Not expecting that, huh?
Well, neither did Vincent. That mortician is a sneaky fellow.
Anelus is a bit of a mysterious person, I'll admit. But he is of a serpentine race. No, he doesn't have any scales (not that I know of anyway), but his behavior? You'll see later on. Anyway, he hails from a distant planet (haven't named it yet) where it's all doom and gloom so, of course he fits his job description. In fact, it runs in his family and therefore a business. And how did he know that about Vincent? Or was that just a huge bluff?
Vincent on the other hand... well, it's clear that he's not human. He is a Class I android, meaning that it is extremely hard for anyone, even the androids themselves to tell if they're actually machine or not; even if that's the case it's very subtle. For instance, his eyes have a slight glow to them and his irises have a slight ring about them. If you seen Gurren Lagann, something like Lordgenome's eyes. Believe it or not, his height too. Class I's are of average Terran height, and he's roughly 6'5". That's still sort of unusual height today.
That necklace that Vincent gives to Skuella? For androids, they have either some type of trinket, like a bracelet, necklace, ring, jewelery of that sort with them at all times. It's a symbol of love, of different levels, and appreciation. However, there is something about the pendant, the star of Xen...
And what's with this thing called Excelis? It's basically a super-mode, dependent on the android. But, most do not realize that they even have such a thing. And even if it is triggered, it's purely by accident. Vincent knows how; he healed himself from the damage he took, but at a slight price. There is certainly more to him, but after what Anelus did...
That part I actually had a little trouble writing. It was either to make it as bloody as possible or bloodless. I think bloodless worked. It's believable, for one, even there should be a lot of 'blood' considering Vincent's heart got torn out of him.
And hearts do have a role in Nightingale too, believe it or not. I still haven't worked that out either.
Questions? Comments? Concerns?