ExplanationAvin escorted Adrian back upstairs, his eyes darting to the collection of mirros in the great hall. Seeing nothing out of place, he still hurried her along and pushed her further down the hall, past her room and his until they were standing at a padlocked door. Moving his free hand to the lock he tore it off the door and hurriedly pushed her inside.
Adrian allowed avin to move her. She could tell her body was starting to go into shock, her ears ringing a bit and her mind felt far away. She felt a little better once inside the room that had been locked and her right ear felt strangely warm again.
Placing his hands on her shoulders, Avin gently led Adrian to a chair, noting she looked faint. After making sure she was seated, he pulled up his own chair and took several, much needed, deep breaths. He hadn't expected to see Black Crow, that was for sure. And that message...
Adrian was so in shock that Avin's touch didn't even faze her. She normally would have shaken it away, or f
TerrorAdrian nodded and excused herself. She went back to her workshop, working to prevent her mind from petrifying her in unnesesary terror. She varied the levels of the different filters that made the lenses once compressed, taking copious notes. After she reached a point where she would need to do more tests and research and couldn't get any further, she started on another side project. This one would take a bit longer. Her board began to be covered in notes, diagrams,and potential designs. Sighing, she noticed it was time to go back to dinner. She put on one of the variations of the pair of glasses that had shown the red haze, so she wouldn't forget to bring them upstairs, and picked up the spare glass to put away. As she turned she saw a disturbing man with a long forked tongue. A scream burst from her lips and the glass shattered on the floor, dropped by her numb fingers.
Upstairs, Avin gave an almightly stretch and sat up, rubbing his eyes. Glancing at the clock he grumbled, "Only ten
WorkingOnce in her workplace, she unpacked until everything was just right, starting a new sketchbook for the goggles, sunglasses, and other demon-related projects. Once she had things sketched out a bit more, she took stock of what she had and what she'd be needing. The shadow's help was invaluable, and made things a lot quicker. She wrote a list of things she'd be needing to expiriment with, and went to the nearest mirror portal. Adrian paused slightly, and sighed. She hoped the effects wouldn't be the same as last time. The mirror journey this time was quick and uneventful, save for an odd warmth on her right ear, but there was no dizzyness when she emerged behind a curtain at the pawnshop. The mirror behind it was mostly clean and uncracked.
When she got back to her workshop, Adrian began putting together different models, and discovering that the glasses would be harder to do than she thought. the Shadows did provide a unique help tot that problem, however, providing a perfect compressio
Presently"And since then, those two have stayed far away from me. Which is a good things since that means my boss won't make me attack those kids."
Vivian nodded her head in understanding, "You'd be right about that. If those children continued to make your work difficult and probably have gotten themselves killed. Especially if Trust continued to affect you!"
Adrian rubbed her neck, it was sad that kids that young had to shoulder that reponibility, but she could see that Avin had their best interests at heart...if in an unorthodox way.
"so the virtues can be super young?" She frowned "That's pretty rough."
"Not all of them," Avin answered, "Just a few of them currently. The Virtues, as well as the Sins, are born with their respective abilities. They grow up, but normally they are kept away until they can fully understand their abilities and the consequences of them."
"Right now, the container of Gluntony is a little over seven hundred years old?" Avin pondered, "And I think the oldest Virtue i
Avin looked around him with disgust, irratated that yet another Virtue had gotten to his prey before him. But there was no mistaking who it was. Trust and Truth were somewhere nearby and leAving a lovely trail behind them. Wrinkling his nose he stalked past the giddy Mundanes in pursuit of the Virtues.
Truth tuggest trust behind him "see? I told you it was easy" he said focusing on a new mundane, surpressing the dishonest tendencies in the man, causing him to admit he had been cheating to his wife. Trust nodded, he was still a bit timid, but he was beggining to understand how to use his ability actively
both young boys were oblivious to the demon following behind them
Avin was closing in on the Virtues, passing a man who was sobbing uncontrollably. He hesitated and stopped by the man. Bending down he gently placed a hand on the man's shoulder, "What's wrong?"
The man looked up at the Demon, his eyes shining with tears, "I admitted to my wife I was cheating on her. I didn'
DemonologyVivian looked at Adrian, "Do you have any more questions?"
"enough to fill the Gaeithic Churches" Adrian replied. It was a joke amoungst the street childeren- the gaeithic churches were everywhere, huge, and ornate. "so does Avins job run in the family then?"
"It doesn't really run in the family. Rather, it runs in his Tribe. Shadow Demons are usually chosen to be the Executioner simply because they are not only rare, but strong physically and mentally enough to handle being the container of "evil" where a normal demon usually caves under the pressure."
Vivian smiled, "Though his grandfather was the Executioner before him."
Adrian smiled knowingly, then pulled out a small notepad from her pocket, along with a pencil. She always had them with her. "So do you know if the different planes of earth, demons, and whatever else are like an onion model like this" she drew it out quickly "or is it more of an overlapping venn diagram type model? or something else entirely?" She had theories it w
History"You see, there is a group of individuals called The Virtues. They're like agents sent from Heaven. We don't know how they are made or what decides who is worthy of being a virtue. But what we do know is that this group exists to take certain evils from the Mun- I mean humans."
Adrian's eyebrow twitched in amusment at the cover-up, so they had a special name for humans hmm? and probably not a very flattering one either. She nodded, waiting for the girl to go on.
"It is Mr. Avin's duty to collect these evils and return them to his boss. That's what he spends almost all his time doing, and why he is sometimes cruel. Being in charge of finding those who are evil and collecting their "sin" is a very hard task on his mind."
Adrian began to feel a bit less resentful towards Avin- She understood. She saw the worst of humankind during her childhood, and that was hard enough to remember, but Avin had to actively deal with it as a job.
"so the virtues are basically in competition with the sins,