Sid was sitting next to an open fire slowly rotating an angel that he had victoriously beaten in battle just hours prior…still alive and heavily bound to the rotisserie including its wings, looking much like a stuck pig at a Hawaiian Luau. Despite the tight gag, the shrill squeal that it managed to get out through its apple tied tightly into its mouth…the apple causing the little angel almost as much pain as the flames from the fire obviously giving the demon pleasure and delight. Sid danced and jeered as he turned his rotisserie baking angel cabob. He poked it often with his long, lanky, pointy tail.
“This should get me great honors with the dark masters. I mean defeating an angel and then of course having devoured it too. I have sent an invitation out for the masters to witness this momentous event in Sid’s life. You of course whether you appreciate it or not are the guest of honor.” Sid sneered wide showing his horridly razor sharp teeth. ” I bet you taste delicious as young as you are.”
Surely the Divine power wouldn’t let the little novice angel meet such a foul and wicked end. Had its moment of hesitation lost it so much, or was it the fact that it was too anxious and could not wait to go into battle. It’s teacher the Archangel told it that patience was a virtue and to be too anxious could be more of a sin than it was helpful. Had it sinned so horribly that it wouldn’t be allowed entry back into heaven were the rest of its kin.
A foul and obtrusive wind began to rise. An even darker and more foreboding aura hit the air. An aura like nothing this little novice angel had ever felt in its young life or would ever likely get a chance to sense again. If the little angel wasn’t scared before, it was deafeningly terrified now.
A great bestial dragon appeared upon the night sky, swirling around and around in a circular pattern as it came closer and closer to the ground. At first it had to be twenty stories tall, but it kept becoming smaller and smaller, its red tall lanky body darted back and forth as if looking for a place to land. The shimmering moonlight revealed almost a pearling effect but in a rainbow of colors overlaying the primary red of the dragon.
The little angel had tried before to break free, was trying even harder now, but to no avail. Every moment with every second the great dragon coming closer and closer upon it, the little angel tried desperately to escape, but with no luck. As the dragon got closer, as it neared the narrow entrance of the tree tops in the clearing they were in, the slowly descending and shrinking form of the dragon started to twist and take shape into what appeared to be an angel, but no angel that the little angel had seen. Its face although twisted and warn was handsome. Its garbs were dark, and the tips of the wings were black instead of white like the rest.
“Master…” Sid lets out a shrill screech….”I’m honored you accepted my invitation.”
“Well, you did say you had captured an angel. The rest of the tribunal has had enough of you and your outlandish claims, but still I talked them into letting you have another chance Sid. However, you really disappoint me Sid. You brought me here for this.” The master scoffs pointing a scrawling bony finger at the tiny little angel. “It is but a fledgling. No wonder someone as loathsome as you managed such a horrendous feet of such magnitude…. to vanquish it so easily. It is but a child yet.”
Tears ran down the angel’s eyes and face. It was true. It was just a beginner that had bitten off more than it could chew. It had yet to learn patience as it had been reminded time and time again by the Archangel, which was its teacher, it had sinned time and time again, not listening to its mentor’s teachings, ultimately surrendering it to this horrid fate. Now it was obvious what its wins would award it. Its fate was sealed as it abandoned all hope and faith of escaping or being rescued. It now knew who stood before it.
As if reading its mind the master spoke…”Do you wish to live little one?”
It thought about it for a second, took a gulp, and nodded “yes” with tears running in streaming flows down its face.
Sid darted over as if he had some sort of say in the matter, showing off its intelligence right away it hissed at the angel, “Yeah right as if we would let you live, right master…an angel…hehehehehehe”
“Silence and be gone” the master shouted.
“But master…” Sid protested.
The master but blinked once and Sid burst into flames, and gone: never once diverting those golden reptilian eyes from the angel’s terrified gaze. His pupils were slits that ran up and down and the gold that encompassed them was frightful, as it appeared that ember flames see to protrude in and out from the pupils from time to time.
