Dragon of the Eldritch
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"I'm sure you all have questions given the past twenty-four hours."
Rias kept up a calm yet stern face as she stood before her peerage of Akeno, Kiba, and a now less pale Koneko.
"Well, considering all the gossip going on about the new girl being a girlfriend to one of the Perverted Trio, I'm sure we're not the only ones," Akeno stated in an attempt to lighten the mood.
The lack of smile on Rias's face sobered them all relatively well.
"As you all know, there are many different factions among the supernatural community," Rias remarked. "Aza Rabufuto is a being from one faction that rarely interacts with the Devils, or any others for that matter; The Eldritch."
Koneko flinched while the other two looked surprised, "Not to be too blunt, but as in things like tentacle-space monsters?" Kiba asked for clarification.
"Honestly, yes. Unlike the rest of the supernaturals on Earth, they are entirely otherworldly in origin. Just like the Eldritch are with the majority of humans, they often don't care for our affairs unless their paths are crossed," Rias explained.
"How did that pervert get involved?" Koneko asked suddenly.
Rias sighed. "We have no idea. All we know is that Issei Hyoudou is somehow an interest to the Eldritch and that we all should avoid the ire of Aza Rabufuto at all costs," Rias explained.
"Rias, who is she, really?" Akeno asked in concern.
Koneko looked up at that. "Her name is-"
"Don't!" Rias cut in quickly, sighing at their looks. "That's another thing. Saying the name of an Eldritch, especially a deity, is to draw their attention. Most of them are ancient, predating all known life on Earth, and their powers are...strange to say the least, their minds alone having power and their true presence reduces most humans to insanity."
Koneko paled harshly at that. "Rias, I-"
"It's okay, Koneko," Rias assured gently. "Technically speaking, Aza is one of the exceptions. She seems to ignore whenever her name is casually invoked or just doesn't realize when it is. That said, it's better safe than sorry while she is here."
"But couldn't the Great Satans inquire to the leaders of the Eldritch as to why one their own is in Gremory Territory?" Kiba suggested diplomatically.
Rias gave an empty smile. "That would be easy in theory, seeing as the Queen of the Eldritch just transferred to this school."
Dead silence greeted her as Koneko turned white as a ghost. "A God-Queen...is dating Issei Hyoudou?" Akeno summarized slowly.
"In the shortest terms, yes," Rias agreed, giving them all one of the most serious looks they had ever seen from her. "Aza Rabufuto could easily destroy this entire planet if provoked. Once my brother finds out she's here, he might just order us all back to the Underworld for our own safety. I only wanted to stay when I thought retreating was premature, but the situation accelerated rather rapidly with someone like her on our door step. That said, I'd rather not draw anyone's attention by disappearing all of a sudden. Not to mention we need to get Gaster ready to leave when we do," she explained before taking a breath. "Any questions?"
"Should we be at all concerned about the human students?" Kiba asked, feeling both awkward yet concerned. "Because I heard this Aza is less than thrilled with the insults about her...boyfriend."
"Kiba, I say this with full honesty: there is nothing we can do to help them if She becomes displeased with them," Rias explained solemnly. "Sona is already giving a similar speech to her peerage. If you have any unfinished business, I suggest getting it done within the next day or two."
"...Why weren't we ever told about this?" Koneko asked with a scowl.
Rias almost flinched, looking apologetic. "Because we didn't think it would be an issue. Sona and myself only know about the Eldritch as a formality, not because we ever expected to have a serious run in with any of them. If there's nothing else?"
Everyone shook their heads, Kiba and Koneko leaving as Akeno approached her King. "Are you alright?" the half-fallen asked in concern.
"No, no I'm not," Rias remarked with a long exhale as she leaned against the desk. "I thought I was being rational, standing my ground and choosing to stay after I first heard that name. I thought Sona and I could be the ears on the ground, keeping an eye out for anything happening here. Now that she's here and definitely knows who we are, I'm starting to think I was just an arrogant fool, who couldn't swallow her pride to protect her friends."
