"I wish you would just keep quiet when I'm doing business with others." Shea's hand twitched as he spoke to seemingly himself. However, he was addressing the demon in his head. That's no fun, human. I like to play with your kind. So easily scared. "If you left us alone for just two minutes, I could get food so I can, I don't know, stay alive? If I die, you die." Hmph, was all that came from the demon in his head. Shea sighed, fixing the top hat on his head. He was traveling through a large city, where thankfully, the majority of the population ignored him and his crazy ramblings. It was harsh trade-backs with Aehs, the archdemon that possessed half of his body, but Shea couldn't really stop him from talking. In fact, the more Shea ignored him, the more Aehs chattered about how weak humans were. For once, he was staying quiet as Shea weaved through the crowd, feigning a limp with the cane at his side. He often faked a crippled limb to justify him drinking alcohol or finding something to soothe his fabricated pain, which dulled Aehs's thoughts and opinions about... everything. Aehs was completely aware of Shea's attempts to get rid of him, as well as truly rid the demon from his body. They'd been battling for control of Shea's soul ever since Aehs had first showed up almost a year ago. They'd come to a tentative agreement: once a week, Aehs could roam for a day, killing and sating his lust for blood and power. In exchange, he wouldn't try to completely take over Shea. Sometimes it worked, sometime it didn't. In that moment, Shea was only trying to get away from the crowds so he could have some sort of peace. He limped his way through the people, doing his best to avoid physical contact with anyone. If provoked by deigning to brush a human, Aehs would be more likely to attempt to show himself and kill someone. Next time, human, try to find a better location. These humans are stupid and incompetent. "You think every human is stupid," Shea muttered, lowering his head to keep his eyes away from the crowd. The poor young man limped into a gap between two large buildings, temporarily escaping the crowd. The cool shade allowed him to breathe and calm the burning thoughts, courtesy of the demon. Yes, you in particular. You could allow me to do what I wish, and we could be rid of these ones entirely. "No, because everyone else around here is carrying a burden, and some of them just might be stronger than you." You doubt me, pitiful sack of flesh. I am the strongest, and I will take over. "Yeah...," Shea breathed, rolling his eyes as he leaned against the wall, "you do that." The growl in his head made him wince, but there were people glancing, and he kept his gaze lowered. The last thing he needed was to provoke Aehs, which happened no matter what he did. It was only a matter of time. On top of that, he only had two days before his agreed time with the demon, the entire day where Aehs was unleashed upon the world to slay and sate his lust for blood and death. Shea could only hope he was far away when that time came.