“So, you hope and faith are gone…yes…I can sense it. You tossed your patience to one side, and picked the road you were told not to venture, and now you are here. What a ridiculously, delightfully, sinful little angel you are…. just as all of those who are now here that challenged the Divine Power were once and still are. The master spoke.
Tears streamed down its face even more. It knew this to be true.
“You have two choices…I could devour you or you could just join us willingly…your choice? The later would be more fun, but with your sins, you will merely be recycled and make a nice little imp. Nothing really dies after all… I could kill you over and over…death is just a mere illusion…so is pain. An illusion placed upon our minds and spirit to help punish us for our sins.” He hissed as he knelt down to reach eye level a little more. “You will join us…I so much prefer it when angel join my cause on a more willing level. I’ll give you a high ranking despite your age and size and a tutor that can make you worthy of that title…Me…Buwhahahahaha. You will be my little pet. I promise you will be well treated, even more so than that tramp Lilith.”
She knew about Lilith. The stories were told far and wide of the original vampire once mortal, once promised to Adam as a wife. Her sins far outmatched even that of men, but who could blame her for feeling as an equal when both her and Adam were made from the dust of the earth…not like Eve who was made from his rib. From that day when Eve was made, women were supposedly subjugated to be ruled by men, not to be his equal, as Lilith had wanted. This is what the Divine had deemed.
Angels didn’t have this problem…only the Divine ruled. Everyone was neutral in gender in heaven. Why did the Divine separate them on earth? What does it matter? To defy the Divine Power lead to imprisonment, yet the Divine Power was also merciful. With this new revelation the little angel gained the courage enough to scream out in its mind as it new the creature before here once known as “Samael” but now referred to as Lucifer, Luci, Scratch, the Devil, and so many other titles, would definitely hear and understand it “Never, No, Not a chance…”
“Fine then” the master shouted as it transformed once more into the horrendous sized dragon once more with the sound of trees and bushes being toppled over, broken and limbs cracking. “Then you’ll be my snack! Angel sounds tasty this evening.” And with that the master gulped the little angel down in one giant bite.
As all hope had faded, the child like angel gobbled whole and gulped like a vitamin pill early in the morning, a bright light filled the evening sky. A hand reached out from the heavens and a gold dragon appeared and then transformed into a mighty archangel.
“Samael, the Divine Power has bid me to retrieve the child like angel that your demon Sid captured and tortured. It feels as though it has learned its lesson.”
“NO! It is mine. I devoured it already.” Samael hissed at the messenger of the Divine
“Yes, well, forgiveness is the Divine’s to give and take, not yours…you are still just a servant even if you are just a darker form of one…. just as I am a servant of the Divine…the redeemer of souls. Now, you will give back the child or I will be forced to take it by force.”
“No force needed today…” came a loud thundering roll from the heavens….”the soul will be returned now…”
“Never, it is mi…..ne….” Samael dragon body streaked back as if in pain or as if it had indigestion…”
“The soul is mine…” said the loud booming voice from the heavens…I have special plans for it. Michael is just here as an escort.” Now behave the heavenly voice bellowed as a bright light filled the air and the child like angel was lifted from the belly of the beast.
“I don’t understand…” said the little angel. “Am I not to be punished?”
“I think you have been punished enough, well for the most part. The Divine has a new plan for you. It is sending you to earth. You are exiled to spend your days there till you mature more. Only after you mature more will you be allowed to re-enter heaven with the rest of the angels. This is your punishment. Hell is much too harsh a punishment for you. The Divine power feels that you are capable of learning from your mistakes much more than the criminals here. This and earth are areas of learning, levels of consciousness that are set towards each spirits capability of learning. The Divine feels you will be much more suited for Earth.” The archangel Michael told the little angel.
“Is it scary?”
“Yes and no. Some days you will feel as if you were in hell itself, but it is much worse here in hell than on Earth, but it isn’t. Now let’s be off, you have a few choices of families ahead of you that the Divine has chosen. Chances are, you won’t like any of them, but you will get to choose the best of the few I show you.”
“I get a choice?”
“Yes, but this is a rare event, so choose wisely. This is one of many tests the Divine has chosen for you.”