I've had this story stashed away for a long time now and have not been able to come up with anything more for it. I was thinking of deleting it but maybe not. I'd like to continue. This is what I have so far. Please tell me what you think. And I will be describing Kira later in the story so please no comments about not knowing what she looks like. Arigato!

My body throbbed with continuous pain as I lay on the ground. I wheezed softly, not even bothering to open my eyes. I was completely beaten. For a demon I was pathetic. I couldn't protect myself at all. Whenever I tried to fight I always lost. And more often I almost die. I wanted to die this time. I was tired of it. Tired of everything. I hated myself for being so weak…..so useless…. I just wanted to drift off and never wake up…..

"My, my, don't you look awful." I heard a smooth voice say. I forced my eyes open just a little and tried to lift my head. I groaned as my head fell back to the ground closing my eyes again. "Giving up so easily are you?" I heard the person say again. I wanted to know who was taunting me. I opened my eyes again forcing my head up. All I could see was a pure black shadow with glowing red eyes.

"Who….who are you….? What do you want…?" I asked struggling to push myself into a sitting position. It was a lot easier said than done considering my condition. I gave up and just settled for rolling onto my back to look up at this figure. I hissed in pain as I lay on my back, my shredded flash touching the ground. I fought to look tough. I didn't know who this person was, but I refused to look weak in front of them. I did that enough in front of other people.

"Oh I'm just someone who wants to help you." The smooth voice said so casually.

"Help me…? Why would you want to help me?" I asked between gasps of pain.

"Oh I have my reasons." He said with a soft chuckle. A shiver ran up my spine at the sound of it. "I have a deal for you, my dear little girl." He said. He held his hands out. "I will protect you. You will never be harmed again. As long as you serve me." He said. I couldn't see his face other than his eyes but I could just feel the smirk on his face.

I bit my lip, cringing as my sharp teeth sunk into the split in my bottom lip. I wasn't sure what to do… I thought about it for only a second before closing my eyes. "Alright…. I accept. I'll serve you." I said. Not like I had anything else to lose, right? I groaned softly as I felt his arms go underneath me slowly picking me up. I was too weak to lift my head so I just let it fall back limply. I heard the man chuckle softly again. Yes….a man….I was sure by then it was a man.

"Don't worry, my sweet little girl. Rest now and I assure you you're wounds will be completely gone by the time you wake. Rest." I heard him say. His voice was so calming…..so soothing…. I could feel myself slipping into slumber though I really didn't want to. I didn't want to give in so easily….but it was so hard to. I heard him keep telling me to sleep until I finally just gave in and allowed sleep to overcome me and pull me into its depths.

I was slowly starting to come out of my slumber. My mind was still foggy but I was aware enough that there was a strong pain radiating throughout my body from the middle of my back. I whimpered and shifted but couldn't seem to move away from it. The more awake I became the more it hurt until I finally couldn't hold it in anymore. I screamed in agony. It was excruciating pain. The worst I'd ever felt. I felt a hand clamp down over my mouth, silencing my screams. I felt soft breath fanning my ear. My eyes flew open as I heard that smooth voice. I recognized it instantly. I'd have to be stupid to forget it easily.

"Now now, my sweet little girl. I know it hurts but just bear with it. I am almost done." He whispered into my ear, keeping his hand firmly over my mouth. It was then I finally noticed his other hand was planted firmly in the middle of my back. He was the cause of my pain. I shook my head trying to free myself from his incredible grip, but he only tightened it further.

I whimpered and writhed under him. I clenched and unclenched my hands slowly tearing up the flesh on my palms until my hands rest in small pools of blood. Unable to bear much more I viscously sunk my teeth into his hand. I knew right away I had broken the skin as his blood rushed into my mouth. I didn't care though. I bit down as hard as I could and he did nothing to stop me.

"It's time to let go now, my sweet." I heard him whisper in my ear. I opened my eyes, breathing heavily through my nose. The pain was finally gone. I let go of his hand spitting out the blood that had poured into my mouth and gasped.

