Azrael stood in the darkness watching Lila sleep.
She had felt his presence but didn’t know it was him. Ever since he had left her be, he had watched her.
He found out she was pregnant a few weeks ago and had kept a close eye on her. Keeping her safe was a priority since she was carrying his unborn child.
Never before had he had to think about something like this.
A child of his would be powerful.
Lila had never seen what he really looked like and he worried how the child would turn out. He hoped the child was human in appearance like her.
Instead of hoping he would get over her, he couldn’t. When not working, he was thinking about her. Her future was totally changed now that she was pregnant. That one encounter they had after just meeting had consequences he didn’t even think about at the time. He worried if she was hurt that he hadn’t mentioned it even once.
She hadn’t mentioned it either.
From his experience, he figured she was embarrassed to confront him about it.
It wasn’t like he had forgotten; it was the fact that he had become so engrossed in making sure she learned everything she needed to while also working.
He tended to get caught up in things and set other things to the side; in this case being sex with Lila.
It wasn’t intentional, it just happened.
He made his way to Lila, taking in her features in the dim light of the room.
Nothing about her had changed.
She slept the same way, curled up beneath the sheets. Her long dark hair fanned around her face, some falling over the side of her face as she slept on her side.
Kneeling before her on the floor, he hovered his hand over her middle.
Goosebumps formed on his skin as he felt the spark of life within her, feeling the tiny tendrils of its soul.
Enormous power, greater than his and hers combined, radiated from within. Nothing but purity was inside. The soul felt warm to the touch, the tiny tendrils caressing his fingers gently.
He fought back an onslaught of emotions, many he hadn’t felt before, as he caressed their son’s soul. Within, he saw his son becoming a powerful being who went out of his way to do good for others, making the world a better place.
Together, Lila and he, would raise a well-loved child. Being in contact with his unborn son made it all more real.
This was happening and he and Lila had created something new and wonderful.
He would have to be reunited with her face to face.
Leaving her alone like this would only hurt them both and he wanted this child to have an extraordinarily happy life.
Nothing would keep him from the only family he had.
If it came to it, he’d kill for their safety.
Gently kissing Lila’s cheek, he stood up and left, fading into nothing.