She remembered what caused the dome of her underworld to crack.
There's something in my underworld that I have to find before they do.
My offer to hide you in the underworld is always open.
As the sole living resident of the underworld with human origins, Gabriel was often reminded of how different he remained.
Mortal portals were like sunshine, the underworld the color of a storm cloud, and the portal to Hell blacker than Gabe's eyes.
The only way into the underworld is through Hell.
Past-Death, the original Deidre, felt no different until she stepped into the apartment she visited once before leaving her underworld in the hands of Gabriel.
In the underworld where she spent almost her entire life, there were two suns and two moons.
Gabriel bristled at the reminder that his own underworld had shut him out.
The portal to his underworld was grey; only yellow mortal portals and the black one to Hell were visible.
Tymkyn, the best tracker in the underworld, stood behind him, hands clasped and chest heaving.
"The dealers in the underworld are rebelling," Tymkyn said.
"How bad is it in the underworld?" he asked.
The underworld would open for him, when he'd conquered his challenges here in the human realm.
More importantly, the underworld accepted his appointment.
If what Tymkyn learned was true, the underworld itself was at war.
You can't rule the underworld if you have a soul.
How could you ever think you'd rule the underworld, if you didn't take it seriously?
Lost souls, shut out of the underworld, was the greatest nightmare for Death.
How did Gabriel get souls back to the underworld if he wasn't allowed there?
The underworld was cracked when she left; that much she remembered.
Perhaps when she lost her soul at the end of the week or maybe, if she could help him recover his underworld, she'd tell Gabriel then.
The souls crossed over into mortal lakes, after the dome of her underworld cracked, and she resigned.
It didn't respond like the ones in her underworld would.
The Lake of Souls in her underworld was always still.
What if the lake cracked, too, and the souls went the other way, out of the underworld and into the mortal realm?
They were caught in an impossible position: stay loyal to Gabriel and maybe never see the underworld again or deal with the Dark One to return home.
You act like you've been shut out of your underworld or your mate made a deal with Darkyn and turned into someone else.
It was about Katie, when she was in the underworld and you didn't know she was alive, Gabriel clarified.
I've got a handle on things, but the underworld is still closed to me.
Granted, he was Death, and she was offering a partnership running the underworld instead of deferring to him in his role in charge of the underworld.
Their attempt to dig a hole to the underworld failed, but at least they'd stemmed the flow of souls.
"I will destroy you and your underworld and anything else between," Darkyn growled.
"Permission to traverse Hell to get to the underworld," Gabriel said without hesitation.
"Permission to access and leave the underworld to claim my mate, with power intact, no interference from you, and no unwritten terms," the demon lord replied.
At the same time, he couldn't jeopardize the underworld more.
Andre can track demons in the underworld, right?
Whatever happened next, Gabriel prayed the underworld didn't throw him out.
It was going to be hard, maybe even harder than finding his soul in the underworld, but the opportunity was theirs for the taking.
"You made me choose between you and doing what was right in the underworld when I saved Katie and her daughter," he continued.
How is a sociopathic deity better at ruling the underworld than a compassionate human? he returned with no heat.
What if he couldn't have been with her unless he gave up his underworld and power?