Flames of Blue and Green



My eyes widen and I pull away from the man attached to my lips. He looks at me with a mix of shock and confusion. He reaches a hand out to me, but I back away from him.

"Brienna? What's wrong?" he asks quietly.

"Brienna?" I repeat the name and look at Caleb.

"It's your full name," Caleb replies.

I repeat the name a few times and shake my head. "Brie is just fine, thanks." I look back to the man who kissed me. "More to the point, I don't even know who you are. Don't kiss me."

He opens his mouth and tries to speak, fumbling over his words. "Brie, it's me. Zuriel."

"You can tell me your name, but I still don't know who you are," I reply with narrowed eyes.

Zuriel looks at Caleb with confusion. "What's wrong with her? Did you upset her?"

"She's lost her memory, Zuriel," Caleb says, speaking loud so that the others in the room can hear. The rest of the group murmur to each other quietly.

"Well, then we have to get her memory back intact," Zuriel says with a look toward a girl in the group. She is small and has short, light pink hair that reaches right above her shoulders. She looks young, younger than me, but she must be important if she's here. She gives a small smile to Zuriel and nods.

"I can retrieve her memories easily, Zuriel. Have no fear," she says kindly and quietly. Her voice is soft and melodic, and it makes me smile when she speaks. She steps toward me slowly. "Hello Brie, I am Mattia. If you would please follow me."

I stand my ground boldly and shake my head. "I never said I wanted my memories back."

Everyone in the room looks at me, wide eyes filled with surprise. Caleb sighs and steps forward.

"You see, the problem is not that Brie has lost her memories. That problem is easily solvable," he says. "The problem is that Brie is refusing to remember her former life as an angel."

Zuriel steps toward me again, his expression filled with sorrow and pain. "Brie, my love, why do you not wish to remember?"

"Days ago, I arrived in Gehenna and came face to face with the devil himself," I begin. The crowd eyes me intently, hanging on every word I speak. "He didn't kill me. Why? Because I scared the absolute shit out of him by yelling at him. Instead, he introduced me to his sons, who were ordered to help me find out how I had gotten there.

"They took me to True Cross, where I met a bunch of new people," I continue, a smile beginning to form. "I began to take exorcist classes and made new friends. I found out that I'm a dragoon and a summoner. I found a familiar, Ren the cat sith. I befriended that sons of Satan; Rin Okumura, Yukio Okumura, Mephisto, and Amaimon." They're eyes grow wider and their expressions turn to ones of fear and terror. My look hardens as I finish. "I know that angels hate demons, and I refuse to hate the friends I have made. So, here's the deal. I'll remember who I am on one condition. You don't allow me to remember the part of me that hates demons."

The room is silent, all eyes on me. One man, looking seemingly older than the rest, clears his throat and steps forward. "I am Urim. Brienna, what you are asking for is not possible. It is not possible for Mattia to simply erase that part of you."

"Then I guess I'm just not going to remember," I say with a shrug. "So, can I go back to True Cross now?"

"No!" Zuriel yells. "You can't go back to that place! I won't allow you to associate yourself with demons!"

I glare at him. "Sorry, I don't remember much, but I know that you're not the boss of me."

"You will not go back there! I forbid it!" he shouts at me, anger in his eyes.

"I will do what I want!" I yell back. "Who are you to forbid me from doing anything?"

"I'm your fiance," he says seriously. My eyes widen before I turn back to a glare.

"I don't care who you are," I growl. "I have the free will to do what I want."

Zuriel glares back at me. "Fine then, do what you want. I don't care," he snarls before stomping out of the room.

The room is silent once more, the tension almost tangible. Caleb puts a hand on my shoulder and gives me a sympathetic look.

"Don't mind Zuriel, he's just upset," he says quietly. "You have to understand. You two have been together a long time, this is hard for him."

"It doesn't matter how long we've been together," I spit with venom. "You don't treat the one you love like you are their master. He doesn't have the right to tell me what to do."

The old man, Urim, steps forward again. "Brie, I understand that you wish to go back, but please try to stay for just a little while. Being here and seeing all of your loved ones may change your mind."

I consider this. Although I have no intentions to stay here, this city is beautiful and I would love to explore it more. "Fine, I'll stay for a little while. But I still intend to go back, none of you forget that."

Urim nods with a smile. "We understand. But be warned, those who love you will try very hard change your mind."

"Oh, don't worry, I'm very stubborn," I reply with a smirk.

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