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Summery: The reasons to why he saved your life all those times were selfish; he just wanted peace of mind for himself. You were completely oblivious to this part, and with the innocence Yoongi was amazed to find you possess, you believed with your whole heart that all those times he helped you made him your guardian angel. Yoongi almost chocked on air when he heard you say that to your friend over the phone the first time you voiced your feelings, feeling like a total idiot for going those lengths for you. Demon!AU
Inspired by this prompt. It was meant to be a small, harmless piece and lol this happened.
Being a demon was actually a pretty challenging job. Human used to think it’s easy, just wondering around, possessing bodies and making them kill themselves or worse, kill others. All those stories are very nice, but false. Human heard of the existence of demons from strong hearted travelers who grew constantly tired from chasing beasts; of course those kinds of people won’t spill everything over beer at the local bar. The locals asked questions involving horrible deeds they didn’t want to associate with other humans, and when the travelers stared and drank more, they got a go to spreading such weird stories.
Now, Yoongi wasn’t a patient man to begin with, but when he hears ridiculous stories about his kind his blood boils. He frowned, wondering if he even had blood to boil. He was never hurt by demon hunters and he only heard stories of demons dying in a cloud of their own mist, but he never heard anything about demons shedding blood. Yoongi eyed the fork that stood in the small silver wear basket on the table in front of him, wondering if he should try his luck with it. It’s deeply doubted that this kind of cheap silver would even harm him, if he ever dared to try.
He reached his hand out and curiosity almost killed the cat right there. Luckily for him, you chose that exact moment to walk through the door.
Yoongi sighed and watched you as you took a seat at your favorite table at the little café, waving the barista who already knew you way too well to get your usual made for you. Yoongi watched the teenager behind the counter nod at you with a smile, hands already reaching for what he needed automatically.
The truth was demons didn’t walk around doing whatever they wanted. They had a purpose, a very clear one. Every generation each demon is given a name of a newborn human, craved with fire on the inside of their wrist. The demon then must find the human born into that name, and hunt them until they’re scared enough for the devil to be pleased. Sometimes it ends with the human’s death – from crossing the too-scared line, or suicide, mostly - and sometimes, it ended with a pleased demon that got to live a relatively peaceful life as the name on his wrist gets crossed off. When either of those options happens, the demon gets to live a short human life until their next target is born, usually decades older.
Yoongi craved to be at peace again. The thing is, he was good at being scary, and most humans that were chosen for him ended up dead. One girl got a heart attack on him, the boy tried to end his life about five times before he got it right. In his entire life, Yoongi got only two shots at being human. This cycle was somewhat strange to him, but that’s how Yoongi felt. That’s how most demons felt. He got to meet a few, unpleasant demons who just enjoyed getting their human into such despair they actually killed themselves willingly, those demons finding the devil in hopes of not living as humans not even for a second.
Yoongi never got that, actually. Demons can’t be seen by humans but they share the same world as them, it seems like an awfully lonely life. Of course Yoongi was a loner even in his human time, but he enjoyed the world as much as he could. He got to screw around and drink until he couldn’t feel his body anymore. He even had an episode of experiencing with different kinds of drugs, since he couldn’t take any as a demon. He lived the human life he was given to their fullest. That’s why he always made an effort to keep his humans alive after he’s done with them, handling them with somewhat soft gloves.