And the angel fell to earth because he knew not what to believe.
It was not betrayal, but uncertainty that led him to his decent.
Lucifer was banished, and the war began.
Of all the angels in heaven he was the only one to question this war,
“My Lord, why must we fight Lucifer and his minions?”
An eternity went by and the battles continued,
but it was not the armies of heaven or hell who suffered.
It was the humans.
In the midst of the carnage the angel stopped his fighting and looked down upon the earth.
What he saw horrified him.
The bodies of the humans were strewn across the landscape
and the oceans were stained red with blood.
The skies had been darkened by the wings of God’s armada.
The screaming souls of the dead were lost in the darkness
and could not find their way to heaven.
In the distance, the Archangel Gabriel could be seen
preparing for yet another attack on the demons below.
Knowing that the Earth would not be able to take another attack,
the angel broke ranks and flew straight to the heavens.
” My Lord, I will not be ignored! This war must not be allowed to continue,
the humans are suffering and their souls are already lost!”
In a blinding flash of light which stopped both armies the Lord said
“What would you have me do? This war is for the souls of earth
if it is not won they are lost to Lucifer forever.”
“My Lord, the souls are already lost, without guidance
they will never find their way to Heaven.”
Suddenly, the Lord reached down and took the angels’ soul.
“Then you shall lead them to Heaven.”
Without his soul the angels’ wings turned black and began to shrink.
“Why My Lord?”
“From this day forth, your true name will not be spoken in Heaven nor on Earth,
you will be shrouded in mystery and I will hold your soul so that you may be able
to find your way back to the heavens with the souls of the lost”
As the angel fell to earth, his body began to transform into that of a large black bird.
The bird spread it’s wings and cried out with such a sound that all the souls turned
and followed it to the heavens.
To this day, the crow never rests.