Warning: This work has been rated 16+ for language.
She leaned against the fence, watching the wind blow the sand over the last people that existed on Earth, burying them completely. A smile broke across her face, revealing sharp fangs. That would hide them well, if there were other people in the world to find the bodies.
Adjusting her green flannel shirt, she pulled back her sleeve flowing in the wind, revealing a watch. It was a generic silver watch with black hands, but that wasn’t all that was in it. Never judge a book by its cover, she thought. She flipped her wrist over, revealing three choice buttons -- a red one, a blue one, and a green one. She pressed the green one.
The watch came to life. She flipped her wrist open again and the “glass” face opened like a camera shutter. The joint that connected the hands opened in the same way, projecting a greenish hologram of the entire world. Once upon a time, there were little dots of all colors of the rainbow covering the land masses of the planet, but now there was only a single speck at the southern end of Mongolia.
She laughed, her giggle echoing across the empty, sand-dusted houses. She was the only one left in the world! The only one! No more crowds, no more annoying people trying to stop her, no more Erwin, no more Joash. Just her!
She was finally alone.
Her thoughts were interrupted by the sight of a figure walking across the sand. She squinted, her eyes turning purple. The pupils slitted like a lizards’ and her gaze sharpened to reveal a man with pure black skin making his way towards her. He noticed her staring and looked up, his red eyes flashing with surprise upon seeing her.
She opened her eyes completely again, the ordinary brown flashing across then. She knew who he was and what he would do. Know your enemy, after all.
A cloud of what looked like black smoke appeared in front of her, confirming her thoughts. Through the fog stepped out the black man, dressed in only a white loincloth. She met his red eyes and grinned.
“So,” she said. “You aren’t dead. Interesting.”
“I never was,” he answered grimly. “I thought that I had triumphed.”
“But you didn’t~.”
The man surveyed the bodies around him in the abandoned town, making a scoffing noise. “Looks like you did all of the work for me.”
“Looks like you are a bit scared of me,” she snarked back.
“So who’s the bad guy now?” he snapped.
“Both of us. You are the shadowdemon, and I am the one who killed everyone. Now we’re even.”
“But I never-” He cut himself off abruptly. “Just because I’m a-”
“Save it. You know what I did us? A favor. I did a favor. Now we can fight without getting in anyone’s way. Without killing anyone. Or hurting them, turning them into servants. We won’t be able to use others to our advantage. Think about it. It was a favor. Just... one on one.”
“Are you sure you didn’t just get pissed and decided to destroy everyone?”
“I’m sure. I may have gotten pissed, but that doesn’t mean that I decided to destroy everything just because of that. What a way for the world to end.”
Her eyes narrowed to slits. “And now I’m getting mad at you.”
He backed away slowly. “H-hey now, d-don’t even think about it. P-please don’t-”
“Hurt you? Kill you? That’s nothing I haven’t ever done before.”
The man was silent then, freezing in place. He knew that she was right, she could see that. His face was dropped in defeat and his body began to slump. His muscles gleamed in the sun.
“Oh, and put some clothes on, will you? I would hate to kill a shirtless guy. People would say that it is scandalous.”
“B-but there are no-” the man tried to point out, whipping his head up and immediately attempting a defensive stance.
It was too late.
She was already prepared.
She lunged at him with her purple wings spread and her eyes as thin as a lizard’s, her soul screaming for one final taste of a demon’s soul.
A/N: A bit rushed because this is my NaNo book - I don't think I'll do Reality, maybe next year - but I think this turned out better than I thought it would. Also, I'm REALLY excited for this book. It's been forever since I've written about Crystal. You're in for a wild ride. Tell me if you want me to tag you in future chapters --