Kore pondered that question for a moment. It didn't take a genius to see that Carmen and Kore carried very different vibes. Every five minutes of talking to the woman left the little devil wondering if she should be annoyed or amused by her... acquaintance's boundless energy. She had no intention of spilling the beans regarding what she was, exactly, but she could give the girl more than enough information to get a good idea of what was going on.
"Don't laugh but... I'm still not entirely sure what kind of threat that I'm going to be up against."
A truth. She knew full well that she was going to be fighting her father some day and all the demons that slipped out of his kingdom... but she legitimately had no idea what they'd be capable of or what they'd look like when the more powerful breeds could slip through.
"What I do know is that there's an evil building strength. Monsters slip through into our world every other day, and I've been doing my best to take care of the ones that I run into. They're demons, but they're not civil like you."
Kore looked up at Carmen as guilt began to build in her heart. She groaned as her head tilted back. If there was anyone to talk to, it had to be someone who was just as tainted as she was, right?
"Fine. Like US! They aren't like us. They fucking eat and rape people. I can sense them when they pop up, so I've been going out of my way to deal with them. I might've been a little off about you, but... you can't really blame me for that. Have you really never run into anyone who had a strong reaction to..."
She gestured towards the horns on Carmen's head, the red eyes, and then the... well, okay, abs were fairly normal, but still. She shook her head, then shrugged her shoulders.
"Anyway, the good news is, I'm getting stronger too. Maybe... Maybe not so much literally, as of yet, but... every once in a while, I wake up and find that I have a new power. No joke. I legit woke up one morning and found out I had a fucking pocket dimension. You've seen it, sorta. Like... hang on."
A black orb, much smaller than those she used to blink around, opened just in front of Kore. She reached in, rummaged around a bit, then pulled out a box of Poptarts. They were strawberry, of course, and not one of those overly-sweet, diabetes-generating, vomit-inducing "special" flavors. She was a devil, not a degenerate.
She tipped the open side of the box towards Carmen so she could pull one out if she wanted one.
"Probably not enough... protein in these for you, but you can have one. Anyway, I need to get better at fighting because... I think I'm going to have to fight... basically a god one day. And uh... I can't even beat you in a fight"
Kore forced out a laugh that quickly morphed into a depressed groan. People always told her that laying her problems out onto a table would help her to better deal with them and make her feel better. All this was really accomplishing was reminding her of just how many unknowns there were ahead of her.
"My stepdad has volunteered more than a few times to help me learn to control my powers as they come and become a better fighter, but like... he's a regular dude. A regular dude who has never had a fight in his life. I mean, he's the best dad I could ever have... so I don't want to break him, you know? But you!"
It took Kore a second to realize how that sounded.
"Well, I don't want to break you, either, I'm just... I think it'll be a long while before I could, so you might be much better help, you know?"