The mother placed a gentle kiss upon her child's head as she gently tucked him into bed, her fingers gently pressing the sheets around him.

The boy looked up at his mother, a smile on his face, as he asked "Will you sing me a lullaby?"

"Of course" was the gentle woman's reply before she began to sing.

It was a song taught to her by her own mother when she was a child. She often dreamed about the lullaby, wondering what it all really meant.

"Hush my child

Don't make a sound

Silent as the night

Or soon we'll be found

By the ones whose goal is for mankind to fall

Named the Millennium Earl

The destroyer of us all

Throughout all time

With his army of beasts

Nightmarish monsters

On our bodies they feast

Created of souls

Of ones we once loved

Now tied to this world

Torn from heaven above

What little hope left

Now lies with those

Our only saviors

The ones that God chose

Exorcists of the Order

A compass rose on their chest

Traveling the world

North, Eats, South and then West

Cleansing the world

Of the Earl's bad deeds

Never quite certain

Where their travels will lead

Apostles of God

Help save us all

The only ones left

To bring the Earl's downfall"

When the song was finished, the mother leaned over and kissed her son on the forehead. He was silent, never saying a word, and the woman thought that he was probably pondering over the lullaby.

As the woman turned away to walk out the door, she heard a voice behind her.

"You're wrong"

The woman instantly recognized it as her son's voice, but something seemed different about it. It seemed cold.

The voice spoke again.

"You're wrong. The exorcists won't be able to stop the Earl. The whole human race is doomed to fall"

Then a loud bang and the woman fell, dead on the floor. A loving mother, killed by her own son.

Rhode giggled with absolute glee. She pat the akuma boy on the head.

"Well wasn't that fun!"

Rhode looked down at the corpse of the dead mother, her smile turning more sinister then before. She gave a short little kick into the side of the corpse.

"Stupid human. None of you stand a chance"

As Rhode began to walk away, she began singing to herself. She sang the song that the mother had sang, but with a slight change in words.

"Hush my child

Don't make a sound

Silent as the night

Yet still you'll be found

By the ones whose goal

Is for mankind to fall

The Millennium Earl

The destroyer of you all

Throughout all time

With his army of beasts

Nightmarish monsters

On your broken souls they feast

Created of souls

Of ones you once loved

Now tied to this world

Torn from heaven above

What little hope left

Now dies with those

Your worthless saviors

The ones you God chose

Exorcists of the Order

A compass rose on their chest

Destined to lose

Even though trying their best

Traveling the world

Trying to stop the Earl's deeds

Choosing the path to their death

And ignoring our heeds

Apostles of God

You'll save no one at all

There's no one now left

To save mankind's downfall"


Just a short little thing. I had the idea of the poems, which I really liked, and I wanted to write something. I decided to write a short story, but if I have time, someday I'll probably write a real story using these poems again.