The moment I saw her, that moment I felt her gaze on me. I knew. I knew she could see me. She entranced me in what felt like slow-motion. But I had a soul waiting, impatiently and a duty to him, to who I am. I have to remind myself what I am, what I do, and who I am here for. I am the Reaper; I am a protector, and I am here for those who have passed and are ready for their last earthly walk. I tried to remind myself; I am just death; I am just the reaper; I am the one everyone fears. But here I am, forced to play a hero to save the stranger I loved from a simple gaze. I am forced to protect her from a woman who had scorned me and disappeared long ago.