"Rias, you know that's not true," Akeno remarked sternly. "You're not a coward, so of course it's in your nature to hold firm and adapt to struggle. That's part of what makes you great. But I know, if you thought the situation was truly hopeless, you'd make the right decision for everyone," she assured, putting her arm around Rias in a hug before grinning. "Besides, who would have imagined someone so important would ask out one of the Pervert Trio?"
"Haha, I suppose you're right," Rias said with a grateful laugh, before her expression turned pensive.
"I know that look, Rias. What is it?" Akeno questioned curiously.
"I'm just...I know Koneko should be okay, but if something happens, just...I'm debating if I shouldn't ask Azat- ask Her for help," Rias explained with a scowl.
"I don't need to tell you, but that might be a bad idea," Akeno mused before looking thoughtful. "But what about Issei?"
"What?" Rias looked to her with a furrowed brow. "Ask him for help?"
"Ask him to deliver the message. He might be a pervert, but he never came off as a particularly terrible person," Akeno pointed out. "Though, more to the point, I meant "I" should ask him on your behalf."
"Akeno, I'm not going to use you as a test dummy to see if I'll get smited for talking to him," Rias remarked with a deadpan look.
"Yes, well, I'm pretty sure your brother might kill me if you died in the attempt," Akeno pointed out with genuine concern.
"My brother wouldn't do th-"
"I meant in grief stricken rage," Akeno amended.
Rias opened her mouth again before closing it. "Point taken," she reluctantly admitted. She knew her brother loved her, that her whole family loved her. And while Sirzechs was normally very good at remaining in control of himself, one never knew how others would handle such grief until it came. "I'll think about it, Akeno. I just...don't want any more of you endangered because of me."
Akeno nodded before humming. "So, do you think this will accelerate or stall the Phenex issue?" she asked, somehow both delicate and blunt.
"I have no idea," Rias admitted, massaging her temple. "That could go either way and I hope I can make it swing in my favor,"
School had went and ended relatively pleasantly; relatively in the sense that the girls were no longer trying to insult Issei in front of Aza. Thus, none were unknowingly risking their sanity and souls by provoking her. Issei called that a victory.
But there was one big question he realized had to be asked.
"You want me to meet your parents?" Aza asked in surprise.
"Well, yeah. We're...well, I wouldn't say married just yet, but I'm just going to call it engaged?" Issei guessed uncertainly.
"It's a fitting concept for us at the moment, yes?" Aza answered as she wondered where this was going.
"Yeah, well, as far as the not-supernatural side of the world is concerned, we're dating. That includes my parents, because explaining us being married would mean explaining...everything," Issei pointed out, Aza nodding in perfect understanding. "So, for right now, I figured I should introduce you to them as my girlfriend. Partially so you can get to know them, but also so nobody has to keep rewriting their memories every time you come over."
"Yog and I don't take anything important out, just what they probably would want to-" Aza stopped at the look Issei was giving her. "I understand, I understand. You would rather not have the minds of those that brought you into the world tampered with more than what is absolutely needed."
"No offense, but do you really?" Issei asked without a hint of judgement. "Cause, seriously, I understand some things are a bit harder for Eldritch to grasp. I'll admit I'm a bit confused on the leaps between subjects you do and don't understand, but that's beside the point."
"Oh no, I actually have experience with this. As a bystander," Aza assured, looking off over her shoulder, seemingly at nothing. "Yog felt bad messing with her parents' memories when she was younger, before she realized she was doing it all the time. She'll never admit it, but the idea that time is linear for most beings really baffled her when she was young."
"Yog's parents," Issei remarked with a distant look of his own. "Scary to think about, but glad you understand. So, do you want to meet them?"
"Noooot especially," Aza said with a sheepish look. "I'd rather wait a little bit, if it's all the same to you. Otherwise, I get the feeling I'm going to make a fool of myself."
"You're the Queen of the Eldritch, and you're worried about embarrassing yourself in front of two everyday humans?" Issei asked, skeptical yet amused.
"They're not "everyday humans," Issei! They're the parents of my beloved! That instantly makes them important- you know, unless you had a bad relationship with them. Then I wouldn't care. But I think you don't, so I do," Aza explained, tilting her head. "Am I making sense?"
