As Heaven is Wide - Chapter 1As Heaven is Wide - Chapter 1 by FlyingCarpets
As Heaven is Wide
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Jaldabaot was very pleased.
For months he's been drifting in and out of awareness, managing to get a grip of himself for a while too short to rejoice, just before a will far greater than his own plunged him back into oblivion. He could not see, hear or feel anything then. And the recently very scarce moments of painful awareness that he was granted, were filled with agony, as his God-crafted body convulsed, trying to turn inside out appalled at the unnatural dark intrusion it had to endure time after time. In those moments, when Darkness let him be, everything that happened around his body, while his mind was elsewhere, came back to him at once, flooding his mind with conversations, visions and actions, none of which memories were pleasant.
Except for that recent one. The one that involved Frey being reduced to his knees, just before the angel of destruction was horribly mutilated by Mastema - the powerful puppet in Shadow's hands that Jald
As Heaven Is Wide - Chapter 2As Heaven Is Wide - Chapter 2 by Zlukaka
- Another Hero. Another Mindless Crime -
When you are stuck in an unfamiliar city in winter, at night, with no place to go to and no one to turn to, you don't really care where you're going, as long as the movement keeps you at least a bit warm. And when apart from all of the above, you also happen to be a Destroyer of Worlds, who received an order that turned your friends into your enemies and made you go rogue, it seems things just can't get any worse. But, as you might know, thinking that usually makes life prove you wrong.
And that's exactly what happened, when Daimon Frey wandered into a dark alley crowded with policemen, simply to get distracted from his own problems and because he was curious. The cars packed with law-enforcement and an ambulance appear to have just arrived, for their object of interest remains unmoved: a horribly maimed carcass of a mortal man with long black hair chained by the arms to two drainpipes, hanging few feet above ground. The humans
As Heaven is Wide - Chapter 3As Heaven is Wide - Chapter 3 by FlyingCarpets
- Slightly Mad -
Rudy smiles contentedly. He's just made sure for the sixth time, that everything was absolutely perfect. The intricate lines and shapes painted on the floor are so precise that they could been mistaken for work of Leonardo da Vinci, if only da Vinci was known for drawing pentagrams and other magical signs supposed to protect the summoner from demons and at the same time help him enslave them and make them do everything he pleased.
Which is exactly what did not happen the last time Rudy tried to perform the ritual of summoning. That time when a black, angry, crazy-eyed son of a bitch with feathery black wings came out from the circle like it was nothing more than a bunch of scribbles drawn by a five year old, and along with another jackass from hell made him do his bidding instead, which included running to the town for cigs, whiskey, some strawberry bullshit and other crap...
Luckily though, after over two dozen sessions with his shrink, Rudy re
As Heaven Is Wide - Chapter 4As Heaven Is Wide - Chapter 4 by Zlukaka
- One Last Hope -
Sticking to the roofs, while trying to come up with any decent plan of action, Daimon manages to somehow avoid the Kingdom's armed forces, that stubbornly patrol the streets below, searching for him. His wounds keep bleeding under the bandages his enemy was forced to provide and right now Daimon feels like the blood that escapes them freezes instead of coagulating. He is sitting with his back to a smoking brick chimney, hiding from the freezing wind and flexing his fingers and toes as much as he can to fight back frostbite. The weather has gone from nippy to downright arctic, making Daimon once again consider trying to get to another city on Earth, somewhere warmer for a time being. But his wings wouldn't carry him on such a long distance right now and going down to find a flying carpet to the djinnis that always literally buzz with rumors, would mean compromising his presence here to pretty much everybody.
On the other hand, he's well compromised alr
As Heaven is Wide - Chapter 5As Heaven is Wide - Chapter 5 by FlyingCarpets
- Eyes on Fire -
Drago wakes up without a single fatal wound. It turns out the Ravens of Death, or at least this particular still living specimen, are quite the morning birds, because Litiel is gone, having left the bed and comforter all at Gamerin's disposal. But the coat is still there as well, indicating the demon couldn't have gone very far.
The angel dresses, sticks his knives and guns into all the right places, and leaves the room.
He finds Litiel in the living room. The demon is shirtless, doing push-ups in the middle of the room. When the angel comes in, he stops exercising and gets up, nodding to the Sheolit. "Morning, Drago."
"Morning, Raven" He regards the one-armed demon with respect, then smirks. "No hangover?"
"None at all," the demon's face reflects Drago's expression. "Earthly alcohol is harmless. Even more so when you're used to drinks from the Depths."
"I bet. You never know what's with mixing them, though" Drago murmurs, amused. Strange things
As Heaven is Wide - Chapter 6As Heaven is Wide - Chapter 6 by Zlukaka
- White Devil -
Hearing an incoming call on his Eye of the Day, Drago pulls back into a desolate, quiet alley. He fishes the communicator out of his pocket and touches the surface with his finger. The crystal becomes solid black and then Litiel's face comes into focus.
"I think I know why you're calling," The angel reveals even before Litiel has an opportunity to open his mouth and say a word, "I 've just heard it too."
The demon's eyebrows rise and disappear under his fur hat. "News travels faster here than STDs through a brothel."
Drago doesn't seem to fully appreciate the fine humor though, knowing what news those are. Finding out about something like that first thing in the morning doesn't exactly leave a man cheerful and smiling for the rest of the day. "Six murders overnight." Drago says grimly, "Almost identical targets." The whole city is buzzing with rumors of the killings, even though the crime-scenes themselves have been already cleaned up by the local polic