I stared into the dark face of death as a tear flowed down his features carved of ebony. My light skin placed on his cheeks rubbing a small circle into his soft skin, wetted by his salty tears.
"Life, why do you hate me so?" He asks with his final days as a corpse enters his eyes.
The dull lifeless eyes I hated for so long are starting to shine with the light of life in their deep ember embrace. A light laugh is forced from my lips as I hear those words reach my ears.
"I am Life, Death. You bring justice, you hide our fears in the dark. You comfort those who are in pain.
Yet you say it is me who hates you so?
Death, I'm supposed to be the one they love! I'm supposed to be the beautiful lie that they all worship yet, they want to be with you! They want the ugly truth that is so unkind!
" I start to wail as I feel the tears start to pour down my porcelain skin.
His perfectly shaped hand reaches up to my face and I feel myself start to lean towards him despite how I loath his touch.
"How am I supposed to compete with perfection?" I whisper and his hand stops in midair before retreating back to his side.
"Life, I love you.
Isn't that enough? Isn't the fact that we can't exist without the other enough? Shouldn't I be enough?" I can hear the pain Death's voice and I start to feel the sick joy enter my heart.
I watch his beautiful black hair that was even more enchanting in the dark start to turn into a dull grey.
I feel a smile warm my lips as I notice that all I have to do now is say his true name and then, I will be all there is. Then I will win the love and affection of everyone.
"Death, I've never done anything but hate you. I've never hated anything but you. I wish you could just understand the pain your beauty put me through.
So many have ended their lives just so that they could escape me. I will never be sorry for giving you life, Kavanaugh. You deserve this suffering.
" I hear my high pitched voice tell the man as he says his last words.
"I love you, Yamileth." Death says and I smile down at his body as he is cast down to the mortal world.
"I can never love someone like you Death, and I promise to make sure that you end up living in a place where you will be loved. Where you can feel the same pain I did.
" I hear my voice say with a sick smile as the land of the dead started to dissolve.
"Yamileth, you do not know what you have done." I hear my father say above me and I smile up at him.
"Oh, yes I do, Ryuu, I have destroyed my only enemy and now all those souls will be able to live over and over again, they shall never experience death!
" I say triumphantly and I smile as he looks at me with a pair of bright golden eyes.
"No, you have lost your only ally. You will never be loved as powerfully or fiercely as you were loved by Kavanaugh. Now, that hole you refused to let him heal will be empty forever.
It will never be filled with the love another." My father says and I just grin sadistically.
"No father you are wrong. My goal was not to be fixed but to be broken to the point of no return. I'm just that broken now Father. I will always be the one and only that people worship.
I am the one true goddess now Father. I must not share my throne with Death.
I have won and the mortals shall pay for their sins as I see fit!" I hear myself say and he shakes his head before returning to our Mother.
I smile as those who wanted Death so badly are condemned to live again as a new person with a worse life. And those who loved me are living a perfect life filled with peace and happiness.
This is what they deserve.