All three arrived at Lilibeth’s house, namely Axel, Lucas, and Rain. And was surprised to see everyone present as if the meeting was actually arranged.They sat silently in the open living room. Lilibeth, Adam, Gabriel and Urie. The latter did not even bother to throw a glance at Axel. Who was caught red-handed by Lilibeth’s secret.“You all knew about this?”Adam was the first to break the silence. Looking at the newly arrived. Specifically, Rain. Who had that stare that says,And you are the one with the questions? How could you end up in your ex-wives house?“Urie-” Axel tried to talk to his lover. But was coldly rejected.“Where’s my brother?” Urie uttered not taking to account that Axel was talking to him. The angel stared directly at Lilibeth.“He’s still sleeping. Don’t worry, he’s in good condition. If that’s what you’re worried about.” Lilibeth can’t help but feel uneasy at Urie’s stare. It wasn’t a very warm one.“I’ll take him back now.” Urie stood abruptly. From which Axel
“Hey, hey,” Adam almost failed to grab Rain’s hand as the latter walked so fast trying to avoid him.“You should listen to me first.”“What? Are you frustrated that you didn’t get to bang your ex-wife? With everyone arriving soon then you expected?”Rain started throwing punches on his shoulders and chest. While trying to hold back his tears.Adam immediately pulled Rain close. And restrained his struggles.“You said you love me that night. Yet, I see you here at your ex-wives house?” Rain’s sobbing got buried deep in his shirt. As he hugged Rain tightly.“Since the beginning of time. Lilibeth and I never surrendered to each other. And that includes the ‘banging’.” he refrained himself from laughing.“ You are my first and my last, whether in the Garden of Eden. The drylands, and even if you’re reincarnated as a plant. I’ll forever love and take care of you and no one else.”Rain’s struggle began to subside. While his hand encircles Adam’s back.A smile suddenly crossed both their lip
Axel felt Urie’s presence approaching him from behind.“You don’t have to comfort me on anything. I just need alone time for myself.”He heard a gentle sniff. And a hug from behind caused him to stir.“I know I’m not the one that you loved first. But I don’t want to think that I’m just a replacement.”He turned to face the sobbing angel. And gently wiped the tears with his finger.“If I would have to choose between you from then and now. I won’t have to think twice.” he saw how fear engulfed Urie’s face. Waiting for his next reply.But as soon as he could utter a word. The angel Rafael appeared.“You two should come with me.”The others sensed another entity's arrival. Rushed to see who the uninvited guest was.“Angel Rafael.” Lilibeth suddenly dropped kneeling on the ground where Rafael stood.“Please, spare my son. He is not yet awakened.”“Rest assured Lilibeth, I didn’t come here for him this time. But if God so wishes. I have no other choice but to slay them both. So forgive me.”
A stream of tears ran freely from Urie’s eyes down to its cheeks. As Axel tries to pull his consciousness back out in every possible way. And right now, his love is his best option.Just when Axel felt that he was about to succeed. Angel Rafael and Michael appeared and pulled him away from Urie. And though he tried his best to set himself free from the angel's grasp. He was no match with his qualities being suppressed.He just watched as Urie continued along the path of reuniting with his angelic body.Gabriel on the other hand, had his head bowed down on one end of the room. Not being able to help his friends. He continues to tell himself over and over. That it is his duty. And God’s will as well.He clenched his fist. Hearing Axel’s cry calling Urie’s name over and over until there is no more.As Urie stopped in front of Muriel’s flowery bed. The yellow light that engulfed the latter’s body subsided.“No, Urie. Stop, don’t touch him.” Axel pleaded. But the one whose name was called.
Axel was caught unprepared for one of Asmon’s deadly attacks. Along with a slash from one of its claws. He fell unsteadily on his knees.He was about to be attacked again when Muriel stood to protect them both with a barrier. The latter later then charged to fight Asmon.Though badly wounded. Axel dismissed the thought of pain and helped as much as he can to contain the demon enemy. Luckily, their tag team worked. Leaving Asmon in a state of unconsciousness.The two stood awkwardly facing each other while catching their own breaths. After a fight that took almost all of their strength.“Does it still hurt?” Muriel cared to ask.And it somehow brought hope to Axel that Urie might still be somewhere trying to exist.“Are you really-,” he tried confirming but his words won’t come out.Muriel in a cold tone said to him. “The one that you loved doesn’t exist anymore. He’s only a part of my subconscious now. You know too well that you two can never be together.”It broke Axel’s heart more t
Muriel was somehow taken aback. How can a demon worry about his lover, even after losing him?With his life almost drifting away from him as well.Now, it is clear to him why he had to protect Azalel before. He believed in his good heart. Unlike any devil, he has ever known. Unlike its father Lucifer.“Very well,” Rafael turned to Azrael after binding Asmon. The latter stepped forward and thrust his hand on its chest. Ripping out the demon's soul from its human form. Which is Orith.The demon struggled and fought hard to stay in Orith’s body.Lilibeth came back upon hearing his son’s cries. Both the demon and its human form are hurting. That Azrael was forced to stop. Or else, both will perish.“Let me do it, I beg you.” Lilibeth appealed to all the Archangels.“I think it’s better that way. Let her do it.” Axel seconded. His time is almost coming. He wanted to be sure of the outcome first before leaving.Lilibeth gathered up all her strength and stood on her feet. Blood dripping all
A few weeks later.“Will he be alright?” Adam asked Gabriel who was silently sitting on Urie’s side of the bed.The latter, after crying so hard that day when Axel died. Rested to sleep for a long time.“He is pretty much drained both mentally and emotionally. And his spirit is weakening as well.” Gabriel announced.“Isn’t he completely healed after reuniting with his angelic body?”Adam cared to ask.“Although his body and spirit reunite. It hasn’t fully recovered. And by staying here on earth for the longest time. His heavenly body suffers from impurity.”“You’re saying, his love for Axel?”Rain motioned.“That’s just one of the reasons,” Gabriel explained. “Being human for more than twenty years. While experiencing all kinds of struggles. His heart became unpure, and so is his spirit.”Gabriel continued. “Even if he decides to go back to heaven. It wouldn’t be easy for him to ascend. Since he has broken a rule by setting Asmon free.”“Isn’t that good news? That means he can be togeth
Sarah was busy working her part-time job at a coffee shop. When her clock off-time arrived. She needed to get ready to attend school.“I’m going,” she said, getting ready to take off from work. When milk called her attention.“Can you come with me to a concert? My boyfriend stood me up. And I don’t want to go there alone.”She raised her eyebrows in Milk’s direction.“Are you seriously asking me to ditch my studies? Just to go to a concert with you?”“Aw, come on. I don’t have anyone to bring with me. Please?” she begged. “Just this once. I’ll cover for you anytime you want.”“When is that?” she immediately agreed. Even with money involved, she puts her study first and foremost. Especially now the exams are coming.“Next week. Our exams are finished by that time. You can come with me, right?”She let out a shrug.“Fine. But don’t bother me about anything like this anymore.”Milk’s head almost fell off with a continuous nodding.“You won’t regret coming with me, I promise.”That night.