Heaven's Not Enough 002: White ScarfIt was a gift from her father, and she remembers him every day when she drapes the white length across her shoulders, wrapping it a few times around her thin neck for good measure.
The Windy City is always cold.
She remembers him when she is late home because of a blizzard that sneaks in, with the scarf keeping the bare chill from her shoulders, and she pretends that the folds of white cloth are his arms around her body, even though she cannot feel the cold.
She is not entirely human, but that does not mean she cannot yearn for warmth.
Heaven's Not Enough 001: Gates of HellThey are wrought iron: black metal. They look pointless as they stand alone in the center of Millennium Park, nary a fence or wall or structure in sight for them to reach out to. A series of obsidian bars that twist into odd shapes…you can see between the gaps, of course, but the sight is unseemly. No one really wants to look.
Impossibly, the rest of the world around the gates is mottled in a blanket of snow, white and pristine, but through the bars you can see the faces of the Damned and of the Demons that keep them inside.
The gates open once per year, and on that day, things pass between Earth and between Hell. The things that come are far worse that the things that go. One might say that there is evil in everything that passes through the Black Gates, but arguably there is evil in everything.
Yet sometimes, in the Demons and in the Damned, there is also good.