Author's Notes: Here's another story for everyone to enjoy! To those following my other stories, the next chapters are still being written and will be done soon. I'll upload it immediately when it's done, so here's another fic to help you pass the time! Do review!

Chapter 1

"Riordan." Lothaire called and he looked up.

"Yes, My Lord?" He asked.

"I have something I would like you to do." Lothaire replied.

"And that differs from any other time you call me how?" He asked.

"True." Lothaire replied.

"Well, what is it?" He asked.

"I would like you to drag someone down here." Lothaire replied.

"Who?" He asked and from the flames, he saw a man.

Copper hair and green eyes... He looked kind, so why would Lothaire wish to drag him down? He looked like a young man, probably in his 20s.

"His name's Grigori. I want him down here, so kill him and drag his soul down. It's been long overdue." Lothaire replied.

"He doesn't look like he's done anything. What'd he do?" He asked.

"Killed his parents. Oh, and his aunt, uncle and two cousins. All in one night." Lothaire replied off-handedly.

Well that was surprising to say the least.

"Now how did he manage all that?" He scoffed, although he already had an idea as to how.

"Simple. He made a deal with me for the power to kill them. So go retrieve him for me." Lothaire replied.

"As you wish." He sighed.

He was used to his job. He'd done this for centuries and why would this one be any different? Another day in the life of Riordan. Another day to maul another person and drag their sorry soul down to Hell.

"Grisha? Are you alright?"

He looked down to see his precious little sister looking up at him with worry, having tugged on his sleeve to get his attention and he smiled.

"I'm fine Sasha." He smiled, ruffling her hair.

"But Grisha looks so tense." She said adorably, hugging the stuffed bunny he'd gotten her for her 4th birthday.

He had to admit though, the bunny looked smaller on the shelf. However, now that she held it to her small body, it was pretty big. Heck, it was the same size as her body, if she were headless that is. Well, she loved it and always hugged it, so that was what mattered.

"Grisha... You're spacing out." Sasha said, tugging on his sleeve again and he looked down at her and smiled.

"I'm fine Sasha. Your brother's just getting old. Old people tend to stare off into space." He said.

"Just like Mrs. Harrow? She stares at nothing all the time!" Sasha exclaimed as though she'd just understood it, even when she'd got it all wrong because the old lady was really blind.

"Er... I guess so." He replied.

Might as well humour her. It was pretty fun for him anyway.

"I see... That's so sad." Sasha said thoughtfully and he chuckled.

Yup, it was gonna be fun.

"Did you finish your homework?" He asked and she grinned.

"Yup! I did it just like you told me too!" She replied excitedly and he smiled.

"Show it to me and I'll check it." He said.

"Okay!" She said and ran off and his eyes widened as he saw that she was on a direct path to... the door.

"Sa... Nevermind." He said as she ran right into the door and fell to the floor.

She held her nose in pain, tears welling in her eyes and he chuckled, walking up to her and moved her hand from her nose which was bleeding and he pulled out his handkerchief and held it to her nose.

"There, there. Don't cry Sasha. It's fine. You do it all the time anyway." He said.

Which was true. She tended to walk into things really. And trip over things. Oh and... Well she was just clumsy. She could even trip on air.

"Grisha!" She said and he laughed.

"Sorry, I couldn't help it." He said and hugged her.

"You're so mean..." She pouted and he kissed her on the top of her head.

"Big brother's so sorry Sasha. How about I bring you out for some ice-cream tomorrow and we'll spend the whole of tomorrow doing everything you want?" He said and she grinned, nodding furiously and he smiled.

He needed to treasure whatever time he had left with her, because he knew his clock was ticking.

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