat of Dante’s back pressed against hers, shielding her from a sneak attack from Moloch. Growing more confident as Devon and Harm slipped up beside them, Angie gave Devon’s hand a quick squeeze before she let him go.
Lunging toward Asmodeus again with Devon at her side, she attacked the duke of lust with more ferocity.
“Halo breakers!” Dante barked, just as he ducked to avoid a swing from Moloch.
Uneasiness sweeping through Angie at the order, she heard the twins protest to the idea. It was way too risky, especially with the seven dukes of sin there. Angie’s eyes found Lucas, who was standing back and watching the fight going on, but Angie knew the truth. Lucas was inside his own body wanting out but Lucifer wouldn’t let his own son go. Sighing in resignation, Angie shot Devon a look before she did as she’d been told. Triggering the Halo Breaker, Angie felt the demon’s blood course even stronger through her veins.
There were only two reasons she did it. One was because they needed the extra power. Two, and more importantly, she trusted Devon to bring her back; like he had the last time she’d lost control to Asmodeus.