Issei blinked, making sure he followed those sentences correctly before shaking his head clear. "Yes, I have a good relationship with my parents. They're not exactly thrilled with me and my perversion all the time, but I love them. I'm sure that Eldritch parents have trouble with their kids sometimes, right?" Issei asked with a small grin.
"R-right," Aza answered, hiding her sheepishness. 'Shut up you two, I can hear you both laughing across space and time!'
"If you don't mind me asking, what are you worried about exactly?" Issei asked curiously.
"It's like you said, I don't exactly have this "pretend to be human" thing pinned down yet. If I do it now, I'm sure they'll just think I'm a weird and not good daughter-in-law material," Aza stated before looking very concerned.
"Oh, that? Don't worry, I have an easy solution for that, when you're ready," Issei said confidently. "We just tell them you're foreign."
"Eh? What do you-Oh. Oh! Oh, right, humans find humans from other parts of the world strange," Aza realized in relief. "I think it's called Culture Shock?"
"Not exactly, but close, I think," Issei said with a shrug.
"Though, why would your perversion be a problem with your parents? I know you don't have any interest in your own mother," Aza stated curiously. "Don't most human parents desire grandchildren?"
Issei grimaced heavily at that mental image. "Okay, never bringing up the Oedipus topic again, please. As for why, like I said, it's a human thing. Especially here some times. Most see it as inappropriate to be a pervert and my parents are worried I'll end up a loser and alone for the rest of my life."
"Humans are weird," Aza murmured with a sigh before smiling encouragingly. "Well, if it makes you feel any better, one day you'll be able to peek on anyone you want without being caught-EGH?!," Aza stated, exclaiming in alarm as Issei grabbed her by both shoulders, staring into her eyes with an extremely serious look. "What? What'd I say?"
"Aza, what did you mean by that just now?" Issei asked with a glint in his eyes.
"Umm, well, Eldritch Gods can peer clear across the universe, and I'm assuming you'll focus that ability towards spying on beautiful naked female mortals?" Aza asked, like it was obvious.
"And when do I learn that power?" Issei asked as if it was suddenly the most important thing in the universe.
"Huh. Is this is what it feels like to be intimidated?" Aza asked curiously before smiling lewdly. "Feels kind of nice."
"Aza, don't try to distract me with sexy bedroom eyes," Issei retorted with determination.
"I'm not, just enjoying- well, whatever this feeling is. My knees feel shaky and my spine is quivering. As for when, I don't know?" she answered with a shrug.
"Ah well, something to look forward to," Issei said with a resigned sigh. "So, what shall we do for the rest of the day?"
"Well~" she started with a seductive smirk. "I did say I was going to murder your virginity."
Issei grinned stupidly with a small blush. "I-I thought you said this weekend?"
"By the weekend, Beloved," Aza retorted with a half-lidded look. "So, what do you say? Shall we continue where we left off?"
"I'd love to, Aza," Issei said, his face melting into annoyance as he glared behind them. "If you don't cockblock me this time, Yog!"
The time-goddess just grinned, standing in what had been an empty street behind the couple. "You wound me, My King," she said with an overdramatic bow, hand over her heart- or where a human's heart would be, at least. "I'm just here to help."
"In the way that amuses you best," Aza stated with her own blank stare. "What is it, Yog? Did you come to rush some of Issei's decision?"
"No, no, nothing like that." Yog assured with a wave, eyeing Issei up and down for a moment. "Though, I see you're getting well acquainted with the Goch."
"Goch?" Issei repeated in confusion.
"Your dragon's full name, Ddraig Goch," Yog answered, glancing at the hand the gauntlet rested within. "I see you'll have some draconic themes in your future."
"Not even sure I want to know what that means," Issei stated warily.
"Mostly you do, but you don't. Because that would ruin the surprise," Yog stated with a giggle as she spun the blade of her sword between her fingers. "Honestly though, I came for you, My Queen."
"What happened?" Aza asked with a sigh. "It's not the twins again, right?"
"Twins?" Issei repeated, unable to hide his interest.
