Chapter ThreeMature

"They had me for a little while but they weren't doing anything. They just kept me locked up. Then one day, one of them opened my cell and told me to go. So I came to Earth. I couldn't get back home, I don't know why but I couldn't. I got adopted here and I became part of a new family," I said.

"You're still mine though, Kel," he whispered.

"Always," I promised. "I don't want to go back to lessons now."

"Come home with me then. Come back with me."

"But... I have a family here, I can't just up sticks and leave," I told him.

"Then we can go and see them, then we can go home. To our house, just you and me, like it used to be. We could go and see your new family, then we can go. What do you say?"

I bit my lip, torn between leaving and staying. What did I really have here, other than parents who loved me? I didn't really have friends, I just had followers. But if I left... I could have my own family with Alex. I could see my real parents again, and all my old friends. I wouldn't have to hide anymore. I could spread my wings once again.

"Let's just go home," I murmured, smiling at him.

He grinned at me, relieved with my choice. He reached out his hand to take me home. I looked at it reluctantly, having second thoughts about it. He tipped his head to the side, watching my face. I slowly slid my hand into his and I felt the room warp and move and change until we were stood in the marketplace of my birthplace. It wasn't Heaven, because it didn't have a name but that was what humans called it. It was, after all, the place where angels lived.

There were a few people who noticed me and curtsied or nodded at me respectfully. It had been a decade since I'd been treated like that. Here, I was the only daughter of Elior and Arin. On Earth I was just another girl.

I was a princess, times two really. Both my parents were both Seraphim - the most powerful order of angels. There were only four Seraphim in current existence and three of them were me and family.

Alex took my hand and smiled at me, pulling me through the crowd that parted as we passed. We were walking towards the palace that sat up on the top of the hill, watching over the area. The guards opened the gates for me as soon as they saw me. Alex and I walked up to the large doors that were opened for us.

I looked around, remembering every detail. It hadn't changed at all. I headed to my room and shut the door behind us. I leant against the wood and sighed. It was nice to be home. I examined the room.

The sliding, frosted glass doors led onto the balcony that overlooked the city. The large bed was made and the covers were folded back. It was all the way I'd left it. The separate doors leading to the bathroom were open, allowing light to spill onto the bath. The vanity in the corner was held up by thin legs that looked as if they would break at any moment. The white walls and the cream carpet were as clean as they always had been.

Alex grinned at me and pulled me further into the room. He opened the sliding doors, lighting the room with sunlight. The balcony still had window boxes hanging over the side. The flowers were all sorts of colours: red, purple, yellow, pink, blue, each of a different shade.

I stepped onto the balcony and leant against the low wall that came to just above my belly button. I crossed my arms and put my weight on the wall like I had done so often, late at night. Alex put his arms around my waist from behind and put his chin on my shoulder.

I sighed happily. I was home.

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