Chapter Thirteen: Asmodeus:

He looked the same as he did five years ago: pale with a dark corrupt charm to him. Too bad it was still lost upon Anna. Every inch of her being screamed, “Run,” but the woman’s spine was paralyzed with ice fear. He took a step closer.

“Kimoto Anna,” he said in his best Japanese. Anna swallowed hard as she tried to stay tough. She shook her head.

“Sorry,” the woman lied, “I don’t know you.” His stoic expression didn’t change.

“Don’t insult my intelligence Anna,” he said.

It took her a moment to label him better, “Asmodeus.”

“Thank you,” he replied. Anna tried to make herself back away. Showing fear made things worse, so the woman focused on keeping a brave face.

“What do you want?” she asked.

The man smirked at her, “Sorry?”

“What do you want from me?” Anna asked again.

He gave her a calm shrug, “Oh nothing much, just to talk.”

“About what?” Anna started to ask, but before she could part her lips, Asmodeus grabbed onto her wrist with as much pressure to snap it in half. The woman flinched as “Run away!” got louder in her head. She tried to pull away, but he held her still. Asmodeus sniffed at her with a growing excitement in his eyes. Anna stared at him with wide eyes.

“W-What are you doing?” she stammered out as she tried to pull away again. The charming demon’s eye began to burn up. Rage cracked his icy collected demeanor.

“Your scent has changed!” he growled. A bead of sweat ran down the side of Anna’s head.

“What do you mean?” she asked in a small voice. Asmodeus’ hand tremble as its grip tightened around her wrist. Anna winced as she tried to keep it together. The burn built up within this charming demon block by block.

“A man has touched you,” he growled again. “You’ve lost your virginity, haven’t you? Haven’t you?!?”

“And what if I have?!?” Anna barked. “I am not your property!” Asmodeus’ burn slowly dropped as he gave her smirk. He simply dropped her wrist. Anna rubbed on it in pain as the charming demon chuckled.

“You may be spoiled, but your kitsune’s growing power makes up for it,” he said like a disturbed pedophile. Anna’s eyes narrowed at him.

“You can see inside my soul?!?” she questioned. Asmodeus smiled and shook his head.

“Don’t tell me you’ve forgotten already,” he said in fake disappointment, “You’re hurting my feelings.” Anna tried to back away again, her feet still wouldn’t give. Asmodeus chuckled as he patted her on the head.

“You really do amuse me,” the demon told her. He turned to leave as Anna looked at him.

“So you’re not going to kill me?” she asked. The charming demon glanced over his shoulder at her.

“Not yet, I’m not in the mood tonight,” he answered, “Besides…” His voice disappeared into her head. I want your death to be just as erotic and fitting for a Kimoto tsukai.

Anna looked up at the sky and shuddered while holding herself in a survival hug. She really needed to take a bath.