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Chat With Naite (Nye-TAY), Demon Guardian.
I don't usually ask to chat with Demons, after all they're not too friendly, but because I like Elizabeth Arroyo, I made an exception this time. Let me introduce her Demon Guardian Naite to you. *A shiver here is appropriate.
Terrified Blogger: Can you give a description of how you look? I mean just in case we run into you at some time and want to say hi.
Naite: Oh, I'm afraid if you see my true form you'd probably run for the hills. Or wherever you humans run off to when scared out of your wits. Those that have seen my true form are bound to me. You can say it’s love at first sight. But, no, that wouldn't be right, because that person would probably lose their sight. Oh, let's just say I'm everyone and no one. I'm a shadow. A black mist rising from the depth of the earth. If you see anything like that, you give me a holler and we'll have us a great time.
Terrified Blogger: *Gulps water and swipes forehead with delicate lace hankie.*
Have you always been a demon, or did you work your way into the job?
Naite: I was born this way. My father is the second in command of our race. It's good to know someone on the inside. **wink, wink**
Terrified Blogger: *Hastily agrees with several quick nods.*
If you weren't a demon, what would you like to be? I don't suppose accountant is in your career choice mix, right? *Feeble attempt at keeping it light.
Naite: I wouldn't be a babysitter, that's for sure. I've been doing that job for a few thousand years and it's gotten me nowhere. No health care and the pay sucks...totally. I do have a knack for persuading people to do what I want, though it usually involves me slipping into their bodies and that can get nasty. No, I think I'd like to teach Zen Yoga. I need a bit of peace in my life.
Terrified Blogger: *Rolls shoulders back, relieved to hear Naite say the word Zen.*
What's the most exciting part about your job?
Naite: There's never a dull moment while orchestrating the end of the world. But if I have to choose one detail it'd have to be telling un-truths. It's not lying...really.
Terrified Blogger: Thinks, End of the world?
We humans live with something called regret. You know we make mistakes, then we beat ourselves up about it. Do you ever have regrets about . . . oh say, ripping off heads or things like that?
Naite: Puh-lease. Ripping heads is not my thing. Okay, that's a total lie. It is. But every ripped head had a larger purpose in the grand scheme of things. Humans are just so dramatic. Anyway, regret is a human emotion. I wasn't born human like the other demons who have chosen this line of work. Those third tier demons may have regretted selling their soul, but, oh, well. A deal is a deal.
Really Terrified Blogger: How many demons do you estimate we have in this world? Do you have any thoughts to share about how to treat demons--just some basic guidelines would be good.
Thinks, Where's the exit?
Naite: Our race has suffered some staff turn-over these past centuries. Something about unhealthy work conditions and unfair treatment have led them to seek opportunities with the angels. Free-will is a killer.
Some basic guidelines to remember when dealing with demons:
- We don't like humans.
- Everyone is at risk.
- Tier 1 demons: Avoid the head honcho and his enclave. You can't distinguish them. They have solid human forms and can poof. Yeah, poof. Don't mess with them. If you're on their radar it's way bad.
- Tier 2: That would be me. You should really be afraid of me. I have no solid form and move in and out of anyone I please. You can say I'm a tad spoiled.
- Tier 3: We are hiring, if you're so inclined to sell us your soul. I refer to that kind of demon as the wannabe's. I really, really don't like these. They are humans who have chosen to become demon and have been given certain powers. These demons are soldiers and do our bidding.
- Overall, you should try to avoid us at all cost.
Thank you for hosting me. I have to get back to work doing...well, you'll find out soon enough.
Terrified Blogger: Now in hiding. And no, I'm not under the bed, so don't look there.
You can find the author HERE.
If you want the full effect of Naite, watch the TRAILER ,but be forewarned. This is spooky.
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