Set up: Gideon meets with the demon to get answers. From my WIP The Soul Collector’s Second Chance.
A red triangular hand tugged at Gideon’s elbow, startling him out of his thoughts.
“It has been a long time, my friend, so what can I do for you? My buddy said you wanted to see me.”
Gideon turned, and lowering his glance viewed a short demon, though unsure if it was his old messenger imp since they all looked alike.
Before the soul collector could phrase a question Memnoche, for it was his old colleague, said, “Walk with me, we can talk and I will answer your questions but bear with me, after all I have work to do also and do not have time to just stand around.”
Saying that they stopped while Memnoch inspected the crowded area, then he mumbled some words until only one human remained on the street.
“Ahhaah, I have watched you many times in your role as soul collector and now I have allowed you to observe mine. As part of my reconnaissance work I ensure the location is clear for the soul collectors’ safety which is our primary function in these modern times, ensuring pedestrian and vehicular traffic is at a minimum, Ahhaah.”
(he knew it was Memnoche because
“How rude of me. Let me introduce myself Ahhaah. I am Memnoch, at your service,” and he made a little bow. The image struck Gideon as absurd. A courteous demon. He had to restrain himself from not laughing.)