Oh, this is a fun question. The demons in my world can shape-shift into gorgeous bodies, are usually rich, urbane…a catch for the perfect woman (that whole Evil thing doesn’t matter very much, does it?)
A few things that a demon would look for are:
1) She has to be beautiful.
Although demons don’t experience sexual desire, they do appreciate beauty. Sure, sometimes that appreciation can turn to envy, and then the demon will do anything he can to destroy that beauty…but if a woman is beautiful, he might take a second look.
2) It helps if she’s rich or of high social standing.
Demons aren’t a fan of slumming. They love luxury, and the power that comes with a good deal of money. So if they meet a woman who is beautiful and rich, a demon will probably marry her.
3) Not very sexual.
That not-feeling-sexual-desire thing can be a problem for demons. You see, they CAN get it up…but they don’t really enjoy sex. Many of them are good at it, though, because keeping a beautiful, rich woman happy in bed is the best way to keep her from questioning why he keeps cursing a group of people called “the Guardians.”
4) A doormat
Demons have plans, and they don’t want any woman getting in the way of them. If she keeps nagging and won’t be appeased by a good bedding, then it isn’t as easy to go out and rule a community of vampires, using them to kill humans. If she won’t do as she’s told, then one day she might walk into a room she isn’t supposed to enter, and catch the demon in his natural form—red scales, black leather wings, and horns—and try to tell someone about it. Then the Guardians might get wind of it, and the demon will find himself fleeing for his life, because the Guardians have big swords, and special Gifts that help them slay demons who are stupid enough to get involved with women who stand up for themselves.
5) Good, but gullible
Demons can’t help it—they like the good girls. They want the ones who want to save the world, the ones who don’t have a cynical bone in their bodies, the ones who always think the best of everyone. A demon might even fall in love with such a woman. It doesn’t really matter that a demon’s love is twisted and dangerous; if his love and corrupt nature happens to destroy the woman he’s with…well, there’s always going to be another (and the human would have died in fifty or sixty years, anyway).
6) Not a Guardian
Because Guardian women are too strong and too smart to fall for a demon’s tricks. And—horror of horrors—they like sex. Guardian men and vampires are much better suited to women like that.
So, let’s find out in the comments: are you the kind of woman a demon is looking for?
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