Yog just shook her head. "Oh no, they're still locked up in the Eye of Jupiter," she answered. "Someone dropped a dhole on Kr'llyand, and E'lior is obviously preoccupied. She was hoping we could send someone to deal with it for her."
Aza sighed. "Can we just warp Hiana there and let her deal with it?"
Yog smirked dryly. "As effective as that is, I don't think E'lior would appreciate coming home to deal with that one. What about Utftangshasut?"
"You're kidding, right? Do you want to ruin his vacation, for a dhole? We'd never hear the end to his grumbling! What about Aftlhaangunaga?"
"You're...kidding, right?" Yog asked in actual surprise and disbelief. "Please tell me you're joking?"
"What, they can do it," Aza stated confidently.
"I'm not doubt they can, I'm doubting E'lior wants that forest planet turned into a death world!" Yog stated in alarm.
"What about just sending Yad?"
"Yad?" Yog repeated, her eyes glazing over for an instant. "Well, she seems to be free, so I guess she'll be able to do it."
"You couldn't have come to that conclusion yourself?" Aza asked with a raised eyebrow.
"I could, but I thought your hubby might enjoy learning a little bit about the rest of the Eldritch Community and its issues," Yog stated, causing them both to stare at Issei, who was wearing a fairly interested look on his face.
"I'm mostly impressed those names don't hurt my brain when I try to remember them," Issei remarked with a shrug. "I'm guessing a dhole is bad?"
"They're a planet-infestation problem in the form of...think of something between a worm and snake, but giant," Yog explained, getting a grimace from Issei. "Yeah, we all have the same thought about them. Well, take care you two! Enjoy losing your V-card, loverboy!"
She cut open a portal and vanished, leaving Issei blushing as Aza held his arm with a small smirk on her lips. "So...I'm probably going to have to learn a lot about the other Eldritch, I'm guessing?" he answered, scratching his cheek.
"Seeing as you'll be one of us, I'd hope so," Aza agreed as they continued walking to his house. "But for right now, the only Eldritch I want you to learn about is me. Intimately."
Issei cracked a smirk at that. "Don't you mean, Intimidatingly?"
"So, you finally came down off your fluffy clouds?"
Two men stood in an apartment, one with short hair of black and yellow who was smirking, the other pure blonde with a small smile and perpetually sad eyes.
"It has been a long time, Azazel," the second man said fondly.
"Well, I would have invited you for a drink, but even if the ceasefire wasn't so tense, I doubt you would have accepted. Right, Michael?" Azazel joked while taking a drink of his iced alcohol, motioning for his former ally and technical enemy to take a seat. "I take it that you being here means that the rumors are true."
"The Queen of the Eldritch has descended upon the world of men, yes," Michael answered with a troubled frown. "Have you spoken with the Satan Lucifer?"
"Yes, but I heard the tales ahead of that. Whatever happened loosened some lips among my more...bold subordinates," Azazel answered with a frown of his own. "We used to have a few allies among the Eldritch. Did they say anything?"
"The only warning we received was this: The Center Has Found Her Center," Michael answered with a headshake. "We didn't realize even what it was hinting at until Sirzechs informed us."
"Oi, always with the roundabout, prophetic way of telling you things," Azazel grumbled. "So, what do we do?"
"Besides supposedly retaliating against Fallen Angels, she appears to have made no overt move. Her only interest on this world so far has been a mortal by the name of Issei Hyoudou," Michael explained.
"Issei Hyoudou. I'll have to look into that. Still, I don't think this action was hidden so much as unplanned," Azazel informed, swirling his drink. "The Fallen have an...interesting relationship with cults, Eldritch or otherwise. Not only did we not hear anything through the more tentecled grapevine, the cults started stirring only after the Eldritch Queen arrived. She didn't just come unannounced; she came without warning her fellow Eldritch."
"If that is true, it is most troubling. One like her doesn't just arrive without rippling every pool even remotely close to her being," Michael remarked. "We can only hope to avoid drawing her attention, or her wrath."
"No, you can, my friend. I have to sort out this issue of what happened between her and my Fallen before one of her underlings decides our dismembered wings would be a good offering to her," Azazel stated with a frustrated sigh. "Luckily, I have...something that might help appease her, if I need to. Or, fuck, even if I don't need to."
