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Prologue
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LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCEcopyright protection46PENANAjpFEOVpnel

NOVEMBER 1565copyright protection46PENANAGw1Cf6zpiR

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 protection46PENANATTzfyRpNmm

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 protection46PENANA4GMJlBFKYU

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 protection46PENANA6Fq8iGeS5x

Jimin’s hand crept the hilt of his sword. “Who’s there?”copyright protection46PENANAJYqieZ9DNw

The boy’s mouth hinted a smile.copyright protection46PENANA0RcMAyngjm

“Do not play games with the Due de Langeais,”  Jimin warned. “I asked for your name. Give it.”copyright protection46PENANAaq2BylhMdm

“Due?” The boy leaned against a twisted willow tree. “Or bastard?”copyright protection46PENANAjXlKfzJpdw

Jimin unsheathed his sword.copyright protection46PENANAVdo8ZZGnfZ

“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 protection46PENANAKqpN1Y8iKm

The boy gave a lazy shake of his head.copyright protection46PENANAF4j1OyByYO

“Your father wasn’t the old due.”copyright protection46PENANA4T1t21sJpH

Jimin seethed at the outrageous insult.copyright protection46PENANAJ979X975sS

“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 protection46PENANAs7XL8LkJki

“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 protection46PENANAypczSfBkY0

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 protection46PENANA1Ia9R7iZdL

“One of the Devil’s brood,” he answered.copyright protection46PENANASFSPq1BLLV

Jimin felt a clench of fear in his stomach.copyright protection46PENANA3jkgTcvvwu

“You’re a raving lunatic,” he said through his teeth.”Get out of my way.”copyright protection46PENANAvycGI4O141

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 protection46PENANAMWHFM8HnTs

The boy crouched to level their eyes.copyright protection46PENANAiXMDdGQJbn

“Listen carefully. I need something from you. I won’t leave until I have it. Do you understand?”copyright protection46PENANAdHVqoEvcFz

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 protection46PENANAerwV7i3OGX

The boy clasped his hands around Jimin’s; their heat scorched him and he cried out.copyright protection46PENANAhZU3C8KtRW

“I need your oath of fealty,” the boy said. “Bend on one knee and sear it.”copyright protection46PENANAQ5DMv2q1e6

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 protection46PENANABty7oFqst7

“Swear it,” the boy repeated.copyright protection46PENANAqK6lOJtzdl

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 protection46PENANAv3q9PWbgXq

“Lord, I become your man,” Jimin said venomously.copyright protection46PENANAmzTVHiA8L4

The boy raised Jimin to his feet.copyright protection46PENANAfcPmxD61dj

“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 protection46PENANAmImNRcK3tI

“A… fortnight?” Jimin’s whole frame trembled under the weight of his rage.copyright protection46PENANAuQhnLYGl6s

“I am the Due de Langeais!”copyright protection46PENANAplEfIbSOd6

“You are a Nephil,” the boy said on a sliver of a smile.copyright protection46PENANA7zOunGG7Ka

Jimin had a profane retort on the tip of his tongue, but he swallowed it. His next words were spoken with icy venom.copyright protection46PENANAPe06CL4j6b

“What did you say?”copyright protection46PENANALwxpLfBE3O

“You belong to the biblical race of Nephilim. Your real father was an angel who fell from heaven. You’re half mortal.”copyright protection46PENANAKaozFLflS0

The boy’s dark eyes lifted, meeting Jimin’s.copyright protection46PENANAvIevORhTan

“Half fallen angel.”copyright protection46PENANA4VUBlFRXkU

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 protection46PENANAM45aEKWU6P

“Who are you?”copyright protection46PENANAUCx88mZpfa

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 protection46PENANANk5HWrnNpH

“Are you-fallen?” he called out. “Your wings have been stripped, haven’t they?”copyright protection46PENANAIbMNmqyikF

The boy-angel-whoever he was did not turn back. Jimin did not need the confirmation.copyright protection46PENANA8fhFoq2oPh

“This service I’m to provide,” he shouted.”I demand to know what it is!”copyright protection46PENANAyDCEly5Ilu

The air resonated with the boy’s low laughter.copyright protection46PENANAq3GcR2DplY

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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.50Please respect copyright.PENANANJ4tWVvAlR
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