"W-what did you do…." I asked trying to wipe the red from my lips only succeeded in smearing more of my own blood onto my face. I turned my head to look at him but still all I saw were those blood red eyes.

"Oh nothing much. I just gave you my mark. Now you belong to me fully, body and soul. Forever." I couldn't see it, but I knew he was smirking. I could feel that smirk. My eyes closed as I felt a hand run through my hair pushing it away from my face. "Rest again now, my dear. You will be well again when you awaken." He said. I didn't even bother to fight it this time. I closed my eyes and laid my head on the ground falling into blissful asleep.

I yelped as I was thrown onto the ground roughly, my head slamming against the ground. I hated our connection so much… I could feel his disappointment at my lack of improvement. I hated myself for failing him…. I closed my eyes as my head throbbed from the blow. I could hear him approaching me.

"My sweet little girl, you can't be dead can you?" I heard him ask. I scoffed.

"You would know if I was dead…" I mumbled as I struggled to sit up, his chuckle being my answer.

"Very true. And since you most certainly are not dead," His voice changed then. It became colder. Demanding. Frightening…. "Get up now. Fight me."

"….I can't…." I whispered. Even as softly as it was spoken I knew he heard. I could tell by the way his anger and disappointment radiated off him. He was a lot angrier now though. That was very clear.

"Get up. Now!" He growled. I cringed away from him. I hated to anger him….but this was just something I could not do. I was weak. He knew that. Yet he makes me fight so much. He nearly kills me so often. I gasped very softly as my back throbbed suddenly. The covenant… Of course he would invoke it. If I didn't do as told the first time he made me…. I sighed and struggled to my feet ignoring the throbbing in my head.

"There….I'm up….But I can't keep fighting, Master…" I said resting my hands on my knees. I looked at him with my hair covering one half of my face. My only visible blue eye stared directly into his red ones. I was being so stupid! This was practically a challenge. Daring him to make me fight. I was so asking for my ass to get kicked…

My eyes widened as I felt his hand wrap tightly around my throat. He lifted me off the ground nearly cutting off my breath. "Nngh…." I grasped his wrist struggling to make him let me go. It was useless. I was completely beaten.

He sighed and dropped me. "Very well. We are done. You may go, Kira." He said, turning his back to me. Kira….I was only called by my true name when he was either very angry or very disappointed. I was guessing now it was both. I had failed at fighting and had given up so easily. I couldn't see how he could bare to think about me with how much I must disgust him.

When he was out of sight I stood. I was angry….very angry. At myself. How could I be so weak? How could I let my master down? Such a disgrace I am. I clenched my fists. I couldn't continue to be a disappointment…. I would impress him. I would make him proud. I just had to try harder. And that's just what I would do.

I could see it clearly on his face. It was so obvious. It must have been pretty obvious on my face too though. The astonishment. He stared at me with those familiar red eyes full of shock. I stared at the long gash on his chest with shock clear on my face. It wasn't a very deep cut, but deep enough for it to bleed. I had done that. Me of all people! The weakest demon to ever walk in hell! I had wounded such a powerful demon, even if just a tiny bit! I couldn't help but grin as I met my master's eyes.

"Well well. It seems you have learned after all." He said as he looked down at his wound running his hand over it. I was amazed as the flesh healed instantly. He looked up at me and I could just feel his damn smirk.

"I've been practicing when you're away" I said shifting from side to side, expecting a surprise attack. I became very tense as he casually strolled over to me. As he raised his hand I couldn't stop myself from closing my eyes and flinching. I cursed at my stupidity and waited for him to strike me. I was surprised when I felt his hand rest on my head and gently ruffle my hair. I opened my eyes, blinking, and looked up at him. I could tell he was smiling at me.

"I'm proud of you, Kira. No more training for today. Go and rest." He then turned from me and walked off, disappearing into the darkness.

I breathed a sigh of relief as I allowed myself to relax. A grin slowly crept up on me and I laughed. I had been praised! I had impressed my master! I closed my eyes as I tilted my head back. As my happiness passed I became serious and opened my eyes. This was just the first time. He would expect more next time…. I'd keep working hard to please him. I had to.