Angels stay in Heaven, and demons in Hell. With an equal amount of influence on the human race, the balance of good and evil would ultimately be set in stone. However, with as much corruption as there is purity among beings, such an ideal world could never truly exist. Especially not with a hybrid running both sides of the balance.

Sir Eekainine Dortz, or simply 'Kain' among friends, was one of the highest respected angels until he discovered the truer, darker part of his soul. For the first twelve thousand years, his life was filled with love, purity, and the fight for the greater good. That perfect surface was slowly chipped away, piece by piece, by a demon that intently sought out the evil within his soul until it finally found it's way into consciousness. The event rippled throughout all three realms of Heaven, Earth, and Hell, word spreading of the newly awakened hybrid like wildfire. If Kain hadn't been a key member in the angelic community, and an active member on The Council, his presence as both demon and angel would not have nearly made as much of an impact.

Being a member on The Council, typically referred to as an 'Elder' as a more respectable term, meant setting forth the rules and laws of what was considered good. Those few chosen for such an honor were the beings that determined what was pure of heart, if a member of the community must become fallen, and how exactly the whole of the angelic realm would function. To be an Elder on The Council was the highest honor one could receive, and to have the hybrid serving as a being supposedly seen in all aspects of the idea of perfection, was absolutely unheard of.

Aside from the genetics that made up his twisted soul and body, Kain lead a generic angelic life. He promoted the good of heart among fellow angels as well as down on Earth. His mere presence was enough to lift the spirit within a room filled of gloom and despair. And with a loving fiance and child on the way, his ability to spread the joy radiating through his heart was the most simple task at hand.

The Elder's personal life couldn't get much better, either. His soon to be wife, Inari, was the head psychiatrist at the medical center, and was always seen as a perfect match to the Elder simply due to their status in rank. Of course, their relationship had always been full of love and immediate connections to each other, but it was certainly ideal to have the community believe they were meant to be together.

That was the general belief among their fellow angels, however, until Kain discovered his demonic background. And to make matters worse on a publicity level, the child that they had conceived would inevitably have impurity in its genes. And as much as Kain and Inari would be able to endure the shame and shun for having a child of demonic descent, they wouldn't want the poor child to suffer from something they had no control over. And the more the Elder pondered on the issues his child would have to face, the more he found himself wanting so desperately to find the solutions for a more ideal life.

"You've already read that one," the soft voice pierced through the silence of the library, jerking the Elder from his peaceful state. "I mean no disrespect, Sir Eekainine, but I fear you may be wasting your time with such research again."

As always, those disruptive words were absolutely correct. Ai Shizuka was the head librarian of Heaven's Archives and Records, the mass collection of history in literature of Heaven, Earth, and Hell. When Kain was having those days where he needed to find answers to save his child's future, the Archives was the perfect place to do such research. Since there wasn't a ton of material on the idea of angels and demons getting along, however, the Elder typically read over the same books and scrolls, analyzing every scribble, every word, every inflection of the pen to get the most of it.

"Thank you, Ai. Your concern has been noted."

With the kindest smile possible, Kain managed to pull his nose away from the scroll he had been inspecting. The smile was almost enough to distract from the hint of sarcasm in his tone, but the librarian knew the Elder far too well to be derailed by his charm.

"However, I must say." Eekainine paused before continuing, neatly laying the scroll on the table as he began to get up. "There is no such waste of time when the better of someone's life is at risk. Especially when the life at hand happens to be my daughter's."

The sleeves of the Elder's robes trailed along the surface of the table as he rolled up the scroll, tying the ends off with the little red ribbons it had to keep it together. Even though the action contradicted his own opinion on the matter, Kain knew looking through that particular parchment wouldn't help him any further. He had been staring at the words for hours upon hours, and the letters were starting to blend together in a jumbled mess in his mind. Deciding to end the day's work of research, he carefully placed the scroll at the far right side of the table in front of the pile of literature he had managed to collect over the past few hours. The pile consisted of thirty books and scrolls in total, all stacked up in the crooked and tilted mess that happened when one book full of disappointment was tossed to the side for another.

With a heavy sigh escaping past the frown on his lips, Kain's eyes stared from top to bottom of the mess he had created, knowing he'd have to take care of every single item before leaving for the night. Although, as if she could read his mind in that single moment, a light chuckle came from the librarian as she dismissed his more negative attitude towards the stacked literature.

"Concern yourself not with the correct placements of what you have been rummaging through, Sir. I know well enough, by now, what all you have chosen to review and where they all go."

"Don't be silly, Ai. I am perfectly capable of-"

Before the Elder truly had a chance to defend his idea of picking up after himself, Ai had abruptly interrupted him. Getting on a more personal and friend based level, as compared to the strictly professional attitude she'd have with anyone else serving on The Council, she was able to dismiss his idea and easily send him on his way.

"Kain, go. Inari is probably already worrying about where you're at. It's getting late." With a reassuring smile, the kind hearted librarian made a shooing motion with her hand to playfully signal the dismissal.

Eekainine let out a quiet huff of air, not entirely agreeing with being shooed away, but knowing just how right she was. If he didn't get back home soon, his wife would surely question without rest as to why he insisted on spending so much time looking for answers rather than using that time to be with the ones that truly mattered. Although, without further argument, the Elder hastily made his leave.