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Prologue
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No Plagiarism!zaG8hR8q5uQdkoW5X7Gnposted on PENANA

LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCEcopyright protection29PENANAyPerahKum7

NOVEMBER 1565copyright protection29PENANAiWiZ5AQd0W

Jimin was with a farmer’s daughter on the grassy banks of the Loire River when the storm roller in, and having let his gelding wander in the meadow, was left to his own two feet to carry him back to the Chateau. He tore a silver buckle off his shoe, placed it in the girl’s palm, and watched her scurry away, mud slinging on her skirt. Then he tugged on his boots and started for home.copyright protection29PENANAHR91f66deN

Rain sheeted down on the darkening countryside surrounding the Chateau de Langeais. Jimin stepped easily over the sunken graves and humus of the cemetery; even in the thickest fog he could find his way home from here and not fear getting lost. There was no fog tonight, but the darkness and onslaught of rain were deceiving enough.copyright protection29PENANABMCPeN6Yit

There was movement along the fringe of the Jimin’s vision, and he snapped his head to the left. At first glance what appeared to be a large angel topping a nearby monument rose to full height. Neither stone nor marble, the boy had arms and legs. His torso was naked, his feet were bare, and peasant trousers hung low on his waist. He hopped down from the monoument, the ends of his black hair dripping rain. It slid down his face, which was dark as a Spaniard’s.copyright protection29PENANA6BqoAvYqIZ

Jimin’s hand crept the hilt of his sword. “Who’s there?”copyright protection29PENANAmqQwr6DyjR

The boy’s mouth hinted a smile.copyright protection29PENANAlUEYKSMRQ5

“Do not play games with the Due de Langeais,”  Jimin warned. “I asked for your name. Give it.”copyright protection29PENANAkXGKlggkHZ

“Due?” The boy leaned against a twisted willow tree. “Or bastard?”copyright protection29PENANAk4paBRhepA

Jimin unsheathed his sword.copyright protection29PENANA5LvKKfCx6t

“Take it back! My father was the Due de Langeais. I’m the Due de Langeais now,” he added clumsily, and cursed himself for it.copyright protection29PENANACrqicMzt7h

The boy gave a lazy shake of his head.copyright protection29PENANAsrlRCWITb8

“Your father wasn’t the old due.”copyright protection29PENANAuhTZ1EfDbm

Jimin seethed at the outrageous insult.copyright protection29PENANA6ONx60kGtr

“And your father?” he demanded, extending the sword. He didn’t yet know all his vassals, but he was learning. He would brand the family name of this boy to memory.copyright protection29PENANAXVTiNvfvpr

“I’ll ask once more,” he said in a low voice, wiping a hand down his face to clear away the rain. “Who are you ?”copyright protection29PENANADTIxTJc8no

The boy walked up and pushed the blade aside. He suddenly looked older than Jimin had presumed, maybe even a year or two older than Jimin.copyright protection29PENANAuuci1ijmZM

“One of the Devil’s brood,” he answered.copyright protection29PENANAOWIHfvcu0C

Jimin felt a clench of fear in his stomach.copyright protection29PENANAVEvEcpnoxL

“You’re a raving lunatic,” he said through his teeth.”Get out of my way.”copyright protection29PENANAM2fYlhhEDg

The ground beneath Jimin tilted.Bursts of gold and red popped behind his eyes. Hunched with his fingernails grinding into his thighs, he looked up at the boy, blinking and gasping, trying to make sense of what was happening. His mind reeled like it was no longer his to command.copyright protection29PENANAqrd99sEmXF

The boy crouched to level their eyes.copyright protection29PENANAYTktxwSVVq

“Listen carefully. I need something from you. I won’t leave until I have it. Do you understand?”copyright protection29PENANAGHsWGOeYsR

Gritting his teeth, Jimin shook his head to express his disbelief—his defiance. He tried to spit at the boy, but it trickled down his chin, his tongue refusing to obey him.copyright protection29PENANAfTjs2tVHPS

The boy clasped his hands around Jimin’s; their heat scorched him and he cried out.copyright protection29PENANAmNLGhjd9f8

“I need your oath of fealty,” the boy said. “Bend on one knee and sear it.”copyright protection29PENANAAVQ3SwR6uj

Jimin commanded his throat to laugh harshly, but his throat constricted and he choked on the sound. His right knee buckled as if kicked from behind, though no one was there, and he stumbled forward into the mud. He bent sideways and retched.copyright protection29PENANAYKdicfL7WA

“Swear it,” the boy repeated.copyright protection29PENANA0jnM0E5eOk

Heat flushed Jimin’s neck; it took all his energy to curl his hands into two weak fists. He laughed at himself, but there was no humor. He had no idea how, but the boy was inflicting the nausea and weakness inside him. It would not lift until he took the oath. He would say what he had to, but he swore in his heart he would destroy the boy for this humiliation.copyright protection29PENANAmpgcs8Jkfe

“Lord, I become your man,” Jimin said venomously.copyright protection29PENANAEdYRvb7hj4

The boy raised Jimin to his feet.copyright protection29PENANARjof5oUbCJ

“Meet me here at the start of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan. During the two weeks between new and full moons, I’ll need you service.”copyright protection29PENANAwZ8NcBWVWb

“A… fortnight?” Jimin’s whole frame trembled under the weight of his rage.copyright protection29PENANAaAp8sUkAcD

“I am the Due de Langeais!”copyright protection29PENANAE3W2j2rde4

“You are a Nephil,” the boy said on a sliver of a smile.copyright protection29PENANAXL46zgIvcE

Jimin had a profane retort on the tip of his tongue, but he swallowed it. His next words were spoken with icy venom.copyright protection29PENANAHmf6vI1Pid

“What did you say?”copyright protection29PENANAtXhq0AtrOH

“You belong to the biblical race of Nephilim. Your real father was an angel who fell from heaven. You’re half mortal.”copyright protection29PENANAwMtAS2RBx3

The boy’s dark eyes lifted, meeting Jimin’s.copyright protection29PENANAffqvlVenLw

“Half fallen angel.”copyright protection29PENANAAftSFtt8Vi

Jimin’s tutor’s voice drifted up from the recesses of his mind, reading passages from Bible, telling of a deviant race created when angles cast from heaven mated with mortal women. A fearsome and powerful race. A chill that wasn’t entirely revulsion crept through Jimin.copyright protection29PENANAQs4j2XmUyU

“Who are you?”copyright protection29PENANAXO9nkvjyS5

The boy turned, walking away, and although Jimin wanted to go after him, he couldn’t command his legs to hold his weight. Kneeling there, blinking up through the rain, he saw two thick scars on the back of the boy’s naked torso. They narrowed to form an upside-down V.copyright protection29PENANA5tkylZ2O8Y

“Are you-fallen?” he called out. “Your wings have been stripped, haven’t they?”copyright protection29PENANA7Yrbiu9EoI

The boy-angel-whoever he was did not turn back. Jimin did not need the confirmation.copyright protection29PENANAzlxIJRd2q6

“This service I’m to provide,” he shouted.”I demand to know what it is!”copyright protection29PENANA8vzs4Vs7JB

The air resonated with the boy’s low laughter.copyright protection29PENANA6Rzx3S1cxp

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This is not a book created by me. It's a book that i love with all my being and that i think it deserves more love and attention cause BOI THIS IS UNDERRATED AF. I'm just changing characters names :). Please don't take the idea wrong.33Please respect copyright.PENANAcweM4hE5uc
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