"Something? Or someone?" Michael asked knowingly.
"You already tossed her aside for your "greater good," Mike, you can't really complain," Azazel retorted scathingly.
"Nor would I," Michael accepted. "We may have to abandon the World of Men all together."
"As much as I hate to admit it, you might be right. All the factions moving out and letting the Eldritch do their business, hoping they'll leave before someone steps on an appendage might just be the smartest thing. Still, I don't like it and I'd rather not jump ship just yet," Azazel remarked, taking a long, last sip of his drink. "That just leaves one problem."
Michael nodded. "Anyone foolish enough to intentionally provoke the Eldritch and their Queen...or anyone discontent and desperate enough to deal with them."
"This all started near Kuoh, right?" Azazel asked rhetorically, rubbing his eyes. "I honestly feel bad for Sirzechs and Serafall. Their little sisters are there, right in the center of anything and everything that could go wrong."
"There is one silver lining," Michael remarked with a smile that could almost be called coy. "I doubt any of the three factions will be interested in restarting the war anytime soon with this going on."
Azazel let out a short laugh, agreeing and enjoying the irony of it all. "Issei Hyoudou. Just how are you involved in all this?" he wondered curiously.
Eldritch Lemon Warning!
"Ohh, Issei, yes!"
Aza moaned beneath him, her body pressed against a hard yet squishy purple substance that covered the landscape…the sky a misty green with three moons or planets observable through the atmosphere. Plateaus of impossibly curving nature doted the strange sea, with long and bulky beasts floating in the distance.
But Issei paid no heed to any of that, focusing instead on the withering female beneath him, taking her supple breast into his mouth, suckling it as if he were a lamprey.
"By my throne, Beloved...," Aza whispered in need, arching her back into him, her hands running over his bare back.
Issei only faintly wondered when Aza got such long claws. Or when his backside was covered in ice.
His right hand trailed down her slim backside, his middle and index fingers lengthening and reshaping into tentacles, slithering into the crack of her rear, probing and wiggling against the rosebud.
"Ohhhhhhhh!" Aza moaned as his digit entered her, pushing his head away to look him in the eye with a smirk. "How naughty, Issei~" she purred, eyes glowing with otherworldly delight. Bits of her face grew spikes and insect like carapaces.
Issei licked his own far-too-many teeth as he felt a tail, which Aza didn't have before, reaching up to curl around his balls, squeezing and kneading them. He moaned at the unexpected and incredible pleasure, grinning as Aza flipped him onto his back, her very shadow holding him in place, leaving feather-like kisses on the back of his neck.
Aza took a deep sniff as she straddled his waist, a primal rumbling in her throat as their bodies became less and less human. "You will be King of the Eldritch," Aza promised sweetly, teasingly. "But for tonight, you are just my Beloved, and I am just your Aza," she said, leaning in. "And I promised to murder your virginity, did I not?"
Issei was acutely aware that his mind had warped, fractured and healed itself over the course of this experience. But he also absolutely didn't care the slightest bit.
Aza's eyes widened before fluttering in delight as he lurched forward against her hold, seizing her lips. She startled, giggling and then moaning as she felt his former pubic hairs turn into tentacles, reaching to taken her lower lips as well.
She pulled back with a hazed look in the four…no, six eyes. "But I must say, for being sooooo new to this, you are incredibly gifted with this body of yours," she praised.
"What can I say?" he asked with a voice that only faintly sounded like his own, his vision trailing over her body in all its dark divinity. "I have some great motivation."
Their bodies met.
And mad souls across the cosmos gave praise as the Daemon-Sultana lovingly crowned her eternal Sultan.
End of Chapter
And there you go. No cockblocking. And a lot of people running around trying to avoid stepping on tentacles. All names mentioned by Yog and Aza are from my Love Azathoth CYOA, so don't worry if you can't find them with google.
Hope you all enjoyed the lemon. If it felt like a drug trip, good, it was suppose to.
Merry Christmas! Or, Azathothmas, I guess. Azathomas? Azathomas works.
Until next time!
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