Hello, gentle readers, here is Chapter Three of my story. It's a bit shorter than the others cos I thought it had a good place to end.

LILLY: I would like to take this opportunity to thank angstluvver and ruby101 for reading this through and checking all the mistakes and helping us with a few ideas. I would also like to thank randomunicorn and crystalhart for encouraging us to write more.

ANKH: AND THE COOKIES AND MUFFINS WERE VERY NICE

Yes, they have calmed her down a lot – thanks!

Disclaimer and warning: see previous chapters.

On with the story!

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Raenef mooched along the corridor, looking at his feet and thinking about what Chris had said. Sure, Raenef had known it was unlikely Eclipse would have feelings for him, but hearing it from someone else made it worse somehow.

He heard Erutis talking to someone. She sounded scared.

"No! I swear, I didn't-"

He got worried when her voice stopped. What had happened to her? Quickly, he ran to where she must have been, and was shocked as he saw Luna choking the life from her.

"Luna, stop! She's my page!" he called.

Horrified, Luna dropped Erutis, who fell to the floor, coughed, and inhaled a shaky breath. At least she was still alive.

Luna went into a full bow, forehead on the floor. "Please Lord, forgive me. I had no idea. I thought she was here to kill you. You must understand, I was only trying to protect you!" She was clearly distraught and sounded on the brink of tears.

Raenef went to Erutis and made sure she was ok. When he saw she was, he turned to Luna. "It's ok. You didn't know."

Erutis glared at him, nursing her neck, then sighed and looked at Luna, who was still bowing on the floor. "Yeah, just don't do it again."

Luna got up but kept her head down as a mark of respect. "Is there anyone else who lives here that I should know about? I don't want to end up killing one of your servants or friends," she said, smiling weakly.

"Oh yeah, there's Chris," Raenef told her. "He's about my height, with short black hair and three earrings in his left ear."

Luna shook her head. "Descriptions aren't helpful with me. It would be better if I met him."

Raenef nodded and teleported to the balcony where Chris was still sitting.

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Chris was contemplating what Raenef had said. He didn't hear the young demon lord approach, and jumped about six feet in the air when Raenef tapped him on the shoulder.

"Ah! Raenef! What do you want?" he asked, trying to avoid bodily contact with him.

"You gotta come meet the new girl. C'mon, I'll teleport you."

"No, it's ok. I'll meet her later," Chris replied.

"But you gotta come meet her now," Raenef insisted. "She needs to know who lives here so she doesn't accidentally kill you." At Chris' confused look, Raenef explained what had happened. Chris actually had to stop himself from saying 'kill the demon scum'.

"Ok," Chris said, standing up. "I'll go meet her. But I think I'll walk – teleporting makes me feel sick."

Raenef nodded and teleported off.

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On the way to meet Luna, Eclipse pulled Chris to one side.

"What?" Chris demanded, annoyed. Eclipse had crumpled his shirt!

"Don't tell Luna you're a Cleric," Eclipse told him. "She hates them more than you hate Demons. She'd kill you if she knew."

Chris' eyes widened. "Whoa, she really hates Clerics. Why does she hate them so much?"

Eclipse looked at him. "Why do you hate Demons?" he asked rhetorically. Smirking, he walked off, leaving Chris perplexed. Why did he hate Demons? Even more confused and slightly crumpled, he walked off to meet Luna.

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Haha, what do you think? See, Luna isn't that evil!

ANKH: UNLIKE ME MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

LILLY: Oh dear not again…

Oh well sugar seems to abate her. Now Chris has to meet Luna – will he fancy her too? And why does Luna hate Clerics? All this and more in the next chapters of Eclipse of the Moon!

LILLY: That was cheesy.

Hey I've always wanted to do a soap ending!

LOL r+r please.

© Lillyankh